Water Utility Authority Offering Rebates to Help “Weather the Drought”

The Water Authority’s WaterSmart classes have gone virtual. Qualifying participants in our online sessions will earn a $20 rebate on their water bill–and learn about the three steps to landscape success in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Only one rebate per account. Class dates are listed below, so register today! Reserve your spot online at: https://www.abcwua.org/conservation-rebates-workshops/

  • August 24, 2022
  • September 7, 2022
  • October 5, 2022
  • November 30, 2022

Westside Boulevard Project Update August 5th

CREWS TO CLOSE OUTSIDE LANES ON WESTSIDE BLVD
BETWEEN GOLF COURSE RD AND NM 528 FOR ABOUT 1 WEEK-10 DAYS
BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022
Update as of Friday, August 5, 2022

Beginning Monday, August 8, 2022 and lasting for about 7-10 days, through about August 15-18, 2022crews will close the outside lanes of eastbound and westbound Westside Blvd from Golf Course Road to NM 528 for paving and other construction activities. A dedicated left-hand turn lane will be open for westbound traffic on Westside Blvd to head south on Golf Course Road. There will a combination thru/right turn lane and a combination thru/left turn lane open for eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd.to access southbound or northbound NM 528.
The inside lanes of eastbound and westbound Westside Blvd. will have one lane open in each direction.  

Mayor’s Ball August 25th

You’re invited to join Mayor Tim Keller and the Board of Directors of the One Albuquerque Fund for the 2022 Mayor’s Ball on August 25th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Rail Yards. 

This is not your typical ball, but an immersive cocktail party celebrating the best of Albuquerque! This year’s theme is Electric Picnic and is being curated by New Nuevo. Enjoy an exciting night of local food, beer and wine, and entertainment. 

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Summer ONE ALBUQUERQUE Newsletter

Hello Albuquerque, 

It’s hard to believe that back to school is just around the corner, but there’s still tons of fun things going on around our city that we hope you and your family will check out. Whether it’s Summerfest, our always-popular Teen Nights, or getting out to enjoy some of our great Open Spaces, we hope you have a great time and do your best to stay cool. We’re working to keep Albuquerque safe so everyone can feel comfortable getting out there and enjoying the special parts of our city. Right now, that means taking bold steps like closing Coronado Park so we can change direction and start moving toward lasting solutions. Together with our partners, we’ll make sure that every person has the opportunity to get connected to the services they need.

It also means standing up for Albuquerque in the DOJ settlement agreement. After the last independent monitor report showed APD’s greatest period of progress ever, we demonstrated that hard work to the federal judge overseeing the process. As of this week, we have now suspended one quarter of the settlement agreement. It’s a huge win for our community and our department. Now we are focused on the remaining reform tasks and getting more officers assigned to fight crime. We are pursuing lasting reform, change that will keep Albuquerque safe and hold our officers to the highest standards as public servants.

While we try new things to tackle big challenges, we are always investing in our communities’ success. Recently we’ve had exciting wins like opening a brand new library for a community that really deserves it, getting more funding for Job Training Albuquerque to serve workers and employers, and opening registration for before and after school programs for the coming year. Turn to the City if you’re looking for support services or growth opportunities. You might find a new way to volunteer, a community program, or a job that’s just right for you!

Sincerely,

Mayor Tim Keller

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Westside Boulevard Construction Update July 28, 2022

CREWS TO CLOSE RIGHT LANE OF EASTBOUND WESTSIDE AT INTERSECTION
WITH NM 528 THROUGH ABOUT AUGUST 15, 2022
Update as of Thursday, July 28, 2022

CONTACTS for questions and concerns or to sign up for email updates on the project:
Patti Watson, 505-245-3134 office; 505-269-9691 cell; pattiw@cwastrategic.com
Ty Stevers, 505-245-3138 office; 505-417-9989 cell; tys@cwastrategic.com

NEW: Beginning today, Thursday, July 28 or tomorrow, Friday, July 29, the right lane allowing eastbound traffic on Westside to head southbound on NM 528 will be CLOSED so crews can work on ramps at the southwest corner of the intersection. Two lanes of eastbound traffic will be open – a thru/left-hand turn lane and a thru/right-hand turn lane.  
Ongoing Traffic Impacts
• There are various right lane closures on northbound and southbound Golf Course Road north and south of Westside Blvd.
•  Westbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between NM 528 and Golf Course Rd.
•  Eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between Golf Course Rd and NM 528.
•  Traffic on La Sierrita Rd and 7 Bar Loop Rd is able to turn right and head eastbound on Westside Blvd, but is NOT able to turn left and head westbound on Westside Blvd. Motorists can access westbound Westside Blvd by taking 7-Bar Loop Rd south to Driftwood Ave, heading west on Driftwood Ave, then north on Golf Course Rd. Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd can access La Sierrita or 7 Bar Loop Rd via Golf Course Rd south to Driftwood Ave, then east on Driftwood Ave to 7 Bar Loop Rd.
 
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. Saturday work is planned for the next few weeksAll construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.