Bookmobile Cancelled Until Further Notice

Please note that, effective immediately and due to new COVID -19 restrictions, the bookmobile will NOT travel until further notice. The bookmobile service has asked that patrons keep any checked-out items until the next time the bookmobile resumes visits to Carson. The state library service will continue to make ebooks available through Hoopla and Overdrive (Libby). If you have questions about logging into the ebooks, please send an email to James Gallegos or Laura Gonzales at the email addresses below. James Gallegos Library Tech A NE Bookmobile [email protected] Laura Gonzales Manager NE Bookmobile [email protected]

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Vote at Carson Fire House on Tuesday

Chief Rob Hagerty, of Carson Volunteer Fire Department, has let us know that the Carson Fire Station will be an official polling place, and will be open on Tuesday, November 3, from 7am – 7pm. So, if you haven’t sent in a postal ballot, there is no need to drive far to cast your vote if you live in Carson. For a list of General Election Precinct voting sites for 2020, click here.

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Upcoming Bookmobile Visits

The New Mexico State Library’s Northeast Bookmobile Service will be visiting Carson on November 3 and December 1, from 2.30pm to 3.00pm.  The bookmobile will be parked at the Carson Cafe and Store. The library is providing limited ‘day run’ only services at this time, and each stop will be for 30 minutes only. Patrons are requested not to visit if they feel sick in any way, and to remember that masks will be required as well as 6ft social distancing. No-one will be allowed to board the bookmobile. Instead, a table will be set up outside the bookmobile for drop-off and pick-up of library items. Only one person at a time will be allowed to come up to the table. Patrons returning items must have them in a bag which they place on the table for pickup. You can also place holds / requests through the online catalog, by phone 575-376-2474, or email [email protected] Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the bookmobile’s next visit. You can also hand over a list of books you would like the bookmobile to bring to you on their next visit.  The library is happy to help with eBooks […]

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Post Office Paper Recycling

The Carson Community Association (CCA) started collecting wastepaper at the Carson Post Office for recycling at a time when the Post Office staff indicated that they would send wastepaper to landfill. CCA purchased the plastic collection crates into which Carson residents can deposit junk mail that they pick up from their post office boxes. Peter Allen and Paul Green have been taking the crates of wastepaper to the recycle depot in Taos as a voluntary service to the community. As a member of the Carson community you can help this process in a couple of ways. If you are going into Taos or past one of the County’s transfer stations at Pilar or Ojo Caliente, consider taking a crate of wastepaper for recycling at the appropriate collection points. Please don’t add your personal recycling to the CCA crate in the Post Office. CCA provides the collection crates for the community’s benefit so that you don’t need to take junk mail home with you. When you add your personal recycling, it places an additional burden on the volunteers who have to lift these heavy crates and empty them more often. Please note the revised hours during the Covid-19 pandemic for the […]

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Carsonite Harry Vedoe’s 90th Birthday Exhibition

Artist Harry Vedoe may now be the longest-living person in Carson. He will be 90 years old on New Year’s Eve, 2019. Harry was born in 1929 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has worked as a graphic and industrial designer, book illustrator, photographer and writer for magazines and newspapers. He has been a resident of the United States since 1978, and since then he has worked as a commercial graphic artist and editorial cartoonist for newspapers. For many years Harry was editorial cartoonist for The Taos News. He and his wife, Noreen, have lived in Taos for 33 years, including 17 years in Carson. Harry will have an exhibit of his artwork at the Stables Galley 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte #D, Taos, NM, 87571 on December 31, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm. Harry and Noreen would love to have Carson folks come and see this exhibit and wish him a Happy Birthday. Artwork copyright Harry Vedoe

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Food Bank Temporarily Closed

The Carson Food Bank and Clothing Boutique, which normally runs every Thursday from 3pm to 4pm at the CCA Community Quonset Building, is temporarily closed until December 12. This closure is due to lack of funds to purchase supplies. The CCA and the Food Bank would appreciate any support that Carson community members can offer. If you would like to make a much-needed donation, please mail a check to The Food Depot, 1222 A Siler Road Santa Fe NM 87507-4107. Be sure to write “Santo Niño Food Bank” in the memo on your check, otherwise your donation will get distributed to various food banks in northern New Mexico. Any donation will be gratefully recived. Elizabeth Brownrigg President,  Carson Community Association  

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Hwy 567 Trash Pick-up

 Thanks to Veterans-Off-Grid and Americorps, we have a number of volunteers eager to help us with roadside cleanup on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9:00am–1:00pm. The last cleanup took place on May 8. If you missed that and would like to come help keep Carson beautiful, please show up at the Carson Cafe and Grocery at 9am. We will provide trash bags and brief instructions. Then Craig Osen will be making pizza at 1pm for all those who’ve helped out. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. Elizabeth Brownrigg President,  Carson Community Association

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CCA General Meeting

All Carson residents are invited to come to the Carson Community Association’s General Meeting on Saturday, August 17, 10am at the CCA Community Quonset Building. It’s time to have our elections for the CCA board. The offices to be voted on this year are Vice-President, Treasurer, (Rik Bowman is currently serving as both Secretary and Treasurer), and two board members.  It’s also time to start organizing for our annual fundraiser — the Fall Fest. The festival will be on Saturday, October 12, noon—4pm and we need volunteers to help with the raffle, cooking, PR, music, and more. Many hands make light work, and this is a fun fundraiser. Please come to this general meeting on Saturday, August 17, 10am at the Quonset.  Your participation helps a lot, and we like seeing Carson folks in Carson! Elizabeth Brownrigg President,  Carson Community Association

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Mobile Dental Clinic

Las Clinicas del Norte Mobile Dental Clinic paid its first visit to Carson on Monday, June 24, 2019. To make this happen, CCA President Elizabeth Brownrigg reached out to the Carson community to gauge if there was enough interest and, thankfully, there was.  The arrangement was that if fewer than 10 patients showed up, the clinic would leave when they were done with the last patient and no others were waiting. At 8:30am on the appointed day, the mobile clinic was parked on the verge near the post office and ready to carry out dental exams and to clean teeth. As the morning progressed, more cars drew up to check out the clinic. Several Carsonites simply stopped to visit with neighbors who were waiting their turn. The mobile unit has two well-equipped state-of-the-art cubicles. On this day, it was staffed by dentist Dr. Aine Malloy and technician Carol. A dental exam usually includes a dental x-ray (radiograph) to evaluate oral health problems and a check for cavities and gum disease, a discussion of any problems, and suggestions for any further actions, before proceeding to cleaning. Cleanings were free for first-time patients of Las Clinicas del Norte. For patients not covered by Medicaid […]

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2018 Roadside Cleanup

In April 2018, Elisabeth Meir (then treasurer of the Carson Community Association) took the lead in organizing a roadside clean-up along State Hwy 567. The highway has become quite a busy road and accumulation of trash along the verges becomes unsightly over time. Since this is a main thoroughfare for most Carsonites, it is in the interest of the community to help remove the trash. More than a dozen neighbors gathered at the Carson Cafe and Grocery premises at 9 am on April 14 and split into half a dozen teams. Each team, armed with a handful of large trash bags, took responsibility for picking up the trash along sections of the highway. It was surprising how quickly the trash bags filled up. Back at the store, volunteers picked through the trash to pick out recyclables (plastic bottles, aluminium cans, other metal, cardboard), and other volunteers loaded the bags and bins of sorted trash onto the back of their pickup trucks, ready to haul into the recycling center and dump in Taos. CCA provided pizza lunch (including a vegan option) for the cleanup crew. The day turned out sunny and relatively warm, and we were able to enjoy catching up […]

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