The 2022 Corrales Fourth of July parade down Corrales Road will begin at 10 a.m. from Dixon Road to the recreation center just south of the post office. To be in the parade, you’re supposed to register at the Corrales Parks and Recreation website, https://campscui. active.com/ orgs/VillageofCorrales#/selectSessions/3164836. In recent years that has usually brought in flatbed floats carrying volunteers with many local organizations, such as the Kiwanis Club, Corrales MainStreet, floats with gleaming, waving politicians, lots of antique cars —and this year, a return of the Parks & Rec swim teams wielding water canons. But if you don’t to get soaked, just avoid the end of the parade route.
Parade rules say, “Spectators are not to spray water until the water/wet groups begin 10 minutes after the horse clean-up crew. There are two groups dividing the wet and dry sections of the parade. When registering (if applicable) choose to be in the
As of mid-June, Corrales had 1,216 cases of COVID-19. It seemed like just about every villager you knew had come down with the illness. Statewide, 27,256 had been hospitalized with it, and 7,869 had died. Yet, of those New Mexicans who had come down with it, 512,827 had recovered. In Sandoval County, most of the COVID patients were women, and most were in the 30-39 age group, followed by those aged 20-29.
Performances of the comedy The Sweet Delilah Swim Club will be staged at the Adobe Theater July 22 through August 14. Curtain time on Fridays and Saturdays is 7:30 p.m., on Sundays at 2 p.m., with a “pay what you will” performance Thursday August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at http://www.adobetheater.org or by calling 505-898-9222. The comedy features five southern women
The Village Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, July 6. Agenda items were not known at press time. As customary in summer months, the council holds just one meeting in June and July. At its June 21 meeting, councillors renewed restrictions on fireworks, considered a report on the Village’s Animal Services operations and plans for the municipal complex parking areas, and re-appointed Dayton Voorhees, Jeff Radford and Suzanne Harper to the
By Jeff Radford
This issue is my last as editor, publisher and owner of Corrales Comment. Ownership passes to a new entity, “87048 LLC,” created by Albuquerque City Councillor Pat Davis who also publishes The Paper as an alternative to the Albuquerque Journal.
By Meredith Hughes
A second Corrales business has been approved to sell recreational marijuana. Fawn Dolan, owner of Corrales Hemporium at Corrales Road and East Ella, learned June 15 that her site development plan related to recreational cannabis sales from the
By Josiah Ward
Controversies over policing and use of force nationwide have led the Corrales Police Department to examine its own policies. After the death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, protesters took to the streets to demand that officers be held accountable and that reforms be made. Across the nation, the procedures, training, and practices of
Corrales has a reputation as an affluent community sandwiched between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho —and, indeed, it has the second highest median family income in the state— but its local government has nowhere near what it needs. The Village of Corrales’ new Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan (ICIP) identified a need for $15,164,000 for things like a new gym for the recreation center, electric car charging
Under a new program arranged with the City of Rio Rancho, Corrales residents aged 62 and older can call for a van to pick them up for appointments and other outings. The new service is also for disabled adults 18 and older. Anyone who wishes to use the service must be registered, which can be done at http://www.riometro.org/243/Rio-Rancho-Corrales.
On May 20, the Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy, Western Resource Advocates, the N.M. Public Regulation Commission, the New Mexico Attorney General, New Mexico Affordable Reliable Energy Alliance, New Energy Economy, and Incorporated County of Los Alamos reached an agreement with New Mexico Gas Company on its rate case, which had
Does your favorite two-, four-, six- or eight-legged pet have what it takes to win election as Corrales’ next pet mayor? Nominations are under way now; the top vote-getter will be announced at the Corrales Harvest Festival Sunday, September 25. Candidate applications can be mailed to Pet Mayor Election, 4 Acoma Trail, Corrales NM 87048 or submitted by email to
Andrew Marschall of Corrales won first place overall at the City of Lakes triathlon, Olympic distance, held in Santa Rosa June 11, for the 2022 State Championship. USA Triathlon holds this state championship event in all 50 states to qualify for nationals and includes all age groups including high school athletes.
