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Soccer Player Earn Semi-Finalist Spot In NASA Contest

This Rio Rancho student is a star on the soccer field, and at NASA. Ainsley has been named a semi-finalist in a nationwide essay writing competition hosted by NASA! Help us cheer on Ainsley together! https://bit.ly/3wu8S5i

Be Kind To Everyone

With the very unprecedented year that we've all been through, one thing has remained constant...our desire to convey kindness in all things we do. To emphasize the goal of being kind to everyone, Mrs. Crouch and Mrs. Barnitz from Colinas del Norte Elementary School...

Happy Birthday Rio Rancho!

City of Rio Rancho’s 40th Anniversary   RIO RANCHO, N.M.—Rio Rancho is officially 40 years old and, in 2021, we will honor and celebrate our past, present, and future with a variety of activities and events.   “This year, let’s celebrate our 40 years...

The newest map is out and Sandoval County, Bernalillo County, and Santa Fe County are among 14 counties in the YELLOW!

Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than...

NAIOP Rio Rancho Roundtable

s New Mexico at Tipping Point? Covid...Oil and the NEXT Normal With Dale Dekker. Thanks you Sponsors: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini; Stewart Title of Albuquerque, LLC; TLC Plumbing & Utility; EB - Enterprise Builders Register Here Feb 4, 2021 09:00 AM

Mayor: City strong entering new year

Mayor: City strong entering new year Get the full story from our partners at the Rio Rancho Observer
Applications Sought for Rio Rancho Board/Committee Vacancies

Applications Sought for Rio Rancho Board/Committee Vacancies

RIO RANCHO N.M. -- The City of Rio Rancho is seeking applications from residents interested in serving as a volunteer on City of Rio Rancho boards or committees. Those interested must submit an application form and résumé online to the Office of the City...

Latest update from the NMDOH Newsroom

Latest update from the NMDOH Newsroom

New Mexico Remains fastest state for vaccine distribution. Here is the latest update from the NMDOH Newsroom. https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/FINAL-NMCOVID-Day-393-Press-Update-4-7-21.pdf Also the Albuquerque Journal is reporting that state health...

Rio Rancho students compete in state spelling bee

Three Rio Rancho middle and elementary students have earned spots to compete in the New Mexico state spelling bee on March 20-22, sponsored by Nusenda Credit Union and the Albuquerque Journal. The event will be conducted virtually. Two winning students from the 20 New...

Update From Rio Rancho Public Schools

Yesterday, New Mexico Public Education Department Cabinet Secretary Ryan Stewart announced the expansion to full, in-person learning for all New Mexico schools beginning on April 5, 2021. This announcement comes nearly a year to the day when schools were first closed to in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Expansion of Westside Blvd.

The Expansion of Westside Blvd.

A post from Mayor Gregg Hull, City of Rio rancho I am happy to announce, after many years of hard work, the expansion of Westside Blvd. from 528 to Golf Course Rd. A special thanks to the city of Albuquerque for working with Rio Rancho to get this critical arterial...

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NAIOP Rio Rancho Roundtable

s New Mexico at Tipping Point? Covid...Oil and the NEXT Normal With Dale Dekker. Thanks you Sponsors: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini; Stewart Title of Albuquerque, LLC; TLC Plumbing & Utility; EB -...

Call to Action: Complete the 2020 Census

Spending 10 minutes to complete a census form brings in thousands of dollars to Sandoval County! According to ICountNM, the website of the Statewide Complete Count Commission, for every New Mexican...

Small Business Grants

Sandoval County is offering one-time grants up to $20,000 to qualifying small businesses and non-profits to cover costs such as non-owner/employee wages, vendor bills, and rent caused by required...

New Mexico Launches Statewide Vaccine Dashboard

IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021 New Mexico launches statewide vaccine dashboard Website offers data on vaccinations, provider locations, and registration SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of...

What’s Our Mission?

Build a Buzz

We know Rio Rancho, and we want our community to be buzzing about the great things about our city.

Creating Pride in Our Uniqueness

Rio Rancho is unlike any other community in New Mexico. It’s time to feel proud of what we have and share it!

Smart, Fresh Information

We’re thankful for our partners for sharing relevant information to those in and out of our community. Do great work in the community and speak out!

Labor of Love From These Partners

Please thank our charter members who helped us collect information together!


Quality of Life

Here are the ten plus reasons why Rio Rancho is a great place to live and work!

The Bright Spot of New Mexico

Rio Rancho’s elevation is 5,290 ft. We have approximately 300 days of sunshine. There is little to no risk of natural disasters, and our high desert climate provides residents with a mild, four season climate.

The Most Bang For Your Buck

The cost of living is nearly 10 points below the national average. Housing in Rio Rancho is most favorable, scoring 84.5. Our utilities are also affordable with a score of 92.5 and misellaneous goods/services scored at 90.6.

You Can Rest Easy in Rio Rancho

Violenct crime in Rio Rancho is one of the lowest in the state! The FBI Uniform Crime reports show Rio Rancho only had 220 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 residents, surpassing the national average.

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