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          February, 1999                          From the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico                                                 The Lincoln National Forest

  LIVING WITH WILDLIFE                                                                                                                                BIG CHANGES
                                                                                                                                                     AT NEWSPAPER
  THE MULE DEER                                                                                                                                      NEW PUBLISHING DATE
               are perhaps              widely distrib
    Mule deer are perhaps the most widely distributed and best                                                                                       AND WEB SITE ON WAY!
 known larg               found New Mexico.
 known large mammal found in New Mexico. The state’s mule    te’s
                                                         state’ mule                                                                                  As you may have noticed, this issue of the
       population includes two                         Rock
 deer population includes two subspecies. The Rocky Moun-                                                                                          paper came out a little later than the usual
       mule        inhabits          thern
                                  norther                    te,
                                                         state while
 tain mule deer inhabits the northern half of the state, while                                                                                     middle-of-the-month. This was done inten-
 desert mule deer are most abundant in the southern half of the
 desert mule         are       ab               southern                                                                                           tionally to bridge the gap between the old
 state.                                                                                                                                            and new publishing dates without inconve-
              are ver important game
   Mule deer are very important game animals. The sale of hunt-                                                                                    niencing our readers too much.
 ing licenses generates money for management, protection and
               enera money for manag
              gener                                   protection                                                                                      From now on the Mountain Times will be
 propa                 protected wildlife            te.
 propagation of all protected wildlife in the state. In 1996-97,                                                                                   on newsstands, and in the mail, on the 1st of
           hunters harv           ppro      tely
                                 appr ximatel
 licensed hunters harvested approximately 15,000 deer. Newdeer. New                                                                                each month. The next issue will come out on
 Mexico’ mule                pro
 Mexico’s mule deer also provide economic and social benefits,benefits,                                                                            March 1st. The new deadline for ads, stories,
 such wildlife viewing            photog phy
 such as wildlife viewing and photography.                                  Photo by Hugh Ellison
                                                                                                                                                   etc… will be the 20th of the month - this can
                share New Mexico           mule deer.
   We humans share New Mexico with mule deer. Although we            we                                                                            be extended if you call in advance.
 don’t liv                like they      we
 don’t live in the wild like they do, we compete with deer for       for                   are considered browsers, preferr
                                                                              Mule deer are considered browsers, preferring the leaves, leav         Don’t worry, even though there will physi-
 many                   esources, especially wa
 many of the same resources, especially water and space. Tospace.          stems and buds of woody plants. Forbes (weeds and other her-
                                                                                       buds wood oody           Forbes (weeds              her-    cally be no issue during the month of Febru-
 survive, mule deer need the same raw materials we require.
 survi mule                            ra materterials we requir
                                                            equire         baceous plants) also are a significant part of their diet. Like
                                                                                                  are significant part                     Like    ary, you will receive the extra month on your
   Over       ears,
            year New Mexico’  xico’s        bitat
                                         habita        changed.
   Over the years, New Mexico’s deer habitat has changed. Hu-                                wildlife mule                   tunistic.
                                                                                                                  are opportunistic
                                                                           most species of wildlife, mule deer are opportunistic. If they  they    subscriptions and not lose it! We are making
 mans have encroached into deer habitat and are likely to con-
        hav encroac                     bitat
                                      habita       are likel
                                                           ely             have the chance, they will feed on agricultural crops: corn, soy-
                                                                           hav        hance,
                                                                                     chance they       feed ag icultural crops: corn, soy-         this change in order to better serve you and
 tinue                                     now occupy historicall
 tinue doing so. Thousands of homes now occupy historically       ically                  gr     alfalf fruit trees
                                                                                                    alfa,                ve etab
                                                                           beans, small grains, alfalfa, fruit trees and vegetables. Because       to avoid the confusion caused by a middle-
                  -wintering areas.
 important deer-winter                                 isn’t
 important deer-wintering areas. Displacement isn’t the only       only                                         hardship for individuals who
                                                                           of this, deer can cause economic hardship for individuals who           of-the-month publication.
 prob                                     uilding, ire
    oblem. Agriculture log ing, road building fir suppression,
 problem. Agriculture, logging, road building, fire suppression,           earn        liv           ag icultural industries.
                                                                           earn their livelihood in agricultural industries.                            Also look for our new WEBSITE
              are fe more examples                     activities that
 and mining are a few more examples of human activities that                    oblems
                                                                             Prob                arise when mule         feed
                                                                             Problems also can arise when mule deer feed in urban areas. areas.    ( during the month
         mule deer.
 impact mule deer.                                                                                                          -continued on page 7                         - see CHANGES on page 2

                                                                                                                   WORDS FROM WEED
                                                                                                                                            By J. Walker
                                                                                                        was asked by friend        would like
                                                                                                      I was asked by a friend if I would like to   Night. Movie night started on Friday,
                                                                                                                                                   Night. Movie            started       Friday
                                                                                                    try my hand at writing an article about        December 5th, 1997 by Jody Walker as a
                                                                                                                                                                              ody alker
                                                                                                                                                                         by Jod
                                                                                                                that happening
                                                                                                    something that is happening in the Weed                 get     young
                                                                                                                                                   way to get the young adults in the area  area
                                                                                                    area.                          ery
                                                                                                                                  ver busy but
                                                                                                    area. At the moment, I am very busy but        tog             for       parents
                                                                                                                                                   to gether and for the parents of these
                                                                                                                that would try        get
                                                                                                    I told her that I would try to get some-                         hav
                                                                                                                                                   young adults to have some time to wrap  wra
                                                                  Euel William Ross                          her.    hat would like share
                                                                                                    thing to her. What I would like to share       Christmas gifts                       hildren
                                                                                                                                                   Christmas gifts without their children
                                                                                                    with everyone is the YOUTH ACTIVITY                                nose.         irst
                                                                                                                                                                                    fir movie
                                                                                                                                                   right under their nose. Our first movie
          CELEBRATING A NEW                                                                         that
                                                                                                    that the young adults in the Weed area
                                                                                                              young                        area                                starr Arnold
                                                                                                                                                   was “Jingle All the Way” starring Arnold
                                                                                                                                                      hwartzene                    young
                                                                                                                                                   Schwartzeneger. We had 23 young adults
           YEAR IN TIMBERON!                                                                            know that you know about
                                                                                                      I know that you all know about the Weed
                                                                                                    Baptist Churc            Group. hey
                                                                                                    Baptist Church Youth Group. They all
                                                                                                                                                                  present. Each youth
                                                                                                                                                   and 2 adults present. Each youth paid
                                                                                                                                                              was trea               vie,
                                                                                                                                                   $1.00, and was treated to the movie, a soda
TOP PICTURE - Quite a few of the revelers, who were obviously camera shy, were
                           fe          re elers, who wer obviousl camera shy wer
                                                         ere viously              ere                          ednesday                 you
                                                                                                    meet on Wednesday nights. Then, you can                     popcorn they         eat. Don’t
                                                                                                                                                   and all the popcorn they could eat. Don’t
able to hide behind balloons at the High Country’s 1999 New Years party! LEFT
                               at           Country’ y’s      New ears party!                       alw                   basketball games for
                                                                                                    always come to the basketball games for                 wrong: they             great
                                                                                                                                                   get me wrong: they had a g rea t time
PICTURE - While at the Hope Christain Fellowship’s party there weren’t many bal-
  ICTURE           at           Christain Fellowship’s party there weren’t many
                                             ellowship’              eren’                                               uesday
                                                                                                    young adults on Tuesday & Thursda y    sday
                                                                                                                                       hursda      thro           popcorn at each other,
                                                                                                                                                   throwing the popcorn at each other, too!
loons to hide behind, but plenty of fun and games. In case you’re wondering, it was a
              behind, but                    games.          you’ wondering, was
                                                              ou’r ondering                         nights at the old school.                              turnout        we            that
                                                                                                                                                   With a turnout of 23, we thought that this
1999 New Year’s Eve costume party for the whole family! RIGHT PICTURE - Little
 999 New ear’s Eve             party for              amily!
                                              whole famil                                                         that want           you about
                                                                                                      But the one that I want to tell you about                       great wa for
                                                                                                                                                   could become a great way for our chil-   chil-
Euel Ross rings in the 1984 New Year from his playpen!
           rings             New        from      playpen!                                                  youth activity called……Mo
                                                                                                    is the youth activity called…… Movie  Movie                             -continued on page 13
                                                                       MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                           FEBRUARY, 1999

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advertisers - they will get a free web ad as                                                 to get in during off-hours just call         from the Lincoln National Forest is coor-
part of their newspaper ad package, and an                                                   505-987-2561. We will be glad to             dinated by Denise Ottaviano. The news,
extra web page to impart addition informa-                                                   open for you!                                stories and events of the Sacramento
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                                                                                            For icing - blend together 6 tablespoons      events, we are interested in history, pic-
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                                                 1 cup buttermilk
                  PAGE 3                                    vanilla
                                                 1 teaspoon vanilla
                                                                                            ing dish. Pour batter over oleo - then
                                                                                                        Pour batter ov
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                                                                                 MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                                                    PAGE 3

                                               Late Library Offender”
                       “Help! I’m a Habitually L ate Library Offender”
                                                                                                   by Denise M. Corder

                                Webster’s dic-                     different. hey
                                           munity is a little different. They might as                                   ed,
                                                                                                               stammered trying re            my
                                                                                                        and stammered, trying to regain my com-                 don’t           hav exper
                                                                                                                                                                                       xperienced relief
                                                                                                                                                              I don’t think I have experienced relief
                              tionary is one of
                                           well paste my photo up at the post office
                                                           my                 at              off       posure              couldn’t “get tog
                                                                                                        posure. When I couldn’t “get it together”,                   that day felt               weight
                                                                                                                                                            as I did that day. I felt as if the weight of
                              my best friends.                        “WANTED” criminals.
                                           with all the other “WANTED” criminals.                          fell prostr
                                                                                                                    ostra           floor
                                                                                                        I fell prostrate on the floor of the meat meat           wor
                                                                                                                                                                  orld       fallen from my shoulders
                                                                                                                                                            the world had fallen from my shoulders
                              When I’m not     It’s                     when you walk
                                               It’s bad enough when you walk into a                                              “Will you
                                                                                                        section and pleaded - “Will you please for- or-
                                                                                                                                                   for             huge bururden was lifted. hav
                                                                                                                                                            and a huge burden was lifted. I have not
                              sure who
                              sure who I am, I                      denly
                                           room and it suddenly becomes deathly                 thly
                                                                                           deathl       g i v e me? I am soooo… sor r y tha t I
                                                                                                                                         sorr that           org       that day      was turning
                                                                                                                                                            forgotten that day. It was a turning point
                              pull out that 5”                you
                                           quiet. Then you bear the whispers that whisper that
                                                                                     hispers            haven’t retur                    ary
                                                                                                                      eturned my librar books.”
                                                                                                        haven’ t returned m y libr ar y books.”                my life      now
                                                                                                                                                            in my life. I now belong to an under-  under-
                              hunk of undis-                  like          “Would you believ
                                           go something like this, “Would you believe                   Denise, just bring them back, and don’t                      organization for overdue librar
                                                                                                                                                            ground organization for overdue library   ary
                              puted reality and               hasn’t retur eturned ‘The
                                           that she still hasn’t returned ‘The Little                      orr about        char
                                                                                                                             harg          calmly said.
                                                                                                        worry about the charges”, she calmly said.          book offenders called “HALO”, which
                                my unexplained
find the missing piece to my unexplained   Engine hat Could’,”
                                           Engine That Could’,” or “If she ever pays     ev pays                you              horrible person?”
                                                                                                        “Do you think I am a horrible person?” I                     for “habituall late offenders.
                                                                                                                                                            stands for “habitually late offenders.”    s.”
behavior calmly read                definition
behavior. I calmly read the definition I’m off             ary
                                                      librar fines we
                                           off her library fines we could build a newbuild new                ed,
                                                                                                        asked getting          off      floor
                                                                                                        asked, getting up off the floor. “No, I             The support and encouragement I get
          for                panic.
looking for, and then I panic. In this case                  librarary Don’t they
                                           wing on the library.” Don’t they think I                     don’t.                    org
                                                                                                                                 for        bring back
                                                                                                        don’t. Lots of people forget to bring back          there                 face my prob oblem.
                                                                                                                                                            there is helping me face my problem. My
  hav found             ord
                      wor “crime  ime.
I have found the word “crime.” A crime        crime
                                           know that?                   resolv
                                           know that? I am resolved not to mort-             mort-                   ary
                                                                                                                 librar            Just
                                                                                                        their library books. Just come back to back                    someday borr              ary
                                                                                                                                                            goal is to someday borrow a library book
according to Noah Webster is, “an ex-
according                                         ex-
                                                   my           for        sake
                                           gage my home for the sake of a few library fe librar  ary               ary
                                                                                                               librar      e’d lov          you!”
                                                                                                        the library. We’d love to see you!” she                     get back        time.        road
                                                                                                                                                            and to get it back on time. The road will
treme violation             law; wrongdoing
treme violation of the law; a wrongdoing   fines. The social stigma has had a power-        power-      assured me.
                                                                                                        assured me.                                            diff       but       going try anyw  ywa
                                                                                                                                                            be difficult, but I am going to try anyway.
      criminal natur ture           elony trea-
of a criminal nature, as a felony or trea- ful impact on me. So I do the only thing I
son, which affects the whole public and    know                run
                                           know to do. I run home and tear through        through
                rights           individual,
not just the rights of an individual, dis-     ery closet                find
                                           every closet until I find the little “mon-
              from misdemeanor.
tinguished from a misdemeanor.” After                           kee my reputation
                                           ster” so I can keep my reputation some-                       A LITTLE ABOUT THE LAW. . .
                                                                                                              WE SHOULD ALL PL AN FOR THE YEAR 2000
          that, knew was
reading that, I knew I was delinquent; but       but
                                           what intact.
               how serious my prob
had no idea how serious my problem was, oblem was,  proboblem that lov
                                               My problem is that I love books. I col-
    how            views my behavior
or how society views my behavior.       vior.
                                           lect them. If I happen to be at a thrift                                                           by Sheriff John Lee
   I am one of those people who borrowwho borr
                                           store           ara sale, lov
                                           store or a garage sale, I love to rummage    rumma
                                                                                                          Let’s change gears a little and for this article, I want to talk about the Y2K
                                                                                                                        hange ears
                                                                                                              Let’s chang gear                       for           ticle
                                                                                                                                                                article, want               about
        from            ary
                   librar            org
books from the library and forgets to take      take
                                           through                         hav
                                           through the books. I have books on every           every
                                                                                                          issue. Depending upon who you talk to and which theory is being used, Y2K
                                                                                                          issue. Depending                 who you                    whic theory
                                                                                                                                                                        hich                      used,
them back. I am not talking about a few                every closet my home.
                                           shelf in every closet of my home. So natu-         natu-
                                                                                                                   result         bsolutely
                                                                                                                                absolutel              at       happening
                                                                                                          could result in absolutely nothing at all happening up to a complete break-                break-
  xtra days here
e xtr a da ys here . I am talking a bout   rally I am in “7th Heaven” when I go to
                                             ally                      Heav        when go
                               ev year
months, and sometimes even years. I do   ears.    librarary        only
                                           the libr ar y. I onl y wish the y ser vedthey serv             down of government and any other type of service that is currently used.
                                                                                                          down go ernment                   any                    service that currently used.
     know how                        librar felon,
not know how I came to be a library felon, cappuccino
                                          ary                       donuts,
                                           cappuccino and donuts, because I prob-             prob-          Brief
                                                                                                                 iefl                           imbedded                   chips that may
                                                                                                             Briefly, Y2K is based upon imbedded computer chips that may not correctly             correctly
because I thought I was doing the “su-             would nev leav
                                           ably would never leave. I suppose they              they       recognize the last two digits, “00”, of the year 2000. Computers are based upon
                                                                                                           ecogniz                 two digits,                 year          Computers are
per-mom”              by carting my
per-mom” thing by carting my kids off to   have thought of this already, which is why
                                           hav off                       alread whic
                                                                             eady hich wh                  ecognition                   two digits          year                     four number
                                                                                                          recognition of the last two digits of the year instead of all four numbers. If theumbers.
the library instead of the video arcade      arcade
                                           they place those noisy leather chairs in the                                            ecogniz
                                                                                                                          can’t recognize           umbers,
                                                                                                                                                   number                  down
                                                                                                          computer can’t recognize the numbers, it shuts down to protect itself. The   protect itself.
rooms. It all seemed so meaningful and     librarary       discoura
                                           library to discourage people from stay-    from stay-                                     are imbedded        many                 there are
                                                                                                          chips I mentioned are imbedded in many systems, there are billions of them
innocent at the time.                                 long.
                                           ing too long.                                                  across                   States,           physicall impossible locate
                                                                                                          across the United States, and it is physically impossible to locate and replace all     re
               obvious            that
  It became obvious to me that something           remember                year that
                                                I remember the year tha t I home-                         of them.
      wrong when beg
was wrong when I began to get anony-       schooled my three gir
                                        get anony-                        irls.
                                           schooled my three girls. I took them to                           All of your local, state and federal government agencies are working on the
                                                                                                                       your          state       feder go ernment ag
                                                                                                                                                  ederal                               are wororking
mous phone calls on my answering ma-             Alamogordo Public Librar
                                           the Alamogordo Public Library once a       ary                 proboblem, but                    citizens                              preparing
                                                                                                          problem, but without the citizens planning ahead and preparing, nothing will    ing,
       that                        like
chine that said something like, “It would     would
                                           week so they could load up on books to                         work. Again, we all hope the problem will be minimal, but it is best to be ready
                                                                                                             ork. Again, we                        oblem
                                                                                                                                                prob                             but                    eady
            you would retur your overdue
be nice if you would return your overdue     ead.                           friends
                                           read. I became casual friends with one of                                 wor
                                                                                                          for the worst.orst.
books. Someone else might get a chance           librararians there
                                           the librarians there and often enjoyed a     enjoy                        said,                 result                      shutdown
                                                                                                              As I said, Y2K could result in a complete shutdown of services, and most services,
    read            you did.
to read them if you did.” Of course the course    minutes           conversa   sation
                                           f e w min utes of conver sa tion with her                      important is the potential shutdown of all electricity and communications. We
                                                                                                          important                         shutdown             electricity               unications.
       would        disguised,
voice would be disguised, and this made                       hecking
                                                       was chec                 my
                                           while I was checking out my books. The                         hav backup gener torsenera                   pow           run
                                                                                                          have backup generators and solar power to run limited communications dur-        unications dur-
   ev more frustr ting.
it even more frustrating. Since I live in aschool year
                                           school year came to an end, and to myend,             my                 emergency but we                electricity for        extended period time, you
                                                                                                          ing an emergency, but if we lose electricity for an extended period of time, you
       town by any standards, it’s
small town by any standards, it’s not like horror, realiz that
                                                 like     ealized
                                           horror, I realized that I had forgotten to org
                                                                                     for                         imag               oblems that
                                                                                                                                 prob                   arise
                                                                                                                                                           ise.                       ab
                                                                                                          can imagine the problems that will arise. You will not be able to pump water,               water,
you can be la te without                        take                      kid’s
                                               take some of the kid’s books back. I       back.                   heater
                                                                                                                       ters              ork,
                                                                                                                                       wor you                   ab                 asoline,
                                                                                                          your heaters will not work, you will not be able to pump gasoline, and you can’t         you can’t
          public aware-
gaining public aware-                                   eluctantly looked at
                                                      reluctantly looked at the date, and   te,
                                                                                         date             refrigerate food supplies. These are a few of the problems, and if you stop and
                                                                                                           efrigera food                            are fe                  oblems,
                                                                                                                                                                         prob                  you
ness. But my com-                                         saw that                       ere
                                                                                      wer over-
                                                          saw that the books were over-                   think, you can see many more issues. In the worst case, Y2K could send us back
                                                                                                                    you            many more                         orst
                                                                                                                                                                  wor case,                             back
                                                                    by at         three
                                                             due by at least three months.                                1800’s far pro                   ood,
                                                                                                                                                          food water,
                                                                                                          to the mid 1800’s as far as providing food, water, and other necessities.
                              We oftentimes                        I did the only rational                  What I would recommend for you to do is fairly simple. All of you have some-
                                                                                                                hat would recommend for you                       fair simple.
                                                                                                                                                                    airl                    you hav
                           blame others for our                thing I could thing of do-
                                                                 ing.       stay aw from
                                                                ing. I stayed away from
                                                                                                             hat           advantag ov many                              residents, simply
                                                                                                          what of an advantage over many other county residents, simply because you                      you
                                                                                                            xperienced                             when we                          wstorms
                                                                                                          experienced a similar incident when we had the bad snowstorms in the moun-
                           failures - but seldom                            ary
                                                                       librar            was trul
                                                                 the library. This was truly     uly                  fe year back.
                                                                                                                             ears                  may                     natur During
                                                                                                          tains a few years back. Y2K may be similar in nature. During this year, I                    ear,
                            do we credit others                     great             my life
                                                                 a great loss in my life be-

                                                                                                                            that each you stock                  dry                  goods
                                                                                                          recommend that each of you stock enough dry and canned goods to last at least              at
                                                                            dearl lov
                                                               cause I dearly love to go to    go
                             for our sucesses.                       librarary
                                                              the library. But for what-for wha hat-
                                                                                                          two weeks. Additionall store                  potab wa               safe containers,
                                                                                                          two weeks. Additionally, store some potable water in safe containers, and stock
                                                                                                          up on firewood for those who have wood burning capabilities. If you don’t have
                                                                                                                    ire         for        who hav wood bur     urning capa pabilities. you don’t hav
                                                                    reason at          time,
                                                            ever reason at the time, I de-
                                                                                                          a fireplace or wood burning stove, it might be a good idea to get one. There are
                                                                                                             fir              wood bur urning stov                      good            get one. here are
                                                                       stay aw
                                                         cided to stay away. I saw my      saw my
                                                                                                          many               that are stockpiling                       sonally
                                                                                                                                                                    personall don’t
                                                                                                          many people that are stockpiling cash, and personally I don’t see too much of               uch
                                                     iend,        librararian, several
                                                   friend, the librarian, several times at        at
                                                         stores         town.
                                           the local stores in town. I wish I could
                                                                                                               advantag                        xample, you hav
                                                                                                                                         For example
                                                                                                          an advantage in this. For example, if you have the last can of soup in town,                 town,
                                           describe the sense of panic and guilt I felt.                            you                        else, feed your famil   amily
                                                                                                          would you sell it to someone else, or feed your family with it? A certain amount certain
                                                                           my reaction that
                                           I wish I could justify my reaction to that                                may necessary but wor           orse               worse,
                                                                                                          of cash may be necessary, but if worse comes to worse, all it will be good for is to good for
                                           of a normal well-adjusted person. But I                        start fir   ire
                                                                                                          start a fire.
                                                      myself ducking
                                           found m yself duc king behind c lothes          clothes              would                 good                 community
                                                                                                             It would also be a good idea to hold community meetings and develop a con-      dev
                                             acks          cheese displays,
                                           racks and cheese displays, to keep from     kee from
                                                                                         eep              tingency plan that covers your needs in case of the worst. This would include
                                                                                                          tingenc             that covers your                               wororst.        would include
                                                                   went for nearl year
                                           being seen. This went on for nearly a year,           ear,     emergency medical, fire, law enforcement, and basic life support necessities.
                                                                                                          emergency                   fir law enfor
                                                                                                                                       ire          orcement,                  life support
                                           when one day I nearly collided face to face                                  any emergency we                alw              for        orst,
                                                                                                            As with any emergency, we should always plan for the worst, and hope for the             for
                                           with her in the grocery store. I had grown
                                                                grocery store                gr           best. It is very important that none of us panic, because this only adds to the
                                                                                                                          ver important that                     panic,                   only adds
                                           tired                    ov my
                                           tired of looking over my shoulder while            while       proboblems. we are prepared                  educated wha may come, we
                                                                                                          problems. If we are prepared and educated in what may come, we can handle
                                           shopping.                                                                                   disruption            liv      Americans are
                                                                                                          it with a minimal of disruption in our lives. Americans are noted for dealing          for
                                                                 haven’t           you for
                                             “Hi Denise! I haven’t seen you for a long                               oblems,
                                                                                                                  prob                                   hat
                                                                                                                                            we know wha we face we    ace,
                                                                                                          with problems, as long as we know what we face, we can handle it.
                                           time. Where have you been?” I stuttered
                                           time. here hav you                            stuttered
                                                       MOUNTAIN TIMES IN THE YEAR 2000                                                                                               FEBRUARY, 1999

