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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

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

Hello Neighbors and HAPPY SUMMER!

Summer is in full swing and we’d like to give you some ideas of things to do and ways to stay safe during this great time of year.  If you have other ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them – please post a comment!

There’s a great place to spend some time this summer right here in our very own neighborhood – the Ladera West Golf Course!   If you’ve never been or haven’t been back in a while, here’s a review from neighbors who recently went:  “The Ladera Golf Course has undergone some great renovations lately. It has a new sprinkler system throughout the course resulting in more grass and tremendously improved playing conditions, enhanced paths, and new golf carts. It is in the best condition we’ve seen it in since moving here. It is also home to geese, ducks, rabbits, and other wildlife, making for a fun day on the course.” Sounds like fun!  (In addition to the golf course, we have the great Riconada Park and the Ouray dog park, both within Ladera West).

Did you know that Albuquerque boasts one of the most robust trail systems in the U.S.?   And one great one starts right outside our own doors!  Take a walk, run or bike ride along Unser north to Mariposa Park in Taylor Ranch, or head south and hop on the I-40 bridge behind Wal-mart to ride into the Bosque (just be sure to pace yourself on the ride back – the slope is steeper than it looks).   You can even lock up your bikes at the Bio Park and make a day of it!

Outside of the neighborhood there are activities galore – from Summer Fest to zoo music for the entire family, Explora summer camp & swimming lessons at public pools for the kids, and farmers markets providing local produce & crafts (if you haven’t checked out the Downtown Grower’s Market on Saturdays or the Rail Yards Market on Sundays, these are the two biggest and best – and close to home!).   The City of Albuquerque has a complete listing with links here.

What are some of your favorites or hidden gems?

And…since the kids are out of school and outside having fun, we want to help make sure they’re safe.  APD’s Northwest Area Command has distributed a “summer safety tips for kids” handout. Check it out here.

Speaking of APD distributing useful safety handouts, they’ve been doing this regularly on the website www.nextdoor.com.  This is a social-media-like site for neighbors to communicate.   In some ways it’s great – you get real-time notification of safety issues, lost and found dogs, suspicious activity and more.  (At other times there may be a spat among neighbors, which is less fun.)  LWNA does not endorse or oppose the site, but wanted to make you aware in case you want to check it out and decide for yourself.

Have a GREAT summer neighbors, have fun and stay safe!

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