Upcoming Events and Information



Please still be careful as some areas of the Ranch have received less moisture than others and annual moisture remains below normal because of past winter.

LANDOWNERS: PLEASE DO NOT burn tree debris on your property without permit from Fire Dept.  Take the debris to the burn pile at the Ranch House.

From the Webmaster

Timberlake Ranch has keys!!!Keys, many and they actually work. Just wanted to share. Forms are on the website. Call Steve Wills 505-783-2457

Latest edition of the Timberlake Newsletter

Posting on Criminal Trespass posted August 2016 (from page 33 of the NM Hunting Rules & Info Pamphlet for 2016-2017)

Newly updated and more inclusive information on:
Emergency Evacuation & Neighborhood Watch topics

Please be diligent with your projects, your surroundings and your environment.  

Remember: be safe and if you "See Something say Something"

If you see smoke call 911 and report its location.

Book Room is OPEN - Tuesdays , 1-3pm at the Ranch House Community Center during the summer season.

Timberlake Ranch Board Meeting Schedule


Properties for Sale by TRLA

These properties are available to everyone to bid:

McKinley Unit 8 Block 25 Lot 4 $6800 (Firm)

Mckinley  Unit 5 Block 10 Lot 22  Cottonwood Dr $15000 (Negotiable)

If interested, please contact Steve Wills at 505-783-2457 for information.

Timberlake Ranch is now on Facebook

Webmaster - Wayne Ramm

Helpful Hints using the website: If you have trouble seeing or selecting an item from one of the drop-down lists at the top of this page, first move your mouse directly to the side of the row of items you want, to see all the available selections.

Updated webpages are sometimes not presented by your browser if you have “caching” selected in the browser options. To “refresh” the page’s changed content, click on your F5 key when viewing the page in question. This is not unique to the TRLA website.

McKinley County CodeRed Emergency Notification Service

The history of Timberlake Ranch

The New Equipment Building (7/10/2017)

Restoration and Renovation of the Ranch House  (5/16/2017)

The Rest of the Story

Thinking About Building?

Zuni Transfer Station update

Gallup Recyclng - how to…

Cibola County CodeRed Emergency Notification Service

Current Fiscal year 2019-2020

TRLA Board Meeting Schedule

@TCC Ranch House 10:00 AM

(3RD Saturday of every month except where noted *)

February 16, 2019

March 16,2019

April 20, 2019

May 25, 2019 –Annual Meeting

(Dates in June - October are suggested based on 3rd Saturday of each month model)

June 15, 2019

July  20, 2019

*August 18, 2019

September 21, 2019

October 19, 2019

No Board meetings in: November, December and January

Home Business Documents Emergency Forms Timberlake Times Volunteers Everything Else PhotoGallery Rules and Regulations

Important Announcements - Updated 6/16/2019

Neighborhood Watch Group meeting July 23rd. Tues, 6pm at the Ranch House.


As of April 18th 304 yeas and 46 nays.  3rd and final mailing to those landowners who have not voted will be in May with a deadline of June 15th.  Approximately 350 yeas are needed to pass proposed amendments.  PLEASE VOTE!

Special note to visitors of this web site: If you are having trouble viewing a link or a changed link (true for any website) hit your “F5” key on your keyboard, which “refreshes” the page you are viewing, that contains that link. Even better, clear your browsing history - using the method described in your particular web browser. Computers will save a previously viewed web pages to your computer to make browsing more efficient, but does not automatically dump that page from your history. You must do that yourself. This is not a problem with the website.

Request to Landowners to send BIA-Ramah Navajo Agency

TRLA landowners have an opportunity to send complaint letters into the BIA-Ramah Navajo Agency about our 1 mile of poorly maintained BIA roadway.  Be sure to state that it is the BIA section which is the second mile of Canyon/Timberlake road off of Highway 53. Including the location description is important.  The more letters sent, the better.  
Please send your complaint letter to:

Mr. Darnell J. Maria, Acting Executive Director

Anna Pino, Superintendent

HC61 Box 13

Ramah Navajo Chapter

Ramah, NM 87321

Telephone #505-775-7100

Thank you for your participation,

Steven Wills

TRLA President

Forest Mitigation Sub-Committee

Read the report


Continental Divide will be out trimming trees along all power lines

in Timberlake, starting March 1st (weather permitting).  They will be working all summer.  They will be creating neat piles of the trimmings along their right-of-way.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Steve Wills, TRLA president, at 783-2457 or TRLApresident@gmail.com.  He will be the interface to Continental Divide.  The tree trimmers are contractors and are just doing what they are hired to do.

Living with Poisonous/Non-Poisonous Reptiles in New Mexico

Living With Large Predators in New Mexico

Proposed Second Amendments to the CC&R’s Update

The first vote tally of the Proposed Second Amended Covenants was performed on March 6th.  A total of 179 ballots were counted.  Five ballots were rejected for the following reasons:  no unit block lot number, name illegible and no specification of yes or no.

There were 245 lots voting out of 743 lots.  This means there isn’t a 51% yea or nay. Another mailing will be going out for those landowners who failed to vote in February and a new deadline near the end of April.

Three major “bones of contention” still remain sticky points for some landowners.  The following clarification points are in response to comments received in the first voting period.

1)  Allowing wind turbines in Timberlake.  TRLA CANNOT “effectively prohibit” green energy as NM law promotes green energy.  However, we can through covenants “restrict”.  The research done by the Committee showed that windspeeds in Timberlake on average is far below optimal use of large wind turbines.  We have specified 35’ as maximum height because it is lower than the height of a Ponderosa and not greater than the height of the 5 original windmills of the Cloh Chin Toh Ranch that still stand today.

2) Allowing 6 month recreational use.  A 5 month limit was set in the 2009 Amended CC&Rs due to residency laws of NM.  When a landowner is in NM for 185 days and/or have a NM Driver’s License, they are considered a NM resident and subject to NM Income Tax.  After feedback over the years since then, recreational landowners have voiced their objections to this restriction.  Recreational landowners represent the majority of ownership in TRLA and their HOA dues pay for the majority of road upkeep and maintenance.  The Committee agreed to increase recreational use to 6 months as it is between the landowner and the NM Taxation and Revenue Dept. to argue residency.

3) Allowing Tiny Homes.  Minimum square footage for a permanent residence on a foundation in Timberlake is 600 square feet.  Tiny Homes are classified as Temporary Living Accommodations under Recreational Use Restrictions as are motor homes, campers, recreational vehicles, travel trailers, etc. and must be removed after 6 cumulative months.  They cannot be considered as a permanent single family residence under the Residential Use Restrictions in Timberlake.