Cibola County Public Meeting
There will be a meeting of the
Friends of Highway 53
2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4,
at the Old School Gallery
For those of you who are not familiar with our group, we encourage you to attend, and to invite others you think might be interested. (see more information about our group on this page, next column)
We have an opportunity to make a five-minute presentation to the New Mexico Transportation Commission at their meeting in Gallup on August 21. Our intent at this point is to seek State Commission support for the improvements we have previously requested on Highway 53 from the New Mexico Highway Department and elsewhere.
A primary purpose of our meeting will be to plan for the August 21st presentation to the Highway Commission. We will also discuss the recent meeting at the Old School Gallery which focused on the 2040 State Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Cibola County 2016 Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan, and consider other “next steps.”
On this Friday, July 25th,Tim and Lucia Amsden will meet briefly with our representative on the commission, Jackson Gibson, to give him a “heads-up” about our presentation on August 21st.
Finally, we welcome the energy and support of two new people as we focus on protection and improvement of the Highway 53 corridor: Superintendent Mitzi Frank of the El Morro and El Malpais Monuments; and Katie Richardson, Field Representative for Senator Martin Heinrich. We also are grateful for the excellent information and guidance provided by Evan Williams, Deputy Director of the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments.
Questions? please feel free to call
Tim or Lucia Amsden at (505) 783-4144
Heightened Neighborhood Watch!!!
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.
Enjoy a locally arranged & written musical, co-directed by
Eden Gloria and Mike Francis!
July 25th & 26th, 7pm curtain
August 1st & 2nd, 7pm curtain
Click here for details
Annual rummage sale
(Posted 7-10-2014) The Timberlake Neighborhood Volunteers will be having their Annual Rummage Sale on August 2nd. If you are wanting to clean out and find a new home for “stuff” that hasn’t been used for a long time or you no longer want to keep dusting it – we can find it a new home. This “stuff” can be left at the TCC Ranch House under the covered porches or in the alcove area on the west side if not raining. Please no large appliances. Contact phone numbers: 505.783.2465,2457,4632, or 4439.
Ramah Farmers’ Market Openings:
The Ramah Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm through the beginning of October
The Market is located in downtown Ramah in front of the RAMAH MUSEUM, one block north of HWY 53 on BLOOMFIELD ROAD – Follow the signs! For more info call 783-4440
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.
7-29-2014) Young female dog found in ears and tiny black spots over entire body. Very sweet. Claim or give good home. Judy at 783.4813 or Barb at 783.4003.
Official opening of the new Ramah Mormon Hiking Trail was June 7, 2014
Built by Youth Conservation Core members, the trail runs along the top of the Hogback. Already, many Timberlake Ranch owners and friends are enjoying this wonderful new recreation asset for our local area next to Timberlake Ranch. READ MORE.
YCC volunteer trail builders
Click here to check out the new Facebook page created by a number of ranch residents, local friends, and neighbors of Timberlake.
a place where you will get to know your neighbors, in this our very diverse community.
~a place to feel free to share your thoughts, pictures, stories, poems, events, lost pets/found pets, and announcements.
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.
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
HOW DID YOU GET HERE?
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:
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.
Eleven happy local citizens
find out why--click here