Phishing Scam Attempts On The Rise As Tax Season Approaches

Tax season is approaching and employers are issuing W-2s in anticipation. With the onset of Tax Day, phishing scam attempts aimed at identity theft and tax refund theft are on the rise. There is a wide variety of tax-related scam and phishing attempts out there, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers many resources to combat them. To learn about the many scams going around and how you can protect your information and money, visit:

Westside Blvd. Project Update November 18, 2021


Update as of Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office;

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NEW: Beginning Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, and lasting through the end of December 2021, crews will begin working in the median just west of the intersection of Golf Course Rd and Westside Blvd. Traffic impacts for this work will include:

  • Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be able to turn right and head north, turn left and head south on Golf Course Rd, or head straight on Westside Blvd.
  • Eastbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be split with two lanes to the south to turn right and head south on Golf Course Rd or head straight on Westside Blvd, and a separate lane to the north to turn left and head north on Golf Course Rd. (See map above)

ONGOING: Grande Blvd is now open from the westbound lanes of Westside Blvd. (See map above).

  • Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd are able to turn right and head north on Grande Blvd.
  • Southbound motorists on Grande Blvd are able to turn right and head west on Westside Blvd.

However, due to ongoing work in the far left-hand lane of Westside Blvd, eastbound motorists on Westside will not be able to access Grande Blvd by turning left. They can access Grande Blvd by heading north on NM 528 and turning left at 21st Ave. This part of construction is expected to last through mid to late December.

Regular work hours are Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., although the contractor may work longer hours or on weekends if needed. Crews will not be working Thursday, Nov. 25, or Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, but all barricades will remain in place for safety. All construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

District 5 Holiday Drive

Greetings District 5 Community Members,

In lieu of a District 5 Open House this Season, Council President Borrego is conducting a sock, hat, scarf, toys, and non-perishable foods drive for those less fortunate.  Donations are accepted at the Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center (4900 Kachina NW, Albuquerque, NM) and will be accepted November 18th– December 15th.  Donations will go to the Westside Emergency Housing Center.  Thank You for your consideration and wonderful generosity.

Happiness to you this Holiday Season*


Susan Vigil, Policy Analyst
Council President Cynthia D. Borrego, MPA, District 5
505-768-3189 (office)
505-917-5197 (cell)

Office of Neighborhood Coordination Weekly eNews

There are several articles of interest in this week’s news:

  • Free Workshop for Grieving Families During the Holiday Season
  • Weather the Drought and Attend a Water Smart Class 
  • Veteran’s Job and Resource Fair This Wednesday at Bear Canyon Senior Center
  • Tree Pruning Basics Class with City Arborist Coming Up This Saturday
  • 2021 Property Tax Bills Delayed

And more. View entire newsletter.

505 Outside Monthly Newsletter

Colder weather is the cue to ramp down your watering! Irrigate only on an as-needed basis and don’t forget to give your trees a deep watering about once a month. It’s the best way to keep plants healthy as we head into winter. Check out our Fall Watering Recommendations — or sign up for an online “Weather the Drought” class — to learn more! Also, this is a good time to add mulch to all your plants; it will keep their roots insulated from coming cold snaps. Locally produced “Compost del Rio Grande” is available for purchase from the Water Authority’s Soil Amendment Facility.

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