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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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Do You Know Our City Councilor?

As part of our responsibilities as LWNA Board Members, we frequently have the opportunity to meet with our City Councilor, Ken Sanchez. Before getting involved with the neighborhood association, however, most of us did not know much about our City Councilor or how to get in touch with him. So to make it easier for you to talk to Councilor Sanchez should the need arise, here’s our first-hand knowledge of Councilor Sanchez and our experience working with him.

Ken Sanchez has been working for the West Side since 1995, first, serving as Bernalillo County Commissioner from 1995-2002 and then serving as our Albuquerque City Councilor from 2005 to the present. He is currently in his third term as City Councilor for District One.  During his time in office, there have been a number of great improvements to our neighborhood that Councilor Sanchez has helped with. These include:

  • The opening of Rinconada Park, Ouray Dog Park, and making Ouray Road improvements,
  • Coordinating with the community and Shariesse McCannon for the recent renaming of Ouray Road to “Bob McCannon Parkway,” in honor of the great community advocate,
  • Ongoing maintenance and improvements at Ladera Golf Course to keep the course up to par (pardon the pun) as one of the Westside’s gems and recreational spots,
  • Helping address speeding problem on Atrisco Drive NW,
  • Working with the community to help address pedestrian and bicyclist concerns, such as adding bicycle lanes and improving pedestrian access,
  • Preserving open space near the Petroglyph Monument, and
  • Helping to bring the Community Stadium to the West Side, which hosts football and track with Albuquerque Public Schools.

We also understand he is currently working to ensure a new baseball complex adjacent to the Community Stadium on 81 acres of the city’s land is constructed, which would host tournaments and games for both adults and our youth.

His staff has also been incredibly helpful whenever we have questions or comments to bring to the Councilor’s attention. We highly recommend talking to Councilor Sanchez’s policy analyst, Elaine Romero, who has always made herself available to us and usually attends meetings when the Councilor is unavailable. Speaking of meetings, you can usually find either Councilor Sanchez or Elaine Romero at the West Side Coalition Association meetings, which your LWNA Board members attend as well. We are always available to make an introduction, so just let us know you are coming or say hello when you are there. You can also get ahold of Ms. Romero directly at 768-3183 or via e-mail at eromero@cabq.gov. Or, try attending a City Council meeting. They usually meet twice a month on Mondays at 5:00 pm, and members of the public are always welcome to attend as well as provide public comment.

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