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  • Events in the Neighborhood

    Spring Green Waste Pickup

    The City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge.

    When

    Apr 30, 2018 07:00 AM – May 11, 2018 05:00 PM

    About Spring Green Waste Pickup

    This year’s Spring Green Waste collection program begins on April 30 and ends on May 11.

    Solid Waste customers should have their Green Waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of their regular trash collection day. All Green Waste must be placed 5 feet from automated trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.

    Solid Waste customers must place their Green Waste (leaves, grass, and brush) in trash bags. Each trash bag should not weigh more than 40 pounds. Customers that have branches must cut them to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.

    The following items will not be picked up: dirt, construction debris, gravel, construction material or tree stumps.

    For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit the Solid Waste website.

    Spring Green Waste Pickup Dates:
    Monday, April 30, 2018 – Friday, May 11, 2018

    Price: Free

     

    Daily Pollen Count May Help Deal With Spring Allergies

    No matter which neighborhood in Albuquerque you live in, the springtime pollen in the air may be affecting you, your family, and even your pets! You can check the city’s daily pollen count online at:www.cabq.gov/airquality/todays-status. Please note the pollen information is updated daily, so you may want to bookmark the page and check it frequently.

    Springtime “Bugging” You? There’s Help!

    It’s spring in Albuquerque, and  that usually means bugs, bugs, and more bugs! The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) offers twice-yearly regular sewer system treatment throughout the city and county for cockroach infestation, and they also offer specific treatment for neighborhoods. To request cockroach control treatment in your area, complete the online request form at:http://www.abcwua.org/Cockroach_Control.aspx or call 505/824-WATR (9287).

    Jr. Golf News & Notes from Ladera Golf Course

    Jr. Golf will be run by a Bulldog (Eric Alaniz) and a Tiger (David Lovato)!!! Bulldog and Tiger are putting together Albuquerque’s best Jr. Program. They are also forming The Ladera PGA Jr. League. Ladera will be the place to be for the finest JR Golf instruction, introduction, and all out fun!!!

    Northwest Area Command Community Policing Council meetings:

    Held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. The meeting is at the Northwest Area Command Substation located at 10401 Cibola Loop, NW 87114 across from Cibola High School.

  • What’s Going on in Albuquerque

    Facebook Community Trainings Offered by National Hispanic Cultural Center

    The National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, will host free Facebook Community Boost trainings, Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4. These workshops offer excellent business training and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to see how Facebook can boost your community outreach. Visit: https://bit.ly/2vewPlP to register and choose which sessions you want to attend

    Public Libraries Don’t Just Offer Books for Checkout!

    Did you know that our public libraries don’t just offer books to check out? It’s true! They also offer a wide range of CDs, DVDs, e-Books, and – this is the best part! – you can also check out ukuleles and cake pans! So if you’ve been wanting to learn this musical instrument but don’t have one, or expand your baking skills and make a cake in the shape of a heart, the library is your starting point! Visit: www.abqlibrary.org for a complete catalog of free items for checking out!

     

    Library Branches Offer Storytime for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

    Many of our city libraries offer terrific resources for parents, and the Storytime events are among the favorites. The weekly Storytime dates and times vary, but you can find one each week at nearly every branch. To learn more about Storytime for your little one, visit: www.abqlibrary.org

    Local NMDOT Road Project Information Available Online for Commuter Planning

    Did you know that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has an interactive road construction map showing all active road projects in the Albuquerque area? It makes planning your commute much easier. To access the interactive map, visit: https://nmroads.com  and zoom in on Albuquerque. The City of Albuquerque also has an interactive local road project interactive map available, at: http://www.cabq.gov/ municipaldevelopment/maps/ traffic-report

    ABQMomsBlog Offers Resources for Families and Kids

    Have you had a chance to check out the ABQMomsBlog yet? This community-oriented website features articles written by local parents, ideas for fun with the family, community involvement ideas, suggestions for kids during Spring Break, events going on throughout the city, and it’s not just for moms! If you know of a parent or family who is looking for something new to do, see, or experience, this innovative blog may be just the ticket. Take a look at:https://albuquerque. citymomsblog.com/

    Serve on a City Board and Learn About Local Government Processes!

    There are over 60 boards and panels in the City, all made of up of citizens just like you. These boards and panels provide citizen feedback and oversight for a wide variety of community-based initiatives that include: police oversight, public arts, environmental planning, senior services, impact fees, economic development, and much more. If you’re interested in expanding your civic involvement and want to serve on a board, visit:http://www.cabq.gov/clerk/boards-commissions for information on how to apply.

     

    U.S. Census Asking for Feedback

    The U.S. 2020 Census is a couple of years away, but the Census Bureau is doing preemptive research nationwide to ensure everyone is counted and the Census is fair and accurate. Some of the more challenging communities to map will be a focus of the upcoming census, and this website offers information about “Hard to Count” Communities. To learn more, visit:http://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/

     

  • Bernalillo County Happenings

    WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM

    Bernalillo County’s Water Conservation Program promotes the efficient and responsible use of the County’s water resources.

