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  • 08/09/2016 4:30 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Dirty Dash

    at Wildlife West Nature Park

         

         Sign up now for the incredibly fun in the mud Dirty Dash 5K run through Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood on Saturday, August 20th.  The Dirty Dash is where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year old’s fantasy. This year the course promises to be more mud and less torture with 12 obstacles and 8 mud pits.  All ages are welcome and costumes are encourage.

         Free parking and showers at the end. Register now on the Dirty Dash website at www.thedirtydash.com and to see pictures of past events.

         The Dirty Dash is held in locations around the country and partners with nonprofit organizations by contributing some proceeds to Wildlife West for this one day event. In addition, they will donate $75 per person to the rescued wildlife at the Park for every volunteer who works at least 6 hours setting up before the event and during the run.  Call Wildlife West to volunteer at 505-281-7655 or visit www.wildlifewest.org for more information about the Park.

     

    Photo by Roger Holden:  Dirty Dash participants race through the mud at Wildlife West during the event last year

  • 07/22/2016 12:12 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    EM Residents,

     

         EMIFPA is holding our July Tijeras Public Library Series meeting this coming Thursday, July 28th. The meeting will be in the Tijeras Public Library Community Room from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The agenda includes fire weather season outlook, wildfire season outlook, and finally, "After the Fire", addressing issues and concerns of EM residents following the recent Dog Head Fire. Leading this portion of the meeting will be Eliza Kretzmann, lead author of the "After Wildfire" guide linked below. Eliza works for the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department of New Mexico, of which NM State Forestry is a division.

     

         Eliza sent us the following links to important web sites. All contain critical information concerning the post fire environment. First is "After Wildfire" - http://afterwildfirenm.org/, next is the "Who Can Help" section of this link -http://afterwildfirenm.org/who-can-help, another important section - http://afterwildfirenm.org/who-can-help/emotional-support-wildfire, and finally Financial Tips - http://afterwildfirenm.org/financial-tips/tips-for-individuals. We recommend that you check out the complete guide, since there is much more than these highlighted sections to investigate. 

     

         Another important resource is FloodSmart.gov - https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/. We advise you to thoroughly check out this resource. The monsoon is (still) coming, so be prepared. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/) and Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District (http://www.eswcd.org/home/) have joined forces in planning and designing projects to help in the area affected by the Dog Head Fire. Contact (505-832-1111) at the Soil and Water Conservation District for more information on this effort.

     

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

     

    John Helmich

    EMIFPA Community Education Outreach Coordinator

     

    EMIFPA web site

     

    EMIFPA Facebook site

     

    Twitter: @EMIFPA_NM


  • 07/20/2016 12:30 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    14th Annual Edgewood Music & Art Festival


    Wildlife West Nature Park, July 28-31

     

    Hot Texas Swing Band and The Blue Canyon Boys will join 12 other bands for a jammed-pack, foot-stomping 14th Annual Edgewood Music & Arts Festival on July 28-31, 2016 at Wildlife West Nature Park.  Don’t miss this phenomenal music Festival that also includes a high energy Country Western Swing Barn Dance, musicians’ workshops with the headliner bands, local and regional artists, and activities for kids.  Plus wildlife viewing, hayrides, specialty craft beer by local Sierra Blanca Brewing Company, and free camping and parking. All performances are held on 2 stages in a covered all-weather amphitheater and historic pinto bean barn with plenty of seating and shade.

            

    This 4-day Festival starts on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. with a delicious Cowboy Chuckwagon BBQ and music by Holy Water & Whisky. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, takes the stage on Friday night along with another fabulous Chuckwagon BBQ.  Come early to walk around the wildlife zoo and at 5:30 p.m. a special free-flight Peregrine Falcon demonstration will be presented by world-renowned falconer Tom Smylie. Reservations for the Chuckwagon dinner shows are required by 2 p.m. on day of show.

            

    Backed by a passion for traditional Western Swing, the 6-member Hot Texas Swing Band, will perform for the Country Western Swing Barn Dance featuring Paul Anastasio on fiddle on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Anastasio has toured with Merle Haggard and Asleep at the Wheel. Tickets for the Barn Dance are just $10. The dance floor has been expanded so bring your dancing boots for these energetic bands.


