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  • 08/22/2016 4:14 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Harvest Festival at Wildlife West


         Join the activities at the annual Harvest Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, 2016, at Wildlife West Nature Park, in Edgewood. The Festival opens on Saturday at 9 a.m. with a tractor parade beginning at Wildlife West, traveling west along historic Route 66 and ending at the Tractor Supply Company.

         New this year, the Festival includes “The Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering”.  Fiber vendors from Santa Fe, Los Lunas, Boxque, McIntosh, Mora and Edgewood will participate and sell everything from fiber to raw fleeces, hand spun yarn to finished products that are woven, wet felted, crocheted and knitted. The public is invited to enter the fiber competitions for Hand Spun Yarn, Garments & Home Accessories, and raw wool and mohair fleeces. The entry fee per class is $2.  Entry forms can be found at www.heartofnmfibergathering.com.

         As visitors stroll through Wildlife West Nature Park they will experience an old west atmosphere and experience the rich history of the pinto bean farming in the Pinto Bean Museum, which displays antique bean processing equipment, farming artifacts and historic local photos.  They can explore a replica of the western town of Venus (original name of Edgewood), along with antique cars and trucks. Also on showcase will be old iron tractors, steam engines, corn shellers and other historic ranch equipment.

         Get a behind the scenes tour of Kothari, Wildlife West’s 500 pound black bear, and newest arrivals – two 10-month old cougars and three 5-month old coyotes, also known as prairie wolves.  Mark Chavez, renowned chainsaw artists, will demonstrate artistic chainsaw techniques.  Don’t miss the tractor games on Sunday at 2 p.m. on the field in front of the historic Pinto Bean Barn.  The Festival includes local artists and the Knights of Columbus volunteers will serve up pinto beans, fresh sweet corn, and hamburgers and hot dogs.

         Stay for the evening Chuckwagon Dinner Show on Saturday, from 6 - 9 p.m.  Come early for the activities during the day and stay for the evening old-fashion hayride, free-flight peregrine falcon show, barbeque dinner and Watermelon Mountain Jug Band western-swing music concert.  Reservations for the dinner show are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show.  Chuckwagon tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11, and children 4 and younger are free.

         All activities throughout the weekend, except for the Chuckwagon dinner show, are included with regular admission to Wildlife West: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 students and children 4 and younger are free.  Music performances are presented in a covered all-weather amphitheater.  Plus free dry camping and parking. 

    Wildlife West is located just 25 minutes east of Albuquerque, off Interstate-40 and legendary Route 66 in Edgewood. For more information at visit www.wildlifewest.org or call 505-281-7655 or toll-free 1-877-981-WILD (9453).


    Photo by Roger Holden:  Roger Alink, Founder and Executive Director Wildlife West Nature Park, at the 2015 Harvest Festival.

    Harvest Festival:

    When:  Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4, 2016

    Where:  Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM


    Saturday 9/3

    9 a.m.   Tractor Parade

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Wildlife tours, fiber competitions & displays, tractor & machinery displays, artists & food vendors

    6 p.m.  Free-flight peregrine falcon show

    7 p.m.  Chuckwagon dinner (must RSVP by 2 pm day of show)

    8 p.m.  Watermelon Mountain Jug Band

    Sunday 9/4

    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Wildlife tours, tractor & machinery displays, artists & food vendors

    2 p.m.  Tractor games

  • 08/17/2016 4:06 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    EM Residents,


          We here at EMIFPA feel it is important to relay wildfire related efforts in our region. The following is from Crystal Powell, Sandia Ranger District Ranger, regarding one of the many projects the District is undertaking to make our forest a better neighbor.



    The Sulphur project area is located on the Sandia Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands and includes 1,173 acres. The project is being implemented due to high tree density and severe competition have created conditions that compromise forest health, wildlife habitat, and scenic quality while increasing the possibility of high-intensity wildfires. 


