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Fair West Neighbors Helping Neighbors And Our City

Last week a group of neighbors came together to keep our neighbor Hillary Malu’s house from becoming a victim of property crime.

Will was out for his daily walk when he saw someone hanging around Hillary’s home. When he returned from his walk, he saw the person was in her backyard. Neighbors Jay and Adri also notice the person lurking about Hillary’s property and notified Will and his wife Nola. Nola contacted Eric Sutton, who reached out to neighbors to get Hillary’s phone number to warn her. Eric Sutton and Ruben monitored the situation and saw that the person had entered the house. Nola and several others call the police. Thanks to the neighbors’ efforts, the police quickly responded. Eric, Will, his wife Nola, Jay, Adri, Kathy Turner, and Alice Harsh all helped to make sure that the police had the information they needed and stayed to support Hillary when she arrived from work.

It was truly heartwarming to see neighbors come together in this caring and supportive group. Thanks to these heroes (the neighbors and the law enforcement) nothing was taken or damaged and the offender was arrested. Without this vigilance, it could have been so much worse. I personally would like to thank everyone who came together to support our neighbor.

Please note there was a conversation about which number to call. Always call 911 when a crime is in progress or there is the possibility of physical or property harm. Call 242-COPS for all other reports. It is important not to tie up the 911 line with calls about anything other than a situation that law enforcement must address immediately to avert a crime or harm.

Hillary Malu, Eric Sutton, and Kathy Turner are all on the Fair West Neighborhood board. Check out this article by KRQE News for more information.

Fox Park Renovation-Letters of Support Needed

The Fair West Neighborhood Association Board has been working with the City of Albuquerque to upgrade and renovate Marion Fox Park including the tennis courts, playground, sidewalks, picnic tables and trash cans. The next step is to ask our state legislature to fund this request.  But we need your help!

Please send a letter, email or phone call to NM State Senator Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez and NM State Representative Kay Bounkeua supporting the park renovation and why.  It is also helpful to contact Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis and Bernalillo County Commissioner Adriann Barboa to support this initiative.  

Time is of the essence as the legislation session runs from January 18 thru February 17, 2022.  Contacts are listed below. Also available is a letter that you can use for your convenience. Click here to download the letter template.

Once funding is secured, a meeting will be scheduled for public input as the final plans are developed

NM State Representative Kay Bounkeua
District: 19 Bernalillo County
Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4435
Capitol Room: 413A

NM State Senator Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez
District: 16 Bernalillo County
Address: P.O. Box 40414
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4389
Capitol Room: 218C

Bernalillo Commissioner Adriann Barboa
One Civic Plaza, NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 468-7108

Albuquerque Councilor Pat Davis:
Contact Policy Analyst Sean Foran:
(505) 768-3152

You’re Invited! Winter Celebration Party

Join us at Marion Fox Park for Luminarias
Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m.

Wear your ugliest holiday sweater (you may win a prize) to help line up or light the park with luminarias. Bring your thermos or stop at our hot cider / hot chocolate table.
We’ll need a crew to set up at 2:00 p.m., and everyone out at 4:30 p.m. with click flame lighters.

Supplies needed:

  • Votive candles
  • Brown paper bags
  • Sand
  • (2) Camping stove/burner
  • Cider
  • Hot chocolate
  • Igloos to keep heated
  • Larger containers of water

To volunteer email so we can keep track.

Happy Holidays.
We’re looking forward to seeing y’all.

You’re Invited to the Fair West Ice Cream Social

Join us for the Annual Fair West Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 3pm – 5pm at Fox Memorial Park. Come and enjoy connecting with your neighbors and enjoy the last taste of summer!

We Need You! We need volunteers to help:

  • Set up starting at 2pm
  • Decorate starting at 2pm
  • Scoop ice cream
  • Clean up

Supplies needed:

  • Decoration such as balloons
  • Bottled water
  • Tables & Chairs

If you are interested in helping out, please contact our events coordinator Sharon Lawson

FWNA NEWS | Speed Study for Alvarado Drive NE

When Alvarado Drive became a bike boulevard and several stop signs were removed in the neighborhood, concerned neighbors informed the City of Albuquerque about speeding issues between Lomas Blvd. and Copper Ave.

As a result, the City of Albuquerque asked Lee Engineering to evaluate traffic using the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) to determine if the traffic operations on Alvarado Dr. meets the threshold criteria for implementation of traffic calming measures.

The goals of the NTMP are to improve neighborhood traffic safety, preserve neighborhood character and livability, and increase neighborhood involvement. The evaluation’s objective was to use the collected data and the site observations with guidance from the City of Albuquerque.

Between April 14 and April 15, 2021, traffic data was collected over 48-hours using road tube counters to determine traffic volume and moving speed traveling through the corridor. Consequently, Alvarado Drive between Copper Avenue and Lomas Boulevard qualifies for traffic calming measures per guidance from the City of Albuquerque’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.

FWNA Annual Meeting at Fox Park/Zoom| May 16, 2021

Please Join Us for the Annual Meeting Sunday, May 16th, 2021 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Pay your membership at the park from 12:00 – 1:00 (Cash or Check only) or online before you come with a credit card through PayPal so you can vote.

Fair West Neighbors – We will be having a hybrid Annual Meeting this year.

Join us on Zoom

Meeting ID: 921 5430 6133
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Or in person at Fox Memorial Park

  • Where your mask
  • Maintain Social Distance
  • There will not be any amplified sound
  • Bring your own chair

Hope to see you there.

Buy the Gift of Membership

I paid my $15 Fair West Neighborhood Association (FWNA) dues today and I bought a second one for a neighbor who needs help with their membership.

To be an active voting member of the Fair West Neighborhood Association you’ll need to pay your dues before the annual meeting on 1:00 pm May 16th, 2021.

Residents and Business membership is $15 and is good until March 31st, 2022.

Renew online today. Go to hit the donate button.

We will have a table to sign up and get your membership card at Fox Park prior to the annual meeting, May 16th at 1:00 pm.

We currently have two business members and thirteen residential members.

Contact me if you have questions or concerns. Katherine Turner, FWNA President, until May 16th, or After May 16th the new president will take control of the president’s email address.