Turquoise Trail Studio Tour

posted Aug 31, 2021, 9:04 PM by Patricia Brown   [ updated Aug 31, 2021, 9:06 PM ]

    September 25 & 26 and October 2-10, 2021

    Public invited to visit with local artists in their studios. Discover original art and meet 34 artists along the Turquoise Trail.

    A map, available at participating studios and on the official website ( [1]/), enables visitors to easily navigate among the twenty-five locations. In total, thirty-four distinguished artists of diverse media are represented. Each associated studio will display a “Turquoise Trail Studio Tour” sign to welcome guests. From 10 am until 5 pm, or as otherwise noted, the artists will open up their studios to provide an interactive experience by demonstrating their craft and discussing their process. Individual artist’s studios hours may vary. Also some studios will have more than one artist and some studios will be requiring masks.

Public Meeting for the proposed Senior Center/Fire Station in Cerrillos

posted Jul 10, 2021, 9:12 AM by Patricia Brown   [ updated Aug 31, 2021, 9:06 PM ]

The July 22, 2021 6PM meeting documents are attached. Use the link below to join the meeting. Copy and paste it into your browser and join the meeting as a guest.  

2021 New Mexico Magazine

posted Jan 1, 2021, 1:55 PM by Patricia Brown   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 10:00 AM ]

Link to the article on Cerrillos in the March 2021 issue of New Mexico Magazine ~ by Alexa Henry

Cerrillos Cell Tower Documents

posted Oct 21, 2017, 6:50 PM by Patricia Brown   [ updated Jun 17, 2021, 7:43 PM ]

Diamond Communications has approached Cerrillos residents over the past three years with 3 different plans for an AT&T communication tower. The current proposal is to place a 55 foot tall "monopine" or "water tank" stealth cell tower on the ridge above the Village of Cerrillos, adjacent to Cerrillos Hills State Park.  Las Candelas de Los Cerrillos, The Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition, and The San Marcos Association are working to oppose placing such a culturally jarring feature at that location, a viewpoint taken by most of the residents of the Village and the surrounding area.  Neither we, nor they, are opposed to increasing cell phone coverage, but we feel strongly that this is an inappropriate location. 

Use the following link for more information and photos.

Cultural Properties Tax Credit

posted Feb 8, 2016, 11:28 AM by Patricia Brown   [ updated Jul 28, 2019, 7:36 PM ]

The NM State Historic Preservation supports the cultural properties tax credit. Worthwhile to anyone purchasing a property and bring the building(s) back to life. The video features several New Mexico properties undergoing restoration including one in Cerrillos.

Las Candelas Community Organization

posted Feb 23, 2015, 7:31 PM by Patricia Brown   [ updated Oct 11, 2020, 8:50 AM ]

The Las Candelas CO Committee works with Santa Fe County to inform residents on development applications before the County. The 2015 Sustainable Land Development Code and 2015 Zoning Map have been adopted.

Downloads to the 2015 Los Cerrillos Community Plan & Updates

While taking into consideration that many of us use cell phones, and are not opposed in general to a need for communications infrastructure, the Board of Las Candelas community association will give the following input through Trileaf for the State historic Preservation Office (SHPO):  Las Candelas is strongly opposed to the prominent location of a communications tower in view of the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway at Cerrillos, the entrance to the historic Village of Cerrillos, and the Cerrillos Hills State Park. The site is contained within a view-shed significant in American history, and our historic Los Cerrillos Mining District (listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, #273, registered 1973).

Diamond Communications conducted a virtual community meeting via Amazon chime at 6:00 pm. Approx. 50 area residents signed in. Following the public meeting Diamond Communications will begin their application with the County. 


Las Candelas Community Organization requests postponement of required public meetings on the Trileaf proposal until Covid-19 safety measures are lifted by the Governor.

County Dump Permit application

posted Dec 21, 2014, 12:24 PM by Patricia Brown   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 8:30 PM ]

Get your Santa Fe County dump application online.

El Vadito Water Association

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Stephen Elkins   [ updated May 29, 2021, 4:47 PM by Patricia Brown ]

El Vadito De Los Cerrillos board meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm. For "members present business” anyone who may want to contact the board before the meeting call (505) 438-3008.

By-laws, Rules & Regs and the Water Quality Report are found under El Vadito Water Association.  
Contact Todd Brown, President (505) 438-3008.

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