Del Norte NA Spring 2019 Newsletter

 Happy Spring, Neighbors!

WELCOME! from Your President:

As we quickly leave winter behind to make way for  flowers and showers, wind and blooms, Spring cleaning and organization, let us take a moment to step outside our doors and take stock of what a great neighborhood we have in the Del Norte District!  Let us embrace the incredible vitality and diversity of our neighborhood!

From our esteemed elders who have lived here for many years and watched this neighborhood change and blossom, to the young families just joining us, renters to homeowners, schools and businesses…we should all celebrate the eclectic personalities, talents, gifts and dedication each of our neighbors possess!

We are your Board of Directors, so please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with your comments, questions and concerns.  Our website is

Take a moment this Spring to connect…or re-connect… with your neighbors of DNNA.  Enjoy walking down our beautiful streets and stop to greet those that you may pass along the way.  Get to know one another and look out for each other.  Our neighborhood is made stronger if we are actively involved in keeping it a safe and vibrant place to live!

                                                                            –Julita Ann Leavell-Ilg

Join us for the DNNA Annual Meeting!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 6 p.m.

Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course Pavilion

$7.00/member for an Incredible Meal with Neighbors & Friends!

RSVP as soon as possible to





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Contact info:

DNNA, c/o Julita Ann Leavell-Ilg

3167 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste. 290

Albuquerque, NM 87110




by Greg Rodgers

Informed Delivery is a free service of the United States Postal Service. This service lets you see pictures of letter-sized mail that is on its way to your address. With packages, you see what packages are on their way, an expected delivery date as well as when they are delivered. You can now interact with this information from wherever you are, it is available right at your fingertips via your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Signing up is simple: just go to USPS.COM and in the upper right hand corner (just to the left of the register/sign in) you will see Informed Delivery, just click on it.

Step 1) you will need to create an account if you do not have one already. Step 2) verify your identity and address: If you can answer the questions correctly, you will be able to do everything online. Step 3) receive notifications on your smartphone, tablet, or computer and you will be good to go.

If, by chance, you are unable to answer all question correctly, you will need to go to the post office to prove your identity. Also, you will need to print out the page that denied you from completing proof of identity online. The page will have a bar code and an 8 to 25 digit number. With this paper in hand and a current legal photo ID with your address, you will need to take it to your local post office for confirmation of your identity. The postal officer will then give you a code that will allow you to set up your Informed Delivery account.

Another great reason to sign up for Informed Delivery is that it may help prevent mail identity theft. Here are a few steps you can to take to help guard yourself from mail identity theft:  Sign up for Informed Delivery to track and monitor your own mail, before someone else does. Or request to have this service be blocked by emailing eSAFE@USPS.GOV (include your name, address, phone number and email address in the body of the email), you may also consider using a locked mailbox. Remember to report any suspicious USPS activity to the Postal Service Cyber Security Operations Center at 866-877-7247.



by Mary Bernard


 2 Tbs. vegetable oil

 1 onion, finely chopped

 3 garlic cloves, minced

 1 1/2 cups ketchup

 1/2 cup cider vinegar

 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

 1/3 cup sugar

 1 Tbs. chili powder

 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, or as needed

Saute onion in oil. Add rest and cook 5 min.


Neighborhood Watch DOES Work!

By Craig T. Ilg

The best way to combat crime in our neighborhood is AWARENESS and TOGETHERNESS!  An active Neighborhood Watch acts as the first means of crime prevention. Working with liaisons from local law enforcement, active Neighborhood Watch groups are the eyes and ears we need to keep crime at bay.

Last year I was fed up with the crime I witnessed on my street and in my neighborhood.  So, I started talking to my neighbors and hearing similar stories of frustration and helplessness.  So many of us were on board with a neighborhood watch that I submitted a list of names to the Office of Neighborhood Coordination and BakerWatch was born!  Please contact me for information on how to start your own neighborhood watch.