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enchantment May 1, 2018 • Vol. 70, No. 05 USPS 175-880 • ISSN 0046-1946 Circulation 101,754

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 102,000 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: 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 for the 17 cooperatives 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 Cooperative, Artesia George Biel, Vice President, Sierra Electric Cooperative, Elephant Butte Tim Morrow, Secretary-Treasurer, Springer Electric Cooperative, Springer BOARD OF DIRECTORS Duane Frost, Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative, Mountainair William C. Miller, Jr., Columbus Electric Cooperative, Deming Arsenio Salazar, Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, Grants Lance R. Adkins, Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Clovis Cristobal Duran, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Taos Robert Caudle, Lea County Electric Cooperative, Lovington Robert Quintana, Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Mora Tomas G. Rivas, Northern Río Arriba Electric Cooperative, Chama Preston Stone, Otero County Electric Cooperative, Cloudcroft Antonio Sanchez, Jr., Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, Portales Travis Sullivan Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Clayton Wayne Connell, Tri-State G&T Association, Westminster, Colorado Charles G. Wagner, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Oklahoma NATIONAL DIRECTOR David Spradlin, Springer Electric Cooperative, Springer MEMBERS OF THE PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE William C. Miller, Jr., Chairman, Columbus Electric Cooperative Arsenio Salazar, Continental Divide Electric Cooperative Cristobal Duran, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Robert Caudle, Lea County Electric Cooperative Leroy Anaya, Socorro Electric Cooperative

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One Dream, Many Wheels and Wings 12 View from Love vintage planes and autos? This is the place for you. enchantment 5 Be Wise about Fires

The Land of Enchantment is parched, please help prevent wildfires.

How Americans Use Electricity

What gets used the most in American homes.

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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, Chief Executive Officer, Susan M. Espinoza, Editor, Tom Condit, Assistant Editor, DISPLAY ADVERTISING Rates available upon request. Cooperative members and New Mexico display advertisers email Susan M. Espinoza at or call 505-9824671. 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.


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the movie Tora, Tora, Tora, this P-40 Warhawk served with the 23rd Fighter Group in China. Its nose art is quite popular with visitors. Photo by Myke Groves.

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tudents from across the state gathered their crayons, coloring pencils and markers to show their talent of coloring a poster themed, “Remember, always fly kites, model airplanes, and drones in a wide-open field— never near overhead power lines!” On March 9, Geninne D. Zlatkis, an artist, illustrator and graphic designer from Santa Fe, judged 15 electric


co-op first place statewide winning posters. “These youth all have talent,” Zlatkis said as she pointed to the table with all the posters. After looking at each poster, she selected the first, second and third place winners for the 2018 Safety Poster Coloring Contest. See names listed. Electric cooperatives strongly support the communities they serve. One way of showing their support is by sponsoring the annual Safety Poster Coloring Contest. This contest, which first began in 1984, is held to promote electrical safety and awareness among the youth. Electric cooperatives in conjunction with the New Mexico Marketing & Member Services Association hold

this contest for second, third and fourth grade students in cooperative service areas. Annually, over 15,000 posters are distributed across the state. Each cooperative then selects an overall winner for the statewide competition where first, second and third place prizes are awarded by the Marketing & Member Services Association. Congratulations to all winners and a “thank you” to all students who participated in the contest. Thank you to Zlatkis for taking time out of her schedule to judge the posters. She studied architecture in Chile for several years before graduating as a graphic artist in Mexico. Visit her blog at

First Place Nathan Varela Socorro Electric Cooperative, Socorro

Second Place Salma Khweis Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Taos

Third Place Miranda Maestas Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, Grants

Winners of the Safety Poster Coloring Contest Announced

Prizes: 9 winners receive $75 each; 1 grand prize winner receives $150 and the photo is featured as the August cover photo.


