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enchantment The Voice of New Mexico’s Rural Electric Cooperatives

APRIL 2020

Tiny Houses with Grand Plans

Student Centered Future Focused gmcs.org

APRIL 2020



CONTENTS 04 We are enchantment 05 View from enchantment 06 Hale to the Stars 08 Is the Decalogue Stone Real or a Hoax? Message on a stone. 10 Energy Sense


12 Book Chat 14 Stop The Spread of Germs Six ways to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.



16 Your Electric Co-op 18 Tiny Houses with Grand Plans A school program inspires students. 21 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Environmental milestones. 22 On the Menu



24 enchanted Journeys 25 The Market Place 30 Youth Art

enchantment On the Cover: Gallup’s Hiroshi Miyamura High School The Voice of New Mexico’s Rural Electric Cooperatives

APRIL 2020

Continental Divide Electric Cooperative

Tiny Houses with Grand Plans

students and administrators in the Pathways program on the Roundhouse steps in Santa Fe during Gallup-McKinley County Day, January 30, 2020. Photo by Myke Groves.

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We live in the Land of Enchantment… We are

Is Your Co-op Annual Meeting Still Occurring?

There are several co-op annual meetings in April. Due to COVID-19 your co-op's annual meeting may be postponed until further notice. Contact your electric co-op to find out more. Your co-op's contact information is on page 16. Thank you.


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How to contact enchantment Phone 505-982-4671

Email enchantment@nmelectric.coop Facebook facebook.com/enchantmentnmreca Mail 614 Don Gaspar Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87505 Community Events events@nmelectric.coop Display Ads enchantmentads@nmelectric.coop Book Chat Inquiries enchantment@nmelectric.coop

Take a photo of you or someone with the magazine and email it with a few words about the photo. Include your name, mailing address, and co-op name.

One lucky member will win $20. Take a photo of you holding Submitting your photo(s) gives us permisYOUR MAGAZINE AND WIN! sion to publish the photo(s) in enchantEmail to: enchantment@nmelectric.coop ment, Facebook, and other media outlets.

Congratulations to… Jerome Segura who sent the photo of his fellow colleague, John Duke, holding the January 2020 enchantment. Those in the Farmers' Electric Co-op service area may recognize John Duke. He has 36 years of service with the electric co-op. Congrats John!

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Editor's Note: Love this photo! Patriotic, Charm, Americana, Next Generation, Peaceful!


April 1, 2020 • Vol. 72, No. 04 USPS 175-880 • ISSN 0046-1946 Circulation 89,722 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 www.nmelectric.coop www.enchantment.coop Keven J. Groenewold, CEO, kgroenewold@nmelectric.coop Susan M. Espinoza, Editor. sespinoza@nmelectric.coop Tom Condit, Assistant Editor, tcondit@nmelectric.coop DISPLAY ADVERTISING: Rates available upon request. Co-op members and New Mexico display advertisers, email Shaylyn at enchantmentads@nmelectric.coop 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

Appreciating Electric Co-op Lineworkers Every Day


here are a number of holidays and appreciation days we celebrate. Some more important than others. We don’t observe National Go Fishing Day (June 18) or National Maritime Day (May 22) like we do Memorial Day. And it’s sometimes difficult to pin down the exact date we celebrate an event. The Fourth of July is easy to remember, but for Easter, we go back to a formula determined in 325 A.D. The date of Easter is usually the first Sunday after the first Full Moon occurring on or after the March equinox. This month, New Mexico’s electric cooperatives will celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 13. This is one of those days that are difficult to pin down, so you might see other dates set aside to recognize these courageous workers. Some quick background: In 2013, the U.S. Senate declared April 18 of that year as Lineworker Appreciation Day. This was a onetime resolution, not an ongoing designation. Though the 2013 resolution only applied to that specific year, many electric cooperatives planned on using that date the next year. However, April 18, 2014, fell on Good Friday—not the best day for an appreciation day. So many

utilities used another date. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s board of directors decided that for subsequent years, the second Monday of each April would be Lineworker Appreciation Day. The board took this action to ensure that the date always falls on a weekday and never on Good Friday. So, more than 900 electric cooperatives throughout the nation will recognize this date. Other electric utilities and organizations chose different days: The International Brotherhood of Electric Workers celebrates on July 10; the Edison Electric Institute has also used different dates. No matter what is recognized as the “official” date, the recognition is well-deserved. Lineworkers are truly “first responders” during storms and other catastrophes, often working to make the scene safe for other public safety personnel. It’s a dangerous job that doesn’t respect family time, distance from home, or the hour of the day. Our cooperative lineworkers leave the comfort of their warm beds to brave the elements, sometimes even crossing co-op boundaries to help neighboring cooperatives. We have sent crews to places as far away as Louisiana and Florida to help repair hurricane-ravaged electric