    On Saturday, bands change each hour, starting at 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. With one boot in Cowboy music and the other in Swing, the talented Hot Texas Swing Band will perform throughout the weekend. The Blue Canyon Boys blend incredible pitch-perfect harmonies and hard driving instrumental proficiency, becoming one of Colorado’s most celebrated and award winning groups. This fast-paced 4-day Festival also includes the lively all-female trio JeeZ LaWeeZ, Kubatana Marimba Southwest, Singing Pilgrims, Atomic Grass, Cali Shaw Duo, Red Light Ramblers, Roadrunner String Band and more.


    On Sunday, performers start at noon and play until 4 p.m. beginning with Kombucha Marimba Ensemble, Holly Water & Whiskey, followed by the headliner bands Hot Texas Swing Band and Blue Canyon Boys.  

    The Festival will have a variety of tasty foods and local craft beer, which is a beer made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by Moriarty’s Sierra Blanca Brewery.  Plus an amazing juggler for the kids. Throughout the weekend, visitors can stroll around the wildlife zoo and experience wildlife up close in their natural habitat, including Wildlife West’s newest arrivals – two nine-month old cougars, 500-pound black bear, elk, javelina, crested caracaras and more. It is fun for the entire family ─ children under 12 are free.  


    Get a discount by buying tickets now online at www.wildlifewest.org. See the website for a complete list of performers and times, more information and advanced discount tickets, or call Wildlife West at 505-281-7655, toll free 877-981-9453.  


    Don’t miss this incredible line-up of musicians in a beautiful high desert setting that is just 25 minutes east of Albuquerque off Interstate-40 in Edgewood. The festival is made possible in part by the New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.  


    What: 14th Annual Edgewood Music & Art Festival


    When:  Thursday – Sunday, July 28-31, 2016


    Thursday 5:30 p.m., Free-flight Peregrine Falcon show, Chuckwagon BBQ with Holy Water & Whiskey


    Friday, 5:30 p.m., Free-flight Peregrine Falcon show, Chuckwagon BBQ with Blue Canyon Boys


    Friday, 7:30 p.m. Country Western Swing Barn Dance with Hot Texas Swing Band


    Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Bands change hourly on 2 stages, see www.wildlifewest.org for schedule


    Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Bands change hourly


    Where:  Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, 25 minutes east of Albuquerque off I-40, take exit 187 and follow the signs.


    Cost:  Thursday & Friday Chuckwagon BBQ & Music show $28 at gate, advance tickets: $25 adults, $23 seniors, $12 for children 5-11 years, free for children under 5 years; or purchase multi-day pass below.

    Friday Barn Dance:  $10

    4 day pass Thursday-Sunday, $85 at gate, $80 advance

    3 day pass Friday-Sunday, $60 at gate or $55 advance

    2 day pass Saturday & Sunday, $35 at gate $30 advance

    Children under 12 admitted free on Saturday & Sunday

    Purchase discount tickets online www.wildlifewest.org or full price at door  


    Contact: Wildlife West Nature Park 505-281-7655, toll free 877-0981-9453, or www.wildlifelife.org


  • 07/07/2016 3:18 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    East Mountain Chamber

    July 2016 Business Meeting


    Minutes by Liz Morantes, Member at Large


    11:44 A.M. Thursday July 7, 2016 meeting called to order by President, Nancy Carpenter.

    Pledge of Allegiance was recited and all members were asked to silence their cell phones.

    Member introductions or members present at meeting:

    Nancy Carpenter, Automated Systems Inc., Chamber President

    Barbara Ormand, Single Action Shooting Society

    Paul Rothberg, East Mountain Directory

    John Helmich, EMIFPA

    Floyd DeGrodt, CPA

    Alexandra & Heather, Tiny Bubbles

    David Tixier, Mags Indoor Shooting

    Liz Morantes, Bank of the West, Member at Large

    Bob Brittain, Creative Concepts, Member at Large

    Effie Medford, New Mexico Medical

    George Jasielski, Appliance Service of New Mexico

    Geri Jones, Sandia Mountain Lions Club

    Leota Harriman, The Independent Newspaper

    Betty Miller, Sandia Mountain Lyons Club

    Melanie Peak, Coldwell Banker Legacy

    Bobbi Carrillo, Coldwell Banker Legacy

    Ofelia Strickland, Administrator for Prince of Peace Lutheran

    Roger Alink & Amanda, Wildlife West Nature Park

    Rory McClannahan, Mountain View Telegraph

    Ellen Ashcraft, Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay

    Bob Jones, Sandia Mountain Lions Club, Chamber Treasurer

    Mary Dammann, ReMax Pros

    Bridget Conden, representative for Congressman Pearce

    Gail Rossi, Chamber Administrative Assistant


    Presentations:

    Speaker #1: Leota Harriman, owner of The Independent Newspaper presented the question “How do you get your news into the paper?”

