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enchantment The Voice of New Mexico’s Rural Electric Cooperatives

JULY 2020

Socorro Electric Cooperative

Inspiring Girls to Pursue Their Passions

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CONTENTS 04 We are enchantment 05 View from enchantment 06 Hale to the Stars 08 The Man Behind 'Hale to the Stars' 10 Energy Sense 12 Book Chat


13 Inspiring Girls to Pursue Their Passions 16 Your Electric Co-op 19 2020 Photo Contest!





20 On the Menu 22 The New Mexico Aging and Disability Resource Center 25 The Market Place 30 Youth Art

On the Cover A photo collage of instructors and high school girls as they explore the wilderness in the Inspiring Girls program. • July 2020



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"Looking at these yummy, nutritious avocado sandwiches in the most recent issue of enchantment [May issue], I was reminded of my youth, when I encountered my first avocado sandwich. It was sliced avocado and water chestnuts with mayo, sprouts and a squirt of lemon, on toasted English muffin. This was on the menu in the first vegetarian eatery in Boulder, Colorado, and I thought it was the most delicious sandwich I'd ever eaten. I still enjoy an avocado and water chestnut sandwich for lunch, even though


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sprouts are hard to come by these days. Oh, and to spice it up, a shake or two of Mrs. Dash, that oft-maligned spice concoction of our childhood. Thanks for another delightful article that triggered memories." ~Kathleen, Mora Thanks Kathleen for sharing your memory. An avocado sandwich sounds good about now. ~ Ed.

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July 1, 2020 • Vol. 72, No. 07 USPS 175-880 • ISSN 0046-1946 Circulation 89,874 enchantment (ISSN 0046-1946) is published monthly by the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 614 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87505. enchantment provides reliable, helpful information on rural living and energy use to electric cooperative members and customers. Nearly 90,000 families and businesses receive enchantment Magazine as electric cooperative members. Non-member subscriptions are available at $12 per year or $18 for two years, payable to NMRECA. Allow four to eight weeks for delivery. PERIODICAL POSTAGE paid at Santa Fe, NM 87501-9998 and additional mailing offices. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Postmaster please send address changes to 614 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4428. Readers who receive the publication through their electric cooperative membership should report address changes to their local electric cooperative office. THE NEW MEXICO RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION provides legislative and educational services to the cooperatives who are members of the Association that deliver electric power to New Mexico’s rural areas and small communities. The mission of the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association is to strengthen, support, unify, and represent Cooperative member interests at the local, state, and national levels. Each cooperative has a representative on the association’s board of directors, which controls the editorial content and advertising policy of enchantment through its Publications Committee. OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Charles Pinson, President, Central Valley Electric Co-op, Artesia Tim Morrow, Vice President, Springer Electric Co-op, Springer Duane Frost, Secretary-Treasurer, Central NM Electric Co-op, Mountainair BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chris Martinez, Columbus Electric Co-op, Deming Keith Gottlieb, Continental Divide Electric Co-op, Grants Lance R. Adkins, Farmers’ Electric Co-op, Clovis Robert Caudle, Lea County Electric Co-op, Lovington Robert Quintana, Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op, Mora Thomas G. Rivas, Northern Río Arriba Electric Co-op, Chama Preston Stone, Otero County Electric Co-op, Cloudcroft Antonio Sanchez, Jr., Roosevelt County Electric Co-op, Portales George Biel, Sierra Electric Co-op, Elephant Butte Joseph Herrera, Socorro Electric Co-op, Socorro Travis Sullivan, Southwestern Electric Co-op, Clayton Wayne Connell, Tri-State G&T Association, Westminster, Colorado Charles G. Wagner, Western Farmers Electric Co-op, Oklahoma NEW MEXICO RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION 614 Don Gaspar Avenue Phone: 505-982-4671 Santa Fe, NM 87505 Fax: 505-982-0153 Keven J. Groenewold, CEO, Susan M. Espinoza, Editor. Tom Condit, Assistant Editor, DISPLAY ADVERTISING: Rates available upon request. Co-op members and New Mexico display advertisers, email Shaylyn at or call 505-252-2540. National representative: American MainStreet Publications, 800-626-1181. Advertisements in enchantment are paid solicitations and are not endorsed by the publisher or the electric cooperatives that are members of the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association. PRODUCT SATISFACTION AND DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITY LIE SOLELY WITH THE ADVERTISER. Copyright ©2020, New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Reproduction prohibited without written permission of the publisher.

view from enchantment I By Keven J. Groenewold, CEO New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Cooperatives and the Spirit of July 4th


uly 4th is, of course, the day we celebrate American independence. It has been 244 years since the 13 colonies declared, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” and laid the groundwork for the democracy we call the United States of America. Cooperatives owe their existence to this revolutionary philosophy. When 28 textile workers in the tiny English town of Rochdale opened a little store in 1844, to sell goods which they otherwise could not afford—the modern Co-op movement was formed. The Rochdale Pioneers applied the concept of equality to the marketplace. They treated all customers equally, charging everyone a single, fair price for the product. It also ran the store so each member had an equal voice in the operation and an economic stake in the success of the business. By 1880, over half a million people in England were members of these consumer societies. By the turn of the century, that number ballooned to 1.7 million. The growth continued through the 20th century and expanded outside of England to the United States and other countries around the world. Today’s co-ops are owned by their members, who also control the enterprise by a democratic one

member—one vote philosophy. This means that decisions made in cooperatives are balanced between the pursuit of profit, and the needs of members and their communities. Most co-ops follow the Seven Cooperative Principles, a unique set of guidelines that help maintain their member-driven nature. In America, more than 110 million credit union member-owners control over $1.1 trillion in assets. Thirty percent of Americans belong to cooperatively owned credit unions. Cooperatives are more widespread than you might think. From credit unions to apartment buildings to worker-owned businesses, co-ops appear in every facet of today’s economy. In many cases, they formed in response to economic crises like the Great Depression, or to let small groups compete in monopolized markets. Modern American co-ops include agricultural marketing groups like Land O’Lakes and Ocean Spray; retail outlets like R.E.I.; and many local farm-to-table programs. Purchasing co-ops like ACE and True Value Hardware let independent hardware stores compete with chain outlets. Yet, in many cases, Americans don’t think of these well-known brands as cooperatives. In fact, the United States is full of co-ops—more than 30,000 of them.

