Mayor's Message for April 29th, 2022

Corrales Rio

We have some good news and some bad news this week. The good news: the ditches are finally full of water and farmers are able to irrigate. The bad news: the rotation will be to irrigate every 3 weeks and maybe only until end of June, 2022. So take advantage of the Grower’s Market and the available produce while you can.

About a week ago, there was a house fire at the north end of the village, but not in the village. It focused our attention on how vulnerable we are with the winds, heat, and lack of moisture. The other fires along the Rio Grande, as well as those in Ruidoso and the Jemez mountains to our north have demonstrated how the fires can explode and move quickly. Be prepared in case an evacuation order comes here. Let’s all pray that doesn’t happen, but be prepared. The Village website has recommendations for emergency planning for your family and animals. There is also link to a community presentation that we will probably updating in the next few weeks.

This potential for a disaster will not go away soon. Being aware and being prepared are important for our safety. This is also a good time to make sure you are signed up for Code Red alerts. A link to sign up is available on the Village website. You can sign up to get alerts for both your home and work locations.  In the event of an emergency, Code Red will call the number on file with instructions.

BURNING IN CORRALES IS BANNED. The use of barbecue grills at home is allowed. The use of commercially purchased propane, natural gas, or wood outdoor fireplaces is allowed as long as it is not windy, is in an area cleared of vegetation, and must have a spark arresting screen. All barbecue grills and outdoor fireplaces must be turned off and, if using wood or charcoal, must be completely cold to the touch when not being monitored. Clear the area around your home of all dead grasses, weeds, and leaves. Don't burn them. Defensible space information can be found

If you are looking for new vegetation for your property, check out the Corrales Tree Committee’s brochure for what grows best here. A copy can be found on our website.

The Village would also like to thank the Sandoval County Master Gardeners for the work they have done to beautify Village owned property. They have great plans for the children’s garden next to the library that should come to fruition in the next few months.

The recent updates to the Chapter 18 Land use code has made it mandatory for all properties to have a visible address.  These signs must show the number assigned by the Planning and Zoning Department, and must be legible and placed in plain view, where the property meets the street, and no less than 4 inches in height. Courtesy notices will be sent beginning May 15th to any property without an address number.  Address signs can be purchased from the Village Administration Office. The sign can be paid for at the Village Hall through the receptionist, and then picked up at the main Fire Station on Corrales Road.


Tomorrow, April 30th Mud, Sweat and Cheers 9 am – 3-pm at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church. They are offering FREE breakfast and lunch for volunteers who come to help with the mudding and clean-up of the church. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and garden tools if you’ve got them.

Bicycle Fair 10 am - 12 pm Corrales Rec Center Sponsored by the Corrales Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission

The Heritage Spinning and Weaving class is also tomorrow from 1:30 – 3:00 also at the Old Church.

Sunday, May 1st is First Sunday, with events happening throughout the Village. Visit the Corrales MainStreet website for more information:

The Corrales Arts center will host a class with artist Chris Turri May 1st at 3 pm. You can register for the class and see more of their upcoming events at:

On Monday, May 2nd, from noon to 8 pm, Ex Novo will be hosting a fundraising event and donating $1 for each pint sold to "Read to Me!", a children's literacy organization.  The event will kick off the Kiwanis-sponsored Village book drive that runs Saturday, April 30, through Sunday, May 15.  You can drop off your new and gently-used children's books through May 15 in the bright blue bins located at these locations: Village Mercantile, the Corrales Community Library, and Ex Novo. Your donated books will find their way to little free libraries, school classroom bookshelves, and places where children in need of reading resources congregate - including homeless shelters, public transportation, laundromats, and more. So go through your home libraries and see if you might have some books to share with children in need.

The Corrales Historical Society will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a free performance of Amazing Women of the Wild West: Susan Shelby MagoffinMay 8 at 2pm at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church. For more information visit their website:

The Treasure Sale Fundraiser for the Historical Society will be held May 21st. You can drop off your items for donation at the Old Church on May 19th and 20th between 10 am and 4 pm.

Jim Fahey

Corrales Mayor

Corrales Speakers series May event
Read With Me Event