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April 2013 Announcements 1. Plan for Girard Blvd information 2. Alert: Necklace lost on golf course 3. Fly-A-Kite Day Sat. April 13th 4. ABQ Spring Green Waste Collection 5. UNM North Golf Course Trees Update
"... The partnership, which will protect the 76-acre golf course from development for the next 15 years, was unanimously approved by the Board of Regents and the Bernalillo County Commission at meetings held June 14. The partnership includes a $1.5 million investment, funded by the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division, a division that aims to acquire and protect natural land.
Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins said the $1.5 million investment will be used to upgrade the golf course’s irrigation system, replace aging trees with drought-resistant trees, and improve the pathways around the golf course. She said the new irrigation system c20 million gallons of water annually and that the new pathways will comply with NCAA requirements for UNM cross country events." Read more
Staying Open UNM-County Pact Keeps North Golf Course Open By Astrid Galvan / Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer Wed, Aug 15, 2012 "The UNM North Golf Course will remain open and development-free for at least the next 15 years following an agreement between the University of New Mexico and Bernalillo County that was three years in the making.
The agreement means the county will fund renovations to the tune of $1.5 million from its open space budget, while UNM, which owns the course, will continue to operate it. Planned renovations include a new irrigation system, new trees, tree stock remediation and upgrading, new grass seeding and path maintenance and facility upgrades. The 80-acre course is located on the North Campus near the School of Law and is connected to some neighborhoods.
University regents on Tuesday approved the agreement unanimously. County leaders initially tried to get the contract for 25 years, but regents decided 15 years was a better timeline, Board of Regents president Jack Fortner said." Read more
Bernalillo County Commission Votes 5-0 to Move Forward on North Golf Course Negotiations
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins today announced that the Bernalillo County Commission has unanimously approved moving forward with formal negotiations to protect the University of New Mexico's North Golf Course as open space.
The commission on Tuesday voted 5-0 to move forward on negotiations with the university on an agreement that would protect the 80 acre golf course from development for 25 years.
“The North Golf Course is the last best open space in Bernalillo County’s densely populated core, and I am pleased to have the support of my fellow commissioners on protecting this urban oasis," Commissioner Hart Stebbins says.
“I want to thank the many, many people from around the county who have worked so hard to make this happen.”
Bernalillo County is proposing to invest $1.5 million in open space funds to upgrade the pedestrian path, the irrigation system and to make other landscape improvements.
In exchange, the university would protect the area from development for 25 years.
Bernalillo County's Open Space Program currently manages about 1,000 acres at 12 properties around the county. The properties are located in the North and South Valleys and the East Mountains.
“My constituents are big supporters of open space and this is a great chance to preserve undeveloped green space in the heart of the city,” Commissioner Hart Stebbins says.
"Discussions will begin as quickly as possible between county and university officials to create an agreement that will protect our 80-acre jewel in District 3.
It is because of your lett...ers of support and the terrific in-person showing at Tuesday's meeting that this opportunity has come to pass. I want to thank you all for the time and effort spent on preserving what is the last, best open space in Bernalillo County's densely populated core. ..."
When it comes to balancing budgets, UNM’s golf courses aren’t par for the course.
The courses’ $4.6 million deficit is the result of declining over 20 years, said Chris Vallejos, vice president of the Institutional Support Services. He said the financial atmosphere has led to a 26 percent drop in rounds per golf played, and the University discussed cost-cutting strategies. He said targeting people with disposable income, not drafting long-term plans, is the answer to compensate for economic woes. ......
Lisa Marbury, vice president of Institutional Supports Services, said around 20 self-funded auxiliary businesses bring in enough revenue to compensate for the golf courses’ deficit. ......
“I think that a lot of the folks in those neighborhoods (around UNM) recognized that I’ve been fighting for them, and they probably voted for me,” he said.
Benton wrote a letter to the Board of Regents on Sept. 22 asking them to postpone the vote for the plan’s approval at their Sept. 29 meeting, allowing for more neighborhood input.
“If you are willing to table adoption of the Master Plan at this time, I would be happy to offer my office and other resources that can be provided by the city to assist the University in its outreach to the community,” the letter stated.