                                                        SECOND IN A MONTHL SERIES OF ARTICLES
                                                                   Pete          arr
                                                    The Author: Pete E. M. Warren is an inter- inter-                   next year          Internet Jan,                     eff
                                                                                                         *By this times next year (on the Internet Jan, 10, 1999), the panic effect will be in full

YEAR 2000 BUG                                       nationally acclaimed electrical engineer re-
                                                    nown for his gift to develop innovative solu-
                                                    nown for       gift dev        innov tiv
                                                                                                          orce      ra
                                                                                                              great concern are
                                                                                                         force and rationing will be in effect.
                                                                                                                                       FAA, Healthcare        State            Governments
                                                                                                         *Of great concern are DOC, FAA, Healthcare and State and Local Governments (es-
                                                    tions to complex problems. His experiences,          pecially water systems).
driven by his God given compassion, have brought him recognition as an expert in many
  r      by            gi                  hav brought            ecognition
                                                                 reco                 xpert
                                                                                    exper many           *Within DOD, nuc         eapons manag
                                                                                                                          uclear wea                         log              werere
                                                                                                         *Within DOD, nuclear weapons management and logistics systems were cited as most
fields. As a young man he developed the telephone system for the nation of Kashmir.
                 young             dev             telephone           for      nation Kashmir.          critical.
Because he found many people in the remote regions without any medical services, he
  ecause        found many                    remote re                   any           services,        *Sev         percent           supply that         from                      low
                                                                                                         *Seventeen percent of US aid supply that comes from Venezuela will not flow due to
took up the study of medicine and became a physician. When the physical condition of
 ook            study                                physician.               physical                   non-compliance.
his wife required him to return to the U.S., he saw that many were being excluded from
  is wife requir               eturn
                              retur         U.S.S., saw that many wer     ere         xcluded from
                                                                                     exc                 *Medicare       fail massively
                                                                                                         *Medicare will fail massively.
the marketplace of ideas by their lack of funds. He developed so many very low cost
 he mark                        by       lack                   dev            many ver low
                                                                                       ery               *Everery             prepare for            they         start now
                                                                                                         *Everyone needs to prepare for Y2K and they need to start now.
broadcast stations the Federal Communications Commission deemed him an expert in
  r           stations        ederal
                             Feder Communicaunications                                      xpert
the field. Dr. Warren’s insatiable curiosity and compassion driven zeal to relieve people’s
      ield.                      tiab
 he field Dr. arren’s insatia curiosity                              dri             eliev
                                                                             zeal relie people’s                     oday John Koskinen, chosen by President
                                                                                                          In USA Today, John A. Koskinen, chosen by President Clinton to head the Whitehouse
pain caused him to study fields from aeronautics, alternative medicines, botany, commu-
  ain                                                          nati
                        study fields from aeronautics, alternativ                  botany commu-         Y2K effort, is quoted: “we are deeply concerned about the railroads. We have no
                                                                                                                effort,                         ply
                                                                                                                                   “we are deepl concerned about          ailroads.
                                                                                                                                                                         railr          hav
nications, dry land farming, and electric power generation… through microwave trans-
  ications, dry
  ica                     arming
                         farming,      electric pow gener enera         through micro         trans-     indication that they are going make it.” Railroads supply more
                                                                                                         indication that they are going to make it.” Railroads supply more than half the fuel
missions, navigation, and optical instruments, to water purification, x-ray technology
   issions, navigviga                                                  ifica
                                         instruments, wa purification, x-ra technolo        hnolog       for the nations electric plants. “This is a very real problem”, Koskinen says, “If it
                                                                                                                  nations electric           “This       ery
                                                                                                                                                       ver real proboblem”, Koskinen says,
and Y2K. As a recognized expert in fields literally from A to Z, his concern continues to
  nd                recognized exper
                     ecogniz                           ally
                                  xpert fields literall from                  concern continues                like hurricane,         orce
                                                                                                                                      force, we      hav
                                                                                                         hits, like a hurricane, full force, we will have a disaster”.
be the terrifying price that many will pay for their lack of preparation. “Ignorance,” he
  e      terr         price that many       pay for         lack prepara                   ance,
notes, “may be bliss but it is very expensive.”
  otes, “may bliss but              ery xpensiv
                                   ver expensi                                                                 oday reported:
                                                                                                         USA Today reported:
                                                                                                                       exper predict famine            collapse        Government.
                                                                                                         - 1% of Y2K experts predict famine and the collapse of the US Government.
  First of all, I wish I could say that things look better in the last 30 days. Especially                                        disruptions,       upheav      martial law
                                                                                                         - 10% major economic disruptions, social upheaval, and martial law.
 ince we are now
since we are now less than one year away from the unknown; however, I can’t.
                                  year aw from         unknown; how er, can’t.                           - 15% something a little less
                                                                                                               at               drop       stock mark
                                                                                                         - 18% at least a 20% drop in the stock market
                                          THE LATEST                                                                             wdown
                                                                                                         - 10% an economic slowdown
                                                                                                         - 22% a recession
  Gerr Poje                              Safety       Hazard Investiga         Board says, “there
- Gerry Poje of the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board says, “there                              recession                   disruption
                                                                                                         - 9% a recession and some social disruption
is a high degree of concern about SME (small and medium enterprise). Nobody is
              deg       concern about                                     enterprprise). Nobody               insignificant,
                                                                                                         - 4% insignificant, local impact
   illing say         how many catastr tastrophic faults are likelely occur, but it’s
willing to say just how many catastrophic faults are likely to occur, but it’s an issue of
 ignificant gr vity.
significant gravity.”
 ignif                                                                                                                  Marvin            director        Defense Department’s
                                                                                                                                                                      partment’        pro
                                                                                                           and quoted Marvin Langston, director of the Defense Department’s Y2K program:
   Mid-America Energ while                                      says that they
- Mid-America Energy, while spending $10 million, says that they will be ready for         read for
                                                                                            eady         “the flow that keeps the world running is the energy flow, telecommunications flow,
                                                                                                               flo that kee
                                                                                                                          eeps      orld
                                                                                                                                   wor running           energ flo telecommunica
                                                                                                                                                                 low             unications flo
   2K, but         says;        company may exper  xperience random widespread
Y2K, but then says; “the company may experience random widespread and simulta-              simulta-          flo wa flo money flo information flo
                                                                                                                low        low         low      orma      low      every
                                                                                                         food flow, water flow, money flow, information flow, and every one of those things has
  eous failur
           ailures       gener
                           enera         distrib
                                              ibution,          orma
neous failures in its generation, distribution, and information systems during Janu-  during Jan anu-                                                   concern that ev
                                                                                                         something to do with computer systems. My concern is that even if the United StatesStates
ary 2000”.
  ry                                                                                                                      ixed
                                                                                                              everything fix       wor
                                                                                                                                    orld       interconnected that we don’t get        rest
                                                                                                         gets everything fixed the world is so interconnected that if we don’t get the rest of the
          pow                   are         encoura        customers buy gener tors say-
- Most power companies are either encouraging customers to buy generators or say- enera                           ixed support
                                                                                                           orld fix                       national flo
                                                                                                                                    interna         low           we’ (face)
                                                                                                                                                                    e’ll             impact.”
                                                                                                         world fixed to support the international flow of things, we’ll (face) a big impact.”
ing they don’t discourage it.                                                                              Experts say     country      adv                prepara                    yet
                                                                                                           Experts say no country is as advanced in Y2K preparations as Canada, yet the Ca-
       Britain (U.K.), estimated number three                      U.S
- In Britain (U.K.), estimated number three behind the U.S. and Canada, the Govern-         Govern-               “Financial                Canada’s          General sayingying,
                                                                                                         nadian “Financial Times” quotes Canada’s Auditor General as saying, Canada is los-
   ent industry associations                     edicted,
                                               predicted “Britain             at      pow for
ment industry associations consultant predicted, “Britain will be at half power for the                            race                         ery
                                                                                                                                             “ver concerned that many                go ernment
                                                                                                         ing the race with Y2K and he is “very concerned that many essential government
 irst        days,                   xcept
                                    exce only emerg               for four weeks, stock mark
first ten days, hospitals will except only emergencies for four weeks, stock markets                     services may     disrupted…”
                                                                                                         services may be disrupted…”
  nd                    closed for          days,            rail       bus
and banks will be closed for eight days, and air rail and bus will be disrupted for   disrupted for
thirty days”.
 hirty                                                                                                   The famous Garter Group of Y2K fixers rates countries like this:
                                                                                                             famous Garter Group         ixer
                                                                                                                                        fixers ra countries like
   James (Randy) Schmitz, Executi    ecutiv                              traf
                                                          National Airtraff Controller
- James (Randy) Schmitz, Executive VP of the National Airtraffic Controllers Asso-      ollers
  iation, says
 ia                      make        airplane trips. “The only wa             FAA
ciation, says he will make no airplane trips. “The only way the FAA will know if its      know                                Status                                  Countries
         ixes ork,
   2K fix wor                 when        lock
                                         cloc ticks                       Jan.
Y2K fixes work, will be when the clock ticks past midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, during live  during liv      Sort of ok – 15% failure rate in critical systems   U.S., Canada, U.K. Australia, and 8 more
                                                                                                         Not real good – 33%                                 France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and 11 more
 raffic. don’t care
traffic. I don’t care to be one of their guinea pigs.”  pigs.”
                                                                                                         Quite Bad – 56%                                     Argentina, Japan, Yugoslavia, and 21 more
   Edward ourdon,                             says he’ll          New Mexico
- Edward Yourdon, Y2K consultant, says he’ll “be in New Mexico with solar panels
                                                                                                         Scary – 66%                                         Afghanistan, throughout Zimbabwe, and 29 More,
 r                  from       Po       Grid        resulting
freeing himself from the Power Grid and resulting social unrest”.    unrest”.                                                                                including Russia
         National Guard                       irst
                                             fir national mobilization
- The National Guard is planning its first national mobilization since 1940, according    according
 o orld           Daily Meanwhile several go ernor hav  nors
to World Net Daily. Meanwhile several governors have announced plans to mobilize            mobilize           what’s my
                                                                                                                  hat’                                   hanged
                                                                                                                                                        chang any                          ticle?
                                                                                                                                                                                month’s artic
                                                                                                           So what’s my opinion this month? Has it changed any since last month’s article?
 heir State National Guards for                         practice mobilization
their State National Guards for Y2K. The practice mobilization will simulate all            ulate
                                                                                        simula           No, not much, I see progress being made at a very fast pace in some areas but only
                                                                                                                     uch,      pro                         ery
                                                                                                                                                     at ver fast                  areas but only
480,000 members in all 54 states and territories being called out in operation Comex/                                      hich
                                                                                                                 security whic            at for ov        ears
                                                                                                                                                          year         certain make
                                                                                                         social security which has been at it for over 10 years seems certain to make it. And I
    obex            Broadcast stations telephones                    ulated
Mobex without Broadcast stations or telephones in a simulated COMM-Out.
    obe                                                                                                                   pro            many critical areas.
                                                                                                         see little or no progress in so many critical areas.
                   considering                      “Guard”. Governor Lock
- Wisconsin is considering calling out the “Guard”. Governor Locke of Washington                                are we                     we gi              Let’s prepare like we would for
                                                                                                            So are we doomed? Should we give up? No! Let’s prepare like we would for a
  ta                                            entire         State Military Deparpartment read
State is calling out 3,000 men with the entire 8,600 State Military Department ready             eady    devastating hurricane. Like many my friends Puerto
                                                                                                         devastating hurricane. Like so many of my friends in Puerto Rico do so often, 20 or
 o deploploy      Guard from
to deploy the Guard from 39 armories.   mories.
                                     armor                                                               more                    ore
                                                                                                                         vain befor                        prepara      pays off
                                                                                                         more times in vain before one hits and all their preparation pays off.
  Deputy Director                    ederal
                                   (Feder Emergency Manag                  Agenc Mike alker
- Deputy Director of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), Mike Walker, ency),               er,                     borr       from others                by me, but      here
                                                                                                           I submit a list borrowed from others and enhanced by me, but no where near com-
             ery        unity,
 a “Ever community every organization,                       every individual
says, “Every community, every organization, and every individual has an obligation        oblig
                                                                                             liga        plete.                            any additions you                  we     share
                                                                                                         plete. Please E-mail or send me any additions you come up with so we can share them
 o learn more about              vulnera                 take             pre
to learn more about their vulnerabilities and take action to prevent potential prob-            prob-    with others.
 ems befor they
lems before they occur”.
                              business leaders are for orecasting            recession
- Major economists and business leaders are forecasting a major recession due to Y2K                     ‘Til next month, in Christ,
                                                                                                         ‘Til next           Christ,
  roblems locally           overseas.         Lord who writes
problems locally and overseas. Jim Lord who writes the “Y2K Tip of the Week”                     eek”         serv   Pete
                                                                                                         His servant Pete
                        confererence             orld Future              elates
attending the Y2K conference of the World Future Society relates the story told by    story        by
    ichael Harden, President
    ic                                                          hnolog
                                                  Century echnolo Services, Inc., compar-
Michael Harden, President and CEO of Century Technology Services, Inc., compar-                             you hav Internet try
                                                                                                         If you have Internet try these sites:
 ng                great ellow Fe         epidemic                            was wor
ing Y2K to the great Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878. The disease was working its way  orking wa
  p from                              Government                      residents
up from the Gulf Coast as the Government and Media to residents of Memphis, TN.                   TN.
  Don’ panic. Ever    erything                 right”, was        wor
                                                                    ord Relieved,
“Don’t panic. Everything will be all right”, was the word. Relieved, most people               
 tay                        ifty-fi
                          Fifty-f percent                                     was abandoned
stayed in Memphis. Fifty-five percent of them died and the city was abandoned and
 ta                                                                                                         .y2kcommunity
  ot re-esta                 ourteen year
                       for four
not re-established for fourteen years.  ears.                                                     
  Joel                       Guard                  Off was              orr about
- Joel Willenssen of the Guard Accounting Office was most worried about health care,             care
            partment Defense
         Depar                 ense,       State unemployment
FAA, Department of Defense, and State unemployment systems.
   Dr. Harr        Fo Prof  ofessional Staff Rep. Stev Horn’         n’s       Subcommittee,
- Dr. Harrison Fox, Professional Staff of Rep. Steven Horn’s Y2K Subcommittee, US
                presentativ indicated that:
   ouse Representati
House of Representatives indicated that:
                                          MOUNTAIN TIMES IN THE YEAR 2000                                                                                                 PAGE 5

                                                                                                             Year 2000
      YEAR 2000 BUG member of yvourtffamily?year’ysou havye ffortweach
                     Do you ha e a least a year’ suppl or each
                        you hav at
                              your amil
                                      amily? Do you hav a two-
                      supply food wa
                                                   PERSONAL INVENTORY
                                             ear’s supply

                                                        take your
                                                                                you hav
 week EMERGENCY supply of food, water and essentials to take in your car should you have
                                                                                                             The MacGyver Solution
                                                                                                                                By Lorin May
                                                                                             I’ve                   Year            experts        reading      recent
                                                                                             I’ve been talking to Year 2000 experts and reading the recent Y2K analy-
 to evacuate quickly?
    evacuate quickl                                                                        ses of heavyweights like Capers Jones, Ed Yourdon, and Peter de Jager.
                                                                                                    heavyweights                      Jones,        ourdon,
                                                                                                                                                   Your            Peter         ager.
                                                                                                              present                        irrefutable
                                                                                           Although they present what looks like irrefutable evidence that much of
 FOODS                          MEDICINES                      WATER                                                 epared
                                                                                                                unprepar                       crisis, unfortunately
                                                                                           the world will be unprepared for the Y2K crisis, unfortunately they ignore          ignore
                                                                                           one critical factor that should cause us all to reject their gloomy forecast:   forecast:
 Dehydrated foods
      ydra    foods             Prescriptions
                                   escriptions                 Minimum of 1 gal. per                                                          failure        ever
                                                                                           nothing as bad as a worldwide computer failure could ever happen! Not in a
 Yeast ( by the #)              Aspirin                        person       day
                                                               person per day,             million bajillion years! It can’t! It can’t! It can’t! IT CAN’T!
 Oliv      (gal.)
 Olive Oil (gal.)               Antihistamines                 Store 55-gal drums
                                                               Store in 55-gal drums                                                                  “experts”
                                                                                             In spite of this kind of strong data, many Y2K “experts” insist that most
 Honey                          A&D Ointment                      larg            le.
                                                               or larger if possible.
                                                                                           organizations have started                                          systems.
                                                                                           organizations have started far too late to fix all their systems. It is sad
 Salt                           Neosporin
                                Neosporin Antibiotic           (Purify with bleach:
                                                                                                                            experts have
                                                                                           that just because these experts have watched a few hundred non-Y2K-  hundred
 Spices                          ero
                                Peroxide & Alcohol                          gal. water.)
                                                               1 tsp. per 5 gal. water.)
                                                                                                                   crash                     have
                                                                                           compliant systems crash and burn, and have seen how long it takes just to
 Grains: rice, barley           Bandaids
                                                                                                                     have                  organizations are
                                                                                           test a system, and have seen that organizations are allocating only a
 oats                           Laxatitiv
                                                                                           fraction                       esources
                                                                                           fraction of the needed resources to the problem, they think they can do
 Flour &/or Wheat berries
                heat berr                    vineg
                                Apple cider vinegar            VITAMINS & MINERALS
                                                                                                               declare                    everyone
                                                                                           some math and declare that almost everyone is ridiculously behind sched-
  eanut butter
 Peanut butter                  (kills germs on contact)
                                                                                              These experts obviously haven’t watched enough television. By now, ev-
                                                                                                      experts                haven’t                                        now,
                                                                                           eryone should know that no problem is too big, and no odds are too high for
                                                                                           a scrappy group of misfits who appear a little rough around the edges, yet     edges,
 Coffee                                                                                    when the going gets tough they can do the impossible. I can’t count how
 Dried milk                                                                                                               A-Team”
                                                                                           many times I saw “The A-Team” take only one afternoon to create, for          create,
                                                                                           example, a tactical stealth helicopter using nothing but duct tape and an
 HOUSEHOLD                      KITCHEN                        TOILETRIES                                      acer.       tainly,
                                                                                                              Pacer Certainly
                                                                                           abandoned ’76 Pacer. Certainly, our computer engineers could muster an
                                                                                           equivalent                       MacGyv
                                                                                           equivalent feat! I bet that MacGy ver alone could fix the Y2K problem using
 Bleach                         Sandwich bags
                                Sandwic bags
                                     wich                      Deodorant                                   PVC           transistor radioadio,
                                                                                           nothing but PVC pipe, a transistor radio, and Gouda cheese.
 Clothes Detergent                eezer bags
                                Freezer bags                   Toothpaste                                   bore                                                fixes. For
                                                                                              But I won’t bore you with the technical details of Y2K fixes. For the sake
 Softeners                              Wra
                                Plastic Wrap                             leaners
                                                               Denture cleaner
                                                               Denture cleaners                argument,         pretend                    experts predict, Jan.
                                                                                           of argument, let’s pretend that, as the experts predict, by Jan. 1, 2000, a
 Toilet Paper                   Aluminum foil
                                Aluminum foil                  Dental floss                large portion of the world’s computers will be spitting out even more gar-
                                                                                           large portion                                                            even more
 All-purpose Cleaners
 All-purpose Cleaners                Deterg
                                Dish Detergent                 Bar soap                                                          now.
                                                                                           bage data than they do right now. Let us assume that non-Y2K-compliant
          cleaner bags
 Vacuum cleaner bags            Cleanser                       Shampoo & Conditioners                            everything             microwaves         elevators
                                                                                           microchips cause everything from microwaves and elevators to airplanes
                                Paper towels                   Hairspray                                vaults     start                                  prove below,
                                                                                           and bank vaults to start malfunctioning. As I will prove below, any nitwit
                                                               Feminine Protection               refute
                                                                                           can refute the worst-case projections of the experts.          ts.
 PET FOOD & SUPPLIES                                                             Shav
                                                               Cosmetics, After Shave                            have greatly decreased
                                                                                              Businesses will have a greatly decreased ability to produce, distribute,
                                                                                           and sell goods. Rippling financial losses may trigger stock price plunges,       plunges,
                                                                                                       failures         closureses,                        recession. Yeah,
                                                                                           business failures, bank closures, unemployment, and recession. Yeah, right.
 LIVESTOCK                      GENERAL                        WEAPONS                                really                                           volatile?
                                                                                           Do they really think the world economy is that volatile? Look at the U.S.
                                                                                           stock market — stable, independent, imper vious to any outside influence
                                Batteries (rechargeable)
                                  tteries echar
                                Batter (rechargeab             Personal protection
                                                                ersonal protection                                    Greenspan                                direction.
                                                                                           other than when Alan Greenspan sneezes in the wrong direction. And who
  UTO                           Lanterns/Oil
                                Lanterns/Oil Lamps             Hunting Knife               cares                           erv
                                                                                                                        over                             self-corrects
                                                                                           cares if all that highly overvalued stock suddenly self-corrects to a frac-           frac-
                                                               Ammo                        tion of its present value? The Great Depression wasn’t that bad.
                                                                                                         present value?          Great Deprepression
 Oil & filters                  Cookstove (Coleman)
                                Cookstov                       Hunting supplies                                                                       astructures
                                                                                             The communication, distribution, and utility infrastructures may limp badly
 Air filter                     Candles                        Hunting weapons                            (Yawn.)
                                                                                           for a time. (Yawn.) What if it did happen? Most people have a few days’have
        -Steering fluid
 Power-Steering fluid             erosene Heater
                                Kerosene Heater                                                                                                       furniture.
                                                                                           supply of food on hand and plenty of flammable furniture. And we’re talking we’re
 Brak fluid
 Brake fluid                           Blankets
                                Solar Blankets                                                                             here
                                                                                           about the dead of winter here — plenty of snow to melt into water. A few    water.
 Carb cleaner                   Battery recharger
                                Batter recharg
                                   ttery echar                                             days is time enough for thousands of food distributors and utility compa-
 Transmission fluid             Flashlights                                                nies to work out any unanticipated Y2K bugs from their decentralized, real-
                                                                                                                                                               decentralized, real-
                                Back packs                                                                                             interconnected,
                                                                                           time networks run by thousands of interconnected, one-of-a-kind computer
                                Sleeping bags                                              systems. Not to worry!
                                Can openers                                                    State, local, and federal government computer systems will be largely
                                                                                                                    federal government                                        largely
                                Box Matches                                                                                      result
                                                                                           unable to function. This could result in many wholesale changes to the way
                                Tents                                                              are                                      endered.
                                                                                                                           services are render
                                                                                           taxes are collected and services are rendered. That’s supposed to be a
                                Water Purifiers                                            disadvantage? It goes without saying that in the face of disaster, our
                                                                                           disadvantage?                                                              disaster,
                                Canteens                                                                                                          ences,
                                                                                           elected leaders would set aside petty differences, and in less time than it
                                Water storage
                                        stora                                                          vote          congressional
                                                                                           takes to vote down a congressional pay cut, would form a solution that is
 DOCUMENTS                                                     MISCELLANEOUS                           effective, fair,
                                                                                           efficient, effective, fair, and beneficial to all.
 Checking account                                                                                                           I’ve                              more
                                                                                             I could go on and on, but I’ve made my point. And one more thing — if the
 Money Mark
 Money Market accounts                                         (Add your own items)
                                                               (Add your own               experts are sure               “crash”                      chaos,
                                                                                           experts are so sure this “crash” will cause such chaos, may I ask: Are they      Are
 C.D.’s                                                                                              frantically safeguard                organizations’ survivvivability? Are
                                                                                           working frantically to safeguard their organizations’ survivability? Are they
 Trust Accounts                                                                            storing food and fuel for a worst-case scenario? Are they avoiding debt
                                                                                                                                                          Are         avoiding
 Stocks & Bonds                                                                            and putting their wealth into tangible assets? The answer is yes, they are.yes,        are.
         depend     your
 (Do not depend on your                                                                    But what do they know? It all comes down to whether you believe we can    believe
 banker brok  oker hav
 banker or broker to have                                                                  grit our teeth and somehow do the impossible (Rah! Rah!), or you think it’s
 accura recor
 accurate records after                                                                                                        start
                                                                                           time to face the music and start working on feasible system contingency
 December 31, 1999.)                                                                       plans (Boo!).
 All bank records                                                                                                                        MacGyv                “experts”?
                                                                                               So who do we bet the farm on: MacGyver or the “experts”? I’ll take
                                                                                           MacGyv                               have
                                                                                           MacGyver — after all, what have we got to lose?
        DUPLICATE                        AMILY
                                        FAMIL               NEIGHBORS.
 PLEASE DUPLICATE THIS LIST AND GIVE TO FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            - a joke off the Internet from
                                                                                       MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                                        FEBRUARY, 1999

