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- NMOHVA Enjoys Meet-N-Greet in Glenwood, NM
Last Updated: January 4, 2012
The Board of Directors headed to southwest New Mexico for the latest in their series of Meet-N-Greet public meetings. What is a Meet-N-Greet? The Board of Directors meets face to face for a change of pace from the usual monthly teleconferences. They combine the Board meeting with an opportunity to meet both NMOHVA local members and the interested public. We also take advantage of the weekend to enjoy some of the fine local rides available across the state. Hosted by At-Large NMOHVA Board member Bucky Allred in Glenwood, the latest Meet-N-Greet was a huge success and fun for all.
The weekend started off with killer hors d' oeuvres and great conversation around the Friday evening campfire. Saturday morning, the Board members in attendance joined a group of local enthusiasts for a trail ride up the Bear Wallow Road. In spite of being adopted by the Mogollan-Apache-Gila (MAG) Riders ATV club and the Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club, this popular local route is threatened by the upcoming Travel Management decision on the Gila National Forest.
Saturday evening was a big Bar-B-Que dinner at the Blue Front Caf in Glenwood. The Board meeting that followed included the many NMOHVA members and guests in attendance. The Board heard first-hand the many challenges and issues particular to the Gila area. The meeting included a presentation by the Catron County Commission on their effort to maintain former State Route 12, an acknowledged RS2477 route. This historic highway runs up the San Francisco canyon from Alma to Reserve. The Center for Biological Diversity has threatened a lawsuit over the County's maintenance activities earlier this summer. The County and its constituents are well aware that much more is at stake than simple OHV recreation. Loss of motorized access on public lands threatens the very lifeblood of Glenwood and similar communities. Let the Catron County Commission know how much we appreciate their firm stand for public access!
If you are interested in hosting a NMOHVA Meet-N-Greet on your home turf, contact any of the Board Members (their contact information is on the NMOHVA website at www.nmovha.org) or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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