    The Environmental Analysis and Decision Memo were completed and signed in February 2014 and implementation began in the fall of 2015. This project is broken up into two different project areas, Sulphur A and B. Sulphur A includes the developed recreation sites Doc Long, Sulphur Canyon and Cienega Canyon, Sulphur B is everything south of Cienega Canyon. The project was divided to better manage finances and implementation, but all are designed to restore desired conditions, control invasive plants, and manage for sustainable recreation.


    Treatments include mechanical (mastication or harvesting equipment) and hand thinning, fuelwood collection, prescribed burning, invasive plant species management, trail rehabilitation and relocation and decommissioning of non-system trails.


    Project partners include New Mexico State Forestry, The Nature Conservancy, the Rio Grande Water Fund, New Mexico Forest Industry Association, the Pueblos of Sandia and Santa Ana.



    Thank you for your help in getting this information out.



    Crystal Powell
    District Ranger

    Forest Service

    Cibola National Forest and Grasslands, Sandia Ranger District

    p: 505-281-3304 x117


         As always, EMIFPA advises all residents to be aware, be prepared, and be self reliant. Fire conditions in our area are presently "high".  As always, Report It, Don't Ignore It! If you see or smell smoke, call 911 immediately.


    John Helmich

    EMIFPA Community Education Outreach Coordinator


    EMIFPA web site


    EMIFPA Facebook site


    Twitter: @EMIFPA_NM

  • 08/16/2016 3:33 PM | Nancy Carpenter


    Call for proposals


    2017 Leveraged Projects

    Initial paper proposals due by September 12, 2016 Selected proposals will be presented to the NMSBA Advisory Council

    w November 2 (Albuquerque) -or-   November 3 (Santa Fe)

    For more details, attend an information session

    w ALBUQUERQUE: Tuesday, August 23, 3 to 5 pm at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank Boulevard SE, Albuquerque

    w SANTA FE: Wednesday, August 24, 3 to 5 pm at the Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI), 3900 Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe

    w LOS ALAMOS: Thursday, August 25, 11 to 12 am at Project Y, 150 Central Park Square, Los Alamos

    Find out how your team of small businesses can access free technical assistance from national laboratory scientists and engineers




  • 08/15/2016 6:47 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Please join East Mountain High School at the

    2016 Global Gala

    Benefiting the East Mountain High School Foundation

    Saturday, August 27, 2016
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club

    With Title Sponsor: Rich Ford 

    Global Party with Fabulous Live and Silent Auctions
    Delicious International Buffet and Cash Bar
    Caribbean Vacation Raffle Drawing
    Local music and performances

    Tickets are $65.00 per person
    Dressy casual attire


    Purchase Tickets Online: 


    For More Information:

    Trey Smith, Executive Director



    All proceeds benefit the East Mountain High School Foundation, a tax-deductible 501c3 organization.

    East Mountain High School Foundation

    P.O. Box 1852

    Sandia Park, New Mexico 87047


    East Mountain High School Foundation, P.O. Box 340, Sandia Park, NM 87047

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  • 08/11/2016 4:53 PM | Nancy Carpenter

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    For Immediate Release

    July 28, 2016


    Contact: Catherine Lopez


    O. 505.224.1641

    C. 505.259.0312


    Carlito Springs Rehabilitation Project

    Community Meeting Scheduled

    -- Main house, site improvements and accessibility issues will be discussed --


    Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County is hosting a community meeting to present preliminary plans for the phase II rehabilitation of the Carlito Springs Open Space property. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Deputy James McGrane, Jr. Public Safety Complex, 48 Public School Road in Tijeras, N.M.

    The Carlito Springs Phase II Rehabilitation Project proposes to restore the main house, develop on-site improvements such as utilities, parking, drainage, landscaping, signage and trails, and address site accessibility issues. This project also entails making programming decisions on the four existing cabins for future improvements. 