Animal Expressions Photo Contest We’re looking for some awesome animal expressions for this year’s photo contest. Take a trip to your local zoo, wildlife center, hometown petting zoo, or your yard to take photos of your favorite animal. Seriously, we’re not monkeying around. Submit your favorite photo of lions, gorillas, birds, giraffes, alpacas, llamas, squirrels, iguanas, cows, horses, pets, or any animal of your choice! Just make sure it’s a great facial expression. The winning photos will be featured in the August enchantment. 4

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Contest Rules: Photos must be taken in New Mexico. Entrants must be a New Mexico electric co-op member. Information Required: Full Name • Mailing Address Phone Number • Electric Co-op Name • Details of Photo Send Submissions By: June 22, 2018 Email jpg file to Mail to: Animal Expressions Photo Contest enchantment, 614 Don Gaspar Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87505 Questions: Email or call Tom at 505-982-4671. enchantment reserves print and web rights for all winning photos. 1805

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Respect the Power of Electricity

Proper facility maintenance and warning signs are key elements in our tireless effort to keep every one safe, and aware of energized electrical equipment.


ay marks National Electrical Safety Month, and the electricity your electric cooperative provides day-in and day-out is a phenomenal resource, powering our modern lifestyles in a safe, reliable and affordable way. But electricity must be respected: if safety isn’t made a priority, what changes our lives for the better could change them for the worse in an instant. Safety has been a part of the fundamental culture at the New Mexico electric co-ops since day one. Being an electric lineworker is ranked by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the most dangerous jobs, on the same list as ship builders, loggers, and high-rise iron workers. We demand that not only those out in the field, but employees at all levels make safety a top priority. New Mexico cooperatives are committed to keeping our members and the general public safe from dangerous situations. Proper facility maintenance and warning signs are key elements in our tireless effort to keep everyone safe, and aware of energized electrical equipment in the surrounding area. But, electric shock is not the only item we should have on our electricity safety checklist.

Electrical problems in older homes account for over 50,000 fires every year. The risk of such fires is noteworthy since half of all homes in the United States were constructed and wired prior to 1980— before the advent of home computers. Even more telling, one-third of U.S. homes were built before hair dryers or electric can openers were even invented. The Electrical Safety Foundation International has created a checklist that lets consumers identify electrical dangers commonly found in each room of their home. Owners of older homes can upgrade their electric systems with newer fire prevention technology, such as arc fault circuit interrupters. These advanced electronic circuit breakers detect dangerous conditions in a home’s wiring and cut off power before a fire develops. Additionally, those living in older homes with children can install tamper-resistant receptacles. These devices look like normal electrical outlets, although they have a builtin shutter system that prevents children from inserting foreign objects into the slots. Use of tamper-resistant receptacles would prevent most of the burns suffered by children each year from outlets.

Keven J. Groenewold. P.E. Chief Executive Officer New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association

But electrical safety is not just an indoor activity. Outdoor activities in the spring time are a good way to shake off the winter cabin fever. However, a few common-sense precautions can help to ensure a safe, fun event. For example, when planning your outdoor event, make certain you know the area and weather forecast. Things like flying kites, or in today’s world—drones, can be an enjoyable family occasion. But, always make sure you are a safe distance from overhead powerlines. Sudden changes in weather or wind can have consequences. Eliminating electrical hazards begins with education and awareness. National Electrical Safety Month is a time for all of us to reexamine our surroundings and determine what steps we can take to prevent death or injury, and billions of dollars in economic losses that occur each year because of electrical hazards. Please take time to learn how you can be safe around electricity at home. Spending just a few minutes with some helpful resources can make all the difference when you’re faced with a possible unsafe situation. For more information on electrical safety, please visit your local co-op website. Be safe this month and every month.

