Archive for April, 2007

Marker and Site to be Saved!!

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Wonderful news!

The Las Cruces City Council and Mr. Philippou, the developer of The Vistas at Presidio II, have agreed to preserve the Pat Garrett shooting site and marker and to set aside space for a monument to Pat Garrett.

Thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful gift to posterity. There are too many of you to name, and many of you insisted on working without recognition. Thank you!

Tour – Could Be Last Chance

Friday, April 6th, 2007

LAST CHANCE to see it nearly as Pat last saw it…. Meet adjacent to the NW corner of Onate High School, just past the closed barriers at the entrance to the school.

9:00 am — Depart from Onate High School in your car, town car OK. Drive about one mile off-road. If you arrive late, follow us southerly under the two-poled power line.

Park about 3/4 mile from the site. Talk and then walk.

Easy Walk on two-track road. There is one deep-cut gully that stops most cars, possibly jeep and short over-hang off-road cars can cross. There is limited parking at the site.

BRING water, wide brim hat, long sleeves and trousers, sturdy walking shoes, camera.

Tomorrow’s weather forecast: To be similar to the day Pat was murdered – killed. The high temperature on Pat’s last day was 74 degrees.

Tour of Site – Saturday, April 7

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Friends of Pat Garrett will be offering a tour of the site of the Pat Garrett marker beginning at 9 am on Saturday, April 7.

If you wish to attend the tour, meet us just West of the Onate High School parking lot at 8:45 am.

Onate High School is located at 5700 Mesa Grande Dr, which easily visible from Hwy 70.

Reaching the site involves walking about 3/4 mile. Be sure to wear a hat and bring some drinking water.

Information Sheet

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Here’s a printable, one-page information sheet on the Pat Garrett marker:

You can save this link to your computer or click it to view it in your browser.

City Council Contact Information

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

The contact page for the Las Cruces City Council is:

All of the City Council members are listed on that page.

If you send the Council a message using the contact form on that page, it will be sent to all of the Council members.

The contact email for the Mayor Bill Mattiace of Las Cruces is:

The contact email for City Manager Terrence Moore of Las Cruces is:

Please let them know of your support for saving the Pat Garrett marker.

Friends of Pat Garrett on Radio

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Cal Traylor of Friends of Pat Garrett will appear on at 9 am on Friday, April 6, to discuss the Pat Garrett marker, and Pat Garrett in general.

The Michael Swickard show is on KSNM-AM at 570.

This should be a fascinating discussion as both Cal and Michael are very knowledgeable about Pat Garrett.

East Mesa Development

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

The Las Cruces Sun News has a detailed article on the proposed development of the East Mesa, which includes the Vistas at Presidio II subdivision that contains the Pat Garrett marker. .

The total acreage being proposed for development on the East Mesa is 5,920.7 acres. This consists of 2 subdivisions, The Vistas at Presidio I and The Vistas at Presidio II.