    We do this through:

    1. Water conservation education and outreach
    2. High-Efficiency Toilet Retrofit and Rain Barrel incentive programs
    3. Prohibiting water waste and requiring water conservation for new development, remodels, and additions through our Water Conservation Ordinance and supporting Water Conservation Development Standards and Guidelines
    4. Leading by example by conserving water at County facilities.

    Water Conservation Tips 

    Visit https://www.bernco.gov/water for great tips on water conservation and information on the 40-Gallon challenge!

     

    Bernalillo County Accepting Applications for Youth Sports Leagues at Reduced Fees

    The County is now accepting applications for youth sports leagues, offering reduced prices to all kids in the City and County. The fee for registration is based on family income. The county will also offer reduced fees for after school programs and summer camps. Applications can be picked up at the County Sports Office, 111 Union Square SE, Ste. 200., or online at: www.bernco.gov

     

  • 311 is Here for You

    Request Large Item Pickup with ABQ311

    The excellent weather is allowing Albuquerque residents to begin spring cleaning early this year. If you have large items that you want to schedule for pickup by the Solid Waste Department, let the City know by using the 311 website or mobile app at: www.cabq.gov/ABQ311. The mobile app also allows you to anonymously report graffiti, litter, and weeds

    If you are having any non-emergency issues (weeds, trash, zoning, lost animals, etc.) don’t forget you can make a report through 3-1-1 or online at: https://www.cabq.gov/311/abq311/
    You can also download their app!

  • Safety

    Hi neighbors,

    Here is a video from the Department of Homeland Security about Active Shooters.  It covers the basics and is seven minutes in length:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-CSX4NPtg

    ART Lanes for Buses Only – Please Drive with Caution

    The Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) has started limited service on Central Avenue, and drivers are reminded that the ART bus-only lanes are for buses and emergency vehicles only, not for regular car traffic. Drivers caught in the ART bus-only lanes will be ticketed by Albuquerque Police Department. For more information on the ART bus lanes, or general information, call the ART hotline at (505) 398-4ART, or visit:www.brtabq.com

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15 Minutes to a More Beautiful (and Valuable) Neighborhood!

Hello Neighbors!

Here it is, the start of 2015, and many of us have been thinking about new year’s resolutions, or just general things we’d like to take care of this year.  One thing you may have been thinking about is your home and our neighborhood.  Well, here’s some inspiration to help put those thoughts into action:

Did you know that a nearby property’s overgrown weeds, peeling paint, or clutter can knock 5 to 10% off the sale price of your home?!*  With just a little work we can all help beautify the neighborhood, and increase our property values!

If you’re like me (the Webmaster), it might bug you a bit to see weeds and litter in the neighborhood (especially when you know you’d never litter yourself).  You might also feel like you shouldn’t have to pick up other people’s trash or help your neighbor pull weeds. We hear you.  But, if we all put those thoughts aside, we could get a long way towards keeping our neighborhood clean and increase our own homes’ values to boot!   (By the way, those of you out there picking up trash – your neighbors see you and appreciate you!!!)

Do you have 15 minutes to spare?  Recently the trash in the arroyo at the intersection of Ouray and Ronda De Lechusas was really bugging me, so I decided I would take two gloves, one plastic bag and 15 minutes of my time and see what could be accomplished. This is the before and after of those 15 minutes:

Yuck:

 Ouray

 

Less Yuck:

Ouray3

If you have 15 minutes to spare, think about those weeds you’ve been meaning to pull or that trash along the sidewalk to the park…..together we can make a difference!

(You can report major trash and weed issues to the City by calling 3-1-1 or filling out the online form)

*Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-hurts-home-value-2013-5?op=1

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Tree and Light Recycling

Happy New Year Neighbors!

We hope you and yours have had a safe and happy holiday season.   To start off the new year, the city is offering free tree recycling (and free wood chips) – one location is right down the street at Ladera Golf Course!  (You can also recycle your lights.)  Here are the details:

The Solid Waste Management Department, Parks and Recreation and PNM will recycle Christmas Trees and Christmas Lights for FREE at three separate locations in Albuquerque beginning January 2, 2015.

PNM Vegetation Management crews and Parks and Recreation staff will grind trees into chips, which can then be used as mulch to provide a better growing environment for plants and landscapes. Residents can pick up the freshly ground wood chips for use in their home landscapes free of charge while supplies last.

After dropping off their Christmas tree, residents may deposit their Christmas tree lights into marked containers for recycling. Christmas tree lights should never be placed into the blue recycling carts that residents use at their homes.

Trees and lights may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Friday, January 2 through Sunday, January 11, 2015 at:
•Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE, 873-660
•Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE, 857-8318
•Ladera Golf Course, Coors and Ladera NW, 888-8115

Please remove all bags, tree stands, decorations and lights from trees before dropping them off to be mulched. Limit 5 trees per resident, no commercial customers.