Upcoming Events in May!

Check out our latest newsletter! It’s got lots of great information on upcoming events, city projects, and things happening in and around Los Duranes! Click on the link below!
LDNA Newsletter May 2019

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Join us at our monthly meeting this Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at our beautiful Los Duranes Community Center, 2920 Leopoldo NW, pictured below. There will be a candidates forum and lots more. To learn more about what Los Duranes Community Center offers the neighborhood, visit their website at: https://www.cabq.gov/family/community-centers/community-center-locations/los-duranes-community-center  See you Thursday!

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If you’re looking for a great volunteer opportunity, the upcoming National Senior Games presented by Humana are coming to Albuquerque June 14 – 25 and volunteers are needed to help with scoring, hospitality, registration, venue information, and much more. To sign up to volunteer: e-mail: volunteer@nsga.com or call (505) 210-1930.

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Image courtesy of Humananews.com. All rights reserved.

Beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 and lasting through fall 2019, Cornerstone Contractors will begin construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Rio Grande Blvd. NW and Candelaria Road NW. This will significantly impact traffic in the area so be aware and plan your commute accordingly. Regular work hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., although crews may work longer hours or on weekends as needed. More details on this construction, as well as updates and other information on the Rio Grande/Candelaria Roundabout project can be found at this link: http://rgc-roundabout.com/index.php and you can also sign up to receive project updates as well!

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Image courtesy of http://www.rgc-roundabout.com. All rights reserved.

Los Duranes is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Albuquerque.

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In 1706, the Duranes acequia madre, which traversed through the area along its three-mile length, was established to aid in the irrigation of crops. In the mid-1790s, La Plaza de Señor San Jose de Los Duranes, as it was known then, was one of several small plazas along the Rio Grande north of Old Town. The Spanish census of 1790 counted 27 families in the plaza of Los Duranes, and currently, the neighborhood is comprised of roughly 3,000 residents and approximately 800 homes.

The neighborhood is still largely a small, semiagricultural area, with multiple generations of families living here and many newcomers also calling it home. It is a special place in the midst of an urban city where residents want to preserve the character for their children and future generations to stay and live here, while also providing opportunities to increase the quality of our lives.

Joining our neighborhood association helps amplify your voice, and also helps create a community with a shared vision and goal. Our association comes together to build relationships, come up with solutions and ideas, exchange information, and work toward making our community and neighborhood a better place. Want to be part of it?