Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Heart of Community in Need of Repairs.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Jenna Naranjo Journal Staff Writer

Board Member Says Center Outgrew Space

Some residents of the La Mesa area said their community center is like the heart of their neighborhood it keeps the community alive and united.

But, they say, their community's heart is in need of surgery.

Nestled on the corner of a large, grassy park, the Mesa Verde Community Center serves the La Mesa community, which generally is between Central and Lomas and Louisiana and Wyoming.

The brown, pitched-roof building, which is operated mostly by volunteers, attracts adults and children alike.

But it's old, and that's why some area residents say it needs renovation. …

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