Conspiracy Brews 5.31.14

If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting.   For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact:

Conspiracy Brews  

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin


Not your average political discussion group!

May 31, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

 ***Quotes of the Week***


I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. . . . He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. . . . So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. . . . He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

Valarie Jarrett


“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Dale Carnegie



Suggested Topics


First the ACA rollout debacle, second the VA debacle, third …(, is President Obama too bored to act?


Notice that the second paragraph in the preceding article has been cut in this one



— Has the US and NM in particular lost its entrepreneurial edge?


— Is Albuquerque’s economy is stagnant or losing jobs?



(Light Quotes of the week)

“A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.”

John Ciardi


“Boxing is just show business with blood.”

Frank Bruno


“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”

Kurt Vonnegut


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Santa Fe County Zone Map

We are sorry for the short notice, but we did not receive this from Santa Fe County until last evening

Santa Fe County Zoning Map Adoption Draft Public Hearing Schedule
Santa Fe, NM – May 27, 2014 – Santa Fe County would like to remind residents the first Public Hearing for the Santa Fe County Zoning Map Adoption Draft will be held at a special Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Board of County Commission Chambers, 102 Grant Ave.  The Special meeting agenda and packet material is available on the County website at under the event item.  This is the first of two scheduled Public Hearings on the Zoning Map Adoption Draft, the second public hearing is Wednesday, June 25 at 5 p.m. in the Board of County Commission Chambers, 102 Grant Ave.
All properties have been assigned a zoning classification in accordance with the Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC).  Santa Fe County released the Zoning Map Adoption Draft on March 27, 2014 and held a Public Review and Comment period from April 14 through May 2 as part of the Zoning Map Adoption Process.  The Zoning Map Adoption draft and an interactive Zoning Map are available on the County website under Hot Topics. Notifications to property owners of the proposed zoning map were sent on April 4, 2014. During the Public Comment and Review process Santa Fe County staff hosted office hours in each Growth Management Area in Santa Fe County to review the map with residents and assist property owners in locating their property on the map. During this time staff also provided information on the assigned zoning classification and applicable section of the SLDC.
The SLDC will not become effective until 30 days after the County Zoning Map is adopted. The Code was approved by the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners by Ordinance at the December 10, 2013 Board meeting. The SLDC provides a legal framework for implementing land development and growth management policies of the County’s Sustainable Growth Management Plan adopted in 2010.
For more information on the Sustainable Land Development Code and Zoning Map Adoption Draft adoption process visit

Marita Noon: Obama Hides Use Of Bad Science

Obama administration hides its use of bad science

Six years later, we know that President Obama’s pledge to run the most transparent administration in history was merely a campaign promise, a White House talking point, and not a statement of management style. We’ve seen a series of highly public scandals—Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and now, the VA—where Oversight Committees have fought to pry information out of the Obama White House only to receive stacks of redacted documents.


Most recently, we’ve seen court-ordered information provided to nonprofit government watchdog groups in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that have made it very clear why the Administration wanted to keep specific contents hidden. Emails that revealed direct White House involvement in the Benghazi scandal are behind the creation of the new Select Committee. IRS documents show the Tea Party targeting wasn’t a couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati, as the Obama administration claimed—instead, now we know it was orchestrated out of DC. Briefing materials point out that the Obama administration has known about problems with VA hospital wait times since 2009.


FOIA requests must be the bane of the “most transparent administration in history.”


As shameful as each of these scandals are, they directly impact only a comparative handful of people. We grieve the loss of life, but unless you are a family member or friend of the four brave men killed in Benghazi or of the dozens of veterans who risked their lives for our country only to die unnecessarily due to bad policy at the VA hospitals, your life goes on without consequence.


However, there are other cases that haven’t yet reached “scandal” status (and they may never because it is unlikely that anyone will die) where the Administration doesn’t want the public to know the rationale behind the policy that is universally having a negative impact on all Americans. These stories point to the administrations’ use of bad science to achieve its goal of growing government and controlling people through the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Clean Air Act. Together the practices restrict access to public and private lands for farming, ranching, and energy development, and reduce the availability of affordable electricity—making essential food and power costs ever-increasing.