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Enchanted Journeys

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succession of bright planets graces our nighttime skies during the balmy nights of May, with three of these being visible at some point during the evening hours—a distinct contrast from the situation we had just a few short months ago. The brilliant planet Venus already shines brilliantly in the western sky as darkness falls, and remains visible there until setting roughly half an hour after the end of twilight. The “planet of the month,” so to speak, is likely the giant planet, Jupiter, which is at “opposition,” directly opposite the sun in the sky, on Tuesday, May 8. Around this time Jupiter rises around sunset, is highest above the horizon around midnight (actually, 1:00 a.m. due to daylight savings time), and sets around sunrise. It is also at its closest point to Earth during the entire year, and exhibits the largest apparent size we will see this year. The Juno spacecraft, which arrived at Jupiter two years ago, continues to makes its regular close-by passes of the Giant Planet. One of these comes on Thursday, May 24, which is its penultimate pass; Juno’s primary mission will end after the subsequent pass in July. The ringed planet, Saturn, is also somewhat of an evening sky object during May, as it


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Jupiter’s north pole, as imaged in infrared light by the Juno spacecraft during one of its earlier flyby passages of the Giant Planet. There is one large central cyclone, surrounded by eight smaller cyclones. NASA photograph.

rises one to two hours before midnight and is highest above the southern horizon around the beginning of dawn. For now the rings remain relatively wide open from our viewing perspective, although they will soon begin the gradual process of closing up over the next few years. Mars is a sole morning-sky object this month, although by month’s end it rises around midnight and breaks into the evening sky next month. In July, the Red Planet comes the closest it has come to Earth in 15 years, and as that time approaches, it will grow brighter and larger (in apparent size). During May, Mars travels rapidly eastward across the western portion of the constellation Capricornus (east of the “teapot”-shaped constellation of Sagittarius) and grows noticeably brighter.

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Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Season salmon with salt and pepper; place in an ovenproof baking dish and bake until opaque throughout, 10 to 12 minutes. While fish is cooking, place vinegar in small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until reduced to 1/3 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, whisk in oil and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Place salmon on serving plates and drizzle with glaze. Serves 4. Although it came out in 1998, Prevention’s Ultimate Quick & Healthy Cookbook: 240 Great-Tasting Recipes from the Food Editors of Prevention Health Books, this cookbook remains one I turn to often.

Mix thyme, salt and pepper. Season chicken on both sides with this mixture. In large, heavy no-stick skillet, warm oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté 4 to 6 minutes on each side, or entirely cooked through. Transfer to platter and loosely cover with foil to keep warm. Add pear nectar, broth, vinegar, and honey to skillet and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add pears to skillet, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until pears are tender. Pour juices that have collected on chicken into skillet. Stir in cornstarch mixture, then butter, return sauce to a boil, stirring until slightly thickened. Remove skillet from heat. Transfer chicken to plates. Spoon pears and sauce over chicken. Serves 4.

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erhaps no other event triggers the thought of “getting in shape” as much as tying on a pair of cutoffs that fit last spring. Well, maybe shopping for a new bathing suit… . Since the “merry month of May” inspires thoughts of healthy eating, I would like to suggest recipes from three of my favorite “healthy” cookbooks. They each make the most of healthy ingredients while offering recipes that do not sacrifice taste or satisfaction. After all, to stick with healthy eating, you have to enjoy the journey. Lowering carbs and sugar does not have to be torture, and the rewards are great. One of the country’s favorite eating plans, the South Beach Diet, is the guiding principle of The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook: 200 delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less.

½ tsp. dried thyme, crumbled ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 tsps. olive oil 1 lb. skinless boneless chicken breast halves (4) ½ cup pear nectar (nectar from can pears) ¼ cup defatted chicken broth 2 tsps. balsamic vinegar 2 tsps. honey 2 large ripe pears, cut into ½-inch dice 1 tsp. cornstarch in 1 Tb. defatted chicken broth or cold water 1 tsp. unsalted butter ½ oz. coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)


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Chicken Breasts with Pears

Combine cauliflower, vegetable stock, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until cauliflower is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Puree mixture using an immersion blender or regular blender until creamy; return cauliflower hollandaise to pan. In large pot, add ¼ cup water, and spinach. Cook, covered, over medium low until spinach wilts. Place grilled Portobello on each of four individual plates and divide the spinach. Spoon sauce over spinach and serve hot. Serves 4.