    She handed out a guide for press releases to use as a template when sending in articles. Whether they can use the article depends on many things but most importantly are space and what makes this article of interest to the community?

    The press release guide can be completed and either emailed to independent@lobo.net or faxed to 286-6119.


    Speaker #2: Floyd DeGrodt, CPA. He has been a CPA for 23 years and is an East Mountain resident. He offers accounting and bookkeeping services. He also helps with IRS letter resolutions. He advised if you get a letter from the IRS to call him right away. He also discussed the website for the IRS which is www.irs.gov. Lastly he discussed common IRS tax scams and what to know to avoid them. All IRS correspondence begins by mail not by email or phone.


    Speaker #3: John Helmich, East Mountain Interagency Fire Protection Association (EMIFPA)

    John gave an update on the Dog Head Fire. 

    Total acres burned = 17,912

    Fire is 98% Contained/2% Control Line

    Actual number of homes lost was decreased to 12

    Actual number of other buildings lost was increased to 44

    The Cause of the fire was a thinning tool being used by Contract Workers for the Forest Service.

    Emergency rehabilitation to re-seed the area and do erosion control has already began


    Treasurer’s Report: After income and expenses for the month, the approximate balance in the account is $8300.00


    Members of the Month: Cedar Crest Vision, EMIFPA, and Wells Fargo Bank


    Door Prize Winner: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church


    SAVE THE DATE:

    Announcement by Nancy Carpenter of the Summer Networking event to honor First Responders which will be held at the James McGrane Jr. Public Safety Complex from 5 – 7 P.M. on August 27th.

    Announcement by Mary Dammann and Barbara Ormond about the Run Rally and Rock annual event that will be held this year on August 6th in Edgewood, NM. There will be games, food, door prizes, music, parade and fireworks. (Yes John, the flyer does say fireworks!)


    Realtor Packets: Packets were prepared by One Stop Office and ready for pick up. Relocation and Member packets are still being prepared.

    Meeting adjourned at 12:53 P.M. by Nancy Carpenter, President

    Respectfully Submitted: Liz Morantes, Member at Larg


  • 06/28/2016 12:08 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    New Band at Wildlife West’s Chuckwagon

     

    Come hear Watermelon Mountain Jug Band this Saturday night, July 2nd, at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. This popular sunset summer Chuckwagon Barbeque and Western Music concert series is held every Saturday night until Labor Day.


    The show starts at 6 p.m. with a special free-flight Peregrine Falcon demonstration presented by world-renowned falconer Tom Smylie. The audience will experience these magnificent birds close up and learn how the fastest raptor on earth survives in the wild. Then a delicious cowboy BBQ dinner at 7 p.m., followed by music from Watermelon Mountain Jug Band from 8-9 p.m.


    Check Wildlife West’s website www.wildlifewest.org for the schedule of the different bands that will play throughout the summer. Come early, enjoy a hayride and get a rare opportunity to be close to wildlife in their natural habitat. The Wildlife West zoo is home to 24 species of native wildlife, including their newest arrival, two 9-month old cougars along with a 500-pound black bear, elk, javelina, hawks, crested caracaras and much more.


    Chuckwagon dinner shows are $25/adults, $23/seniors, $12/child 5-11, and kids under 5 are free.  Reservations are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show. It's fun for the entire family.  The show is presented in a covered all-weather amphitheater in an old west atmosphere.


    Call Wildlife West for reservations at 505.281.7655 or for more information www.wildlifewest.org.

  • 06/26/2016 12:20 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    EM Residents,

     

         EMIFPA is holding our June Tijeras Public Library Series meeting this coming Thursday, June 30th. The meeting will be in the Tijeras Public Library Community Room from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The agenda includes fire weather season outlook, wildfire season outlook, and finally, "After the Fire", addressing issues and concerns of EM residents following the recent Dog Head Fire.

     

         We were sent the following links for your use from Eliza Kretzmann, NM State Forestry. First is the "After Wildfire" - http://afterwildfirenm.org/, next is the "Who Can Help" section of this link - http://afterwildfirenm.org/who-can-help, another important section - http://afterwildfirenm.org/who-can-help/emotional-support-wildfire, and finally Financial Tips - http://afterwildfirenm.org/financial-tips/tips-for-individuals. We recommend that you check out the complete guide, since there is much more than these highlighted sections to investigate. 

