December 31st, 2006
Sorry this post is so late. I’ve been on the road in warmer climes myself.
We did get about a foot of snow last night and it is still coming down. They have extended the blizzard warning on the eastern plains to Sunday morning. We had 48 mph gusts of wind throughout the night. I will get my snow shoes on to take some pictures this morning from my yard. There is a 3.5 foot drift behind my car and then another few three foot drifts on our road—so I don’t think I can drive to the ranch this morning. We watched a truck get pulled out of one of them last night.
Michele Allen, PSA Director
http://www.nmroads.com/ or 1-800-432-4269
June 22nd, 2006
There are a number of fires burning in the Rocky Mountains already this summer. NM and the Philmont area are no exceptions.
While there are no fires on the Ranch, there are a few nearby. You can find up to date information and maps at these sites:
March 1st, 2006
Early this morning a fire erupted near Coyote Mesa east of the Training Center. It appears to be threatening the Rayado area. It is currently esitmated to be 1000 acres.
Day One; 20060301 11:30 MT Update:
The fire is almost under control. If the winds behave it should be completely under control later this afternoon. The estimate is that it has burned upwards of 15,000 acres.
It appears to have begun near the Casa del Gavilon. Burned as far south a Rayado and out east into the pastures. Coyote Mesa is as far north as it has reached at this time. The village of Miami, 15 miles south of Cimarron, was completely evacuated.
Day Two; 20060302 09:00 MT Update:
- Estimated 12,000 acres burned; nearly all of it east of highway 21
- Miami resisdents we able to return last night
- Around 12 area fire fighting divisions deployed