Property Tax Exemption Deadline May 30

Don’t forget, you can apply for a Head of Household, Veteran or Disabled Veteran exemption to reduce your Property Tax liability. The following is an announcement from Bernalillo County. Everyone should look at applying for the Head of Household exemption for their primary residence!

 

 

Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya Giddings Reminds Property Owners of Upcoming Property Tax Exemption Deadline

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya Giddings is reminding property owners that time is running out to apply for certain exemptions on their 2014 property tax bills. The exemptions include: Head of Family, Veteran and Disabled Veteran. The deadline to apply for these exemptions for them to be applied on the 2014 tax bill is May 30, 2014.

“I’ve made it a priority of the County Assessor’s Office to treat all property owners in Bernalillo County fairly and equitable and to increase our community outreach and education efforts. This includes informing property owners of property tax exemptions that they may qualify for and aren’t taking advantage of,” County Assessor Tanya Giddings says.

HEAD OF FAMILY: This exemption is available to any Head of Family, whether they are single, married or widowed. The $2,000 exemption can only be applied to the property owner’s primary residence, and only one family exemption per household is permitted. Those eligible for this exemption must apply for it only once to receive it in subsequent years.

VETERAN’S EXEMPTIONS:

  1. The 100 percent Disabled Veteran Exemption is a 100 percent exemption from property tax on the disabled veteran’s primary residence.
  2. The Veteran Exemption is available to all eligible veterans and is a $4,000 exemption which is subtracted from the taxable value of the home or land.

The New Mexico Veteran’s Service Commission determines all eligibility and issues a certificate to all qualifying veterans. Surviving spouses may also receive the exemption if the commission determines they qualify.

 

Applications for the Head of Family and Veterans’ Exemptions can be found on the Bernalillo County Assessor’s website, www.bernco.gov/assessor-office, or can be picked up at the Assessor’s Office. You can also call 222-3700 for more information.

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Tour Albuquerque’s Recycling Center

Come Tour The Friedman Recycling Facility!

Join Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and Friedman Recycling on April 19, 2014 in celebration of Earth Day and take a tour of the new state-of-the-art material recovery facility. Tours are free and open to the public from 9am – 12pm. Come see what happens to your recycling material after you deposit it into your blue recycling cart.

DATE: April 19, 2014
TIME: 9am – 12pm
LOCATION: 5021 Edith NE
COST: FREE

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Posted by Michael Rowan.

Saturday April 26 Swing Dance

Saturday Night Swing

April 26, 2014 7-9 pm 

Dance to the music of the Dukes of Albuquerque – Music from the 40’s & 50’s.

NM Veterans Memorial
1100 Louisiana SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
http://www.nmvetsmemorial.org

 

Call 505-256-2042 for information. Free Admission, donations accepted.

 

 

Posted by Michael Rowan.

Jazz Under the Stars at Bachechi Open Space (Alameda and Rio Grande)

Free concert Saturday, April 19 from 6-10:30 p.m.

Courtesy of Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is proud to present a free concert and stargazing event on Saturday, April 19 at Bachechi Open Space.

The “Jazz Under the Stars” event features music, activities for children, high-powered telescopes, prizes and nature walks at Bachechi Open Space, a 27-acre farm along the Rio Grande bosque.

“Jazz Under the Stars is a great family event, and I want to encourage our community to get to know Bernalillo County’s excellent Open Space program,”Commission Chair Debbie O’Malley says.

Guitarist Ambrose Rivera is scheduled to perform at this free event. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music under New Mexico’s night sky. (Please note that alcohol is not allowed on county property.)

“Jazz Under the Stars” is hosted by Bernalillo County Open Space, The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and 103.7 The Oasis.

For more information please visit www.bernco.gov/openspace.

 

 

Posted by Michael Rowan.

National Park Week Offers Free Admission on April 19 & 20

If you’re ready to step into spring and get into the Great American Outdoors then plan ahead for National Park Week 2014.

Usually during National Park Week we get free access to parks for the whole week. This year they seem to be cutting back, as the free admission to parks is only on the opening weekend: April 19 & 20. Still, those fee-free days mean you can enter every one of the country’s 400+ national parks for free – and we’ve got plenty to choose from here in New Mexico! During the Free National Park Days on Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20, all national parks that usually charge for entry, waive the admission fee and you can explore without paying a cent. It’s a good excuse to plan a day trip to visit a park you don’t know yet, or return to an old favorite, with options from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite. The New Mexico National Parks with free admission on April 19 & 20 include:

Wherever you’re going, check the links above for current conditions at the park in case they have any special weather or other park alerts or info you need to know, and some may be having some additional special (and free) events. Albuquerque’s own Petroglyph National Monument is always free to enter (with a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon).Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is always free too.   Courtesy Bernalillo County Neighborhood Coordination

New Mexico Veterans Memorial Foundation Presentation this weekend

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The 2014 New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Foundation – Veterans Presentation Series is holding it’s fourth installment on Saturday, April 12, 2014, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The Memorial is located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE.

 

Mr. Atilano David, a sergeant in the 31st Regiment, Philippine Division, will share his experiences during WWII in the Philippines.  

 

 In July, 1941, The War Department established a new command in the Philippines, with headquarters in Manila. This command was called the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) and General Douglas MacArthur was recalled as its Commander.