systems. And they do this without expectation or fanfare. Once, a New Mexico lineman was called out at night to rescue a little girl’s cat from the top of a pole—it was Christmas Eve. He went without hesitation. That’s what lineworkers do. They don’t wait until it’s convenient before beginning to restore power. No matter the conditions, if they can safely perform the work, lineworkers stay on the job until your electricity is back on. Back to the confusion on the date for Lineworker Appreciation Day. What day is really Lineman’s Day? The answer lies in the words of Senate Resolution 95 from 2013: “… linemen work with thousands of volts of electricity high atop power lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity flowing.” So the next time you see one of these courageous individuals, take a moment to say hi and let them know how much reliable electricity means to you. No matter the “official” date, for those of us who recognize the importance of the job they perform, Lineworker Appreciation Day is every day. enchantment.coop • April 2020


hale to the stars I By Alan Hale

The "Pillars of Creation"


arth’s “sister” world, Venus, has dominated our evening skies ever since the beginning of 2020, and continues to do so throughout April. By the end of the month, however, it starts to drop closer to the horizon as it gets ready to pass between Earth and the sun, and it vanishes into twilight by the end of May. On Friday evening, April 3, Venus will be located very close to the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. The remaining visible bright planets are all in our morning sky. Jupiter rises in the mid-morning hours and is followed about 20 minutes later by Saturn; both worlds are high above our southern horizon around the beginning of dawn. Mars, which appeared close to Saturn at the very end of March, travels eastward throughout April and rises about an hour after Saturn by month’s end. The moon is full on Tuesday evening, April 7; since this is the first occurrence of a full moon since the March Equionox, the following Sunday (April 12) is, by definition, Easter. Meanwhile, for the time being, Earth has a second moon, a very tiny object—no more than a few meters across—that was discovered this past February by astronomers with the Mt. Lemmon Survey program in Arizona. This “moon,” known as 2020 CD3, temporarily entered orbit around Earth within


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Perhaps the most famous image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: the “Pillars of Creation,” in the Eagle Nebula and star cluster M16 in the constellation Serpens. It is presently visible in our morning sky and will be accessible in the evenings during the middle and late summer. Photo courtesy NASA. the fairly recent past and at some point in the not-too-distant future will “escape” back into orbit around the sun. During April, it travels southwestward through the constellations of Canes Venatici, Bootes, and Coma Berenices (southeast of the Big Dipper) but only the very largest ground-based telescopes will be able to detect it. Saturday, April 25, marks the 30th anniversary of the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope

from the Space Shuttle Discovery. After several Shuttle servicing missions which effected necessary repairs and replaced various instruments, Hubble continues to operate today, and is expected to do so for at least the near-term foreseeable future. During its three decades of operation, Hubble has completely revolutionized our view of the surrounding universe, all the way from nearby objects in the solar system to the most distant galaxies.




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Is the Decalogue Stone Real or a Hoax? By Craig Springer


ine lines of titled chiseled text string out along the flat face of an ancient boulder staring blankly into a dome of a powdery cobaltblue sky. I’m standing in steep stony wash on the northeasterly front of Hidden Mountain west of Los Lunas. The nasally monotone buzz of bugs rises and falls on the ears. Earth and rocks and scrub brush all the color of a fawn’s pelt is a prevailing color. The Manzano Mountains stand like

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a dusty purple armada far to the East. If you need a reminder the planet is held together by stone, this is the place. But a 100-ton stone in particular stands out not for its color or its shape, but a message written upon it. To the uninitiated, the text looks alien, almost other-worldly. It is foreign but the message is a familiar one to the religious and to the uncommitted. The message is written in an archaic paleo-Hebrew used 2,000 years ago. The so-called Decalogue Stone has written upon it a timeless code for right-living, the Ten Commandments. It’s gone by other names over time, such as Inscription Rock, Mystery Stone,

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and Commandments Stone. Regardless of what you call it, considering its seemingly remote existence, its age and what the text conveys surely gives a thinking person some pause. When the stone was first documented is a bit hazy. Anecdotes involving Franz Huning of Albuquerque who once owned the property intimate that the stone was known as early as 1871. The Decalogue Stone at its discovery was covered with lichens and a patina, a so-called desert varnish where rocks take on a darkened tone from near-perpetual sun and abrasion by wind-borne sand. The text was barely perceptible indicating that the rock face had long been exposed to the desert harshness after the words were chiseled. The lines are tilted at 40 degrees from horizontal, indicating that gravity moved the boulder from its original position. Well-meaning folks have since scrubbed rock face clean of the varnish and even scratched the original letters to see them better, but in doing so brought on some level of ruin to the ancient artifact. It all of course begs a few questions: Who did this? Why here, and when? Is this a hoax? Were the words etched in stone by early sojourners from the Old World? New York University professor of archeology Cyrus Gordon was of the mind that the stone was the real deal, akin to a Samaritan mezuzah marking an entryway of some sort, etched in the New Mexico desert. There’s clear evidence that the mountaintop was occupied by people at one time. If Gordon is correct, that would certain upset the established view of early habitation in North America. Others have postulated that the etching was made by members of the famous Mormon Battalion as it passed toward San Diego in 1846 during the Mexican War. The battalion camped along the Rio Grande a single night at Los Lunas on October 26. If you are able-bodied and own a curious mind, then the stone is something worth seeing. Make up your own mind as to its authenticity. The stone resides on land owned by the State Land Office. A permit is required to visit the site. Contact 505-827-5760 for more information.