Marinated Portobellos 3 Tbs. sodium soy sauce 3 Tbs. brown rice syrup 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced 1 Tb. grated ginger Freshly ground black pepper to taste 4 large portobellos, stemmed Combine soy sauce, brown rice syrup, garlic, ginger, and pepper in small bowl and mix well. Place mushrooms stem side up on baking dish. Pour marinade over mushrooms and let marinate for 1 hour. Prepare grill. Pour off excess marinade, reserve liquid, place mushrooms on grill. Grill each side 4 minutes brushing with marinade every few minutes.

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Play it Cool Tips to help you stay comfortable this summer


ear Pat: My energy bill was high last summer. Do you have any tips for how to keep comfortable this year without breaking the bank? —Don Dear Don: Absolutely! There are several ways to make your home more comfortable this summer. Some of the solutions are lowcost, while others require a bigger investment. In the end, you can be more comfortable and have lower energy bills this summer. The first step is to reduce your home’s solar gains—the heat energy it collects from the sun. Since most solar gains originate through your home’s windows, awnings are an effective solution. They can reduce solar heat gain by as much as 65 percent on southfacing windows and 77 percent on west-facing windows. You can also try less expensive solutions on the outside or inside of your windows, like reflective films and solar screens. Heavy window coverings also work and have the added benefit of reducing heat loss in winter. Two areas that can be major sources of heat gain are skylights and attics. Reflective film or specially designed window coverings are potential solutions for skylights. Attics can become


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extremely hot and radiate heat through the ceiling into your living space. Abundant venting through the roof, gable or eaves is one solution, but you also need adequate attic insulation. Another important step is to seal air leaks around windows, doors, plumbing and wiring penetrations to keep warm air out and cool air in. Excess heat can also be generated inside your home—and at your expense. Here’s a quick list of simple steps you can take: • Make it a habit to turn off lights and TVs in rooms that are not in use. • Incandescent light bulbs generate a lot of heat. Replace them with LEDs. • Unplug devices you aren’t using, like chargers, computers, monitors and consumer electronics. Many of these use phantom power that keeps them on constantly (even when they’re not in use!), which generates heat. • Maintain appliances for peak efficiency. For example, clean your refrigerator coils. • Lower your water heater temperature to no higher

Since most solar gain enters through your home’s windows, awnings and shade trees are effective in making your home cooler during summer months. Photo Credit: David Sawyer, Flickr.

than 120 degrees Fahrenheit and your refrigerator to no lower than 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Also consider insulating your hot water pipes. • Minimize use of your oven, and don’t run the dishwasher or washing machine until full. Now that you’ve worked on keeping heat out of your home and minimizing the waste heat generated inside, let’s look at how to make the inside air cooler. That starts by assessing your air conditioning (AC) system. If you have central AC, make sure it’s working efficiently. Replace the filters regularly, and check to see if your supply registers are open. AC systems need to push an adequate amount of air into the supply ductwork to function properly. If you do not have central AC, window units can be an efficient solution if they are Energy Starcertified and only used to cool part of the home, part of the time.

Make sure to seal any openings around the window unit. The least expensive way to cool yourself is air movement. A ceiling fan or portable fan can make a room feel up to 10 degrees cooler, but keep in mind, fans cool people. Turn them off when you’re not in the room. If you live in an area where the night air is cool and not too humid, you can exchange your hot air for cool outdoor air by opening the windows and turning on your kitchen and bath fans. Or you can place a fan in one window to exhaust the warm air and open another window at the opposite end of the house to allow the cooler night air inside. The permanent (but more expensive) option is to install a whole-house fan. Remember, there are several ways to keep cool and increase comfort. I hope these tips will make your summer more enjoyable than the last!