                                                                               NEW MEXICO FORESTRY DIVISION GEARING
                                                                                 UP FOR SPRING 1999 SEEDLING SALES
                                                                  New Mexico Forestry Division
                                                            The New Mexico Forestry Division is                           40-cubic-inch containeriz  ized               are basically surplus small-containeriz
                                                                                                                    The 40-cubic-inch containerized seedlings are basically surplus small-containerized           ized
                                                        gearing up for its 1999 Spring seedling sales
                                                          earing for                  Spring                      trees from last year’s program. Instead of destroying the trees, they are re-potted by
                                                                                                                  trees from          ear’s
                                                                                                                                     year’ pro                         destro           trees, they are re-potted by
                                                       pro           Order for  orms are now available.
                                                       program. Order forms are now available.                               pro        managers         40-cubic-inch containers. Recyc      ycling
                                                                                                                  seedling program managers into 40-cubic-inch containers. Recycling in action. These
                                                             state distrib                containeriz
                                                       The state distributes both containerized and   ized        larg trees hav more-de      e-dev          root                                trees
                                                                                                                  larger trees have a more-developed root system than the smaller trees and may have        may hav
                                                       barereroot trees               shrubs each year
                                                       bar er oot tr ees and shr ubs eac h y ear                           chances survi   viving harsh                    envir
                                                                                                                  better chances of surviving in harsh planting environments. vironments.
                                                     throughout Marc
                                                     throughout March and April.      pril.                                 orestr
                                                                                                                          Forestry Division delivers containeriz         ized                         uck
                                                                                                                    The Forestry Division delivers all containerized seedlings via semi truck once a year         year
                                                    This is a nonprofit, cooperative effort between
                                                               nonprof cooperativ effort between                          drop           around        state Nearby distrib
                                                                                                                                                          te.                    ibution
                                                                                                                  to 22 drop points around the state. Nearby distribution points and the dates and          dates
                                              New Mexico Forestry Division
                                       the New Mexico Forestry Division and New Mexico          New Mexico                       uck
                                                                                                                               truc           present include: Rosw                                  Carlsbad
                                                                                                                  times the truck will be present include: Roswell (03/16/99, p. m.), Carlsbad (03/17/
                                  State University. The university grows the containerized
                                  State University  sity.         university gr                containeriz ized               Alamogordo                                       Cruces
                                                                                                                  99, p.m.), Alamogordo (03/18/99, p. m.), and Las Cruces (03/10/99, a.m. Orders can         ders
                                  stock at resear centers                    Cruces
                                  stock at research centers in Las Cruces and Mora while the Mora while                     pick        by purchasers at                 Fe tree              hursda
                                                                                                                  also be picked up by purchasers at the Santa Fe tree house on Thursdays and Fridays         Fridays
                                     orestr Division distrib       ibutes
                                   Forestry Division distributes these seedlings along with                       starting Marc                                 pril
                                                                                                                  starting March 11, 1999 and ending April 23, 1999.
                                               acquired barer    eroot stock.
                                      other acquired bareroot stock.                                                                 orms
                                                                                                                      pplication for for                         ibution pro
                                                                                                                                                           distrib                    are now available. Past par-
                                                                                                                    Application forms for the 1999 distribution program are now available. Past par-
                                            Elev new containeriz         ized              hav
                                            Eleven new containerized species have been added            added                 who don’t get      order for by January
                                                                                                                                                          orm         anuar                wners
                                                                                                                                                                                     landowner interested
                                                                                                                  ticipants who don’t get an order form by January, and landowners interested in join-
                                                  pro                 ear.
                                                                    year hey include Black illow
                                         to the program this year. They include Black Willow,                               pro                          drop by            nearest Natur Resources Conserv
                                                                                                                  ing the program can contact or drop by their nearest Natural Resources Conserva-
                                         Scouler Willow, Coyote Willow, Peachleaf Willow, Rio
                                                        illow Coy           illow Peaceachleaf illow                    Service (formerl
                                                                                                                                   ormer           office,                         office,          .S. orest
                                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S For Service
                                                                                                                  tion Service (formerly SCS) office, County Extension office, or the U.S. Forest Service
                                         Grande Cottonwood Ariz   ood,      izona Sycamore
                                         Grande Cottonwood, Arizona Sycamore, Redosier                                    visor’s
                                                                                                                  Supervisor’ off           Alamogordo pick                   for       ospectiv
                                                                                                                                                                               orm. Prospecti tree planters
                                                                                                                  Supervisor’s office in Alamogordo to pick up a form. Prospective tree planters can
                                         Dogwood, False Indigo Bush, Snowberry, Fernbush,
                                         Dogwood, False Indigo                     Snowber Fernbush,
                                                                                         wberr       ernb                                             orestr
                                                                                                                                      New Mexico Forestry Division; P. O. Box
                                                                                                                  also contact the New Mexico Forestry Division; P. O. Box #277, 2nd and White Oaks,
                                      and Little Leaf Sumac. In addition, Gambel Oak will                                                                         for       pplication additional information.
                                                                                                                  Capitan, NM 88316; (505) 354-2231, for an application or additional information.
                                                                                                                  Capitan,                                                                                 orma
                                       availab                                                    ear-old
                                   be available in limited quantities in both one-year-old and                      Beforore                der, uyer
                                                                                                                                          order buyers                     at               description
                                                                                                                    Before placing an order, buyers should look at the seedling description sheet which           hich
 wo-year          orms. Douglas-fir Eastern Redcedar, Four-Wing Saltbush, Narr
        ear-old for                    ir,                            our-W
two-year-old forms. Douglas-fir, Eastern Redcedar, Four-Wing Saltbush, Narrowleaf                                                              orm determine whic
                                                                                                                                       order for                        hich           are
                                                                                                                  accompanies the order form to determine which species are best suited to their local
   ottonwood onderosa Pine,
   ottonwood, Ponder                                   Fir        only      availab
Cottonwood, Ponderosa Pine, and White Fir will only be available in the smaller 10-                                  vironment. Each
                                                                                                                  envir                                     own                          equirements
                                                                                                                                                                              moisture requir
                                                                                                                  environment. Each species has its own unique moisture requirements and levels of           lev
 ubic inch containeriz ver ized ersion                ear.
                                                     year           Noreaster Cottonwood (Populus
cubic inch containerized version this year. Also, Noreaster Cottonwood (Populus                                   frost                ance.          ally tiv
                                                                                                                                  tolerance Generall nati                                    natur rang are
                                                                                                                                                                                                tural anges,
                                                                                                                  frost or cold tolerance. Generally, native species, within their natural ranges, are the
  eltoides nigr                     re            by more broad Hybrid Cottonwood (Populus
deltoides X nigra) has been replaced by a more broad Hybrid Cottonwood (Populus                                         choices for planting. Naturtural        introduced             oblems
                                                                                                                  best choices for planting. Natural and introduced pest problems can make some treesmake        trees
deltoides x). Finally, Southwestern White Pine will also be available in a 40-cubic-
  eltoides       Finall Southwester
                   inally             estern                                     availab                          inappropriate for specific sites. The Forestry Division can offer free assistance in
                                                                                                                  inappropria for specific                      Forestry Division
                                                                                                                                                                   orestr                    off free
 nch       o-year-gr
 nc (two-year-g                orm
inch (two-year-growth) form in 1999.                                                                                                            pro                 information
                                                                                                                                                                       orma                care
                                                                                                                  species selection and can provide useful information on the care and maintenance of
    Two types of containerized seedlings will again be offered in 1999. One-year-old
                    containeriz  ized                       ag         offered                  One-year
                                                                                                       ear-old                           planting.
                                                                                                                  the seedlings after planting.
                            white                  inch                   sold.
seedlings in the small, white, 10-cubic inch tubes will be sold. Also, a limited number
 eedlings                                                                                             number           hat you don’t hav                      acreaeag
                                                                                                                    What if you don’t have the time or acreage to plant seedlings?? You can still donate       donate
  f larg two-year-old containeriz stock    ized                          inch containers
of larger two-year-old containerized stock in 40 cubic inch containers will be avail-                    av       trees schools                                pro            Just          how you want donate
                                                                                                                  trees to schools utilizing the seedling program. Just specify how you want to donate
  ble.                                                                                                                 trees                 orm
                                                                                                                                      order for                                     orestr
                                                                                                                                                                   New Mexico Forestry Division Office. here
                                                                                                                  the trees on the order form or contact a New Mexico Forestry Division Office. There
       take advantag                pro           purchasers must own at
    To take advantage of the program, purchasers must own at least one acre of land              acre                                                         orm
                                                                                                                                                     order for for              donations New Mexico Re-Leaf.
                                                                                                                  is also a space on the seedling order form for cash donations to New Mexico Re-Leaf.
          trees must dev                  conserv            practices. ppro
and the trees must be devoted to conservation practices. Approved uses include wind-           include                   nonprof pro
                                                                                                                                ofit           pro         gr        for public
                                                                                                                  This nonprofit program provides grants for public seedling planting projects.       projects.
  r                             eforestation, conserv
          erosion control, reforesta                                education, Christmas tree
breaks, erosion control, reforestation, conservation education, Christmas tree planta-
tions, and wildlife plantings.
     articipants interested barer
   Par                                  eroot                 must purc             minimum
   Participants interested in bareroot seedlings must purchase a minimum of 50 trees.                    trees.
Each individual bareroot species can only be sold in groups of 25.
  ac individual barer
   ach                   eroot                                        gr
          customers preferrefer                 containeriz  ized          stock must purc
  Those customers preferring small containerized (tube) stock must purchase at least                   at
  9 trees.            trees must
49 trees. The 49 trees must all be the same species.
    Landowner who                    buy larg containeriz       ized
    Landowners who wish to buy large containerized (40-cubic inch) stock must pur- inch) stock must pur-
          minimum twenty trees.                      trees must
chase a minimum of twenty trees. The trees must all be the same species.
    Barer               that are availab                         include Ariz  izona
   Bareroot species that are available this season include Arizona Ash (also known as               known
  elvet          Black                      echer
                                    Chokecherr                      Curr
Velvet Ash), Black Locust, Chokecherry, Golden Current, Green Ash, Hackberry,    Green                 kberr
   ybrid            ood,
   ybr Cottonwood Lilac, Lombard Poplar
Hybrid Cottonwood, Lilac, Lombardy Poplar (in limited quantities), Nanking Cherry,                     Cherr
   ativ                              orestier
                 New Mexico Forestiera                    known New Mexico Olive),Skunkbush
Native Plum, New Mexico Forestiera (also known as New Mexico Olive),Skunkbush
  umac                   Rose.         prices for barer   eroot stock are          for
Sumac, and Woods Rose. The prices for bareroot stock are $26 for 50 seedlings. After
 he          order          trees, participants              purc        additional
the initial order of 50 trees, participants can purchase additional seedlings in blocks                   locks
of 25 ($13 per 25 — same species per block). Maximum order is 2,500.
       eroot order are
   Barer         ders                       your doorste  step      UPS. Par  articipants must
   Bareroot orders are shipped to your doorstep via UPS. Participants must specify a
  a when they want                           delivered              order fororm.
date when they want the seedlings delivered on the order form. Shipments will be on
    ery Monday uesday                  ednesday starting Marc
every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday starting March 8, 1999, and ending April 21,                      pril
     en-cubic-inch,               irst-year-g
                               (first-year-gr                          offered
    Ten-cubic-inch, tube (first-year-growth) seedlings offered this season include Af-            include
  hanistan Pine, pache Plume, Ariz           izona Cypress,                  ustrian Pine,
ghanistan Pine, Apache Plume, Arizona Cypress, Aspen, Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce,                          uce,
   hamisa (Rubber Rabbitbrush), Desertwillo Douglas-fir Eastern Redcedar,
Chamisa (Rubber Rabbitbrush), Desertwillow, Douglas-fir, Eastern Redcedar,        ir,
     nbush, Four-Wing Saltbush,
  ernb         our-W
Fernbush, Four-Wing Saltbush, Gambel Oak (in limited quantities), Little Leaf Sumac,                   Sumac,
   e Mexico
New Mexico Locust, Pin\n Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Scots Pine,
  outhwester              Pine,
                                            onderosa Pine, Rock
                                  Pine, Ponder
Southwestern White Pine, White Fir, and Winterfat.         interfa
                                                                                         uniper,          Pine,                Phone (512) 261-6365
   An additional category of small containerized(or one year growth) stock has been
        additional cate ory
                        teg                   containeriz  ized(or        year gr            stock                            Toll Free (888) 667-EDGE
  d            ear.
              year           are        iparian stream
added this year. These are the riparian or stream side species and include Rio Grande  include         Grande
   ottonwood, Ariz
   ottonwood         izona Sycamore Narr                     Cottonwood Coy
Cottonwood, Arizona Sycamore, Narrowleaf Cottonwood, Coyote Willow, Black Wil-             illow Black             
low, Scouler Willow, Peach-Leaf Willow, and False Indigo Bush. The price for 10-
 o                 illow Peaceach-Leaf illow                  False Indigo                      price for
 ubic-inch                ized irst-y
 ubic-inc containeriz first-year                     iparian stock
cubic-inch containerized first-year or riparian stock is $42 per block of 49 ordered. bloc
                                                                                        lock            dered
  lease remember that each                                    gr              must
Please remember that each seedling within a group of 49 must be the same species.
Maximum order is 2,499.
    aximum                                                                                                               WE SPECIALIZE IN SALES AND
               stock availab
            izona Cypress, ustrian Pine,
                                             40-cubic-inch containers (second-year-gr
    Seedling stock available in the 40-cubic-inch containers (second-year-growth) in-
clude Arizona Cypress, Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, Gambel Oak, Pin\n Pine, Scots
                                                                                                                        LEASING ON THE SOUTH SHORE
  ine Southwesterestern                                       Dogwood.
Pine, Southwestern White Pine and Redosier Dogwood. This stock sells for $42 per   stock          for                      BEAUTIFUL       TRAVIS
                                                                                                                        OF BEAUTIFUL LAKE TRAVIS IN
  0 trees. Maximum order                                    are
20 trees. Maximum order is 200. Supplies are limited and interested tree plantersinterested tree planters
                    Forestry Division                       desired larg
should call the Forestry Division to see if a desired large-container species is avail-                  av
                                                                                                                        AUSTIN TEXAS
                                                                                    MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                                                                                              PAGE 7

                                       LIVING WITH WILDLIFE - THE MULE DEER continued
The influx of humans into traditional deer habitat has led to conflicts within some                          draped across trails used by deer, presents a visual deterrent and should be used in
                                                                                                             dra       across trails         by deer, presents               deterr
communities.                                                                                                                       scare devices         re
                                                                                                             conjunction with scare devices and repellents.
                         prob               fact that                     different values re arding
   Compounding the problem is the fact that people possess different values regarding                                             elocating
                                                                                                                                 reloca            are        sugg             wa                 nuisance deer.
                                                                                                               Trapping and relocating deer are often suggested as a way to deal with nuisance deer.
                   presence                              xample,
                                         areas. For example while                person may
deer and their presence in urban areas. For example, while one person may see mule
  eer                                                                                              mule      Relocating deer, how er,                  costly labor intensiv          physicall hazardous
                                                                                                             Relocating deer, however, can be costly, labor intensive and physically hazardous to
deer only as pests damaging ornamental plants or shrubs, his neighbor might be feed-
  eer only             damag        ornamental                 shrubs,                              feed-                                                           drawback          elocating
                                                                                                             the deer and those handling them. Another drawback with relocating deer relates to         elates
                   hich ttracts
          deer, whic attr                 “nuisance”
ing the deer, which attracts those “nuisance” animals to the neighborhood.  neighborhood.                               viv rate.
                                                                                                                    survi                              elocated
                                                                                                                                                      reloca            hav         monitored
                                                                                                             their survival rate. In the past, relocated deer have been monitored and the results          results
   Other forms of human encroachment accentuate this problem. As more people seek
           for                       oachment accentuate
                               encroac                                 oblem.
                                                                     prob            more                    indicate that                      viv
                                                                                                                                            survi              new envirvironment             irst ear.
                                                                                                                                                                                             fir year
                                                                                                             indicate that most do not survive in their new environment past the first year. As with
                 for recreation,            encounters            mule
open spaces for recreation, human encounters with mule deer occur more often. In
  pen                                                                                  more                              nati
                                                                                                             any alternativ                           benefits must        weighed prior
                                                                                                             any alternative, the cost vs. the benefits must be weighed prior to a project of thisproject
                      encounters rarely result anything neg tiv happening
most cases, those encounters rarely result in anything negative happening to the deer.
   ost                                                                                              deer.        ture
   v time, individual populations                                     innate fear
Over time, individual populations of deer can lose their innate fear of people and be-                                                  control            oblems through regulated sport hunting. For
                                                                                                                Another method to control deer problems is through regulated sport hunting. For
                          feeding                  vironments.
come accustomed to feeding in urban environments.
 ome                                                                                                                    obvious, especially                                                prohibited by
                                                                                                             reasons obvious, especially in urban neighborhoods, hunting is prohibited by local
   Befor you                        money            control        pre
  Before you spend time and money on the control and prevention of deer damage, it is     damag              ordinances.                    valua manag
                                                                                                             ordinances. Hunting is a valuable management tool. When designing hunting regula-            re
 mportant determine                          eally esponsible
                                       are reall responsible.                wildlife such ra
important to determine if deer are really responsible. Other wildlife, such as rabbits
 mpor                                                                                                                         actors,
                                                                                                                     many factor including             number nuisance
                                                                                                             tions, many factors, including the number of nuisance deer complaints are taken into are taken
  nd rodents,                considered possible culprits.
and rodents, should be considered as possible culprits. Because deer do not possess                          considera                              sport                   effectiv       for addr
                                                                                                             consideration. In some cases, sport hunting is an effective tool for addressing this  dressing
  pper incisors,          bro                 leav      jag                surface
upper incisors, their browsing often leaves a jagged or tom surface on twigs or stems.                          oblem
                                                                                                             prob                 others        pro              ineffectiv
                                                                                                             problem and in others it has proven to be ineffective.
    ost rodents leav clean-cut surface                   ve etation they are eating
Most rodents leave a clean-cut surface on the vegetation they are eating.           ting.                                    techniques discussed,               wa      pre           from bro
                                                                                                                Of all the techniques discussed, the best way to prevent deer from browsing on your          your
           trac are distinctiv                            at whic
                                                                hich         bro
    Deer tracks are distinctive and the height at which deer browse often eliminates         eliminates         operty
                                                                                                             proper             fence                  here are number fence
                                                                                                             property is to fence them out. There are a number of fence designs that have been   that hav
  ther wildlife                xception
                             exce                     close relativ
                                                              elati                 size
other wildlife with the exception of their close relative, elk. The size of elk tracks               acks
                                                                                                  trac       pro              effectiv       humane. For             situations,
                                                                                                             proven both effective and humane. For most situations, installing one or two strands   two strands
  ersus that                good                      iminate
                                                discrimina between             two. Actually observ-
versus that of deer is a good method to discriminate between the two. Actually, observ-                                ified
                                                                                                                 electrif                   wire                 existing fence
                                                                                                             of electrified high-tensile wire on top of an existing fence is the simplest and most cost-
 ng                             feeding                 operty
                                               your proper              coursese,
ing deer “in the act” of feeding on your property is, of course, the best method to                          effectiv                           effectiv             wire                     at
                                                                                                             effective design. To be most effective, the top wire should be placed at least 68 inches      inches
 dentify        cause.        are        activ            ev              earl morning hours when
identify the cause. Deer are most active in the evening and early morning hours when                           bov ground.           sure eliminate any ga greater                   inches between
                                                                                                             above ground. Be sure to eliminate any gaps greater than 8 inches between the exist-           exist-
  eighborhoods are generally
neighborhoods are generally the most quiet.                                                                       fence                wire Attach                aluminum foil                peanut butter
                                                                                                             ing fence and the top wire. Attach pieces of aluminum foil baited with peanut butter to
   Pri       industry                ofessional wildlife managers
                                   prof                                          New Mexico Depar
   Private industry, and the professional wildlife managers of the New Mexico Depart-              part-          wire strands.                ttracted
                                                                                                                                          are attr                peanut butter
                                                                                                             the wire strands. Deer are attracted to the peanut butter. After making nose-to-fence nose-to-fence
                        Fish, dev            several              for
ment of Game and Fish, developed several methods for dealing with nuisance urban
   ent                                                                                nuisance                                     learn av         fenced areas.                wher fencing impractical,
                                                                                                             contact, the deer learn to avoid fenced areas. In places where fencing is impractical,
deer herds.
  eer                                                                                                        wra           individual                shrubs                     square-mesh wo
                                                                                                             wrapping individual plants and shrubs with sections of square-mesh woven wire pre-        wire pre-
      number commercial re                               effectiv                       ork
                                                                                 they wor
   A number of commercial repellents can be effective, although they work best when                when                    ora
                                                                                                                          for           individual
                                                                                                             vents the foraging on individual plants.
 eapplied periodicall                    rain       snow showers. Repellents may
reapplied periodically and after rain or snow showers. Repellents may be found at              found at               New Mexico Depar   partment                              esponsible
                                                                                                                                                                      Fish responsib for managing,
                                                                                                                The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is responsible for managing, con-
   ost feed supply stores,              ibutor
                                   distributors            located through quick searc
most feed supply stores, or distributors can be located through a quick search of the                        serving         protecting                 wildlife             state
                                                                                                                                                                                te.       concerns about
                                                                                                             serving and protecting most of the wildlife within the state. Your concerns about wild-
 nternet. Ke wor    ords            you searc         Internet are “wildlife control” ‘wildlife
Internet. Key words to help you search the Internet are “wildlife control” or ‘wildlife
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                                                                          FOREST HEALTH AND THE SPOTTED OWL
                                                           establishment of less palatable species. Log-                           Recovery             believ that
                                                                                                                              The Recovery Team believes that a better              removing vegetation and owl habitat over
                                                                                                                                                                                     emoving ve etation                      bitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     owl habita ov
                                                                  emov                        larg trees many
                                                           ging removed most of the large trees in many                    understanding of the natural process of
                                                                                                                           understanding                    tural
                                                                                                                                                         natur process                             acres.
                                                                                                                                                                                    thousands of acres.
                                                           areas for railr                        props,
                                                           areas for railroad ties, mine props, and other                    hange            orest
                                                                                                                                             for                      ensure
                                                                                                                           change in the forest is essential to ensure ef-                        important benefit “low-thin-
                                                                                                                                                                                       Another important benefit of “low-thin-
                                                                       materterials. Around
                                                           building materials. Around the turn of the    turn               ectiv overall stewardship for         orest
                                                                                                                           fective overall stewardship of forest ecosys-                          impro                    overall
                                                                                                                                                                                    ning” is the improvement of the overall con-
                                                           century suppression                    wildfir
                                                           century, suppression of all wildfire became   ire                                   take                esearc
                                                                                                                           tems. This will take substantial research and                            orest.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   for           “low thinning,
                                                                                                                                                                                    dition of the forest. In “low thinning,” the
                                                           policy.                                                                      hiev
                                                                                                                           time to achieve.                                                            orous
                                                                                                                                                                                    larg most-vigor trees are
                                                                                                                                                                                    largest, most-vigorous trees are left. Smaller
                                                                     fir suppression protected
                                                             While fire suppression protected the forest,       for
                                                                                                                 orest,             interim,         Recovery
                                                                                                                             In the interim, the Recovery Team believes  believ                         hich
                                                                                                                                                                                    trees, many whic are alread weak, are
                                                                                                                                                                                    trees, many of which are already weak, are
                                                                                   contribibuted ver
                                                           over time it has contributed to very dense      ery                   orest
                                                                                                                           that for manag                          concentra
                                                                                                                           that forest management should concentrate                     Many           remo
                                                                                                                                                                                                          emov trees would nev
                                                                                                                                                                                    cut. Many of the removed trees would never
                                                            orested areas            Southwest,
                                                           forested areas in the Southwest, with high lev-          lev-       reducing threa  eats        owl.
                                                                                                                           on reducing threats to the owl. A major goal      goal   hav dev                      larg matur trees.
                                                                                                                                                                                    have developed into the large, mature trees.
                                                                   underg                     dry
                                                           els of undergrowth and dry fuels. The fre-               fre-                    reduce
                                                                                                                           should be to reduce the potential for cata- for cata-      oung, vigororous trees are          wher
                                                                                                                                                                                    Young, vigorous trees are left where space
                                                           quency with which natural fires burn in for-
                                                           quency              hich tural ires urn for
                                                                             whic natur fir bur                      or-   strophic wildfir ire
                                                                                                                           strophic wildfire.                                       allows. Depending
                                                                                                                                                                                    allows. Depending on stand conditions, up to
                                                                  landscapes now
                                                           ested landscapes is now being studied.     studied.                                                      fir hazard
                                                                                                                              One method of lessening the fire hazardire               ev more                                 emov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   trees are remo ed,
                                                                                                                                                                                    or even more than half the trees are removed,
                                                             Moreo er,           cro
                                                             Moreover, the crowded conditions between         between                   “low
                                                                                                                           would be “low thinning” or “thinning from        from    leaving                      site.
                                                                                                                                                                                    leaving the best ones on site.
                                                           trees                         gr
                                                           trees has led to poor growth rates and the ra                                 here
                                                                                                                           below wher many
                                                                                                                           below,” where many small-diameter trees          trees               orest
                                                                                                                                                                                       Proper for                       many benefits.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Proper forest thinning has many benefits.
                                                           spindly for display by many trees.
                                                           spindly forms displayed by many trees.                          that surr                             emov
                                                                                                                                             larg trees are remo ed.
                                                                                                                           that surround larger trees are removed. This                         reduces                    between re-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Thinning reduces competition between re-
                                                                               term “for  orest
                                                             Although the term “forest health” is a sub-                             reduces                ire der.
                                                                                                                                                     “wildfir ladder
                                                                                                                           method reduces the “wildfire ladder.”                              trees, increasing availab
                                                                                                                                                                                    maining trees, increasing available sunlight,
                                                           jectiv one, many                managers hav
                                                           jective one, many land managers have con-                                   ire            efer
                                                                                                                                wildfir ladder refers ve etation
                                                                                                                              A wildfire ladder refers to vegetation and              utrients,     water, gi
                                                                                                                                                                                    nutrients, and water, giving them the chance chance
                                                                    that many                 orests
                                                           cluded that many of the forests in the Sacra-       Sacra-         bris
                                                                                                                           debr that are found at                 gr
                                                                                                                           debris that are found at or near ground level     lev       increase         vigor
                                                                                                                                                                                                            or.        remaining trees
                                                                                                                                                                                    to increase their vigor. The remaining trees
                                                           mento Mountains are in poor health. The                         (brush,             orest
                                                                                                                                              for litter,         gr
                                                                                                                           (brush, slash, forest litter, tall grass, lower low            more quicklkly            cro     fill
                                                                                                                                                                                    grow more quickly. Upper crowns fill out and
                                                           cro                           are
                                                           crowded conditions are a main concern.            concern.                 trees, etc.). Such mater terial
                                                                                                                           limbs on trees, etc.). Such material can grow    gr                           ttracti
                                                                                                                                                                                               more attractiv
                                                                                                                                                                                    become more attractive. The result is     result
                                                           Chronic                     outbreaks
                                                           Chronic diseases and outbreaks of insects also                       extend         larger,       ve etation (trees)
                                                                                                                           and extend into larger, taller vegetation (trees)                   trees that liv longer
                                                                                                                                                                                    healthier trees that live longer. er.
                                                           aff           orest
                                                                        for            may indicator
                                                           affect the forest and may be indicators of an    tors              eating continuous pathw for fir
                                                                                                                           crea                            thwa
                                                                                                                           creating a continuous pathway for fires to     ires           here
                                                                                                                                                                                       There is no easy solution to the “forest    orest
                                                           unhealthy condition.                                                ead.
                                                                                                                           spread                    ire
                                                                                                                                               wildfir spreads from gr
                                                                                                                           spread. Once a wildfire spreads from ground                       situation.         present for
                                                                                                                                                                                    health” situation. The present forest has de-
                                                             Dwarf mistletoes are parasitic plants that
                                                             Dwarf                    are parasitic                that    lev                             larg trees
                                                                                                                           level into the canopies of larger trees it be-                     ov many
                                                                                                                                                                                    veloped over many decades, and efforts to efforts
                                                                   naturally                orests
                                                           occur naturally in the forests of the South-                                          ire
                                                                                                                                      cro fir Cro fir whic are ires, hich
                                                                                                                           comes a crown fire. Crown fires, which are               impro                  would necessaril ily
                                                                                                                                                                                    improve conditions would necessarily be long-
                                                                   Ponder                                       irs
                                                                                                   Douglas-fir are
                                                           west. Ponderosa pines and Douglas-firs are                                      by strong            are diff
                                                                                                                           often pushed by strong winds, are difficult or           term.
                                                           common hosts to different species of dwarf            dw        impossible               Larg confla lag
                                                                                                                           impossible to stop. Large conflagrations can                                  orma
                                                                                                                                                                                        aken from information
                                                                                                                                                                                       Taken from information supplied by Bill   by
                                                           mistletoe. Over               infected trees
                                                           mistletoe. Over time infected trees become                      consume anything in their path, completely               Duemling, New Mexico State Forestry
                                                                                                                                                                                    Duemling, New Mexico State Forestry.  orestr
           tree infested
      Pine tree infested with mistletoe                          ened,
                                                             eakened deformed,  ormed
                                                           weakened, deformed, and eventually are   eventually are

