Rio Rancho is officially 40 years old and, in 2021, city officials are encouraging residents to honor and celebrate the community’s past, present and future with a variety of activities and events.
“This year, let’s celebrate our 40 years of accomplishments that have contributed to Rio Rancho being recognized as one of the best places to live in the country,” said Mayor Gregg Hull.
To kick off the year, officials invite all Rio Ranchoans to take part in these COVID-safe activities:
Through May 29, citizens can create a scrapbook page detailing their life in the City of Rio Rancho. From its incorporation in 1981 to today, the city has a rich history.
Collect a scrapbook starter kit from Loma Colorado Main Library, Esther Bone Memorial Library, the Rio Rancho Aquatics Center or M’tucci’s Moderno. Complete your scrapbook page and return it to any location.
All pages will be put in a physical and digital scrapbook.
Share Your Rio Rancho Story
Throughout 2021, the city invites residents to record their Rio Rancho story or to interview a Rio Rancho citizen via StoryCorps Connect at storycorps.org/participate/storycorps-connect/.
Download the StoryCorps app to your mobile device or visit StoryCorps Connect, create your free account and prepare questions. Make up your own questions or download sample questions at rrnm.gov/DocumentCenter/View/77205/Sample-questions.
Then, record, save and share it with the City of Rio Rancho’s 40th Anniversary community at archive.storycorps.org/communities/city-of-rio-ranchos-40th-anniversary/.
Rio Rancho Restaurant Bingo
Rio Rancho Restaurant Bingo was developed by the City of Rio Rancho’s Business Community & Economic Recovery Task Force as a way for citizens to support Rio Rancho businesses during the pandemic.
It is a way to not only eat great food and support local businesses, but also to win gift certificates ranging from $25 to $500 to even more Rio Rancho businesses.
Visit rioranchobingo.com, download bingo cards, make a purchase at the locations listed and complete one row on the bingo card to create a Bingo. Then upload pictures of receipts and your bingo card. With 90-plus eateries, there are plenty of ways to black out your bingo card.
For more information about the game, including rules and prizes, visit rioranchobingo.com.
Visit rrnm.gov/40years for an updated list of events throughout the year. Watch the 40th Anniversary promotional video at https://youtu.be/RVFt0n8J4B4.