The United Nations has even recognized cooperatives through its resolution process. In its resolution, it states: “Cooperatives, in their various forms, promote the fullest possible participation in the economic and social development of all people, including women, youth, older persons, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples, are becoming a major factor of economic and social development and contribute to the eradication of poverty.” —UN Resolution 64/136, 2010. The history of cooperatives that you are a part of through your rural electric cooperative membership is a storied tradition. As more and more people are introduced to the cooperative, it becomes a very attractive business model. The 13 colonies wrote their declaration of independence when the world was excited about fairness and equality. Cooperatives inherited that passion and brought it to business and commerce. They are the businesses that exist to serve their members. They are the only business controlled by a one member—one vote governance model. They are the only business model with a connection to the spirit of July 4th, 1776. So, on July 4th, join your rural electric cooperative in celebrating our great nation. • July 2020


hale to the stars I By Alan Hale

Our Solar System in July


ur solar system’s two largest worlds, Jupiter and Saturn, dominate the nighttime skies during July, as they rise in the southeast around sunset, are highest above the southern horizon during the hours around midnight, and set in the southwest during dawn. Jupiter, the brighter and larger of the two, is at “opposition,” i.e., directly opposite the sun in the sky, on July 14, and Saturn, which trails Jupiter by about half an hour as they make their nightly trek across the sky, is at opposition six days later. Mars, growing brighter as it draws closer to Earth, rises a little before midnight and is high up in the evening sky when dawn begins. Meanwhile, Venus, which blazed in our evening sky during the first few months of this year, rapidly climbs into our morning sky this month and brilliantly gleams in the east before dawn, where it will remain for the rest of 2020. Our solar system’s other inner world, Mercury, also puts in an appearance during the latter part of July when it can be seen low in the eastern sky during dawn. On the night of July 4, the moon dips into the outer part, or “penumbra,” of Earth’s shadow, and will be in its deepest around 10:30 p.m. This will not be an easy event to detect, but around that time the northern regions of the moon may appear slightly hazier and duskier than they do otherwise.


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The star cluster M70 in Sagittarius, near which this writer discovered Comet HaleBopp on the night of July 22-23, 1995. Courtesy Las Cumbres Observatory and the Earthrise Institute.

During the hours around midnight, this time of year, the constellation of Sagittarius rides highest above our southern horizon. This is in the direction of the center of our galaxy, and numerous clouds of interstellar dust and gas, and many clusters of stars are visible with small telescopes. It was 25 years ago this month, on the nights of July 22-23, 1995, that this writer was examining one such cluster, known as M70, when he noticed a hazy patch of light nearby; that patch of light would soon become known as Comet Hale-Bopp, and grabbed the world’s attention when it shone brightly in Earth’s nighttime skies two years later. It is possible there could be a somewhat bright comet in the nighttime sky to mark the discovery anni-

versary. This comet was discovered this past March by the NEOWISE spacecraft mission; on the anniversary night—at which time it passes closest to Earth, 64 million miles—it will be in our northwestern sky during the evening hours, well to the south-southwest of the “bowl” of the Big Dipper.

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Flying High: The Man behind ‘Hale to the Stars’ By Stacey Lane

The Hale Bopp Comet, taken on April 1, 1997, the date the comet was closest to the sun taken from the deck from Dr. Hale’s residence in Cloudcroft.


id you know that comets are made of leftover materials that didn’t become part of our Sun, Moon and Stars? These cosmic snowballs carry rock, dust and frozen gases that orbit the Sun. Comets and asteroids have long been in the sight of mankind, and 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Comet Hale-Bopp. Speculated to have a greater impact on the public than the return of Halley’s Comet in 1986, Hale-Bopp and its long period of visibility made fame and misfortune as it sped by, also called the great comet of 1997. The Hale-Bopp is a larger comet, with its nucleus at around 37 miles in diameter, and the heart is the solid mass in the center of its fuzzy coma. Like most comets, when its orbit is close to the Sun, it heats up shooting dust and gases into a fantastic glowing head with a shooting tail. The brilliant Comet Hale-Bopp was eventually seen by more human beings than any


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other comet in history. Hale-Bopp was discovered on July 23, 1995, by two independently observing astronomers, Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp. Twenty-five years ago, the comet was at 7.2 astronomical units (AU). Astronomical units are the average distance between the Earth and the Sun at 93 million miles. Therefore, Hale-Bopp at discovery was 7.2 times farther away from the Sun than the Earth. This made it the most distant comet to ever be discovered by amateurs up until that time, a thousand times brighter than Comet Halley, a visitor in the inner solar system a decade earlier, at that same distance. Both Alan Hale of New Mexico and Thomas Bopp of Arizona, discovered the comet by chance at approximately the same time. Both men sent their observations to the International Astronomical Union’s Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. “The discovery was accidental. I was not looking for comets at the time. There was nothing especially unusual about its appearance at the beginning, but once calculations of its orbit revealed it was a long way out there and would be coming much closer, and thus presumably, much brighter, things got very interesting,” Dr. Hale shared. Dr. Hale, with a doctorate in astronomy, is also the man behind enchantment Magazine’s, ‘Hale to the Stars’ column. eM: “How and when did you become interested in the solar system?” Hale: “When I was in 1st Grade, in an effort to create some outside interests (lest I become bored in school) my father checked out some books on astronomy from the library and handed them to me. So, I guess one could say I got an early start. I was raised on the outskirts of Alamogordo, and one could see stars easily from our house.” Hale: “This was also during the 1960s,

during the Apollo “rush to the moon” effort; there was also the TV show “Star Trek” that pushed my interests forward. When I was 11 years old, I convinced my father to purchase a telescope for me, and I’ve never looked back.” eM: “What was the most significant part of the discovery of the Hale-Bopp for you?” Hale: “It helped me have a career, of sorts. It also helped me accomplish some worthwhile (I hope) things that are beyond science.” eM: “You are the founder of the Earthrise Institute. What is its mission?” Hale: “The mission of the Earthrise Institute has been to use astronomy, space, and other related endeavors as a tool for breaking down international and intercultural barriers and for bringing humanity together.” eM: “Tell us about the educational resources you offer.” Hale: “I welcome all educators, students, and anybody else who might be interested, to Ice and Stone 2020. This is an educational package I have put together to cover the so-called “small bodies” of the solar system, meaning, asteroids and comets, although this also includes the small moons of the various planets as well as meteors, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.” eM: “What was your rationale behind the development of the program?” Hale: “The year 2020 marks some very special anniversaries for me. It was 50 years ago, February 2, 1970, that I saw my very first comet—it also happened to be the first comet ever observed from space. On July 23, 1995, 25 years ago, I discovered the comet that brought worldwide recognition. In approaching the later years of my life, it is my intent to share both the knowledge and joy I have gained with future generations of humanity.” To learn more, visit: and

