Photo courtesy Sandoval County Sheriff

Trunk or Treat

The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office is holding a safe, candy-filled Trunk or Treat for families this year. This year’s event will be Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 3-8pm at the Walmart on 460 NM-528 in Bernalillo.

Firehouse Halloween

Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue is hosting its annual Halloween Open House events throughout the city at several fire stations on Saturday, Oct. 28. All ages are welcome, (and pets!) and the firefighters would love to see your best costumes! Treats and giveaways will be at each location. Fore more information, visit

A “Bloodless” Occupation

Learn about a lesser known part of New Mexico history from a former state historian when Robert Torrez gives a talk about “The U.S. ‘Bloodless’ 1846 Occupation of New Mexico, Revolt and Treason Trials of 1847” at historic Old San Ysidro Church on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Torrez’s talk is part of the series put on by the Corrales Historical Society and is free to the public.

Torrez, who served as state historian from 1987 to 2000, has done extensive research on New Mexico’s history before and after statehood. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles, contributed to nearly two dozen books and anthologies and a monthly column in “Round the Roundhouse.” According to a news release, his research has explored judicial systems of the state’s Spanish, Mexican and territorial periods, Spanish and Mexican land grants, Hispano-Indian relations, Indian slavery and peonage and genizaros.

At the Corrales event, Torrez will tell of the events that led to the 1846 war between Mexico and the United States and the so-called “bloodless” conquest of New Mexico by U.S. Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny.

The talk will begin at 2 p.m., but it’s recommended you arrive early. Only 150 seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Saving seats is not allowed.

Drug Take Back Day

The Town of Bernalillo will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 28 from 10am – 2pm at the Bernalillo Police Department located at 739 Camino del Pueblo. All drugs surrendered will be disposed of, and no questions will be asked of those who are surrendering the drugs.

Coats for Kids Drive

The Town of Bernalillo is hosting its annual Coat Drive to collect winter coats for kids in Bernalillo. All sizes from infant to youth 2XL are needed. If you’d like to donate a coat, please make sure it is new or gently used. All coats can be dropped off at Bernalillo Town Hall at 829 S. Camino del Pueblo. If you are in need of a coat, please contact the Town Hall at 505-867-3311 or come in person Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm. Help keep the kids of our community warm this winter!

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