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  • Events in the Neighborhood

    Daily Pollen Count May Help Deal With Spring Allergies

    No matter which neighborhood in Albuquerque you live in, the springtime pollen in the air may be affecting you, your family, and even your pets! You can check the city’s daily pollen count online at:www.cabq.gov/airquality/todays-status. Please note the pollen information is updated daily, so you may want to bookmark the page and check it frequently.

    Springtime “Bugging” You? There’s Help!

    It’s spring in Albuquerque, and  that usually means bugs, bugs, and more bugs! The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) offers twice-yearly regular sewer system treatment throughout the city and county for cockroach infestation, and they also offer specific treatment for neighborhoods. To request cockroach control treatment in your area, complete the online request form at:http://www.abcwua.org/Cockroach_Control.aspx or call 505/824-WATR (9287).

    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!!!

    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.

  • What’s Going on in Albuquerque

    Facebook Community Trainings Offered by National Hispanic Cultural Center

    The National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, will host free Facebook Community Boost trainings, Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4. These workshops offer excellent business training and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to see how Facebook can boost your community outreach. Visit: https://bit.ly/2vewPlP to register and choose which sessions you want to attend

    Public Libraries Don’t Just Offer Books for Checkout!

    Did you know that our public libraries don’t just offer books to check out? It’s true! They also offer a wide range of CDs, DVDs, e-Books, and – this is the best part! – you can also check out ukuleles and cake pans! So if you’ve been wanting to learn this musical instrument but don’t have one, or expand your baking skills and make a cake in the shape of a heart, the library is your starting point! Visit: www.abqlibrary.org for a complete catalog of free items for checking out!

     

    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

    Local NMDOT Road Project Information Available Online for Commuter Planning

    Did you know that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has an interactive road construction map showing all active road projects in the Albuquerque area? It makes planning your commute much easier. To access the interactive map, visit: https://nmroads.com  and zoom in on Albuquerque. The City of Albuquerque also has an interactive local road project interactive map available, at: http://www.cabq.gov/ municipaldevelopment/maps/ traffic-report

    ABQMomsBlog Offers Resources for Families and Kids

    Have you had a chance to check out the ABQMomsBlog yet? This community-oriented website features articles written by local parents, ideas for fun with the family, community involvement ideas, suggestions for kids during Spring Break, events going on throughout the city, and it’s not just for moms! If you know of a parent or family who is looking for something new to do, see, or experience, this innovative blog may be just the ticket. Take a look at:https://albuquerque. citymomsblog.com/

    Serve on a City Board and Learn About Local Government Processes!

    There are over 60 boards and panels in the City, all made of up of citizens just like you. These boards and panels provide citizen feedback and oversight for a wide variety of community-based initiatives that include: police oversight, public arts, environmental planning, senior services, impact fees, economic development, and much more. If you’re interested in expanding your civic involvement and want to serve on a board, visit:http://www.cabq.gov/clerk/boards-commissions for information on how to apply.

     

    U.S. Census Asking for Feedback

    The U.S. 2020 Census is a couple of years away, but the Census Bureau is doing preemptive research nationwide to ensure everyone is counted and the Census is fair and accurate. Some of the more challenging communities to map will be a focus of the upcoming census, and this website offers information about “Hard to Count” Communities. To learn more, visit:http://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/

     

  • 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!

     

    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

     

  • 311 is Here for You

    Request Large Item Pickup with ABQ311

    The excellent weather is allowing Albuquerque residents to begin spring cleaning early this year. If you have large items that you want to schedule for pickup by the Solid Waste Department, let the City know by using the 311 website or mobile app at: www.cabq.gov/ABQ311. The mobile app also allows you to anonymously report graffiti, litter, and weeds

    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

    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

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LWNA Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Dear Neighbors,

LWNA would like to thank all who attended our annual meeting and candidate forum on Sept 20th.  We had a good turnout, including guests from our bordering associations.  Three of our four candidates for City Council District 1 participated in a question and answer forum.  We appreciate the candidates taking time to attend.