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re your home’s windows old, and when the weather is cold, can you feel a chill when you stand near them? Do you think it’s worth replacing them? Prepare yourself for a bit of sticker shock when you get your first bid for replacing windows. To help you decide if replacement is the right move, you’ll want to consider a few factors.

1. Increased Comfort: The chill you feel near your windows when it’s cold out is likely due to radiant heat loss. When you’re near a cold surface, such as a window, you can feel chilled even if the temperature inside your home is over 70 degrees. Your body is much warmer than the surface of the window, and heat radiates from warm to cold. The inside surface of an inefficient, single-pane window will be much colder on a winter night than that of a double- or triple-pane window. Window coverings are an approach to increasing the comfort level of your home. Curtains and blinds are very effective at reducing radiant heat loss in the winter and can even block some unwanted heat gain in the summer. Another aspect to comfort is the sun. If you enjoy the sun streaming through your windows on a cold clear day, take this into consideration as you ponder window replacement. Some windows are better at letting the sun’s heat into the home than others.

2. Appearance and Function: Since some windows are older, new wood- or vinyl-framed windows can act as an exterior facelift. But keep in mind, if you own an older home with classic wooden windows, vinyl replacements might look out of place. It’s possible to buy new windows that match the style of some older wooden windows, or you could decide to apply a little elbow grease to get them back into shape. Windows can provide ventilation, which sometimes improves comfort more cost-effectively than air conditioning. Windows need to be cleaned occasionally. If your existing windows don’t provide ventilation or they are hard to clean, replacing them could solve these problems.

3. Resale Value Windows are a major point of interest for most prospective homebuyers, which is why we often hear window

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Top to bottom: Vinyl windows are often the most affordable replacement, and come in a wide variety of styles. Photo Credit: Steve Anderson. Old wood windows may be worth sanding and repainting, and can sometimes be retrofitted with more efficient glass. Photo Credit: Mike Scoltock.

replacement is good for resale value. But a 2019 study by the National Association of Realtors found on average across the ., installing new vinyl windows costs about $22,000 per home but only increased resale value by $16,500. Only four percent of realtors said the new windows helped close the sale, so if resale value is your objective, the costs could likely outweigh the return on investment.

4. Energy Savings: Homeowners often believe the best way to reduce energy use is to replace their windows, but this is rarely true. Companies that sell new windows sometimes advertise greater energy savings than the new windows can actually deliver. The amount of energy you save really depends on the efficiency of your existing windows compared to the efficiency of the replacement windows. An energy auditor can estimate potential savings, but most audits show there are much more cost-effective efficiency investments than replacing windows. Replacing old windows can provide a number of benefits, but it’s a costly endeavor. By considering these factors and how long you plan to live in the home, you’ll be able to make the right decision.

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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

Graciela Perdida After a successful career in the U.S. Air Force, Laura Salazar came home to her roots in Northern New Mexico. This bilingual book is based on her mother’s happy childhood at her Gramma’s ranch in the mountains. On the last page is a photo of her mother, Velma Grace, as a young girl, dressed in white for her first Holy Communion, sitting beside her beloved Gramma, Laura Abeyta, who wears a big smile. The illustrations are colorful collages. The story is about Graciela who goes out to find her Tio Tomás and is soon lost in the forest. She calls on San Judas, the saint of lost causes. A friendly squirrel tries to give her directions. She finds a lamb that is also lost. Finally de la palomita blanca flies to her rescue. From high in the sky the bird sees the road and tells her how to find her way home. Her Tio Chalelo has also had adventures with a white dove. A compelling story.

Sandia What does it mean for public land to be held “in trust” by the Wilderness Act compared to a “true trust” that would be enforced by Sandia Pueblo? “We don’t know our footprint on the mountain. How it effects the mountain changes over time,” says Frank Chavez of Sandia Pueblo. “(Sandia) People are committed to the sacredness of these lands.” Chavez observes the mountain is hurting, the springs have dried up, the plants and wildlife are retreating, disappearing. Which is true for “every wild place on the planet,” Rudner writes. And yet, “Mountains are personal. They belong to the viewer, the hiker…” She recognizes the ageless, human impulse to look up to the hills, the mountains for hope and inspiration. She covers the history, biology, geology, and social context while Muench offers glowing photographs of the Sandias in all seasons. Five stars! Essay by Ruth Rudner • Photographs by David

Ross Calvin This is an interesting biography of an early interpreter of the American Southwest. Ross Calvin, whose father was an Illinois farmer, became a hardworking Episcopal priest who spent most of his adult life in Silver City. To some, his sermons sounded more like lectures. According to Hamm, Calvin was classist, racist, and highly critical of his relatives. After his beloved first wife died, he abandoned his firstborn son. But, became a passionate writer. His benchmark book Sky Determines, which describes how climate shapes the ecology, economy and culture of the Southwest, received complimentary reviews from newspapers and magazines around the country. Calvin was thorough in his research of desert animals, plants and mountain watersheds as he defined the Lower and Upper Sonoran zones around his home. An honest and balanced view of a complicated man.

