Candidates for NM Representative Featured at October Meeting

Day Hochman-Vigil

Day Hochman-Vigil

Brad Winter

Brad Winter

Candidates of New Mexico House of Representatives Legislative District 15 will be the featured speakers at the next meeting of the Alameda North Valley Association on October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center (9800 4th St. NW).

Day Hochman-Vigil and Brad Winter are competing to become the next representative to replace retiring representative Sarah Maestas-Barnes. They will each have an opportunity to present their views and will answer questions from the audience.

Other candidates who are not on the agenda are welcome to attend and will be given three minutes to introduce themselves.

Other items on the agenda include an update on Bernalillo County activities, and a special presentation to outgoing and long-serving legislators. Senator Bill O’Neill will also present a quick look at the upcoming legislative session.

Please take this opportunity to come and meet the candidates and to learn about upcoming events in the community.


Sheriff Candidates to Speak at ANVA Meeting September 20

Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales

Everyone in the community is invited to a meet and greet with the candidates for Bernalillo County Sheriff on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center (9800 4th St. NW)

Manuel Gonzales and Lou Golson, the two candidates for Bernalillo County Sheriff will attend the meeting to discuss issues of concern to the Alameda North Valley Community. This will not be a formal candidate forum.



Lou Golson

Lou Golson

Lou Golson, the republican candidate for sheriff has lived his entire adult life in Albuquerque. He and his wife April have five children, three of which are working in the field of law enforcement. His son Scott is a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy.

Golson began his career in Albuquerque as a Law Enforcement Specialist assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base. He joined the Albuquerque Police Department and spent his career in a number of positions with the department. Golson formally retired, then returned to work with the department. In 2015 during a traffic stop, Golson was shot four times and severely injured. He returned to the Albuquerque Police Department on light duty but in November 2016 was informed by his doctors that he would physically be unable to return to duty as a uniformed officer, and left the department.

Manuel Gonzales III, the democratic candidate for sheriff is a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He and his wife Elaine have three children. A former marine, Gonzales joined the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s office in 1989, working his way through the ranks. He was appointed by the Bernalillo County Commission to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Sheriff Darren White in 2009. Gonzales ran for sheriff during the next election cycle, but was defeated. He ran for election again and was elected in 2014.

Both men are well known in the local community. The Alameda North Valley Association plans an informal meeting and residents will have an opportunity to discuss crime and issues of interest to the Alameda area.

Candidates for other offices are welcome to attend, but will only be allowed time to introduce themselves.

State Legislators to Speak on March 15

Sen. Bill O'Neill

Sen. Bill O’Neill

Rep. Sarah Maestas-Barnes

Rep. Sarah Maestas-Barnes









Our state legislators, Senator Bill O’Neill and Representative Sarah Maestas-Barnes will address the Alameda North Valley Association on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center.

Senator John Sapien was invited but will not be able to attend due to a trip with his family.

The meeting will be informal allowing for questions and conversation.

Our Legislators will tell us about what happened at the recent legislative session. This year lawmakers had more funds than in the past and they need to let us know how that money will be used.

Work by our Legislators has either been signed or vetoed by the Governor.

How was the work by our Legislators impacted by the Governor’s actions?

How will our community be impacted?

Will we have serious and comprehensive items or fluff projects for the area?

This is your opportunity to meet and speak with your local legislator about any issues of concern you might have.

At the end of the Legislative review, we will have an Alameda North Valley Association Board of Directors Election. Members in good standing with dues paid are eligible for election.

County Commissioners to Speak on Feb. 15

Debbie O'Malley, District 1 Commissioner

Debbie O’Malley
District 1 Commissioner

Lonnie Talbert, District 4 Commissioner

Lonnie Talbert
District 4 Commissioner









Bernalillo County Commissioners Debbie O’Malley from District 1 and Lonnie Talbert from District 4 will be the featured speakers at the Alameda North Valley Association meeting on Thursday, February 15. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center.

They will give updates on Commission activities and answer concerns and questions from the community. This is your opportunity to hear about Commission plans and to talk one on one with your commissioner. Please join us for this important meeting. Everyone is welcome.


Changes for Alameda Blvd.?

An Open House scheduled for Wednesday, August 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will be our first opportunity to see changes that may be coming to Alameda Blvd. between I’25 and Edith Blvd. The open house will be held on the second floor of the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum in the Pugash Hall.

There have long been rumors of a proposed widening by Alameda Blvd. but the meeting announcement makes no specific mention of what changes are proposed.

Pleas take time to go by the open house and learn what is planned and how it might impact people who live near Alameda Blvd.

The City of Albuquerque, the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are jointly sponsoring the meeting.

ANVA to hear from Sheriff, Fire Department on Thursday

There will be a meeting of the Alameda North Valley Association (ANVA) on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center (9800 4th St. NW)

There will be updates from:

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department – Sheriff Manny Gonzales

Bernalillo County Fire Department – Chief Chris Celaya

Questions are welcomed and information will be provided.  The meeting will be a low-key informal meeting that will allow the Sheriff and Chief to meet some residents and allow them a chance to learn about some of your ideas and concerns.

The meeting is open to the public and the media is invited.

Please try to attend and please share this information with your neighbors.

Albuquerque School Board Election Feb. 7

Early voting has started!  Here is info on the school board election that will be held on February 7, 2017. 

Eligible voters may cast a ballot early at any of the 12 Early Voting Convenience Centers. These locations will be open Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Wednesday, January 18 until Saturday, February 4.  You may vote at any of the 12 locations. For a list of early voting convenience center locations, go to the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office election website.

*Only registered eligible voters in APS districts (positions 3, 5, 6, & 7) and CNM districts (positions 1, 3, 4,5 & 7) will be able to cast a ballot.

The CNM Board election is also that day. Please note: The north valley area in CNM District 6 is not up for election until 2019.

Candidates for APS District 3 representing the North Valley and downtown are:

Ali Ennenga

Lorenzo L. Garcia (incumbent)

Amy Legant

Charles W. White

Kathleen (Lueras) Chavez

You can find out more about the election at these websites.

Here’s a comprehensive article on the race from the Albuquerque Journal.