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On behalf of the City Council, Administration, and Staff, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you and to invite you to let us know how we can be of service. Española is quickly becoming the city at the center of it all in northern New Mexico. Rich in culture and history (Española was the first Capitol City in America), the city is also leading the way into the future on major issues including transportation, water planning, and more. Seated in the beautiful Española Valley between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Jemez Mountains, Española is a wonderful place to work, play, and to call home. Relax and enjoy your visit to our site, and let us know if we can be of help to you. We invite you to visit us and see just why there is so much to love about Española!
Mayor of the City of Española, Alice A. Lucero

"Ancient Roots of Sound" Benefit Concert at Misión y Convento on 19 November

For one evening only, four composers will present compositions for solo, duet and quartet arranged specifically for the acoustics of the Misión y Convento and the northern New Mexico audience. The proceeds will benefit the preservation of the petroglyphs of Mesa Prieta.

The four composers are Tatsuya Nakatani, of Osaka, Japan, Michel Doneda, of Toulouse, France, Thollem McDonas of San Francisco, CA and Albuquerque resident Mark Weaver. In the words of Nakatani, ""We create music derived from the simple ancient roots of sound."

Come at 7:00 PM to meet the composers as well as to enjoy the art of the Misión Museum on the Plaza. The concert is from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. Students are free. Tickets can be pre-purchased at

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Misión y Convento on 21 November

Help us celebrate Native American Heritage Month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Misión y Convento on 21 November. There will be food, dances, and storytelling. Please click here for more information.

City Enters into Partnership with CGI Communications

The City of Española has entered into a partnership with CGI Communications to offer four video productions that highlight the City’s offerings for visitors, re-locating, and economic development in Española. This is a great partnership that will benefit the city as a whole. The best part...NO tax dollars are being spent.

Important Information About Your Drinking Water

The City of Española Water System has levels of arsenic above Drinking Water Standards. Although it is not an emergency, our customers should know what is occurring and what the City is doing to correct this situation which was discovered during routine monitoring for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Please click here for more information or go to the Residents/Public Notices section.

City Submits EPA Notice of Intent

The City of Española submitted a Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 20 October 2015 for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity. You can view the NOI at the Residents > Public Notices tab above or you may access the notice by clicking here.

City Ordinances Available On-Line

The city ordinances are available on-line via a link to the ecode360 website. This includes all legislation adopted through 14 January 2014. The ordinances are available by chapter or alphabetically. Additionally, the website features an extensive search capability. The ecode360 website has sign up and login options as well as a code purchase option but it is not necessary to sign up, login or make a purchase to view or print the code. The link to the city ordinances is found by clicking on the Residents tab above or you may access the ordinances by clicking here.

Emergency Kit Checklist

Are you prepared for an unexpected emergency? FEMA has a poster to help raise awareness and to provide a checklist as to the supplies you will need in the event of a disaster such as a fire or flood. To view the poster, visit the Public Safety page or click here.

Visit the Plaza de Española!

The Plaza de Española is the historical and cultural center of the city. Within easy walking distance are four attractions that serve to teach and demonstrate our heritage. The Mision Museum y Convento is a replica of the original mission built by the Spanish at the nearby San Gabriel settlement in 1598. The history of the area from ancient times is depicted on reredos (altar screens) produced by the finest regional artists (see image on right).

The Bond House Museum is a circa 1910 home listed on both the National and New Mexico Register of Historic Places. In addition to historic photographs and artifacts it is used to display the works of various local artists.

The Veteran’s Wall was completed in 2003 to honor the over 2,000 men and women from northern New Mexico who have served honorably in the military. The memorial includes a reflecting pool and the "Walk of Honor" and is adorned with over 100 rose bushes.

The Plaza Fountain is characteristic of fountains found in different areas throughout Spain. The arches over the fountain represent the architecture found at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. These designs celebrate the Spanish influence in northern New Mexico.

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