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Upcoming Neighborhood Association and Coalition Meetings Around Town

·        District 9 Annual Event, Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m., Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Gymnasium, 501 Elizabeth NE. E-mail: dmemillio@cabq.govfor more information.

·        District 8 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche NE. E-mail: for more information.

·        South San Pedro Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting, Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m., Willow Village Shopping Center, 931 San Pedro SE. for more information.

Veteran’s Affairs Sponsors “New Mexico Veterans Memorial Show and Shine” Car Show

Saturday, May 27 offers an opportunity to support the Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico (HFNNM) by attending the Show and Shine Car Show at the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial, 1100 Louisiana SE (north of Gibson.), from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be accepted to support the non-profit HFNNM. or for more information.

APD Publishes 5th Independent Monitor Progress Report Online

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) published the fifth independent monitor report on its website recently, in compliance with the court-approved Settlement Agreement Requirements from the U.S. Department of Justice. The report is available at:


No Bus or Sun Van Service on Memorial Day

ABQ RIDE will not have either bus or Sun Van paratransit service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. There will be no Rail Runner service that day, either. Please plan ahead accordingly if you utilize public transportation or paratransit service. Regular service for buses, Sun Van and the Rail Runner will resume on Tuesday, May 30. For more information,

Valley Area Command Offers Services Across A Wide Area of Albuquerque

Did you know the APD Valley Area Command stretches from Alameda and Edith all the way south to Broadway and Isleta, including the Downtown area? The Valley Area Command serves this large area, and offers a variety of events and meetings on its website, as well as safety and crime-prevention resources. Are you interested in having them attend your upcoming neighborhood association meeting? E-mail: or to learn more.


Little Libraries Cropping Up All Over Town

Have you seen some of the little free libraries that have popped up across town? There’s one at the Paradise Hills Community Center at 5901 Paradise Blvd. NW, one at the Montaño Transit Center at Edith and Montaño, and now one at the offices of the New Mexico Humanities Council at 4115 Silver SE, to name just a few. The idea is to take a book and leave a book for someone else to enjoy. If you’re doing a spring cleaning of your books, why not take them to one of the little free libraries? Learn more at:


Let’s All Share Our Trails This Summer!

With summer well on its way, many of us will enjoy walking, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding on our beautiful public trails citywide. It’s good to remember some trails etiquette and rules to ensure everyone is safe and has fun:

·        Whether cycling, skating or walking, always stay on the right side of the trail unless passing.

·        If cycling or skating, know how to stop and always wear a helmet. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18.

·        If passing, announce “on your left” so others know you’ll be coming up behind them. Always pass on the left.

·        Try not to wear headphones. It’s important to be able to hear anyone coming up behind you.

·        If walking your dog, keep him/her on a leash at all times. Pick up after your dog – carry plastic bags if necessary. Keep your dog close to you when being approached or passed by others.

·        Wear reflective gear if walking, cycling, skating or horseback riding at night.

·        If you encounter someone on a horse, slow down and announce yourself by saying hello or letting the rider know you are there. Don’t make any sudden moves, and ask the rider how you should proceed.

·        Don’t forget that all trail users MUST yield to people on horseback, as the horse may see you as a predator and become startled.

·        Keep water with you at all times when walking, cycling, or skating on trails.

·        If you see any wildlife, don’t disturb. You don’t know what a wild animal or reptile might do.

·        Above all, be courteous to others using the trail and act toward others the way you would want them to act toward you.

For more information on Albuquerque’s trails and open spaces, visit:


Animal Welfare Looking For Animal Fosters

Love cats and dogs? Want to help care for them while they wait for a forever home? Animal Welfare seeks volunteer fosters to help care for and bottle-feed baby kittens and puppies, until they can eat on their own. The Foster Program has helped decrease euthanized pets by 78% since 2009. If you would like to help care for an animal while it waits for adoption, contact Bet Lotosky, Foster Program Manager, at (505) 767-5632 or


Community Policing Council Meetings Around Town

·        Valley Area Command CPC, Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m., Police Academy Training Center, 5214 2nd NW.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

If you live in an area with a community mailbox and have a trusted neighbor who is retired, why not ask him or her to be the unofficial watcher of the mailbox? With mailbox theft a concern in the city, having an extra pair of eyes on the mail can make a difference. Thank that neighbor periodically with some homemade treats or a bouquet of flowers.

Vanessa J. Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

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