The vote was postponed, and the plan will be presented to the Regents some time this fall. [Nov. 2009: still postponed]
Steve Beffort, vice president of Institutional Support Services, sent President David Schmidly a letter on Sept. 23 asking to delay the Master Plan vote. The Master Plan was slated for approval at the Tuesday regents meeting.
Beffort said the vote needed to be delayed because the Faculty Senate passed a resolution requesting more time to comment on the Master Plan before it’s approved.read more
Executive Summary Report on Community Engagement & University of New Mexico Campus Development
In response to the 2008/09 Accreditation Report from the Higher Learning Commission, the “Research Service Learning Class on Community Activism for Sustainable Living,”
taught by American Studies Ph.D. candidate Andrew Marcum, and funded by
community groups and residents, has produced the following report to be
presented at the September 2009 meeting of the University of New Mexico
Board of Regents. The Report includes:
A brief history of UNM's interaction with its neighbors (1987-2009); a
series of interviews with neighbors (2009); and suggestions for UNM to
work cooperatively with its neighbors. •
Case studies illustrating how other colleges and universities have met
the challenges of growth by interacting in a positive manner with the
surrounding communities. • A report on public accountability and community engagement at UNM. (2007-2009) • A report on smart growth and sustainable development. • A report on the need to preserve the unique aspects of UNM architecture and landscape. (1908-2003) • Lessons learned from developments at Yale Park (1986). • A history of efforts to preserve the North Golf Course and the Barren Fairways (1942-2009). •
Recommendations for reform of the Campus Development Advisory
Committee, including greater participation—with voting privileges—for
all neighborhoods affected by campus development
"A resolution at the end of the report asking
for improved representation of neighborhood associations in University
decision-making will be presented to the Board of Regents at their Sep.
23 [correction: Sep. 29] meeting. GPSA passed the same resolution during an Aug. 30 committee meeting." read the full article
August 26, 2009 Students can help set UNM direction By Tricia Remark | DAILY LOBO "The future of UNM’s campus could be in students’ hands. The Master Plan of Development, a long-term plan of construction projects and projected growth, has been in the works for several years, said Mary Kenney, UNM planning officer. Before it’s finalized, students can comment online on the proposed plan.". . . read the full article
Mixed-message? In this composite of 2 of the current exhibits to the draft Master Plan, large parking areas consume much of the North Golf Course Barren Fairways. It was thought that such development had been nixed.... CLICK for current exhibits to Master Plan. [Nov.2009: INACCESSIBLE TO PUBLIC]
don't just tell UNM what you think... MAKE YOUR COMMENTS PUBLIC ! Tell everyone what you think of UNM's Master Plan! Share your comments HERE on the Neighbors for Green Space Forum [temporarily under maintenance] UNM's Master Plan
will impact: - the campus and surrounding neighborhoods - City of Albuquerque and all of her residents
Local news cameras record Master Plan meeting with Councilor Isaac Benton, UNM, and university neighbors 3/15/09
Courtney Lawton, Martineztown Neighborhood Assn. Secretary, interviewed after the UNM Master Plan meeting 3/15/09 (click for KOB-TV4 news coverage)
"What happened at the meeting ??" It was an excellent meeting!!
On Sunday, March 15th 2009, City Councilor Isaac Benton convened a meeting at the UNM Law School to discuss UNM's Master Plan with university officials, residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, and all concerned citizens. It was a very dynamic meeting with many voices heard.
A more detailed update about the meeting is coming soon, our YouTube channel will have complete video footage of the presentations and comments, and we have links to reference materials pertaining to the presentations.
Please click on the TV news images (3) to view some of the local broadcasts of the meeting.
Concerns about the future of the University of New Mexico's North Golf
Course are once again rising to the surface as the university tries to
come up with a master plan for its campus.
A community meeting on the topic will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday
in Room 2401 of the UNM Law School. City officials, residents and
representatives from UNM are expected to attend.
"I think it is important to point out that this is still (in) the
input stage," UNM spokesman Benson Hendrix said. "The university will
continue to respond to questions as they come up."
Members of an organization called Neighbors For Greenspace are
voicing concerns about the plan's potential impact on the golf course
and on their neighborhoods.
UNM has hired Dekker Perich Sabatini to develop the master plan,
and representatives from the firm have been meeting with neighboring
communities. The plan is still in draft form and has yet to be
submitted to regents for approval.
