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Animal Welfare Department and Animal Humane are collaborating to increase adoptions, awareness of spay/neuter and the importance of vaccinations in our community through a grant from ASPCA.
Free Day is a Thank You Gift to community. The ABQ BioPark is giving back to the community on Tuesday, June 30 with an admission free Open House to celebrate record-setting attendance this fiscal year.
Take some time to watch them do their thing – what a great learning moment for urban kids who may be suffering from a lack of connection to their natural world.
06-24-15 - 15-106 - Special Audit - Purchase and Tracking of Ammunition - Albuquerque Police Department
Formal policies and procedures pertaining to APD’s ammunition inventory are needed. Although APD has an extensive supply of ammunition, it has not established and implemented department-wide policies and procedures for purchasing, tracking, and managing ammunition inventory. Tracking the acquisition, storage, and distribution of inventory is critical to controlling cost, operational efficiency, and mission readiness. APD should reduce the number of locations with ammunition inventory to limit risk and increase accuracy of inventory tracking.
The City has increased its use of staffing agency employees by 72.5 percent over the past five years, however, there is not one City department that has overall responsibility of monitoring and managing the use of this service. Each department is responsible for managing its own use, which has contributed to inconsistencies and violations of the contracts, request for bid (RFB) terms, and policies and procedures (P&P). The City has designed and implemented internal controls over obtaining, using, and managing staffing agency employees. However, these internal controls, which are detailed in the vendor contracts, RFB documentation, and P&P, are not consistently distributed and communicated to the department personnel in charge of obtaining, using, and managing staffing agency employees. This has caused many departments to be unaware of rules, regulations, and P&P regarding staffing agency employees, and consequently, has been the root cause of the exceptions. The current contracts the City has for staffing agency employee services are overdue to be rebid. The City can ensure that it is paying the most competitive prices, and offering departments the best staffing agency employee services by rebidding these contracts.
Stay safe by attending public firework shows.
A Tayra and a Fossa are the most recent additions to the Zoo
Information about smoke in the air in Central New Mexico.
Some peacocks will be relocated from highly-congested central area
Recent confirmation of tularemia found in dogs in the East Mountains area; residents urged to take precautions.
Albuquerque Police Department's initiative new to highlight positive news 'Caught on Camera' - Using on body cameras to highlight the good Officers do every day.
Be extra careful with pets during hot temperature months.
Coronado dog park will be closed from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26
Park and Rides Still the Best Option for Going to Freedom 4th Celebration
ABQ RIDE Will Have Regular Service on Friday, July 3
Celebrating National Dump the Pump Day with App’s new City Bike Maps, as well as Metro Savings Calculator
City of Albuquerque closure information for July Fourth.
Use Albuquerque Park & Ride service to get to Freedom 4th at Balloon Fiesta Park.
Several activities planned focused on STEM education
High Desert Rose Garden showcases hundreds of Roses and offers new opportunities for events and services.
Wide variety of acts playing at the Zoo and Garden
New exhibit, special week-long activities and a unique dining experience highlight our oceans.
Cool off with a visit to the renovated Montgomery Pool.
The Albuquerque Fire Department is joining forces with the American Heart Association in celebrating National CPR & AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Awareness Week, June 1-7, 2015. Our focus continues to be on Hands-Only™ CPR and how two simple steps (1) Call 9-1-1; and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest, can help to increase cardiac arrest survival rates.