  In 1993 the Mexican Spotted Owl was listed
                                                                              re                trees typically
                                                           killed. Young replacement trees typically be-
                                                          come infected and do not develop into sizable        sizab             HUNTING BARBARY SHEEP
          eatened             by      Fish
as a threatened species by the Fish and Wild-             trees.
                                                          trees.                                                                                                     BY BEN HANSON
life Service          agency was concerned that
life Service. The agency was concerned that                                       dw
                                                             The amount of dwarf mistletoe infection is   infection
                manag             activities wer
past timber management activities were ad-      ere       considerably higher in the Sacramento                                Those big game hunters looking for a real challenge have one coming up in Janu-
     sely              owl habita throughout
versely modifying owl habitat throughout the              Mountains than in most other parts of the                          ary. The season on Barbary sheep opens on January 15th and runs through Febru-
Southwest. Proposed                   pro
Southwest. Proposed timber programs were          wer
                                                    ere                           eov
                                                          Southwest. Moreo er, comparison sur-
                                                          Southwest. Moreover, a comparison of sur-                          ary 15th. Bagging one of these elusive sheep is no easy task even for an experienced
predicted hav              additional neg tiv
predicted to have an additional negative im-                                      1950’s           1980’s shows
                                                          veys done in the 1950’s and 1980’s shows an                        hunter.
pact on the owl.owl.                                      increase              lev
                                                          increase in the level of mistletoe on ponde-                          Babary sheep are not native to New Mexico, but were brought over from the
   Fish           ildlife crea
   Fish and Wildlife created the Owl Recov-     Recov-                                     National For
                                                          rosa pine in the Lincoln National Forest. Fire   orest. Firire     Barbary Coast of Africa. They were released into New Mexico by the Department
ery          whose primar goal was dev
ery Team, whose primary goal was to develop               suppression may well                     primar reason
                                                          suppression may well be the primary reason  imary                  of Game and Fish back in the 1950’s in the Largo and Canadian River canyons.
            hich                existing owl habita
a plan which maintains existing owl habitat       bitat   for the increase, since fires seem to be nature’s
                                                                         ease,         fir
                                                                                        ires                     ture’
                                                                                                              nature’s       However, the Game Department cannot claim to be the first to introduce these
      promote dev                        re
and promote the development of replacement                          kee
                                                          way of keeping the disease in check.      chec
                                                                                                      heck.                  hardy animals into our state. The original release occurred by accident when Bar-
    bitat.             was
habitat. This plan was completed in late 1995late            Bark beetles, small insects that tunnel un-                     bary sheep escaped from a Class A park on the McKnight Ranch in the Hondo
      represents short term approach  pproac
and represents a short term approach to sus-              der the bark and quickly kill trees, have been
                                                                    bark               kly
                                                                                  quickl           trees, hav                Valley. From these small beginnings Barbary sheep have scattered across the state
          habita while information gathered
             bitat             orma
taining habitat while information is gathered                 outbreak lev
                                                          at outbreak levels on the ponderosa pineponderosa                  and may now be found roaming almost everywhere.
    wha for structur are necessary
       hat orest uctures
on what forest structures are necessary in the            throughout                        National For
                                                          throughout the Lincoln National Forest and        orest              Licenses to hunt Barbary sheep may be purchased from any business that sells
       run ensure            surviviv
long run to ensure the survival of the owl.     owl.           Mescalero pache Nation for
                                                          on Mescalero Apache Nation forest lands       orest                hunting and fishing licenses and from any Game Department office. They may
        Recovery            shares
  The Recovery Team shares the popular be-                                                      primarily attac
                                                          since 1990. These insects primarily attack imaril ttack            also be obtained by mail by filling out “Form 3” on page 24 of the Big Game Proc-
     that curr
lief that the current conditions of some south-           trees dense, cro
                                                          trees in dense, crowded forests.   orests.
                                                                                            for                              lamation. Be sure to check the box under “license applied for” that corresponds to
   estern for are vastl different from
            orests        astly
western forests are vastly different from those              Bark               appear
                                                             Bark beetles appear to be one of nature’s        nature’s
                                                                                                                 ture’       Barbary sheep. Mail the form along with the proper fee to the address listed. The
befor European
before European settlement. The team also                                           cro            orest. How er,
                                                          ways of thinning a crowded forest. However,                        cost of a Barbary sheep license is $80 for residents of New Mexico and $300 for
believ that there            lack hard evidence
believes that there is a lack of hard evidence              xtensiv tree           ov larg areas
                                                          extensive tree loss over large areas can result.      result.      nonresidents.
    wha exactl
       hat xactly pre-settlement
on what exactly the pre-settlement conditions             This wholesale change in the landscape may                           Getting a license is the easy part. The big job is locating these elusive animals, so
were.                                                     not be acceptable to many people.                                  plan on doing some pre-season scouting. There aren’t a lot of Barbary sheep in the
         there more information wha
  Until there is more information on what the   hat                Recovery               believ that muc
                                                             The Recovery Team believes that much of            uch          southeastern part of the state. The highest concentrations of Babaries are found in
       eally            surviviv
owl really needs to survive, the team believesbeliev      the spotted owl habitat throughout the west
                                                                          owl habita throughout                    west      the Hondo Valley, but much of this area is private land and written permission is
that       ve etation                    associations,
that all vegetation types, plant associations,               at         risk from epidemics
                                                          is at high risk from epidemics of insects and                      required. There are also some Barbary sheep roaming along the west rim of the
       stag                dev
and stages of plant development should be                 disease,         from wildfir
                                                          disease, and from wildfire.     ire                                Guadalupe Mountains and we have received reports of scattered groups in the
                throughout           for
                                      orest ensure
maintained throughout the forest to ensure                         are for “disruptions” alw
                                                             But are forest “disruptions” always a bad                       Corona area and southeast of Pinon, New Mexico. Barbary sheep are normally
     owl       adequate habita bitat.       especially
the owl has adequate habitat. This especially             thing??? Insects and diseases are natural     are natur tural      found in very rugged terrain in the lower foothills, not in high mountain forests.
                mixed conifer    er,
applies to mixed conifer, pine/oak, and                                          orest
                                                          components of forest ecosystems. These or-                 or-     Most of these areas are a mixture of private and public lands, so be sure to check
streamside for  orests.        for
streamside forests. The forest should include  include    ganisms can bring about the changes needed                         the land status and gain permission before hunting on private land.
diversity tree size tree ag                number
diversity in tree size, tree age, the number of                 eate
                                                              crea           diverse             lev
                                                          to create the diverse types, levels, and struc-        struc-        Those folks planning on hunting Barbary sheep should not expect an easy hunt.
trees       acre tree spacing,            tree canopy
trees per acre, tree spacing, and tree canopy             tures ve etation that may
                                                          tures of vegetation that may be needed to sus-                     Barbaries like rough, rocky terrain and are very difficult to spot. Take along a
levels.                                                              owl.
                                                          tain the owl.                                                      good set of binoculars and plan on spending a lot of time glassing the countryside.
   Many unpro           theories exist how
   Many unproven theories exist on how Eu-                   Change                     lev such
                                                            Change on a minor level, such as the death           death       The spot and stalk method seems ot work the best on Barbary sheep. Take along a
                         altered fororest
ropean settlement altered forest conditions.                      individual tree
                                                          of an individual tree due to a heavy dwarf   heavy dw              hard-hitting rifle also. A mature Barbary ram can weigh as much as 300 pounds
Several processes may hav wor         ork tog
Several processes may have worked together                             infection,               eate
                                                          mistletoe infection, could create a small open-                    and they are often hard to bring down.
    bring about         chang For
                          hange orest
to bring about this change. Forest lands were     wer
                                                    ere                       orest. Different
                                                          ing within a forest. Different species could                         If your looking for something new, Barbary sheep provide a difficult and chal-
heavil grazed by livestock, possibl
heavily grazed by livestock, possibly limiting                   estab
                                                          then establish in these openings and foster            foster      lenging hunt. Even with a lot of hard work you probably won’t see a lot of ani-
     spread gr             fir
                            ires       promoting
the spread of ground fires and promoting the              desira diversity
                                                          desirable diversity. sity.                                         mals, but those that are successful can be proud of a job well done.
                                                                            MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                                          PAGE 9

WELCOME!                                                                                                                                 roads. According New Mexico state law
                                                                                                                                   open roads. According to New Mexico state law, it is
  Michael Kremek                   National For
  Michael Kremeke to the Lincoln National Forest!                                                                                  unlawful to park any motor vehicle or to camp within
                                                                                                                                   unlawful park any           vehic
Michael will be joining the Sacramento Ranger District as the Fire Management
  ichael                    Sacramento Ranger District        Fir Manag
                                                               ire                                       300 yards of any man-made water hole, water well, or watering tank used by
Officer in mid February.
 f             Februar
                   uary                                                                                  wildlife              stock         prior               pri          wner,
                                                                                                                                                                         landowner pri-
                                                                                                         wildlife or domestic stock without prior consent of the private landowner, pri-
                                                                                                                    lessee, public        manag       agency
                                                                                                         vate land lessee, or public land management agency.
                        service from Jer
                                       ere                        Samfor at
  Excellent customer service from Jere Dodson and Dottie Samford at the reception  eception
                                                                                  rece                   HUNTING SEASON
 r                                                ecogniz
            Sacramento Ranger Station was recognized by
area of the Sacramento Ranger Station was recognized by Eleanor Towns, Regional    Reg                               careful     wear bright colors when you’
                                                                                                                                                          ou’r         woods.
                                                                                                           Please be careful and wear bright colors when you’re in the woods. Seasons
  orester for     Southwest Reg         Jer
Forester for the Southwest Region. Jere and Dottie had been mentioned in several    several              for various game will be open throughout the winter.
                                                                                                              arious game              throughout     winter.
 ustomer                     eceiv by
                     cards recei                            orest     vice,
                                                          For Service Mike Dombeck,
customer comment cards received by the Chief of the Forest Service, Mike Dombeck,
 n                                    ere
                     from visitors. Jer                 eceiv
                                                       recei                 off      orest
in Washington, DC from visitors. Jere and Dottie received a setting of official Forest                       ROADS and TRAILS
  ervice china appreciation for            efforts.                         Cards are av
Service china as appreciation for their efforts. Customer Comment Cards are avail-                                   trails are                trees                bris
                                                                                                                                                                 debr falls      trails.
                                                                                                                 All trails are open. Often, trees and other debris falls on trails. If youyou
     at any        District Off         at     For Supervisor’ Off
                                                 orest        visor’s          Alamogordo.
able at any of the District Offices and at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Alamogordo.                       run across any areas that require Forest Service attention, please call or
                                                                                                                                             equire orest
                                                                                                                    across any areas that requir For Service attention,
                                                                                                                      by     off         gi        description           oblem, including
                                                                                                               come by the office and give us a description of the problem, including the
OFFICE HOURS                                                                                                     location.      alw     we appreciate any
                                                                                                                                             pprecia                     from      public
                                                                                                                 location. As always, we appreciate any assistance from the public with
                                                                         by Andrea Gehrke
                                                                            Andrea                                        trail obstructions that              ely leared
                                                                                                                                                           safel cleared.
                                                                                                                   small trail obstructions that can be safely cleared.
   The Sacramento Ranger District Office, located in the Vil-
        Sacramento Ranger District Office, located
 a      Cloudcroft at     Curle
                              lew now          Monday through
lage of Cloudcroft at 61 Curlew, is now open Monday through                                                                     trails       Sacramento Ranger District are            for
                                                                                                                          Most trails on the Sacramento Ranger District are open for non-
   iday                                                     orma-
                                 you would like specific infor
Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you would like specific informa-                                                              hanized
                                                                                                                         mechaniz           (such     hiker horseback rider skiers,
                                                                                                                                                          ers,     sebac iders,
                                                                                                                        mechanized uses (such as hikers, horseback riders, skiers, and
 ion       ev     campground, fuelw      area,         topic,
tion on an event, campground, fuelwood area, or other topic, please                                                      snowmobiler
                                                                                                                             wmobilers)            hanized
                                                                                                                                              mechaniz                        biker
                                                                                                                        snowmobilers) and mechanized uses (mountain bikers and mo-ers
  r                     er, .O.
           District Ranger P.O Box        Cloudcroft,
write to : District Ranger, P.O. Box 288, Cloudcroft, NM 88317, or                                                   ized ehicles
                                                                                                                  toriz vehic                    inches                    trails are shown
                                                                                                                  torized vehicles less than 50 inches in width). These trails are shown in
phone (505) 682-2551.
  hone                                                                                                                                    National Fororest         Map.          that are red
                                                                                                                  green on the Lincoln National Forest Travel Map. Trails that are red
                                                                                                                              Map are           non-motoriz ized                hanized
                                                                                                                                                                      non-mechaniz tra
                                                                                                               on the Travel Map are open to non-motorized and non-mechanized travel
 ECREATION                                                                                                  only             considera           trail users.
                                                                                                            only. Please be considerate of all trail users.
          snow may         eturn
                          retur                     wplay                 wplay
                                                snowpla activities! Snowpla
    The snow may still return along with snowplay activities! Snowplay (inner tubing
etc. is always a popular activity, and we want visitors to enjoy it! We encourage visi-
 tc alw
 tc.                        activity
                                 vity,       we want visitors enjoy            encoura             BUYING LAND????
tors to use the Upper Karr Recreation area or to visit Ski Cloudcroft or Triple M for
 or                      Karr Recrea   eation area                Cloudcroft                 for        you are purc        land, alw     make sure that         leg        from public
                                                                                                     If you are purchasing land, always make sure that it has legal access from a public
 afer        wplay
 af snowpla activities.                       aware that there are hazards involved
safer snowplay activities. Please be aware that there are hazards involved with                    road. If there is other private land between the land you are purchasing and a public
                                                                                                    oad. there             pri          between           you are purc              public
 nowplay activities                 highwa          addition         safety hazards, parking
snowplay activities along the highways. In addition to the safety hazards, parking                 road, there should be some type of documentation that you will have access across
                                                                                                    oad, there                           documentation that you        hav          across
  long       highwa         congest traf aff                              ehicles park ov
along the highways can congest traffic due to limited pull-outs. Vehicles parked over              that land. Documentation may include an easement or documentation in the deeds.
 he white                highwa may tick               by highwa patr trol.
the white line along a highway may be ticketed by highway patrol. US 82 between thebetween         (We are NOT leg experxperts            NOT leg advice—if you hav
                                                                                                   (We are NOT legal experts and this is NOT legal advice—if you have questions, please
   illag     Cloudcroft            Cloudcroft closed snowpla exce for
                                                                wplay xcept
Village of Cloudcroft and Ski Cloudcroft is closed to snowplay except for a small area     area                 ofessional). you
                                                                                                             prof                        cross       administered by             National
                                                                                                   consult a professional). If you must cross land administered by the Lincoln National
         entrance Sleep Grass
at the entrance of Sleepy Grass Picnic Ground.Ground
                                                  ound.                                              orest get your pri              operty              operty surr
                                                                                                                                  property, i.e., your proper                       ederal
                                                                                                                                                                               by Feder
                                                                                                   Forest to get to your private property, i.e., your property is surrounded by Federal
    Group campgr                     Sacramento Ranger District may
    Group campgrounds on the Sacramento Ranger District may be reserved from 5reser
                                                                                eserv from                       public road                     gi           at     Ranger Station.
                                                                                                   land and no public road accesses it, please give us a call at the Ranger Station.
  a         year adv          by                             Reserv         are
days to a year in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777. Reservations are being taken by  taken by
   new contractor known Par        arkNet. here now             orld
a new contractor known as ParkNet. There is now a World Wide Web site set up to                    FUELWOOD
             National Recrea eation Reserv         Center.                    eserv
access the National Recreation Reservation Center. You can see if a reservation site is
  ccess                                                                                                       nbuc
                                                                                                          Hornbuckle fuelw       area    remain                  wea
                                                                                                                                                                   eather permits.
                                                                                                     The Hornbuckle fuelwood area will remain open as long as weather permits. Wood
    ailab            for any National For   orest     that accepts     requir reser
                                                                         equires eserv
available or not, for any National Forest site that accepts or requires reservations.              gatherers may need 4 wheel drive vehicles to access the area. Please stop by the office
                                                                                                      therer may
                                                                                                          ers                          ehicles
                                                                                                                          wheel dri vehic                  area.             by     off
   here information about state               pri      campgr
There is information about state and private campgrounds, also. That address is:hat addr
                                                                                      dress                    orma
                                                                                                       more information         purc        permit. Fuelw     permits may purc
                                                                                                   for more information and to purchase a permit. Fuelwood permits may be purchased There are plans to make it possible to make a reserva-
  ttp://www.reser                   here are             make possible make reser       eserv                         chec
                                                                                                                       heck                        orest
                                                                                                                                         “USDA For Service”              off
                                                                                                   by mail. Send a check made out to “USDA Forest Service” to the office with your   your
 ion ov          internet by earl spring
tion over the internet by early spring.  ing.                                                      written request for fuelw                      nbuckle.
                                                                                                                                   permit for Hornbuckle               $10/cord      each
                                                                                                   written request for a fuelwood permit for Hornbuckle. The cost is $10/cord and each
    Visitors may hike, camp, ski, picnic, or otherwise enjoy themselves anywhere on
      isitors may hike                  picnic,               enjoy themselves anywhere
                                                                                    ywher                                     cords      ear.
                                                                                                   household is limited to 10 cords per year.
   a          orest
            For           that                   losed.
                                                closed Motoriz vehic must remain
                                                               ized ehicles
National Forest land that is not posted closed. Motorized vehicles must remain on                                     equires                           emoving ansporting
                                                                                                          State law requir that any person cutting, removing, transporting,
                                                                                                      NM State law requires that any person cutting, removing, transporting, or selling
  pen roads exce for                 purposes when they may          dri
open roads except for camping purposes when they may be driven up to 300 feet off       feet off         oody
                                                                                                   any wood mater terials must hav      written                owner proof owner   wner-
                                                                                                   any woody materials must have the written consent of the owner or proof of owner-
                                                                                                                            requir whether         oody
                                                                                                                                                 wood materterials are     from public
                                                                                                   ship with them. This is required whether the woody materials are cut from public or
                                                                                                   pri     land.
                                                                                                   private land.
                                                                                                      Fuelw                   availab from       Bureau             Affairs at Mescalero.
                                                                                                      Fuelwood is sometimes available from the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Mescalero.
                                                                                                                  for information. Several      sawmills
                                                                                                   Call 671-4410 for information. Several local sawmills and timber companies also sell

             ASPEN COMPANY
                                                                                                    ire ood.                    ectly            orma
                                                                                                                             directl for more information.
                                                                                                   firewood. Contact them directly for more information.

                                                                                                   MISCELLANEOUS FOREST PRODUCTS
                         -George Corder-                                                               ermits for
                                                                                                     Per                         trees                             ard)
                                                                                                                                             transplanted your yar may purc
                                                                                                     Permits for wildings (small trees to be transplanted to your yard) may be purchased
                                                                                                   at the Ranger Station. Prices vary depending upon tree size. Fall, after the first frost,
                                                                                                          Ranger Station. Prices var depending          tree size Fall,          irst
                                                                                                                                                                                fir frost,
                              PO Box 143                                                                               transplant trees.
                                                                                                   is the best time to transplant trees.
                          Timberon , NM 88350
                           imberon,                                                                     ermits for
                                                                                                       Per                            (piny
                                                                                                       Permits for posts and poles (pinyon,
                                                                                                   pine,                    may           pur-
                                                                                                   pine, aspen, or juniper) may also be pur-
                              NM LIC # 30323                                                       chased at the Ranger Station.

