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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

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

Road Cracks – Sealed

Earlier in the fall, the Board approved the sealing of all asphalt cracks in our community. As you could imagine, sealing the streets is important to ensure the roads have a long Continue Reading

New Documents Available on the Downloads Page

The downloads page has been updated with the Anderson Heights 2012 draft budget, the Orchards budget for 2012 which includes a two dollar increase and the Orchards financial statement as of Continue Reading

2011 Orchards Annual Meeting – unofficial notes

Hello, Here is a quick recap of the meeting held back in November, 2011. Board Election: 3 positions were up for election this past meeting. The outcome of the election and Board position Continue Reading

Christmas Tree Recycling Efforts

PNM and the cities of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho will offer free Christmas tree recycling starting Jan. 2, 2012, at five locations, marking the 20th year PNM has donated time and equipment for the Continue Reading

Wall Petition

Back in September, many homeowners signed a petition asking the HOA to help us find a solution to raise our perimeter walls. As I understand it, the issue is still being researched. However, I have Continue Reading

Light pole on Duerson and Fencik

I had sent this to enTrust already via "Contact Us" from the main page.  We happened to notice, this morning, that the light pole on the corner of Fencik and Duerson is leaning to one side, towards Continue Reading

Orchards HOA Meeting, November 17th, 2011

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 - we will also be discussing the assessment Continue Reading

Photos of the 3rd Annual Halloween Potluck @ the Orchards!

Hello, Thank you all for attending our 3rd Annual Halloween Potluck.  It was a great success! Robert and his family did a great job at grilling all the burgers and hot dogs (and all the Continue Reading

Halloween 2011! Sunday, October 30th, 2011 *UPDATED*

Hello, It's that time to begin planning for the 3rd Annual Orchards Halloween Potluck! If you would like to help, please comment on the Halloween 2011 page and let us know how.  If you plan on Continue Reading

Potluck Invitations

Potluck Invitations

Hello - Is there anyone interested in helping out with passing out invitations for the 3rd Annual Halloween Potluck!?             We need to Continue Reading

Security Patrols For Halloween Weekend

The Orchards Board of Directors has approved security patrols for Halloween weekend and on Halloween. The security patrols will be monitoring the community for unusual behavior and any kind of Continue Reading

Halloween Potluck Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Hello, I'm reaching out again to find out if anyone is interested in helping out, or even attending the Halloween Potluck for 2011? Leave a comment here or on the Halloween 2011 page... let us Continue Reading



Neighbors, I received this notice from our City Councilor, Ken Sanchez. For your information :) Here is the City's website that has information about Continue Reading

Mayor Richard J. Berry’s Neighborhood Forum – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011

Parking is free at the Civic Plaza Underground Parking Garage. Enter off Marquette Street. RSVP to Patrick Montoya at 505-924-3908 Click here to download the letter from the City of Continue Reading

City Council Redistricting Public Meeting

I received the following from Ken Sanchez: When: Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada). Where: West Mesa Community Center - 5500 Glenrio Continue Reading

PNM Giving Away a Free Appliance in Facebook Contest

Hello fellow Orchards residents I work for PNM and wanted to let everyone know about an exciting giveaway we have going on right now on our facebook page. It's part of a summer-long contest we've Continue Reading

Do you want to serve on the Architectual Review Committee?

Hello everyone in Orchards land!  The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is looking for at least 3 individuals who would like to volunteer to serve on the committee. Let me give you some Continue Reading

Irresponsible Individuals.

I would like to state my disgust to the Individual's that decided it would be a good idea to drive around the neighborhood and egg as many vehicles as possible in the middle of the night on 07-13-11, Continue Reading

Fireworks in the Orchards… in ABQ… in NM.

Hi, As we all know, there are many, many fire dangers out there right now because of our dry weather... I received a notice from the City of Albuquerque that states the following: CONTACT: Continue Reading


While eating dinner last night, a large bottle rocket landed on our patio within a foot of the door. Has everything the Govenor has been asking falling on deaf ears? Is it asking too much for those Continue Reading

I can’t wear a t-shirt & I have to shower before going in the pool?!?!?

Have you all been wondering why the board has been so adimment about people showering before getting in the pool?  How about why you can't wear a t-shirt?  Well here is a little article I found Continue Reading

Pool Closed! Open!

The Pool will re-open tomorrow, June 17th, 2011 at 7am. Just a quick note to let everyone know that the pool is closed until further notice (perhaps until the end of this week) because of break Continue Reading

President’s Corner – Revised June 17, 2011

SUNSCREEN -or- How to say, "I'm sorry." As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It was with those good intentions in mind that this whole thing began. Let me begin Continue Reading

Furniture needed

If anyone has any furniture for sale please let me know. We recently purchased a home for our son who will be attending UNM and we need furniture for his home. Thanks and have a great day Continue Reading

Concern Regarding Cinder Block Walls

I have a concern with the cinder block walls that surrounds my house, specifically in my back yard. I've noticed that the block walls don't have any support beams or piers like a typical block wall Continue Reading

Pool rule acceptance

Is there a printable pool rules and acceptance form that is downladed? Received a letter about the pool but i have not never signed the waiver to be able to use the pool. Continue Reading

Earth Hour – March 26th, 8:30pm

This is cool :) http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx Continue Reading

Report Gang Crime Tips

Hello, I saw this on the news this evening... www.stopabqgangs.org Regards, chris Continue Reading

How To Start A Neighborhood Watch

Thank you to the Office of Neighborhood Coordination and Mr. Steve Sink of the Albuquerque Police Department for providing this information! You or a neighbor decides to host an initial Continue Reading

START Project – Lead by APD

Hello, I got word from Bill Jackson of the Albuquerque Police Department that the Strategic Targeted Area Response Team (START) Project is starting. Bill writes: The START program will be Continue Reading

I’d like to thank our board

Last night's meeting was a reminder of how hard our board works in a pretty thankless job, so I'd like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for constantly and tirelessly working to make Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the notification letter sent out to homeowners and the Amendment to the CC&Rs on the towing policy of the Orchards HOA. You must be a registered Continue Reading

What to do about speeding?

Hello, We've all seen it…the car that speeds down the street or the van that almost hit some kids because the driver didn’t even slow down for the stop sign. We know that APD isn’t going to Continue Reading

President’s Corner – March 29, 2011

Hello! This is the first in what I plan to make a quarterly feature on the blog site. Although I want to say a lot in this article, I think future articles will be shorter. Much shorter. First Continue Reading

***ON AGAIN*** 2011 Annual Meeting for the Anderson Heights Master Association

enTrust has sent out a letter advising Anderson Heights residents that the Annual Meeting originaly scheduled for December 15, 2010 has been rescheduled. The meeting date is March Continue Reading

14 year old on Gentry arrested for burglarizing neighbor’s home

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/local/central/14-year-old-arrested-for-burglary-dr I know we have all felt like some of our issues with theft have been from within the walls, and now we know that at Continue Reading

Landscaping & Maintenance

  Hello Homeowners, As we all know, the deadline for landscaping our yards is coming this year.  On September 30th, 2011, all homes must be landscaped that were bought before September Continue Reading


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