The Cloudcroft Fire Department lost one of their own. Steve Bevins #70, after many years of service to the community, he has passed away unexpectedly. Aside from being a dedicated volunteer firefighter, he was also personally interested in supporting the community as a whole as a small businesses owner. To that end, he often gave his merchandise away at cost for any worthwhile group or activity. He just loved supporting all of us and being part of this wonderful mountain family.
Steve often enjoyed challenging your knowledge before revealing his own. He loved to challenge your sensibilities in the most unassuming way. In any conversation he would smile and interject “you don’t know….you just don’t know”. At first you would be caught off guard and want to respond “and who are you to question what I know”. Shortly though, you would realize it was his lighthearted way to make you think about everything you take for granted. He would use his “one-liner” on everything from politics to religion, firefighting, football or the universe, even how you tie your shoes. With a smile and that one insistent comment, he made us all take pause, take his view of the world into consideration……. thereby making him a part of us forever!
Steve, you will be missed. From the Hawaiian shirts you would wear, to the witty remarks you always had, and the strong work ethic you were so well know for, you will forever be missed and loved by this mountain community. Thank you for your service.
May you rest in peace for ever firefighter Bevins,Cloudcroft 70. Keep an eye on us from up there!
Cloudcroft is located in South Central New Mexico, high in the Sacramento Mountains, at the Southern Tip of the Rocky Mountain Chain.
Our elevation is approx. 9000 ft and we are surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest. Our forest is primarily mixed conifer with tall pine, fir, oak and aspen trees dominating.
Our community and the surrounding areas are made up of small businesses which support our tourist oriented economy. Read more here...