     

         Another important resource is FloodSmart.gov - https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/. We advise you to thoroughly check out this resource. The monsoon is coming, be prepared. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/) and Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District (http://www.eswcd.org/home/) are joining forces in planning and designing projects to help in the area affected by the Dog Head Fire. Contact (505-832-1111) at the Soil and Water Conservation District for more information on this effort.

     

         The Tijeras EM Food Pantry is accepting dry goods and canned foods as part of their effort helping EM residents recover from the Dog Head Fire. Go to their web site - http://www.smrna.org/pages/calendar/2010/EMFP%20Brochure.pdf, and call them to see how you can help.

     

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

     

    John Helmich

    EMIFPA Community Education Outreach Coordinator

     

    EMIFPA web site

     

    EMIFPA Facebook site

     

    Twitter: @EMIFPA_NM


  • 06/22/2016 12:25 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Last Week for Junior Zookeeper Camp

    at Wildlife West Nature Park

                Next week is the last Junior Zookeeper Day Camp at Wildlife West Nature Park. Sign up now for this amazing week-long day camp program for children 8 to 12 years of age. Two certified teachers provide children with a rare opportunity to experience up close and learn about New Mexico’s native wildlife in a safe and educational environment.

                Thanks to funding support from Santa Fe County, this five-day camp is only $25/child for families who live in Edgewood or Santa Fe county, or $70/child for families outside this area. Daily snacks and drinks are provided. 

                Children will go with the zookeepers to feed the animals, make toys for the wildlife, observe their behavior, and get behind the scenes tours led by zookeepers. This outdoor educational program will help children develop life-long values about wildlife and the environment, and learn all about the wildlife at Wildlife West Nature Park, including the newest arrivals – two 8-month old mountain lions.  

                Space is limited, so register now by going to www.wildlifewest.org to obtain the registration form which needs to be mailed or dropped off along with payment, or call Wildlife West at 505-281-7655.

  • 06/22/2016 12:22 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    EM Residents,

     

         Bernalillo County District 5 Commissioner Wayne Johnson, the East Mountain Library (in Tijeras) and EMIFPA are co-hosting an information session this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Library has made available the Community Room at the east side of the Library 4:30 - 7 pm Thursday, 4:30 - 6 pm Friday, and 4:30 - 6 pm Saturday. This will be an opportunity for EM residents who would like to get the latest information regarding the Dog Head Fire. The format will be a brief current status overview of the fire, followed by an open Q & A session. Be advised, this is NOT a community meeting like those that have been held in the past few days. But we will be there to address any questions we can regarding the Dog Head Fire. All EM residents are welcome to attend. Space is limited, and it will be open ended, so there is no specific start time. Come when you can.

     

         The Tijeras Food Pantry is will be open this Saturday, 10 am - 12 noon. This will be for EM residents who are in need of canned and packaged food after having been evacuated these past few days. Please contact Sammie at 228-9593 for details. This is a one time opportunity made available by the Food Pantry. We thank them in advance for what they are doing to help residents.

     

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

     

    John Helmich

    EMIFPA Community Education Outreach Coordinator

     

    EMIFPA web site

     

    EMIFPA Facebook site

     

    Twitter: @EMIFPA_NM


  • 06/17/2016 3:03 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Bernalillo County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Situation Report


    Event Name: Dog Head Fire


    SITUATION REPORT: # 3


    DATE AND TIME: 6/16/2016, 2000


    CURRENT PRIORITIES:

    Evacuation Operations

    Sheltering Operations

    Ensure the protection of life and property

    Coordinate County Resources

    Standby Structure Protection


    INCIDENT SUMMARY:

    On June 14, 2016, a fire was reported on the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Mountainair Ranger District known as the Dog Head Fire. The fire started approximately 10 miles West of Estancia and has spread northeast and has grown to an approximate size of 16,000 acres as of 2000 hours today.


    Two (20 person) Hot Shot crews are on site as well as 4 helicopters, 2 lead planes, 1 air attack, 6 single engine air tankers, and 6 air tankers.


    A Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed responsibility of the fire at 1800 6/15/2016. Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) was requested and will arrive sometime this weekend (6/18/2016).


    There is currently a mandatory evacuation notice for the town of Chilili, Escobosa, El Merced, Los Seis Hermanos Estates, Marianette Ranch Estates, Llano Del Sol, Tierra De Los Suenos, Ponderosa Estates, Capital Estates and Ponderosa Pines. Additionally, all residences that are located southwest of the intersection of Highway 217 and Highway 337 and all residence that are located south of Highway 217 and east of Highway 337 to the county line are asked to evacuate. The fire is active on the north and south flanks. As of 2000 the fire has not crossed highway 337.


