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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

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

New enTrust Association Manager

Please be advised that Pat Parkinson no longer works for enTrust - our new (interim) Association Manager is Cindy Lewis McCormick. Please contact Cindy for anything you need. You call enTrust's Continue Reading

drug use at park

Today on MLK day I went to the park and noticed a group of young black females smoking drugs, along with a skinny white kid that drives a silver Ford Ranger pickup truck. They were sitting on a Continue Reading

Lost Puppy

If you have lost what looks to be a very loving young terrier cross, or if you want to adopt this cute little puppy PLEASE contact Margo with KB Homes. 508-0153. Continue Reading

Black Honda Civic Drove Thru Park Nearly Hitting People!

On Friday night at about 7:45PM a black newer model Honda Civic drove through the Orchards park nearly missing two people - one of those people is my wife! If you saw this happen or know of anyone Continue Reading

Arson Commited

Approximately an hour ago I saw black plumes of smoke rolling down Humphries. My husband went outside to find the truck of our next door neighbor engulfed in flames. According to their oldest son Continue Reading

National Night Out

Good evening, This year, National Night Out (NNO) will take place August 6. I was wondering if anyone planned on getting together, perhaps at Orchards Park, for a community night out. For those of Continue Reading

I wasn’t sure who to notify….

I wasn't sure who to notify.  The people who are working outside the perimeter putting in plants and moving the sand dune are just throwing the sand to spread it around.  I thought they were going Continue Reading

Lost Dog found

Lost dog found on Gentry on June 15, 2o13. White male, believed to be blue healer mix, did not have collar. Please contact me at 505-252-2466.   Continue Reading

swimming pool

I have noticed the clarity of the pool water has been poor the last couple of days. I haven't noticed the guards checking the chemical levels like I did last year and am a little concerned about the Continue Reading

Dog’s pooping on yards

Ive been having issues with residents allowing their dogs to poop on my front and side yard. I do have a dog myself and when i walk him i make sure and pick up any droppings he may have. I have yet Continue Reading

BernCo Offers Affordable Recreation For Kids This Summer

Summer Registration Begins Today Bernalillo County – Registration begins today for Bernalillo County’s Youth and Senior Services Summer Recreation Program. The programs offer up to seven weeks of Continue Reading

Security Patrol

Do we still have the security patrol in our community? Continue Reading


I am working on landscaping my backyard and want to creat some form of privacy. Based on looking at the CC&R'S I am still unclear of the do's and don'ts while landscaping. I want to do something Continue Reading

Lost Dog Found :: Grey with Black Sweater with Snowflakes

Around 4pm we found small dog running around McKinnon Way and Fencik. Dog is safe and contact Tony at 241-9400 to schedule pickup. Continue Reading

Vehicles broken into on Humphries

In the past month several vehicles have been broken into a few times. One house had both their vehicles broken into three times. Across the street one vehicle two weeks later, and just a week ago Continue Reading

Re: Annual Meeting

Thank you board for organizing the meeting. As I mentioned, I am anxious (as well as my neighbors) to get the wall issue resolved. Please let me know when and how I can be of assistance. I am Continue Reading

The Orchards @ Anderson Heights 2012 Survey – Now Closed!

Thank you to all who have responded to the 1st ever, Orchards Survey.  Stay tuned for the results and discussion threads in the next couple of days. Those of you who filled out the survey are Continue Reading

wall issues AGAIN

My neighbors and I have had a few incidents this week with kids jumping over the wall and into our yards. We are TIRED of dealing with this! Has the board made any decisions regarding our wall Continue Reading

Halloween decorations

Hello! We are sort of new to The Orchards, and we really enjoy decorating our home for Halloween and Christmas. I am just trying to find out if there are any special rules or anything that we would Continue Reading

Fruit Trees

Hello Neighbors, A fellow homeowner sent me an email asking me to post on the blog something about the fruit trees around our community - if you have fruit trees in your yard, please pick up any Continue Reading

Missing gray cat

Hello, We are missing our gray cat that got out last night, Friday May 25th or perhaps very early this morning, Saturday May 26th. Please let us know if you see him, Thanks, John Continue Reading

Chocolate syrup “tagging”???

It disgusts me to know that some kid (or kids) in the community have nothing better to do than to cover one of our cars with chocolate syrup.  I, of course, am assuming "kids" did this Saturday Continue Reading

Speed Bumps

Hi, Can you please list the locations where the speed bumps are going in?  Thank you! Brian Continue Reading

Why are the gates open so much?

I know there was some gate damage recently but can we please get an update as to why they are open so much? Continue Reading

The High Co$t of Vandalism

Neighbors, The cost of vandalism is rising in the Orchards.  We aren't 4 months into 2012 and we have paid $13,359.00 in gate repairs, lock repairs and graffiti removal.  This is a serious Continue Reading

Tree Planting

I have a question. Spring is around the corner and Im ready to continue my landscaping project. Im curious to know if I can plant some trees along the sidewalk. I figure that we are responsible for Continue Reading

Security Guards

Does anyone know why there has been a security guard at the gates the last couple of weekend? Continue Reading

Warning – Closing Gates

We just wanted to warn everyone of the uninsured gates at our community.   This morning (02/13/12) we were leaving to work and had to stop at the gate because the bus was picking up the kids.   Continue Reading

Getting more speedbumps?

We are growing increasingly more concerned about the speed at which people drive east on Humphries to where it turns north and becomes Vanhorne Way. People fly down that street and it's scary because 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

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

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

***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

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

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

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

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