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Santa Fe National Forest Issues Order Prohibiting Marijuana

SANTA FE, NM – May 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release.

In order to provide for public health and safety and protect resources, the Santa Fe National Forest issued an order that prohibits possessing, storing or transporting marijuana within Forest boundaries.

Volunteer on the Winsor Trail for National Trails Day

Santa Fe, NM – May 23, 2016 – For Immediate Release.

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4 and 11 by helping the Santa Fe National Forest reroute two sections of the popular Winsor Trail.

National Trails Day is the American Hiking Society’s annual event to encourage Americans to enjoy the outdoors by highlighting trails and activities in all 50 states.

Electric Bill Payments Not Reaching the Coop

​​Electric Bill Payments Going Astray

The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative have issued the following statement to all their customers:
It has come to our attention, that some of the mail payments that we should be receiving from our customers, being sent to PO Box 2999, are being returned to customers. We have contacted and verified with the Española Post Office that it is a problem at Albuquerque Post Offices. Espanola Post Office is checking into the situation to try to pinpoint the problem.

News Release: Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Santa Fe, NM – May 20, 2016 – For Immediate Release. All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31.

There are currently no fire restrictions on the SFNF. Visitors are reminded that fireworks and explosives are prohibited on federal lands. Law enforcement officers, fire personnel and recreation staff will be patrolling over the Memorial Day weekend to ensure visitor safety.

Notification of System 1 Water Test

On next Wednesday May 25 a test of the System 1 water mains will be performed. It will be necessary to shut off all of the meters for most of the day. This will begin around 8am. All work should be completed before 4:30pm. If your water is not returned to service by 5pm please call me at 829-3754 and I will come out and fix it.

Peter Veverka, SLPPOA Water Maintenance

Treatment Burn

The VCNP is planning a Rx burn in the Valle Grande Wednesday & Thursday this week.

Final Update: Horseshoe Fire on Santa Fe National Forest 100% Contained

May 6, 2016; 8:30 p.m.

Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
West of the community of La Cueva and east of Forest Road 376

Latitude and Longitude: 35°52'30"N 106°39'18"W

Start Date: May 6, 2016

Size: Approximately 2.3 total acres

Percent Contained: 100% as of 7:30 p.m.

Cause: Downed power line

Growth Potential: Low

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, pine litter

Slash Pit

FYI, the slash pit at Thompson Ridge is open for slash only.

Coyote Ranger District Postpones Firewood Permit Sales

Santa Fe, NM – May 3, 2016 – For Immediate Release. The Coyote Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest has postponed the sale of firewood permits for dead and down timber until at least May 9, 2016. The decision was based on recent precipitation, and timber staff will continue to monitor moisture levels in the Coyote district.

Prescribed Burn Planned on Jemez Ranger District

Prescribed Burn Planned on Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District

SANTA FE, NM – April 28, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Fire managers hope to take advantage of favorable forecasted weather conditions to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn on the south end of the Paliza treatment area. The treatment area is located within the boundaries of the Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project on the Jemez Ranger District.