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36 Fascinating Vintage Planes he sun is barely rising as I walk into War Eagles Air Museum. I stand in awe of not just the number of aircraft on display, but of the quality of their restoration. Thirty-six planes are looking better than their first day of flying. These warbirds from the WWII, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War perch like proud peacocks, sunlight glinting off their polish. They radiate a sense of love—if that’s possible in a war machine—and pride. With trainers and civilian aircraft spanning over 70 years of aviation history, the Museum maintains 22 in flying condition. “We have real good history on most planes,” says volunteer and B-52 pilot Charlie Overstreet. The collection includes a PT-17 Stearman, a P-38L Lightning, and an F-86 Sabre. Most donated from a single private collection. This gem, hidden in southern New Mexico in the community of Santa Teresa, opened in 1989. The 64,000 sq. ft. hangar allows plenty of room to roam around the planes, and free-standing information plaques provide explanation of their contributions to the wars efforts. Started as a dream of John T. MacGuire (1920-2001), West Texas oilman, engineer and rancher, he and his wife


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Betty, both pilots, amassed an impressive warbird collection in the 1980s. Looking to display their airplanes, they settled on an area near the Doña Ana County Airport, close to their El Paso home. Betty MacGuire, 94, continues to keep a hand in the Museum, and remains an active member on the board. The Museum’s mission is the education of the history and technology of aircraft. An interactive display allows visitors to sit inside a helicopter and listen to historical “radio chatter” as it starts up. “Riding the wave of the future of the museum,” says Bob Dockendorf, executive director.

Planes, (No) Trains and… “These are not just museum pieces,” explains Dockendorf. “We fly two of these on a regular basis,” referring to an AT-6 Texan and a BT-13 Valiant. All 36 aircraft are in pristine condition. Dan Taylor, licensed aircraft mechanic, pilot and museum docent, says he has flown many of these planes into the Museum. “Ninety percent flew in.” He smiles. “But, it was a one-way trip.” “Every airplane has its own story,” adds Taylor. The MiG-15 trainer, the only one on display in museums, according to Dockendorf, had a long flying career. Designed

Photos, top row, left to right: Operations manager George Guerra (l) and Volunteer This 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster was powered by a 4.6L straight eight that, with in the Hollywood market. Bottom row, left to right: Volunteer/docent pilot Charlie O leave the ground, the laws of physics matter.” Museum Director Bob Dockendorf in

Another plane with provenance is the DC-3 (“Douglas Commercial”), referred to by the military as a C-47. On D-Day, 1945, it dropped 40 to 50 paratroopers over Normandy. Back then, cabins were not pressurized and not nearly as roomy as later, after conversion for civilian use. DC-3s began as a dream of the American Airlines owner who, in 1933, needed a “sleeper transport” for flying long distances. The workhorse of aviation, it performed so


well the U.S. Air Force refitted it for war in 1944. Following the end of the war, this plane was converted back to commercial flight by installing 27 seats with plenty of legroom, but no inside luggage compartments. Before coming to live at the War Eagles Air Museum, it flew for 27 years with Phillips Petroleum and later for Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Today, DC-3s are used as “puddle jumpers” in Central and South America.

the USS Intrepid in the last months of WWII. It flew with the U.S. Marine Fighter Squadron (1946-48), and then USS Valley Forge in Korea where, in 1953, it suffered damage by small arms fire.

And… But there is so much more to the Museum than airplanes. There are fighter jet pilot ejection seats, antique gasoline pumps, and airplane engines. The Museum salutes women in aviation with impressive WASP memorabilia (whose female pilots were allowed to fly Stateside only) and the Ninety-Nines, an international group of women pilots started in 1929 and still going strong. Nuclear bomb shells on loan from Albuquerque’s National Museum of Nuclear Science and History line up near a display describing the “Story of Nuclear Weapons.” Director Dockendorf says, “A lot of Japanese visitors… want to read all about the story.” A climate-controlled library with thousands of aviation, automobile and history-related works and photos are housed upstairs.

…Automobiles Forty-nine antique autos perch under plane wings, adding scale to the overall exhibit. Vehicles range from a 1908 Overland to a 1970 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. Motorcycles (1958 BMW R60 with sidecar; 1972 Moto Guzi; 1974 Honda 125) and classic automobiles are artistically scattered throughout the museum. A “Supercharged” 1935 Auburn boat-tail speedster, model 851, holds court near a Bell helicopter. A 1910 Ford Model T Speedster waits for passengers to jump in and roar off.