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                                                                                   MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                                       FEBRUARY, 1999

                                    by Charles Wagner, CFP
                                       Charles   gner,
                                                                                                                          DEPREDATION HUNTS
                                                                                                                                                   by BEN HANSON

   Sometimes computing the gain or loss on the sale of stock and other securities can                           For      game hunters,           irst
                                                                                                                                                fir                                  pply
                                                                                                                                                                         year appl for
                                                                                                                For big game hunters, the first deadline of the year to apply for a special hunt is
  e confusing. For purposes                       ticle
                                                article, we              at
be confusing. For purposes of this article, we will look at the basis rules involving    rules inv          approaching. February 6, 1999 is the last day to apply for population reduction (dep-
                                                                                                              pproaching. Februar   uary                        day appl for population reduction (dep-
 toc purc
 tock                  stock           stock dividends, stock recei  eceiv          gift
stock purchases, stock splits, stock dividends, stock received as a gift and stock that       stock that      edation)               deer,     antelope, jav              oryx. Hunters
                                                                                                            redation) hunts on deer, elk, antelope, javelina and oryx. Hunters seem to have a lot       hav
has been inherited.
  as                                                                                                                        about       population reduction                 let’s       hat
                                                                                                                                                                                       wha they are
                                                                                                            of questions about the population reduction hunts so let’s see what they are all about.         about.
                      stock        by       orig
                                               iginal purc
   The basis of a stock sold by its original purchaser equals the amount paid for the             for               purpose for                    when deer,         jav                       feed
                                                                                                               The purpose for the hunts is when deer, elk, javelina or antelope feed on agricul-         ag
 toc          any                        ansfer
                                      transf fees                                 stock
stock plus any commissions, transfer fees or other costs. If the stock has been pur-                pur-    tural crops damag fences                            operty
                                                                                                                                                             property. Oryx
                                                                                                            tural crops or damage fences and other property. Oryx also sometimes interfere with    interfer
              multiple          at different prices,
chased in multiple lots at different prices, basis is assigned to the shares sold by     shares        by   opera         at                          Range                           For Base.
                                                                                                            operations at White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base. When either
  ither        irst
              fir       fir
                         irst                                           ically
                                                             by specificall
either the first in first out (FIFO) method or by specifically identifying the shares             shares              prob
                                                                                                                         oblems occur,                    off                               emov
                                                                                                                                                                                must remo ed.
                                                                                                            of these problems occur, some of the offending animals must be removed. To accom-
 old.                                                                                                                            partment
                                                                                                                              Depar                           Fish             population reduction
                                                                                                            plish this, the Department of Game and Fish will hold population reduction hunts. If
      “stock dividend” stock                  involves shareholder recei   eceiving additional shares
   A “stock dividend” or stock split involves a shareholder receiving additional shares                                    are necessary they                       short notice, involve
                                                                                                            these hunts are necessary, they will be held on short notice, involve small areas and beareas
 n company for each share they own. Generall stock dividends
in a company for each share they own. Generally, stock dividends and splits are not              are                       fe hunters.                                      late
                                                                                                            limited to a few hunters. Most hunts will be held in late winter or early spring.earl spring ing.
 axab ev
taxable events and basis is simply reallocated among all the current shares. If cash is
 axa                              simply realloca
                                              eallocated                    curr      shares.                 For      population reduction                there are                  number
                                                                                                              For the population reduction hunts, there are an unlimited number of licenses avail-           av
 eceiv                     fractional share           stock dividend
                                                                vidend,       shareholder taxed
received in lieu of a fractional share in a stock dividend, the shareholder is taxed as                              every        that applies       recei
                                                                                                                                                       eceiv license.
                                                                                                            able so everyone that applies will receive a license. This does not mean that everyone that every
 f       eceiv
        recei        fractional share                  redeemed from
if he received a fractional share and then redeemed it from the corporation.      corpor
                                                                                      pora                  that applies            allow                                             alidated
                                                                                                                                                                         are only valida
                                                                                                            that applies will be allowed to hunt. These licenses are only validated after a depreda-     depr
   Shares are            equently
                       frequentl acquired through rein       einv            pro
   Shares are also frequently acquired through reinvestment programs. With mutual                mutual             oblem
                                                                                                                  prob             occurr               eligib
                                                                                                                                                             ible                     contacted. hey are
                                                                                                            tion problem has occurred and the eligible hunter has been contacted. They are not
 unds         shareholder acquires additional                    for each reineinv
funds the shareholder acquires additional basis for each reinvested dividend. In          dividend
                                                                                            vidend.                for any                               iod.
                                                                                                                                                     period            that appl for population reduction
                                                                                                            valid for any other hunt or time period. Those that apply for population reduction
addition, the shareholder is permitted to use an average cost basis as well as the
  d                shareholder permitted                          avera                      well                   may            pply
                                                                                                                                 appl for                      for                       but may
                                                                                                            hunts may also apply for special hunts for the same species, but may not have two            hav two
  ther two                  Dividend rein  einv           pro          inv
other two methods. Dividend reinvestment programs involving other than mutual                    mutual               for take two any                                        year
                                                                                                                                                                               ear.             that dra for
                                                                                                            licenses for or take two of any of these animals in one year. A hunter that draws for a
 und                  depend             rein
                                           einv                     place.
fund companies depend on the reinvestment plan in place. Some plans provide that           pro       that                    for                         applies for population reduction
                                                                                                            special hunt for a species and also applies for a population reduction hunt for the            for
 ash dividends are                       independent ag           who purc
cash dividends are paid to an independent agent who purchases the corporation’s               pora
                                                                                          corpor tion’s                      must chose                 other. hey          only go
                                                                                                            same species must chose one or the other. They can only go on one hunt.
stock on the open market. With this type of plan, the amount of the cash dividend is
 toc                    mark                                                                 dividend                 appl
                                                                                                                       pplying for population reduction                                   randoml
                                                                                                               Those applying for population reduction hunts will be placed randomly on a stand-
 nc                    shareholder’
                             eholder’s                      shareholder acquires
included into the shareholder’s income and the shareholder acquires an equal amount                                                            partment off
                                                                                                                                    needed, Depar                          start at
                                                                                                            by list. If a hunt is needed, Department officials will start at the top of the list to notify
of basis.
  f                                                                                                                      about          areas, dates, bag               any             estrictions.
                                                                                                            applicants about hunt areas, dates, bag limit and any special restrictions. Those con-
                            rein                    involves corporpora         who manag
    The other typical reinvestment plan involves corporations who manage the plan                                                          population reduction                 hav
                                                                                                            tacted and assigned to a population reduction hunt will have their license validated at  valida
                                                                                                                                                                                                       alidated at
 hemselv                    new shares (typically at                        rein
themselves and issue new shares (typically at a discount) to reinvesting shareholders.         eholders.
                                                                                          shareholder       that time. If a hunter cannot participate or cannot be contacted, their name will be
 n        case,       shareholder
                            eholders                   rein
                                                        einv         shares
In this case, the shareholders basis in the reinvested shares is equal to the fair mar-        fair mar-    mov                                                                      contacted.
                                                                                                            moved to the bottom of the list and another hunter will be contacted. Those hunters           hunters
      value          shares at                    dividend paid.
ket value of the shares at the time the dividend is paid.                                                   dra      but                                      hav                fee refunded
                                                                                                            drawn, but not assigned to a hunt, will have the license fee refunded ($6 application       pplication
        calculate                   stock acquired            gift, you must know
    To calculate the basis of stock acquired as a gift, you must know the fair market       fair mark                   refunded)            pril
                                                                                                            fee is not refunded) after April 1, 2000.
         at                    gift,      donor’s                  stock
value at the time of the gift, the donor’s basis in the stock and the amount of any gift         any gift      Information
                                                                                                                  orma                       pplication For
                                                                                                                                            applica         orm for                     may pick
                                                                                                               Information sheets and application Form 98 for these hunts may be picked up from               from
 ax paid. there               gain,      donee’s                                 donor’s
tax paid. If there is a gain, the donee’s basis is the same as the donor’s basis subject                                  endors.
                                                                                                                         vendor Only            person may appl   pply    each for for depredation
                                                                                                            all license vendors. Only one person may apply on each form for depredation hunts. preda
 o       gift                                    below      there
to the gift tax adjustments discussed below. If there is a loss, the basis is equal to the                        para for must
                                                                                                                separ      orm                    for each                            for must
                                                                                                            A separate form must be used for each species. Completed forms must be mailed to
 o               fair mark value at                            gift
lower of the fair market value at the time of the gift or the donor’s basis.donor’s                                         partment off
                                                                                                                        Depar                            Fe pplication             for residents New Mexico
                                                                                                            the Game Department office in Santa Fe. Application costs for residents of New Mexico
        gener proper acquired by inheritance
         eneral, operty
    In general, property acquired by inheritance has a basis equal to the fair market       fair mark       are        for oryx,        for           for antelope,       for jav                 for deer.
                                                                                                            are $106 for oryx, $66 for elk, $36 for antelope, $46 for javelina and $6 for deer. Deer
                proper at            date death.               alterna valua
                                                                     nate aluation
value of the property at the date of death. If the alternate valuation election is made                     hunters                hav      purc                            they are ab         participa
                                                                                                            hunters will also have to purchase a deer license if they are able to participate in a   ticipate
 hen        stock                                 fair mark value
then the stock has a basis equal to the fair market value six months after the date of            date      population reduction
                                                                                                            population reduction hunt.
  ea                  viving
                  survi                               spouse,
death. If the surviving joint tenant is the spouse, the basis is equal to one-half of the
  roperty at fair mark value
property at fair market value plus one-half of the cost basis.
     Of course, this is just a general discussion. For specific advice regarding your
         course                       eneral
                                     gener                     For specific advice re arding your
  articular situation,
  ar                                      financial                          ofessional who
particular situation, contact a financial planner or tax professional who can help
       determine             ack
                          trac                      for your inv
you determine and track the cost basis for your investments.

                       Public Notice
     Dell Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of
 Federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Ser-
 vice, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and
 is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights
 Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
 Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975,
 as amended, and the rules and regulations of the U.S. De-
 partment of Agriculture which provide that no person in the
 United States on the basis of race, color, national origin,
 age, or handicap shall be excluded from participation in,
 admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or other-
 wise be subjected to discrimination under any of this
 organization’s programs or activities.
   The person responsible for coordinating this organization’s
 nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Dale L. Flach, Gen-
 eral Manager. Any individual, or specific class of indi-
 viduals, who feels that this organization has subjected                                                                                                             Charles Wagner, CFP
                                                                                                                                                                     Charles   gner,
 them to discrimination may obtain further information about                                                                                                                       Fonda Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                           1655 La Fonda Dr.
 the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file                                                                                                              Las Cruces, NM 88001
 a written complaint with this organization, the Secretary,
 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.                                                                                                                  Call 505-521-1840 or
 Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged                                                                                                             Toll Free 1-800-230-1840
 discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the
 extent possible.
                                                        MOUNTAIN TIMES ON THE ELECTION                                                                                                              PAGE 11

We asked each of the candidates running for the School Board in the Cloudcroft School District to submit a little information about themselves. Hopefully, this will help you at the polls on February 2nd. There
seems to be a mix-up about the position numbers the candidates are running for, so just remember - Allen Henry against Joe Halbig, Jeff Farmer against Tony Wedig, and running unopposed is Bill Mershon.
       JEFF FARMER                                      I believe that I could bring fresh ideas to       job, I spend much time studying and famil-           published in magazines and journals and
  To the voters of the Cloudcroft School Dis-        the school board and help to foster a better         iarizing myself with the laws that govern our        over 300 science columns titled ‘The For-
trict. I would like to take this opportunity to      sense of openness and communication with             district. I hope the voters will give me the         mula”. I was also a four time winner of
introduce myself to those who do not know            the public. The pressing issue at this time          opportunity to continue to serve the district’s      awards for Outstanding Community Service
me. My name is Jeff Farmer. I am a resident          involves planning for upgrading the school           needs with the knowledge I have gained dur-          in San Antonio, Texas.
of Sacramento New Mexico. I have lived in            facilities. I agree the need exists, but feel        ing my first term on this board.                        I have held offices in the Lions Club, Elk’s
this area most of my life. I graduated from          that it should be approached by investigating          Each school district is unique in their needs      Lodge and numerous educational organiza-
Cloudcroft High School. I am married and             all alternatives with a degree of flexibility that   for educating their children. My professional        tions where I worked closely with all levels
have three children. The youngest, Bill, is a        results in the best facility at minimum ex-          background as well as my community involve-          of administration. Currently, I am a member
junior at Cloudcroft High. The other two,            pense. Concerning another important mat-             ment for over two decades in Cloudcroft gives        of the Cloudcroft United Methodist Church,
Kathy and Gene, both graduated from                  ter, the co-operative interaction of parents         me the understanding of where we have been           the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce, and
Cloudcroft. I have two grandchildren, one of         and teachers is a healthy and productive re-         and where we can go as a district. Please            the Cloudcroft Kiwanis Club.
which is in the middle school. I am the cur-         lationship in any school system; I support the       vote for ALLEN HENRY, POSITION 2 on Feb-                 I am running for the Cloudcroft School
rent incumbent in Position 3 and I have              formation of a PTA for the Cloudcroft School         ruary 2nd.                                           Board because I strongly believe in quality
served 3 consecutive terms and am actively           District.                                                 BILL MERSHON                                    education. The quality of education in the
seeking re-election.                                     I am a candidate because I care for our            The evolution of the educational system in         Cloudcroft Schools can and must be im-
I have enjoyed serving in this position. I feel      children and wish the best educational sys-          New Mexico has provided for local boards of          proved. Dedicated teachers are working their
that the future is determined by the educa-          tem possible for them. I do not work full            education in order that the citizens / taxpay-       hardest to provide the education our students
tion our children receive. The first and fore-       time and would best be able to give you the          ers of the district may have influence on their      need to succeed in the new millennium, but
most thought as a board member is how does           dedication expected of a school board mem-           children’s training. I am the unopposed in-          more support is needed. Classroom materi-
my decision affect the kids. They have the           ber. In summation, I have the experience,            cumbent candidate for position #2 on the             als need to be upgraded and purchased. Many
right to receive the best education possible,        desire and time necessary to do a good job           Cloudcroft Board of Education, and am a life-        areas still do not have the technology needed
so they can leave school and go out into the         for you. Please vote for me on February 2nd.         time resident of the Cloudcroft school dis-          to teach the curriculum and support the
world and become productive useful citizens                 ALLEN HENRY                                   trict. I went to school in Mayhill, Cloudcroft,      teacher. The students of today are expected
in any endeavor they choose.                            My name is Allen I. Henry. I am a native          graduated from New Mexico Military Institute,        to know so much more. The graduates will
   The Educational Plan for Student Success          New Mexican and have lived in the Cloudcroft         and was awarded a degree from New Mexico             be entering a new century; a century that de-
which is the guiding document for each school        School District for approximately 23 years. I        State University.                                    mands not only more education, but one
and district needs to be rewritten, because          graduated from New Mexico Military Institute            Cloudcroft is a unique school system with         which must provide an advanced core curricu-
of the defeat of the bond issue. The school          in Roswell and finished my studies at Texas          an enviable record for producing students            lum and a variety of skills. The key to a strong
board recently held a needs assessment to            Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. I have            who achieve high scores on standardized              and quality education is the classroom. The
determine what our current needs are. This           been involved at the corporate level in two          tests, and distinguish themselves in local,          Cloudcroft teachers can and want to provide
is only the first step in a long process.            New Mexico top ten rated companies, as well          state and national competitions. The school          this education. The solution is simple: the
  The strength of our district lies in the dedi-     as having the opportunity of being a manage-         has continued this legacy in spite of limited        school board must provide more classroom
cation and commitment to our kids. The stu-          ment consultant for the FDIC. I now own and          resources, but through a loyal, dedicated, and       support.
dents are presented with a positive attitude         operate a small business in the Village of           professional staff.                                      I sincerely wish that the past bond issue
which shows in their accomplishments. Many           Cloudcroft.                                             My association with the Cloudcroft School         would have been titled ‘Building First’ instead
of our students and staff are recognized at             I feel a good school board member must            District has been gratifying and I pledge to         of ‘Kids First”. I have yet to meet a person
state and national levels. The weakness              be an open minded citizen who is willing to          do my part in sustaining the tradition of good       who voted in the bond issue that is not con-
would be funding. It restricts programs, fa-         listen to all opinions expressed regarding an        training provided by the district. Please vote       cerned about the welfare of the students of
cilities, and staffing.                              issue. He must then have the decisiveness to         on February 2, 1999, and participate in the          our schools. At this time, our mountain com-
  I would like to see the past bond issue put        act for the good of all the district. More im-       educational future of the children in this           munity is split. If elected, I will work to re-
to rest, and a positive concentrated effort of       portantly, the board member will do what is          school district.                                     pair this division. The division of our com-
all patrons of this district to go forward. The      in the best interest of all the children in the               TONY WEDIG                                  munity must and can be repaired. Acts of
main focus should be what is best for our            district, not just a select few.                       Before moving to Cloudcroft, I earned a BS         reprisals against those that voted against the
kids. Besides the basic curriculum children            One of the greatest attributes a person can        and MA degree in chemistry and taught chem-          bond issue have been reported to me. This
learn from what they see and hear. We should         possess is experience. I feel the public de-         istry in both the high schools and community         must be stopped. America is a nation founded
all be positive role models. I would appreci-        sires a board member who has the experi-             colleges. I was also a consultant for the in-        on democracy. Democracy means that each
ate your vote and support. If you have any           ence of being involved. My children made             dustrial chemistry industry, and was the au-         eligible citizen has the right to vote. And most
questions please contact me at (505)-687-            the journey in the Cloudcroft School District        thor of a weekly science column which had a          importantly, they have the right to vote as they
3551, thank you.                                     from kindergarten through graduation. My             circulation of 630,000 readers in five papers.       deem best; which, of course, produces win-
         JOE HALBIG                                  wife Carol and I have been involved with al-         My wife and I own and operate the Cabins at          ners and losers.
  I greatly appreciate this opportunity to ad-       most all aspects of this school system. I have       Cloudoroft. We have four children who we             Many people have asked me if I am in favor
dress the public on matters relating to my           served on two Needs Assessment Committees,           supported as band parents, side-line parents         of Parent-Teacher organizations. I have been
candidacy for Position #2 on the Cloudcroft          was President of Sideliners Booster Club for         of three sports, any academic contest en-            a member of numerous Parent-Teacher or-
School Board. My background and experi-              many years, Booster of the Year 1992 through         deavor, and members of every school’s par-           ganizations both as a teacher and parent. I
ence for the position comes from over 30             1997, and was co-founder of the present              ent-teacher organization. Currently, two of          have found that these organizations are ben-
years in higher education. I have served as a        Cloudcroft Youth Association. I have served          our children are engineering majors at Texas         eficial and provide a much needed service to
faculty member in two major university sys-          as a board member of the Cloudcroft Cham-            Tech University.                                     the schools. Parents and teachers working
tems where considerable experience was               ber of Commerce, am a volunteer fireman,               I have spent most of my life working trying        together to help provide students a quality
gained in a variety of areas, including cur-         and in 1992 I had the great honor of being           to improve the quality of education in public        education is an exciting endeavor. I am in
riculum and long-range planning, budget              named Citizen of the Year for Cloudcroft.            schools. I was honored with the following            favor of a Parent-Teacher organization in the
management, facilities design and manage-                In 1997 I was fortunate enough to be             awards: Top Ten Teachers of the Year in Texas,       Cloudcroft Schools.
ment, and hiring. I was a department chair           elected to serve on the Cloudcroft Board of          Baxer County Teacher of the Year, Teacher of             I believe a new voice is needed on the
for over 10 years. In 1996, I retired as Emeri-      Education. During my two years of service, I         the Year awarded by North East ISD, selected         School Board. I want to be that voice - a voice
tus Professor of Geology from the University         have attended all board meetings locally and         by the Texas State School Board to be a mem-         for a strong quality education. I urge each
of Hawaii, and I and my family moved to the          statewide. In February 1998, I was awarded           ber of Texas Long Range Educational Plan-            and everyone to vote in the board election
Sacramento mountains to be near other fam-           the Exemplary Service Award and more re-             ning Committee, and awarded by John                  on February 2, and a vote for Tony Wedig,
ily members. I have a daughter in Cloudcroft         cently the Leadership Development Award. In          Hopkins University, a Top Ten National Award         place 3 would be greatly appreciated.
Middle School and my wife, Kathy, teaches            order to better understand what my job is as         Winner for ‘Personal Computing to Aid the
science at Cloudcroft high School.                   a board member and to be effective at that           Handicapped’ . I am author of 46 articles
                                          MOUNTAIN TIMES IN WEED/SACRAMENTO                                                                                 FEBRUARY, 1999

                                                                               by Dennis Conner

            Annual Adv         orkshop                     at Sacramento             Assembl,y attr
                                                                                                 ttracted attendees from ov            area. hrough        craft-making tab
  The 2nd Annual Advent Workshop on December 6th, at Sacramento Methodist Assembl,y attracted attendees from all over the area. Through the craft-making tables, over         ov
 400 was raised for
$400 was raised for the Cloudcroft Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and for the Teen Center in Cloudcroft. Youth from the high school manned the booths,
                           Cloudcroft Chapter Fello  ellowship Christian                   for                      Cloudcroft.          from            school
alongside SMA employees, teaching the individual crafts. The United Methodist Women held a baked sale, raising an additional $130 for local families in need.
 longside        employ       teaching     individual crafts.                                         baked sale, raising    additional        for      families need.
  Nearl                attended      Adv       orkshop.          was             good
                                                                                   ood,                 orming throughout
                                                                                                    perfor                        afternoon. Deb         Gary
  Nearly 200 people attended the Advent Workshop. Music was plentiful & good, with locals performing throughout the afternoon. Debbie & Gary Stone sang & played            play
guitar, and many performers from the Cloudcroft Methodist Church provided bell music, singing, and a worship band performance of Christmas songs. Sysco Foods donated
 uitar                 ormer
             many performers from        Cloudcroft              Churc pro              usic,
                                                                                      music singing
                                                                                                  ing,        orship
                                                                                                             wor                ormance Christmas
                                                                                                                            perfor                                   Foods donated
snacks to sell, which also benefitted the youth organizations. If you missed the Advent Workshop, make sure to watch for the “3rd Annual” next December!
 nac            whic
                 hich       benefitted    youth organizations.      you             Adv       orkshop, make sure watch for            “3rd Annual” next
  This article and pictures were in last month’s issue - there was a problem with the printing that caused the pictures to be too dark, so here they are again!
        artic                 ere
                   pictures wer          month’s         there was proboblem          printing that            pictures           dark, here they are ag
                                            MOUNTAIN TIMES IN WEED/SACRAMENTO                                                                                                  PAGE 13

dren to get together at the local Volunteer Fire Department, and it gave our young
                                                                                                 A CHRISTMAS GATHERING
          get tog      at                       ire partment,
                                               Fir Depar                  ga        young
 dults chance
                             ire ucks
                            fir truc        ambulance that
                                       Fir Depar
                                                                       amento-Weed Fir
adults a chance to see the fire trucks and ambulance that the Sacramento-Weed Fire
                                        ire partment gained new Junior Members.
Department has. By doing this, our Fire Department gained 3 new Junior Members.
       only      we hav      Movie          we        hav               two for
  Not only do we have the Movie Nights, we also have a Dance or two for the young   young
                                                                                                Every year, the Weed Community Party has                                BANG!
                                                                                                                                                       1998: OUT WITH A BANG!
                                                     only                 haper
                                                                   hav chaperones,
                                             adults only. We do have chaperones, and
                                                                                              become a tradition, and this year was no ex-
                                                 young folks get
                                             the young folks get to listen & dance to the
                                                                                              ception. The Weed Christmas Community                                    was right!
                                                                                                                                                   “Out with a Bang” was right! The Weed
                                                      music they like          reason.)
                                             type of music they like (within reason.)
                                                                                              Party had a successful turnout. The party had       Café was packed New Year’s Eve!
                                                                                                                                                        was pack New ear’s Eve!
                                                       hav                bra
                                             We also have some of the braver ones try   try
                                                                                              events for all ages. The community had a                                                New
                                                                                                                                                    The Weed Café held a jam session New
                                                                aoke front
                                                   luck at Karaok
                                             their luck at Karaoke in front of all their
                                                                                              chance to visit and enjoy each other’s com-           ear’s Eve        Many         from
                                                                                                                                                  Year’s Eve night. Many people from the
                                             friends.      hav       youth from
                                             friends. We have had youth from the ages  ag
                                                                                              pany.                                               surr           communities
                                                                                                                                                  surrounding communities came and en-
                                                  year         ears
                                                              year                heck
                                             of 4 years to 18 years come and check out
                                                                                                The evening began with a wonderful din-           joy         good                 usic.
                                                                                                                                                                            good music
                                                                                                                                                  joyed the good meal and good music. If
                                                            feel that they            great
                                             our dances. I feel that they all had a great
                                                                                              ner and ended with a dance. Between were                               ere
                                                                                                                                                               food wer              there
                                                                                                                                                  music and food were not enough, there
                                             time, as they ask us when the next dance
                                                                                              fun games and a play that some of the kids          was Bingo to add to the fun.
                                                  be.                     having
                                             will be. I am planning on having the next next
                                                                                              put together. All in all, it was a great evening.         was great
                                                                                                                                                     It was great fun, and the Weed Café
                                                  for Mardi Gras, hopefully at
                                             one for Mardi Gras, hopefully, at the end
                                                                                              Every year the Weed Community holds won-                    like        every     who came.
                                                                                                                                                  would like to thank everyone who came.
                                             of February 1999. If all goes well, I hope
                                                Februar                  goes well,
  Trent Parker & David Quick (on stage) we can make it a costume party.
        Parark     David Quick      stag                                                      derful Christmas parties, and every year they
                                                      make                   ty.
                                                                                              get better!!                                           Jammie
                                                                                                                                                  By Jammie Lee Stone
      are alw              for                    efreshments.
                                         donate refr                   young
  We are always looking for people to donate refreshments. Our young adults loved    lov
 he fruit                       e’v
               ve etab tra we’ served,               pickles don’t          either. Movie
the fruit and vegetable trays we’ve served, and the pickles don’t last long either. Movie
                                                                                              by Jammie Lee Stone
  ight usually every           Friday       starting around                Maybe we
Night is usually every other Friday night, starting around 6 or 7pmn. Maybe we will
 ee you there!
see you there!

