Thursday, October 16, 2014

Current SRR


The 8 Spur Ranch Road Association traffic cones that were placed along the hazardous sections of Spur Ranch Road to warn drivers of potentialyl dangerous driving conditions have all been stolen off the road.  We will purchase more and install them today – in the interim please drive very carefully and slowly along Spur Ranch Road west of Calle Junipero. Should anyone know the location of the stolen cones please communicate that to one of the SRRA Board members.


Al Webster


SRRA Board of Directors


Annual Meeting Announcement: Spur Ranch Road Association

Dear neighbors,

The annual meeting of the Spur Ranch Road Association will be held on Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 pm at Jim and Carole Garland's home at 102 Spur Ranch Road.  As in previous years, the formal meeting (roughly 1-2 hours) will be followed by a community potluck. Please mark your calendars.


There wil be several important agenda items at the meeting: review of SRRA finances, voting on a proposed 2015 budget, election of SRRA directors (three terms are expiring), and a discussion of the road condition and other issues pertinent to our community. I hope you can attend. The annual meeting is a good opportunity to meet your neighbors, exchange gossip, and catch up on the community goings-on. We'll send out a reminder notice as the date approaches and also information about the potluck.



Jim Garland, president

Spur Ranch Road Association


Friday, October 10, 2014

Spur Ranch Road conditions

Good morning Spur Ranch Road Association Members


Since yesterday (9 Oct, 2014) this part of Santa Fe County has received approximately ¾ inches of slow & steady rain and the forecast is for continuation of this system until Saturday, 11 Oct.2014 – just what we need to go into the fall and winter well hydrated – that’s the good news.  The not-so-good news is that Spur Ranch Road has been negatively impacted by this long, slow rain.  First to report on Compadres – it is very poor traveling in the native soil part where there are large puddles and very soft and sticky mud – I just drove it (1100 today) in my 4x4 pickup with all terrain tires and found it very hard going – I recommend avoiding Compadres until it has had time to dry.


Spur Ranch Road west of Junipero where the washout occurred is not too bad – the base of the road is intact and, as long as you make slow, careful progress you should be fine.  Spur Ranch Road immediately east of Junipero is very bad for a distance of some 100 yards, deep mud and ruts – using 4x4 or all-wheel drive will be necessary until  that section of the road dries.  Spur Ranch Road east of the tracks appears muddy and there are some wash boards and shallow potholes but it does not seem at all slippery – that being said I recommend slow and cautious driving on all of Spur Ranch Road – 30 MPH is the recommended maximum speed – slower than that is safer.


Al Webster,

Member of the Board of Directors,

Spur Ranch Road Association


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spur Ranch Road Update 10_02_2014

Dear Neighbors,

This morning (Thursday), there will be a few hours of continuing repairs on the road. The road is currently in very good shape, but there are a few short sections of minor washboarding, which the company wishes to correct. Additionally, the plan is to spray and roll the surface of the road one last time to make it as smooth as possible. This work will be begin at about 9AM and should be finished by noon. We will have volunteers directing traffic during that time. Be sure to drive slowly and and be careful to avoid road machinery.


Jim Garland, president

Spur Ranch Road Association