Also attending were Bill Harvey, Concessionaire and Golf Pro at Ladera Golf Course, and Bill Walters, owner of Lava Rock Brewery.   Both introduced themselves and spoke of the services that they provide.  Lava Rock is still in the building stages and hopes to open soon (in the building next to Walgreens on Unser).

We welcome two new members to the board, Lorraine Conway and Rose Keating.  Karen Buccola was also re-elected for another term.  We appreciate their willingness to serve on the board and look forward to working together.

We would like to thank Connie Gilman and Catherine Garcia for their service on the board.  Thank you also to Hope Eckert for her work on keeping the Web page and our social media going.

We are looking forward to another great year of working together, advocating for, and helping our neighborhood!

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LWNA Annual Meeting Agenda (Sept. 20)

Ladera West Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

Sept. 20, 2017

Ladera Golf Course, 6:30pm

AGENDA

Call meeting to order

Introduction to Neighborhood Businesses

District 1 City Council Candidates Forum

(3 minutes for comments, 5 min Q&A) Candidates in Alphabetical Order

      Javier Benavidez

            Johnny Luevano Jr.

Sandra Mills

Ken Sanchez

FOLLOWED BY BUSINESS MEETING

Acceptance of the Minutes

Acceptance of the Treasurer’s Report

Election of Board Members

                     Karen Buccola – Reelection

Open Position 1

  Open Position 2

Adjourn

Annual Meeting/City Councilor Candidates

Meet your District 1 City Council Candidates:

Javier Benavidez – Johnny Luvano – Sandra Mills – Ken Sanchez

Also, Meet Your Neighborhood’s Businesses

Ladera West Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting: Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30 pm at Ladera Golf Course – Everyone Welcome!

“Make-Your-Own” Cleanup

Hello Neighbors!

As you know, our scheduled clean-up this past April had to be canceled due to bad weather. However, we’ve seen some of you around cleaning up on your own (thank you!), AND we have the garbage bags and gloves left-over from the canceled clean-up, so we thought we’d extend the offer to bring the supplies to you and let you clean-up when and where you choose.

Here’s the Official Announcement: Let’s show our community pride! Volunteer Clean Up: All August 2017.  Here is your chance to help clean up our neighborhood. You can choose the time & place and we furnish the bags & supplies. Just email Shariesse McCannon (shariessemccannon@gmail.com) or text her at 220-1776 with your address and number of bags/pairs of gloves you need and she’ll drop them off! Thank you for helping us beautify the neighborhood! Steve Collins, LWNA President

Neighborhood Clean-up THIS Saturday! *POSTPONED

Hello Neighbors! The clean-up on APRIL 29th is POSTPONED due to the inclement weather.  We’ll try and reschedule.

Great American Clean Up – Saturday, April 29th, 9am to 12pm (come for as little or as much as you can, it all makes a difference!). Meet at Rinconada Point Park (Bob McCannon Pkwy & Painted Rock) for bags & supplies.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!!  The LWNA Board

Time for Neighborhood Beautification!

Hello Neighbors!

We have two exciting upcoming events that promise to make the neighborhood even more lovely….

First and foremost, we hope you will join us for the:

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP: Saturday, April 29th, 9am to 12pm (whether you have an hour or 3, your help makes a difference!)Volunteers meet at Rinconada Point Park (Bob McCannon Pkwy & Painted Rock) for bags & supplies. This is a great time for everyone to pitch in and clean up your own street as well as surrounding open spaces. Imagine if each person gave one hour, how beautiful our neighborhood would be?

Next, our LWNA board Vice-President, Karen Buccola, recently attended the Ladera Medians planning meeting.  She is happy to report that the meeting turned out to be a collaborative effort to design the medians and choose the plants, with everyone pleased with the results.  The actual work will start in August and take 3 months to complete. We’re all looking forward to seeing these improvements!

