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Venado Fire Community Meeting (Venado Fire Wildfire)

The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 will host a community meeting for the Venado Fire at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Jemez Springs Public Library, located at 30 Village Plaza, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Santa Fe National Forest Facebook page for those unable to attend in-person: https://www.facebook.com/santafeNF/.

Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 assumes command of Venado Fire (Venado Fire Wildfire)

General Information: The Santa Fe National Forest brought in Steve Millert’s Type 2 Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 (Team 4) to assume command of the Venado Fire at 7:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 25. Team 4 will carry forward the incident strategies and objectives developed by the local Type 3 organization. As the team transitions management of the Venado Fire, contact information will remain unchanged. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 will host a community meeting for the Venado Fire at 6:00 P.M.

Venado Fire PM Update 07.24.18 (Venado Fire Wildfire)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: approximately 2,500 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Scattered thunderstorms Monday night dropped less than a tenth of an inch on the Venado Fire with no significant impact on ground conditions. The forecast is for high temperatures, thunderstorms and outflow winds to continue.

Venado Fire AM Update 07.24.18 (Venado Fire Wildfire)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: approximately 2,200 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Scattered thunderstorms Monday night dropped less than a tenth of an inch on the Venado Fire, with no significant impact on ground conditions. Today’s forecast is for more of the same, with the possibility of scattered showers and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds.

Venado Fire Update 7.23.18 (Venado Fire Wildfire)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Venado Fire UPDATE Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: approximately 2,000 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight expect to bring lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Resources on scene: 162 personnel, which includes four interagency hotshot crews, one type 3 helicopter, three engines, one dozer and a rapid extraction module. A Type 2 incident command team will take command of the Venado Fire Tuesday afternoon.

Venado Fire UPDATE 7.23.2018 (Venado Fire Wildfire)

Venado Fire UPDATE 7.23.2018 Start Date: July 20 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,071 acres Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest Containment: 0% Fuel: Ponderosa Pine Weather: Low-level moisture is moving toward the Venado Fire, increasing the chance for precipitation. Possible thunderstorms may bring lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Resources on scene: Four interagency hotshot crews, one type 3 helicopter, one type 2 dozer, one rapid extraction module, and four engines.

Urgent Plea For Board Members

Dear fellow SLPPOA members,

Slash pit

Good morning folks,
A resident from SLP contacted the Jemez Ranger District to open the slash pit. Thanks to his efforts, the USFS is opening the Thompson Ridge slash pit on Saturday, July 14th for residue slash from the wind event. In order to be allowed in, you must call the Jemez Office to discuss particulars and acquire a permit.

Eleni Fredlund

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Important Forest Service Information

Today, June 22nd, the Walatowa will start harvesting the downed trees on Forest Service land around SLP. The Forest Service wishes SLP residence to know that the Walatowa has been given the go ahead and has the permits and permission to proceed with the removal of these downed fuels, and that there will be chain saws and other heavy equipment in use around SLP.

System 1 Emergency Water Outage --- UPDATE 2

We are happy to report, today we were able to locate, excavate, and isolate the System 1 water to a point where we can claim a "normal" operation point.

What we hope this means is a Sys 1 normal water pressure for the remainder of the weekend (without the ups and downs of the generator powered well).

Monday we will plan on our normal contractor completing the necessary rework of a leaking blow down pipe assembly. Some interruption of System 1 could be possible.

The following volunteers have been extremely helpful:

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