    According to the "Haynes Index" used by fire personnel to measure the threat of wildfires the Dog Head Fire is at a #6 which is considered the highest threat.


    The fire is "spotting" and igniting fires as far as 1.5 miles from the main fire source.


    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Highway 337 from Interstate 40 to Highway 217 is closed to local traffic only.

    Highway 337 at the Highway 217 intersection is completely closed to ALL civilian traffic.

    Highway 217 at Martinez road is CLOSED to all civilian traffic.

    Highway 337 at Ponderosa Campgrounds may be closed to all traffic as early as 1800 today


    Governor Susana Martinez has officially declared a state of emergency due to the Dog Head Fire on 06/15/2016.


    REPORTED DAMAGE

    As of 2000 hours an estimated 18 structures have been damaged due to the fire.


    EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (ESF) ACTIVATED

    ESF # 4 Fire Fighting

    ESF # 5 Emergency Management

    ESF # 6 Mass Care (Park and Rec, Animal Services)

    ESF #7 Logistics Management and Resource Support (Purchasing and Asset Management)

    ESF # 13 Law Enforcement

    ESF # 15 External Affairs

    Support: New Mexico National Guard (Army/Air Force)


    RESOURCE REQUEST

    Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department-Captain Josh Campos (505) 220-0657


    15-person x 1 Law Enforcement Strike Team

    20 National Guard members assisting the Sheriff’s Office


    Bernalillo County Fire Department Resources-Division Chief Chris Gober (505) 263-4635

    Currently on RMP

    Div. Chief Chris Gober

    Brush 30: with 3 personnel

    Tender 35: with 2 personnel


    Responding units for structural protection until Strike force assembled

    Bat 7: with 1 personnel

    Brush 46: with 2 personnel

    Eng. 54: with 2 personnel

    Tender 43: with 2 personnel


    Mutual Aid Departments

    Wildland 1: w/1 personnel

    AFD Brush truck: w/ 3 personnel

    AFD Eng.: w/ 3 personnel


    County Public Works-Brad Catanach (505) 848-1518

    7,000-gallon water tank that is now stationed in Chilili.

    Animal Services-Misha Goodman (505) 975-5945

    Small Animal Shelter

    Small Animal Transport Vehicle

    Large Animal Shelter

    Large Animal Transport


    OHSEM-Richard Clark (505) 382-4640

    Shelter Trailer


    Park and Recreation-Andrew Parra @ 999-9086 until 2200; Jr LaFarge Esparza @ 328-4818 after 22:00

    2 Shelter workers


    PIO

    Larry Gallegos 505-328-6668

    Deputy Felicia Romero 505- 259-6126


    National Guard

    Army LNO – SGM Checkley

    Air Force LNO – SMSG Valenti

    20 National Guard Soldiers w/four vehicles

    2 National Guard Soldiers with Governor’s transport


    NMDOT:

    Electronic sign boards to the highways to put evacuation/ shelter information for residents.


    Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 Liaison Officer-

    Scott Cooke 928-792-9080


    OPEN SHELTERS: Bernalillo County along with the Red Cross have opened a shelter in Tijeras in response to the fire.


    Los Vecinos Community Center: 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66 Tijeras, NM 87059


    Shelter Population: 40


    Pet Population: 58


    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

    A heat wave pattern is building over New Mexico as a powerful dome of high pressure takes hold of the state. Temperatures will trend hotter each afternoon through the weekend then peak on Monday. High temperatures will reach into the 80`s and lower 90`s over the high terrain and between 95 and 105 in the lower elevations. Record high temperatures are likely for western New Mexico. Moisture will begin to seep into the state around Tuesday and temper the heat wave for at least eastern New Mexico. The coverage of showers and storms will also be on the increase by the middle of next week for at least the northern high terrain.


    Dog Head Spot Weather:


    Clouds/weather: Sunny.


    Chance of precip: 0 percent.


    Temperature: max 84-88.


    Relative humidity: min 8-13 percent.


    Winds: west winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, gusts up to 35 mph.


    Transport wind: southwest 18 knots.