                                                  SACRAMENTO/WEED COMMUNITY
     The Weed-Sacramento                             CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
       Area Editor for the                      It was the beautiful beginning of a new       Victoria Baker (wives of these pastors)
                                                                                                ictoria Baker (wiv                 pastors)
    Mountain Times paper is                   tradition in our communities: an ecu-
                                                                  usic, ipture
                                              menical service music scriptur dance,
                                              menical service of music, scripture, dance,
                                                                                              shared        Scriptur readings.
                                                                                              shared the Scripture readings. Musicians
                                                                                                 singer perfor  ormed beautifully
                                                                                              & singers performed beautifully, and in-
     Nancy Conner. You can                         communion celebr
                                                                      bra         Savior’
                                              and communion to celebrate our Savior’s
                                              birth. On December 24, the first Com-
                                                                                    vior’s              Gary      Deb
                                                                                              cluded Gary & Debbie Stone (guitar &
                                                                                              vocal), Johanna Ideus and Vanessa BakerBaker             Cabins - Lots - Homes
      either call Nancy at                            Christmas Eve orship Service
                                              munity Christmas Eve Worship Service
                                              was held in the chapel at the Sacramento
                                                                                              (vocal                        tzlaff
                                                                                                                    Dav Ratzlaf
                                                                                              (vocal and dance), Dave Ratzlaff (banjo),
                                                                                              Becca Ideus (flute) and Nancy Conner                    Roberts Realty
        (505) 687-2476                        Methodist Assembly.
                                                 Pastor Dav Ratzlaf (Weed Baptist
                                                 Pastor Dave Ratzlaff (Weed Baptist
                                                                                              (piano.) The congregation joined in on a
                                                                                                              Christmas hymns. ictoria
                                                                                              multitude of Christmas hymns. Victoria                          P.O. Box 1
                                                                                                                                                                .O. Box
    or try e-mailing her at                   Churc      Brother         Bro
                                              Churc h), Brother Don Brown (Weed    (Weed
                                              House of Prayer) and Rev. Vernon Baker
                                                        Pra          Rev ernon Baker
                                                                                              Baker                     perfor
                                                                                                                            ormed mov-
                                                                                              Baker & Daina Hamm performed a mov-
                                                                                                   liturg     dance.
                                                                                              ing liturgical dance.
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    sma @                     (Sacramento                    Assembl
                                              (Sacr amento Methodist Assemb l y)
                                                                      spoken messag
                                              blessed us with their spoken messages.
                                                                                                                  Fr families
                                                                                                 The Bellon & Fry families had many
                                                                                              out-of-town visitors,
                                                                                                                           they wer part
                                                                                              out-of-town visitors, and they were part
                                                          tzlaff             Bro
                                              Maxine Ratzlaff, Anne Rae Brown and                      community wor  orship.
                                                                                              of the community worship. Sheila Fry
                                                                                              assisted the pastors with the Celebration
                                                                                                 Holy Communion.
                                                                                              of Holy Communion. The beautiful ser-    ser-
               A FOREST FANTASY                                                               vice concluded with each person holding
                                                                                              a lighted candle while all sang Silent
                                                                                              Night.                                                                 Agent
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                 When icy, winter winds blow ‘round                                             How wonderful that we                 bra
                                                                                                How wonderful that we could celebrate
                 And whip the snow upon the ground                                             esus’s birth tog               community
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                 The white caps form around my feet.                                                                                        

                 Each step I take, the spindrif t blows,                                                                     actory arr
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                       As if a frozen sea I chose
                   To walk about and amble where
                   The wind and snow are solitaire.

                   The fir trees are the ships at bay,
                  Held tight with frozen winter spray.
                 Their masts reach up with folded sail
                 While wind and snow pretend a gale.

              Their masts and riggings creak and groan
                   And sway as if on ocean blown,
                   But cannot sail away from me.                                                                           Alamogordo,
                                                                                                        533 Hwy 70 West, Alamogordo, NM 88310
                They’re anchored to this frozen sea.                                                                (Next     al-Mart)
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                                   MOUNTAIN TIMES IN SUNSPOT/APACHE POINT                                                                     FEBRUARY, 1999

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                                          In a paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the American Geophysi-            Snowfall:
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                                                                                              features Fe
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                                        deg       latitude           hemispheres         beg       mov towards
                                        degrees latitude in both hemispheres and begin to move towards the
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                                        poles at a rate of 9 to 12 degrees of latitude per year. This motion is

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                                                                               ears,      hich
                                        maintained for a period of 3 or 4 years, at which time the emission fea-  fea-    December total         0.85"
                                        tures disappear at                                        hich
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                                        tures disappear at the poles. This phenomenon, which represents the               Normal                 1.86"
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                                        fastest global motion of any kind on the sun that is sustained for such an        1998 Total             27.4"
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                                        interval, has been referred to as the "Rush to the Poles". The maximum
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                                               paper presented at        Fall                 American Geophysical
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  Come and have a good time!                                                                                              by Doug Gilliam
   Timberon Folks are welcome.          by Dick Altrock
                                           Dick Altroc

                                        The Sunspot Area Editor for
                                        the Mountain Times is Brian
 WWW.SUNSPOT                            Armstrong. Contact Brian at
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                                                  MOUNTAIN TIMES IN TIMBERON                                                                                   PAGE 15

               Awards and Honors
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                   Leadership       awards are for                 ectors,
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    new year’s RESOLUTIONS ROUND THE MOUNTAIN with Mary Fran
                       New ear’s resolutions
  This sampling of New Year’s resolutions               esolve
                                                       resolv           wor
                                                                          ork hard      try
                                                   “I resolve not to work so hard and try             sympaththy            BLAGOGOWSKY                          mother. Anytime bad,
                                                                                                 Our sympathy to DIANE BLAGOWSKY on the loss of her mother. Anytime is bad,
was taken at one of the Lions Clib meet-
       taken at                                     get             golf
                                                 to get in a little golf ”- Ed Haller          but Christmas seems worse.
                                                                                                    Christmas          worse.
ings an probably covers everything you
 ngs       proba
               obab covers everything you               wha you
                                                         hat                 eep
                                                                            kee        wor
                                                   Do what you can to keep all these wor-or-                                                reco ering from
                                                                                                                                             ecov                 surgery
                                                                                                 Glad to see FRANK WHEELER up and recovering from his surgery - hang in there,       there
might want to admit publically.
   ight want             publicall
                             lically             thy resolutions, we         hav faith your
                                                 thy resolutions, we all have faith in your    Frank.
   “I promise to do a better job of hiding       preser erance
                                                    eserv ance.
                                                 preserverance.                                   Congr tulations                                     President TPOA
                                                                                                 Congratulations to BILL COBB on being elected President of TPOA and to JACK        JA
from the pr oper ty o wner s”- Geor g e
 r             proper owner
                  operty wners”- Georg                                                         DEATON,         new President               Club.      congr tulations       .P. HANSON,
                                                                                               DEATON, the new President of the Lions Club. Also congratulations to T.P. HANSON,
  hatctcher (Manag
Thatcher (Manager of NALD) NALD)                                                                              TISHAW
                                                                                                        MURTISHA                   POWELL,         new Director
                                                                                               CHRIS MURTISHAW and EDD POWELL, all new Directors of TPOA.  ectors TPOA.
           resolv           make       resolu-
   “Be it resolved - I will make no resolu-                                                                  personnel kick off          holiday activities          buf
                                                                                                  The Sales personnel kicked off the holiday activities with a buffet supper at the  at
                                                            are stories, ev
                                                    These are stories, events, and pic-
              ilbur Fr
tions” - Wilbur Fry
 ions”                                                                                                               tered
                                                                                               Country Kitchen cater by JORDAN
                                                                                               Country Kitchen catered by JORDAN and ELISE SCHAAF.    SCHAAF.
                                                  tures taken with the permission of
                                                  tures taken              permission                  PRUIT                                lovely              for every
                                                                                                 IRIS PRUIT and DELL WEEMS held a lovely open house for everyone in Timberon      imberon
               procrastinate            Norm
     “I will procr astina te less” - Nor m                        Davis from
                                                  Editor Bill Da vis fr om the old                       holidays.
                                                                                               over the holidays.
                                                    imberon News it’s           it’s sad,
                                                  Timberon News - it’s fun, it’s sad,             KAY              was              year for                     Association covered
                                                                                                  KAY WINDER was hostess this year for the Ladies’ Golf Association covered dish
         inally esolve support someone,
        finall resolv
    “I finally resolve to support someone,
besides the Cowboys”- T.P. Hanson
  esides        Cowbo
                   wboys”- .P.                    it’s history!
                                                  it’s history!                                Christmas party ty.                  was
                                                                                               Christmas party. SUE HAISLEY was a special guest.
  “I will look onward and upward and do                              ere
                                                                   wer taken directl
                                                      All photos were taken directlyectly             Pro       was                ALD’s
                                                                                                                                 NALD’ annual employ dinner. here was good
                                                                                                 The Pro Shop was the scene of NALD’s annual employees dinner. There was a good
a better job for everyone, especially me”-
                for everyone, especially          from          year        copy
                                                  from a 15 year old cop y of the                   esentation from
                                                                                                  presenta                         office.
                                                                                               representation from the Ruidoso office.
K.D. Naylor
K.D. Naylor
   .D                                               imberon News
                                                  Timberon Ne ws - hope you canyou                           THATCHER,                      amily
                                                                                                                                           famil WILBUR FRY ALVIN
                                                                                                 GEORGE THATCHER, the FENSKE family, WILBUR FRY, ALVINA and ERNIE      VINA
                   ag    bump        any tree
    “I will not again bump into any tree          make them out!
                                                  make                                                     your trul
                                                                                                            ours uly                  SMITTY,                JAN
                                                                                               MILLER, yours truly, DONNIE and SMITTY, LILA and JAN OLIVERI, the DENDY            DENDY
limbs”- Jack Deaton
 imbs”- Jac Deaton                                                                              amily                       amily ere
                                                                                                                HINESLY famil wer                     who tra
                                                                                               family and the HINESLY family were among those who travelled OFF THE MOUN-
                                                                                               TAIN to spend Christmas.
                                                                                                                   who        amily
                                                                                                                             famil      friends             imberon for
                                                                                                  Some of those who had family or friends come to Timberon for a visit over the   ov
                                                                                               holidays werere:               JORDAN SCHAAF, LINDA
                                                                                               holidays were: ELISE and JORDAN SCHAAF, LINDA KERLEY and FRANCES
                                                                                                    DA STOUT  OUT,       PRUITS        WEEMS,
                                                                                               and DAVE STOUT, the PRUITS and WEEMS, SUE and HAZZIE QUICK, DORMA       QUICK,
                                                                                               LEE and FRANK WHEELER, CHRISTI and BILL BERKEBILE, GRACE MEYERS         GRACE
                                                                                                    MAGGIE                 OSEBORROUGH.
                                                                                               and MAGGIE and JOE ROSEBORROUGH.
                                                                                                                              eekend friends who show
                                                                                                                            week                               during      holidays wer
                                                                                                 Some of our summer and weekend friends who showed up during the holidays were:         ere:
                                                                                                                 COBB,                       POWELL          friends, CHARLOTTE
                                                                                               ANN and BILL COBB, ETHYL and EDD POWELL and friends, CHARLOTTE and
                                                                                                                   DOT                           friends, RUTH
                                                                                               KEN HOPPER, DOT and BILL BELL and friends, RUTH and ROY SELLERS,         RO SELLERS,
                                                                                               DOTTIE and VIC HOLLARAH, JOHN and CAROLENE BOMPART,        CAROLENE BOMPAR            ART
                                                                                               BERNADETTE             MARY
                                                                                               BERNADETTE and MARY ANN SCHAAF and on and on and on .... Our BAND did            BAND
                                                                                                         fantastic     at     New ear’s Eve                  Pa      Grea party didn’t
                                                                                               its usual fantastic job at the New Year’s Eve bash on the Patio. Great party - didn’t
                                                                                               quit until after 3 A.M.
                                                                                                           for                                                   morning
                                                                                                 Thought for the month .... The high wind does not last all morning - neither does a
                                                                                               sudden rain          day Heav           earth are     ab       make               ore
                                                                                                                                                                                for er,
                                                                                               sudden rain last all day. Heaven and earth are not able to make things last forever, so
                                                                                               how       possible for                       Pro
                                                                                               how is it possible for MAN?? -- Chinese Proverbial Wisdom

   The Cartoon Section                                 The lighter side of Timberon

                                                                                                 Pictured above are some of the scenes from the North American Land Develop-
                                                                                                 Pictured abo are                        from     North American         Dev
                                                                                               ments, Inc. Christmas party held at the Pro Shop. An excellent buffet was served to
                                                                                                      Inc. Christmas party      at     Pro                      uff
                                                                                                                                                     excellent buf was serv
                                                                                               more than 50 people in attendance, including the families of NALD employees.
                                                                                               more                    ttendance,
                                                                                                                      attendance including      families NALD employ
                                                                                                After the meal, Johnny Mobley, President, presented bonuses to the employees and
                                                                                                                 ohnny      ley
                                                                                                                Johnn Moble President, presented bonuses            employ
                                                                                               had those employees identify not only themselves, but members of their families.
                                                                                                          employ                 only themselves, but members             families.
                                                                                               Speeches were short and to the point. A good time was had by all!
                                                                                               Speeches wer short                      good       was      by
                                                      MOUNTAIN TIMES IN TIMBERON                                                                                            PAGE 17

   Earl arr        for      New ear’s Eve
   Early arrivals for the New Year’s Eve             stairs from       estaurant
                                             up the stairs from the restaurant to the      ing earlier than the planned nine o’clock          Carl Pa
                                                                                                                                        and Carl Payne - with occasional vocals    vocals
party at the Lodge (on the patio) started    patio in hopes of locating a sitting place    starting time.                               from          Berk bile.             like parties
                                                                                                                                        from Bill Berkebile. Things like parties
 f                at            estaurant
                         Lodge restaur
off with dinner at the Lodge restaurant                   ty.
                                                      party              for
                                             for the party. Too bad for those who  who                   xactly
                                                                                                        exactl at nine,
                                                                                              Almost e xactl y a t nine , the band      don’t start slow in Timberon. They end
                                                                                                                                        don’t start slow           imberon. hey
 nd well                ore
and well wishing before the “hour” ar- ar-   waited until eight o’clock. By then all the   crank
                                                                                             anked              party was        wa
                                                                                           cranked up and the party was under way.      like they start,             bang.
                                                                                                                                        like they start, with a bang. None of this
   ed.        about             ev
rived. Along about eight in the evening a    tab                 hairs ere
                                                                chair wer taken
                                             tables and all the chairs were taken and           Band, you’ recall,
                                                                                           The Band, as you’ll recall, is composed of   dragging onto the dance floor to dance,
trickle of people began making their way               was           of, perhaps, start-
                                             the band was thinking of, perhaps, start-     Mark Clark,                      ilbur Fr
                                                                                           Mark Clark, Danelle Ross, Wilbur Fry                   like      beg               battle
                                                                                                                                        rather like the beginning of a battle with
                                                                                                                                              xception that
                                                                                                                                             exce                                 harg
                                                                                                                                                                       hollers “char
                                                                                                                                        the exception that no one hollers “charge.”
                                                                                                                                                    ev        went
                                                                                                                                          As the evening went on and the “hour”
                                                                                                                                               closer who was             at whose tab
                                                                                                                                        came closer, who was sitting at whose table
                                                                                                                                                                anyone’s wor  orr
                                                                                                                                        became the least of anyone’s worries. The
                                                                                                                                               was       simply remain at
                                                                                                                                        idea was to simply remain at the same
                                                                                                                                        partyty.        friends              enew
                                                                                                                                        party. Old friends met and renewed ac-
                                                                                                                                        quaintances with one another while new
                                                                                                                                        people became old friends within a mat-
                                                                                                                                                 minutes          arr ving.
                                                                                                                                        ter of minutes after arriving.
                                                                                                                                          With the “hour” less than an hour away,  aw
                                                                                                                                        many more                cro
                                                                                                                                        many more people crowded into the pa-
                                                                                                                                        tio. It seemed no one could possibly be
                                                                                                                                             elsewhere                operty
                                                                                                                                                                   property. How er,
                                                                                                                                        left elsewhere on the property. However,
                                                                                                                                                    you who
                                                                                                                                        those of you who missed it - MISSED IT!!
                                                                                                                                                      countdown beg
                                                                                                                                        When the countdown began, there was athere was
                                                                                                                                        series       frantic searc        underwa for
                                                                                                                                        series of frantic searches underway for
                                                                                                                                        that               person, while over-enthu-
                                                                                                                                        that “special” person, while over-enthu-
                                                                                                                                                  individuals proc   oclaimed
                                                                                                                                        siastic individuals proclaimed the New       New
                                                                                                                                               at        two
                                                                                                                                        Year at least two seconds early. earl
                                                                                                                                            Horns, hats             ratchets
                                                                                                                                            Horns, ha ts and r atchets had been
                                                                                                                                        passed out, courtesy of the Lodge, and at
                                                                                                                                             strok                       room exploded
                                                                                                                                        the stroke of midnight the room exploded
                                                                                                                                              heers hich lock
                                                                                                                                            cheer whic bloc
                                                                                                                                        in cheers which blocked out the sound
                                                                                                                                        from the Band. NEW YEAR’S EVE at
                                                                                                                                        from         Band.                             at
                                                                                                                                          imberon proc   oclaimed        pro
                                                                                                                                        Timberon proclaimed the progress which       hich
                                                                                                                                                     evident             pro
                                                                                                                                        has been evident and the progress which      hich
                                                                                                                                        is to come. Although the Band had to quit
                                                                                                                                                               estivities continued
                                                                                                                                        at 1:00 A.M., the festivities continued un-
                                                                                                                                            well                            ibute
                                                                                                                                        til well after 3:00 A.M., a tribute to the
                                                                                                                                        endurance of the people of Timberon.    imberon.
                                                                                                                                        HAPPY NEW YEAR!


                                                                                                                                         Joe Leary Named
                                                                                                                                         Manager of TPOA

                                                                                                                                                   Marilyn and Joe Leary
                                                                                                                                                   Maril       Joe Leary

                                                                                                                                           Mr. Leary           wife Marililyn,
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Leary and his wife, Marilyn, with
                                                                                                                                               elev year
                                                                                                                                        their eleven year old daughter plan to
                                                                                                                                        mov           imberon
                                                                                                                                        mo v e to Timberon as soon as li vingliving
                                                                                                                                        accomodations                     ed.
                                                                                                                                                                   arranged Mr.
                                                                                                                                        accomodations can be arranged. Mr.
                                                                                                                                        Leary         report      ork
                                                                                                                                                                wor Februar uary
                                                                                                                                        Leary will report to work February 1,
                                                                                                                                            covered                           at
                                                                                                                                          A covered dish dinner will be held at the
                                                                                                                                        Lodge Pa              uary (Friday)
                                                                                                                                        Lodge Patio on February 3, (Friday) 1984
                                                                                                                                                 ev          welcome       amily
                                                                                                                                        - in the evening to welcome this family to
                                                                                                                                          imberon.       proper owner are cor-
                                                                                                                                                           operty wners
                                                                                                                                        Timberon. All property owners are cor-
                                                                                                                                        dially invited       encoura         attend
                                                                                                                                        dially invited and encouraged to attend
                                                                                                                                        this dinner.
                                                                       MOUNTAIN TIMES IN TIMBERON                                                                                                  FEBRUARY, 1999

