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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Applications Sought for Planning and Zoning Board

The City of Rio Rancho is seeking applicants from City Council District 4 to fill a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Board.

The board has several responsibilities including promoting a comprehensive planning process with the general purpose of guid...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

City of Rio Rancho Labor Day Closures

City of Rio Rancho offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day with the exception of the Haynes Community Center pool.

The Haynes public pool, 2006 Grande Blvd., will be open noon to 6 p.m. Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

City of Rio Rancho Changing Website Address and Email Addresses

The City of Rio Rancho is getting a new website address. In an effort to promote simplicity and ease of use, and based on user input, the City of Rio Rancho will change its website address from www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us to www.rrnm.gov, effective September ...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2015

Rio Rancho Business Forum Workshop

A free business forum workshop will take place for those interested in learning more about doing business in Rio Rancho. The workshop will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. ...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Rio Rancho Police to Conduct DWI Check Points and Saturation Patrols

Throughout the month of September, the Rio Rancho Police will conduct DWI Check Points as well as DWI Saturation Patrols. Officers will be on the look-out for drivers that are impaired by alcohol and / or drugs. Motorists can be arrested if they are impa...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Mayor Hull Town Hall Meeting

Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull is holding his next town hall meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Star Heights Recreation Center, 800 Polaris Blvd. The Mayor’s Sept. 21 meeting is taking place in City Council District 1.
“I ...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Rio Rancho’s Toss No Mas Fall Community Cleanup; Free Landfill Access

The City of Rio Rancho’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Division (KRRB) and New Mexico Clean & Beautiful invite residents to take part in the 2015 Toss No Mas community cleanup and beautification event on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The event gives people an opportunity to work together with one goal in mind - keep New Mexico clean and beautiful. Individuals, schools, nonprofit organizations, and sports teams are encouraged to take part in this event and compete with other communities throughout New Mexico in clearing litter and debris from roadways, parks, and bike paths.

Volunteers will be given the option to take part in one of the following:
--Litter removal and open space cleanup (illegal dump site cleanup at designated sites)--School beautification and cleanup
--Park beautification at one of the following: Vista Hills Park, 411 Rockaway Blvd. NE., or Mountain View Park, 6441 Grayson Hills Dr. NE--park work will include constructing tree wells, weed eradication, and litter removal.

All volunteers who participate in the event will receive trash bags, gloves, & goody bags. The first 350 volunteers to register will receive an event t-shirt. Volunteers will be rewarded with lunch, courtesy of Turtle Mountain Brewing Company, and will be eligible to participate in a prize drawing following the cleanup at Cabezon Recreation Center. To register for the event, please call (505) 896-8389 or e-mail KRRB Coordinator Koryn Misbach at KMISBACH@ci.rio-rancho.nm.us by Monday, Sept. 7.

Also on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, residents of Rio Rancho can dispose of waste for free at the Waste Management landfill located in Rio Rancho, 1132 33rd St. (accessible from Northern Boulevard). Proof of city residency, such as a water/wastewater utility statement and photo identification, will be required to utilize the free access. Liquids, paints, batteries, hazardous materials, explosives, and medical and radioactive wastes will not be acceptedRead on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Road Construction on Nativitas Road

From August 19 – September 30, construction will be taking place on Nativitas Road between Hapsburg Road and Lincoln Avenue to extend the roadway. The project will have two stages with lane closures. Drivers are urged to follow any detours and watch for w...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Pooch Plunge and Pet Adoption

The Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s annual Pooch Plunge event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Haynes Pool, 2006 Grande Blvd.

The event is a day of swimming exclusively for dogs, and is t...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

19 City Parks Become Dog Friendly

Effective August 12, 2015, 19 parks located throughout Rio Rancho will officially become dog friendly. As part of this initiative, the City is installing waste stations/bag dispensers for pet owners to use as well as new signs advising park patrons of applicable dog friendly park rules.

Through the new designation, dogs are allowed in these parks if they are kept on a leash at all times and under control of the owner or their designee, and any dog waste is immediately removed and properly disposed. Please see below for a listing of the parks designated as dog friendly or visit the City’s website (www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/dog) to view a map.

