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New Chipper Dates


  • Saturday, September 10

    **Taos County at Valle Escondido (VEHA) Clubhouse, Saturday, September 10
    9:00am - 2:00pm

    How to prepare for Chipper Day

- Slash & limbs stacked/loaded "butt-end-out" required for easy unloading by

crews.

- No limbs over 4" diameter (removed from trunks).

- No trunks.

- No wire, nail, lumber, pine needles, bags, trash.

- Follow instructions of Taos County or Kit Carson Electric employees; they

unload and feed chipper.




CLOSED  ***** SLASH PILE ***** CLOSED

The Slash Pile is now CLOSED until further notice. 

Due to improper use and dumping in the slash pile area, and also the county-provided pine needle collection bin,

ALL SERVICES ARE NOW CLOSED

TO EVERYONE

It is very unfortunate that someone chose to abuse the purpose of the area and throw trash on this HOA property designated for fire prevention safety.

You may:
take your slash/pine needles to Taos County Landfill (Taos Dump). Check their website for current hours and any restrictions, and be sure to take your “dump card.”

-Check Rio Fernando Fire department website regularly for updates (https://rffd.org/)




READY
- SET - GO!
New Mexico has a plan called READY - SET - GO!, which provides information to help you prepare and be ready for wildfires. You can access this information by clicking on the picture below. Understanding the terminology and messaging coming your way will make things easier for you. The guide may also be found on the FIREWISE page.
We've spent years working on preparedness in our area. Please take advantage of the material in this guide to help yourselves be prepared if the worst should happen. 
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UPDATE ON LAND THINNING GRANT

Announcements about funding on the Lot Clearing Assistance Grant in expected in July or August. If we are successful, the selection committee, after determining where funding would be best spent, will notify landowners that applied, and also request letters of commitment for joint treatment development of land at that time.





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READY, SET, GO!

I. READY: Create and maintain defensible space and harden your home against flying embers.

 

II. SET: Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate. Ensure you have a plan of what to take and where to go. Ask friends or relatives outside your area if you would be able to stay with them, should the need arise. Check with hotels, motels and campgrounds to learn if they are open. Stay up to date with these websites:

III. GO!: When wildfire strikes, the response plan for Valle Escondido for each incident may be different. Instructions will be based according to the location of the fire and the agency in charge (local, county, national). Initial information may be on websites, but we must also rely on door-to-door evacuation instructions from the agency in charge.  Depending upon the fire incident, this might include:

Shelter in Place - in your home
Shelter in Community – at the clubhouse, on the golf course, in a pasture, at the fire station
Evacuate – leave Valle Escondido by a certain time


C
omplete information about READY, SET, GO! can be found at:
ACTION GUIDE

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