October is Domestic Violence Month. Haven House, Inc., Sandoval County's only domestic violence shelter, is holding their annual Mayor's Barbeque to help raise awareness and funds to help domestic violence victims in Sandoval County. On Saturday, October 20, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull will be hosting a family-style public barbecue in Haynes Park to help raise awareness regarding domestic violence in Sandoval County.
El Camino Real played a vital part in the development of New Mexico trade and culture. The 'royal road' to the interior brought goods, services and people from Central to North America for decades through the 19th Century.