Rio Rancho District 2 City Councilor Dawnn Robinson says, “I am very excited to announce that Rio Rancho residents will have the freedom to bring their entire family, including dogs, to 19 parks in Rio Rancho. Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Jay Hart and I worked to move this project forward for over a year and we'd like to thank all of the Parks and Recreation staff for the hard work and extra hours they have put in to make these parks dog friendly. I invite all Rio Rancho residents to take advantage of these new dog friendly parks.”

Previously, only one park out of 43 was designated as dog friendly. In response to citizen inquiries about making more parks dog friendly, the Parks, Recreation and Community Department sought additional citizen feedback, researched other communities, reviewed different issues, and consulted with the citizen Parks and Recreation Commission. This process yielded overwhelming support for the department to recommend to the City Manager to increase the number of dog friendly parks in Rio Rancho. The department’s recommendation spreads dog friendly park locations throughout the city for convenience while at the same time keeps some parks dog-free to meet the preference of others.

Those not adhering to dog friendly park rules can be subject to a minimum $35 fine. Repeated violations may result in higher fine amounts and up to 90 days in jail.

In addition to dog friendly parks, dogs are allowed to be unleashed while in a fenced dog park, and the City currently has seven of these facilities. A listing of fenced dog parks is available on the City’s website.

Listing of Dog Friendly Park Locations:
Camino Crossing, 269 El Camino Loop NW Sports Complex, 3501 High Resort Blvd.
Rainbow, 301Southern Blvd. Vista Sandia (previously designated), 100 Parkside Rd.
Star Heights, 800 Polaris Blvd. Alpine, 4536 Alpine Ct.
Havasu, 3535 Havasu Falls St. Cabezon, 2307 Cabezon Blvd.
King Meadows, 3601 Kind Blvd. Haynes, 2006 Grande Blvd.
Los Milagros, 400 Colorado Mountain Leon Grande, 4501 Leon Grande
Los Montoyas, 3701 Camino de Montoyas Veja Baja, 303 Veja Baja Dr.
High Range, 1901 40th Street Olympus, 500 Quantum Rd.
Mountain View, 6441 Grayson Hills Dr. Rio Vista, 1670 Riverside Dr.
Vista Grande, 6901 Husky Dr. Trailhead, Corrales Road and Grey Hawk Dr. Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2015

Fallen Officer Memorial Input

The Governing Body has passed a Resolution establishing that memorials for fallen police officers will be overseen by the Rio Rancho Police Department and will respect the wishes of the officers' families.

Rio Rancho residents can give their input regarding how to memorialize Rio Rancho's fallen police officers by using the e-mail address Memorialinput@ci.rio-rancho.nmRead on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT)

Group of trainees

The next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class will be held on Wednesdays from 6 PM to 9 PM, starting August 5, 2015 and continuing each Wednesday through September 23, 2015.

CERT is the very best citizen preparedness program available. Class is open to anyone 18 or older and youth 15-17 may attend with a parent or other adult sponsor. City employees earn a complete year's worth of safety training credit for attending. It is free for everyone and, upon completion of the training, you receive a CERT kit and supplies worth about $75. What a deal!

You can register by calling Jacey at 891-5856 or by going online to www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us then clicking Departments, then Fire Rescue, then Emergency Management and CERT. Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Sandoval County Launches Veterans Hiring Initiative

Sandoval County has launched an initiative to improve the chances of qualified military veterans being hired for county jobs.

The county commission adopted a resolution approving the initiative at its May 7, 2015 meeting. The resolution said the initia...Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

Haynes Park Free Summer Music Series

The City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department invites citizens to enjoy some of the area’s most popular music acts at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd.

From June through August on Sunday nights, all ages can enjoy free, live ...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Outdoor Watering Restrictions Begin April 1

To prevent water waste, spray irrigation (sprinkler or device that propels water through the air in the form of small particles or droplets) during the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. is prohibited for all properties within the City limits, or that are served ...Read on...

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