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Mi Tierra Adentro Though Guillemin’s roots trace back to France, for over 60 years, she has made a yearly pilgrimage from her home in California to Truchas. These glowing, well-crafted poems are dedicated to her nephew, Kierin Charles Guillemin, who died at the age of 27 on Memorial Day 2018 in a shooting in Dixon. “He was a pas-

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Tiny Houses with Grand Plans By Melody Groves

Proud of their achievements, Hiroshi Miyamura High School students and staff share experiences of their Tiny House project during the Gallup-McKinley County Day in the Santa Fe Roundhouse Rotunda on January 30, 2020. All photos by Myke Groves unless otherwise stated.

“We want to solve problems with our Pathways program,” says Hiroshi Miyamura High School Principal Jack McFarland. “It takes a community to make this happen.”

Pathways to Success


wo rows of high school students with construction hard hats perched on their heads and wearing T-shirts that read “I’m a Tiny House Builder in Training,” wait patiently at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, ready to present a session about their project. In conjunction with Gallup-McKinley County Day on January 30, about 20 students made the trek to the capital. Tiny Houses. Constructed by Gallup’s Hiroshi Miyamura High School students, these 8’x30’ houses are small compared to regular housing standards. Students install electrics, plumbing, a full kitchen and bathroom, plus a metal roof. The eco-friendly house comes with two large windows. Senior Joshua Salazar, foreman for this project, admits the bathroom is a bit small for him at 6’4.” But, he quickly adds, the tiny house meets road transpor-

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tation standards, making it portable. And teenagers did it all. Next year, they’re hoping to build two. “We’re still at the infancy stage of this program,” says McFarland, “but we’re teaming up with colleges and tying into their programs, especially business.”

Gallup-McKinley County Schools This Tiny Houses Project was kicked off in 2019 with many students participating. This year, it’s juniors and seniors, but lower classmen will be on board soon. According to McFarland, they plan to auction off the fully-furnished tiny home, with a $12,000 beginning bid. Proceeds will go toward two more tiny houses to be built next year. One will be donated to a Veterans’ organization for homeless vets, the other sold to help fund more tiny houses. The best part, he says, all these efforts stay in the community.

Thoreau Schools: Automotive Technology

Thoreau High School students reveal how the Pathways Automotive Program impacts their lives during Gallup-McKinley County Day at the Roundhouse Rotunda in Sante Fe on January 30, 2020. Left to right: Jerome Begay, Daniel Herrera, Tyrell Tahe, Elijah Woody, and Teacher Ronald Willie.

Photos, top, left to right: Of all the program trades offered, Junior Michaela Chavez especially loves to weld. She plans to become a professional welder after high school. Senior Kyla Dawes’ newly acquired plumbing, welding and construction skills are valued at her all-female home. Gallup’s Hiroshi Miyamura High School students build a tiny house. Photo courtesy of Gallup-McKinley Schools.

Yes, We Can Building is not just a “guy” thing. Michaela Chavez, a junior, says she’s learned a variety of trades through this program. “Welding,” she emphasizes is her favorite. While she also enjoys plumbing, she’s decided to become a professional welder. And she’s not the only girl in the class. According to Principal McFarland, between 35 to 40 percent of the students in the program are female. Kayla Dawes, a senior, states, “We are all women at my house. (This program) allows me, as a woman, to do what usually only men do. Now I can do.” She reports she helps out at home by doing plumbing and welding. Helping shore up the family home with use of a hammer and nails is something she enjoys. Building tiny houses provides students not only with skills they can use as adults, but a sense of pride. Students

Lawrence Sena, principal at Thoreau High School northeast of Gallup and part of the Gallup-McKinley County School District, says their Pathways program is focused on automotive technology. “We want students to be productive members of society,” and one way to do that is through fixing vehicles. Regional colleges are now offering Associate degrees in automotive technology and the Thoreau students are ready. Some will receive college credit before graduating high school. Ronald Willie, automotive teacher at Thoreau High School, beams when speaking about his students. “This (his elective automotive class) is a place where they can vent, enjoy things and engage with each other.” He nods at the four boys standing with him. “They’re willing to learn with their hands.” Student Tyrell Tahe explains about his participation in automotive class. “It’s hands on. Times change and we learn. It’s a good class.”

learn to think outside the box to create solutions to problems. For example, McFarland says, the shark tank for engineering came up with solar hot water generators and exercise equipment that generates power for washing machines. “Traditional houses are expensive, and what better way to solve that problem than to put creative heads together to come up with affordable solutions?” Hiroshi Miyamura High School students endorse the Pathways program. Senior Ethan Williams says after building a CO2 car, then a dog house, he got the “passion for building” through the school. With a tiny house now under his belt, he’s seriously considering a career as an architect. enchantment.coop • April 2020 19

In January at the capital, Hiroshi Miyamura High School students discuss how the Pathways program has influenced their lives as well as their plans for the future.

