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  • Events in the Neighborhood

    Ladera Golf Course Maintenance

    Our Superintendent James Lucero has informed us that maintenance will be top dressing the greens April 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

    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!!!

    67th Annual Brother Mathias Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Saturday March 17, 2018 4pm to 8pm at St Pius High School, 5301 St Joseph’s Drive NW.

    Tickets: $15.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 12 and Under. Proceeds support the Good Shepard Center, providing shelter to the homeless since 1951.

    Tickets may be purchased online at:  https://www.goodshepherdcenternm.org/

    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

    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

    Get Involved With Your City Government

    Ever wanted to learn more about how city government works or how policy is created? Interested in finding out how different departments operate? Now is the time to get involved! You can join a Policy Team, serve on one of 60+ committees and boards, volunteer, or even apply to work with the City of Albuquerque. Visit:https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/citizen-engagement and learn how you can make a difference!

    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

    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.

  • 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!

    February Open Space Events:

    Backyard Farming Series:
    Landscape for Life Spring Series
    Sustainability in Home Garden & Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. – noon
    This nationally recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources. Each of the five total workshops builds on information shared from previous classes and offers tools to assess your home landscape. Participants who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate and have a chance to win a free rain barrel and other giveaways.
    Following each workshop in this series is an extended mentor-led hands-on project for interested participants who want practical experiences and do not mind getting their hands dirty.
    History and Culture of New Mexico Series:
    Foods We’ve Come To Love: The Mestizaje of NM Cuisine
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Sunday, Feb. 25, 1-2:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Cherie Montoya
    New Mexican cuisine is a wonderful cultural fusion of Native American and European influences. This presentation will explore the origins, practices, heritages, traditions and ingredients that, combined with local terrain and climate, results in the distinctive dishes we’ve come to love.
    Second Annual High Tea on the Bosque
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Sunday, Feb. 25, 4-6 p.m.
    Presented by Burque Noir
    In honor of Black History Month, celebrate the cultural diversity and heroes of New Mexico with an afternoon of live performances, visual art and hands-on art activities for the entire family. Burque Noir produces brilliant multi-media experiences of arts and entertainment as delivered by a vast array of Black artist and performers. This event will feature singer-songwriter Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim from Las Cruses as well as recitalist and vocal coach Leon Eldridge from Albuquerque. Queneesha Myers with Cakes and Sweets Boutique will be providing scrumptious treats to go with the tea.
    No need to register, just come to Bachechi for this spectacular event.

     

  • 311 is Here for You

    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

  • Check out the latest Neighborhood Newsletters

    From the City, the County and APD - just go to our "Neighborhood News" page!
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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:

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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.