Dear Friends of the Huachuca Mountains,

I know it’s early in the year, but we have quite a few things to share with you, and we want to give you some dates to put on your calendars.

Just a little bit of news about our dear old Carr House… It looks a little different now, as it has a wonderful new metal roof, thanks to our partners at the U.S. Forest Service. They are also, as we send this out, working on putting in new water lines from the pump up. to the house. So, if you drive by, you may see some work going on. That’s the “good news” work… The “bad news” work that you may also see is due to burst water lines inside Carr House after the terribly cold weather the first of this month. Some of the carpet got pretty soaked before the leak was noticed. We are waiting now for the plumber to come take a look  and give us an estimate to get things fixed properly.

Judy and Jane are busy planning a great season of Sunday afternoon programs; we’ll publicize the schedule of speakers and dates as soon as it is finalized. We’ll also send you the greeters’ sign-up sheets as soon as we’ve got them ready.

So, here’s to new water pipes and a great season planned at Carr House!

Ann Smith
Friends of the Huachuca Mountains President

Bequest from Constant Hopkins
One of our long-time members, Constant Hopkins, died March 25, 2010, and named Friends of the Huachuca Mountains (along with several other organizations) to be the recipients of an extremely generous bequest. We have received the first of five annual payments of that bequest, have invested those proceeds to earn income for our organization, and are now looking at ways we believe will best utilize those funds in a manner that Connie would have wished, in order to forward the mission of Friends of the Huachuca Mountains.

Rosemary Snapp Receives Arts and Humanities Award
Our own Rosemary Snapp was recently named the recipient of the 2010 Sierra Vista Humanities Award for her work as a local historian.  Much of her work is related to the history of Carr Canyon, and we are so very fortunate that she continues to research and pass on to others in our group and our community the fascinating history of this very special area.

Website Coming Soon!!
Be looking for our brand-new Friends of the Huachuca Mountains website, which should be online in the next 6 weeks or so.  This site will feature information about upcoming events and programs, membership information and applications, greeter schedules, current newsletters, photos, and contact information.  We’ll be (finally!!) so 21st century!!

Our next board meeting
will be Tuesday, March 8, 5:30 p.m., at the U.S. Forest Service office, 5990 S. Highway 92. All FOHM members are welcome to attend!