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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

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

Parking Violations

Homeowners, Be aware, HOA personnel are patrolling the gated community looking for vehicle violations. Vehicles are being towed without notification. Homeowners are not being notified. Vehicles Continue Reading

***Cancelled*** Notice of Member Meeting: Anderson Heights Master Association – 2010

The meeting has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for more information.  From enTrust: Annual Meeting on December 15th at 6:30 pm at Atrisco Heritage High School. Continue Reading

Gated communities don’t make us safer. So why do we buy into it?

Here's an article I found on one person's perspective on the correlation of gated communities and crime. The author states that there might actually be more crime in gated communities due to a false Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello, From my family to yours... Sincerely, Chris Perkins Secretary, BoD Continue Reading

Notes for Orchards HOA Annual Members Meeting

Hello, Here are my notes from the meeting on November 10th, 2010. The 2010 Annual Meeting could not be held because of no quorum. The 2011 Annual Meeting will be in the Fall of 2011. The Continue Reading

Follow up our Halloween Potluck

Hello, If you were there, you already know our 2nd Annual Halloween Potluck was a lot of fun!!  Just like last time, Mark was on the grill cooking up some burgers and I think I saw 6 pizzas show Continue Reading

New Management Company for Anderson Heights

The official notice from enTrust: October 29, 2010 Dear Anderson Heights Master Association Member, We would like to introduce our firm as the new Association Manager for Anderson Heights — Continue Reading

Orchards HOA Meeting Tomorrow!

Just another reminder that our HOA meeting is tomorrow.  It's a very important meeting - we will be electing new Board members and going over the budget. I hope to see everyone there! chris Continue Reading

Notice of Member Meeting: Orchards Subassociation – 2010

This year's Annual HOA Meeting for the Orchards at Anderson Heights Subassociation will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 6:30PM at Atrisco Heritage High School. Signs will be posted Continue Reading


Name: Rio Type:   Chocolate Labrador Retriever, 90-100 lbs., dark brown w/light brown chest & bottom Address: 10728 Gentry Lane, SW Phone: 301-1347 Rio is very friendly and lovable.  He Continue Reading

Site Registration Issues – Resolved

Hello, It was recently brought to my attention that people were having issues with the registration process on the blog. At this time, I believe the issues have been resolved. If you notice any Continue Reading

Pool Proposals for 2011

With a few years worth of activity at the pool and the different security companies we've used, it is about time to collect thoughts and ideas from residents. Please add your comments on things you'd Continue Reading

HOA Says No to Steelers Flag

A homeowner Ventana Ranch said "what violation?"   Obviously he didn't read his CC&Rs! http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/politics/Man-gets-flack-for-flying-flag Just FYI: Here are our CC&Rs Continue Reading

NM Gas Company is upgrading our meters

I received a notice in the mail, as I'm sure everyone else did, that the NM Gas Co. will be hiring a contractors to replace our natural gas meters.  The letter says that we do NOT need to be home Continue Reading

Orchards Halloween Potluck 2010 – Volunteers Needed!

Hello, It's that time to begin planning for the Halloween Potluck. If you would like to help, please comment on the Halloween 2010 page and let us know how.  If you plan on bringing a dish, Continue Reading

Stolen Susana Martinez Sign

I cannot believe someone in the community felt the need to steal the Susana Martinez sign right out of our front yard this morning. We went by the rules making sure it was not up before it could be Continue Reading

The Orchards Park Lights

Hello all you Homeowners & Renters in Orchards land! The HOA Board is excited to announce that the removal of the old and damaged park bollards has been recently given the green light.  In Continue Reading

Free for the taking – 2 to 3 tons of gravel

We are redoing our backyard and will have 2 - 3 tons of gray rock (identical to the gray rock KB used to do the front yards). The rock will be in front of our house and ready to start taking Continue Reading

Halloween 2010!

Hello, It's that time to begin planning for the Halloween Potluck. If you would like to help, please comment on the Halloween 2010 page and let us know. We would also like everyone's input Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the latest version of the Architectural Change Request Submittal Form for the Orchards HOA. The ARC  form is required by the HOA for owners planning to Continue Reading

Save The Date – 2nd Annual Orchards Halloween Potluck

Hello, Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 31st, 2010 for the 2nd Annual Orchards Potluck. We are going to shoot for a repeat of last year's gathering.  As usual, your input is very Continue Reading

Tired Of Bugs?

Hello, I would like to let everyone know about George Sedillo.  For the past 30+ years, George has been my Grandparent's go to person for bug extermination.  He is licensed and has all the Continue Reading

Houses Have Sold!