In New Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Forest Service  are preventing cattle ranchers from accessing water to which two different court rulings have declared the ranchers’ have rights. According to a report in the Daily Caller: “New Mexico’s current conflict involves 23 acres along the Aqua Chiquita creek and natural springs, now fenced off for the benefit of the newly protected meadow jumping mouse. Cattle ranchers had naturally relied on access to this water since the area had been open to grazing permittees since 1957.”


Addressing the specific protections for the mouse, the report points out the “decades of scientific controversy over whether the meadow jumping mouse was a ‘valid subspecies’ or whether it really was vanishing.” It also cites current research from the University of New Mexico with recommendations that would lead to a re-evaluation of the listing.


The report states: “Yet scrutiny of EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] determinations and analysis of competing findings is foreclosed by sweetheart deals between environmental advocacy groups and the EPA in ‘sue and settle’ schemes.” It continues: “This collaboration between two friendly parties to co-opt the courts into bypassing constitutionally prescribed safeguards and protections denies local governments, harmed parties, and the public in general a seat at the table.”


While the Daily Caller piece doesn’t specifically reference the Information Quality Act (IQA), enacted by Congress in 2000, it is one of the safeguards and protections required for “influential scientific information” and/or “highly influential scientific assessments”—particularly if such scientific information may be used as the basis for regulatory action. The IQA requires “all federal bureaucrats to ‘prove up’ their claims and data so others in local government and land-use managers could rely on it to make wise and proper management decisions,” explains Dan Byfield, CEO of American Stewards of Liberty.


In a Ranch Magazine article titled “Verify the science,” Byfield showed how the IQA can be used to prevent environmental organizations from “manipulating our government and federal statutes to their benefit and the detriment of everyone else.” He worked successfully with eight counties in the Permian Basin to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered. He states: “We prevented the listing and saved those two million acres by taking a hard look at the science. What we discovered became the ‘smoking gun!’” Byfield continues: “what we found was anything but credible science. …and this is true with almost every proposed listing.”


Taking the IQA a step further, earlier this year the Institute for Trade Standards and Sustainable Development (ITSSD) filed FOIA requests regarding the science underpinning the EPA’s 2009 greenhouse gas endangerment findings—identifying six greenhouse gasses as posing a risk of endangerment to public health and welfare within the meaning of the Clean Air Act. The requests were filed with the EPA and the U.S. government’s lead climate science agency: the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


An ITSSD press release states: “The objective of the FOIA requests has been to secure disclosure of government records substantiating each agency’s compliance with the provisions of the U.S. Information Quality Act.” ITSSD asserts that, based on its research, the required “peer review science process has likely been compromised on conflict of interest, independence/bias, peer review panel balance, and transparency grounds.” Additionally, the ITSSD press release claims that peer review comments regarding scientific uncertainties were ignored.


ITSSD believes that The EPA’s endangerment ruling—which has triggered costly and burdensome greenhouse gas emissions control regulations and proposed performance standards that would restrict new fossil fuel-based energy generation facilities—is based on bad science and is seeking records regarding the climate science-related peer review processes.


Requests for information are being stonewalled, in part, by denying the customary fee waiver requests generally allowed for nonprofit organizations engaged in public education. (ITSSD is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of educating the public about the legal and economic consequences of environmental health and safety rules premised on the post-modern concept of sustainable development.)


In a Politico story on “President Obama’s muddy transparency record,” Katherine Meyer, a Washington lawyer who’s been filing FOIA cases since 1978, is quoted as saying: “Obama is the sixth administration that’s been in office since I’ve been doing Freedom of Information Act work. … It’s kind of shocking to me to say this, but of the six, this administration is the worst on FOIA issues. The worst. There’s just no question about it. This administration is raising one barrier after another. … It’s gotten to the point where I’m stunned—I’m really stunned.”


With knowledge of the way the most transparent administration in history operates, one can reasonably conclude that ITSSD’s FOIA requests are being slow walked because it has hit upon an area of vulnerability that the administration would rather keep hidden. The requested documents would likely require a reexamination of the EPA’s greenhouse gas endangerment findings that would render them invalid.


The closer one looks, the more clear it becomes. The only thing transparent about the Obama administration is its motives for hiding the truth. If everything it is covering up was exposed, myriad policies, mandates, and regulations would have to be reversed and the American people would be relieved.


