KGW's investigative team sent letters to 86 inmates currently serving time for burglary in the Oregon Department of Corrections.  The inmates were asked to respond anonymously to 17 questions detailing how they broke in, when the crime occurred and what they were looking for.  What they learned could help you keep your home safe from burglaries.  Although the  survey was performed in Oregon, CRIME HAS NO BOUNDRIES. 

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Bernalillo County Master Naturalist Program is back

It’s Time to Apply!

 It is time to apply to the Bernalillo County Master Naturalist Program, which only happens once a year! This award winning program provides an excellent opportunity to participate in conserving, preserving and restoring the local environment. A select group of dedicated participants will experience a wide-range of free classes and hands-on experiences. Don’t miss out on your chance to make a difference and be part of this stellar program. An application may be found on the following link: MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.

Covenant Support Committee (CSC) Needs Volunteers

The CSC is looking for new members.  If you are a member of the Sandia Heights Homeowners Association (SHHA) and a homeowner please consider volunteering for your Covenant Support Committee and help ensure the enforcement of SHHA covenants. We meet at the SHHA office once a month and we have the excellent back up of our SHHA staff.  

Covenant enforcement contributes significantly to maintaining our property values and to preserving our unique community. If you would enjoy meeting with interesting, concerned, and fun neighbors who share your appreciation of Sandia Heights please consider joining the CSC.

You can volunteer by calling the SHHA office at 505-797-7793.

The Tram will be CLOSED for Spring Maintenance, March 27 - April 14

The Tram will be CLOSED for Spring Maintenance from March 24 - April 14, 2017, reopening on April 14th at 12PM

BernCo Open Space Events for April

Spring is abounding with new blooms, birds and butterflies. Get out into nature this April and experience the beauty of BernCo’s Open Space by attending the many events we are offering:


Backyard Farming Series: Successful Water Practices & Role of Plants

April 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. SW)

Successful water practices in New Mexico’s arid climate is essential to a thriving garden. The presenter will offer techniques and tools for managing water in your landscape. The second part of the workshop will cover plants that thrive locally with a consideration to designing a beautiful and lush space.

Four Seasons of Plant Wisdom Series: Skin Vitality

April 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

This four-part series led by herbalist and health practitioner Bernadette Torres will present what grows locally and how to use native plants for healing and wellness. Each workshop will prepare you for the upcoming season. During this workshop, you will discover how to protect your skin by learning what plants are used to heal burns and rashes, as well as the power of flowers to promote emotional and physical health.

Voices from the Past

April 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

Presenter- Robert Torrez

Voices from the Past is an exploration of the vast treasure of untold stories found in New Mexico’s Spanish, Mexican and Territorial period archives. This presentation will examine some of the accomplishments, triumphs, and tragedies experienced by individuals we did not hear about in history class at school.

Bird Walk at Ojito de San Antonio Open Space

April 8, 8:30-10 a.m.

30 San Antonio Dr. Cedar Crest, NM

Join Master Naturalist Volunteers on a spring walk at this historic property that has been identified as a birding hotspot by the Central New Mexico Audubon Society.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro: The Route

April 8, 10-11:30 a.m.

Presenter- HIlario Romero

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is the Royal Road stemming from Mexico City to New Mexico and was central to the settling of New Mexico beginning in 1598. Discover the rich history of hardships, conquests, and enchanting tales of this historic trail.

Historic Orchards in New Mexico

April 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

82 Carlito Springs Rd., Tijeras, NM

Presenter- William Carleton, PhD Candidate at UNM

Carlito Springs is one of many sites throughout New Mexico that has historic orchards. William Carleton will present the stories behind how these fruit trees came to New Mexico and efforts to preserve these rare varieties. The event will be followed up by and tour with Master Naturalist Volunteers.

Rainwater Harvesting in a Changing Climate

April 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

Presenter- Christian Meuli

Rainwater Harvesting in a Changing Climate: Techniques that "slow, spread and soak" rainwater, sinking it into the soil where it can support plants that "shade the soil from the sun and wind." It is all connected.

Backyard Farming Series: Successful Plant Practices & Selecting Materials

April 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. SW)

This workshop will present the numerous benefits of native and well-adapted plants to New Mexico while identifying the problems and management strategies for dealing with invasive plants. The second session will discuss the use of landscape materials from ground cover to garden materials.

Just Before Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: Vertebrates from the Last Triassic of New Mexico

April 23, 5-6:30 p.m.

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

At the end of the Triassic period, about 200 million years ago, dinosaurs became the dominant animals in terrestrial ecosystems for the next 140 million years. In order to understand how this happened, we need to examine the ecosystems just before the turnover.

Plant Walk, Garden Talk:  Medicinal Plants in Folk Healing

April 30, 1-3 p.m.

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. SW)

Presenter- Dianne Rand

Dianne Rand, co-creator of the present GHH museum exhibition, for an interactive, hands-on presentation to: explore the gardens of Gutierrez Hubbell House and learn of their medicine.

Learn how to plant and care for new medicinal and native plants, as well as make an herbal tincture using a simple folk method.

Epic Hide and Seek

April 30, 1:30-3 p.m.

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

Presenter- Cass Landrum with Cottonwood Gulch

Join a park wide version of Hide and Seek, camouflage, deer and wolf, and other outdoor games facilitated by Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions. 

Geology of the Rio Grande

April 30, 3:30-5 p.m.

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

Presenter- Jack Oviatt, Professor of Geology

Join us as we explore the landscape we see today along the Rio Grande as a snapshot in the long history of the constantly changing Earth.

For more information about any of these events or Bernalillo County Open Space in general, call Open Space Coordinator Colleen Langan at 314-0398 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Don’t forget to check out our website at www.bernco.gov/openspace

2017 Annual and Town Hall Meeting Minutes

Thank you to all that attended the 2017 SHHA Annual Meeting February 4th. Board members have reviewed all questions, comments or concerns presented at the Annual and Town Hall Meetings and have complied written responses which are included in the Annual and Town Hall Meeting Minutes. If you spoke and asked a question(s) or expressed concerns about a Sandia Heights neighborhood issue, please look for your answer(s) in the following link: 2017 Annual and Town Hall Meeting Minutes. In addition, the Annual Meeting PowerPoint Presentation Slides have been posted to the website at the following link: 2017 Annual Meeting PowerPoint

Procedures for Property Owners to Amend their Unit Covenants

The Sandia Heights Homeowners Association (SHHA) cannot modify or change any unit covenants.  Any covenant changes or modifications can only be done by the property owners within their individual unit. SHHA recognizes the right of property owners to amend the covenants of their units in accordance with procedures set forth in the covenants of each unit. SHHA has developed information to facilitate that process and to ensure that a proposed amendment is in agreement with established covenants. To avoid potential conflicts with the existing covenants, it is suggested that the proposed amendment(s) be presented to the SHHA Board of Directors for review prior to initiating a petition signature effort.

Click here for the information and steps to initiate a covenant amendment.


High Finance & Sandiago's Restaurant

The High Finance Restaurant has closed and demolition and reconstruction are underway with a planned opening of Spring or Early Summer 2018. High Finance and Sandiago's are under new ownership which is no longer offering SHHA members discounts.

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Contact Info

Phone: (505) 797-7793
Fax: (505) 856-8544
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2-B San Rafael Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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