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$1500 AWARD
TRLA offers up to a $1500 reward for the arrest and conviction/fining of any person(s) involved in vandalism/break-ins/robbery/illegal shooting/poaching at Timberlake Ranch.

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        Editor: Nancy Ramm

Thank You David Skinner

     (Posted 12-31-2014) Ten years ago this month, the Timberlake-Ramah News website (TRnews.info) was created to provide up-to-date, useful, informative, and entertaining postings for Timberlake Ranch and the surrounding areas.

Although it sometimes confuses people, we are independent of and have never been financially supported by Timberlake Ranch Landowners Association (TRLA). However, as a public service, TRnews provides free web space for the use of the TRLA Board of Directors, where they can post all their official association news and documents.

For the last seven years, David Skinner has generously served as volunteer "web editor" for the official TRLA section, and he has performed the task with dedication and skill.

This month David gave notice that he would retire on December 31st, sadly making today David's last day in that role. We will miss his significant contribution.

Thank you David!

Roger Irwin and Tim Amsden,
Editors, TRnews


     (Posted 11-30-2014) We congratulate Isaac Wilson, who recently flew his first solo in a helicopter. Son of Kate and Andy Wilson, Isaac has been learning to fly helicopters at a flight school in Albuquerque for some time.

Isaac just turned 16, and his flight is the first-ever high-elevation solo flight in New Mexico by a person so young. His does not even have his driver’s license yet.

"I'm working toward maybe flying for fire or life flight, or maybe eventually becoming a test pilot," said Isaac. He will pursue his pilot's license next year, and maybe his driver's license too.

For more on Isaac’s accomplishment, here is a link to the KOB Albuquerque news story (which includes a great video)

Heightened Neighborhood Watch!!!

neighborhood watch warning signPosted 7-14-2014
1. Please be on the lookout for a brown Subaru in Timberlake area. It has been observed going into private driveways and when confronted by landowners, it immediately retreats before a license plate number can be recorded.
  2. Three males dressed in black have been noted walking on back roads.
  3. There also has been a residence break-in along with vandalism.

Fly-in Huge Success

piper airplane A perfect match

On August 23rd at 8am, the New Mexico Pilot's Association backcountry pilots had their 2nd annual fly-in to Mystic Bluffs airstrip. The Fly-in was a Huge Entertainment for Locals. Over a dozen planes landed on the airstrip bordering Timberlake Common Land. 50-70 people enjoyed the arrival as the morning fog was lifting with the sunflowers and cliffs as backdrop. Special enjoyment was watching the "flour drop" to see who would win the prize for hitting the target. Thank you Perry Null and Cindy Crawford - great family fun!

pilot fly-in

Is this Timberlake International?

     Posted 2012) With such a diverse population of landowners, we all have at least one thing in common – a love of this place we call Timberlake Ranch. There must be many stories as how each of us discovered it. Please let us know how you came upon this beautiful setting hidden off of Highway 53. Was it word of mouth, advertisement or maybe just a wrong turn off the highway? There has been much interest and talk as to how we could chronicle the stories and share them – how many are similar and what are unusual. If you would please submit your story by mail to:
Nancy Wills
HC 61 Box 836
Ramah, NM 87321
We will compile the accounts and share “How Did You Get Here” in future Timberlake Times Newsletters. If you prefer to remain anonymous please let us know and we will honor your request when we publish our findings in the future.





Timberlake Neighborhood Volunteers HOME PAGE

Click here to check out the new Facebook page created by a number of ranch residents, local friends, and neighbors of Timberlake.

Labor Day Barbecue Success

2014 Annual Labor Day Barbecue and Silent Auction presented by the Timberlake Neighborhood Volunteers for the community was another successful fun evening. 130 adults and children enjoyed consuming 138# of ribs, chicken, and brats along with beans, coleslaw, homemade salsa, watermelon and cookies. Food bill was $970 and donations were $450.

cooks at work

Pay is low but cooks R great!!

photo by Danny Montoya

The Silent Auction again proved to be an experience for all and brought in $1705. The Volunteers want to thank all who so generously contributed their time, their talents (especially Wayne Ramm for his music), their treasures for the Silent Auction and the community for supporting the Volunteer efforts during the summer. The Silent Auction again proved to be an experience for all and brought in $1705. The Volunteers want to thank all who so generously contributed their time, their talents (especially Wayne Ramm for his music), their treasures for the Silent Auction and the community for supporting the Volunteer efforts during the summer.

romm full of auction items 2014

Auction items ready to go

We Are All Friends of 53
      (Posted 2012)  The Highway 53 corridor through Cibola and McKinley Counties is among the most beautiful, historically significant, and culturally rich areas in the State of New Mexico. It is al so one of the most valuable assets of the County for generation of tourist revenue, and all the ancillary benefits such activity generates.
      The Highway corridor has received two special area designations from the State. It is a portion of both the Ancient Way Arts Trail and the Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway. It falls within the National Geographic Four Corners Geotourism Region, one of only 17 such areas in the world. It contains two National Monuments, many businesses, and a number of growing communities, all dependent on the same factors that make it a strong tourist attraction.
“Friends of 53” is the name of an open group of individuals who have come together to work toward the protection, enhancement, and promotion of Highway 53. Click here to read more

Fire Adapted Communities® (FAC)

FAC is a collaborative approach to reducing wildfire risks throughout an entire community. FAC helps connect all those who play a role in wildfire preparedness with organizations and programs that provide comprehensive resources for their specific wildfire preparedness needs. FAC is powered by a coalition of the nation’s leaders in wildfire education, planning and preparedness. Visit their website HERE.

Due to current drought conditions, the TRLA well will be closed, as of May 1st, 2014. The well will reopen when the region's water situation improves. The TRLA Bath House will remain open and operational. In an emergency, please contact a Board member. (Posted 4-20-2014)


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