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Mayor Recognizes Police Dispatcher Who Help Save Suicidal Man

Albuquerque Police Dispatcher Cheryl Kirk is this week’s Friday’s Hero

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City of Albuquerque Faces $54.6 Million Budget Shortfall in Fiscal Year 2011

Based on the current five year forecast, the City of Albuquerque will face a $54.6 million budget shortfall in fiscal year 2011 in addition to the shortfall already identified for fiscal year 2010.

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January - March 2010: Volume 11, Issue 1

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office! It is an honor to serve you as Mayor of the great city of Albuquerque, home to one of the best Open Space systems in the country and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Our family is very active in outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, and we’re so happy that the Open Space Division is here to offer over 29,000 acres of land for our community’s enjoyment.

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Mayor Richard Berry Has Set A Road Map to Address City’s Budget Crisis

Mayor sends legislation to City Council and proposes executive cuts.

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Mayor Orders Independent Study of Traffic Camera Enforcement Program

Redflex contract extended for four months to allow time for the study

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Mayor increases Reward for West Mesa Murder Case

Mayor Richard J. Berry designates an extra $35,000 toward a reward for information leading to the arrest in the West Mesa murder case.

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Police Chief Ray Schultz Promotes Two Deputy Chiefs

Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz shaped his new command staff Wednesday by promoting two new deputy chiefs.

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October - December 2009: Volume 10, Issue 4

A score and five years ago, our city fathers brought forth a new division conceived for everybody and dedicated to the proposition that not all land is created equal. At that time our community was engaged in a great struggle to prevent the loss of its character to the wrecking ball or the bulldozer blade. And while there have been setbacks, the victories were greater and the result has been beyond impressive.

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July - September 2009: Volume 10, Issue 3

Summer is in full swing and visitation to Open Space lands is at an all time high. Not only does the warmer weather increase visitation to Open Space properties, it also brings out the spirit of volunteerism in people as well.

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Rio Grande Trail Bridge Announced

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars will be spent on a multi-use trail crossing at the Rio Grande next to I-40.

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April-June 2009: Volume 10, Issue 2

While hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding on one of the numerous trails of the Sandia Foothills Open Space, it’s easy to forget that this beautiful landscape looked quite different in the early days of the Open Space Division.

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January - March 2009: Volume 10, Issue 1

In 1984, a new Division was formed within the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Known as the Open Space Division, its employees were charged with the responsibility of protecting and managing environmentally and culturally significant lands in and around the City of Albuquerque.

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October - December 2008: Volume 9, Issue 4

The Open Space Alliance is proud to be the host for the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center’s 3rd Annual Open Space: A View with Room. This fantastic art show runs through December 11th. All of the art work in the show depicts the many lands being preserved as part of the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space System. The paintings primarily highlight and bring into focus the variety of spaces that are available in the city of Albuquerque.

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July - September 2008: Volume 9, Issue 3

This spring and summer the Open Space Division hosted three highly successful annual volunteer events that helped to preserve our precious natural resources and public lands. The Spring Cleanups in the Sandia Foothills, National River Cleanup, and National Trails Day each received some of the highest volunteer turnouts we’ve seen for these events since their inception.

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Open Space Trail Watch Volunteer Training

Volunteer to promote conservation and the integrity of our public lands.

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