Tano Road Association News & Announcements

Annual Meeting Dec 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

The 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.

It 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.

Ferrell Gas Agreement 2019-2020

The Tano Road Association has once again contracted with Ferrell Gas for special rates for our paid-up TRA members.  Please note that the new agreement goes into effect September 1, 2019, 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 at $1.369/gallon, with pricing capped at $1.849.  The previous agreement capped the price at $1.659.

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Spring Nosh June 8


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

“SAVE THE DATE”   Please join us!   TANO ROAD ASSOCIATION (TRA) ANNUAL MEETING Sunday, December 2, 2018 2-4 PM   Followed by our   HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY 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

Art Jensen and Helen Swinson

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.

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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June 16 TRA Nosh

A Mexican Fiesta!

The spring Nosh was held June 16 at the Cathy and Skipper Brown’s lovely home. There was a terrific turnout and incredible foods. Everyone had a good time seeing friends and meeting new neighbors. We were extremely lucky that threatening rain held off until near the end.

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Food Collected at Annual Meeting

The non-perishable food collected at the TRA Annual Meeting has been delivered to the Santa Fe Food Depot. It was 151 pounds of food, the most so far we have collected. The Food Depot was very grateful.


Northwest Well Protest Resolution

As announced at the recent Annual Meeting, we have resolution!  After seven LONG years of hard work, we have an approved agreement on the Northwest Well protest!!!!! Read the rest of this entry »