So Much More to Experience By the end of my busy day reading, looking, admiring and wondering, my complaining legs and feet are done. But I still hadn’t seen it all, read it all. However, operations manager George Guerra turns off the lights, leans against the open front door, jingling keys in hand. I hate to see the day end, but I vow to return. There is so much more to experience. For more details, call 575-589-2000 or visit

Dan Taylor enjoy the Model T Ford Speedster, the “backroad roadster of the day.” h the supercharger option (150 hp), could top 100 mph, making it a popular model Overstreet next to a T-37, the type on which he trained. He states, “Whenever you front of a DC-3, a versatile workhorse aircraft.

One of WWII’s most unusual, important and significant designs belongs to the “Bent-Wing Bird,” the F-4U Corsair. Notoriously hard to fly with its long nose and inverted “gull” wings, this plane had many nicknames. The printable ones include “Ol’ Hose Nose,” “Hog,” and “Whistling Death.” The Navy deemed the Corsair suitable for carrier operations beginning in 1944. Before being purchased by MacGuire in 1980, this bird flew on

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While visiting Santa Fe in 1954, Guiellemin’s parents drove to Truchas just after the road was paved. At the time they were living in Houston, but were so enchanted by this mountain village it eventually became their summer home. They dismantled a big hay barn and added it to an old tworoom house. Chantal, who traces her roots to France, studied printmaking and the history of photography at the University of New Mexico. Later, she worked as assistant to artist Larry Bell who was producing “vapor drawings.” With the guidance of an anthropologist she interviewed some of the oldest residents of Truchas. Their photos and voices emerge with an authentic ring. “We fished and camped in Truchas lake/rode horses in the mountains.” Before there were doctors, “People didn’t know/what was wrong with them/They got sick/had fever/temperature/and died.” Whether her poems are about Puyé pottery shards or the discovery of Jerri’s decomposing body, they express the rawness and beauty of isolated mountain life. Well done.

Matthews has lived a quiet rural life—for many years with her partner Mark and their two sons—in the small village of El Valles. She is co-editor of “that radical rag,” La Jicarita News, now published online, and has coauthored a book about the continuing dangers of radiation: Los Alamos Revisited: A Worker’s History. Taken, in part, from her La Jicarita blog these dynamite essays, in no particular order, are often local, sometimes deeply personal, always honest, irreverent, and ironic. Whether this “child of the sixties” is writing about bat invasions, confronting a senator, dental insurance, her favorite R&R singer, marriage, basketball, or the family dogs, wry humor and political savvy are woven throughout the ups and downs of her life. Her tone is unrelenting when it comes to championing water rights, land grants and community. She relates how Mark is lost in the morass of CT scans, MRIs, HMOs and “descent into cancer hell” which is, sadly, a common, heartbreaking story. A must read. Five stars!

This author takes a unique approach to money management by merging logic with meaning and engaging both sides of the brain. (The right brain is supposed to be the “big picture” artsy side while the left brain counts your ducks and keeps them all lined up in a row.) Luna has over 12 years of experience teaching and tutoring high school and college math. She also has a masters in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College where she studied the connection between math, art and psychology. This slim, artfully illustrated book with easy-to-follow instructions walks you through how to handle your income even when it is inconsistent, how to create a spreadsheet, manage your bank accounts and credit cards, estimate your expenses and stick to your budget. One suggestion is something as simple as using one bank account for dayto-day spending, a different account for savings and utilizing auto-pay to ensure your utilities and credit cards get paid on time. Should be a high school requirement.

