Fiber optic internet—respond by Jan 5

There is an option to sign up for Cyber Mesa fiber optic internet with fast speeds direct to households and we may be able to allay some costs to households if we have enough participants.  We need a response for initial interest by January 5, 2023.  More details and the email address for your response are available here.

Thank you and happy holidays!

TRA Annual Meeting

Please join us at the TRA Annual Meeting, Sunday December 4 from 4-6 pm at Unity Church on Camino de los Montoyas at the intersection with Highway 599.

All Tano Road Area neighbors are welcome, both TRA members and non-members. TRA Members and new members can bring their renewal/new member applications and membership dues to the meeting. We will serve soups made by our Cooking Club and wine, water and coffee to all after our meeting and discussion session. You can contribute to our food drive by bringing canned or packed goods to the meeting.

TRA Hydrology Report 2022

A review conducted in March, 2022 of the NW Well database and the City’s monitoring report  indicates that the aquifer water levels supplying private wells in the Tano Road area remain in good condition.  NW Well pumping increased in 2021 to 429 acre-feet, still well below the 10-year average limit of 650 acre feet per year as agreed in TRA’s Settlement Agreement with the City.  Two of the private monitoring wells in our neighborhood had minimal water column declines while the third well increased slightly over the same period.

Source: Reid Bandeen, Hydrologist

Ferrellgas Agreement 2022-2023

Ferrellgas has renewed its discounted propane pricing for the TRA effective from September 1 2022 through August 30 2023. The propane price in 2022-2023 for active (i.e. paid-up) TRA members is $2.229/gallon, with a capped rate of $2.799/gallon while this agreement is in effect. If the wholesale price of propane decreases during the year, it will be reflected in a lower TRA propane price. The new propane rate is slightly higher vs. the 2021-2022 price. According to Ferrellgas, the current TRA propane rate of $2.299/gallon is still noticeably lower than its current retail customer rate of over $3.00/gallon.

If you have questions, please contact Steve Barthelme at

Neighborhood Nosh

The June 4th, 2022 TRA Neighborhood Nosh was a success!  Over ninety members attended the Nosh which was held at the beautiful home of Lisa and Art Blum.  Howard Gershon was presented with the Rich Higgins award for his many years of service to the TRA, including his tenure as board president.

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Rich Higgins Service Award presented to Howard Gershon

The Rich Higgins Service Award was presented to Howard Gershon by Doris Longhurst at the 2022 Spring Neighborhood Nosh.  Howard joined the TRA Board in 2007 and was elected president of the board in 2014.   He served two years as president then stepped down but remained on the board, working on many TRA projects and activities for another five years.  During that time, Howard coordinated the Trash Bash, served as Chair of the Membership Committee, worked on the natural gas extension projects, oversaw the update of the TRA’s bylaws in 2012, and led the Trails Committee, until he retired from the board in 2021.  We thank Howard for his many years of service to the Tano Road Association and appreciate him as our longtime neighbor.

Howard with plaque
Howard Gershon

TRA Hiking Group

This group, led by Debbie Dale, generally meets the second Tuesday of the month.  Upcoming hikes/walks will be Tuesday, March 15 and TUesday, April 12.  Please contact Debbie at for more information.

Spring Trash Bash April 23

All residents are invited to help clean up the neighborhood!  In concert with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, our spring Trash Bash will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Meet at the corner of Tano Road and Camino de los Montoyas to pick up your t-shirt, gloves, trash bags, and coffee (maybe even breakfast burritos!) at 8:30 am.  Leave filled trash bags at one of three pickup sites for collection by the County at noon the same day.
Please check back for more information and upcoming events!

Ferrellgas Agreement 2021-2022

Ferrellgas has renewed its discounted propane pricing for the Tano Road Association effective Sept. 1, 2021 through August 30, 2022. The current propane price to TRA active members is $2.109/gallon with a capped rate of $2.499/gallon. If the wholesale price of propane decreases during the year, it will be reflected in a lower TRA propane price. The new rate is noticeably higher this year as the propane spot benchmark price has more than doubled since this time last year. According to Ferrellgas this current TRA propane rate of $2.109/gallon is still much lower than its current retail customer rate of $3.099/gallon.

Please note that this pricing is only available to current, paid-up members of the Tano Road Association. Given that the annual cost to join the TRA is only $70, you will probably more than make that up on your first propane order!

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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