Joel Hillis, who plans to become an FBI agent, says his teacher, Steven Yoder, taught him how to fix things. “It’s good to know. It helps us in the world. Fixing things comes in handy.” He says of the program, “It’s amazing. It’s great,” and flashes an ear-to-ear smile. Senior Mathias Ortiz has won statewide accolades in collegiate electric skills competitions. “We’ve learned how to install, to plumb and not to be electrocuted,” he jokes as the group laughs its acknowledgement. “I know how to erect a wall, how to shingle. We can build our own houses,” he says. “There are so many applications.” Ortiz plans to become an electrician. This program brings students and teachers together in a way the traditional educational system can only dream of. In these elective classes, students not only hold construction tools in their hands, but create something tangible. They learn about themselves and each other. “I

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trust him,” says Hillis, regarding teacher Steven Yoder. Principal McFarland says of the program, “It brings kids to our building so they can relate to the core classes (Literature, Math, History) and to the various Pathways.” In building tiny houses, says McFarland, “It brings learning to life. It creates a bridge.”

Personal Note As a school teacher in a previous life, I always wondered if my lessons ever made a difference. On this day at the Roundhouse as I interview students in front of their principal and teachers, I rather dare them to tell the truth, asking how they really feel about the Pathways program. Without mumbling or hiding shyness, all enthuse this program is a big reason they attend school. They openly thank their teachers for helping them. Turns out, teachers do make a difference.

“Students who successfully complete the Pathways program also receive safety certificates—a hard-won prize. Teacher Steven Yoder says not only does the program promote hands-on-learning, but emphasizes safety first."

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on the menu I By Sue Hutchison

Dance Up an Appetite

New Mexico Hot Green 8 slices bacon, thickly sliced 4 whole, roasted green chile, peeled, sliced lengthwise, 8 strips 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ onion, chopped ½ cup flour 1½ cups milk 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chile 8 oz. pepper jack cheese, grated 1 (16 oz.) brick processed cheese, diced Salt and pepper to taste 8 slices “Texas” toast 12 ¼-inch thick slices turkey lunchmeat Dried cilantro to garnish

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1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. In heavy, non-stick skil-

let, fry bacon until done. Remove from skillet, drain on paper towels and set aside. If necessary, remove enough bacon drippings to leave about 2 tablespoons for next steps. 3. In same skillet, fry green chile strips and remove from pan when slightly crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside. 4. In same skillet, begin queso sauce by browning garlic and onion in remaining bacon drippings until translucent.

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stirring until garlic/onion is coated, and bacon drippings are absorbed. Slowly add milk and canned tomatoes, cook until smooth and warm. Add both cheeses, stirring until melted, smooth and thick, adding salt and pepper to taste. Set skillet with queso sauce aside. Toast “Texas” toast until medium browned. For each “Hot Green,” stack in an oven safe dish prepared with cooking spray one whole slice of toast and another halved in triangles on top of single, 3 slices turkey, smothering stack with queso. Make three remaining, separate stacks in dish. Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top each stack with a crisscrossed pattern of 2 slices bacon and 2 fried green chile strips. Garnish with dried cilantro. Use spatula to remove each stack and individually plate. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

During the thick of the 1920s, Chef Fred K. Schmidt of Louisville, Kentucky’s famed Brown Hotel, set out to create a sandwich for guests after their long evenings of dancing. According to historical accounts, it was estimated more than 1,000 nightly guests would dance the hours away at the Brown until the wee hours of the morning, wanting a bite before they retired. The Hot Brown became not only Chef Schmidt’s claim to fame but Louisville’s signature dish featured on a number of area restaurant menus and has been highly recommended for decades. While visiting the area a few months ago, both traditional and delicious veggie versions were featured on local menus, however, it’s high time New Mexico joined in the open-facedsandwich march with its own creation. With thanks to Shannon Caraveo for the concept, try the Hot Green recipe patterned after Chef Schmidt’s century-old creation. Enjoy!

Curried Egg Salad ½ tsp. ground curry 1 tsp. honey ½ tsp. cracked black pepper ½ cup prepared mayonnaise 8 lg. eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and diced 2 green onions, diced ¼ cup roasted, salted sunflower kernels Bread of choice: rolls, buns, toast, crackers, naan, thick tortillas or pita pockets Optional: ½ cup fresh, spinach 3-4 radishes, finely sliced

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mixing bowl, combine curry, honey, pepper and mayonnaise, stirring until smooth. 2. Fold eggs and

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flower seeds and serve with desired breads as either whole sandwiches or as an appetizer tray.

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Easter Lemon Blueberry Cake with Grassy Frosting 1 box lemon cake mix ¼ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 2 eggs, slightly beaten ¾ cup half and half 2 lemons, zested with juice reserved ½ cup frozen blueberries, thawed and rinsed 3 Tbs. flour 4 Tbs. butter, softened 2 Tbs. (approximately) milk 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups (approximately) powdered sugar 1 cup sweetened coconut flake Green food coloring 1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

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enchanted journeys: Submit your community event to: events@nmelectric.coop Dear enchantment readers: Due to COVID-19, please call the phone number in the event listing to verify if event is indeed occurring.

