Take a Safe Ride on Uber
Be safe this holiday weekend, and take an Uber ride Sandoval County! Take A Ride with Uber special thanks to Sandoval County. Make sure to use the App between 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, through 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 27. Bernalillo and Sandoval County residents can open the Uber app, and under VOUCHERS add the code ABQTURKEY23. The code gives riders a credit of up to $10 off two trips. First come, first served. The credit can only be used for rides, not Uber Eats, and the discount does not cover a tip for the driver.
No Decision on Jewish Center Property Problems
The Rio Rancho City Council voted to defer action on what to do with the Rio Rancho Jewish Center. Problems have plagued the now-closed center for years, including two fires that caused major damage and vandalism. There are no other synagogues or Jewish centers in Rio Rancho.
Calling all local junior filmmakers! Film Prize Junior New Mexico is a new initiative from the creators of the award-winning Louisiana Film Prize and Film Prize Junior Louisiana in partnership with the Stagecoach Foundation. Film Prize Junior is a student short film competition for middle and high school students across the state.
For this competition, educators and students work together to create a concept, write a story, and produce and edit a short film with help from our team members and film mentors. If an entrant to our festival makes it through our competition, we showcase their short film at our film festival. Furthermore, entries can qualify for huge prizes including equipment grants for the schools, scholarships for the students and cash rewards for the educators!
Deadline to submit your application is Monday, Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. For more information visit https://www.filmprizenm.com/portal/ Awards will be given in spring of 2024.
Light the Night
The Town of Bernalillo will ring in the holiday season with the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree and the water tower on December 1, at 6 p.m. The event will have music and holiday vendors. It is a free event for the family.
Corrections in the Spotlight
Sandoval County has joined with 15 other New Mexico Counties to show appreciation for Corrections Officers throughout the state by participating in a grassroots public awareness endeavor, New Mexico Corrections Officer Heroes Campaign. This effort aims to educate and inform the public about the important role that corrections officers hold within their facility, their community, and public safety. The campaign is now active across multiple platforms including radio, television, billboard advertising, and social media. For more info visit nmheroes.org, or contact Warden Armendariz at Garmendariz@sandovalcountynm.gov.