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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

The Official blog of The Orchards @ Anderson Heights – made by homeowners, for homeowners

FYI – Rampant grafitti in community

My husband and I noticed yesterday that some serious tagging had taken place along the undeveloped part of Vanhorne and Hilgenberg. They tagged the walls pretty heavily plus marked up the curbs. We Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the Anderson Heights 2010 Budget document as well as the Anderson Heights Delinquency Policy. You must be registered to this site and logged in to downloads Continue Reading

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Some of you may not be aware - you can sign up to receive daily digest emails for Posts or Comments. Please go to the Subscribe page to sign up for Comments, Posts or both. You will need to Continue Reading

Dues Coupon Book or Monthly Statement? (Poll Closed)

Hello, The HOA Board of Directors has a question for all you homeowners out there.  We would like to know if you would prefer a monthly statement for your dues, a one time coupon book for the Continue Reading

New Management Company in 2010!

Hello all you homeowners & renters out there.  The Orchards Board of Directors is excited to announce, after several months of research and interviews, on January 1, 2010 The Orchards will Continue Reading

From KOB: Families of West Mesa victims told to move memorials

http://www.KOB.com/article/stories/S1308252.shtml?cat=500 Continue Reading

Share your thoughts on west side retail

The West Central Community Development Group currently has a petition and online form so that residents of this area can share what kind of retail they would like to see go in at the new Continue Reading

The Gates are Closed!

The Gates are Closed!

Yaah - the gates are closed... time to use the clickers and swipe cards... Thanks to the Board for getting this done! Happy Thanksgiving! chris & margo Continue Reading

KB Homes back in NM…back to Orchards too?

I heard on the news today that KB Homes is moving back to Albuquerque. Does anyone know if they are going to return to our community to finish what they started? Just wondering, it’ll be really Continue Reading

South Valley, Inc

South Valley, Inc

I'd like to know what some of the residents think about the idea of the south valley seperating itself from the city of ABQ. The county is doing a study and so far has estimated that if this Continue Reading

Signal at 118th and Senator Dennis Chavez Blvd

The light is now operational!  (I know it's obvious :) but I wanted to Post something!) chris Continue Reading

Gate Update

Hello, I just received some additional information on the gates... they will be fixed soon!  That being said, please dig out your clickers and swipe cards and ensure your key code is tied to the Continue Reading

How fun was that?!

How fun was that?!

The Halloween Potluck was so much fun!!  It was very nice meeting everyone!  Thank you everyone who brought a dish and goodies - Thanks Mark, the grillmaster, for hooking up the the burgers and hot Continue Reading

The Gates

I heard from the Board today that the main gate has an estimated completion date of the 2nd week in November!! That is great news and in my mind, just in time for the holidays!  Great work and Continue Reading

Halloween 2009!

Halloween 2009!

It's almost time for the 1st Annual Halloween party at the park...  So far we have a big list of who's bringing what: Chris & Margo = Fresh Fruit Salad, Nachos, Fresh hot salsa and Continue Reading

Canyon Gate Maintenance Department

Click on the image for the PDF (printable) version Continue Reading

Downloads Page has been updated!

Please check out the downloads page for the Master Association and Orchards Subassociation CC&Rs, Bylaws, Meeting Minutes and other documents.  You must be a registered user to download files.  Continue Reading

Master Association Meeting Follow-up

Hello, As Mike F. pointed out, if you didn't go to the Anderson Heights Master Association Annual Member's Meeting, you didn't miss much... at one point there were actually 2 meetings going on - I Continue Reading

The Orchards Gates Will Be Closing!

Hello all, The Orchards Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are moving forward with all gate repairs to get them closed and install radiator spikes.  The official go forward has Continue Reading





I was having a few issues with the Subscribe2 plug-in that allowed folks to subscribe to a daily digest email - I liked it because it was highly customizable and easy, but it doesn't work. I've been Continue Reading

Found Dog

Found Dog

Hello Everyone, "Buddy" was found by our neighbor dragging an 8ft metal chain and caught on the bridge for the irrigation ditch.  He seems a little over a year old, as all his baby teeth are Continue Reading

Here’s what one HOA is doing about deliquent accounts…

A community in West Palm Beach, FL is implementing a transponder in every homeowners' vehicle. Now, the community is trying something new. Liens are only marginally working, so the HOA board has Continue Reading

Should the Board Publicize Names of Delinquent Accounts?