April 4 • Grants How to Geocache Fire and Ice Park • 505-287-4802

April 4 • White Sands Trinity Site Tour White Sands Missile Range • 575-678-1134

April 8 • Farmington Gridiron Glory: Pro Football Hall of Fame Farmington Museum • 505-599-1174

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April 11 • Gallup

Free Thursday Night Movies Belen Public Library • 505-966-2600

ArtsCrawl Festival Downtown • 505-863-5577

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April 11 • Truth or Consequences

Kite Flying Picnic Whitewater Mesa • 575-313-1002

Art Hop Downtown • 575-894-1968

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Spring Ruffles and Rust Expo Lea County Fairgrounds • 575-396-8686

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Buffalo Soldiers: A Proud Legacy Fort Selden Historic Site • 575-202-1638

Model Train Show/Exhibit Los Lunas Rail Runner Station • 505-259-6098

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April 25 • Pecos

Chamber Music “World Journey” Harwood Museum of Art • 575-770-1167

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Mescalero Apache Sunrise Ceremony • Hubbard Museum of American West • 575-378-4142

Tucumcari Rawhide Days Quay County Fair Grounds • 575-403-7274

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Exams Suck at Library Artesia Public Library • 575-746-4252

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THE MARKET PLACE 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.

Animals 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: ranchoelisastablesfr@swcp.com or call 505-832-5113. NIGERIAN DWARF BILLY GOAT. Tri-color. Six months old. Kidded October 2019. $100. Stanley, NM. Call 505-316-3973 BLACK ANGUS BULLS FOR sale. Thick, easy fleshing, low maintenance, high elevation. Range raised, not pampered. Trich and fertility tested. Herd and low birth weight heifer bulls available. Yearling bulls available April 10th. $1,800 each. Delivery available. Bobby Salvo, 575-642-0962. 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. HAPPY EASTER: APRIL 12TH. 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.

Business QUALITY HAY MORA AREA. Smooth Brome/Orchard grass mix. Barn stored and not rained on. $7 per bale at my barn. Delivery not available. Call 575-387-5924 or 575-779-7325.

Equipment 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: sales@solarsubmersiblewellpumps.com or call 505-429-3093, 24/7 service. Order online at our website: www.solarsubmersiblewellpumps.com BASS BOAT 16’, MERCURY Mariner 90 HP motor, Aluminum construction, good condition, $2,000. Test Drilling Rig on trailer, working parts powered by hydraulics, 18 horse Wisconsin Motor Powers HudrLoc pump, new hydraulic hoses, good condition, $1,800. 15” Western saddle, very good condition, $1,200. Call 575-436-2646. FISHING TACKLE WANTED: “ANTIQUE” lures, reels, rods, tackle boxes. Pre-1950, please. Collector paying highest prices for “Grandpaws” tackle box. Lures $50 to $5,000 each. Reels $100 to $7,500 each. Call Rick at 575-354-0365 or send photos to: tacklechaser@aol.com

FOR SALE: 4-24” 2-SPEED Exhaust Fans with louvers. 6 Poultry waterers. Poultry wire. Power Polesvarious lengths. 1/4 and 5/16 aircraft cable-various lengths. Call 505-3845163 for more information. FOR SALE: GRAIN AUGERS 1-6”x40’, 1-6”x20’, 1-8”x53’, 1-8”x20’. 1 unloading hopper 2 Cattle cube feeders 1-15HP 3 Phase Electric Motor 2-5HP Single Phase Electric Motor. Call 505-384-5163 for more information. LASER LEVELER AND TRIPOD, effective to 300’. Paid $750, sell for $250. Call for details and pictures, Richard at 575-937-8035. LARGE VOLUME WATER PUMP mounted on lawn mower frame. Gasoline 3.5 Honda engine. $75. For information and pictures, call Richard at 575-937-8035. MAY DEADLINE: APRIL 9TH. 1994 DODGE 8’ BED, complete, in perfect condition. Photos available. $1,200. Call Richard at 575-937-8035. NEW COMMERCIAL U.N.I. WORLD Mixer. Mixing bowl and paddles. Paid $895, sell for $500. For more Information or pictures, call Terry at 575-937-8035. 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. 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. enchantment.coop • April 2020 25

WANTED: ANTIQUE TRACTORS AND Farm machinery. Call 505-705-0018.

Great Finds 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. 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. HEADSTONES (I.E. CEMETERY MONUMENTS) is our business. Over 1,000 designs. An eternal memory of a loved one. TAOS MOUNTAIN HERITAGE. Email: taos_mt_heritage@msn.com or call 575-770-2507. Visit our website: www.taosmountainheritage.com COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL/ WAREHOUSE/OFFICE/ RESIDENCE. EXCELLENT LOCATION 9.88 acres with 18,276 square feet. metal shops, 5 garages, carports, residence, enclosed outdoor kitchen, office/apartment. Two water wells, fenced commercial yard on a paved county road with easy highway access. Perfect for business, contractor storage, automotive service, shop rental or multiple investment uses with a foreman residence. Very well-maintained and move-in ready. Call 575-513-1445. 250 GALLON PROPANE TANK, excellent for underground burial for barbecue cooking. $100. Contact Richard at 575-937-8035.

