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Thinning Application

Hello folks,
The following is information from Tom Bennion regarding EQIP, a thinning program within the USDA. The application for the thinning program is attached along with a sample answered application. The deadline is January 15th, so if you are interested, send in the first 5 pages ASAP to get in the first queue of consideration.

Eleni Fredlund, FireWise at SLP

Blizzard-Like Conditions on Parts of Highway to Los Alamos

Travel is discouraged, according to reports from nmroads, on the upper elevations of the road to Los Alamos. They have declared Severe Driving Conditions N.M. Highway 4 between mile markers 19 and 46. This is the stretch from above Jemez Springs to the Los Alamos County Line.

This classification of road conditions is just one notch below from having the road closed to traffic. The roads are described as snow packed and icy with poor visibility and blizzard-like conditions.

some phone lines are down

Good evening folks,

It appears that some phone lines are down in parts of our community. If you have an emergency and cannot get through to 911, send a short email to, or text me at 505-709-0033, and I will call dispatch.


Tester wanted for high efficiency wood stove heat exchanger

Our neighbor Mark Taylor is looking for someone interested in testing his new heat exchanger. Please contact him if you are interested in helping:

I am a mechanical engineer with many years of experience in thermodynamics. I work for the Lab in the accelerator division. My wife Becky and I live at 170 Hovenweep

Missing Dog

Megan Harrington and boyfriend Lonny lost their Baby yesterday (Saturday the 5th). She is a white and grey husky with light blue eyes. She was wearing a brown leather collar with "Baby" on it and two numbers that are no longer in service. Baby was lost while out cutting wood on forest road 10. They were about 8 miles past the cattle guard coming out of the Sierra Los Pinos neighborhood. Baby is a really friendly dog and they are afraid someone might have taken her home with them.

Prescribed Burn Planned

Prescribed Burn Planned on the Santa Fe National Forest Jemez and Cuba Ranger Districts

Santa Fe, NM – Nov. 20, 2015 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct three pile burns on the Jemez and Cuba Ranger Districts sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 30, 2015. That window is dependent on the amount of snowfall on the ground as well as other favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, and may be extended into 2016. Once ignitions begin, they are expected to last two to three days.

SLP Road Repairs

Some road repairs in the Association have been accomplished this past weekend with more happening as the weather allows. Please watch for equipment on the roads while navigating our roads.

Stan Bennett
SLPPOA President

Recent home break-ins in the Jemez

Maybe you have heard about the increase in home break-ins in our area. Here is a Facebook message from Kathy Buhl regarding the recent break-in in their house in La Cueva.

Sabine Shurter


ALERT: Home breakins are increasing! Just heard about 3 in Area 2 in the last few weeks, and our home in La Cueva was hit on Tuesday night/ Wed morning.

Jemez Mountains Electric Coop Faces Bankruptcy, while Coop Members Face Increased Bills

After deliberating for about 8 hours a jury in Sandoval District Court declared the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative (JMEC) to be the most negligent of the parties accused of causing the Las Conchas fire in July 2011, assigning JMEC 75% responsibility. The fire, caused by a 60 foot aspen tree growing on private land off NM Highway 4, just south of the Valle Grande, that fell on power lines, burned 150,000 acres (240 square miles), destroyed 63 homes and caused an estimated $200 million worth of damage.

Prescribed Burn Planned on the Santa Fe National Forest

Prescribed Burn Planned on the Santa Fe National Forest
Jemez Ranger District

Santa Fe, NM – October 27, 2015 – For Immediate Release. Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct prescribed burns in the Joaquin Canyon on the Jemez Ranger District. The Joaquin Canyon prescribed burn area, a total of 142 acres, is located approximately 8 miles west of Jemez Springs.