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ALBUQUERQUE -- Mayor Martin Chavez has issued a challenge
to the city's neighborhood associations.
The mayor's neighborhood challenge is a contest to see which
neighborhood can conserve the most. A separate competition will
determine which neighborhood can convert the most property to
The winner in each category will get $10,000 in neighborhood
improvements, which could mean something like a new park or a
``This is an opportunity for neighborhood associations to
participate in water conservation and win some big bucks,'' Chavez
Both contests run from May through October and are open to all
Sandra P. Richardson, president of the Cherry Hills Civic
Association, said her neighborhood will be in the running. She added
that winning won't be everything.
``We're all winners when we save water,'' she said.
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