School Board Election June 26, 2018
Voting will be held in the activity hall from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
June 19, 2018 last day to submit absentee ballot request forms by 4:30PM
June 25, 2018 last day to request voter assistance by 4:30 PM
See Tribal Secretary, Sher Skin for voter assistance and absentee ballot request forms.
June 25, 2018 absentee ballots should be returned to election board by 4:30 PM.
For July 2, 2018 Dividend
Checks will be distributed on the following schedule:
Monday, July 2, 2018
Mescalero Community Center – Gymnasium
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
NOTE: Children’s Court, Power of Attorney, Guardianship & Court Holds will be distributed in the South Hall.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Mescalero Community Center – South Hall
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Check mailing information:
- **NOTE: due to the Annual Ceremonial, checks will not be mailed until Monday, July 9, 2018.
- Checks will be mailed Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm
- Checks will be mailed to out of town residents only
- if you reside in Mescalero, Ruidoso, Tularosa or Alamogordo (locals) and would like your check mailed, please notify the Finance Department no later than Friday, May 11, 2018 by 3:00 pm
- If you are an out of town resident and do not want your check mailed, please notify Finance no later than Monday, July 9 by 10:00 am
- Please have all address changes to Crystal Lester, Tribal Executive Secretary no later than Monday, July 3, 2018 by 1:00 pm
- All address changes will need to be made with Crystal Lester
- Once the checks are placed in the mail, they become property of the US Postal service- we cannot go back and request for a check to be pulled or recovered
- All returned checks will go directly to Tribal Finance
- Please call Crystal Lester with any address changes
- Tribal Finance will then contact Crystal Lester for an updated address
- If an updated address is not received, the check will remain in Tribal Finance until a new address has been received
- Once Tribal Finance receives the updated address, the check will be mailed out the next business day
- If you lose a check or it is stolen, you will need to notify the Tribal Finance Department
- A request to place a stop payment will need to be completed. There is a $35 stop payment fee
- The stop payment takes approximately 3 business days
- Once the stop payment has been approved, it will be re-issued the next business day
Things to remember:
- Notes are accepted only with the approval of the President or Vice-President
- Please have an ID available, as the individuals distributing dividend may not know you, and will need to verify your identity
- If you are under the influence, your check will not be distributed to you
- Early check releases are not allowed
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
June 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Jurisdiction: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Mescalero Apache Reservation
Date/Time Detected: 6/7/2018 3:00 pm
Location: Soldier Canyon. 1 Mile North of the town of Mescalero
Firefighting Resources: 271 Personnel total. 5 Type-1 Hotshot Crews, 2 Type-2 Hand Crew, 2 Camp Crews, 1 Type-1 Helicopter, 1 Type-2 Helicopter, 1 Type-3 Helicopter. Fixed-wing aircraft as needed.
Incident Commander: Travis Pfister, Ken Roberts (trainee)
Fuel Type: Ponderosa Pine, Mixed Conifer, Pinon Juniper
Size: Approx. 1,270 Acres
Containment: 95% Cause:
Human-caused, under investigation.
Closures: An official closure order for the fire area remains in place to protect public safety.
The Soldier Canyon Fire received little rain yesterday. Crews completed putting sand bags and cement barriers in place around homes as a precaution against possible flooding. Hurricane Bud has weakened as it is progressing north. Clear skies today are expected to give way to thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The greatest chance of wetting rains associated with this storm is predicted for Saturday morning.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team, resource advisors, and a Flood Response Group consisting of Tribal Representatives and crews are coordinating their efforts to protect the residents of Soldier Canyon and cultural values at risk. Crews are filling additional sand bags to be pre-positioned in the event flooding occurs.
Residents living on the north side of Highway 70 are advised to prepare for possible evacuations in the event flooding becomes imminent. Residents are advised to stay closely informed as this weather pattern develops.
This will be the final information update for the Soldier Canyon Fire. Fire managers and Tribal representatives will issue additional announcements if the situation changes, and the fire will be placed in monitor status.
To keep informed about regional and local fire information please visit: https://www.nmfireinfo.com
Tips for flood preparation can be found at https://www.ready.gov/floods.
Inn of the Mountain Gods (287 Carrizo Canyon Rd.)
(MESCALERO, NM) — Representatives from New Mexico’s colleges and universities who are involved in or would like to assist military veterans with pursuing their higher education goals are invited to attend the 2018 Veterans Resource Center Summit on May 31 from 7am-4pm at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, NM.
Presentations will focus on the importance of an on-campus Veterans Resource Centers (VRC)–and how it can really help college or university-minded veterans successfully transition from the battle zone to the academic world.
This free event is open to higher education institution presidents, provosts, deans, faculty, student-veterans–and representatives from community service agencies that work with higher education-minded veterans. It is also open to the representatives or student-veterans from institutions that don’t have a VRC but would like to establish one. It is presented by Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso, along with the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS), and universities, colleges, and community partners from throughout the state.
VRC’s are a “one-stop-shop” center which can help a student-veteran with applying for GI Bill® benefits, veteran-to-veteran mentoring programs, securing additional financial aid or tuition assistance, housing help, transportation needs, and can also assist veterans with filing for their VA or state veterans benefits. It also provides student-veterans with an on-campus haven to study or relax during the busy day.
Representatives from campuses currently featuring VRC’s will address how to create an on-campus facility. Attendees will learn how to obtain funding, and how to get a faculty and local veteran community involved: From planning, through construction, and staying connected after opening.
For campuses already with a VRC, attendees can learn how to improve or expand services.
Though the 2018 Veterans Resource Center Summit is free, pre-registration is required and can easily be done online by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-mexico-veterans-resource-center-summit-2018-tickets-44371685907?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods is offering a special summit discount rate of $69 per night for conference attendees. Reservations can also be made on the above link.
For more information about the 2018 Veterans Resource Center Summit, contact DVS Education Administrator Marilyn “Mandy” Dykman at Marilyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 383-2418.