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Walter gets New Trees, More Coming for Elm and High

from David Day

Take a look at how the re-treeing effort is going so far. Trees have been planted on Walter. More trees, for High and Elm, will be coming soon. Also, the contractor will be planting them deeper with a more rectangular basin and placing wood mulch on top and going back to correct these earlier plantings.

Work will continue through June as we have another $25,000 coming in from the state.


The EDo Evolution

EDo is quickly evolving into the new ‘hot place’ to be and be seen in Albuquerque. That is why Theory Specialty Coffee and Craft Beer, and Black List Tattoo Parlour (sic) decided to locate to our neighborhood.

Ben Viamontes and Jason Radcliff decided to move their successful Black List Tattoo Parlour and salon from Nob Hill because EDo provides a level of ambience and environment that their high-end clients require. EDo’s potential as an Art Center will support th

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Open Letter on Albuquerque Rapid Transit

The Huning Highlands Neighborhood Association would like to thank you for listening to our requests for a more pedestrian-friendly Central Avenue. But we want to be very clear that we are in complete agreement with the sentiments expressed by the EDo Neighborhood Association and Mr. Jeff Speck. The recommendations set out by Mr. Speck, and approved unanimously by the City Council, are pivotal to the economic success of our neighborhood

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Ann Carson to Receive Award 

by Kathy Grassel

Our own Ann Carson will be receiving the coveted L. Bradford Prince Award for Significant Work in the Field of Historic Preservation. The award is bestowed by the Historical Society of New Mexico at its annual conference on May 8-9.

HSNM was founded in 1859 and is the oldest historical society west of the Mississippi.

Congratulations, Ann Carson!


A Walking Tour of Exciting Changes

As you are walking down Edith SE and/or Coal SE through our very walkable neighborhood, take a little time to notice some of the exciting positive changes that are happening.

Walking south on Edith SE

  • Edith at Silver SE corner - The block-and-wrought-iron fence has been reconstructed 311 Edith - The home has a new owner who has taken down the chain link fence and is beginning to landscape
  • 315 Edith - The vacant

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Here's the Dirt, Spring 2015

The 2015 community garden has begun. The one heavy snowfall this winter pulled down our shade structure. We have now dug new holes and put in new latillas and promised ourselves to take the green shade strips down next November, before the snow falls. The chickens have returned to their coop yard that has been embellished with several new perches. Fruit trees are flower

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Mother's Day House Tour, Sunday May 10, 2015

501 Walter SE TodayFrom the contemporary to the historic, the Mother's Day House Tour offers something for everyone.

What a great time of year it is to show off the beautiful and hidden treasures of our neighborhood! It’s time to celebrate Mother's Day, too, so arrange for an outing with mother, grandmother, friends and family. It's on Sunday, May 10, from 11:00 to 3:00. Stop by one of our restaurants before or after.

Get your tickets on the day of the event at the TACA Preservation Station at 601 Coal SE. Cost is $15 per person.

Houses include the large, small, and the glamorous. One focuses on art and has an interesting new addition with a

501 Walter SE in 1999

lovely landscaped deck. Yet another is a very interesting "shotgun" house in the midst of restoration.

This year's treats include the Urban Fresh business in the old Music School on Broadway, and the Whole Woman Center where there will be an art show by Judith Shaw. Both locations include delightful personal quarters. The Press Club at Highland Park will be opening their doors, too.




412 Walter ST SESpread the word to others you know throughout the city. Call Ann Carson at 242-1143 for more infor- mation, or to volunteer to help the home owners.


7th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo, April 21st 10:30-2:30

UNM's Sustainability Expo will be held Tuesday April 21st from 10:30 to 2:30 at Cornell Mall (east of the UNM Sub). There will be a growers' market, an arts and crafts fair, food trucks, cooking demos, a bicycle auction, educational events and sustainable vendors. For further info about UNM's sustainability program, click here.  For info on the Lobo Growers' Market, click here. Click here for a copy of the flyer.



Dickens Lighting Contest Coming Up


Dickens of a Dinner wouldn't be what it is if it weren't for all the neighbors to take the time to put up their Christmas lights and decorations in time for the event. Our guests love to see the neighborhood dressed up for the Dickens Christmas progressive dinner.
Every year we give prizes to those households that have perked up the neighborhood the best.
To participate, make sure your lights are turned on the evening of the Dickens dinner—Lights Up by Saturday, Dec. 6!
Want to know more? Call Ann Carson at 242-1143.


  • $50 for The Artichoke Cafe
  • $30 for Hartford Square
  • $30 for Standard Diner




Why Huning Highlands

by Ann Carson

Our first adventure to New Mexico was to visit archaeo- logical sites and that included Albuquerque’s museums. A few years later my husband Jim decided that we could relocate with his company. And where would that be? We wanted a university and an airport. Our families lived in Arizona and Colorado. Albuquer- que was the logical choice.

Our realtor soon knew that we were not interested in what he called a “house house,” meaning a house without character. The one house that caught our attention was the Lembke Victorian. Could we restore it? What about the neighborhood? This was late 1985 when the neighborhood was on an upswing. We fell in love with the intact redwood woodwork and the historic aspect of the project. After all, isn’t remodeling some phase of urban archaeology?

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