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COME VISIT IN TUCUMCARI, NM, East Blvd., Old Route 66 Trading Post & Two-Bit Museum. Saddles, Chaps, Spurs and Tack. Art, Antiques and collectibles. Watch for the Covered Wagon. COFFINS, CASKETS & URNS. Individually handcrafted of solid wood. SIMPLE. Natural. Unique. Quality Craftsmanship. Go to www.theoldpinebox.com or call 505-286-9410 for FREE funeral information. Proudly serving New Mexico since 2004. FREE MANURE. LOTS OF it. Near Moriarty. Call 505-553-3983. WATERMAN HEAD GATE, NEW, 10 inches wide, 4 foot frame, $800. Waterman Head Gate or diversion canal gate, gate 30 inches wide, 11 foot frame and discharge apron, excellent condition, $2,000. Call Archie at 505-852-2581. MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT Rough Rider Antiques for a day of shopping at our clean, bright store. Regulars know we love to move the furniture around to keep it fresh and inviting. We have added dealers since your last visit but your favorites are here as well: the coin man, the lamp queen, turquoise lady, Disney collector, the old tool guy, the artist who makes jewelry out of railroad china shards and silver. Plant stands, McCoy pottery, Desert Rose, farmhouse cupboards, midcentury dinnerware, dinette setsyou never know what you’ll find. Bring the truck. Open every day. 501 Railroad and Lincoln in Las Vegas, across from the Castañeda, a Fred Harvey hotel. 505-454-8063. FISHING TACKLE WANTED: “ANTIQUE” lures, reels, rods, tackle boxes. Pre-1950, please. Collector paying highest prices for “Grandpaws” tackle box. Lures $50 to $5,000 each. Reels $100 to $7,500 each. Send photos to: tacklechaser@aol.com or call Rick at 575-354-0365.

JUNIPER LOGS, EXCELLENT FOR Mantels. Different lengths and sizes. $200 and $300. For pictures and more information, call Richard at 575-937-8035. LARGE, HEAVY DUTY “I” Beams. Various sizes, lengths and guages. Further details or pictures, call Richard at 575-937-8035. 24 PIECES OF GALVANIZED 6” threaded pipe, 10’ lengths. Call for pictures or further details, Richard at 575-937-8035. CHAIN LINK WIRE, 10’, $90. 3 pt. 7-foot blade, $600. J Deere grinder, $875. CJ7 Jeep, $1,500. 2-500 lb. scales, $450 each. 2-ringer washing machine, $275. Road grader, hooftrimming table, 806 tractor, 6-cylinder welder, 1975 Ranchero, 3.2 plow, much more. 505-414-0718. CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION WELCOME. “Peace is a Feeling” 2020 Wagon Mound Art Fest, May 23-34. Call for artists, artisans and vendors. Hosted by “A Veteran Affair” Art Center. Email: info@awagonmoundveteranaffair.org For information please call, 575668-2057, leave a message and phone number clearly. WANTED: NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE License Plates, 19121959. Paying $100-$500 each. Also buying some New Mexico car plates 1900-1923. Visit NMplates.com for history and 4,100 photographs of NM plates. Bill Johnston, Box 1, Organ, NM 88052-0001. Email: Bill@NMplates.com or telephone 575-382-7804. LOOKING TO SELL YOUR RV? We will sell your RV for a reasonable rate. Kay’s RV specializes in consignments for 5th Wheels, Travel Trailers & Motorhomes. Because we are a consignment-focused lot, we don’t have our own inventory competing with the sale of your unit. Kay’s RV, Moriarty NM. 505-2205796, www.kaysrv.com


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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 Dave, ddh1972ff@gmail.com for a DVD with pictures.

PECOS MOBILE HOME FIXER Upper, 12x52. To be moved. $2,500. Call Rey at 505-470-6247 or 505-471-6957. CONCHAS, 00 BOAT DOCK Drive. Vacant land just over 1/2 acre. Water accessible. $35,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461, www.bigmesarealty.com

CONCHAS, TBD 1, 2 and 3 Big Mesa Avenue. Price Reduced! Water accessible lots. TBD 1 is 4.4206 acres for $60,000. TBD 2 is 1.231 acres for $20,000. And TBD 3 is 0.908 acres for $20,000. Big Mesa Realty, FOR SALE: ELEPHANT BUTTE,20 December • enchantment.coop 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NM. 508 Lakeshore Drive, EB NM. NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461, 1600 square foot HM, $189,500. Call www.bigmesarealty.com for appointment, 505-238-7722, 505239-8881. Fenced landscaped shaded CONCHAS, 000 BOAT DOCK 1/2 acre view lot. 2 garages, 1 storDrive. Vacant land just over 1/2 acre. age room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, den, Water accessible. $32,000. Big Mesa solarium with lake view. Covered Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, patio, plenty of secure fenced parkBroker NMREL 17843, 575-760ing. View on Google Earth. 5461, www.bigmesarealty.com