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energy sense I By Patrick Keegan and Brad Thiessen

Five Home Energy Hogs 1. Old fridge or freezer in the garage: That second fridge or freezer may be costing more than you think. If the model was produced prior to 1990, it’s likely using twice as much energy (or more!) than a newer Energy Star rated model. If it’s located in the garage, it may run constantly in the summer, which could lead to higher electric bills. 2. Cooling or heating an uninsulated area: Cooling or heating an uninsulated workshop or garage can be expensive. To give you an example, during a past energy audit the homeowner heated an uninsulated shed to keep several half-empty buckets of paint from freezing. So, he was paying more to keep his paint warm than the paint was even worth. Pet owners have been known to heat and cool an uninsulated garage to keep pets comfortable, not realizing that this might be costing more than heating their actual home. If you really want to heat or cool these types of spaces, they need to be well insulated and heated/ cooled efficiently, perhaps with a ductless mini-split system. 3. Hot tub: The average operating cost of a hot tub is $250 per year. But that amount may be higher if your hot tub is an older, less efficient model, or if you live in a colder climate. A smaller hot tub with better insulation, a cover and a pump that runs on a lower voltage will use less

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Before buying a hot tub, make sure you’re ready to pay to operate it. The average annual energy cost for a hot tub is $250 a year. Photo Credit: Andrew Holmes. energy than other models. In the end, getting a ‘good deal’ on a used hot tub may cost more in energy bills in the long run. 4. Swimming pool: If you have a swimming pool, consider installing a smaller, more efficient pump and reducing how often it runs. You can also look at installing a larger filter and maximizing the flow of water through the pipes by making them larger and reducing how sharply the corners turn. These measures could cut your electric use for the pool pump by as much as 75 percent. Consult with a pool installation specialist to find the most efficient setup that will still keep your pool clean. 5. Pumps: If you live on acreage or on a farm, you probably have several pumps, including irrigation, well, septic, and sump. If you’re like most of us, you use those pumps

until they break down. Consider replacing the oldest and most-used pumps over time with new, more efficient ones that are sized correctly for their task. Also, make sure you’re eliminating leaks in the water lines, which make your pumps work harder and longer. If one of these five energy hogs doesn’t explain the difference in energy use between your home and your sister-in-law’s, there are many other possibilities. Try conducting an energy audit, which should give you the answers you seek.

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Other Local Voices Helped Save "America's Most Historic Scenic Railroad In the May 2020 enchantment, we published a story on the 50th Anniversary of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. There were, in fact, many individuals, near and far, who helped save the railroad. Chris James, author of the story, writes the following: Throughout the last half of the 20th century, radio broadcaster Paul Harvey daily told listeners, “The Rest of the Story.” In print journalism, “the rest of the story” is often omitted due to the limitations of page size. Such was the case in the story about the 50th anniversary of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

While the story focused largely on Carl Turner’s role in saving the railroad from abandonment, other major players including Chama’s first mayor, Edmund (Eddie) Vigil, played equally important roles. In Vigil’s case, need to “save the narrow gauge” was local: Chama was his home town and he could foresee the economic disaster that would

befall Chama and the region if the railroad was abandoned. He, along with other notables in New Mexico and Colorado, including Terry Ross, Ernie Robart, and Hugh and Parker Fowler, chaired committees, lobbied local and state legislators and governors. In the end, the combined local voices helped what is now “America’s Most Historic Scenic Railroad.” • July 2020 11

book chat I By Phaedra Greenwood Visit your local bookstores to buy books. Send your book for review to: Book Chat, 614 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87502

The Dream Vacation: Written in lengthy detail, this sci-fi/ history book is about Paul, a working class fellow, who buys a secluded farm outside of Frankfort, Kentucky for his dream vacation. He plans to hang out and get back to nature. Instead, he finds an old engraved watch and discovers in a nearby cave a military cannon and the skeletons of Union soldiers. He spends the night there and wakes in the midst of a Civil War battlefield. Paul is able to convince the Captain that he comes from the future and helps the Union soldiers win their battle. But Paul spends most of the time trying to explain “the future” to the laughing infantry. “Some cars can even go over a hundred miles an hour, but you can’t go that fast or you’ll get pulled over by the police and they’ll give you a ticket.” “A ticket to where?” someone asks. Paul has a goaround with a bear and meets historic characters like Major General Burnside.

Environmental Justice in NM: Many out-of-towners driving through the state abandon their unwanted animals in remote areas. Researchers have measured high concentrations of PBCs in the tissue of fish caught at the Taos Junction Bridge. Dumping paint, pesticides, herbicides, and automotive fluids in arroyos presents a severe water quality problem in the Rio Grande, the source of drinking and irrigation water for downstream Pueblos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Four toxic landfills at Kirtland Air Force Base have leaked carcinogenic Ethylene dibromide that is now moving in a plume through the main aquifer less than a mile from Albuquerque’s most productive drinking water wells. In whose backyard shall we store nuclear waste that will be radioactive for thousands of years? Native Americans, who recognize the sacredness of nature, believe they have been “pushed off a cliff” by thoughtless environmental contamination.

Lincoln County and Its Wars: Nora True Henn lived in Lincoln County for nearly 50 years, many of which she spent meticulously researching the Lincoln County Wars of 1878-1880 when two factions of civilians and businessmen fought for financial power and control over the new territory. Henn’s wellresearched and documented book might be the last word on the subject. Reluctant to publish, she was a great source of information for anyone working on a story or a book about the Lincoln County Wars. Her book, published posthumously, offers 62 pages of sources, appendices, maps, photographs by unknown photographers, and 17 delicate pen and ink drawings of various historic buildings by Walter Richard Henn. Nora Henn also collected historic letters from various sources, some handwritten, that capture the tactics and skullduggery of both sides.