Laws like the IQA were put into place to protect the public from a president who thinks he can rule by decree—with a pen and phone—rather than on sound science.



The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). Together they work to educate the public and influence policy makers regarding energy, its role in freedom, and the American way of life. Combining energy, news, politics, and, the environment through public events, speaking engagements, and media, the organizations’ combined efforts serve as America’s voice for energy.

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After Forty-Six Years — Remembering Still

John E. Abrams, an Edgewood Town Councilor, has graciously agreed to tell part of his father’s story when his father served as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. He has provided an excerpt from ” Behind The Lines“ stories authored by combatants and others who have experienced military combat and other aspects of some wars in which the United States has been involved. The stories have been compiled and edited by Andrew Carroll. I’ll leave the rest to Councilor Abrams and other sources:

My Dad was a Decorated Navy helicopter pilot. He was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968 when his aircraft was shot down along with his wingmen. None of the crewmen of the aircraft on that mission survived.

War all around him, my Dad would take time to record and send my Mom audio tape letters. He left us his thoughts about the war in his own voice, with the battle sounds in the background. Even now, after 43 years, it is very difficult for me to read his words, and more difficult still to hear the tapes. I am proud to share an excerpt of one of his audio letters. I hope this stands as a small tribute to the difficult and dangerous situations our military men and women in conflicts face daily.

This excerpt was transcribed and reproduced in a book containing letters and commentary from Americans at war beginning with the American Revolution. The book is titled “Behind the Lines” authored by men and women in conflict, compiled and edited by Andrew Carroll. ISBN 0-7432-5616-6. I recommend reading it.

From an audio letter in the voice of my father – Lt. (Senior Grade) John L . Abrams USN

Well this war is different than any other war, you could ask somebody from World War II, or Korea if they ever killed anybody, and they’d probably say, “well I don’t know.” And they’d be telling the truth. They were firing at long ranges, long distances, to emplacements, this type of thing. This isn’t that kind of war. We’re firing from 600 meters away. We fire, we hit, we see what we hit. We see the results of our hit. We see the wounded, and of course we see the dead. Of course, Charley gives it back to us too. We take a lot of hits in the aircraft. Occasionally one of us get it too. We’ve had three door gunners wounded – one of which died – since we’ve been here. I’ve been shot at quite a few times, and I think I’ve got a purple heart coming for a minor thing that happened here a couple weeks ago (one of three). There’s nobody here that’s not getting shot at, although this part of the war isn’t as highly publicized as what is going on in the north. The part we’re doing down here nobody wants to talk about. It’s a dirty job. Its women, twelve, fifteen-year-old boys and grown men that we’re killing because they’re killing Vietnamese and trying to kill us. Some of the atrocities Charlie commits are unbelievable. It’s really hard to believe some of the things that he does. In this thing the last few days we liberated a VC prisoner of war camp. Some of the people have been in the camp for two and a half to three years.” There is the sound of gunfire crackling in the background. “I wish that guy would stop firing, it’s making me nervous…. Yesterday for example, we were cleared to go into an area where Charlie supposedly had an arms cache. We went into the area —- sure enough, there was all camouflaged — arms cache. So we went in, circled the area one time at high altitude, rolled into our strike. All of a sudden, people start running out of the hooches — we call them hooches, they’re grass houses — running out of the hooches that this material was all stacked around. And every one of them had a saffron robe on. A saffron robe is a bright orange robe — kind of the color of a flight suit, if you remember what that looked like — that the Buddhist monks wear,— every one of them. Now what were Buddhist monks doing where there was a large cache of Charlie equipment, and no Buddhist pagoda around the area? Charlie’s not dumb, but he’s not smart either, really. They ran out of the hooch, ran across the rice paddy, and they never got any further. Now maybe there were some Buddhist monks among them. Possibly there were. And Charlie was trying to escape along with them. But they all got it…

Editor: Lt. John Leon Abrams, as his son has said above, gave final full-measure to his country and its citizens on July 13, 1968:

Lieutenant John Leon Abrams was serving as a pilot with the Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three Seawolves when he was killed in action in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. His UH-1B helicopter was hit by .50 caliber enemy fire, causing the transmission to seize at 800 feet. Also killed in the crash were his copilot, LtJG James Henry Romanski, and his crewmen, AMH3 Raymond Douglas Robinson and AMS3 Dennis Michael Wobbe. His fellow Seawolves remember John’s bravery and devotion to duty.

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Together We Served

If you follow the link,above you will find other information for Lieutenant John L. Abrams. Additionally, Lt. Abrams service information can be found by clicking here and here including comments and tributes from those who served with him. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to Lieutenant Abrams and all of his family for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf.

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Saved Memories About Memorial Day For Memorial Day 2014



A Note From Brandon

Memorial Day, perhaps more than any other holiday, was born of human necessity. Deep inside all of us lies a fundamental desire to make sense of life and our place in it and the world. What we have been given, what we will do with it and what we will pass to the next generation is all part of an unfolding history, a continuum that links one soul to another. Abraham Lincoln pondered these thoughts in the late fall of 1863. His darkest fear was that he might well be the last president of the United States, a nation embroiled in the self-destruction of what he described as “a great civil war..testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.” He began his remarks with those words as he stood on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19th of that year. The minute’s speech that became known as Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address turned into what might be called the first observance of Memorial Day. Lincoln’s purpose that day was to dedicate a portion of the battlefield as a cemetery for the thousands of men, both living and dead, who consecrated that soil in the sacrifice of battle. Said Abraham Lincoln: “That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause which they gave the last full measure of devotion…that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom…” The next year, a pleasant Sunday in October of 1864 found a teenage girl, Emma Hunter, gathering flowers in a Boalsburg, Pennsylvania cemetery to place on the grave of her father. He was a surgeon who had died in service to the Union Army in that great Civil War. Nearby, Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer was strewing flowers upon the grave of her son Amos, a private who had fallen on the last day of the battle of Gettysburg. Emma respectfully took a few of her flowers and put them on the grave of Amos. Mrs. Meyer, in turn, laid some of her freshly cut blooms on the grave of Dr. Hunter. Both women felt a lightening of their burdens by this act of honoring each other’s loss, and agreed to meet again the next year. This time they agreed they would also visit the graves of those who had no one left to honor them. Both Emma Hunter and Elizabeth Meyer returned to the cemetery in Boalsburg on the day they had agreed, Independence Day, July 4, 1865. This time, though, they found themselves joined by nearly all the residents of the town. Dr. George Hall, a clergyman, offered a sermon, and the community joined in decorating every grave in the cemetery with flowers and flags. The custom became an annual event at Boalsburg, and it wasn’t long before neighboring communities established their own “Decoration Day” each spring. About that same time in 1865, a druggist in Waterloo, New York, Henry C. Welles, began promoting the idea of decorating the graves of Civil War veterans. He gained the support of the Seneca County Clerk, General John B. Murray, and they formed a committee to make wreaths, crosses and bouquets for each veteran’s grave. On May 5, 1866, war veterans marching to martial music led processions to each of three cemeteries, where the graves were decorated and speeches were made by General Murray and local clergymen. The village itself was also decorated with flags at half-mast, evergreen boughs and mourning black streamers. Also, as the Civil War was coming to a close in the spring of 1865, Women’s Auxiliaries of the North and South moved from providing relief to the families and soldiers on their own sides to joining in efforts to preserve and decorate the graves of both sides. A woman of French extraction and leader of the Virginia women’s movement, Cassandra Oliver Moncure, took responsibility of coordinating the activities of several groups into a combined ceremony on May 30. It is said that she picked that day because it corresponded to the Day of Ashes in France, a solemn day that commemorates the return of the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte to France from St. Helena. In 1868, General John A. Logan, first commander of the Grand Army of the Republic issued a General Order establishing May 30 as an official memorial day to pay respect to all those who had died, in war or peace. His order was that the men in his command should spend a portion of that day policing the gravesites, decorating them and supporting whatever ceremonies they could. He hoped that this would spark enough interest to make Memorial Day a permanent national observance. In the intervening decades, Memorial Day has been observed every year, though the day was re-established from May 30 to the last Monday in May. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson also sanctioned Waterloo, New York as the “official” birthplace of Memorial Day because of the extensive ceremonies established there in 1866. Perhaps General Logan was simply making official what the nation yearned for and spontaneously began to form after the near total destruction of the Civil War. It is that sharing of loss, honoring the sacrifices of those who made possible the lives we enjoy today, and family connections across the generations that keep Memorial Day in our hearts…and always will. SOURCE: “John Shepler’s Writing in a Positive Light.”



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Central New Mexico Community College Survey

Below you will find a link to a survey from CNM asking folks to take the survey which will help them determine whether they may wish to have an “enhanced,” presence in the Moriarty, Edgewood and East Mountain Area.

Please consider completing the survey and adding any additional classes or training (such as business and information technology courses) in the space provided at the end of the survey.

CNM Survey

Conspiracy Brews 5.24.14


If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting.   For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact:

Conspiracy Brews  


Not your average political discussion group!

May 24, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

 ***Quotes of the Week***


“Character is what you have left when you’ve lost everything you can lose.”

Evan Esar


“You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.”

H. Norman Schwarzkopf



Suggested Topics


Who do you see winning the upcoming primary and why?


— Has the US and NM in particular lost its entrepreneurial edge?


— Is Chief Eden an Inspirational Police Chief?



(Light Quotes of the week)

“We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex – but Congress can.”

Cullen Hightower


“I haven’t spoken to my wife in years.   I didn’t want to interrupt her.”

Rodney Dangerfield


“I read part of it all the way through.”

Samuel Goldwyn


Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 5.23.14

  Friday Blast
          May 23, 2014
The Edgewood Chamber



 Economic Development

If you haven’t taken the Needs Assessment for
Economic Development

survey yet…

click below and take it?  We really want to hear from you!  Click below:

Economic Development Survey

All information is anonymous, so be sure to answer all of the questions.  We want  to prepare an accurate report, and we want to hear from everybody!

Tell folks you know that the survey is available on the Edgewood Chamber website, and on the Town of Edgewood Website under Economic Development.

We will also be forming focus groups, and doing interviews with leaders at the state, county and local level. Deadline for the survey information
has been extended to June 30.

After the data is gathered, we will prepare an Economic Impact Preparation Recommendation Report which will be used by our committee and leaders to help determine what’s next for Edgewood!


Leadership Edgewood


Our last class for the year will be held in June, with Arts, History and the IRS.

Graduation will take place in early July!




Look for the new Chamber decals for members to place in your windows to announce that you are serious about your business and have joined the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce!




-RETRO 66 Events:

Czech Republic Documentary Film Crew;
coming through town 25 May.

They are making a feature length movie about the entire Route


66. We will be meeting them at Bob Audettes place on corner of 217 and Route 66 then escorting them to Wildlife West to see the RedTop Diner, where we will serve them

Famous Burritos from Katrinah’s East Mountain Grill, we’ll show them the Bear Barn Art Gallery and quick tour of Wildlife West then off to the Midway Trading Post then Moriarty to see murals, Whiting Bros and LewisAntique Auto & Toy Museum.

Bob Hudson, Moriarty Airport Manager has arranged for a Czechbuilt jet powered glider to take a videographer up to film the entire crew whowill be standing in Lewis’s museum parking lot lined up in the shape of a giant, “CZ”.

We are giving them and the caravan of cars following a welcome packette with brochures from our area and trinkets, handouts and samples.


RETRO Contact:

RETRO Facebook:

Route 66 Arts Alliance Contact:

Route 66 Arts Alliance Facebook:

Bear Barn Art Gallery:


-Route 66 Arts Alliance; 12 June, Old School House Gallery in Sandia Park. Time to be determined.

-RETRO; 18 June, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at Moriarty Civic  Center; 202 S. Broadway

-RETRO; 16 July, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at Edgewood Community Center; 27 N. Frontage Rd just East of Dairy Queen

We are still planning to have our celebration
when theNM Rt. 66 Car Cruise
comes through town on June 7,

 so get those t-shirts pressed and GET READY!!!!!!
We are looking for someone to do a documentary of the entire process.  Please contact; Debbie Pogue at


     Area Happenings

This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday.  






Title: “Tune In”
Who: East Mountain Dance
What: Spring Dance Recital

When: Saturday, May 24, 2014

2:00PM & 6:30PM

Where: Moriarty High School Performing Arts Center
How Much: $10 for adults and $5 children 12 and under

For information contact the East Mountain Dance by phone at 505-281-6141 or through
e-mail at
“Tune In” is a dance recital showcasing our offered classes in numerous styles of
dance, including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap and Gymnastics. It offers
unique performances from The East Mountain Dance Company, current instructors,
along with many ensemble numbers.
The cast is made up of dancers age 3 and up,
all of whom have been rehearsing

for over four months.


The Bethel Community Storehouse will be hosting a Free Finance Workshop – Checkbook 101. Wednesday, May 28th 10am. Call 832-6642 for more info


Bethel helped 1786 people last month with $11,961.45 worth of goods and services! 5 of those people were homeless, 300 were seniors, 11 were stranded travelers, 1 transient and 329 people were new to our program. Thank you for partnering with Bethel to help our neighbors in need. Don’t forget – Donate*Shop*Volunteer! It’s easy!

Junior Zookeeper Camps for Kids

at Wildlife West Nature Park

Sign up now for a week-long Junior Zookeeper Day Camp at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood.  Children between the ages 8 to 12 years will have a rare opportunity to experience up close and learn about New Mexico’s native wildlife and plants, and observe what animal keepers do on a day to day basis. Children will interact with animals in a safe environment, make toys for the wildlife, observe their behavior, and get behind the scenes tours led by zookeepers.  This five-day camp program runs for four weeks from 9 a.m. to noon, June 2-6th, June 9-13th, June 16-20th and June 23-27th.

The camps are taught by two certified teachers who will cover everything from zoo-keeping and bird-watching techniques, to animal enrichment projects.  Children will learn about the care and basic biology of native wildlife and plants.  This outdoor educational program will help children develop life-long values about wildlife and the environment.

Thanks to funding support from Santa Fe County and the Town of Edgewood, this five-day camp is $25/child for families who live in Edgewood or Santa Fe county, or $60/child for families outside this area.  Daily snacks and drinks will be provided.  Space is limited, so register now online at or call Wildlife West at 505-2817655.


11th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm & Studio Tour;

 May 31 & June 1; 10 am-4 pm.

-Bear Barn Art Gallery

is open daily 10-5:30 every day except Tuesdays.

Stop by and help support our local artists. Located at Wildlife West Nature Park and Rescued Wildlife Zoo in Edgewood, 87 North Frontage Road past Hunter Building Materials.

Contact Gayle Bone at; 610-8073.

2014 Livestock Flea Market

Saturday June 7, 2014

8am until the cows come home

on the old Tillery lot, across from McDonalds on Plaza Loop/344


Be a seller or vendor:  $10 per seller, anything goes: new or used, tack, livestock, supplies, feed, western wear, crafts etc…

Get there early to get the best bargains! Horserides for the kids, fun for the whole family.

Sponsored by 

High Desert Riders




Light Pole Banners

If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!

 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  

can order through the town office,
only $90.













We welcome re-posting of the blast,
with the understanding that we do not support or participate with any political site.

      Edgewood Chamber      Join us on FacebookBoard MeetingMonday June 9 at 6:15pm
Chamber office



Thursday June 12

11:30 am

Community Center



Thursday June 19
Hosted by Seguila’s
Martial Arts


Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014

RICH Ford Edgewood
The Independent


Executive Director:

         Madeline Heitzman

Board of Directors

Chris Hopper       2015

Vice President
Robin Markely      2014
Babara Ormand   2015

Martha Eden          2014   


Board Members at Large:

Ray Seagers                  2015

Saul Araque                   2015

Howard Calkins              2014
Tom Torres                    2014

Julie Bassett                  2015

Economic Development:

Tom Torres – Jim Bouton


                   Howard Calkins

Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers

Events:         Robin Markley

Education:   Julie Bassett
Programs:    Staff/Committee
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges

RETRO Route 66:  

               Madeline Heitzman

Town of Edgewood

meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
  Planning & Zoning meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm Edgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month at
11:30am.  Call 281-1999 orinfo@eastmountainchamber.comMoriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087


Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am. 847-2975  or


About Us 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
       9am – 5pmFridays by appointment.
Since we’re a one person office, when we have other meetings or members to visit, we’re not here. Call 850-2523  and we’ll be sure to meet you!Location:95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico

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If you are a chamber member,
you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here.
It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!

Stop by the office to see
Madeline if you have
any questions ,
or call my cell 850-2523.

2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved Address:PO Box 457 Edgewood

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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