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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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

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.

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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