                                        What Will You Do
                                       With This New Year?
                                                                                                                                 NEW YEARS COSTUME PARTY        by Cathy Jo Love
                                                                                                                                                                   Cath Jo Lov
                                                                                                                            Twas the night before New Years and
                                                                                                                                               befor New ears
                                                                                                                                                  ore                       sound, the little old lady just fell to the
                         Here we are in 1999 already and pushing rapidly toward the new mil-
                         Here we are                     eady
                                                     alread                      rapidly toward            new                                                              ground:
                                                                                                                            was          every crea-
                                                                                                                        all was a fuss, every crea-
 ennium                  don’t know about you but                        hav
lennium of 2000. I don’t know about you but I did not have enough time to accomplish all                                                                                    She was dressed
                                                                                                                                                                                   was dressed
                                                                                                                        ture was stirring, ev
                                                                                                                        ture w as stir r ing , e ven
 ha wanted                                 there are fe                    would differentl
that I wanted to do in 1998 and there are a few things I would do differently if I could do    ently                                                                          ery pretty from
                                                                                                                                                                            very pretty from
                                                                                                                        Bergie an’ Guss!
 hem over.                           efreshing
                                   refr                      about new year it’s
them over. But one of the refreshing things about a new year is it’s just like one of our           like
   ountain snows                birth         new               brings
mountain snows or the birth of a new lamb; it brings a sense of newness, freshness andnewness, freshness                    The Reaper did hang
                                                                                                                                  Reaper                                    her head to her
                                                                                                                                doorwa          care
                                                                                                                        by the doorway with care,                           toes, and her
    eat peace.
great peace.
                                                                                                                        hoping to catch someone                             hair was swept
   It’s              org
                    for your                                              ailures
                                                                         failur         mov
   It’s a time to forget your past accomplishments and failures and move on into this next                       next                                                                      low
                                                                                                                        in his snare.                                       up with a flower
              new coura                xpectation.
                                     expecta                              make
year with new courage and expectation. It is a time to make plans and set new goals for               new goals for
                                                                                                                        The children were all rip-
                                                                                                                              childr wer
                                                                                                                               hildren ere rip-                             called Rose.
  urselves. It’s                new beg                   fresh new start.
ourselves. It’s a time of new beginnings, a fresh new start.
    Pro                says, Make your                                            direct you
    Proverbs 16:9 says, “Make your plans counting on God to direct you.” The Scriptures                  Scriptur
                                                                                                             iptures    ping an’ roaring around, stomping them
                                                                                                                                    oaring around
                                                                                                                                               ound,                        A catheter bag
  lso say
also say, “Without vision, people perish.”  perish                                                                      balloons down into the ground.
                                                                                                                                   down             ground.                 she had hung on
            two scriptur               ver clear
                                          ery learl                    fact that
   These two scriptures speak very clearly to me the fact that mankind was not meant to         was                     And Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy
                                                                                                                               Rag edy                 Rag edy Andy                  alker
                                                                                                                                                                            her walker, she
            around life aimlessly                      goals direction for
wander around in life aimlessly with no goals or direction for their lives. I am convincedliv            convinced                                                          looked like my                        perpetual
                                                                                                                                                                            looked like my Aunt Betty the perpetual
                                                                                                                                                     came bearing
 ha                  particular course             for every         but
that God has a particular course set for everyone but most people never find it because   nev find                                                                          talkerer.
                                                                                                                                                     gifts of cool aide
 he              get        life
they do not get their life in a position to listen to God’s voice.God’s voiceoice.                                                                        candy
                                                                                                                                                     and candy.             Her eyes how they twinkled - her dimples
                                                                                                                                                                                   ey how they
    Hebrbre               says,              strip off anything that slows             down
    Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back,                        back,                                Then out on the           ere scary        cheeks wer like boulders
                                                                                                                                                                            were scary, her cheeks were like boulders
especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up, and let
  speciall                 that wra themselves tightly around                       feet        trip                                                                                              herr
                                                                                                                                                                                           like cher
                                                                                                                                                                            - her nose like a cherry.
                                                                                                                                                             floor there
                                                                                                                                                     dance floor there
us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us. Keep your eyes on Jesus,
  s run         patience        particular race that                          ore Kee your ey
                                                                          befor         eep                    Jesus,                                arose such cla  lat-
                                                                                                                                                     arose such a clat-     Her little old mouth was drawn up like
                                                                                                                                                                                                       was dra           like
our leader and instructor.”
  ur                instructor                                                                                                                       ter, we sprang
                                                                                                                                                     ter, w e spr ang       bow                              chin was white
                                                                                                                                                                            bow, and the hair on her chin was white
                               desperately want
    I think most people desperately want meaning and hope in their lives but year after      liv but year                                            from         chair
                                                                                                                                                     from our chairshairs             snow!
                                                                                                                                                                            as the snow!
                           Basically                                        liv that kee
year it eludes them. Basically because of things in their lives that keep them from walk- eep           from walk-      to see what was the matter:                         The Queen of Denile was pretty as could
                                                                                                                                                                                                      was pretty
 ng          state      intimacy            God.                    example
ing in a state of intimacy with God. We see an example in every marriage. There is every marriag             here       Away with my camera I flew and did dash,
                                                                                                                                     my camera fle   lew                    be, bedeck            gold jewelry clear down
                                                                                                                                                                            be, bedecked with gold jewelry clear down
  otential for intimacy                                                             integ
potential for intimacy and complete unity . With honesty and integrity towards one an-            towards                                                                   to her knee.
                                                                                                                        I couldn’t help my-
  ther marriag                                  greatest blessings
other, marriage can be one of the greatest blessings God has given mankind. You can  gi       mankind.                                                                      She was chubby an’ plump - a right jolly
                                                                                                                                                                                   was chub                       right jolly
                                                                                                                        self,         flash
                                                                                                                        self, I took flash af-
 earn know
 ear                                                                    hat     y’r
                                         well you ev know wha they’ thinking, wha they ex-
learn to know one another so well you even know what they’re thinking, what they ex-                   hat                                                                  magistrate,          we bow when we saw
                                                                                                                        ter flash!                                          magistrate, and we bowed when we saw
  ect you,                            tantly hat
                              importantl wha
pect of you, and most importantly, what pleases them.
    Then there is the other side that we’ve all seen. There are things that you can do that
            there                         that we’ e’v                 here are            that you              that   The light from my
                                                                                                                                     from my                                      right there at       gate.
                                                                                                                                                                            her right there at the gate.
   ill slow down your personal rela      elationship            your
will slow down your personal relationship with your spouse or God that actually become    that actually                 camera ga off
                                                                                                                        camer a g av e of f a                                                         But with a wink of
  ar iers good communica       unication.                                  eventually get tightly wra
barriers to good communication. Some of these things eventually get so tightly wrapped                                        glow gi
                                                                                                                        big glo w, g i ving a                                                               ey
                                                                                                                                                                                                      her eye and a nod of
around us it makes it nearly impossible to walk in intimacy with them anymore. There-
  r               makes nearl impossible walk intimacy                                              ymore here-
                                                                                               anymor                   luster of midday to                                                           her head, she let us
 ore eliminating any                          ev finding            particular race that
fore eliminating any possibility of ever finding the particular race that God has set before                      ore
                                                                                                              befor                  bestowed.
                                                                                                                        all objects bestowed.                                                               know we
                                                                                                                                                                                                      all kno w w e had
 hem. takes wor      ork hav             intimate personal rela
                                                   te,              elationship
them. It takes work to have an intimate, personal relationship with God and your spouse.               your spouse.     When what to my                                                                             dread
                                                                                                                                                                                                      nothing to dread.
             constantly stretc etching                arms lov             everyone, but
   God is constantly stretching out His arms of love to everyone, but all to few respond.             fe respond
                                                                                                            espond.     wondering eyes should appear, but a min-
                                                                                                                          ondering ey              appear but
                                                                                                                                                    ppear,                                            Then after playing
                   for wonderful life there Don’t like                           blind marksman who
The potential for a wonderful life is there. Don’t be like the blind marksman who could                                 iature Angel and tiny Pooh Bear.
                                                                                                                        iatur Angel          tiny Pooh Bear.                                          their games they all
  ot            targ                  your ey                                 that
not see the target. Open up your eyes to the possibilities that God has for your life. You      for your life           Then came old China Man so suave an so
                                                                                                                                                            suav                         ork,
                                                                                                                                                                                       wor filling             plates
                                                                                                                                                                            set to w or k, filling their pla tes with
   ill           disappointed you                          irst.
                                                          fir         fact, you
will not be disappointed if you put God first. In fact, you will be shocked and over-        shock              over-   slick, knew                          must take
                                                                                                                        slick, I knew in a moment - I must take             sauerkraut an’ pork.
              by      capapabilities                   how             worork
whelmed by the capabilities of God and how He can work things out in your little world.          your           orld
                                                                                                              world.         picture quick!
                                                                                                                        his picture quick!                                  While stacking up pastries an’ cookies
                       part                    ellowship believers.
                                              fello                                     at
   Come and be a part of our local fellowship of believers. We meet at our mission’s head-         mission’s                                    M or e r a pid than
                                                                                                                                                   ore ra                   they sung,             felt like they
                                                                                                                                                                            they sung, then all felt like they should be
  uarters        Rock             every Sunday morning at
quarters on Rocky Trail every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.                                                                                       eagles         childr
                                                                                                                                                ea gles the c hildren       quartered
   I would like to share something with you that may be of interest. For many years we
      would like share                                 you that may             interest. For many year we  ears                                they came,
                                                                                                                                                the y came , As he               hung.
                                                                                                                                                                            an’ hung.
  a              orking Mexico’ interior
               wor                xico’s          ior.      late
                                                              te,            we hav felt increasing
have been working in Mexico’s interior. Of late, though, we have felt an increasing need                                                        whistled an’ shouted        C ame the
         involved             border                uarez.
                                                   Juar Knowing that there wer many ministries
to be involved in our border city of Juarez. Knowing that there were many ministries       ere                                                  and called them by          strike of mid-
  lread orking there felt, ra
  lready wor                                              start yet                ork, would
already working there, I felt, rather than start yet another work, it would be better to                                                        name:                       night and all
           existing wor ork                hat
                                        wha we
find an existing work and see what we could do to help them accomplish their goals. We                    goals.                                Now Dusty an’ Da-           came ali v e ,
  a found
have found it.                                                                                                                                                              and thank
                                                                                                                                                             Eric that
                                                                                                                                                kota an’ Er ic , tha t
   Recently dro down Juar             uarez                         Mexican who
   Recently I drove down to Juarez to meet with a Mexican who is a doctor and minister.                    minister.                                                        God for a for
                                                                                                                                                vixen - on Catlin, on
   e               orking
                 wor                            days
He has been working 12 to 16 hour days in the poor neighborhoods of Juarez. They have          uarez. hey hav
                                                                                              Juar                                                                          New Year - to
                                                                                                                                                Cody, on Don K. an’
established a beautiful orphanage in the heart of the city. Along with a clinic with surgi-
  sta                             phanag
                               orphana                  heart           city.                    clinic        surg                                                         do his work they will strive!
                                                                                                                                                                                      wor they
                                                                                                                                                                                        ork            stri
  al capa                          hildren
         pabilities they take childr off                streets that would              dinaril
                                                                                     ordinarily hav chance
cal capabilities they take children off the streets that would not ordinarily have a chance                                                                                 And I heard them exclaim as they wiped
 n          orld
          world. hey feed clothe
                           eed,                 educate             through colleg they desire
in this world. They feed, clothe and educate them through college if they so desire. It is a
                                                                                                                        Everyone come an’ circle around, so we
                                                                                                                           ery                            ound,
                                                                                                                                                circ around           we
                                                                                                                                     your finer
                                                                                                                                            inery        go
                                                                                                                        can all see your finery and gowns:                         they cleaned next
                                                                                                                                                                            and they cleaned, next time we’ll hirewe’ hire
  ery good               ork
                      wor that we                     support           hurc
very good, solid work that we intend to support as a church, and who knows maybe even who knows maybe ev
                                                                                                                        Twas shepherds an’ ninjas an’ musclemen
                                                                                                                                   pherds                   musc
                                                                                                                                                              usclemen      someone to sweep this place clean!
 his community asked                     how we
this community. I asked them how we could help.
     hey         massiv                     food clothing toys
                                             ood, lothing,                   volunteer wor ers.
  They need massive amounts of food, clothing, toys and volunteer workers. Those in the     ork                         too, Batman an’ clowns, then Superman
                                                                                                                              Batman        clo
                                                                                                                                              lowns,         Superman
  onstruction trade are especially
  onstr                                                       build nutr   utrition
construction trade are especially needed to build a nutrition center in the neighbor-                     neighbor-     flew.
  oods.                   we are going             immediatel beg
hoods. Something we are going to do immediately is begin collecting the above said food,          abo
                                                                                                    bov         food
                                                                                                                 ood,   So all around the dance floor the course
                                                                                                                                 around               floor      course
                  toys.                       ongoing thing.
clothing and toys. This will be an ongoing thing.                                                                       they          ack,
                                                                                                                                    trac           Clark Kent,
                                                                                                                        they did track, with Clar k Kent, Lois
               would                      town, at                 larg portion
   I think it would be nice if our town, or at least a large portion of our town, would adopt town, would               Lane,        Christmas tree back.
                                                                                                                        Lane, and Christmas tree in back.                                Hope
 his wor ork        project                            beg                       hildren.
this work as a project of humanity and begin to help these children. Our church will be              chur
                                                                                                      hurc              As I took all my pictures I heard a loud
                                                                                                                                        my pictures heard                            You’re Feeling
the collector and distributor of these goods. I appeal to you on behalf of these street
                         distrib                     goods. appeal you                                         street
children.                                                                                                                                                                             Better Soon
             you                                                        you go
   Would you consider helping us help them? When you go to the store consider buying     store               buying
  n extr bag
       xtra                         flour        whatever. Maybe you
an extra bag of beans or flour or whatever. Maybe you could even go through your        ev go through your                                                                               Therman
                donate                  you haven’t wor
closets and donate the things you haven’t worn in 5 years.  orn          ears.
            there                interest would lov              take you
  Also if there is enough interest I would love to take you on a guided tour of the orphan-                 orphan-
       clinic                   districts. you would like                       go
age, clinic and the poor districts. If you would like to help or go on a tour to see first hand,          irst
                                                                                                         fir hand,
please contact me at 987-2323.

Pastor, Jim Moss
 astor,                                       Associate Pastor, Paul Davis
                                              Associate Pastor Paul Davis
                                                            MOUNTAIN TIMES IN TIMBERON                                                                                            PAGE 19

                                                                                                                                                  TIMBERON LADIES
                    The Lions Den                                                                           SMITH
                                                                                                                                                  EXTENSION CLUB
                                         by Tom Banks
  The Timberon Lions Club is still on the holiday break and we took a two week break
                                              holiday break        we         two week break              MEMORIAL                                             by Denise Corder

 r         bingo games for Christmas            New ears.           you
from the bingo games for Christmas and New Years. Did you miss us? At the last
  ing gathering
  ingo                                      we                       jackpot winner, young
bingo gathering on December 19, 1998 we had another $100 jackpot winner, a young                                                                                       you for your support
                                                                                                                                                   Thanks to all of you for your support
   an         Cody Faubion from alley                                imberon
man named Cody Faubion from Valley Mills, Texas, visiting Timberon with his family         amily
                                                                                          famil                                                  and enthusiasm at our Christmas party
        Christmas break. hey             Cody didn’t want go
for the Christmas break. They said Cody didn’t want to go with them to play bingo    play bingo                                                  this year. Not only did the community
                                                                                                                                                      year        only           community
     now was         they talked                       amily
                                                      famil         they thoroughl enjoy
but now was glad they talked him into it. The family said they thoroughly enjoyed                              by Grace Meyers                   enjoy       festi
                                                                                                                                                              estivities, but        staff at
                                                                                                                                                 enjo y the f esti vities, but the staf f a t
 heir                          eturn
                they would retur                  possible
their visit and they would return as soon as possible.   le.                                                                                     Cloudcroft School             well.
                                                                                                                                                 Cloudcroft School came as well.
       are                    resume       re                 schedule beg
   We are still planning to resume the regular meeting schedule beginning February    Februar
                                                                                            uary         here               going
                                                                                                       There is not a lot going on this month,                           day was
                                                                                                                                                   The highlight of the day was the special
25th at 6:30 P.M. in the new Lions Den on the airstrip across from the chapel. All
  5 at        P.M.         new                        airstr across from
                                                         strip                     cha
                                                                                     hapel.          as a result this article is rather short.
                                                                                                          result        ticle ra
                                                                                                                      artic             short.   pro        presented by        school
                                                                                                                                                 program presented by the school kids
  imberon                                dially
                        visitors are cordiall invited         urg        attend
Timberon Lions and visitors are cordially invited and urged to attend. We have ac-     hav              New                         are:
                                                                                                        New videos this month are: Titanic                  direction Jean Green,
                                                                                                                                                 under the direction of Jean Green, Denise
  uir three new members
  uired                             would like hav many more Ever          ery
quired three new members and would like to have many more. Everyone is invited to     invited                            vil’s
                                                                                                     (Leonardo), Devil’ Advocate      te,
                                                                                                     (Leonardo), A Devil’s Advocate, 3 Little    Corder
                                                                                                                                                     der,              Sofolo.
                                                                                                                                                 Corder, and Deana Sofolo. A big thanks
 it                        we may invite you                         club but
sit in on a meeting and we may invite you to join our little club but the decision is                                  aire
                                                                                                                    Prair movies,
                                                                                                     House on the Praire movies, and Evita.          Jimmy Bird           for
                                                                                                                                                 to Jimm y Bir d w ell f or donning the
  ours. here                  essure
                           pressur         won’ break your arm, only sprain
yours. There will be no pressure. We won’t break your arm, only sprain it a little.      little.        here are       two new
                                                                                                      There are also two new audio books and     “Christmas Suite” so well.
                       every      who contrib ibuted castoffs                 Labor Day
   We wish to thank everyone who contributed castoffs to our 1998 Labor Day Flea                     several nov
                                                                                                     several novels.
   ar                     make                            remind you that
Market and helped to make it a big success, and remind you that it is a perpetual     perpetual
            are                              goods for       next flea mark Saturdayturda
event. We are still collecting all kinds of goods for the next flea market, Saturday and
Sunday, September 4th and 5th. You can drop off all donations at the quonset hut
  unda September                                drop off      donations at
                    Millwork           for pickup,
behind Mountain Millwork or call for pickup, Helene Cook 987-2317 or Tom Banks
  87-2491. there any                        niture
                                        furnitur sporting goods, etc. that you
987-2491. If there is any household furniture, sporting goods, etc. that you need any-      any-
 ime get touch                           we                  store for you.
time, get in touch with one of us and we will open the store for you.
   Beginning Saturday, January 9th we will resume the regular schedule of Lions Club
   Beg        Saturday January we
                 turda anuar                    resume       re       schedule
  ingo,           turda
  ing every Saturday at            P.M.              lodge resereserv for
Bingo, every Saturday at 7:00 P.M. unless the lodge is reserved for another activity.        vity.
 n whic case, we                         games Friday                              eekend
                                                                        for that weekend.
In which case, we will either hold the games on Friday or cancel for that weekend. We
  eed rest occasionally but we appreciate              loy bingo players who attend re
need a rest occasionally but we appreciate all the loyal bingo players who attend regu-
 ar                   eep
                    kee imberon                     aliv
larly. You help to keep Timberon Lions Club alive and active.  activ
   We hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year and is
             every              great Christmas holiday                 ppy
                                                                     Happ New
 eady for                         ear.
                                 year        was      but                 better, trust
ready for another successful year. 1998 was fun but 1999 will be better, trust me!

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   Decreases or eliminates tension headaches
                                                    Timberon and to show people about our                                Harr                    iff
                                                                                                                                      Deputy Sherif stationed      imberon.
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         Improves immune system functioning
                                                    beautiful valley that surrounds this com-
        Promotes healthy, well-nourished skin       munity. Every day in the morning a new
  Restores a calm mind, and a feeling of well being weather report is put up on our weather
                                                    and roads page and the road conditions are
  Full sessions take 60-90 minutes the conditions that I was last told about.
                                                    We are going to be running local news cour-
                                          Timberon tesy of The Mountain Times where we will
                                            Special  have local pictures and events and news
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                                                     they think is of importance to the com-
                    On-Site                         munity or any good story about their visit
     (home or business) - $5.00 additional          here.
                                                      This site also has a small mall on it that
                                                    people are welcome to visit Roberts Realty,        (S3–13–1N & 1NN) 1680 SQUARE FEET, 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, WOOD HEATER
  I will be in Timberon on the following Dates:     Eyes And Ears and 2000 - A Computer                AND PROPANE CWNTRAL HEAT, VERY NICE FLOOR PLAN, LARGE COVERED DECKS
                                                    Oddessy. The stores have local real estate         (FRONT AND BACK), NICE FLAT 2.15 ACRE LOT WITH BEAUTIFUL TREES, 8 X 10
               January 9th and 10th                 for sale, sell books through            FOOT STORAGE SHED.
               February 6th and 7th                 and sell Y2K software. We are here to help
                 March 6th and 7th                  people all we can you may contact us at
                                                                                                       OFFERED BY ROBERTS REALTY
                 April 3rd and 4th
                  May 8th and 9th
                                                    any time by e-mail or ICQ or by phone. Icq
                                                    me at my UIN of 17091697. If you don’t
                                                                                                                    OBERTS EALTY
                                                                                                       PO BOX 1,TIMBERON, NM
                                                                                                                   IMBERON                                $74,900
                 June 5th and 6th                   have ICQ, go to my page and send me a              PHONE 505-987-2440
                                                    message from my contact page.                                                                     RUBY ROBERTS, BROKER
                                                         MOUNTAIN TIMES IN TIMBERON                                                                                        FEBRUARY, 1999