Here's what one real estate columnist says: ..."There is a question not necessarily of a violation of privacy laws, but of credit laws. Displaying such names could result in the delinquent or Continue Reading


Hello First-timers, Thank you! to the following people for passing out invites to all ~390 homes!!! Margo, Donovan, Robert, Monica, LeAnn and Waldo - thank you so much for your help! What are Continue Reading

Reminder: Master Association Annual Meeting

Reminder: Master Association Annual Meeting

When: 6:00pm Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Where: Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales Rd SW Continue Reading

Wanted: Volunteers for Halloween Potluck

Wanted: Volunteers for Halloween Potluck

Hello, It's almost time to begin passing out invitations for the Halloween Potluck.  We are planning on passing out the invites this weekend - we will be going door to door handing them out.  Continue Reading

Park Bush Fires; A Closer Look

Park Bush Fires; A Closer Look

Hello, On Sunday, September 27, 2009 there were 3 bushes on fire at the park. One of my neighbors was out walking his dog Sunday night about 5:30pm, and found the 3 bushes on fire.  After Continue Reading

Crime Alert – 09/26/09

Hello, I recently got word that there has been an increase in burglaries in our community and surrounding area.  The thieves are targeting large screen TVs and one report said the thieves are Continue Reading

New Page Added: Crime

I added a new page today... it's under "Discussions".  Please check it out and join the discussion! chris Continue Reading

The Orchards Blog v2!

!Welcome! to the new, official website of The Orchards.  This site still uses WordPress technology and free code - you will notice additional features, functionality and content.  The Navigation Continue Reading

New Page: 2010 Budget

Hello, There's been a new page added to the blog! The Board would like our input on the 2010 budget... click here to go to the new page. chris Continue Reading

Notice of Member Meeting – Aderson Heights Master Association

I received the following notice in the mail.  It was mailed on on September 10, 2009. ANDERSON HEIGHTS MASTER ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF MEMBER MEETING To: Anderson Heights Master Association Continue Reading



Hello, Our inspiration for starting this site was simple, to get people talking.  To try to open new lines of communication between neighbors and the Board. I wasn't able to make it to the Continue Reading

The State of the HOA

Here's an article about how the state of the economy has affected HOAs. They're holding off on things that don't have to be done right away, he says. Maybe a high-end association might spend a Continue Reading

Tell the Orchards about your Home Business or Service!

On the Classifieds page you can let everyone know you have a yard sale, or something for sale... you can let the Orchards know if you offer any Services as well! Go to Continue Reading

ABQ’s 311

ABQ’s 311

Did you know there are multiple ways to get answers to questions, report graffiti, potholes and find other info? Of course you can dial 311 in Albuquerque (505-768-2000 outside)... but you can also Continue Reading

Signal at 118th and Senator Dennis Chavez Blvd

UPDATE: The light at 118th and Dennis Chavez is now operational! Good morning, I received this email from Councilor Sanchez's assistant yesterday. While it's not about our neighborhood Continue Reading

Blog Stats – New

Blog Stats – New

Hello, We had our best day on the site yesterday… beat the old record by 1! Continue Reading

September 11th, 2009

September 11th, 2009

Hello, I received an email today that I thought I would share with you all on the blog... The email asks the reader for two things: one, that the person who receives it forward it to 11 people... Continue Reading

Events page added

Check out the Events page to find out about community events. :) Continue Reading

Blog Stats

Blog Stats

Hello, Here are the views per day since the site was created... As you can see, views are tapering off - Next time you see your neighbor, maybe you can ask them if they've been to the site. chris Continue Reading

Is your WiFi network the best it can be?

Is your WiFi network the best it can be?

When you use a wireless network at home, range and performance can be influenced by a lot of factors. The location of your wireless router as well as the location of your PC and/or laptop can make a Continue Reading

A New Page!

Hello - I created a new page called Neighborhood Association to host the conversation of starting an NA and starting a Neighborhood Watch group. -chris Continue Reading

Board Members

Hello, As people start using this site, they may be wondering, like me, who are the Board Members of The Orchards?  I thought it would be a good idea to create a new Post and ask those of you who Continue Reading

Neigborhood Watch 2.0

Neigborhood Watch 2.0

City budgets are straining police forces in many cities, and in some cases citizens have seized upon social networking technologies to help guard against crime in their own neighborhoods. It’s Continue Reading

Gate Poll

Do you think our gates should be open? (Poll Closed) Continue Reading

Grand opening

Hello - welcome to TheOrchards.WordPress.com!  My family and I decided that we would create this site/blog to enable the community to share ideas, thoughts, concerns, and any thing else you have in Continue Reading


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