CONCHAS, 0000 BOAT DOCK Drive. Vacant land just over 1/2 acre. Water accessible. $32,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, www.bigmesarealty.com THANKS FOR ADVERTISING with us. 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. 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, 505-760-5461, www.bigmesarealty.com enchantment.coop • April 2020 27

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, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461, www.bigmesarealty.com 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, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, www.bigmesarealty.com 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, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, www.bigmesarealty.com CLOVIS, 209 PLAZA. PRICE Reduced! Motivated Seller! 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, www.bigmesarealty.com BLUE WATER ACRES, #1 Swordfish Road. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, cabin on 1/2 acre. Furnished. Newly remodeled kitchen. Wood heat. Excellent well. One mile from Blue Water Lake. On Highway 612. Large Morgan shed. As is. $39,500. Call Chuck at 505-847-9610. HISTORIC STONE HOME FOR Sale: 28 acres with completely remodeled 1600 square foot, two-story 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.

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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, www.bigmesarealty.com

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, www.bigmesarealty.com

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, www.bigmesarealty.com

FOR SALE OR LEASE. Cloudcroft Village, 209 Chipmunk. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, wood stove, W/D hookups, new paint/carpet. $135,000/Owner Finance. $750 monthly includes water, One year lease/$750 deposit. 915-595-4021.

160 ACRES, ROCK BOTTOM Price. Western NM highlands. 2 miles north, 2 miles west of Fence Lake, NM. Rolling hills, great views. Electric nearby, well needed, depth about 350 feet. $68,000. Call 505-363-2265. PIE TOWN, 142 WEBB Ranch Road, lot in Wild Horse Ranch Subdivision. Just over 20 acres with well and electricity. Small cabin and horse corral, pen. $75,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000. Paul Stout, Broker NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, www.bigmesarealty.com 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, www.bigmesarealty.com 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, www.bigmesarealty.com PIE TOWN. FOR SALE By Owner. 20.8 acres, 2 lots. New well, power, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Barn, in Wood’s Subdivision. View of Alegres. Asking $85,000. Call 575-518-8671.

TRADE FOR TRACTOR: 198090 Mobile Home, 2 bedroom, good condition, Santa Rosa area, trailer ready to move. Also for sale: 40+/- acres with 3 buildings, natural spring and pond, great horse property. Call for more information, 575-799-3159. HORSE PROPERTY: BEAUTIFUL WEST-CENTRAL NM, 32.4 fenced acres with 2,150 square foot house, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large kitchen/ dining area. Barn with room for 3-4 stalls, tack room. 3 vehicle carport and workshop. Finished out-building (guest room), and an unfinished out-building. Call 575-773-4842 or 480-510-1664. 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. SOCORRO, 2 ACRES OF Organic irrigated farm land next to and direct access to Rio Grande. New cement ditch, water rights, dark skies, miles of parks and trails with city utilities. $59,000. Call owner, 505-550-3123.


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Vehicles FOR SALE: 1992 FORD F150 XLT, $250. 1992 Mercedes 300SL, $550. Both cars parked for years. Recondition or use for parts. Moriarty area. Call 505-553-3983. 35’ 2000 PACE ARROW Motorhome, Ford V-10 gas, 2 slides, new tires and roof in 2019. 53,000 miles. Asking $28,000 or Best Offer. Call 815-299-0688.

FOR SALE: 2013 F350 diesel very good condition inside and out. 192,600 highway miles. Call 505384-5163 for more information. 1989 FORD RANGER XLT, standard cab, short bed, four cylinder, five-speed. Manual transmission, fuel injection, bucket seats, black with tan interior. In storage for last ten years. 97,000 original miles. New battery. Good tires. $2,000. Stanley, NM. 505-316-3973. POLARIS 4-WHEELER IN PERFECT condition. $1,600. For pictures or more information, call Richard at 575-937-8035. U.S.A. MURRAY GO-CART. USED very little. $250. For more information and pictures, contact Richard at 575-937-8035.

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2000 ROAD KING HARLEY Davidson. 15,000 original miles. Garage kept since new. No issues. Many extra accessories. $6,000 firm. For picture or more information, call Richard at 575-937-8035. BAR-B-Q FOOD TRAILER, ALL approved. Commercial N.F.S. appliances. Meat smoker 8,000 electric power plant refrigerator and freezer. 3 bowl sinks, steam table, roof mounted refrigerated air conditioner. Other expensive items not listed. $15,000. Call for Information or pictures, Richard at 575-937-8035. 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.

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May's Topic: Choo Choo Trains. Gear up for a train ride. Draw a train in your favorite color. June's Topic: Mermaids and Mountains. A Youth Artist sent in a topic: Mermaids and Mountains. Have a colorful fun time! Send Your Drawing By mail: Youth Editor 614 Don Gaspar Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87505 By email: enchantment@nmelectric.coop 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.

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