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On behalf of the City Council, Administration, and Staff, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you and to invite you to let us know how we can be of service. Española is quickly becoming the city at the center of it all in northern New Mexico. Rich in culture and history (Española was the first Capitol City in America), the city is also leading the way into the future on major issues including transportation, water planning, and more. Seated in the beautiful Española Valley between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Jemez Mountains, Española is a wonderful place to work, play, and to call home. Relax and enjoy your visit to our site, and let us know if we can be of help to you. We invite you to visit us and see just why there is so much to love about Española!
Mayor of the City of Española, Alice A. Lucero
The winter 2014 edition of "Heart of the Valley", the City’s newsletter, is available in the Residents section above. You can also access it by clicking here.
The North Central Solid Waste Authority, the City of Española and Rio Arriba County announce the opening of the new Alcalde Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center. With the opening of this new facility the La Loma Collection Center on Industrial Park Road is permanently closed.
The 9,600 square foot, state-of-the-art facility can process up to 150 tons of waste per day.
The NCSWA is working with Española city officials to identify an area in the city which might serve as a drop-off location for city customers who can’t make it to the Alcalde Center.
The Alcalde Center is open Tuesday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. On Saturday it is open from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. The facility is closed on Sunday and Monday.
The Alcalde Center is 6 miles north of Española on State Road 68 just before the Oñate Center.
The Fiscal 2011 Annual Financial Audit Report was approved unanimously during the 14 October City Council Meeting. This is an important milestone for completing the 2012 and 2013 audits. The audit results are available by clicking here. This is a fairly large file size (about 800 KB) so it may take a few minutes to download completely.
The city ordinances are available on-line via a link to the ecode360 website. This includes all legislation adopted through 14 January 2014. The ordinances are available by chapter or alphabetically. Additionally, the website features an extensive search capability. The ecode360 website has sign up and login options as well as a code purchase option but it is not necessary to sign up, login or make a purchase to view or print the code. The link to the city ordinances is found by clicking on the Residents tab above or you may access the ordinances by clicking here.
Are you prepared for an unexpected emergency? FEMA has a poster to help raise awareness and to provide a checklist as to the supplies you will need in the event of a disaster such as a fire or flood. To view the poster, visit the Public Safety page or click here.
The Plaza de Española is the historical and cultural center of the city. Within easy walking distance are four attractions that serve to teach and demonstrate our heritage. The Mision Museum y Convento is a replica of the original mission built by the Spanish at the nearby San Gabriel settlement in 1598. The history of the area from ancient times is depicted on reredos (altar screens) produced by the finest regional artists (see image on right).
The Bond House Museum is a circa 1910 home listed on both the National and New Mexico Register of Historic Places. In addition to historic photographs and artifacts it is used to display the works of various local artists.
The Veteran’s Wall was completed in 2003 to honor the over 2,000 men and women from northern New Mexico who have served honorably in the military. The memorial includes a reflecting pool and the "Walk of Honor" and is adorned with over 100 rose bushes.
The Plaza Fountain is characteristic of fountains found in different areas throughout Spain. The arches over the fountain represent the architecture found at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. These designs celebrate the Spanish influence in northern New Mexico.
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