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Emergency Alert!

Sandoval county has advised that we need to be on the lookout (BOLO) for a person by name of Brian Griffin. They apparently accidentally released him this afternoon. He was wearing grey sweat pants, and a black short-sleeve tee shirt. He is also wearing a baseball cap; he has a shaven head. The county requests that if we see this person, call 911.


Good evening,
Do not be alarmed with the smoke in the neighborhood. It is coming from the Peggy Mesa prescribed burn, and FS is keeping an eye on it.

Fire Wise

Peggy Map updated

FYI, information and maps regarding the Peggy fire south of us that was a lightning start a few days ago.

Lee Taylor, Chief
La Cueva District
Sandoval County FD
575-829-3355 (Office)
575-829-9165 (Fax)
505-269-6435 (Cell)

Bear safety


Good morning,
So, the bears are still around, and game and fish will not relocate for now.
It was suggested that a mixture of ammonia and water 50/50 will keep bears away from your deck. Please be careful!

Eleni Fredlund
Peace, Shalom, Salaam, Eirene, Shaante
cell (505)709-0033

bear sightings

There have been multiple sightings of a male bear and sow with 2 cubs. Several people are concerned with the shooting going on in the neighborhood. Other than personal safety, DO NOT SHOOT in our neighborhood. It is UNLAWFUL to discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a home or road, and incredibly dangerous in close quarters of other homes. Not to mention a wounded bear is a dangerous bear. I have attached a helpful document on "keeping bears alive, and you safe". It has several numbers for Game and Fish. I am notifying them about our neighborhood situation.

Cajete Fire Declared Controlled

SANTA FE, NM – July 17, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The Cajete Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District was declared controlled at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 16, thanks to recent moisture that arrived with the monsoon season. The 1,412-acre Cajete Fire, which started on June 15 from an abandoned campfire, has been 96% contained since June 21.

bear sighting

Mama and cub sighted between Trilobite and Coryphodon. Please do not leave trash out, and bring any pet food inside.

Eleni Fredlund
Peace, Shalom, Salaam, Eirene, Shaante
cell (505)709-0033

Annual Aerial Survey of SFNF to Begin Soon; No Drones, Please

SANTA FE, NM – July 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release. The annual aerial survey for insect and disease outbreaks on the 1.6- million-acre Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) could begin as early as Monday, July 17, and continue intermittently through August 18.

Forest Service airplanes and helicopters regularly fly over private, state, and National Forest System lands at low altitudes to perform a variety of natural resource management missions, including insect and disease surveys, remote sensing to acquire aerial images and data, and firefighting.

Jemez Springs homes repeatedly terrorized by burglars!