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Residents can Recycle Their Real Christmas Trees for Free

The Solid Waste Management Department, the Parks and Recreation Department, and PNM will offer free annual treecycling that turns your real tree into mulch, available to residents at no charge, while supplies last. Residents can drop off their trees at Eagle Rock Convenience Center, Montessa Park Convenience Center and Ladera Golf Course from Tuesday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call 311 for more information or visit:


Vehicle Theft Prevention and Safety Tips from The National Crime Prevention Council

During the winter months, it’s tempting to leave your car to warm up in the morning. But that’s an easy target for a car thief. Here are some tips on keeping you and your car safe this winter:

·        Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when are away from it, even for a moment.

·        Keep valuables out of sight or in the trunk.  Purses, credit cards, and cell phones in plain view only help attract thieves.

·        Always roll up the windows and lock your car, even if it is in your driveway, garage, or in front of your home.

·        Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle. It’s surprising how many people still do that, and it’s just another easy way to get your car stolen.

·        Never leave the registration or title in your car. If stolen, it makes it easier for the thief to dispose of your vehicle.  It can also make you a target for identity theft

·        Be alert when approaching your car and have your keys in your hand. Immediately leave the scene to get help if you have any concerns for your safety.

·        Only park your car in busy, well-lighted areas.

·        Install a mechanical locking device – a club, a collar, or a J-bar – to your car’s steering wheel, column, or brake

·        If your vehicle has an alarm or other anti-theft device, use it.


Revisit Hogwarts and Harry Potter This Week at The Kimo Theater for the Family Film Festival!

As part of the Kimo Theater’s Family Film Festival, they invite you to join them Wednesday, Dec. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 30 and binge-watch all seven Harry Potter films FOR FREE! Two films per day will be shown, starting at 1:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m., starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. To learn more about the film festival and the Kimo Theater, visit:


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Hosting High School Talent Show Competition for 2018 Black History Festival – Enter Today!

The local Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is holding their annual Talent Show Competition for high school students 9th grade through 12th grade, during the 2018 Black History Festival in partnership with New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, and are seeking entrants! The categories are: music; poetry/spoken word; dance; and visual arts, with the Grand Prize of $1,000. Deadline to register is January 19, 2018.  Register online at:


City Closures on New Year’s Day 2018

All city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular city services such as bus, Sun Van, trash and recycle pickup, and 311, will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2. For a complete listing of city closures on New Year’s Day, visit:


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

During the holidays, it’s easy to forget that they may not be happy occasions for everyone. Why not visit the neighbor you haven’t seen in awhile and drop off some homemade cookies? Or perhaps take a moment to check on neighbors who live alone, who are elderly, or who have family serving in the military and can’t be there for the holidays. Sometimes even just a short visit can make someone’s day brighter.


The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) wishes everyone a joyous New Year! We look forward to continuing our work with residents and neighborhoods in 2018! Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve, enjoy New Year’s Day, and see you next year.



Vanessa Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

City Council Department

(505) 768-3331 Office