Alvarado Square reopening moved to Thursday

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County’s new headquarters is set to reopen Thursday, October 21 after its windows were shot out last week. Extensive damage to Alvarado Square is visible in photos the county uploaded online, which is estimated at $45,000.

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Construction workers boarded up the ten broken windows last week and replacement glass has been ordered. Crews have also spent time removing glass from window ledges, desks, carpet, and more.

Bernalillo County reports that about 30 pounds of broken glass were removed from the building’s window ledge several stories high. According to the county, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, additional work will be done in order to prepare for the building’s reopening.

The county states that it is still conducting business and Alvarado Square employees are teleworking and can help customers over the phone, by email, and online at The community can have general questions answered and help with urgent matters by calling the county at 505-468-7777.

The suspect in the case, Noah Tapia, is waiting to learn whether he will have to stay locked up until trial.

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