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  • Events in the Neighborhood

    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.


    PNM Community Assistance Events:
    These events are held statewide in order to make the PNM Good Neighbor Fund more accessible and convenient for our customers. At these events, applications will be taken for the Good Neighbor Fund and if persons qualify, they will be given a special Good Neighbor Fund code that they may call into PNM.  The PNM Good Neighbor Fund will be the only organization at these events.
    Please check out this flyer for event dates during 2018:  PNM On-Site Events 2018
  • What’s Going on in Albuquerque

    Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer Showcases 30 Years of Work

    Don Bartletti, a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, will showcase his 30 years of work across the globe at a photo exhibition lasting October 5 – December 28 through the New Mexico Humanities Council. You can meet him in person at one of the several events hosted by the Humanities Council this week. If you’re interested in photography, a photo walk with Mr. Bartletti is taking place Saturday, October 6 at 5:45 p.m. in Nob Hill, during which he will demonstrate his own photographic techniques for experts and amateurs alike. To learn more about Don Bartletti and the Humanities Council, visit: www.nmhum.org


    Citizen’s Independent Salary Commission Seeks Applicants

    The City of Albuquerque’s Accountability in Government Oversight Committee is seeking applicants to serve on the Citizens’ Independent Salary Commission, which carries the authority to set the salaries of the Mayor and City Councilors. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 26. Applicants must send a resume and letter of interest to: audcisc@cabq.gov. To learn more about the Commission and to apply, visit:www.cabq.gov/audit/citizens-independent-salary-commission


    Free Pit Bull Training in October Through Animal Welfare

    The Animal Welfare Department is offering FREE pit bull and pit mix training every Saturday in October. Do you have a pit bull or pit mix, or know someone who wants one of these wonderful dogs? The training is part of Animal Welfare’s efforts to educate the public about this dog breed and increase understanding and resources for the community. Space is limited, so you’re encouraged to sign up as soon as possible! Visit:www.cabq.gov/pets/events/animal-welfare-events to learn more


    Community Grant Application Open For Creating Increased Neighborhood Walkability

    Is your neighborhood or community interested in becoming more walkable and healthy? A Community Change Grant Application is now available so why not apply? Grantees who are chosen will receive $1,500 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active and engaged places to live, play and work. Applications are due no later than Friday, November 2, so apply today at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebJhZGsd2mOx0gQ9MDsJNuuy88iWdpfZLMsLN3cY_aEc_UyA/viewform. If you need tips on applying for grants, the ONC’s Toolbox article on grant writing is available at: www.cabq.gov/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/neighborhood-toolbox/grant-writing-series


    Consumer Reports Provides Free Online Resources for Buying, Shopping, and Saving Money

    Have you checked out Consumer Reports on the City’s Library website yet? This free online resource allows you to make better decisions about buying things like cars, TVs, appliances, electronics, and much more. Money-saving tips, product reviews and recommendations, and buying suggestions are just part of what you can access with Consumer Reports. And all you need is your library card! You can find this great online resource on the Library’s eResources and Databases page at: https://abqlibrary.org/az.php


    Wood Burning Restrictions In Effect October Through February

    The Environmental Health Department reminds residents that wood burning restrictions go into effect October 1 through February 28. The Department will issue burn restrictions as needed each day based on daily pollution levels, weather patterns, air movement, and temperatures. Before you burn, make sure there are no restrictions by calling 768-BURN (2876) or by signing up for alerts at: www.cabq.gov/airquality/todays-status


  • Bernalillo County Happenings

    Water Utility Authority Reminds You to Cut Back on Landscape Watering In Autumn

    With cooler temperatures upon us, it’s time to cut back on your landscape watering and irrigation. Follow the Water by the Numbers program, and cut back your watering to 2 days per week. Cooler nights mean less evaporation and less watering is needed! If it rains, you can skip one of your watering days, too! To learn more about the Water by the Numbers program, visit:www.abcwua.org/Water_by_the_Numbers.aspx

  • 311 is Here for You

    311 Citizen Contact Center

    Information about the 311 Citizen Contact Center.

    The 311 Citizen Contact Center is a centralized call center for the City of Albuquerque. The 311 service is a single telephone number for all non-emergency City of Albuquerque inquiries and services.

    We answer questions and respond to requests for service.


    Monday through Saturday – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Sunday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Animal welfare calls and fixed bus times)

    How Can We Help?

    There are several ways the City of Albuquerque and 311 can answer questions or requests for service.

    Click here for website

  • Safety

    News from the BCSO Newsletter:

    The changing of the seasons is upon us and temperatures
    in the east mountain area are beginning to fall. We
    would like to remind you of the fact that temperatures and
    weather can change within minutes and citizens and residents
    enjoying the numerous trails and outdoor recreation
    areas should be prepared for inclement weather. As such,
    please remember the following:
    1. Become self-reliant by learning about the terrain,
    conditions, local weather and your equipment before
    you start.
    2. Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are
    hiking, when you will return and your emergency
    3. When you start as a group, hike as a group, end as a
    group. Pace your hike to the slowest person.
    4. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Fatigue
    and unexpected conditions can also affect your hike. Know your limitations and when to postpone your hike. The
    mountains will be there another day.
    5. Even if you are headed out for just an hour; an injury, severe
    weather, or a wrong turn could become life threatening.
    Make plans for survival.
    The Sandia Ranger District, Ranger Station, has numerous booklets,
    pamphlets, and resources available to ensure a safe hike.