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Memories of Torreón NM: This book is a celebration community spirit, cultural traditions and historic details of rural life in a New Mexican village with vignettes, photographs and art work from various residents of Torreón, New Mexico. Set in the Manzano moun-

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tains east of Albuquerque, most of the 36 stories are from the 50s and 60s. Whether the children were dancing “The Twist” to a 45 record, watching a flood roil through the village, shooting a BB gun or making stilts out of tin cans, the reader enjoys the slow pulse of life that was “bright and secure.” Carmen Trujillo Luna experienced the Catholic church as a holy, affirming, life-giving source. Carmela Garcia-Anaya

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remembers, “We were not poor, but we were not rich. Frijoles were all we had almost every day for lunch and dinner…” So it was a great occasion when they butchered a pig. “Everyone rushing together to get things done gave me the feeling of a festive atmosphere.” Delightful and authentic. A good read. Judy Alderete Garcia •

Inspiring Girls to Pursue Their Passions by Chris Eboch

Participants travel up a glacier during the Girls on Ice Alaska 2018 expedition. Photo courtesy of Aurora Roth.


any young girls love science and the outdoors, but as they grow older, society discourages those pursuits. The Inspiring Girls program helps girls become women who “pursue their passions in science and outdoor activities.” Professional women —scientists, artists, and wilderness guides—mentor high school girls on two-week wilderness expeditions in Alaska, Washington State, Colorado, Canada, Switzerland, or central Asia. The program began in 2012 at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with “Girls on Ice Alaska.” Aurora Roth found the program as a glaciology graduate student there. “Everything about it resonated,” she says. “It was field sciences, doing science outside, teaching in outdoor environments, glaciers. I’ve always

liked art, and it had art.” She volunteered as a “gear fairy,” transporting extra science gear and food. She also hiked in for a day to teach science communication. “Being a part of a group of women and girls learning and laughing together in the wilderness was magical,” says Aurora, now a Polar Field Engineer based in Socorro. “I felt this program would help me grow into the person I wanted to be by supporting young women.” She

became an instructor, teaching the science of glaciers and landscapes. Mylène Jacquemart, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, helped start Colorado’s “Girls on Rock” program. “Geosciences are often associated with a stereotypical image of people doing tough fieldwork in rough environments, which can be intimidating,” she says. “We want to show that anyone can do this work, and the backcountry is a really empowering place.” Advisors help students develop group research projects. “In schools, you’re often taught that science is linear: from question to hypothesis to answer,” Aurora says. “We try to convey that science is more of a merry-go-round process. It’s not simply a lab report following teacher instructions. We face factors like • July 2020 13

The 2018 Girls on Rock team. Photo courtesy of Mylène Jacquemart. changing weather that you don’t have in the lab.” Jenny Nakai, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New Mexico, joined the Colorado program as a guest instructor on geology and seismology, including earthquakes. “It was a wonderful opportunity to develop field teaching skills and encourage the girls’ interest and passion for science,” she says. Other programs introduce girls to science. (See “A World of Science,” February 2020.) Inspiring Girls is unusual in including wilderness skills. “If you have never been exposed to the wilderness, it can be intimidating, especially for young girls,” Jenny says. “Being in the wil-

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derness allows the instructors to share their appreciation of nature and the mountains.” “Women are underrepresented in field sciences, and field science is really hard for schools to capture,” Aurora adds. “By having this wilderness travel curriculum, we get to expose our students to field science and women working in field sciences. They learn how to move through a landscape safely. We remove our team from their comfort zone in an urban environment.” The girls learn to set up tents while still close to town. Once in the wilderness, they hand over cell phones. “When they come out, they’re always really thankful for that time, and a lot of them

Girls on Rock and Girls on Ice participants active in the outdoors, collecting samples for science projects, and gathered together for project presentations. Photos courtesy of Mylène Jaquemart and Aurora Roth. don’t want their phones back,” Aurora says. Art exercises show the value of adding Art to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to make STEAM. Most people see themselves as either artsy or scientific. “That boundary is totally artificial,” Mylène says. “Both artists and scientists are keen observers.” “Observation is critical to science, art, and traveling in the backcountry,” Aurora says. “Art has value in and of itself, but it also helps communicate science.” Teams include a mountaineer, an artist, and scientists. “The instructors participate in everything, so the students see us pushing our boundaries as well.” The science, art, and wilderness aspects combine in daily art and science lessons. The expedition ends with participants presenting their research projects to the public. Unfortunately, health concerns canceled the 2020 summer season. Inspiring Girls may offer some online content instead. In the future, they will return to the

wilderness with tuition-free programs. Southwestern students typically go to the Colorado program. Inspiring Girls grows as volunteers develop more programs. “I have a dream of one day doing ‘Girls in the Desert,’” Aurora says. May the wilderness inspire girls for years to come.

Learn how you can get involved, stay in touch about future events, or apply at • July 2020 15

Socorro Electric Cooperative

General Manager Joseph Herrera Address 215 E. Manzanares Avenue P.O. Box H Socorro, NM 87801 Telephone 575-835-0560 Outages 800-351-7575 or 855-881-8159 Email

Scholarships SEC is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Tri-State Generation & Transmission Cooperative and the Basin Electric Power Cooperative scholarships. Tri-State is SEC's wholesale power provider, and SEC and Tri-State are both members of Basin Electric. Both of these Generation and Transmission Cooperatives provide annual scholarships to students in our service area. We appreciate their support of our local youth in continuing their education!

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association: $500 Siera Bradford Quemado High School

Brittney Essomba Socorro High School

Website Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (M-F) Board of Trustees President Anne L. Dorough, District 5 575-772-2989 Vice President Luis Aguilar, District 3 Secretary-Treasurer Paul Bustamante, District 1 Leroy Anaya District 3 anaya.district3@

Basin Electric Power Cooperative: $1,000 Takayla Montoya Socorro High School

Michael Hawkes District 4 James Nelson District 2 nelson.district2@ Donald Wolberg District 3 505-710-3050 Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Cooperative. 16 July 2020 •

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Socorro Electric Cooperative HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Our office is CLOSED Friday, July 3. Normal business hours will resume Monday, July 6.

Energy Saving Tips

Summer Electrical Safety Tips for Kids 1. Instruct children to stay away from all utility lines, especially playing with a fallen line.

2. NEVER play or hang around electric utility boxes or substations. If a toy gets stuck inside any substations, transmission equipment, or electrical equipment, forbid them from entering to retrieve the toy.

3. DO NOT climb trees that are near power lines, even if the branches are touching. If the branches touch, you could end up electrocuted.

4. Fly kites and toy planes far away from power lines, and leave anything if it lands on a wire.

5. Stay at least 40 feet away from all power lines and call 911 immediately. The ground can be energized up to 35 feet away or through any water that is in contact with a downed line.

6. Summer showers can bring more than tempting puddles for kids to

As American families and businesses transition to remote-work, they may see a surge in home energy use and in upcoming electric bills. Simple money-saving steps can help lower monthly electric bills without jeopardizing safety or comfort. Recommended energysaving tips include: • Program your thermostat to maximize energy savings. Setting your thermostat one degree lower when heating or one degree higher when cooling can reduce energy use by up to 5 percent. • Do full loads of laundry and wash with cold water. Using warm water instead of hot can cut a load’s energy use in half, and using cold water will save even more. For extra savings, hang clothes to air dry.

splash in, they can also leave electric hazards behind. Flooded areas are never safe spots to wade or play in, and may be in contact with energized electrical equipment or fallen power lines.

