Click It or Ticket mobilization nets 495
citations, seven arrests
—JOHN PAUL TRUJILLO, SHERIFF,
During the Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization May 22 through
June 4, the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office issued 294 seat-belt
and child safety-seat citations and 201 miscellaneous citations
and made seven arrests, according to Sheriff John Paul Trujillo.
“Although the high-visibility stepped-up
enforcement period has ended, motorists need to understand that
enforcement of safety-belt and child safety-seat laws are a year-round
priority for the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office because
correct use of these devices saves countless lives and prevents
untold injuries on our state streets and highways. We would also
like to continue to remind all pickup truck drivers and passengers
that you need to ‘buckle up in your truck.’ Apparently,
many people in this jurisdiction still think their trucks are so
tough that they don’t need to use seat belts, but they are
mistaken,” Sheriff Trujillo said.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administrations, pickup trucks in fatal crashes roll over twice
as often as passenger cars. Being buckled up prevents drivers and
passengers from being ejected and keeps them inside the cab, taking
advantage of the truck’s tough construction. Wearing safety
belts reduces the risk of dying in a rollover crash by up to 80
For information about safety belts, child safety
seats and booster seats in all vehicles, visit www.BuckleUpAmerica.org.
To learn more about the value of safety belts in pickups, visit
Bernalillo Total Wellness Fair welcomes all ages
—NORA ANAYA, VOLUNTEER, AMERICORP VISTA
Join friends and neighbors and bring your entire family for a day
of cultivating health at the Total Wellness Fair in Bernalillo.
The New Mexico Senior Olympics, in conjunction with St. Vincent
DePaul’s and sponsored by the Sandoval County Volunteer Program,
proudly announces its second annual Total Wellness Fair for self-education
The health events will include blood-pressure monitoring, sugar
testing, facial cleansing, and massage in addition to many other
health providers. Sheriff John Paul Trujillo will be on hand to
provide information about Project Lifesaver, an Alzheimer's-patient
location project. More than thirty booths will display senior-related
benefits and programs, and there will be live entertainment, as
well as healthy snacks and door prizes.
Registration for the Lyons Eye Screening mobile unit will be taken
for future appointments.
The Total Wellness Fair will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Social
Center and the OLOS Gym, 313 Camino del Pueblo, in Bernalillo, on
Saturday, July 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. These are senior-sponsored
events, but all ages are welcome. Admission is free. Come one, come
For further information, call 505-306-6186 or
Rio Rancho lines up Fourth of July festivities
The City of Rio Rancho and Big I 107.9 have announced the lineup
of entertainment and festivities for this year's Big I Fourth of
July celebration taking place at Loma Colorado Park, next to Rio
Rancho High School.
Musical entertainment will begin on Tuesday, July 4, at 5:00 p.m.
with Rockie Lynne, followed by John Corbett at 6:00 p.m. and Megan
Mullins at 7:00 p.m., and concluding with headliner Cross Canadian
Ragweed taking the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. All artists
will be available to sign autographs for the public in the Cottonwood
Kickball Classic autograph tent. The evening will close with a dazzling
fireworks display starting at 10:00 p.m.
In addition to these free festivities, the public will be able
enjoy carnival rides and attractions from June 30 through July 4
at Rio Rancho High School. Discount carnival-ride passes can be
purchased in advance at all Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Quiznos locations.
On July 4 parking will be available at Rio Rancho High School
for a $3 donation to the Rio Rancho Booster Club.