Save the Date for the TRA Annual Meeting Dec 6

The TRA Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.  Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be held via Zoom.  Details on how to join the Zoom meeting are being sent by snail mail, along with the agenda, a letter from the President, and 2021 membership forms.  A week before the meeting, we will also send out an e-blast with an invitation to join the Zoom meeting.  All residents of the Tano Road area are welcome to participate in the Annual Meeting.  (You must be a TRA member to vote.)  

We look forward to “seeing” you at the Annual Meeting.

Montoyas Spur of TRA Trail Completed

In the spring TRA neighbors completed, the “Montoyas Spur” to the Tano Road trail/ walking path.  The spur starts between the intersection of Tano and Montoyas and the group mailboxes nearby.  At that time, the spur ended at Camino Don Patron, providing a safe and enjoyable walking space for dog walkers, exercise buffs, and mountain bikes.  

Recently, the group completed an extension of the trail, on the west side of Montoyas (opposite side of the street from the spur). In the future, the group will extend the walking path even further, to meet up with the La Tierra Trails.

Everyone can help build this pathway by using it.  This year native plants will try to pop back up on the spur, so walking the path repeatedly will discourage them.  

Sara Haber, Lorrey Muellenberg, Howard Gershon, and Margaret Alexander

Trash Bash – September 19, 2020

We will hold a “socially distanced” Trash Bash — sorry, no free coffee and no breakfast burritos — but trash bags, gloves and vests will be available for pickup at the corner of Tano Road and Camino de los Montoyas between 8:30 – 9:30 on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Please come pick up your supplies, then pick up trash on your road or wherever you feel needs some tidying. Please get trash bags back before noon to one of three pickup spots: Tano and Montoyas, Tano and Ridgetop Rd., or Tano West. The County will pick up our trash around noon that day.

Thank you for helping keep our neighborhood clean!

Ferrellgas Agreement 2020-2021

The Tano Road Association has once again contracted with Ferrellgas for special rates for our paid-up TRA members.  Please note that the new agreement goes into effect September 1, 2020, so make sure to fill your propane tanks under the old agreement, if you want to take advantage of the old pricing.

The new agreement starts $1.452, with pricing capped at $1.849 per gallon. Last year’s agreement started at $1.369 with a cap of $1.849.
Please contact Ferrellgas directly to fill your tank or set up an account as needed. If you are a new customer, they will check with us to see if you are a current, paid-up member of the TRA. Only TRA members are entitled to the negotiated price.

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Annual Meeting Dec 8, 2019

December 8, 2019

The TRA annual meeting will be held on December 8, 2019 from 2-4pm at the Unity Church, at the corner of 599 and Camino de Los Montoyas. At this meeting, the slate for the Board will be announced and voted on. Each Board member will present a quick report, we will discuss pending issues, and invite questions and comments.

We also hold a food drive, so please bring a non-perishable item (or more!) which will be donated to The Food Depot. After the meeting, we are planning a holiday gathering – from 4-6pm. Look for an invitation to arrive at your home during the first week of November.

TRA awarded “Neighborhood of the Year” by Keep Santa Fe Beautiful


October 11, 2019 at Quail Run

Howard Accepting AwardThe Tano Road Association was awarded “Neighborhood of the Year” by the local organization Keep Santa Fe Beautiful. Our very own Howard Gershon, a Board member and President Emeritus, accepted the award on behalf of the TRA. Due to Howard’s diligence and true desire and commitment to “keep Santa Fe beautiful” with yearly Trash Bashes (since 2002), the TRA was recognized and presented with this prestigious award.

IThe Awardt was a very exciting evening, with Mayor Alan Webber and several City Councilors in attendance. Howard presented a brief history of Tano Road, and how our association was developed and became formalized, which is quite impressive! Development along Tano Road started in the late 1940’s. Then in the 1960’s, residents formed an unofficial neighborhood group which they named Tano Road Association. This association was formalized in 1978 – 40 years ago!

Another very interesting fact which Howard shared about our area is that around 1921, some of the “Cinco Pintores” (five painters who became the foundation of the Santa Fe art movement) built in this neighborhood. One of this group, Will Shuster, was responsible for building and burning the first-ever Zozobra! These are fascinating tidbits of information which Howard discovered in his research of Tano Road. Thank you, Howard!

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful also presented a check for $150.00 to the Tano Road Association, which in turn was donated back as our token of appreciation for all they do.

Spring Nosh June 8

June 8, 2019

This year, the Tano Road Association held its Spring/Summer Nosh at the beautiful home of Ann & Frank Uryasz. It was a lovely evening with a fun, Western theme! We had approximately 113 members in attendance, everyone brought a yummy dish, and the evening ended around 9 pm. We also had a champagne toast and celebrated the end of the “water issues era”!! Thank you, Ann & Frank for hosting.


2018 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who attended Sunday’s TRA Annual Meeting! It was short but very productive. As a follow-up to some of the discussion, please note that there are two workshops coming up for the Greater Santa Fe Trails Planning group. The first is on Dec. 10 from 5:30 – 8:00 at the Santa Fe Community College in Jemez Rooms 1,2,and 3. The second will be some time in January. Please see the GSFRP Trails Community Workshops Flyer (Dec’18).

Also, we collected 20 — yes, 20! — bags of groceries for The Food Depot which CB Bowlds was kind enough to deliver on Monday. Thank you for your generosity to those who are not as fortunate as we.

We will follow up on many of the comments and suggestions made during the meeting and Art Jensen will get back to you as needed.

Also, a huge thank you to Helen and Wayne Swinson for hosting the after-the-Annual-Meeting party in their home and to Robin Owen for organizing.

Happy holidays to all!


Dec 2 Annual Meeting

Please join us!
Sunday, December 2, 2018
2-4 PM
Followed by our
4-6 PM
Look for our invitation in the mail with more details, arriving the first week of November.

Helen Swinson Given Rich Higgins Award

Several years ago, the TRA Board of Directors renamed the volunteer service award in honor of Rich Higgins, a former member and president of the Board until his untimely death in 2014.

Photo of Art and Helen

The Rich Higgins Service Award, is a way to acknowledge someone who has provided outstanding service to the Tano Road neighborhood. This year, the Board voted to honor Helen Swinson. Art Jensen, President of the Board, presented the award to her at the Neighborhood Nosh on June 16.

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