7. Make sure children know how to read and recognize signs that read “high voltage,” “danger,” “keep out,” and “caution.”

8. Teach children they should alert the authorities to a downed power line or other potentially “live” electrical equipment and stay far away (at least 40 feet away).

• Air dry dishes. This step can cut your dishwasher’s energy use by up to 50 percent. • July 2020 17

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on the menu I By Sue Hutchison


ummer seems to tempt chefs of all abilities to cook outdoors. Whether grilling, using a smoker, or simply preparing dishes that are portable, fast yet festive are the culinary goals of outdoor dining. July’s recipes are simple, and most can be made in 30 minutes or less, just the ticket for outdoor mealtime. Recently, a reader phoned enchantment to request that we feature a basic, made-from-scratch recipe for Coconut Cake. We value our readers and are pleased to assist. Her wish is our command! After a few trialand-error attempts, a successful recipe was found that

is not only easy to prepare, but can be adapted for special occasions. Red, White and Blue Coconut Cake take on a Fourth of July twist with its garnishes yet stands on its own as a standard for all coconut lovers. Seasonal enjoyment awaits! Fire up the grill and enjoy the gift of summertime fun.

Rancher Style Beef Kabobs 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 Tb. lemon juice 1 Tb. Honey Dijon Mustard 1 Tb. Spicy Brown Mustard 2 Tb. honey 2 tsps. fresh basil (chopped), or ½ tsp. dried basil 2 lb. beef rump roast or other thick beef cut, cut into 1 inch chunks 1 small can pineapple chunks

1 small container Cherub tomatoes Whole Mushrooms Colored bell peppers, cut into large chunks 4 metal skewers (Bamboo skewers may be used, soak in water a minimum of 30 minutes prior to use.)

! e m i T l l i r G s It' 1. Combine first six ingredients in a small bowl and mix

5. Generously brush

well to prepare marinade. 2. Place beef chunks and ½ amount of marinade in a zip-locked bag, seal and massage beef to coat. Refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. 3. Preheat grill to medium heat. 4. Rub skewers with cooking oil—thread meat, pineapple and vegetables alternately on skewers. Begin and end each skewer with meat chunks.

skewers with remaining marinade. 6. Grill skewers until meat reaches desired doneness, approximately 12-15 minutes. If a grill is not handy, use the broiler setting on an oven, being careful to turn skewers often. May be served with desired rice. Serves 4.

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Cool Pecan-Apple Green Salad Dressing 3 1 1 2

Tbs. extra virgin olive oil tsp. Dijon Mustard tsp. sugar Tbs. green onion, chopped

Salad 3 2 1 4 3

cups butter lettuce, rinsed and torn cups lettuce of choice, rinsed and torn medium Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced Tbs. toasted, chopped pecans Tbs. crumbled feta cheese

1. Place pecans on lined baking sheet, toast in a 350⁰ oven until lightly toasted. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Remove and cool. In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients well. In a serving bowl, place lettuce and sprinkle apple slices on top. Drizzle dressing on top and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle pecans and feta cheese on salad and serve immediately. Serves 4-6.

Red, White and Blue Coconut Cake Cake

1. Preheat oven to 350⁰ and bring eggs to room temperature. 2. Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. 3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking

soda and salt. Set aside. 4. In a separate bowl, beat shortening until fluffy. Add sugar 5. 6. 7. 8.


2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt ½ cup shortening 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 4 egg whites 1 1/3 cups buttermilk or soured milk (if buttermilk is not handy, add 1 tsp. lemon juice to milk just before using.) 2/3 cup flaked, sweetened coconut

and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Separate eggs, adding whites one at a time to shortening mixture, beating well after each addition. Add shortening mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture, alternating between the two, beating until just incorporated. Stir in coconut with spoon. Spread batter into prepared baking dish and bake until lightly browned, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean, approximately 35-40 minutes. While baking, prepare frosting by beating together softened cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. Add vanilla and

10. 11. 12. 13.

Frosting 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. almond extract 2 cups powdered sugar 1 cup flaked, sweetened coconut plus ½ cup for garnish 1 8 oz. tub whipped topping, thawed

Garnish (optional) ½ 2

cup frozen or fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained well cups fresh strawberries, sliced thin, vertically Any berries of choice

almond extract and mix until smooth. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until spreadable consistency is achieved. Stir in coconut. Fold whipped topping into frosting mixture, set aside. Remove cake from oven to cooling rack and cool completely. Spread frosting on cake, sprinkle with remaining coconut and garnish as desired with berries. Chill until used. Serves 12-16. • July 2020 21



he New Mexico Aging and Disability Resource Center is part of the State’s Aging and Long Term Services Department, and is tasked with serving all of New Mexico, connecting people with resources to maximize personal choice and independence. ADRC staff can help provide short-term assistance in connecting individuals to available services and supports and help obtain benefits for which they are eligible. Among the services offered are: • Information and Assistance: Our staff can provide information on community services and supports throughout the state. • Healthy and Independent Living: Options Counselors provide information and education on understanding and living with disabilities, connecting to

Know the Difference Between Disinfecting and Sanitizing When it comes to cleaning, not all jobs are created equal. When you’ve got a big mess in the kitchen—do you clean, disinfect or sanitize? These terms are often used interchangeably, but believe it or not, each is different. Cleaning dirt or food from a surface, for example, doesn’t necessarily kill germs and bacteria that can cause us to become sick. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between disinfecting and sanitizing. The CDC offers the following guidance. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemi-

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• Medicaid Choice Counseling: Staff Provide assistance in applying for Medicaid benefits as well as educate callers on Medicaid benefits and services, assist in selection of a Managed Care Organization and educate callers on Self-Directed Community Benefit. • Benefit Counseling: The ADRC’s State Health Insurance Programs (SHIP) can provide answers to questions and concerns regarding private and government benefit programs. SHIP staff offers one-on-one benefit counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families ensuring that New Mexicans receive accurate, unbiased information about health care options and other entitlements.

cals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. Hospitals, for example, disinfect areas that have come into contact with bodily fluids, and parents typically disinfect areas where a baby’s diaper is changed. Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection. Most people sanitize kitchen surfaces that