The plan envisions the North Golf Course remaining as reserve lands
for UNM, according to Facilities Planning Director Mary Kenney. But the
plan envisions 5.4 acres of the 8-acre barren fairways being used for
an adult psychiatric hospital, observatory and parking.
The existing two-mile jogging path would be moved from the AMAFCA
channel to the west side of the golf course and then to Tucker.
The plan, as it currently stands, also calls for a new road that
would run from Mountain to additional parking facilities west of
That has some people concerned.
"Our community will be adversely affected by this new road," said
Chal-Marie Lucero of the Santa Barbara/Martineztown neighborhood. "We
are worried about the safety of our kids, and the impact this road will
have on our neighborhood and our homes."
SB 70 would have been an additional level of accountability for important public resources. For example, the University of New Mexico considered selling the North UNM Golf Course for a paltry $1 Million dollars. If SB 70 had been in place there would have been additional safeguards to protect it. SB 70 would have been a small measure of sunshine to promote the public trust and preserve our community resources. Alas, 30 senators voted against it. We are very appreciative of the 8 senators who did support SB 70, and enormously grateful for Senator Cisco McSorley, the bill's sponsor.
CONSTRUCTION around the North Golf Course and Law School
Read our update about the potential hazardous air quality emissions due to UNM Hospital's expansion.
REGENTS MEETING: Recommendations to Preserve the North Golf Course April 30, 2008:North Golf Course Community Advisory Board formally presented its Recommendations to Preserve the North UNM Golf Course, at the UNM Board of Regents Meeting
Neighbors for Green Space hosted an ice cream social at the North Golf Course to thank elected officials for supporting efforts to preserve the course.
About 50 people attended the event, which honored seven officials, including Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, City Councilors Isaac Benton and Rey Garduno, County Commissioner Deanna Archuleta and State Sen. Cisco McSorley.
Reps. Gail Chasey and Danice Picraux were honored with a medal and certificate that read "defender of the North Golf Course greenspace" on Sunday. . . .
Chasey said the golf course should be preserved because it is ecologically important.
"Throughout the city, people have a commitment to this, because it provides oxygen to a very pollution-filled area, which is the Big I," Chasey said.
McSorley said he submitted a proposal that would give $200,000 to UNM's Sustainability Studies program to use the golf course as a "living laboratory," but the proposal was vetoed by the governor. . . . read the full story
KRQE News: "Proposal saves much of UNM golf property"
Proposal saves much of UNM golf property Posted: April 13, 2008 07:28 PM
(KRQE) - The UNM North Golf Course, a green island in the urban campus,
would mostly be preserved under a plan unveiled today by a panel
representing university, community, student and development interests. . . .
. . Residents near the golf course heard the recommendations for the
first time this afternoon at an ice-cream social. Their hope is that
the UNM regents will approve the recommendations of the advisory board
and secure the compromise in writing.
Sara Koplik, president of
the North Campus Neighborhood Association and chair of the advisory
board, said coming up with a compromise took several months. It wasn't
easy, she said while adding she is confident it's the best solution.
felt that this would be a way for all sides to benefit," [Sara] Koplik
said. "This would be a win for the university, for the students and the
"It's a way of maintaining open space while also furthering the academic mission of the university."
that's one reason why the University must preserve it, said Sara
Koplik, president of the North Golf Course Community Advisory Board.
President David Schmidly formed the nine-member advisory board in November to address the community's concern.
Koplik said the board is pushing UNM to preserve the green space.
most important for us to construct a legal framework between the
University and the people of New Mexico to preserve the golf course and
agreed-upon green space - and to determine the available footprint for
UNM's future building needs," she said.
Eaves said it would be illegal to make the property unavailable for future uses, such as dormitories and more classroom space.
"It's a breach of our duty to the students, faculty, and community," he said.
. . . Board member Cara McCulloch said she hopes the regents will take the recommendations into consideration.
parts of the proposal might not be understood," she said. "Like the
idea of using the golf course for sustainability research." ... read more
"Neighborhood associations op-posed to a retirement community on UNM's North Golf Course won a victory Friday, with President David Schmidly saying any plans for commercial development are off the table.
"There's nothing going to happen over there now in the immediate
foreseeable future," Schmidly said. "I'm confident telling you that
you're not going to wake up over there and see bulldozers and a sign
that says future home of Lobo Village."
