Looking for help to find lost ‘Gentle Giant’ dog

This is an appeal for help for a very lost, very scared Gentle Giant that has been roaming since May 12 in the Tijeras and Edgewood areas, and possibly beyond. He is a large 100-pound Malamute mix, with old frostbite on tips of his ears. He looks intimidating, but he loves other dogs, and is harmless to people. He ignores horses and livestock.

His name is Buddy, adopted from Indiana, and arrived in Tijeras about May 1. He jumped his fence to play with dogs next door, but always came back. He left again, and was not seen until May 22, in Edgewood. He was sighted by a woman who lives a “couple of country blocks” from Walgreens in Edgewood. She was playing with her dog when our lost Buddy came out of the woods. On May 24, he was seen at Noche Estrellado, North of I-40, in Edgewood. That was the last sighting.

Buddy is so shy and fearful that the best way to contain him is to have him follow another dog into a barn, house, or garage. He can jump 4-foot fences and climb 6-foot fences.

If you see Buddy, please call Linda with the sighting! Or, better still, if you can, lead him into a barn or garage. Please text or call her cell, 505-715-9600, or landline, 505-286-5556.

Linda, Buddy, and I will be forever grateful for your help.

Joyce Lewis, East Mountain Pet Alert


Inviting Edgewood residents to meet with town councilor

To the citizens of Edgewood: You are invited to meet with me on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Edgewood Community Center at 27 E. Frontage Road, to discuss local issues and neighborhood concerns.

I made a promise during my campaign to provide an opportunity on a quarterly basis to meet with citizens outside regularly scheduled Council meetings. Take advantage of this opportunity to participate in your democracy and make your voice heard! If unable to attend, you can always contact me via email at lholle@edgewood-nm.gov.

Linda Holle, Edgewood Town Councilor


Community responders seeking new volunteers

New Mexico is facing a third drought season. Rain and snow are scarce, in the mountains this year, while high temperatures and wind is in abundance. These conditions make for a very scary fire season.

We are accustomed to dry and hot but the exceptional drought that has left the area more vulnerable to dry lightning strikes, heat from mufflers igniting grass, discarded cigarettes and negligent weed burning.

What can you do to better prepare yourself and your family in case of a fire in your neighborhood? What can you do to help your neighbors who are unable to help themselves? What can you do to prepare you household animals, livestock, and equines in case of evacuation?

Lots of residents seem to be content to depend on the 911 system, fire and rescue and police to rescue them from their homes. Are you prepared for evacuation?

East Mountain Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are volunteers that have stepped up and taken the time and opportunity to train for such events. They can be called upon to be leaders and can assist first responders when called up to do so.

Would you like to become a volunteer and join a team?

There is an upcoming CERT class on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance County EOC, 8 Salt Mission Trail, McIntosh, NM.

The class is free and you can learn many valuable tips on minor first aid, cribbing, light search and rescue and most importantly how to take care of yourself and your family for 72 hours before help may be available.

CERT is offering an opportunity for folks to contribute to their communities through volunteering. This class is an opportunity to support your community and help others who may not be able to help themselves. Support your local 911 agencies and your neighbors by learning more about what CERT offers the community during times of emergency.

If you have any questions, please call me at 505-205-6315. Please email eastmtncert@gmail.com if you wish to attend the training.

Vicki Voyles, East Mountain CERT Coordinator