• Health Care Fraud Prevention: The NM ADRC Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and report health care fraud. • Prescription Drug Assistance (PDA): The NM ADRC PDA program assists uninsured and under-insured individuals obtain the medications they need at a cost they can afford. • Network of Care: The New Mexico Network of Care social services resource directory is the online pathway to social service providers. Call 800-432-2080 to speak with a counselor or live web chat to easily access information quickly by methods which include popular mobile devices at

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Who Owns What? Electric Co-op Owned Equipment vs Member-Owned Equipment

This graphic depicts equipment owned by the co-op (in gold) and the member (in blue). If a storm damages any equipment owned by the co-op, we are responsible for repairs. If a storm damages any member-owned equipment, the member is responsible for repairs. Members should hire a licensed electrician when making any repairs to member-owned equipment. Co-op owned Member-owned

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Trimming trees around service line is the member’s responsibility

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Animals NOT ALL WATER TANKS Are Created Equal! Is Quality, Value and Longevity important to you? Buy High Specific Gravity, Heavy Weight, Long Warranty, Superior Black NRCS tanks. Lowest prices only provide minimum standards, lower weights, and shorter warranties. Find out more! 575-430-1010. FOR SALE: SHEEP GUARDIAN Pups from working parents, Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix. Available July 15, 2020. $150 each. Taos County. Call 575-770-2881 or 575-779-7315. SAFETY ZONE CALF CATCHER For Sale, $1,350 (Mora). Catch your calves for tagging or any other reason safely and without harm to you or them. We have a nearly new and hardly used Safety Zone UTV calf catcher for sale. Go to “Safety Zone Calf Catcher” on the internet to see how easily they work. It fits virtually any side by side vehicle. It is assembled and priced at less than half the price of the original sales price. We are located about 30 miles north of Las Vegas, NM. Call 505-350-9666 or email: FOR SALE: GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies. Color- 1 black, 5 black & silver. Puppies will be ready July 4, 2020. Call 575-868-2243. APACHE SELF CREEP FEEDERS with rails for baby calves to enter on 2 sides, portable. $1,950 each. New they are $4,500. Located in Moriarty. Howard McCall, 505-379-4333. Email for picture:

NEW MEXICO DRINKING WATER Storage Tanks, Heavy Duty Black Poly. Fittings customized to your needs NRCS and EQUIP approved. High Specific Gravity, Heavy Weight, Long Warranty, Algae Resistant, Black NRCS Water Tanks. Call 1-800-603-8272 or 575-682-2308. FOR SALE: HAIR SHEEP Rams, Royal White X Painted Desert- 1 Yearling, 1 two year old. Great production genetics. Gentle to handle. $250 each. Mountain-Top Goats, Capitan, New Mexico. Call 575-937-0342. MOUNTAIN-TOP GOATS HAS GREAT goats and great goat deals! La Manchas, Nubians, mini La Manchas, mini Nubians, Nigerian Dwards- Does, Kids and Bucks. 4-H, milkers, pets, meat, weed eaters. You need it, we have it! In Capitan, call 575-937-0342. MISCELLANEOUS: HAY RINGS, HAY Racks, feed troughs, semen tank, number brands full set, Tru test alley digital scales, portable cattle loading chute. Cattle trimming chute used for bulls and cows going to show or sale. Pig farrowing house, 6 stalls, nursery huts. Email Howard McCall for pictures and pricing: ALUMINUM CATTLE TRAILER, 24’X7’ gooseneck, 1 divider gate, 1 slide escape, room in nose for storage. More of a cattle trailer for going to sale barn, etc. $7,900. Howard McCall, 505-379-4333. Email for picture: RABBITS AT THE BUNNY FarmAll ages for sale. For pets, show, fancier,meat and fur. Can make custom-built cages in Jamestown. Call Maddie and Gene at 505-9061291, leave voice message. All calls will be answered and returned.

ALUMINUM CATTLE TRAILER, 24’X7’, gooseneck, 2 divider gates with slides, 2 side escape with split gates, lighting throughout, plexiglass siders to protect from weather. Large storage in nose. built for show cattle. $12,000. Howard McCall, 505-379-4333. TACK AND EQUIPMENT. “EVERYTHING for the Horse”. Western & English Tack bought and sold. Rancho Elisa Stables, LLC, 500 Route 66 East, Moriarty, NM 87035. Email: or call 505-832-5113.

Business WELDING SERVICES, PIPE FENCES, barns, pergola, etc. Call Preston at 575-390-7017 or Kerry at 817-559-1018. SUNSET SADDLES, OFFERS CUSTOM leatherwork, ie: saddles, chaps, chinks, holsters, belts, etc. Also saddle & tack repair. Located in La Luz, NM, call 575-257-8874. Email: LOW STEP TILE SHOWERS built especially for you! Mountainair and surrounding areas. Call 931629-4727 for free estimate, ask for Ed. Great prices, beautiful showers. Any tile, any pattern! Old School or Schluter System. In business since the late 1900’s. 931-629-4727. CHECK OUT OUR SPLASH ad special. Leaf through the pages for the ad. TRAILER REPAIRS/WELDING, TRAILER CUSTOMIZATION. Mobile welding, custom fabrication. We can replace axles, bearings, springs, make custom accessories for your trailer, or general maintenance. J.R.’s Mechanical Services. Email: or call 505-859-3557. • July 2020 25

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Equipment DRINKING WATER STORAGE TANKS, Heavy Duty Black Poly, proven algae resistant. 125 to 11,000 gallons, NRCS and EQUIP approved. Please give us a chance to serve you! MasterCard or Visa accepted. Call 575-682-2308 or 1-800-603-8272. RETIRING PLUMBER WITH MISCELLANEOUS Tools for sale. Such as Rigid 300 power drive with stand; Rigid 700 power drive; Rigid pipe thawing unit, Weather guard packrat drawers (335-3 & 336-3). And many other items. Please call for information, 505-377-4204. IRRIGATION PIPE! MAKE IRRIGATING much easier and more efficient. PVC and aluminum transfer and gated pipe in 6”, 8” and 10”. Bonnets, Alfalfa Valves, Plugs, T’s, Elbows, inline valves, etc. Delivery available. Call/Text 575-770-8441.