But the neighbors' effort to legally prevent any future development of the golf course likely would be rejected by regents, Schmidly told them.
A community advisory group appointed by Schmidly to help plan the
future of the golf course property forwarded its plans this week." ... read more
Map of Preservation and Development Recommendations of North Golf Course Community Advisory Board (click for FULL VIEW)
Albuquerque Journal , Sunday, January 20, 2008 Consultant Helped Present UNM By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer "If there was a controversy involving the University of New Mexico in the past six months, chances are Mike Collins was called upon to help put out the fire." ... [continued] " • October: ... Worked on the North Golf Course issue— the controversial plan to build a retirement community on the golf course. • November: Monitored North Golf Course issue; consulted regarding a Journal request for Schmidly to answer questions about issue in an online chat. " read more
01 / 14 / 2008 Albuquerque Tribune , Monday, January 14, 2008 Land development often used for economic gain for schools such as UNM By Carrie Seidman "When the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents revealed a proposal to develop a retirement complex on part of the school's North Golf Course acreage, it didn't take long for the surrounding community to express its shock and opposition.
But, in fact, using university land for income and development is hardly a novelty — it's a tradition in New Mexico and a growing trend across the nation." ...
"But while the university might have learned a lesson about how to break the news to the public, the recent upset won't change on-going plans for future development of UNM's available land.
In fact, the university recently hired Jones, Lang LaSalle — a real estate consulting firm with headquarters in Chicago — to aid in assessing the best use of its properties and structure future development deals." ... read more
01 / 01 / 2008
Albuquerque Journal, Tuesday, January 1, 2008 UNM Land Options Reviewed By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer "A hotel and conference center at the University of New Mexico's south golf course. Brand outlets, sporting goods stores and restaurants near the Pit and University Stadium. A Whole Foods Market and shops along the Lomas corridor." ...
" "Our development team can insulate transaction and development decisions from the 'political' and bureaucratic process," the proposal from [Santa Fe businessman Gerald] Peters' team [Santa Fe Properties Development Co. Inc.] says. The university isn't divulging which plans are moving forward, saying it needs to maintain confidentiality while it's in the procurement stage. A firestorm erupted a few months ago after the university disclosed it was in serious discussions with Co-operative Retirement Services of America to build a retirement community on part of the North Golf Course. Hundreds turned out at a town hall meeting in November to urge the university to preserve the course. UNM has since backed away from that plan— at least temporarily. Schmidly has appointed a task force to advise him on the golf course's future." read more
More News: November 2007 . . . 11 / 26 / 2007 Daily Lobo, 11/26/07 Board to help decide future of golf course by Jeremy Hunt "I'm
certainly going to listen to (the community board), and I think the
Board (of Regents) will listen to me," Schmidly said. "But the final
decision on anything related to property is the responsibility of the
Board of Regents." ...
"We're going to follow the lead of the
president," [Jamie Koch, president of the Board of Regents] said.
"That's what we've done all along in this issue." ...
[chairwoman of the board, and president of the North Campus
Neighborhood Association] said she would begin organizing public
meetings this week to discuss the course's future."
"We need the voices of everyone," she said. "We need a wide participation. That's a crucial part of the process." ...
long as we're all communicating, I think we can find what everyone
needs out of the project," [boardmember Matt Barnes, ASUNM Vice
President, and ] said.
"Barnes said concerned students can set up an appointment with him at the ASUNM office or e-mail him at Asunmvp@unm.edu." read more
11 / 22 / 2007 Albuquerque Tribune, Thursday, November 22, 2007 Panel selected to determine the future of the University of New Mexico golf course By Stephanie Garcia Krenrich "On
Wednesday, UNM President David Schmidly and Sara Koplik, president of
the North Campus Neighborhood Association, named nine members of the
North Golf Course Community Advisory Board." read more
Albuquerque Journal, Thursday, November 22, 2007 Around New Mexico UNM Advisory Board Named "The University of New Mexico has released the names of members of a new advisory board that will provide the school with recommendations for future uses of the North Golf Course.