Spring is in the Air!

Hello Neighbors and Happy Spring!

We hope you have been enjoying the (mostly) nice weather and are looking forward to Spring activities and Spring cleaning (notice the great work the City did on the quick water?)!   Speaking of which, here are some notable events:

Great American Cleanup – this will be Saturday, April 29th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  We will have more details as the date gets closer and hope to see many of you there.

Ladera Medians Update – The City of Albuquerque is having a meeting to review the landscaping on the Ladera medians, Atrisco to Ouray. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Don Newton / Taylor Ranch Community Center.

Bernalillo Open Space Activities – Did you know that the County has a great agenda of free activities and training programs at the open space ?  You can check out the events and register here.

If you’re looking for ideas to help with Spring Cleaning, you can re-visit our earlier post about “making the most of waste” for ideas and information on clearing out green, hazardous and other trash.  We’ll let you know when the next curbside green waste day will be.

Looking forward to seeing you in April!

Upcoming Events in the New Year

Happy 2017 Neighbors!  We hope you and yours had happy and safe holidays.

Speaking of holidays…Do you still have that “live” Christmas tree?  Well, you can bring it right down the street to Ladera Golf Course for tree-cycling, where there will also be a place to recycle lights.   Just make sure to take everything off the tree first and drop it off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 15.

Once the decorations are out of the way, perhaps you’d like to have your 2017 concerns for the community heard by your elected officials.  Our Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas is having a Town Hall meeting where you can hear his plans for the new Legislative Session and share your concerns and ideas.  It will be Saturday, January 21 from 2-4 in the Ladera Golf Course banquet room.  (If you can’t attend the Town Hall but would like your feedback passed on, contact Board Vice-President Karen at kbucco@comcast.net).

Next, mark your calendars for Thursday, February 16, 2017 – this will be Westside Day at the Capitol – details will follow in a later post. And, it’s never too early to plan to attend this year’s Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 29, 2017!

Ladera West Neighborhood Association Officers

Hello Neighbors,

In mid-October, the officers had their first meeting since our annual meeting in September. Our goal was to organize the board for the following year.

The first item of business was to assign titles to our officers. The Ladera West Neighborhood Association officers are:

President – Steve Collins

Vice-President – Karen Buccola

Treasurer – Shariesse McCannon

Secretary – Catherine Garcia

Member at Large – Connie Gilman

We also discussed the continuation of the web site. The board decided to continue the web site until the next annual meeting and Hope Eckert has agreed to stay on as Webmaster.  Thus far, the web site has focused on local government resources and activities. In the coming year, we will observe how the neighborhood uses electronic media. Thus, we need your input. Do you enjoy these web site posts? What improvements should be made to make the web site more beneficial to you? How do you think we can increase the number of neighbors that enjoy the web site posts? Please send you comments:

Thanks to All for a Great Annual Meeting!

Hello Neighbors!

LWNA was proud to see so many of you, as well as our esteemed guests (including folks from Ladera Heights), at our Annual meeting on September 15th. We had a good turnout and lively discussions!

Some of the highlights included:

Informative and spirited discussions with State Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas and State Senator Jacob Candelaria about issues of concern to our members; a presentation from Brad Malone, Voter Outreach Coordinator; and crime prevention tips and Q&A with Pete Gelabert, APD Crime Specialist.  Elaine Romero, Policy Analyst for City Councilor Ken Sanchez, filled us in on the latest landscaping, stop-light and sign projects in our neighborhood:

 

Two new members, Connie Gilman and Catherine Garcia, were voted onto the board of LWNA and Steve Collins and Shariesse McCannon were re-elected for another term.  Along with mid-term member Karen Buccola, these folks make up your 2016-2017 board.

And, most importantly, neighbors got to mingle and meet (and eat), talk to their representatives, express their concerns and share their suggestions. Overall, it was a great event and we were so glad to see you there!!! THANK YOU!