Archive for November, 2009

Public Service Announcement

by Carol Clegg

Mountain Valley Church will be presenting ” Imagine Christmas” a musical stage production at the church, located on the corner of Mountain Valley and Dinkle Road, Edgewood.

Invite family and friends to a free evening of entertainment

Saturday Dec 12th and Sunday Dec 13th @ 6:00 p.m.

Public Service Announcement – NMDOT To Hold Meeting on NM 41 Improvements

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in cooperation with Gannett Fleming West, Inc. (GFW) invites you to attend the second meeting regarding possible drainage and safety improvements for NM41 between Willard and Moriarty.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
East Torrance Soil and Water
Conservation District Educational Complex
701 10th Street,
Estancia, New Mexico

The project corridor is NM 41 from US 60 near Willard to NM 333 (Old Highway 66) in Moriarty. You are encouraged to attend this meeting to review the preliminary findings on drainage and safety issues associated with the NM41 corridor. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to review findings related to bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian, and-natural and cultural resource issues. There will be an opportunity for questions and comments from the public. For additional information or for requests for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-related accommodations please contact Aspen-Rose Doyle, Gannett Fleming West, Inc., 2155 Louisiana NE, Suite 7000, Albuquerque, NM 87110 [Phone (505) 265-8468; FAX (505) 881-2513;].

Edgewood’s Recipe for Songbird Soup

by John Weckerle

As reported here, in the Mountain View Telegraph, at, and other local sources, the Town of Edgewood recently received a stimulus package grant for two 50 kilowatt wind turbines.  As mentioned in all sources, the Town intends to place these turbines at the site of the wastewater treatment plant, which will also be the site of a new, roughly 3.5 acre pond, intended for recreational uses including fishing.  At first, this may seem a great fit; however, as with so many issues, there is more to the situation than meets the eye.

What is perhaps not entirely obvious – and quite clearly not obvious at all to the Town’s energy committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, Council, and staff, despite having been made aware of the issue – is the connection between bodies of water, insects, bats and birds in this part of the world.  Anyone who has even a small outdoor fountain in this area knows that not only do local birds of all types visit water sources on a daily basis, but migratory birds crowd in during migration seasons in Spring and Fall.  On any given morning at this time of year, it is far from unusual for us to see 20 or more robins at at time, joined by northern flickers, woodpeckers, and other visitors lined up around and on top of the fountain, drinking and bathing.  On any given day, we have hundreds of visitors during migration season – and the fountain’s wet area is probably about 18 inches across.  The bubbler out front sees similar action at times.  »» Edgewood’s Recipe for Songbird Soup

Call For Support

Editor’s note: It’s a tough time economically for everybody, and most especially nonprofit organizations.  If you have a little extra, even just a few dollars, please consider giving to Wildlife West; their donations page can accept any amount via credit card, and even a small check can help provide food for the animals.

from  Wildlife West Nature Park

Please join our family of supporters and volunteers at Wildlife West Nature Park by donating a tax-deductible amount to our 501-c-3 not for profit enhanced zoo, wildlife refuge and community event center. Wildlife West Nature Park is the only zoo in the world built by youth, rescues all non-releasable native wildlife and has built habitats for 25 species that are up to 60% recycled material.  Become part of the legend we are creating by contributing to the premier all native rescued wildlife habitat park in the Southwest.  Send to New Mexico Wildlife Association, PO Box 1359, Edgewood, NM 87015 or online at, or call-505-281-7655.

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