Coffee with a Cop

Please come meet your Valley Area Command officers to express concerns, ask questions or just chat and share your appreciation. Date: October 3, 2018. Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Location: Albuquerque Museum – 2000 Mountain Rd NW

FEMA To Test Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert System – Expect A Cell Phone Alert

September is National Preparedness Month! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be testing its nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert System this Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:18 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (2:18 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). Most people with a cell phone should expect a text alert as part of this testing. To learn more about national emergency preparedness, visit:


OneABQ App Offers Wealth of City Resources on your Smartphone

Have you downloaded the OneABQ App yet? It’s a terrific resource that connects you with the City, helps you find information, allows you to report graffiti and weeds, and you can sign up to get useful notifications if there is a citywide emergency. Download the app today at:


Tips for Reducing Sitting Time

Like many people, you may have a fairly sedentary job sitting behind a desk and staring a computer screen most of the time, or you may just sit a lot at home! Because sitting requires less energy than standing or moving, sitting for long periods of time can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol levels and back pain. Try these tips for being more active at work or home:

  • Set a timer/reminder every 30 minutes to take a break from sitting

  • Stand or pace as you talk on the phone

  • Take the stairs if possible

  • At your office, take a short walk after you eat lunch and try not to eat at your desk too often

  • Park far away from your office or from the store and walk

  • Stand and stretch when sitting for long periods at your computer

  • Schedule walking meetings with colleagues instead of the traditional conference table meeting

  • Get up to refill your water bottle every hour

  • Try to stand for a minimum of two hours per day and four hours for optimal health


Westfest Think Big is Coming This Saturday!

Join in the fun this Saturday, September 22 at Westfest Think Big, a community event hosted by the West Central Community Development Group (WCCDG) and the South West Alliance of Neighborhoods (SWAN). There will be food, live music, a boxing exhibition, a car show, and much more! Come out to the Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales SW, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and share in the fun! E-mail: for more information.


Mural Fest 2018 Showcases Mural Art Around Albuquerque

Starting Saturday, September 22 through Saturday, October 13, Mural Fest will bring a wealth of mural art to Albuquerque! Last year’s event featured 45 muralists throughout 12 locations citywide, and this year’s event aims to have even more art to beautify our city. To learn about the artists and venues, as well as other events happening as part of Mural Fest, visit:


Neighborhood Meetings Around Town

  • Albuquerque Meadows, Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:00 p.m., Clubhouse. for more information.

  • Ladera West Annual Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m., Ladera Golf Course. E-mail: for more information.

  • Semillas y Raices, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m., Art Center Square AC2. E-mail: for more information.

  • Four Hills Village, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., Canyon Club. for more information.

  • Glenwood Hills, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., Dwyer Substation. for more information.

  • Sawmill Area, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., Sawmill Lofts. for more information.

  • District 5 Open House, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m., Ventana Ranch Community Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • McDuffie Twin Parks, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m., St. Mark’s Church. E-mail: for more information.

  • District 4 Coalition, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • Los Duranes, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • Elder Homestead, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • Mesa Ridge HOA, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. No contact information given.

  • Santa Barbara Martineztown, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: for more information.

  • South Broadway, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • Westgate Heights, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 p.m., 9901 Benavidez NW. E-mail: for more information.

  • Alameda North Valley Association, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m., Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center.


Teen Volunteers Sought For ABQ BioPark

Do you know of a teenager who loves animals, birds, plants or even trains? Ask them if they want to volunteer at the BioPark! The BioPark seeks nature guides 14 – 18 years of age to attend an upcoming orientation event and find out if this fun opportunity is for them. To complete the teen volunteer application form, visit:


Community Policing Council Meetings This Week

  • Northwest Area Command, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center.

  • Southeast Area Command, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.

Residents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the CPCs in Albuquerque and become more involved with community policing. For more information on the CPCs and a complete schedule of meetings, visit:


Huning Castle Hosting Neighborhood Yard Sale This Weekend

The Huning Castle Neighborhood Association is hosting a 2-day neighborhood yard sale Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. both days. If you’re interested in participating as a seller or just showing up and seeing what’s for sale, e-mail:


Free Community Training Offers Tips for Recognizing Mental Illness

On Tuesday, September 25 at the Johnny Tapia Wells Park Community Center, the Family and Community Services Department will offer free training for the community on how to spot symptoms of mental illness in those close to you, and how you might be able to help. To RSVP for this very useful training,  


Learn About the Pros and Cons of with the ONC’s Latest Toolbox Article

Joined Nextdoor yet? It’s a private social network that allows people to share information within a specific geographic area. It has some very useful tools and can be helpful in communicating concerns, but it can also present challenges. Check out the Office of Neighborhood Coordination’s (ONC) latest toolbox article on how to utilize Nextdoor, and things to look out for, at: