Firewise

Catron Courier - - Front Page - By Ge­orge Bar­reras, Ca­tron County Firewise Con­tract Co­or­di­na­tor

Novem­ber is sup­posed to be a month when the res­i­dents of Ca­tron County are watch­ing the snow fall, in­stead we are all hop­ing that it snows or rains soon. Af­ter go­ing through sev­eral months of con­tin­ued rain this summer our beau­ti­ful land has once again trans­formed it­self to a very dry and arid land­scape. We must all be vig­i­lant when we are out and about, be it ei­ther hunt­ing, hik­ing, wood gath­er­ing or Christ­mas tree shop­ping.

MAKE SURE YOUR CAMP­FIRES ARE COM­PLETELY EX­TIN­GUISHED AND IF YOU SMOKE PLEASE DON’T DIS­CARD THEM OUT THE WIN­DOW. Make sure your chain­saws have the proper spark ar­restors.

Que­mado Lake Es­tates has al­ready sent in their Firewise re­newal forms. QLE has also ap­plied for and awarded fund­ing for ma­jor mit­i­ga­tion lead­ing up to the in­hab­ited area. This project will take 4-5 months to com­plete and will make QLE a much safer place to live.

I will be work­ing on re­newal in­for­ma­tion for Ci­mar­ron Ranch, Saw­tooth, Homestead, and the Vil­lage of Re­serve, the in­for­ma­tion must be turned in by the end of De­cem­ber. Ran­cho Grande Sub­di­vi­sion has also had their as­sess­ment com­pleted by State Forestry and has also had Firewise ac­tiv­ity dur­ing the course of the year and will be ap­ply­ing for Firewise sta­tus.

Please be care­ful and let’s keep our County Seat (Re­serve) and sub­di­vi­sions out of fire dan­ger.

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