Archive for February, 2014

Rio Rancho NM Mayoral and Council Candidate Forum 2014

Written by Mark T Fiedler - The Mark and Sheila Team
February 17th, 2014

Candidates for the office of Rio Rancho Mayor – Mike Williams, Jim Owen, Gregg Hull and Morgan Braden faced off to answer questions posed by the Rio Rancho Observer and the Albuquerque Journal at Cleveland High School on February 13, 2014. Nine candidates for Rio Rancho City Council handled questions for the first hour, including Darlene Collins, Dawnn Robinson and Sandra Atwood for District 2; Tamara Gutierrez and Cheryl Everett for District 3; and Shelby Smith, Paul Howell, Tim Crum and Thomas Buckner for District 5. The Municipal Election will be held March 4, 2014. Early voting is underway now.

If you did not get a chance to attend in person, we hope these videos supply additional decision-making information to all eligible voters in Rio Rancho. Local government has a bigger day-to-day impact on each of us than state or federal governments, yet voter turnout has been historically low in Rio Rancho for local elections. We hope that trend improves this year, and we’re doing our part. Each video is about one hour, so get a snack, get educated about the candidates and VOTE!

2221 Deer Trail Loop NE Rio Rancho

Written by Mark T Fiedler - The Mark and Sheila Team
February 5th, 2014

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1858 Sq Ft (approx)

Clean, spacious, energy-efficient and polished… This beautiful Artistic built home in Los Milagros is ready for a new family. The appliances come with it, including a stainless steel refrigerator and a front-loading washer/dryer pair. There’s push button recirculating hot water in the baths and kitchen, and super efficient hydronic forced air heat. If you spend time in your garage, you’ll love the fully finished, painted and trimmed look, with an epoxied floor. The metal roof is highly rated and there’s lots of blown in insulation below it. This is a real find at a super price! (Not a short sale.)

Vista Linda Campground – U.S. Forest Service

Written by Mark T Fiedler - The Mark and Sheila Team
February 4th, 2014

The Vista Linda Campground is one of the few campgrounds in the Santa Fe National Forest that is open year-round. Unlike some campgrounds this National Forest Service run facility is both located and equipped so just about any day you might arrive you’ll be able to enjoy your stay. The 6800 foot altitude will provide slightly cooler summer temps and more moderate winter temps as well. Although snow does fall at this elevation, it usually won’t stay around very long. During our January visit the high temps neared 55 and at night it dipped just below 20 degrees. The drinking water spigots are a non freezing type, and the vault toilets were clean and well ventilated. (An early morning visit would probably be rather invigorating.) This is a small campground, with just 13 tent or RV spaces for overnight use. The internal roads and pads are paved. There are fire pits and grills, but no water or electrical hookups. Some spaces are pull through, but most are back-in type. Some have room for 2 RVs with 2 picnic tables for small groups. Some picnic tables are in the open and some are covered. This campground is walk up only; no reservations can be made.

The Jemez River parallels the campground (in fact it was just 30 feet from our campsite). If you like to fish (and have a fishing license), we are told that it’s a great place to get your trout on. Gas, groceries and restaurants are just a few miles away. Pets are welcome, but keep them leashed and safe. ATV’s or other non street legal vehicles may not be used.
Directions: 5 miles South of Jemez Springs on NM State Highway 4.

Vista Linda – USFS Website