  • 06/16/2016 12:18 PM | Nancy Carpenter

    Event Name: Dog Head Fire

    SITUATION REPORT: # 2


    DATE AND TIME: 6/16/2016, 0800


    CURRENT PRIORITIES:

    Ensure the protection of life and property

    Coordinate County Resources

    Evacuation Operations

    Standby Structure Protection


    INCIDENT SUMMARY:

    On June 14, 2016, a fire was reported on the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands’ Mountainair Ranger District known as the Dog Head Fire. The fire started approximately 10 miles West of Estancia and has spread northeast and grew to a size to 5,072 acres as of 0600 today.Two (20 person) Hot Shot crews are on site as well as 4 helicopters, 2 lead planes, 1 air attack, 6 single engine air tankers, and 6 air tankers.

    A Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed responsibility of the fire at 1800 6/15/2016. There is currently a mandatory evacuation notice for the town of Chilili. The fire travel throughout the night and is directly threatening homes and structures in Escobosa, Yrisarri, and Ponderosa. This includes, but is not limited to, the following subdivision; Los Seis Hermanos Estates, Marianette Ranch Estates, Llano Del Sol, Tierra De Los Suenos, Ponderosa Estates, Capital Estates, and Ponderosa Pines. Evacuations have occurring south of junction of HWY 337 and HWY 217 to the county line due to the threat of fires.


    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Highway 337 at the intersection of Highway 217 is closed for all traffic. No traffic will be allowed on this road in order to allow rescue and fire personnel safe and quick passage.


    Highway 337 is CLOSED at the Bernalillo/ Torrance County Line        

    Highway 337 (S14) is “Soft” closed at Highway 66 near the James McGrane Substation.


    Governor Susana Martinez has officially declared a state of emergency due to the Dog Head Fire on 06/15/2016.


    REPORTED DAMAGE:

    Several Structures were damaged west of HWY 337 near Chilili, Numbers are still being determined.


    EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (ESF) ACTIVATED:

    ESF # 4 Fire Fighting

    ESF # 5 Emergency Management

    ESF # 6 Mass Care (Park and Rec, Animal Services)

    ESF # 13 Law Enforcement

    ESF # 15 External Affairs


    RESOURCE REQUEST:

    Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department-Captain Josh Campos 220-0657

    15-person x 2 Law Enforcement Strike Team

    1 UH-1 helicopter for fire suppression

    Bernalillo County Fire Department Resources-Division Chief Chris Gober 263-4635

    Currently on RMP

    Div. Chief Chris Gober

    Brush 30: with 3 personnel

    Tender 35: with 2 personnel

    Responding units for structural protection until Strike force assembled

    Bat 7: with 1 personnel

    Brush 46: with 2 personnel

    Eng. 54: with 2 personnel

    Tender 43: with 2 personnel

    Mutual Aid departments

    Wild-land 1: with 1 personnel

    AFD Brush truck: with 3 personnel

    AFD Eng.: with 3 personnel

    Santa Fe County Brush Truck: with 3 personnel

    County Public Works-Mary Murnane 224-1610

    7,000-gallon water tank that is now stationed in Chilili.

    Animal Services-Misha Goodman 975-5945

    Small Animal Shelter

    Small Animal Transport Vehicle

    OHSEM-Richard Clark 382-4640

    Shelter Trailer

    Park and Recreation-Jr LaFarge Esparza 328-4818

    Shelter workers PIO

    Andy Lenderman 505-414-0485

    Deputy Felicia Romero 259-6126

    National Guard

    Army LNO – SGM Checkley

    Air Force LNO – MSG Boge

    14 National Guard Soldiers w/four vehicles

    NMDOT:

    Electronic sign boards to the highways to put evacuation/ shelter information for residents.

    Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 Liaison Officer-

    Scott Cooke 928-792-9080

    OPEN SHELTERS: Bernalillo County along with the Red Cross have opened a shelter in Tijeras in response to the fire.

    Los Vecinos Community Center: 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66 Tijeras, NM 87059

    Shelter Population: 16

    Pet Population: 31


    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Albuquerque: RED FLAG WARMING

    BETWEEN 1 PM TO 9 PM TODAY FOR THE SANDIA...MANZANO... GALLINAS MOUNTAINS...ESTANCIA BASIN AND CHUPADERA MESA DUE TO STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... STRONG WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS COMBINED WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY DRY AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL ONCE AGAIN IMPACT THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS INCLUDING THE DOG HEAD FIRE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE WEDNESDAY'S HIGHS WITH HIGH MIXING HEIGHTS. 


    Dog Head Spot Weather:

    Clouds/weather: Sunny.

    Chance of precip: 0 percent.

    Temperature: max 84-88.

    Relative humidity: min 8-13 percent.

    Winds: west winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, gusts up to 35 mph.

    Transport wind: southwest 18 knots.


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