The Terlingua Moon
March 18, 2014
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“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” – Ralph Nader
HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL/EL DORADO
Saturday May 16th 9:00 pm The Fabulous Chet O/Keefe
Check for Our Specials
If you have a sporting event you like to watch on our Big Screen, give us a call on the date and time of event.

THE BOATHOUSE
Wednesday - Open Mic with Jeffro Greasewood (7 - 10)
Friday - Uh Clem & Friends (7 - 10)
Saturday - Paul Sprawl (8-11)
The musicians' tips from May's Open Mics are being donated to the Big Bend Conservation Alliance to help "Not In Our Big Bend" stop the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. 
We are currently open every day from 4 - Midnight and until 1 a.m. on Saturday.  Grille open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 7.  Stay tuned for our new summer hours and Menu!
Come on down to the Boat!

STARLIGHT THEATER
Tue    5/12   - Uh Clem
Thu    5/14   - Greasewood Swamp Cooler           
Fri      5/15   - Chet O'Keefe 
Sat     5/16   - TBA                                  
Mon    5/18 - Burger Night with Trevor Hickle & Pat O'Bryan

VOICES FROM BOTH SIDES
From Jeff Haislip: I wanted to thank everyone who sponsored, contributed & attended the Voices from Both Sides Fiesta Protesta. Have heard many good ideas for next year. Let's get together as a community & make the next on even better.

THE BREWSTER COUNTY COMMISIONERS COURT
The court has called a meeting on Wednesday May 20th at 10:00 am at the J.W. “Red” Patillo Community Center in Study Butte, located at 53633 State Highway 118.  County officials will tour the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center at the end of the meeting.  Please attend if you can and let them hear our voices down here.

QUILTS BY MARGUERITE  371-2292
Across from the stables in Study Butte









2016 TERLINGUA ARTISTS CALENDAR DEADLINES
All artists who reside a significant part of the year in the Terlingua/ Big Bend National Park area are eligible to submit work for next year's calendar. The deadline for requesting guidelines for submissions is May 31. If you have expressed interest but have not requested the guidelines, you have not taken care of it. You must request the guidelines by emailing or calling MaryDiesel: spottedslinky55@gmail.com or432-371-2999 by this deadline.
The deadline for submissions, once you get the guidelines, is June 17th. All submissions will be digital and must adhere to the specifications in the guidelines. Please read them closely for we really want to use your work.
Hope to hear from you soon so you will have plenty of time to prepare your submissions.

ALPINE APIARIES
Bee Update:  We are having an amazing wildflower event, and are experiencing a very active swarm season.  Please contact if you need a hive removed from a residence or commercial location.  Local references furnished upon request.  Call Alpine Apiaries Bee Hotline at 432-371-2748.  Appreciate all the love and support these past few weeks.  We have rehomed more than 15 bee swarms and hives.  Gratitude to all for looking out for the bees.  Sponsored by the College of the Melissae, www.collegeofthemelissae.com.  A great online source for the sacred ways of natural beekeeping education.

LA KIVA RESTAURANT AND BAR
It's a long time since I posted but today I have something to announce. The metal has arrived for the roof (as well as the metal to cover the shade over my RV). We are close to making La Kiva waterproof. I am considering issuing Super Soakers to the bar staff to periodically spritz the customers for that genuine La Kiva experience. In the past it was not necessary to ask for water in your whiskey. All you had to do was wait around and eventually you got water. In future you will have to ask for it. Like a phoenix La Kiva is dusting itself off and rising from the ashes. This is going to be good.

FROM JIM MILBURN
Adding to the bumper to bumper traffic [?] on 170 this week is a film crew producing a 2016 Nissan commercial. They are filming on the other side of Big Hill. They have, however, brought their own catering truck for services, I assume, at the filming site. Not sure if they will have a chance to run around when finished or will disappear over Bee Mountain in a cloud of dust.
    It would be nice to look forward to seeing it, except it will be shown in FRANCE. If anybody sees it in the coming months, let us all know.




DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROD PONTON TOWN HALL
Mimi Webb-Miller will host a town hall meeting for 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton, to answer questions from the Terlingua community, regarding the recent prosecution of Tony Flint, Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm, porch of La Posada Milagro, Terlingua Ghost Town
NOTE: this a change from the original date of Wednesday May 13th.

TERLINGUA FIRE & EMS
A huge thank-you to the community for helping raise over $10,000 for the Terlingua Fire & EMS at our recent Fireman's Ball. Special thanks to The Boathouse for hosting the event, Craig Carter for performing and Pam Ware for all her behind the scenes help!

ALL ENERGIES
Free Class on Solar Power at All Energies. There will be a free seminar on solar power, wind power, & other alternative energies on Saturday, May 16th at 1PM. The class will be held inside the new Hwy 118 workshop: 16 miles north of Study Butte, just south of the Terlingua Ranch Rd intersection. We will cover basic off-grid components & how they work, sizing your system, estimating system cost, & more. Bring your own chair & calculator; free food & drinks will be provided. Email casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950 for more info!

All Energies’ Solar Panels are SOLD OUT!
We will be putting together another pallet order as soon as possible. Call us to pre-order & you will get the lowest price! Email casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950 for more info.

LA POSADA MILAGRO
Espresso…y Poco Mas located in the Ghostown located at La Posada Milagro Guesthouse, serves the best coffee, breakfast and lunch. We offer gluten free bread and also have whole wheat tortillas!!
    Come join us every day!! Also DA Rod Ponton will speak to the community regarding Flint's Trial, on May 19th, 2015. The conversation will start at 3pm. Please bring a chair.

VINNIE’S BIG BEND DOUGHNUTS
Big Bend Doughnuts across from the Cottonwood General Store is Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sold out, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17.  We appreciate your patronage! Snow Cones are coming soon!  Watch the Moon and flyers around town for our Snow Cone stand hours starting in June! 



APPOINTMENT TO FILL POSITION FOR THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR BREWSTER COUNTY
Matt Van Ostrand has been selected by Judge Eleazar Cano to fill the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) position for Brewster County.  Mr. Van Ostrand has a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, three years of service in law enforcement communications, over 12 years of experience in fire service operations, and recent experience in emergency management administration.
   Mr. Van Ostrand was born in Oklahoma. His family moved to the Texas Hill County in 1983 and has resided in Wimberley since 1990.  In 2000 Mr. Van Ostrand started his career in public service, joining the local volunteer fire department.  Experiencing the effects of Hurricane Katrina in September 2001 and assisting the Hays County Response with the unloading and care of evacuees from New Orleans, he felt he could better serve more people in emergency management.  Mr. Van Ostrand obtained his degree while working as a full-time professional firefighter for the Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department. He most recently served as a Lieutenant coordinating administration for the fire department, while also providing first responder leadership.
   “In the fifteen years that I have been in public service I have seen how our world has changed and moved forward.  I have seen firsthand how important it is for the emergency services, city, county officials and the public to know each other and regularly talk to each other about what has happened in the past, as well as what can happen in the future.”
   Judge Cano added, “We feel fortunate to have a professional with Matt’s credentials in training, education, and real world operations. He met and exceeded all required and preferred qualifications for the Brewster EMC position.
   Mr. Van Ostrand will report for duty of May 26 and will quickly be making the rounds to get to know Brewster County.  He will be meeting with all organizations responsible for or supporting first response in the area, as well as public service organizations.



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Namaste y’all!
Terlingua Moon - March 2014