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OVERHEAD FEED BINS. 1 to 4 Compartment, 12 to 48 tons. Any size free standing cattle guards, no footing needed. Emery Welding, Clayton, New Mexico. 575-374-2320 or 575207-7402. FOR SALE: 29 GAUGE Tin Sheets8 feet and 10 feet, $4 per sheet; 12 feet, $5 per sheet; 14 feet, $6 per sheet. Call 505-384-5163. FOR SALE: 15HP 3 Phase electric motor; Poultry plastic covered wire; Power poles-various lengths; 1/4 and 5/16 aircraft cable-various lengths; Auger 6”x20’, Auger 8”x20’. Call 505-384-5163 for more information. FISHING TACKLE WANTED: “ANTIQUE” lures, reels, rods, tackle boxes. Pre-1950, please. Collector paying highest prices for “Grandpaw’s” tackle box. Lures $50 to $5,000 each. Reels $100 to $7,500 each. Call Rick at 575-354-0365 or send photos to:

1948 8N TRACTOR FOR Sale. Completely refurbished, engine overhaul, hydraulics overhauled new steering box and linkages. Sheetmetal is excellent with fresh paint. New rims, good rubber. Dearing front loader available. Ready for work or show. Call 575-313-5245. OIL FIELD PIPE, 10” casing 336’, 4” casing 800’ and metal trusses for barn 43’x90’. Just weld it up. Call Howard McCall at 505-379-4333. Or email for picture at: GREAT OFFER ON SOLAR Submersible Shallow/Deep well pumps! ‘NRCS’ approved with 2-year warranty on selected pumps with affordable, easy installation! For a custom quote, email us at: or call 505-429-3093, 24/7 service. Order online at our website:

Great Finds RAILROAD ITEMS WANTED: KEROSENE Lanterns, Brass locks, keys, badges, uniforms, bells, whistles, and pre-1950 employee timetables. Always seeking items from any early New Mexico railroad, especially D&RG, C&S, EP&NE, EP&SW, AT&SF, SP or Rock Island. Call Randy Dunson at 575-760-3341 or 575-356-6919. THANK YOU for advertising in enchantment.

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Beautiful East Mountain Horse Property Get out of the city - before it’s too late! Beautiful 2800 SF home on 2 acre lot. Great schools. 3BR, 2.5BA, 3CG, + office. NEW w/w carpet, NEW Kozi fireplace, ceramic tile, granite countertops, huge kitchen island, corian & granite baths. $499,000. See more at Zillow. com. Type in 11 Express Blvd. Sandia Park, NM.

ROUGH RIDER ANTIQUES IS open! Our store is super clean and has wide aisles so you can safely distance. Our hand sanitizer looks good enough to eat. We limit customers but you may wait in a shady spot outside. We have added dealers since your last visit so there is more inventory and great variety. You never know what you’ll find. 501 Railroad and Lincoln, across from the Castañeda, a Fred Harvey Hotel. Open 5 days a week at present: Thursday through Monday. Call for update and hours, 505-454-8063. HEADSTONES (I.E. CEMETERY MONUMENTS) is our business. Over 1,000 designs. An eternal memory of a loved one. TAOS MOUNTAIN HERITAGE. Email: or call 575-770-2507. Visit our website: WANTED: NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE License Plates, 19121959. Paying $100-$500 each. Also buying some New Mexico car plates 1900-1923. Visit for history and 4,100 photographs of NM plates. Bill Johnston, Box 1, Organ, NM 88052-0001. Email: or telephone 575-382-7804. 2013 COACHMAN MOTOR HOME for sale. 23 CB. Ford Truck 10 cycls. Only 54,357 miles. Great condition, clean, well cared for, only 1 private owner. Housed in a MH garage. Asking $35,000. Phone: 505-217-6761.

FISHING TACKLE WANTED: “ANTIQUE” lures, reels, rods, tackle boxes. Pre-1950, please. Collector paying highest prices for “Grandpaw’s” tackle box. Lures $50 to $5,000 each. Reels $100 to $7,500 each. Call Rick at 575-354-0365 or send photos to: BUYING OLD STUFF: GAS Pumps and parts 1960’s or earlier, advertising signs, neon clocks, old car parts in original boxes, motor oil cans, license plate collections, Route 66 items, old metal road signs, odd and weird stuff. Fair prices paid. Have pickup, will travel. Gas Guy in Embudo, 505-852-2995.

Real Estate 2 MOUNTAIN CABINS, 25+ acres at 8000 feet, Wildhorse Ranch Subdivision, Pie Town, NM. Well on stream with 5000 storage tank and fire hydrant. New Mexico Hunting unit 13. Contact Davefor a DVD with pictures: HISTORIC STONE HOME FOR Sale: 28 acres with completely remodeled 1600 square foot, twostory house with nine rooms in Ramah, NM. Five minute walk to picturesque Ramah Lake. One of original six homes built in the 1880’s. All woodwork in native Aspen and Juniper. Water rights. Move-in condition. Price negotiable. 505-470-0450.

OLD RAMAH POST OFFICE For Sale Or Lease: Located on Highway 53 in Ramah, NM. Heart of Indian Country. Has been used commercially as a trading post, Native American lapidary shop, real estate office and food cooperative. Six rooms and includes an 8x30 container storage unit. Move-in condition. Call 505-470-0450. FOR SALE: ELEPHANT BUTTE, NM. 508 Lakeshore Drive, EB NM. 1600 square foot HM, $189,500. Call for appointment, 505-238-7722 or 505-239-8881. Fenced landscaped shaded 1/2 acre view lot. 2 garages, 1 storage room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, den, solarium with lake view. Covered patio, plenty of secure fenced parking. View on Google Earth. IMAGINE SELF-RELIANCE. HOME IN Manzano Mountains. Excellent private well, root cellar and wood/ electric cooking stove. 2,058 square foot adobe/brick home with propanel roof, double car garage, storage building over root cellar and detached shop on .85 acre lot with large garden area and apricot trees and a beautiful view of the Manzano Mountains. 10 miles to Apple Mountain Retreat and 16 miles to Quarai Ruins, 45 minutes to Albuquerque. Perfect starter home in mostly blue sky area of NM and perfect solar power area. See photos, floor plan and contact information at MLS #939246, Garcia 505-288-0814. • July 2020 27

TUCUMCARI, 1601 8TH STREET. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with attached carport on 50x142 foot lot. Opportunity for starter home or rental property. $47,500. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461.

ROCIADA, NM. FRESHLY REMODELED Air Lock Log Home on 5 gently sloping acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. 3,200+/- square feet. 3-car garage/workshop with 110V, 220V. Barn. Good power, water and County Road access. Great views from wrap around decks. $495,000. Contact NM #360 Real Estate, 505-454-0332. FOR SALE BY OWNER. 20+ acres in Pie Town. Two lots. 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. New well 2 years ago. View Mt. Alegres. All fenced in, Wood’s Subdivision. Call 575-518-8671. CONCHAS, BOAT DOCK DRIVE. 3 lots just over 1/2 acre per property. Two lots starting at $32,000 each. One lot at $35,000. Close to waterfront. Big Mesa Realty, 575-4562000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, or 575-760-5461. CONCHAS, TBD 1, 2 and 3, Big Mesa Avenue. Sale Pending! Close to the waterfront lots. TBD 1 is 4.4206 acres, $60,000. TBD 2 is 1.231 acres, $20,000. TBD 3 is 0.908 acres, $20,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461. CONCHAS, TBD 4, BIG Mesa Avenue. Price Reduced! Improved lot with septic. Close to waterfront. $60,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575760-5461.