    “Carlito Springs is an oasis in the desert,” says Commission Vice Chair Wayne Johnson. “Phase II of the rehabilitation project will take major steps toward restoring this beautiful property to its past glory and toward the realization of its long-awaited potential.”

    The main house will support events, activities, and programming led by the Parks and Recreation Department Open Space program. Improvements to other portions of the site will help support environmental education and resource-based recreation, while also highlighting Carlito Springs’ historic qualities. 

    The first phase of the Carlito Springs Rehabilitation Project was completed in 2014 and included a new trailhead and a sustainable natural surface trail system allowing for visitor parking and access.

    The property is open from dawn to dusk to hikers.

    Carlito Springs is a 179-acre property located on the north side of Interstate 40 and next to the Village of Tijeras. It is bordered by private lands to the east, west and south and the Sandia Wilderness to the north.

    Bernalillo County purchased the initial 177 acres in 2000 and later acquired an adjoining two-acre tract in 2008 that included the natural water springs from which the name Carlito Springs was derived. The property is eligible for both the national and state register of historic properties. 

    For more information about the property, please visit www.bernco.gov/OpenSpace.

    # # #


    About Bernalillo County

    Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.      

  • 08/11/2016 4:43 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Last 3 Chuckwagons at Wildlife West

    Just 3 more Chuckwagon Barbeque and Western Music concerts left this season at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. This Saturday and next (August 13th and 20th), the talented Holy Water and Whiskey will perform. There will not be a Chuckwagon show on Saturday, August 27 because the Santa Fe County Folk Festival will be held this year at Wildlife West.  Closing the season on Labor Day weekend, September 3rd, will be the popular Watermelon Mountain Jug Band. All performances are held in the all-weather amphitheater.


    Each show opens at 6 p.m. with an incredible free-flight Peregrine Falcon demonstration presented by world-renowned falconer Tom Smylie. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience these magnificent birds close up and learn how the fastest raptor on earth survives in the wild.


    Come early to walk around the wildlife zoo and see the newest arrivals – two 10-month old cougars and three 5-month old coyotes also known as prairie wolves.  The Chuckwagon shows help to support the nonprofit native wildlife zoo, which is managed through volunteer support.  Plus, kids will love the new Children’s Imagination Trail.


    Dinner shows are $25/adults, $23/seniors, $12/child 5-11, and kids 4 and younger are free.  Reservations are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show.  Call Wildlife West for reservations at 505-281-7655 or for more information www.wildlifewest.org.

  • 08/10/2016 4:39 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    East Mountain Chamber August 2016 Board Meeting Minutes by Tamne Robinson, Secretary

    Meeting Called to Order at 14:30 hours By Nancy Carpenter 

    Approval of plaque designs for Bob 

    Tamne to send Bob missing Logos 

    Tamne to finish the letter to department and mail out. 

    Some things need to be changed on flyer. 

    Nancy will re-email bylaws – so everyone can make last minute changes – then re-email to members for voting in September. 

    East Mountain Celebration – Chamber to have a table set up with Chamber information; Considering some carnival games for the kids. 

    Bean bag toss, etc. One Stop Office offered theirs for the event. September 24 2016 

    Chamber to assist with: GCC 75th anniversary Cedar Crest open house Teen Challenge open house Tillery Chevrolet events 

    Meeting adjourned at 15:05 hours by Nancy Carpenter 

    Minutes respectfully submitted by Tamne Robinson, Secretary

  • 08/10/2016 4:30 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    East Mountain Chamber June 2016 Business Meeting Minutes by Tamne Robinson, Secretary 

