New Handy Person - just came in!

I can refer a person - Her name is Toni Urbina. She lives in Los Alamos, but she house sits and dog sits for me whenever we are on vacation. Her number is 505-363-9630. Her email address is . She charges $35 a night.

She has been house sitting and pet sitting for us for about 6 years now. She also works part-time at the Animal Clinic, so she is very good with animals.

Local Help for SLP Home Owners

I've been asked by more than a few SLP home owners if I knew of any one in the area that could provide help with various chores in and around their house (examples: painting, yard work, carpentry, hauling, house sitting, baby sitting, dog sitting, cleaning, plumbing, electrical work, computer work, etc). So I would like to help you find handy people by emailing info on various people (girls. boys, men & women) that might just be who you were looking for.

Help from Community Members Needed to Protect Homes from Possible New Flooding

The flash flood waters silted up old arroyos and have found new channels to travel in the next time heavy rains occur.

Residents along N.M. Highway 485, in Gilman and the Rio Guadalupe Valley, remain in continuous and increased danger of renewed flooding. The Jemez Valley Fire Department has donated the first 1000 bags (more are needed) and are looking for a truck to haul in the sand to fill them.

Filling and setting up all the needed bags is beyond the means of the families affected, and help from community members equipped with shovels would be appreciated.

Rain barrels at the mailboxes on Saturday

Anyone wishing they could harvest all this wonderful rain water?

Victor, the barrel guy in Albuquerque is coming out on Hwy 4 to get to Espanola, probably on Saturday. He says he can bring out barrels to Sierra Los Pinos mailboxes on Hwy 4.

Water Problems

We are sorry to tell you that some homes in System 1 will be without water this afternoon due to water system issues. It is expected to be limited to Area 2 and some homes on Trilobite. Peter Veverka is actively looking for parts to repair the problem, and hopes to be done with the repair by this evening or almost for sure by sometime tomorrow morning. Keep your fingers crossed!

Flash Flooding and Main Stem River Rises

Flash Flood Threat Increasing
“Numerous Showers and Storms with Heavy Rainfall”

National Weather Service Albuquerque, NM

Type – Monsoon moisture surge with flash flooding and possible main stem river rises.
Timing – A very moist, unstable atmosphere in place over NM will get a boost through Tuesday as a strong front moves into the area.
Location – The heaviest rainfall is expected to focus along and east of the Continental Divide through Tuesday.

Block Party Fourth Sunday - June 28

Sunday June-28 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday June 28, 2-4pm, at the playlot on FR10 near Hovenweep, is the fourth Sunday block party.

Last month the kids had a "lemonade stand" fundraiser for Tamaya Horse Rescue, collecting $6 for their cause. This Sunday they are planning to again sell fresh fruits at their lemonade stand to benefit Tamaya.

For those who live by the motto “No fun like good hard work,” there will be the option of clearing along the easement of FR10 towards Hwy 4.

For the rest, please just come to visit and share a bit of Sunday afternoon.

Hope to see you there.

Thinning Report

Jemez Electric Vegetation Management Program Results in Unit 1 of SLPPOA
Jack Nyhan, April 2015

We had called a Jemez Electric Coop lineman on an emergency basis for a tree that had fallen on a secondary power line below our home on Bonito Way in April 2015. This was of great interest to me realizing it could have started a fire pretty easily with the dry conditions in the forest at that time, like so many other major and minor fires in the Jemez Mountains. The lineman came from LaCueva and was at the scene within 15 minutes of the call.

Windstream outage

There is a phone outage on the Windstream system that is affecting 11,000 customers in northern New Mexico. This basically will affect the northern half of Sandoval County. I was unable to find out the cause or how long it will be down. If I find out more I will pass it on.

the latest info is that a fiber cable was cut and they are working on it as fast as they can. They still have no time estimate, but it sounds like it was a major cable and they will probably be working through the night.

West Fire

Regarding West fire, 2.5 miles NW of Jemez Springs:

USFS crews transitioned this morning into full suppression mode of the WEST fire. There are some archeological sites in the area that could not be properly prepped in time for a window of opportunity coming up to let the fire grow and manage it.

Lee Taylor
Chief La Cueva District Sandoval County