Hello all you homeowners & renters in Orchards land! Just wanted to give you all an update on the status of KB.  The Board was informed yesterday that KB is in the process of selling 5 homes Continue Reading

LOST CAT:Mostly White w/ 3 Legs – Lost on Gentry Ln

Hi, Neighbors! We lost out cat and the kids are absolutley a mess. She's not an outside cat, but must have got brave and ran out while unloading groceries. She's a small adult. Mostly white, with Continue Reading

Article about KB building in our community from ABQ Journal

Sunday, August 22, 2010 Building To Order By Story Jane Mahoney For the Journal ... Currently at The Orchards at Anderson, seven floor plans are available, three of which are open daily as Continue Reading

10 Outrageous Homeowners’ Association Rules — I Can’t Do WHAT?!

http://thestir.cafemom.com/home_garden/108353/10_outrageous_homeowners_association_rules Continue Reading

The Orchards Blog 3.0

Hello, I'm happy to see that after one year of the site going up that it's still going strong. In celebration of the 1 year anniversary, I wanted to make some changes to the site to keep it Continue Reading

Changes to the Board of Directors

Owners and Residents, Jose Martinez, who was elected in 2009 and selected by the Board as its President, has resigned from the Board. In his place, Vice President Peter Staiti has assumed the role Continue Reading

The Orchards Blog – Maintenance

Hello, You may notice the menu above looks a little different. In an on going effort to keep the site easy to use and fresh with content, I will be making modifications and changing things around Continue Reading

KB’s Grand Opening

Hello all you homeowners & renters in Orchards land! Just wanted to let everyone know that KB will be having their Grand Opening of the model homes and subsequently the viewing of the model Continue Reading

Denied Access

Today I thought I would go for a swim in the pool that I have been paying dues for two years to have and was denied access. This is the first time this season that I have tried to access the pool but Continue Reading

No timeline on memorial for West Mesa murder victims

This story posted today on the New Mexico Independent's web site http://newmexicoindependent.com/58486/no-timeline-on-memorial-for-west-mesa-murder-victims Continue Reading

Google Analytics As Of July 5th, 2010

I wanted to share some statistics taken from August 1st, 2009 to July 5, 2010.  Google Analytics has been tracking information almost since the very beginning of the Orchards Blog. In the Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Hello, ...more like, happy 5th of July :) Did you see the Orchards fireworks show last night?! Wow there were a lot of fireworks.  I hope it was a safe and fun holiday for everyone.  I wanted Continue Reading

Dissatisfied With Management Company

Today my wife and daughter tied to enjoy the Community’s pool and without avail were not allowed access via the access cards that we purchased at the beginning of the year.  When my wife contacted Continue Reading

Tagging and Gate

It appears the local teens and tweens are bored. I saw at least two mail boxes that are tagged. One on the corner of Duerson and Humphries...the other right in fron of our house on Humphries. Also Continue Reading

Crime Alert!!

Be advised: enTrust has received several calls about vandalism in our community. Last night about 11:30pm someone broke into a home on Maness. They were driving a red SUV. They took everything Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the latest version of the Design Guidelines, Delinquency Policy and Violations of CC&Rs Policy for the Orchards HOA. In the Design Guidelines, the Continue Reading

Yards need to be maintained

I realize that the front yard landscapes are something that we had no control over choicewise at the time of purchase, however there are a few plants that were planted by KB that cause a lot of mess, Continue Reading

Landscaping at new houses

So has anyone else noticed how cheap the landscaping looks at the newly built KB houses and how it does not match the landscaping in the rest of the neighborhood?   Landscaping on the original KB Continue Reading

Another Porta-Potty

When my husband woke this morning the fire truck was back at the property where the first porta-potty was burnt to the ground. Well the porta-potty is toast again. Who ever is starting these fires Continue Reading

It says the Pool is closed?…

Naturally the first thing you do is STAY OUT!!! I bring this up because apparently individuals are not so intuative with a sign that says Pool Closed.  If the Pool is closed for any reason Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the latest version of the Delinquency Policy for the Orchards HOA.  You must be a registered user on this site and logged in to download documents. Click Continue Reading

Pool Security

Is there security at the pool?  There were some kids jumping the wall from the community behind us and I told them they need to stop jumping because they were knocking rocks on the street and they Continue Reading

Parking Enforcement at the Orchards

Hello all you Orchards residents.  Just an FYI parking enforcement started last night and I know people woke up to find a sticker on their vehicle.  So, to avoid a very hard to remove sticker on Continue Reading

Orchards Community Park

Hello all you homeowners & renters in Orchards land!  As you all know we have a private community park within our walls, and it has come to the boards attention that we may have individuals Continue Reading

Meeting Tomorrow! Who’s Going?

Just reminding people that there is an Orchards meeting tomorrow at Atrisco Heritage Academy HS at 6PM. Since I don't have to work (amazing), I will be there :) I'll be looking forward to Continue Reading

Interesting Article on HOA and Signs

Hello, Here's an article about an HOA and a Rio Ranch man trying to sell his home... http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1572750.shtml?cat=504 chris Continue Reading

2nd Quarter 2010 – Open Board Meeting

Hello, Please be advised: When: May 26, 2010 at 6PM Where: Atrisco Heritage High School. Park in the West parking lot (closest to 118th St) and walk north (back toward Dennis Chavez). Signs Continue Reading


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