Hello Members and Supporters:

As 2017 has arrived and warmer weather seems to be just around the corner, its time to start thinking about upcoming events and activities. I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to visit our FaceBook page and also to visit our website. We have some new features on the website and we always post information about upcoming events, past activities, and general news that you may find useful and informative. We are also asking for comments from our members, something no too lengthy, but also comments about your experiences with Jornada Research, suggestions for new events, tours, or presentations, and constructive criticism. You can send your comments to me (dgreenwald@tularosa.net) or Jeff Hanson (jefferyhanson64@gmails.com) and your submissions will be included in the upcoming newsletter (for all to review). We look forward to your comments.

I also want to thank all of you who have renewed your membership in December and January. If you are not sure when your annual dues should be paid, please email me and I’ll be able to tell what month they are due.

We are  planning on excavating at Creekside Village on Saturday, March 4th, depending on weather conditions. We’ve had some beautiful days already this time of year, so perhaps March 4th will be yet another nice day. We can probably count on the weather being on the cool side and breezy. So, dress to stay warm, bring gloves, and a hat doesn’t blow away. We intend to continue efforts in the kiva (removing the fill from the SE ¼ to expose the floor unless its too west, expose the bench, and hopefully find evidence of the entryway).Our previous sessions in the kiva were very productive as we began to expose the floor in the SE ¼ and exposed some of the bench surface. The “white” adobe upper wall melt is covering portions of the bench surface. We also found what may be another main support posthole (too be determined after we have finished clearing the SE ¼).   Let’s meet at the “y” in Tularosa at 9:00 am (old gas station at the intersection of US 54 and US 70). Please RSVP me by replying to this email if you are planning on joining us so I have an idea of how many to expect.

On March 18, 19, and 20th, Joan Price will lead a free guided tour and discussions at the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, beginning at7:30 each morning from the petroglyph site parking lot. (There is a $5.00 fee for day use of the petroglyph site that the BLM charges). Camping is allowed for an additional fee. Please contact Joan at(575-585-4983) for more information. Discussions will include solar animation of images on stones, ethnographic and cultural landscapes of the area, and participants will search for light casting across petroglyphs. Mimbres-style glyph elements will be pointed out and discussions regarding similar designs to Mimbres pottery will be presented.  Again, dress for the conditions but bring a brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeve shirt and long pants, sturdy walking boots, water and snacks/lunch. Walking sticks are a good idea. Bring a notebook.

I have attached a membership form (if your membership has expired or is about to) and the Waiver form that each participant needs to complete (if you have already completed one, you need not complete another). Thank you to everyone who has renewed your membership last month. We really appreciate the support. And, welcome new members.

We also have Volumes 1 and 2 (collections of papers from the Tularosa Basin Conferences) available for sale. Volume 1 is $25.00 ($22.50 with current membership) and Volume 2 is $20.00 ($18.00 with current membership). Please include $5.00 for postage. The order form is also attached.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at upcoming events. We thank you for your interest and support. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and associates.

Watch for more announcements in the weeks ahead and from other JRI Research Associates. Thank you, Dave

David Greenwald, President

P.O. Box 684

Tularosa, NM 88352