Barelas News

City of Albuquerque begins distributing 80,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits   

January 28, 2022 | KOB-4 – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The City of Albuquerque has started handing out at-home COVID-19 tests in areas that were determined to need the tests the most. The city is working to distribute around 80,000 at-home tests – the first round of supplies from the federal government – starting in areas of high social vulnerability. The Barelas Senior Center was one of the first stops. City officials were handing out kits Friday.

Barelas has a new mural ON THE STREET (at 4th + Hazeldine)!   

April 24, 2021 | KRQE – A group of teens in the Barelas neighborhood created the city’s first intersection mural. The teens, along with the Artful Life Organization, created the mural called “Sunset Mix.” This Vision Zero project was a collaborative with the Barelas Community Coalition, Barelas Neighborhood Association, Mayor Tim Keller, City Councilor Ike Benton, CABQ DMD, Homewise, and Creative Paving Solutions.

ReImagining NM’s Food Economy   

December 7, 2020 | Albuquerque Journal – “When we talk about reimagining the food economy, what we’re really talking about is reimagining New Mexico,”

Albuquerque’s First Permanent Food Truck Park Set to Open Friday   

October 19, 2020 | KRQE – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s first permanent food truck park is set to officially open this Friday, Oct. 23 and feature a variety of local vendors. The park comes as another expansion project of the La Esquinita marketplace, and from the Barelas Community Coalition, which is its parent organization.

The Farm Stand + Market at La Equinita   

October 11, 2020 – "While the pandemic made our vulnerabilities glaringly obvious, our strengths and keys to a stronger future became more visible too. We found them in existing relationships, newly created partnerships, and in pulling together and pivoting resources in ways that not only met the moment but lay the groundwork for longer-term resiliency."

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Community Revitalization and Food Security in the Barelas Neighborhood   

September 30, 2020 | Forward Cities – Acknowledgements: This blog post is amended from an original article The Farm Stand & Market at La Esquinita: A Multi-CSA Outlet for Green Fire Times published on September 2, 2020 written by Barelas Community Coalition Executive Director, Cristina Rogers and Marketing Manager for New Mexico Harvest Kyle Malone and edited by ESHIP Rio Grande Local Director Erin Ortigoza. It prominently features and weaves in excerpts from an interview with Barelas Community Coalition Executive Director, Cristina Rogers, facilitated by Lucy Foma - Senior Planner with Santa Fe County Growth Management Department. In this interview, we learn about connections through food distribution, community revitalization and entrepreneurship in the time of COVID-19 in order to, “Get people fed and keep farmers farming!”