"UNM will one day have to make use of this property, but it will be
with community agreement as to the footprint of the golf course and
input to potential issues," UNM President David Schmidly said Wednesday
in a news release. The nine-member board will be chaired by Sara Koplik, president of the North Campus Neighborhood Association." read more
11 / 21 / 2007 Albuquerque Journal, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Golf Course Plans on Hold By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer "... [Sara] Koplik [president, North Campus Neighborhood Association, and chair of the new North Golf Course Community Advisory Board] praised Schmidly for engaging in negotiations and discussions with the community over the golf course.
"We are absolutely delighted that President Schmidly has extended a
hand of friendship and reconciliation to us, and we look forward
helping to determine the course of the future of this area," Koplik
said in a telephone interview. "We thank President Schmidly, we
thank the lieutenant governor for their involvement, their concern and
their understanding of the depth of feeling on this issue, which is
really unrivaled." read more
Albuquerque Tribune Development of University of New Mexico north campus golf course on hold By Kate Nash Originally published 07:33 a.m., November 21, 2007 Updated 01:06 p.m., November 21, 2007 "SANTA
FE — Development at the University of New Mexico's North Campus golf
course is too hot to touch, at least when it comes to financing other
projects. ... ""The president (of UNM) took out the golf course because
he didn't want it to be an issue to drag down the bond issue," said
UNM's executive vice president for administration, David Harris." read more
Daily Lobo North Golf Course plans in question Staff Report, Posted: 11/21/07 "UNM shied away from possible plans to develop the North Golf Course on Tuesday. ...
"We simply removed the North Golf Course property from the list of
commercially developed property available to support our bond issue,"
[UNM President Schmidly] said. "We don't need it to make the revenue.
We never did need it." read more
11 / 20 / 2007
UNM Shelves North Golf Course Plans ... for Now Tuesday, November 20, 2007 By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer
SANTA FE --- University of New Mexico President David Schmidly informed
the state Board of Finance this morning that the university is putting
its plans for the North Golf Course on hold — for now. Tuesday, Nov.
20, 2007 (updated 2:06 PM MST) read the whole story in the Albuquerque Journal
quizzed Schmidly on whether something binding would be put into place
to protect the part of the golf course that everyone agrees should be
preserved. "We hope to come up with something legally binding," Schmidly responded."
Albuquerque Journal Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Justice Dept. Sued Potential UNM Developer By Martin Salazar "A
Tennessee company in discussions with UNM for a contract to build a
controversial retirement community on the North Golf Course was sued by
the Justice Department in 2004 for allegedly violating the rights of
some of its residents in Texas. CRSA— also known as Co-Operative
Retirement Services of America— and the former owner of a retirement
community in San Antonio agreed to pay $620,000 to settle the lawsuit,
federal court documents show. That includes $25,000 in civil penalties each company was required to pay. The
federal government and individual plaintiffs accused the companies of
evicting residents with disabilities if they were unable to walk
without assistance or required too much help, a violation of the Fair
Housing Act. The lawsuit also alleged the companies conducted illegal
health assessments as a condition of tenancy. ... " read more
11 / 5 / 2007 Daily Lobo, 11-5-07 Community addresses concerns with plans to develop golf course by Jeremy Hunt "UNM
President David Schmidly got booed at a meeting Sunday when he showed
an artist's rendition of a retirement community that could be built on
the North Golf Course. ... "Mayor Martin Chavez said the city does not
support development of the course, and UNM would need cooperation from
the city to construct buildings." read more
Albuquerque Journal, Monday, November 05, 2007 Overflow Crowd Urges UNM Not to Break Up North Golf Course for Retirement Community Development By Martin Salazar/ Journal Staff Writer "They
showed up in droves, with just one message for the University of New
Mexico: Hands off the North Golf Course. ... More than 300 people
crammed into a lecture hall to hear from Schmidly, spilling out the
doorway, sitting on the floor and standing. Others listened to
Schmidly’s attempts to reach common ground from a nearby room." read more
11 / 4 / 2007 Albuquerque Journal Sunday, November 4, 2007 New UNM President Faces Tough Opposition From Golf Course Neighbors on Development Plan By Martin Salazar "Five months into his tenure as University of New Mexico president, David Schmidly is facing his highest-profile challenge so far. It involves UNM's North Golf Course and the university's desire to build a retirement community there as part of its plan to develop a number of properties to bring in more money to help finance construction projects, including classrooms. But residents who live near the golf course are in battle mode, vowing to fight in the courts and in the political arena to preserve their urban oasis." ...
