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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

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

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

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

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

Security Guards

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

Would the owner of…

Last Thursday we had very high winds but, that was five days ago. Still someone's trash bin is sitting at the corner of Humphries and McKinnon. It's laying on it's side near the empty lot. Wouldn't a Continue Reading

Dryer Vent

Hello there. This is not quite a community question, however fire safety and prevention is important to us all. I recently had my clothes dryer serviced and was told that my dryer vent was Continue Reading

Loose pack of dogs

Today 4/16 at around 11 am three small dogs  came down the sidewalk and on my property as well as  others.  They were rusty and white  colored; the rusty one was long haired.     I shooed them Continue Reading

Attack Dogs

I was just out walking, and for the second day in a row I saw small dogs running loose.  Yesterday I saw two, and today I saw six.  They were on the corner of Cabral Trail and McMichael. Continue Reading

Courtesy Please

The weather is getting nice, and people are having company over for gatherings. So far today we've had a complete stranger in our yard retrieving a football, and a large gray pick-up parked over the Continue Reading



Reminders for trash day

I am writing this as a plea to everyone to remember that you should bag your trash before you put it in your can. Every Thursday my wonderful husband spends a good 15 minutes having to clean Continue Reading

Wall Walkers

For several months now I have had children, of all ages, walking along the side of my house to access the walls in my backyard. They climb on top of the wall and walk on it, to get to the Continue Reading

Parking when dropping off kids at the gate

I usually leave to work every morning as the bus gets to the gate.  There are several parents who drop off their kids right at the gate.  There is one mini van that parks at the park  facing the Continue Reading

Loose dog

I love living at The Orchards because it has always been such a beautiful and safe community. I could go for a walk anytime and used to do so daily with my dogs. However, I am no longer able to do Continue Reading

3 Acre Park

On the news after all the bodies were found KB Home said they were going to turn it into a park. Does anyone know when this may be? I drove past this afternoon on the way home and it looks like Continue Reading

Community Wide Garage Sale

What does everyone think about a community wide garage sale in late March?  I could post signs around the surrounding communities and see if the other communities are interested.  Maybe put it in Continue Reading

Un-finished back yards

I'm curious if when enTrust starts their walk through inspections will they start noting the un-finished back yards. We were told by KB that within one year of us signing the papers we had to finish Continue Reading

Thank you to the Gate Helpers!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that was helping when the gates were down.  I know it was cold that night! Continue Reading

Smoke Alarms

Hi, You may have seen on the news yesterday or today, the house fire in the NE Heights.  That home belonged to someone I've known for a very long time and is a neighbor of my grandparents.  It's Continue Reading

Christmas Decorations

Hello all you homeowners & renters in Orchards land! Just a friendly reminder that all Christmas decorations must be removed per the HOA guidlines by the end of the month. I bring this up 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

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

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

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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