Restoration work has resumed on Corrales’ old schoolhouse next to Perea’s Restaurant and Tijuana Bar. Owner John Perea said June 17 he still expects the structure will be ready to open for community functions by this fall. A portion of the building was removed this spring so that a new wall could be built to better stabilize it. Perea said the adobe wall had been added in the 1940s to enclose a back
Some movement has started on the long-delayed bicycle and horse paths along upper Meadowlark Lane. But don‘t expect asphalt to be laid right away along the south side of the road, nor preparation for a dirt horse path along the north side. Both of those could still happen before fall, but the step being taken now is to notify property owners about vision clearance requirements where their driveways approach Meadowlark Lane.
Eleven law students are participating in a program that provides pathways to the New Mexico judiciary and possible clerkships for people traditionally under-represented in the legal profession. The Judicial Clerkship Program, now in its second year, provides students training, mentoring and a 10-week summer externship. The New Mexico Supreme Court, the State Bar of New Mexico Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession, and the Young Lawyers Division,
The July 14 meeting of the Corrales Bosque Advisory Commission will include a discussion on the use of e-bikes in the nature preserve. At the request of the Village’s Bicycle, Pedestrian Advisory Commission, that meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Corrales Library’s Teen Room. It will also be conducted via Zoom. The Bicycle, Pedestrian group has discussed whether that kind of bicycle should be permitted in the preserve although other forms of motorized vehicles
“Overall, our recommendation to improve Animal Services is to purchase a pre-fabricated kennel that would be able to house both cats and dogs for a short
Even if the current monsoon season produces less rain than desired and little stormwater through the Harvey Jones Flood Control Channel, the wetland plantings at channel’s mouth in the Bosque Preserve are assured of irrigation. About five million gallons of treated sewage from Rio Rancho which had been poured directly into the river every day are now being diverted to meandering channels for the 10-acre wetlands project managed by The Nature Conservancy and the Southern
Landscaping designs to achieve a make-over of the Village Office Complex and its parking areas have been mounted in the old Community Center behind the Corrales Senior Center. The project has been anticipated for more than a year. A presentation by Groundworkstudio’s Amy Bell was given for the mayor and Village Council at their June 21 meeting. The site plan covers all parts of the municipal complex from Corrales Road eastward to the Senior Center, and includes a new mini-park between the
Clearing of trees and shrubs along the Corrales levee has been paused to comply with the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty and subsequent revisions, while watering continues for a re-forestation effort in the Corrales Bosque Preserve begun last year by the Tree Preservation Committee and the Fire Department.
“Work on the levee toe clearing project has ended until August 15,” the Bosque
With the Bunkhouse building for sale, the Secondhand Treasures thrift store next to the Frontier Mart is closing. The non-profit business started by Nancy Baumgardner is urgently seeking a new space to lease. “We belong in Corrales, but we have looked everywhere. We have to be out by at least July 31.” She started a store closing sale on Friday, June 17.
Over the past 11 years, the business has raised more than a half-million dollars for the Southwest Animal Rescue Fund, Inc., Baumgardner said. “Our primary mission has always been to aid animals, primarily dogs, in need.” The fund has paid for veterinary bills, food, boarding, transport, rehabilitation, training
Funding for a Fire Department water tank at the top of Angel Hill and water delivery pipes down Angel Road and then north and south along Loma Larga will be sought through the N.M. Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The Village Council approved a resolution at its June 8 meeting to seek an exceptionally low interest $5 million loan to complete the project that has been contemplated over more than 30 years.
The top of Angel Hill (the steep terrain where Angel Road has been paved up the escarpment) was identified by former Village Engineer Larry Vigil decades ago as the best site for a water tank that could deliver water by gravity to most of the village. Fire Chief Anthony Martinez proposed
A life-long Corrales farmer, Randolph Armijo, died last month at 93 years old. He was a much-decorated Korean War veteran who was later a double-amputee as a result of a farming accident here. Armijo is survived by sons Randolph Joseph Armijo and Randall Armijo and grandson Patrick Armijo, as well as sisters Ernestine Hamilton and Marie Archibeque of Corrales.