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SpaRRk Academy Igniting Learning Anywhere

If remote learning has become your family's preferred method of education and you'd like to continue that success, the Rio Rancho Public Schools SpaRRk Academy may be the fit for you! Learn more and apply for the SpaRRk Academy at https://bit.ly/3tZa6UE

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Build a Buzz

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

What’s Our Mission?

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!

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 -...

Growth Spurt at Rio Rancho City Center

A second senior center, the extension of Broadmoor Blvd., an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center and a campus park are all new developments happening at Rio...

Town Hall Candidate Forum

Town Hall Candidate Forum will be aired live on KDSK 92.9FM and Facebook live @RioRanchoRegionalChamber Tuesday, September 29th 4pm-9pm and Wednesday, September 30th 4pm-9pm View the event page...

City of Rio Rancho Announces CARES Act Small Business Grant Program

RIO RANCHO, N.M.—The City of Rio Rancho has received $465,733 in CARES Act funds from the State of New Mexico to assist small businesses that have had to severely change business operations due to...

Parent University

RRPS Parent University classes are designed to help you learn more important topics impacting parents in RRPS. These free online classes are streamed live on our YouTube Channel and anyone may...

Sandoval County Welcomes New County Manager

The Sandoval County Commission has chosen former New Mexico State Auditor and current Torrance County Manager Wayne Johnson to take on the role of Sandoval County manager effective July 1. Read more...

COVID19: Sparklight Pledges $7 Million to Help Small Businesses

Sparklight Advertising has pledged $7 million in matching advertising credit for small businesses in the communities it serves to assist in economic recovery following the impacts of COVID-19....

Call To Action: Start Plogging, Rio Rancho!

Why jog when you can plog? Why walk when you can plalk? Plogging and plalking are an eco-friendly fitness craze that started in Sweden and has made its way around the globe. Enjoy our beautiful New...

Mile of Terror

Get your seasonal horror thrills at Rio Rancho’s newest haunted house in a COVID-19-friendly environment entirely from your car! The Mile of Terror opens nightly at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and...

Rio Rancho Oktoberfest – 40 days to celebrate local business

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ClearSky Health to Bring 100 Additional Jobs to Community

ClearSky Health to Bring 100 Additional Jobs to Community After almost a year of working with ClearSky Health, we are excited to finally be able to share with our partners that ClearSky Health, a...

Play Rio Rancho Restaurant Bingo Now

You’re going to love this game! Just visit your favorite restaurants in Rio Rancho and check them off to create a Bingo. Then redeem the card for great gift certificates. It’s easy and you’ll be...

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...

Links worth Clicking

RRPS has compiled some our most sought after links about School Reentry. Be sure to check them out: School Reentry Updates & FAQs RRPS Technology Assistance Internet Connectivity Assistance...

DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Rio Rancho has four key development areas. The Unser Gateway and its expansion into the medical corridor has established this area as the primary job growth corridor west of the Rio Grande. The...

Haven House in Need this Holiday Season

Rio Rancho’s Haven House is in need of Christmas Gifts for its clients this holiday season. Donations of items such as pajamas, self-care items (hygiene kits), house shoes and journals/coloring...

INFO WORTH SPREADING

Medical Destination Begins Construction UNM HSC Grows Online Offerings UNM Behavioral Clinic Adds Services Construction of Landmark Park Center of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery and...

City of Rio Rancho Seeking Applications to Serve on Boards or Committees

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...

Register to Vote!

This fall, you have the opportunity to make your voice heard at the polls – but only if you are registered to vote. It's important. And it's easy! It's no secret that it is a presidential election...

Call to Action: 2020 Census Goes Live this Month

The 2020 Census goes LIVE online on March 12, 2020. Your response matters. New Mexico receives over $6 billion each year through federal programs that allocate funds on per capita basis Each...

2020-2021 School Year Reentry Plans

After much planning, listening and decision-making, RRPS has finished it's 20-21 School Year Reentry Plans. Read more here. On August 7 and 11, RRPS will begin the school year with all students on a...

County Officials Cut Ribbon at New Animal Shelter

Sandoval County Elected Officials, along with County staff, attended a ribbon cutting at the new Sandoval County Animal Shelter on February 10, 2021. The animal shelter is located on the north end...

Business Pulse Survey

Sandoval Economic Alliance launched a Business Pulse survey in partnership with the City of Rio Rancho’s Business Community & Economic Recovery Task Force and Sandoval County. A pulse survey is...

CNM Future of Work Lunchtime Series – Mark your Calendars & Register Today!

Join us virtually on the fourth Friday of each month, starting in January, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MST) for any or all of our Future of Work topics. Please register below to receive a special...

New Mexico, Rio Rancho and Sandoval County Are Great for Businesses

We all know that New Mexico, Rio Rancho and Sandoval County are great for businesses, but here's a story from KOB-TV proving that we're now a destination for more film industry-related businesses....

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...

Gladiators Indoor Football Team Playing 3 games in Rio Rancho

The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Gregg Hull proudly welcomed the Duke City Gladiators to Rio Rancho Events Center. Read the full story here: Gladiators indoor football team...

Webinar – NAIOP Rio Rancho Round Table – Dale Dekker Part ll “A Tale of Two Cities

Topic NAIOP Rio Rancho Roundtable March 4, 2021 Description Dale Dekker Part 2 "A Tale of Two Cities" Are we at the crossroads? March 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Sponsored by: Consensus Planning;...

#GivingTuesday 2020 Virtual Chalk Fiesta

  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2020   Contact: Kiersten Tenorio Marketing & Service Representative Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce Marketing@rrrcc.org 505-892-1533...

Rio Rancho Company Nears Creation Of Masks That Kill COVID

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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...

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...

Info Worth Spreading

Mental Health Resources More Mental Health Resources Business Pulse Survey Defined Fitness Opens New Location VOTING INFORMATION

Shop Local This Valentine’s Day

The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber is taking you on a 'Tour de Local' - This is a virtual meet and greet with local, small businesses. This week we are featuring shop local this Valentines day....

Spread the World: The Results are In!

District 1 City Councilor (4-year term) Jim Owen District 2 City Councilor (2-year term) Jeremy Lenentine District 4 City Councilor (4-year term) Paul M. Wymer District 6 City Councilor (4-year...

200%

College of Nursing at UNM Health Sciences Rio Rancho Campus has increased enrollment by 200%!

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.

Video of the month: #ServeLocal

Have you heard of local nonprofit Loving Thunder Therapeudic Riding, Inc.?

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