"Referred to by some as "Albuquerque's Central Park," the 80-acre property is owned by UNM and loved by golfers, runners and walkers. The nine-hole course has also become a wildlife preserve of sorts, providing sanctuary for coyotes, roadrunners, migratory birds and other assorted wildlife. Some area residents have said they aren't bothered by a retirement village— they just don't want it on the golf course. "It is beloved by thousands and thousands of people. It's not just another golf course," said Sara Koplik, president of the North Campus Neighborhood Association." ...
"We have responsibility to the taxpayers, to the parents and to the students to use our property wisely," Schmidly said. "We're not a parks department. That's not our mission. But we want to find in the project a way to make this a win-win, and if people will be reasonable with us, we think it can be a win-win." read more
More News: October 2007 . . . Albuquerque Tribune, 10-25-07 Gene Grant: UNM, don't trade golf course green for ivory tower "...
Last time I checked, seniors love to golf. Talk about dark karma.
Imagine a retirement home built on the site of a former golf course. .
. . If you are in the UNM family, you get to enjoy the benefits of the
Albuquerque outdoor life. The rest of you get to watch through the
fence. Unless you are permitted in as the cleaning and groundskeeping
crew." READ MORE
Albuquerque Tribune, 10-19-07 Editorial:Regents must weigh real value of golf site
"If it were just about golfers, greens and saving water, it might be a much easier decision.
But it's not. ... There are parts of UNM's constituency that might never forgive the regents
for trashing one of the remaining great green spaces in the city - and
certainly the most spectacular spaces in the university. As with
historical or architecturally significant buildings, the North Golf
Course should be viewed as a landmark. ...." READ MORE
Trib Talk Comment, posted by aezekiel (10-19-07): "Actually, $1-2 million a year IS pocket change in UNM's budget, now on the order of $1.75 Billion
annually. Potential losses in good will to alums, retired faculty, etc.
from paving over the golf course should dwarf that figure. UNM hasn't
been luminary in its real estate efforts in the past. I'm not sure if
the South Campus Technology Park is break-even yet or not. But it's
always worth a look to see
who stand to benefit. Follow the money is the old saying. Take a look
at CCRC, the so-called retirement community experts, the UNM regents
want to bring in to develop this project." READ MORE
"... But the plan is back, with a retirement community taking the majority of the 80-acre course,
leaving about 25 acres for golf, said Sara Koplik, president of the
North Campus Neighborhood Association. ... [UNM Board of Regents
president] Koch said the proposed retirement community would serve
alumni and faculty and could bring in a lot of money for UNM. "By doing
this, we could bring revenue to the university between $2 (million) to
$3 million a year," he said. But Koplik counters that yearly revenues
don't justify development." ... "Koplik doesn't oppose the retirement
community, she opposes the location." READ MORE
Housing Plan Moves Ahead Retirement village near golf course may displace planned Court of Appeals building By Martin Salazar Albuquerque Journal, Oct. 17, 2007
"[NCNA president] Koplik said while she’s grateful to the university for talking with the neighborhood, she has major concerns because the area “is beloved by thousands and thousands of people.”
Koplik said plans the university shared with her show much of the golf
course being eaten up by the retirement community. She said it would go
from a full nine-hole course to an executive course, which is more like
a practice course. Koplik also questioned how much water the retirement
community would use. And she said she thinks the project would
negatively affect home values in the area. Koch said getting buy-in from the community is important to UNM. “But on the other hand, there comes a time that you just have to
make the hard decision and say we’ve tried everything we possibly can,
and we need to move on … We hope to work with them as much as we possibly can, but it’s not going to stall it.” READ MORE
Hundreds Push To Save Course: UNM Site Could Be Built Upon
BY SUNNIE REDHOUSE Albuquerque Journal, Feb. 26, 2007 "Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, a guest speaker at the event,
said that, as a long-time resident of the neighborhood, she knows the
importance of the course. "This is an incredible open space for the city of Albuquerque," Denish said."
Protesters rally to preserve golf course from development Jeremy Hunt, Daily Lobo, 2/26/07 "Mel Eaves, chairman of the board's
[UNM Board of Regents] Finances and Facilities Committee, said the
residents don't have anything to worry about. The regents are only
getting useful data about University property, he said."