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  • Around the Neighborhood

    The New Mexico Gas Company is offering FREE indoor water conservation kits.  Click here to request your kit.

    Abandoned Shopping Carts 

    We have had many inquiries on abandoned shopping carts and who to call.   Abandoned Walmart carts may be reported directly to Walmart at 2550 Coors Blvd NW, (352-1870, press 0). Walmart uses a collection service to retrieve scattered carts. Report Home Depot and other carts to 311.  Remember to have the names of the cross streets at hand.


    Resources for Mental and Emotional Stress During COVID-19 and Beyond

    The COVID-19 public health pandemic has created not just a physical health concern, but extreme mental and emotional stress as well. There are many resources available for residents who are feeling the anxiety and fear that are so common right now, and that may continue post-COVID. If you or someone you know is having anxiety, or thoughts of self-injury or suicide, the New Mexico Crisis Access Hotline is available 24/7/365 and you can reach it by calling 1-855-662-7474.  You can also visit www.nmcrisisline.com for many other online resources.


    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.


  • Outreach and Assistance Events

    NMDWS Offers Online Workshops Aimed at Helping You Get a Job!
    The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is hosting Workforce Connection online workshops geared toward increasing and improving workforce skills, interview skills and tips on how to ace job interviews. The workshops take place weekly and cover a variety of employment topics, so sign up today at: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Job-Seekers

  • What’s Going on in Albuquerque

    September is National Literacy Month and You Can Help Kids Learn to Read!
    Did you know that September is National Literacy Month?  Reading is one of life’s great joys but many adults and children are lacking in this basic skill. You can help a child in need who wants to learn to read by sending a text message to: 44-321 with the message LUVBOOKS. This will help purchase a book for a child who is learning to read. To learn more about literacy programs and opportunities  in Albuquerque, visit: https://www.reading-works.org/


    New Mexico Game and Fish Department Seeks Public Input on Hunter Education Ordinance
    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is hosting a virtual public meeting to get input from residents regarding proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC. The virtual meeting will will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input. Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available at: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/. Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507; or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.


    The ABQ BioPark Zoo Has Reopened

    After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City welcomed the public back to its outdoor exhibits on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.”Especially with questions remaining around the re-opening of schools this fall, our City is stepping up to support families and parents, and the BioPark is a big part of that,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’re excited to bring this family favorite back in a safe way.”  For more information go to https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/news/mayor-tim-keller-reopens-abq-biopark-zoo



    Open Space Visitor’s Center Offers Outdoor Field School for Kids!
    The new Outdoor Field School at the Open Space Visitor Center offers kids ages 9-12 the chance to  explore, discover, and learn about the natural world through fun, hands-on science outdoors.  Students will foster essential skills used by wildlife biologists, climatologists, and foresters using real scientific equipment to observe and measure the environment of the Middle Rio Grande. . Field science techniques, journaling, and outdoor safety will be taught and practiced. To learn more and to get your kid registered for these fun 2-day courses, which start in September and go through October, visit: 



    Illegal Dumping Partnership Encourages Safe Disposal of Unwanted Items

    The Illegal Dumping Partnership is an initiative sponsored by the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, PNM, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), AMAFCA, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), and other groups, encouraging residents to safely dispose of unwanted items at one of the City’s convenience centers located throughout Bernalillo County. Illegal dumping is not only rude, it’s against the law and is punishable by fines and possible jail time. To report illegal dumping, call 1-877-668-4769. You can also dispose of your trash at one of the following locations:
    • South Side (Montessa Park), 512 Los Picaros Rd NW, 505-768-5930
    • West Side (Don Reservoir), 117 114th Street SW, 505-768-3920
    • North Side (Eagle Rock), 6301 Eagle Rock Rd NE, 505-857-8318 Bernalillo County
    • East Side (East Mountain Transfer Station) 505-281-9110


  • Bernalillo County Happenings

    National Voter Registration Day Coming Up!
    This Tuesday, September 22, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office encourages everyone to make sure they are registered and that their registration is up to date. There will be four locations open across Albuquerque between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. that day to get folks registered, to update voter registration information, and to share other election and voting information.  Closest location to Ladera Heights is 98th & Central Ave, 120 98th St NW Suite B101 & B102


    Here’s the newest Bernalillo County Newsletter at a Glance chocked full of the latest updates on most every important topic currently of interest to Bernalillo County residents: August 26,2020 Newsletter


  • Landscaping Tips

    Albuquerque Water Utility Authority (Monthly Tip)

    September is here and it’s time to reset our irrigation practices accordingly. As nights grow cooler, it’s important to adjust sprinkler timers and ramp down watering by about 30% compared to summer. Click here to find out how watering less in autumn actually benefits your plants.
    We also highlight our new rebate for WaterSense spray sprinkler bodies. Information about this and other rebates can be found here.
    And, if you’re looking for more ways to protect our environment, the City of Albuquerque is updating the Albuquerque Climate Action Plan and seeking input from community members through a climate survey. Share your voice and help to shape the next stage of Albuquerque’s vision for addressing climate change. To learn more about the Climate Action Planning process, click here.
  • 311 is Here for You

    311 Customer Service Survey Invites Public Feedback

    Have you taken the 311 Customer Service Survey yet? This online survey offers you the chance to give feedback and share ideas for making the City’s 311 service more open, accessible and accountable to the community it serves. To take the survey, visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8TKMZV

    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


    The new City website link to report abandoned vehicles.

        Report Abandoned Vehicles at: https://www.cabq.gov/report-abandoned-vehicles/report-abandoned-vehicles


  • Safety

    Sign Up for APD’s Security Camera Analytical Network! Does your home or business have a security camera? Register it with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Security Camera Analytical Network (SCAN) network at: www.cabq.gov/scan. Connecting your street-facing security camera to the SCAN network can help counter crime in your area and helps APD with visual surveillance and information in the event a crime was captured on camera.



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

Recognized in 1990 as an established neighborhood association, Ladera West lies between the ancient volcanos and the beautiful Ladera Golf Course overlooking the spectacular Sandia Mountains.

Not sure if you live in the Ladera West Neighborhood?  Here’s our Map:  LADERA WEST MAP

The Ladera West Neighborhood Association (LWNA) has been working for the betterment of our neighborhood since the late 80’s.  Here are a few past and ongoing accomplishments of LWNA over the years:

  • Worked for the creation of the 10-acre Rinconada Point Park as well as the dog park
  • Landscaped the medians on Ouray and got the beautiful landscaping along Ouray and Unser
  • Was prime mover in helping secure the funding to save Ladera Golf Course
  • Helped found the Westside Coalition of Neighborhood Associations
  • Ensure responsible development to keep our neighborhood resident friendly. Board member participate in all facilitated meetings pertaining to new developments & zone changes affecting our Neighborhood
  • Defeated amphitheater and fought apartment complex that would have stood where Rinconada Point Park is today
  • Installed new trash containers and better maintenance at Rinconada Point Park
  • Active in securing the disc frisbee park
  • Continue to watch over, patrol and occasionally repair fence on the Todos Santos Open Space (Which LWNA adopted)
  • Participates in the Great American Clean Up every April
  • Instrumental in the rebuild of the Ladera Dam Trail

Here are our bylawsLWNA BYLAWS AS AMENDED 2015

Our current board members are:   Shariesse McCannon, Steve Colllins, Karen Buccola, Rose Marie Keating and Lorraine Conway


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