The Sandoval Signpost

An Independent Monthly Newsmagazine Serving the Community since 1989


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Local Government contacts:
Town of Bernalillo offices—867-3311
Sandoval County offices—867-7500
Sandoval County Commission Chairman Elizabeth Johnson, c/o Sandoval County
Administrative offices, P. O. Box 40, Bernalillo, NM 87004
An new website created by Signpost Web designer Gary W. Priester providing free galleries for all Placitas artists. Each gallery contains up to 8 color images, an artist’s biography or CV and a contact page. Visit for more information.

The Animal Hotline:
A nonprofit community service for lost and found pets.
867-6135. P. O. Box 812, Placitas, NM 87043

Greater Bernalillo Chamber of Commerce:
An organization of people interested in promoting the business community of Algodones, Bernalillo, northern Rio Rancho, Placitas, and the pueblos of Sandia and Santa Ana., 867-1185, fax 867-8325, P. O. Box 1776, Bernalillo, NM 87004. Office located at Sandoval County Visitor Center, 243 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo

Citizens for Safe Pipelines:
A nonprofit created to protect the environment, properties, and the public from the release of hazardous liquid and natural gas., 867-0778, P. O. Box 124, Placitas, NM 87043

Friends of Placitas, Inc.:
A community group with interests in supporting the Placitas community and protecting the water and ecosystem quality of the area. Monthly meetings at the Placitas Community Center, 7 p.m. 867-3889, P.O. Box 490, Placitas, NM 87043

Jardineros de Placitas:
A community-involved organization with subgroups interested in bridge, herbs, stitchery, art, and books. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month, 9:30 a.m. Contact Judith Austin,

Las Placitas Association:
A community organization working to preserve the rural quality of life in Placitas and restore the riparian habitat of Las Huertas Creek. It sponsors the annual Flowering Desert Garden Tour in June, a Star Gazing Party, and group hikes throughout the year., P. O. Box 888, Placitas, NM 87043

Sandoval Signpost (formerly the Northside Signpost):
A local independent monthly newsmagazine serving Placitas, Bernalillo, Algodones, northern Rio Rancho, Santa Ana Pueblo, and Sandia Pueblo., 867-3810, fax 867-3870, P. O. Box 889, Placitas, NM 87043

Optimist Club de Sandoval:
A community organization encouraging youth activities and promoting involvement in civic affairs. Monthly meetings on the first and third Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
Placitas Mission de San Antonio Community Center., 771-2337

Placitas Animal Rescue:
Rescuing injured, lost, or abandoned animals in Sandoval County. Also providing a spay and neuter service with free pet pickup and delivery.
867-0004, P. O. Box 724, Placitas, NM 87043

Placitas Artists Series:
Offering monthly musical concerts at Las Placitas Presbyterian church. Artists’ reception and exhibit of local artists work preceed each concert., 867-8080

Placitas Chamber of Commerce:
An organization promoting the Placitas business community and organizing the Placitas Home Tour., 867-3011, 46 Sandia Lane, Placitas, NM 87043

Placitas Recycling Center:
Offers recycling services to the community on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Hwy. 165, across from Comcast Cable Company near I-25., 867-3077

Placitas Senior and Community Center:
Activities for seniors and community members. Lunch served weekdays. Menu and activities calendar in the Signpost online. 867-1396

Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade:
Volunteers from the community act as first responders to local emergencies. Training and certification classes offered. 867-5080.

Sandoval County Historical Society:
A community organization promoting the preservation of the history of Sandoval County. Monthly meetings at the DeLavy House in Bernalillo. 867-5351 or 867-5857

Watermelon Mountain Ranch:
Fostering the animal-human bond and offering foster homes and adoptions for displaced dogs and cats. 771-0140, extension 2





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