Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ponderosa Called 'Eyesore'.(Final)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

* Neighbors want old wood-processing site cleaned up

The former Ponderosa Products property near Old Town is a big problem, say some area residents who are demanding it be cleaned up.

"We want this building out of here. It's an eyesore," said Max Ramirez, Sawmill Advisory Council president. "There's graffiti there. There're vandals going in there. There're drug dealings in that place."

Some residents also mentioned chunks of building being stripped and taken, and the homeless using the site.

More than 20 people gathered Tuesday outside the former wood processing site at 18th and Bellamah NW to bring attention to the issue. …

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