Adopt a Pet “Black Friday Cuddlebuster” Event

Adopt a Pet On “Black Friday Cuddlebuster” Event with Animal Welfare and PetSmart Charities
Give a shelter pet a home by adopting during Black Friday Cuddlebusters” at Lucky Paws and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center. Adoption center doors at these two locations are opening to the public Friday, November 26. Bring your family and find your purrfect match! To view our available pets, visit our Animal Welfare Department will waive the fee that is typically charged for adopting pets, while keeping all other adoption policies in place, including thorough match-making procedures and background checks. Each adoption will include spay or neuter, a microchip, required vaccinations, and one free initial vet visit. For dogs you will receive one free dog training class.

* Lucky Paws, 6600 Menaul N.E. in Coronado Mall, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Everyday Adoption Center, 350 Eubank Blvd. NE in PetSmart, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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District 5 Holiday Drive

Greetings District 5 Community Members,

In lieu of a District 5 Open House this Season, Council President Borrego is conducting a sock, hat, scarf, toys, and non-perishable foods drive for those less fortunate.  Donations are accepted at the Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center (4900 Kachina NW, Albuquerque, NM) and will be accepted November 18th– December 15th.  Donations will go to the Westside Emergency Housing Center.  Thank You for your consideration and wonderful generosity.

Happiness to you this Holiday Season*


Susan Vigil, Policy Analyst
Council President Cynthia D. Borrego, MPA, District 5
505-768-3189 (office)
505-917-5197 (cell)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event November 13th


The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division; Solid Waste Management Department; Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection event.

Residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste on this drop-off day.  Examples of household hazardous waste include those items that can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate the skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).

WHEN:  November 13, 2021 from 10am to 3pm

WHERE:  Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW, Albuquerque, NM 87113

  • Participants are required to wear a face covering.
  • Participants must have all items visible in the trunk or back seat of their car.
  • An Advanced Chemical Transport employee will remove the items from participant’s vehicles and the participant will continue driving through the line.

Please find link below to print form, fill out the form and bring to the event on Saturday, November 13th from 10am to 3pm.

Fallen Heroes 9/11 Memorial Returns Saturday


September 9, 2021

2nd Annual Memorial Honors Service and Sacrifice of First Responders

Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Fire Department presents the 2nd annual Fallen Heroes 9/11 Memorial this Saturday, Sept. 11. at BernCo @ Alvarado Square, 415 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque. BernCo honor guards will stand silent watch over 343 sets of firefighter bunker gear for a total of 343 minutes in remembrance of the 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who lost their lives while answering the call for service.  

 “It’s been 20 years. Yet the devotion to duty and courage demonstrated by the heroes who arrived on scene to pandemonium and went running into the World Trade Center continues to inspire us as if it was yesterday,” says Bernalillo County Fire Chief Greg Perez. “This is our second year doing a silent memorial which focuses on the firefighters and law enforcement officers and provides a way for widespread public participation both in person and online.”

The 9/11 Memorial will take place in front of Bernalillo County’s new administrative headquarters on Silver Avenue and will begin promptly at 6:46 a.m., the local time at which the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center and NYC emergency dispatchers sent police, paramedics and firefighters. Ceremonial procedures will be conducted throughout the memorial marking the second plane impact into the south tower (7:03 a.m.), the Pentagon impact (7:37 a.m.), collapse of the south tower (7:59 a.m.), the crash of flight 93 in Pennsylvania after passengers foiled hijackers on the way to Washington D.C. (8:03 a.m.), the collapse of the north tower (8:28 a.m.) and at 343 minutes from the start of the memorial marking the end of the ceremony (12:29 p.m.) BCFD firefighters will also strike the four-fives on a ceremonial bell on the hour starting at 9 a.m. following the laying of wreaths.

Silver Avenue will remain open so viewers may drive by the memorial between Fourth and Fifth streets. Pedestrians may pay respects in person. Chaplains will be present. The memorial will also be streamed live on the Bernalillo County Fire Department Facebook page (

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.