           WA by Debbie Goss
  TIMBERON WATER DISTRICT MEETING                                                                                            REPORT
                                                                                                           GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
   A meeting of the Timberon Water &            services with the La w Of fices of T.A.
                                                services              Law Off
                                                                                                              FOR DECEMBER, 1998
Sanitation District board of directors was
  anitation District board director was         Sandenaw for                ear.
                                                                           year Ray
                                                Sandenaw for another year. Ray Wilson            ADMINISTRATION: After several bid-
                                                                                                 ADMINISTRATION:                  several                     Lake Increase wa
                                                                                                                                                    1) #1 Lake - Increase wa ter stora ge. stora
 eld                          at
held on December 19, 1998 at 10:00 AM           seconded and the motion passed unani-            ding processes for the budgeted compac-
                                                                                                       processes for       udgeted
                                                                                                                          budg                      Deepen           increase
                                                                                                                                                    Deepen and increase width and height.
 n      community center. Board
in the community center. Board mem-             mously
                                                mously.                                          tor, vibra                   was located
                                                                                                 tor, a vibrator/compactor was located in           Seal sides and bottom with bentonite.
  ers            ere
  er present wer Jean
bers present were Jean Campbell, Ray    Ray        Jean             inquired about
                                                  Jean Campbell inquired about the sta-          Alamogordo.               Ingerersoll, articu-
                                                                                                 Alamogordo. The 1992 Ingersoll, articu-                   ri     run roc around perimeter for
                                                                                                                                                    Place river run rock around perimeter for
Wilson, Lester J ohnson, and J ac k     ack
                                      Jac              projects requested from Livingston
                                                tus of projects requested from Livingston        lated           inch drum         rub
                                                                                                                                     ubber tire
                                                                                                 lated with a 66 inch drum and rubber tire                 erosion control.
                                                                                                                                                    wave erosion control.
  eaton. Richar
Deaton. Richard Young was absent.
  ea          hard        was absent.           Associates.           re         that
                                                Associates. Scott replied that all five   fi     dri           delivered      hursda Jan
                                                                                                                                   sday anu-
                                                                                                 drive will be delivered on Thursday, Janu-                 Lake Increase wa stora
                                                                                                                                                    2) #4 Lake - Increase water storage. In-
        minutes        Nov
  The minutes of the November meeting           projects hav                       but
                                                projects have been completed but not yet   yet   ary 14th. The newly acquired water truck
                                                                                                 ary               wly
                                                                                                                newl acquired wa truc      uck      crease            around perimeter
                                                                                                                                                    crease height around perimeter with dirt     dirt
  ere read        ppro
                 appr ed.
were read and approved.                         delivered       imberon. Jean
                                                delivered to Timberon. Jean Campbell                     delivered                     anuar
                                                                                                                         ednesday January
                                                                                                 will be delivered on Wednesday, January            from       Lake
                                                                                                                                                    from #I Lake. Seal with bentonite and
         treasurer’s report for Nov
   The treasurer’s report for November          mov          enew ydrolo
                                                            rene hydrolog services
                                                moved to renew hydrology services with           13th. The heavy equipment purchased
                                                                                                             heavy                 purc                    ri            ock
                                                                                                                                                                  run roc around perimeter for
                                                                                                                                                    place river run rock around perimeter for
      read       ppro
                appr ed.
was read and approved.                          Livingston Associates for
                                                Livingston Associates for another year.   ear.
                                                                                         year                            budg included
                                                                                                 under the 1998/1999 budget included a                     erosion control.
                                                                                                                                                    wave erosion control.
                                                Ray Wilson seconded the motion and it            1995 6 yd. dump truck, 1996 2000 gallon                                 irst
                                                                                                                                                             Lake Fir year
                                                                                                                                                    3) #7 Lake - First year of a two year two year
Old Business:                                   passed unani-                                                                water truck,           project       dev                lake for wa
                                                                                                                                                    project in developing the lake for water
            ectors ere
         director wer asked
   The directors were asked to comment          mously
                                                mously.                                                                      new 10 ft. elec-       stora       Dozer wor requir
                                                                                                                                                                           ork equired reduce
                                                                                                                                                    storage. Dozer work required to reduce
  n Jean Campbell’s proposal
on Jean Campbell’s proposal to cut prop-prop-     Southwest Dis-                                                             tric/hydraulic
                                                                                                                             tr ic/h ydr aulic      the steepness of the sides.
 r taxes.            Johnson felt that
erty taxes. Lester Johnson felt that a long             increases
                                                posal increases                                                              snow plow
                                                                                                                             snow plow and                             Pool Remov
                                                                                                                                                    4) Swimming Pool - Remove all 6 exist-     exist-
 ange                     estab           ore
range plan needs to be established before       the cost of each                                                             1992 vibrator/              damag skimmers
                                                                                                                                                    ing damaged skimmers and replace.  replace.
                    promised Ray
tax cuts could be promised. Ray Wilson
 ax                                             dumpster pull                                                                compactor.
                                                                                                                             compactor. All                            Pool Remov remaining
                                                                                                                                                    5) Swimming Pool - Remove remaining
        was good           hav Deb
felt it was a good idea to have Debbie Goss     from
                                                from $369.51 to                                                              the        heavy
                                                                                                                                        heavy                     ence.
                                                                                                                                                                 fence Replace
                                                                                                                                                    post and fence. Replace with redwood   red
  ead                    orm
                        for ulate budg
head a committee to formulate a budget  udget              for
                                                $382.55 for the                                                              equipment has                        concrete                new fenc-
                                                                                                                                                    post set in concrete and install new fenc-
  efor                          taxes. Jean
before committing to cut taxes. Jean            next year. The delivery charge will remain
                                                next year
                                                       ear.     delivery char
                                                                            harg       remain          purc             delivereded,
                                                                                                 been purchased and delivered, with total           ing, ppro              third         fence was
                                                                                                                                                    ing, Approx. one third of the fence was
   ampbell ag        that          ange
Campbell agreed that a long range plan              same.         Johnson mov
                                                the same. Lester Johnson moved to renew  enew
                                                                                        rene      xpenditures
                                                                                                 expenditures coming in under budget. udget.
                                                                                                                                     budg                            May
                                                                                                                                                    replaced last May.
            required. Jean Campbell’s pro-
would be required. Jean Campbell’s pro-         trash          services       Southwest
                                                trash hauling services with Southwest Dis-                                                                  strip
                                                                                                                                                       Airstr                 strip
                                                                                                                                                                       eat airstr        herbicide.
                                                                                                                                                    6) Airstrip - Treat airstrip with herbicide.
posal, suggesting that money be used
  osal,                                         posal for another year. Ray Wilson sec-
                                                       for            ear.
                                                                     year Ray                              DEPARTMENT:
                                                                                                 WATER DEPARTMENT: T he Wa ter                                               wa truc  uck
                                                                                                                                                    With the use of the water truck and com-
 r           wa        partment
from the water department to finance finance    onded the motion and it passed unani-               partment
                                                                                                 Depar             three new
                                                                                                 Department had three new meter instal-             pactor the air strip surface will be
  ther opera              District, was read
other operations of the District, was read      mously
                                                mously.                                          lations                      meters.
                                                                                                 lations and disconnected six meters. Two           pre                 craft
                                                                                                                                                               for aircr service
                                                                                                                                                    prepped for aircraft service. vice.
         audience. Deb             sugg
to the audience. Debbie Goss suggested
 o                                                                                                        wa          box wer repaired
                                                                                                                              ere      ed.
                                                                                                 leaks in water meter boxes were repaired.                  oshop/Lounge
                                                                                                                                                    7) Proshop/Lounge Building - Paint all Paint
             standby fees
reducing standby fees instead of taxes.taxes.   Director’s Remarks:
                                                Director’ Remarks:
                                                   ector’s                                                                                                       ood.
                                                                                                                                                               wood             lattice
                                                                                                                                                    exposed wood. Install lattice under deck    deck
                  mov         orm
Jean Campbell moved to form a commit-                   Johnson requested that
                                                 Lester Johnson requested that some kind         MAINTENANCE: Work continues on the
                                                                                                 MAINTENANCE: ork continues                         (from                deck         gr
                                                                                                                                                    (from bottom of deck to the ground). Also
 ee crea   eate fi year           for capital
tee to create a five year plan for capital         mark           drail
                                                              guardr              at
                                                of marker or guardrail be placed at the              lake                                ppro
                                                                                                                          was lowered appr
                                                                                                 #1 lake. The bottom was lowered approx.            spra new red   edw       handrail
                                                                                                                                                    spray new redwood handrail with a sealer. sealer.
expenses. Ray Wilson seconded and the               ert
                                                culver           Marias.
                                                culvert on Tres Marias. He also com-                             contoured             ere
                                                                                                 4 ft. and the contoured banks were com-                      Course Contour,
                                                                                                                                                    8) Golf Course - Contour, widen, lengthen
   otion          unanimously
motion passed unanimously.                                   cre for        ork
                                                mended the crew for the work done at  at         pleted.         cre         esently
                                                                                                 pleted. The crew is presently using the                  reseed             box
                                                                                                                                                    and reseed nine tee boxes.
   Sugg                       for
   Suggestions submitted for the County         Lake
                                                Lake #1.                                                           psfoot (three water-f
                                                                                                           lb. sheepsf
                                                                                                 14,000 lb. sheepsfoot (three water-filled-filled              Course Dri         Range Remov
                                                                                                                                                    9) Golf Course Driving Range - Remove
   ecreation         included
Recreation Fund included a light at theat                                                        steel drums with pads and pulled by the                    brush, re         existing wa
                                                                                                                                                    small brush, repair existing water lines
  asketball court, bab swings for
basketball court, baby swings for the
  ask                                           Manager’s Report:
                                                Manager’s Repor
                                                              port:                              dozer)                           perimeter for
                                                                                                 dozer) on the bottom and perimeter for                       inklers.
                                                                                                                                                          sprinkler Fill low areas
                                                                                                                                                    and sprinklers. Fill low areas with dirt     dirt
park, a ping pong table, and trash cans
  ark,                                                         crew’s
                                                  Most of the crew’s time has been spent                                  primar
                                                                                                 compaction. After primary compaction               from        Lake
                                                                                                                                                    from # 1 Lake.
         park area.          Johnson mov
for the park area. Lester Johnson moved           orking    Lake                   larg
                                                working on Lake #1. It will be the largest                   sheepsf
                                                                                                                 psfoot,      finished
                                                                                                 with the sheepsfoot, the finished compac-                         guard rails at several culver
                                                                                                                                                    10) Install guard rails at several culvert    ert
                     new trash        for
to spend $200 on new trash cans for the         lake        golf course
                                                                     se.          iff
                                                lake on the golf course. The Sheriff ’s de-      tion will be done with the new vibrator/           crossings.          Maris, Rock
                                                                                                                                                    crossings. Tres Maris, Rocky Trails/Sac-
  ar Jean
park. Jean Campbell seconded the mo-            partment has been contacted about the            compactor.
                                                                                                 compactor.                                                                                 acific
                                                                                                                                                                        ishita/Southern Pacific.
                                                                                                                                                    ramento and Wishita/Southern Pacific.
 ion                  unanimously
tion and it passed unanimously.                             vehic
                                                             ehicles          strip pron.
                                                                           airstr apr
                                                abandoned vehicles on the airstrip apron.           In addition to scheduled maintenance                  Surv            gr     area for new golf
                                                                                                                                                    11) Survey and grade area for new golf
                                                                                                           road water, trea eatment
                                                                                                 on the road, water, treatment plant and                t/rental stora building.(budg
                                                                                                                                                    cart/r                   uilding.(budget
                                                                                                                                                    cart/rental storage building.(budget item)
New Business:                                   The meeting was adjourned.
                                                            was adjourned                         ecreaeation facilities,
                                                                                                 recreation facilities,
         Johnson mov       enew
                          rene leg
  Lester Johnson moved to renew legal                                                                   ollowing
                                                                                                       follo                    projects whic
                                                                                                 the following is a list of projects which                      ealtors
                                                                                                                                                       imberon realtor report
                                                                                                                                                     Timberon realtors report the sale of one
                                                                                                 must be scheduled and completed, prior             home, and 10 lots during the months of
                                                                                                    Memorial Day
                                                                                                 to Memorial Day.                                   Nov           December.        elephone
                                                                                                                                                    November and December. Dell Telephone
                                                                                                                                                    made one new installation and had 8 sea-
                                                                                                          projects are       ioritiz
                                                                                                 (List of projects are not prioritized)             sonal disconnects.


  (T3 – 50 –15) $90,000.00 1680 SQUARE FEET, 3 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS,
               OBERTS EALTY
  Phone 505-987-2440
                                                          RUBY ROBERTS, BROKER
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                                                                                                     Only a small portion of the      Air-Lock Log Homes             987-2440   Sacramento River Lodge          987-2600
      En orth                                                                                        over 9,000 acres that make       Blue Water Real Estate         987-2300   Sacramento Services             987-2435
        tra                                                                                             Timberon
                                                                                                     up Timberon is shown here.
           nc                    1                                                                                                    CSW Forms                      987-2415   Sierra Propane                  987-2385
                                        2                                                                                                                            987-2417   Timberon Backhoe                987-2357
                                                                                                                                                                 Fax 987-2590   Timberon Chapel                 987-2470
                                  4                       Po
                                                             un                                                                       Circle Cross Ranch             987-2283   Timberon Post Office            987-2231
                                                                      ad                                                              Aspen Company                  987-2372   Timberon Fire Dept.             987-2296
                                                                                                                                                                 Fax 987-2374            Business Calls         987-2202
                        5                                                                                                             Dell Telephone                                     Emergency                   911

                                6                                                                   22                                  Timberon                     987-2500   Timberon Golf Course            987-2260

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                                                                                                                                        Main Office                  964-2352   Timberon Mall                   987-2525

                             37                                                                                                         Nights & Holidays            964-2500   Timberon Mountaineer            987-2267
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                                                                                                                                        Trouble Line                      611   Timberon Pool                   987-2207


                       28                                                                      20                                       Equal Access                 964-2222   Timberon Realty                 987-2570

                                                                                                                                        Time & Temperature           964-8401   Timberon School                 987-2360



                                                                                                                                      Deputy Donald Harris           987-2210   Timberon RV Park                987-2240




                                                       8                                                                              High Country Bar/Grill         987-2580   Timberon Water District



                                                        38                                17                                          Lincoln Delivery Depot         987-2596            Office                 987-2250


                                                                                                                                      Rev. Jim Moss                  987-2323                                   987-2252

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                                                                                                                                      Mountain Millworks             987-2345            After Hours            987-2380


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                                  ive                                   Sa                                                            Mountain Wildflowers           987-2561   BJ’s Bookkeeping Service        987-2429
                                                                                                                                      Northside Cafe                 987-2228
                                                                                                      23                              Otero County Electric      505-682-2521          IF WE LEFT YOUR
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                                Pleasant Valley Dr
                                                                                                                       Hoov Dri
                                                                                                                       Hoover Drive
                                                                                                                            35 36           IN TIMBERON
 33                  31
1.             Timberon Backhoe                                                     19.        Timberon Lodge Playground
               -Earth Moving & Materials                                            20.        Timberon Lodge Pool
2.             Sacramento River Lodge                                               21.        Timberon Water District offices,
               -Motel Type Lodging                                                             Community Center, Library
3.             Timberon RV Park                                                                and Exercise Room
               -Coast to Coast                                                      22.        Timberon Fishing Lakes
4.             Riverside Condos                                                     23.        Mountain Millworks
               -Duplex Lodging on the River                                                    -Cabinetry & Woodworking
5.             Masonic Lodge                                                        24.        Timberon Mountaineer Office
6.             Roberts Realty                                                       25.        Timberon Self Storage
               -Land & Home Sales                                                              -Storage Unit Rentals
7.             Timberon Post Office                                                 26.        Sacramento Energy Storage Site
8.             Timberon Mercantile & the                                            27.        Community Dumpster
               Patty Wagon                                                          28.        Sierra Propane
               - Hardware & Camping                                                            -Propane Sales, Service,
               Equipment / Food service                                                        and Plumbing
9.             Reece-bilt Construction                                              29.        Chateau de la Shay
10.            Blue Water Real Estate                                                          -Redmans Club
               -Land & Home Sales                                                   30.        Golf Course Rentals
11.            Sacramento Energy                                                               -Cabins & Duplex Lodging
               -Propane, Appliance, Heating                                         31.        Casa Sacramento
               Sales & Service                                                                 -Lodging, Kitchenettes                                                                       southern
                                                                                                                                        S ecluded 1,120 sq.ft. double wide home near the souther n
12.            Timberon Mall                                                        32.        Timberon Golf Course                               imberon. Has       bedrooms,
                                                                                                                                        edge of Timberon. Has two bedrooms, 2 baths, central heat-
               -Gas & Grocery                                                                  -Nine Hole Golf Course,
13.            Air-Lock Log Homes                                                              Driving Range & Pro Shop
                                                                                                                                                   stov                                 stov refrig-
                                                                                                                                        ing, wood stove, and 2 car garage. Comes with stove, refrig-
14.            Mountain Wildflowers                                                 33.        High Country Bar & Grill                 erator,           dryer,                acres. Furniture
                                                                                                                                        erator, washer & dr yer, and is on 1.08 acres. Furniture can
               -Gift Shop                                                                      -Food, Drinks & Atmosphere                   purchased separately.
                                                                                                                                        be pur chased separately.
               Mountain Times                                                       34.        Timberon Chapel

               Cathy’s Tall Timber
               -Cafe, Laundry Mat
               and Cabin Rental

                                                                                               Timberon Memorial Park
                                                                                               Timberon School
                                                                                               Dell Telephone
                                                                                                                                                                 $45,000                               Bompart
                                                                                                                                                                                                 John Bompart
16.            Timberon Realty                                                      38.        Timberon Tire                                                                                     Sales Manager
               -Land & Home Sales                                                                                                                                                                 505-987-2300
17.            Timberon Fire Department                                             If your facility is in the central Timberon
18.            Moss Ranch -Horseback Riding                                         area, let us know and we’ll add you to the
               -Currently Closed                                                    map.
                                                                                                                                              Check out our website at
                                                                                                                                              Check         we            .blue     -cloudcr
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                                        MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                                                                    FEBRUARY, 1999

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                                                          2         3                         4            5         6    7       8            9        10       11                4.Have engine
                                                     12                                       13                                               14
              GUESS WHAT??!!                         15                                       16                                  17   18                                          6.Break bread
                                                                    19           20                                       21                                                       8.Takes away
  Santa dropped his bag and these names fell out!!   22   23                                                         24
 You will receive a four cent a gallon discount on   25                                                    26                                           27       28
                                                                                                                                                                                   11.Had debts
 your next purchase of propane from Sacramento                                                                                                                                     18.Gorillas
                                                     29                                       30                                               31                                  20.Mooselike
 Energy!!!                                           32                          33                                                    34
                                                                                 35                                               36
                                                                                                                                                                                   22.Hearty dish
 Jack Deaton              Clarence Kennedy           37   38        39                                                    40                                                        bell-hop style
 Dave Ayers               Sheila Katz                41                                                              42                        43       44       45
                                                                                                                                                                                   27.Mete (out)
 Harry Thomas             Charlie Wagner             46                                       47           48                                  49
                                                                                                                                                                                   28.Night fliers
 Ervert Hicks             Don Roberts                50                                       51                                               52
 Paul Davis               Rick Morales               Across                                         overflow                                shelters
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                                                                                                   26.Shoe parts
                                                                                                   29.Urge (on)                            47.Unfolds                              39.Went by ca
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                                                                                                   32.You and I                            50.Understand                           42.Favorite
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                                                                                                   35.Moves like
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                                                     19.Fur coat
                                                                                                   37.Over                                 1.Poke
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                                                                                            MOUNTAIN TIMES                                                                                                   FEBRUARY, 1999

                          SACRAMENT MOUNTAIN        CALENDAR
     WEDNESDAY JANUARY                                       *Adult Bible Study - 2pm / Youth Meetings - 7pm at the
                                                                                        Youth                             on Rocky Trail in Timberon.
                                                                                                                                   Trail Timberon.                                         FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
                                                                                                                                                                                           FRIDAY FEBRUARY
*Computer class at 10am in the Timberon Lodge with           Weed Baptist Church.                                         *Sunday School at 9:45 AM / Service at 11:00 AM at       *Hope Christian Fellowship Youth Group meets at 7pm
Earle Morris.                                                         FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH
                                                                      FRIDAY JANUARY                                          Timberon
                                                                                                                          the Timberon Chapel.
                                                                                                                                                                                   in the Timberon Lodge.
*Bible Study / Service at 6:00 PM in the Timberon            *Hope Christian Fellowship Youth Group meets at 7pm                                       Worship
                                                                                                                          *Sunday School at 10:00 AM / Worship at 11:00 AM at
                                                                                                                          the Weed Baptist Church.                                       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH
                                                                                                                                                                                         SATURDA FEBRUARY
Chapel.                                                             Timberon
                                                             in the Timberon Lodge.
*Adult Bible Study - 2pm / Youth Meetings - 7pm at the
                           Youth                                    SATURDAY, JANUARY 30TH
                                                                    SATURDA JANUARY                                               MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
                                                                                                                                  MONDAY FEBRUARY                                  *Timberon Water District’s Monthly meeting at 10 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Timberon Water District’s
                                                                                                                                                                                   in the Timberon Lodge.
Weed Baptist Church.                                                             Timberon
                                                             *Lions Bingo in the Timberon Lodge.                          *Zeta Beta meets in the Timberon Lodge.
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Lions Bingo in the Timberon Lodge.
       THURSDAY JANUARY                                               SUNDAY, JANUARY 31ST
                                                                      SUNDAY JANUARY                                          WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
                                                                                                                              WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY                                   *Timberon
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Timberon Community Action Group meets in the
*The Timberon Fire Department will have its monthly          *Church Service with Pastor Jim Moss at 10:00AM out                                           Timberon
                                                                                                                          *Computer class at 10am in the Timberon Lodge with       Timberon Lodge.
meeting at 6:30 PM in the Timberon Firehouse.                         Trail Timberon.
                                                             on Rocky Trail in Timberon.                                  Earl Morris.                                                     SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
                                                                                                                                                                                           SUNDAY FEBRUARY
*Timberon Extension Club meets at 10:15 AM in the
*Timberon                                                    *Sunday School at 9:45 AM / Service at 11:00 AM at                                                       Timberon
                                                                                                                          *Bible Study / Service at 6:00 PM in the Timberon
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Church Service with Pastor Jim Moss at 10:00AM out
Timberon Lodge.                                                  Timberon
                                                             the Timberon Chapel.                                         Chapel.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Trail Timberon.
                                                                                                                                                                                   on Rocky Trail in Timberon.
         FRIDAY JANUARY                                                                    Worship
                                                             *Sunday School at 10:00 AM / Worship at 11:00 AM at                                     Youth
                                                                                                                          *Adult Bible Study - 2pm / Youth Meetings - 7pm at the
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Sunday School at 9:45 AM / Service at 11:00 AM at
*Hope Christian Fellowship Youth Group meets at 7pm              Weed
                                                             the Weed Baptist Church.                                     Weed Baptist Church.
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Timberon Chapel.
in the Timberon Lodge.                                              TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
                                                                    TUESDAY FEBRUARY                                              FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
                                                                                                                                  FRIDAY FEBRUARY                                                                Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Sunday School at 10:00 AM / Worship at 11:00 AM at
*Meet the Candidates for the School Board Election at        *School Board Election at the usual polling sites.           *Hope Christian Fellowship Youth Group meets at 7pm          Weed
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Weed Baptist Church.
12:30pm in the Timberon Lodge.
                                                                  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD
                                                                  WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY                                             Timberon
                                                                                                                          in the Timberon Lodge.                                       WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
                                                                                                                                                                                       WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY
       SATURDA JANUARY                                                                        Timberon
                                                             *Computer class at 10am in the Timberon Lodge with                 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH
                                                                                                                                SATURDA FEBRUARY                                                                    Timberon
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Computer class at 10am in the Timberon Lodge with
*Lions Bingo in the Timberon Lodge.                          Earl Morris.                                                                     Timberon
                                                                                                                          *Lions Bingo in the Timberon Lodge.                      Earl Morris.
*Timberon Community Action Group meets in the                *Bible Study / Service at 6:00 PM in the Timberon
                                                                                                         Timberon                SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
                                                                                                                                 SUNDAY FEBRUARY                                   *Bible Study / Service at 6:00 PM in the Timberon
Timberon Lodge.                                              Chapel.                                                      *Valentines Day - Don’t forget it!
                                                                                                                          *Valentines       Don’t                                  Chapel.
         SUNDAY JANUARY                                                                 Youth
                                                             *Adult Bible Study - 2pm / Youth Meetings - 7pm at the       *Church Service with Pastor Jim Moss at 10:00AM out                                 Youth
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Adult Bible Study - 2pm / Youth Meetings - 7pm at the
*Church Service with Pastor Jim Moss at 10:00AM out          Weed Baptist Church.                                                  Trail Timberon.
                                                                                                                          on Rocky Trail in Timberon.                              Weed Baptist Church.
         Trail Timberon.
on Rocky Trail in Timberon.                                        THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH
                                                                   THURSDAY FEBRUARY                                      *Sunday School at 9:45 AM / Service at 11:00 AM at               FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
                                                                                                                                                                                           FRIDAY FEBRUARY
*Sunday School at 9:45 AM / Service at 11:00 AM at           *Timberon Volunteer Fire Department meets.
                                                             *Timberon Volunteer                                              Timberon
                                                                                                                          the Timberon Chapel.                                     *Hope Christian Fellowship Youth Group meets at 7pm
the Timberon Chapel.
*Sunday School at 10:00 AM / Worship at 11:00 AM at
                                                                      FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
                                                                      FRIDAY FEBRUARY                                                                    Worship
                                                                                                                          *Sunday School at 10:00 AM / Worship at 11:00 AM at      in the Timberon Lodge.
                                                             *Hope Christian Fellowship Youth Group meets at 7pm
                                                                                                                          the Weed Baptist Church.                                       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
                                                                                                                                                                                         SATURDA FEBRUARY
the Weed Baptist Church.
                                                             in the Timberon Lodge.                                           WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH
                                                                                                                              WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY                                                       Timberon
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Lions Bingo in the Timberon Lodge.
*Computer class at 10am in the Timberon Lodge with
                                                                   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
                                                                   SATURDA FEBRUARY
                                                                     TURDAY                                                                                Timberon
                                                                                                                          *Computer class at 10am in the Timberon Lodge with              SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
                                                                                                                                                                                          SUNDAY FEBRUARY
                                                                                                                          Earl Morris.
Earl Morris.                                                                     Timberon
                                                             *Lions Bingo in the Timberon Lodge.                                                                                   *Church Service with Pastor Jim Moss at 10:00AM out
                                                                                                                          *Bible Study / Service at 6:00 PM in the Timberon
*Bible Study / Service at 6:00 PM in the Timberon                       Top                        Timberon.
                                                             *Mountain Top Daylight Lodge meets in Timberon.                                                                                Trail Timberon.
                                                                                                                                                                                   on Rocky Trail in Timberon.
Chapel.                                                              SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
                                                                     SUNDAY FEBRUARY                                                                 Youth
                                                                                                                          *Adult Bible Study - 2pm / Youth Meetings - 7pm at the
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Sunday School at 9:45 AM / Service at 11:00 AM at
                                                             *Church Service with Pastor Jim Moss at 10:00AM out                                                                       Timberon
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Timberon Chapel.
                                                                                                                          Weed Baptist Church.
                                                                                                                                                                                   *Sunday School at 10:00 AM / Worship at 11:00 AM at
     Highway 54                           US 70                                            Road 244
                                                                                          to Ruidoso
                                                                                                                               THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
                                                                                                                               THURSDAY FEBRUARY                                       Weed
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Weed Baptist Church.
     to Carrizozo                       to Ruidoso                                                                        *Timberon Extension Club meets at 10:15 AM in the
                                                                                                                          Timberon Lodge.

                                High Rolls           US 82
                                                     - Paved                            US 82
                                                                                        - Paved
                Alamogordo                                                                                  Mayhill                US 82
                                      Mountain Park                                                                              to Artesia

Holloman Air Base
                                    Lin                                     Road 130
                                                                             - Paved

  US 70 to
 Las Cruces
                                Westside Road
                             orest           nN
                            Forest Road 90 - Dirt
                                                                                                  Road 24                   MAP OF THE
                                                                                                  - Paved                                                                                                                   Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                    Exercise Class is held every Monday and Wednesday
                            Seldomly Maintained

                                                    on Sacramento Weed
                                             Scenic Byway
                                                                                                                                                                                   at 9:00 AM in the Timberon Lodge.

                                             6563 - Paved

                                                                                                                                                                                    Smith Memorial Library is open:
                                                          For                                                                                                                                          Wednesdays
                                                                                                                                                                                            Mondays & Wednesdays

                                                              est        Road 521 - Dirt
                                                                      Periodically Maintained
                                                                                                                  Road 24
                                                                                                                  - Paved
                                                                                                                                                                                            11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                            3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                             Bug Scuffle                                                                                                                                                    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                                                         Forest Road 537 - Dirt
              US 54                                      Frequently Maintained
                                                                                                                              Pinon                                                             Citizen’s Van            Timberon
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Senior Citizen’s Van leaves the Timberon Lodge
                                                                            Timberon                 Road 537 - Dirt                                                               parking lot promptly a 8:30 AM every Tuesday morn-
                                                                                                  Frequently Maintained         Road 24 to Dunken                                  ing for Alamogordo. The van leaves Alamo-gordo at
                                                                                                                                 then Highway 82                                   approximately 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the return trip
                                                                                                                                                                                   to Timberon.

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                                   Periodically Maintained                                                  W             E
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