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TIMBERLAKE RANCH EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES
(Posted 8-23-07) Mary Jo Wallen, who lives at 60 Yucca Drive, has volunteered to be the Evacuation Coordinator for our lovely community. Read the details here about how you can make your family, livestock, pets, and property, safer in the days to come.
Timberlake Ranch Neighborhood Watch
Recycle in Grants
(Posted 7-7-12) I just wanted to give some insight into why we (Game and Fish) handle the bear complaints the way we do. When the bears are out in the forest doing what bears do, they will catch the scent of bird feeders, trash, pet food, etc... from miles away. The bear will follow that scent to its source (our houses). We ask folks to remove all the food sources because the bears will not stick around if they don't find any food. Things you would not consider food sources will attract bears. Compost piles, grease, burned trash piles, empty bird feeders, etc... Bears can smell the traces of food from old cereal boxes, cans, and plastic sacks. Any thing that has a food smell will attract them.
I know it is a pain to do this but it is for a good reason; it saves the bears life. Trapping the bear and relocating it means dropping off that bear in another bears territory. The trapped bear is usually a sub-adult bear 150 to 200 pounds. This "Small" bear will have to fight the full grown bear whose territory we just dropped the bear off in. This means the small bear will likely be killed.
If we don't relocate the bear I will most likely have to kill it. So either way, trapping a bear usually means killing it. So I am asking that everyone please remove anything that is a possible food source from your yard in an effort to prevent the bear from being killed. If the bear does not smell/find food at your house he will go away. The only reason you will have a bear at your house is because it smells food.
Last year we were lucky, we did not have any issues with bears in Timberlake but I had to kill six bears that I trapped out of El Morro Ranches. If any one has any questions please call me at 783-4882 or on my cell at 505-331-4872. Thanks, Mark
ROSIE ALERT SYSTEM
(Posted 9-05-07) Danny Montoya is working to establish a phone/e-mail tree with all fulltime Timberlake residents. This would establish a first response team who will alert other fulltime residents of a lost pet(s), establish a photo bank of all Timberlake Ranch pets (horses, cats, dogs, etc.) for making and posting flyers in strategic locations as soon as possible. Read more details here.
Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society
Low-Income Spay-Neuter Program
(Posted 2-15-08) Please help end epidemic pet overpopulation by spaying & neutering your pets!
The spay-neuter program is designed to help low-income pet owners get their pets fixed at a discount.
For more information.
Letter from Sheriff
(Posted 11-1-07) The Cibola County Sheriff's Dept. has asked for our help in placing rural address numbers on our driveways, and street signs in our area. Understanding what they need will greatly help response time, and help keep crime down. Get more details: read the entire letter here.
http://www.13districtcourt.com/index.htm The 13th Judicial District Court has provided a new and incredibly useful resource for landowners who live in Cibola County. Legal forms, court programs, and frequently asked questions, are just a part of what is available. Legal form packets available on line include divorce with children and without, driver's license restoration, name change and sealing juvenile records. Also useful for local full-time residents is a link to jury duty that lets you know whether or not you are being called.
Supreme Court Law library Is a very "user friendly" site that gives you access to the New Mexico Supreme Court Library. It is very easy to look up New Mexico State Statutes, Case Law, and other court links.
Telephone buried cable location 1-800-321-253
Ramah Senior Citizens Center 783-4696
Cibola County Beacon (Grants, NM newspaper online)
Rattlesnakes and pets
Trash disposal at Zuni
Ramah Water & Sanitation 783-4018
Ramah Transfer Station Day Changed
The Ramah Transfer Station is now open on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is no longer open on Wednesday.
RAMAH W ATER & SANITATION DISTRICT TRANSFER STATION RATES
WITHOUT EXCEPTION AT EACH VISIT YOU HAVE TO STOP AT THE GATE HOUSE AND DECLARE AMOUNT AND KIND OF REFUSE YOU ARE DEPOSITING (This means everyone)
Effective date of new rates August 1, 2004