    The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the awareness, prevention, and investigation of
    domestic violence incidents. Many times domestic violence incidents are reported and responded to by
    our uniformed Field Services Division. The response does not end there, the additional response is then
    picked up by one or a combination of members of our Criminal Investigative Division often our Violent
    Crimes Unit, Special Victims Unit and our Victim Liaison will play an important role in bringing the incident
    to adjudication and providing services to the victims.

    Keeping or discouraging the victim from seeing
    friends or family members
     Embarrassing or shaming the victim with putdowns
     Controlling every penny spent in the household
     Taking the victim’s money or refusing to give
    them money for expenses
     Looking at or acting in ways that scare the person
    they are abusing
     Controlling who the victim sees, where they go,
    or what they do
     Dictating how the victim dresses, wears their
    hair, etc.
     Stalking the victim or monitoring their victim’s
    every move (in person or also via the internet
    and/or other devices such as GPS tracking or
    the victim’s phone)
     Preventing the victim from making their own decisions
     Telling the victim that they are a bad parent or
    threatening to hurt, kill, or take away their children
     Threatening to hurt or kill the victim’s friends,
    loved ones, or pets
     Intimidating the victim with guns, knives, or other weapons

    Pressuring the victim to have sex when
    they don’t want to or to do things sexually
    they are not comfortable with
     Forcing sex with others
     Refusing to use protection when having
    sex or sabotaging birth control
     Pressuring or forcing the victim to use
    drugs or alcohol
     Preventing the victim from working or
    attending school, harassing the victim at
    either, keeping their victim up all night
    so they perform badly at their job or in
     Destroying the victim’s property

    National Hotlines
    National Domestic Violence Hotline (live chat available via website)
    National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (live chat available via website)
    Statewide Crisis Lines
    New Mexico Legal Aid Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking HelpLine
    The New Mexico Legal Aid Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking HelpLine is a free
    statewide service that provides legal information, advice and referrals to attorneys and other
    community agencies who can help you. The helpline is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
    and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    www.lawhelpnewmexico.org – Provides information on domestic violence, orders of protections and resources for legal help from New Mexico Legal Aid.


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Crime Mapping and Reports Tools

Albuquerque’s Office of Neighborhood Coordination provided a link to the 2018 Crime Mapping Tool Shows Online Real-Time Activity in Albuquerque in its weekly newsletter on May 21, 2018.

“Have you bookmarked Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) Crime Mapping Tool yet? This online, real-time map of criminal activity offers residents an up-to-date snapshot of what type of criminal activity is happening in their neighborhoods. Visit: http://www.cabq.gov/police/online-services/crime-mapping/ and make sure to bookmark the page, as it is updated daily.”

I use the ABQPolice app on my phone.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office newsletter, “Communicator,” July 2018 announced their new reporting tool. “Our new system also allows the public access to crime data. There are three features the public can access to include Crime Mapping, Register a Camera, and Tip Submit. Anyone can access this information from his or her personal computer or smart phone. The public should access these features via the BCSO web page, www.bernalillocountysheriff.com. “

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Annual Meeting September 18, 2018

Hi Neighbors,

Our annual meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18th at 6 pm at the Ladera Golf Course Banquet room. Please join us to to learn about the Metropolitan Court from the judges, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority Programs and Rebates, and vote for the changes to our bylaws and for board members.   Flyer can be viewed by selecting the link below:

Ladera West Annual Meeting 2018.docx

We look forward to seeing you.


Karen Buccola, President

Ladera West Neighborhood Association





Avoiding Being a Victim of Road Rage

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office newsletter, “Communicator,” July 2018 helps us avoid being a victim of road rage.

“The ‘Communicator’ received a request asking for tips and best practices to avoid being a victim ore experiencing ‘Road Rage.’ We in turn reached out to our Traffic Investigations Unit who was pleased to provide the following:

  1. Be well rested when you drive. The more tired you are the more easily you will become irritated. Also, the more exhausted you are the more likely you are to be distracted and less observant which will tend to cause driving errors that appear aggressive and possibly provoking road rage.
  2. Listen to traffic reports on the radio to avoid congested areas. You can do this on side streets before you reach the highway where congestion is more likely.
  3. Know alternative routes to your destination. This would include back roads that have less traffic. Even if they are a few miles longer, it is usually worth it to avoid long delays in traffic.
  4. Avoid a lot of noise and loud music. It is well known that lots of noise puts more stress on a person. Preferably, listen to soft music or talk radio. In addition, remind passengers to keep the noise down.
  5. Try driving at cooler times of day. Heat, especially when it cannot be controlled makes people more irritable. It will also be easier on your engine to drive when it is cooler.
  6. You can help in preventing road rage by giving yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Knowing you may be running late automatically puts you into “speed mode” where you are more tempted to get around other drivers to get where you are going.
  7. If you are running late call the person and tell them you will be late even if you must pull over to do so. Knowing that the person/s you are going expect you will be late takes a load of stress off you and you do not have to rush to meet their expectations.
  8. Avoid driving if you are already emotionally upset or excited.
  9. Exercise patience while driving. Patience prevents a multitude of problems including car collisions. Mentally relax when unexpected delays happen. Just be glad you aren’t alone. Everyone around you is delayed too. You will be preventing road rage in yourself by practicing patience.
  10. Signal early before braking.
  11. Give plenty of room for the driver behind hen changing lanes.
  12. Keep at least two car lengths of space ahead and behind your vehicle.
  13. Always signal when changing lanes.
  14. Count two seconds before proceeding at a stop sign.
  15. Don’t step on your gas pedal to get through a yellow light.

Using all these polite driving habits will keep you from seeming like an aggressive driver, and thus preventing road rage in drivers around you.”

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