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CUERVO, 1130 AGUILA ROAD. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with corrals on 56.6 acres at foot of Cuervo Mesa. Close to I-40. $85,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575760-5461. CUERVO, 0 MESITA PASS Road. 148.13 acres in Mesita Ranch Subdivision. Beautiful mesa views, perfect for homesite and or livestock. $85,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, or 575-760-5461. NOGAL, TBD BARBER AVENUE. 2.89 acres in Townsite of Nogal. Coop water and electricity nearby. $50,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-4562000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, or 575-760-5461. FENCE LAKE, 295 PINE Hill Road. Price Reduced! 2 bedroom, 3 bath home on just over 60 acres, well, outbuildings, corrals, abundant wildlife, scenic views. $285,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575760-5461. SAN ANTONIO, NM. 0 Zanja Road. 4.66 acres irrigated farmland in Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District with water rights. Produces alfalfa and grass hay crops. Utilities nearby. $69,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575760-5461.

SOLD! CLOVIS, 209 W. Plaza. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, refurbished with new appliances, HVAC system and flooring. $89,900. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461. SUMNER LAKE, 0 AND 00 River Ranches Road (At intersection with State Road 203). Price Reduced! Two lots just over 20 acres each. Scenic views just west of lake. $18,000 per lot. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461. 1-ACRE, $2,995, NEAR BELEN and Rio Communities, 180 feet x 242 feet=43,560 square feet, $95 down, $58.80 for 60 months. Half Acre, $1,495, 100 feet x 217.8 feet=21,780 square feet, $95 down, $39.67 for 48 months. Off-grid. 505-710-2252. SUMNER LAKE, TBD STATE Road 203. Lot in River Ranches Estate, highway frontage just over 20 acres. Scenic views just west of lake. $25,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-4562000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, or 575-760-5461. RIBERA, 340 CR B41E. 32.674 acres with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with custom accents, haybarn, two detached garages. Just over 20 of those acres are in alfalfa and grass hay production. Pecos River frontage. Scenic views and close to I-25. $695,000. big Mesa Realty, 575-4562000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, or 575-760-5461.

MAGDALENA, 47 ANGUS LOOP, Magdalena Ranch Estates. 11.04 acres with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, horse barn and corrals. Beautiful mountain views. Abundant ATV and hunting opportunities nearby. $180,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575760-5461. WANTED! WORKING FAMILY FARMS and Ranches to list and sell. Broker has over 45 years of experience working on a family farm in New Mexico and has been an owner and operator since 1988. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461. MOUNTAIN CABIN 12’X32’ WEATHERKING with porch, insulated and finished inside. Aspen tongue and groove paneling, heater and woodstove. Metal roof (heavy snow load). Picture window, ceiling fan. Cabin is on skids and can be moved. $16,500. Will text photos, call 575-403-5936. Chama, New Mexico. MILAN, 411 W. HIGHWAY 66. One acre with 2,400 square foot commercial building. Walk-in vault, 2 bathrooms. On Route 66 with good exposure. Used as trading post, firearms dealer, medical office. Good condition. Excellent retail location. Call 505-287-0379. To Place a Classified Ad

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DATIL, 464 SOUTHERN TRAIL, Sugarloaf Mountain Subdivision. 5.5 acres vacant land. $8,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461. SMALL FARM/RANCH WEST OF McIntosh, 220 acres. Some are divided into 10 acre parcels. Call for pictures and pricing. Howard McCall at 505-379-4333. Email: HORSE PROPERTY IN BEAUTIFUL West-Central NM, off Highway 60 near Arizona line. 32.4 fenced acres with 2,150 square foot house, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large kitchen/dining area. Barn with room for 3 to 4 stalls, vehicle carport and workshop. Two out-buildings. Call 480-510-1664. FOR SALE: BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, 20 acres, electric to property line. Brittany Lane, Portal, AZ. Possible Owner Financing. $29,000. Call Scott at 415-999-1280. FOR SALE: 20 ACRES with electricity, 40-foot Fifth Wheel. $40,000. In Pietown, New Mexico. Call 575-838-6445. YOUR ADS ARE PRINTED and circulated to nearly 90,000 readers each month. Coast to coast, 80% of the Land of Enchantment. Deadline

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Vehicles 1989 26-FOOT 5TH WHEEL Hitchhiker II RV Trailer. Nice condition. Converted to gooseneck ball hitch. Queen bed, bathroom with shower, awning over door. Good way to Quarantine! $3,000. Call 520-444-7515. FOR SALE: 2013 F350 Diesel, very good condition inside and out. 192,600 highway miles. Call 505384-5163 for more information. WANTED: 1965-1980 DODGE OR Plymouth with 318 engine. Prefer Dart or Duster, but will consider anything with 318 engine. Person with pristine 1965 Belevere, please call me. 575-531-2797. 2017 JAYCO FLIGHT-TRAVEL TRAILER. 28 foot with 13 foot slide out. In excellent condition! Queen bedroom, kitchen, spacious bathroom with shower. Two entries/ exits and sleeps 6. $17,000. Call 575-686-8338. Name:________________________ ___________________________ Address:_______________________ ___________________________ City:_________________________ State:_________ ZIP:_____________ Phone:________________________ Cooperative:____________________ Select Category Below


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Check out the ducks! Congratulations to the Winners! Leighanna Barela • Age 7 Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative

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August Topic: Ice Cream. Draw colorful scoops of ice cream in a bowl, glass or on a cone. September's Topic: Bigfoot. Draw your own version of what this elusive creature looks like! Send Your Drawing By mail: Youth Editor 614 Don Gaspar Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87505 By email: Deadline: Submit by the 9th, one month prior to publication. Hooray! You Get Paid: $15 Have a Youth Art Topic? Email or mail to the addresses above, or call 505-982-4671.

5 items to include on the back of your drawing, otherwise YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED: 1. Name 2. Age 3. Mailing Address 4. Phone 5. Electric Co-op *Accepted artwork up to age 13. DON'T FORGET THE 5 ITEMS!

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