NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6!
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day, so don’t forget to make your civic voice heard and vote! There are numerous voting locations open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and many resources available for voters. To see a list of Election Day locations, visit: https://www.bernco.gov/uploads/files/Clerk/Election%20Day%20Voting%20Centers%202018%20Primary.pdf
Veteran’s Day Closures for the City of Albuquerque
In observance of Veteran’s Day on Monday, Nov. 12, some City services and offices will be closed. Services that will be on available include: bus service and Sun Van paratransit van service, trash and recycle pickup, 311, and many others. For a complete listing of City closures and services that will remain open that day, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/holiday/news/veterans-day-information
Town Hall on APD Transformation Invites Public to Attend
You are cordially invited to attend a Town Hall on Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Albuquerque Convention Center, East Complex, Brazos Room 115. The Town Hall will be hosted by city officials, the Independent Monitor and the Department of Justice (DOJ) so you don’t want to miss it! Parking will be free in the Civic Plaza underground parking structure, so remember to bring your parking pass for validation. RSVP to: APDCompliance@cabq.gov.
Daylight Savings A Good Time to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries AND Check for Open Vehicle Recalls
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds everyone that, in addition to checking the batteries on your smoke alarm with Daylight Savings, it’s also a great time to check on any open vehicle recalls that might affect your car or truck. Many people don’t receive recall information, or choose to ignore it, but checking for vehicle recalls is an essential safety action for you and your family. Enter your VIN number online at:https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls#vin and remember that any vehicle recall repairs are free to you!
Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town
Holiday Park, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
District 7 Coalition, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Horn YMCA. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Victory Hills, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Loma Linda Community Center. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
Downtown Neighborhoods Association, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:45 p.m., Lew Wallace Elementary. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Westside Coalition, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
Barelas Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m., Barelas Community Center. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
South Valley Coalition, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m., Bernalillo County South Area Command. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
First Wednesday Free at the Albuquerque Museum
Did you know that the first Wednesday of every month is free at the Albuquerque Museum? It’s true. From 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 7, and every first Wednesday of the month, you can get in for free and enjoy beautiful and unique art exhibits! Visit: https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/events/free-first-wednesday to learn more.
Energy and Water Conservation Tips for Your Home
With winter weather upon us, it’s a good time to take a look around your home and see how you can save money and conserve resources. Here are some ideas:
Seal up gaps around windows and doors with weather stripping and caulking.
Switch over to LED light bulbs, which may cost a bit more up front but last much longer and save money on electricity.
Adjust your thermostat and if possible, invest in a smart thermostat that can be programmed to automatically adjust.
If possible, replace single-pane windows with double-pane units and low E-glazing.
Have your heater inspected and filters cleaned out.
Remember that you don’t need to water as much in the fall and winter months and adjust your irrigation needs accordingly.
Consider replacing your toilet with a low-flow unit, which saves money and is much more efficient.
NM Humanities Council Hosts Film and Panel Discussion on Migration
The New Mexico Humanities Council invites the public to a viewing of short films and a panel discussion on: Humanity on the Move, A Collection of Short Films about Migration. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP and to learn more about this event and other events for the public hosted by the NMHC, visit:www.nmhum.org
Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration
The Open Space Visitor Center invites you to welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat along the Middle Rio Grande River Valley this Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Twenty-one acres of agricultural land are the backdrop of this unique facility that includes an art gallery, interpretive exhibits, and a wildlife preserve. See www.cabq.gov/openspace for a full schedule of activities, or call 897-8831 for more details.
Bernalillo County Property Tax Outreach Meetings This Week
Starting tomorrow, the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office will host community meetings about how property taxes are distributed, how to read and understand a property tax bill, and more. You’re invited!
Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:00 a.m., South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 a.m., North Valley Senior Center
Thursday, Nov. 8 at 10:00 am., Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
To learn more about property taxes, visit: www.bernco.gov/treasurer