    11.:46 A.M. Thursday, 4 August 2016 meeting called to order by President Nancy Carpenter. Pledge of Allegiance was recited and all members asked to silence cell phones. Member introductions or members present at meeting: Nancy Carpenter, Automated Systems Inc, Chamber President Bob Brittian, Creative Concepts, Member at Large Bert Almy, Almy and Associates, Member at Large Kara Shug, ReMax Pros, Member Bob Jones, Sandia Mountain Lions Club, Chamber Treasurer Cathy Cushing, Burger Boy, Member Barbara Johnstad, Burger Boy, Charter Member Alex Alarcon, GCC, Member Wayne Johnson BC Commissioner East Mountains Todd Matson, GCC, Member John Helmich, EM interagency Fire Protection Association Elizabeth Morantes, Member at Large Paul Rodriguez, Cedar Crest Salon. Potential Member Robert Marquez – Teen Challenge of NM, New Member Gail Rossi, Administrative Assistant Effie Medford, New Mexico Medical Center, Member Tracy Marquez - Teen Challenge of NM, New Member Bobbie Carillo, Coldwell Banker, Member Barbara Ormand, SASS, Member Tamne Robinson, One Stop Office, Secretary Johnathan Ipiotis , Tillery Chevrolet, Member Stephanie O’Brian, Arukah Holistic Skin care, New Member 

    Upcoming Events: Open House for Cedar Crest Salon and Arukah Holistic Skin Care - September 17th times to be determined GCC 75th Anniversary Celebration - East Mountain Chamber of Commerce – Summer networking First Responder Recognition Event August 27th 4:30-6:30 pm Awards to be given out at 5:30pm 

    Speaker #1: Jonathan Ipiotis, Tillery Chevrolet – Very Informative - discussed about buying a car financing through dealer versus financing through bank; Discussed buying current new car versus older year new car still on lot. Discussed the type of customer service they choose to give. 

    Speaker # 2: County Commissioner Wayne Johnson stated Rates at the transfer station went up by two dollars. They are starting new construction at transfer station to install new septic system. Green waste day starts same day as East Mountain Celebration September 24th 2016 Carlito Springs meeting – public meeting to discuss plans for the property August 11th 2016, 6PM At the James McGrane substation. Ciudad soil and water conservation – received grants – 50-50% grant for thinning property. 

    Treasurers’ Report - $8655.00 in account – See attached report. 

    Members of the Month: Bank of the West, Burger Boy, East Mountain Shopper 

    Door Prize: Bobbie Carillo, Coldwell banker 

    Meeting adjourned at 12:55 PM per Nancy Carpenter, President Respectfully Submitted: Tamne Robinson, East Mountain Chamber Secretary

  • 08/09/2016 4:57 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    EM Residents,

    Dog Head Fire Benefit and Information Fair

    Put this on your calendar. There will be a benefit and information fair this Saturday, August 13th, at the Ten Points General Store on NM 337 (South 14). It is taking place from 9 am until 5 pm. The Store is about 1 mile south of the 337/217 intersection, on the east side of the road.


         Come enjoy live music, food, a raffle and an all around good time. All (100%) proceeds will be going to families who lost their homes in the Dog Head Fire. A $10 per person donation is suggested. Also, many agencies and other groups will be on hand with information about wildfire recovery and other related topics.


          The address for the store is 10484 NM 337, Tijeras, NM. For more details and information, contact Ernest (owner) at 281-3091. Thank you Ernest for stepping up and helping the East Mountain community on our road to recovery from the Dog Head Fire.


         As always, EMIFPA advises all residents to be aware, be prepared, and be self reliant. Fire conditions in our area are presently "high".  As always, Report It, Don't Ignore It! If you see or smell smoke, call 911 immediately.


    John Helmich

    EMIFPA Community Education Outreach Coordinator


    EMIFPA web site


    EMIFPA Facebook site


    Twitter: @EMIFPA_NM

  • 08/09/2016 4:31 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Volunteers Needed at Wildlife West

    Volunteers are needed for the Dirty Dash event which will be held at Wildlife West Nature Park on Saturday, August 20.  Set up assistance is needed several days prior to the event and throughout the day of the race. The Dirty Dash is an incredibility fun 5K race that runs through the wildlife park.  The event is a fundraiser for Wildlife West.  To volunteer and for more details, contact Wildlife West at 281-7655.

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