This is a lively, rhymed narrative about Ol’ Jimmy and his coon hounds: Utensil, A-Frame and Awesome. Randles has hunted with hounds for more than half a century and is never bored. Jimmy Dollar is seen at night up and down the Rio Grande. “He’s the spirit of the woods and the music of the dogs, and the everlasting hope in the breast of every hound dog man. A good race. A treed coon. Happy dogs. Coffee in the pickup. Can’t beat it.” The illustrations in the book are by Jerry Montoya. He is an awardwinning New Mexico artist of 30 years. His retablos have won Best of Show at Las Fiesta de Colores in Grants and San Felipe Neri in Albuquerque. Randles’ “Glossary of Terms” explains the country colloquialisms; for instance, the word “holler” comes from “hollow,” meaning a low spot in a range of hills. “A hounddog man is like a pet owner on steroids,” Randles says. He mentions legendary hunters like Ben Lilly and Charlie Tant. We want those stories, too!


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Campfires: Restrictions vary, in most areas, all wood and charcoal fires are prohibited, but gas or propane campstoves are allowed. Other areas allow campfires only in established campgrounds with fire grills or pits. A few areas have banned all ignition sources, including campstoves. If you do build a legal campfire, never leave it unattended; be sure it is dead out and cold to the touch before you go.

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ob Hudson knows a thing or two about airplanes. He’s the part-time manager of the Moriarty airport (serviced by Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative) and enjoys soaring— motorless flight—powered by only the heat of the sun and winds it produces. Hudson may owe his life to wind, a rare jet stream. Hudson co-piloted a B-52 bomber during the Vietnam War. The night of December 26, 1972, Hudson and five other crew members left Guam. Over Hanoi, his plane came under fire. The enemy fired anti-aircraft missiles and Hudson’s plane took a hit. “We saw it coming,” says Hudson. “A missile struck the nose of the plane. The pilot, my best buddy, Bob Morris, died instantly.” Hudson was peppered with shrapnel and glass, his sinus collapsed and left arm snapped. 16

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Hudson’s plane turned toward Earth. “I was able to pull the plane up to near level to release the entire payload,” says Hudson. Another missile struck a wing and they lost control. “I ordered the crew eject, and we did—all but the tail gunner.” As the plane headed uncontrolled toward the ground, a third missile struck the fuselage and essentially blew the gunner out of the airplane, alive. “The last missile probably saved his life.” Hudson ejected at 35,000 feet, nearly seven miles high. Gravity pulled him to the ground for about 40 seconds when his chute opened at 14,000 feet, traveling perhaps several hundred miles per hour: both hips dislocated when his chute opened. “It seemed like 20 minutes” says Hudson. “The clouds beneath me suddenly came aglow. I realized that I was about to land on top of what we’d just bombed.” As Hudson descended, a jet stream carried him 26 miles outside Hanoi. His chute caught the top of a pitched roof house and he came to rest with his toes mere inches from the ground. He took a bullet in his shoulder, a lead ball from a primitive weapon of a villager. He still carries the bullet. The villagers took him to a former church where set on the altar was a photo of Ho Chi Minh. Enemy soldiers soon arrived, stripped him of all but underwear and made him run a gauntlet of axe handles and tree branches. But not one blow landed on him, Hudson recalls. His captors carted him blind-folded via motorcycle sidecar to the infamous Hanoi Hilton.

Though in solitary confinement for some of his time as a prisoner of war, he shared space with John McCain and other men who possessed an unconquerable spirit, men who endured unspeakable torture for as long as eight years. Hudson was captured near the end of the war and spent 93 days in prison, during which time he endured beatings and deprivations. The enemy subjected him to repeated interrogations and threats execution and propaganda. He was forced to listen to speeches by John Kerry and Jane Fonda over a speaker in his cell, all in an attempt to break his will. “It was always on, but you stopped hearing it after a while. It was just noise then,” says Hudson, speaking to the anti-American propaganda. He lost 52 pounds drinking a daily ration of goat milk and “soup” with a chunk of pork fat with hair on it. In a great irony, a captor kicked his arm and actually set the broken bone to heal. Hudson never gave up flying and in fact stayed in the Air Force. He retired as Inspector General at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in 1998. Hudson earned the POW medal; two Purple Hearts; and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his courageous actions. The body of pilot Bob Morris was returned to the United States in 1976. Of the other men who ejected, one was executed, and the others were released along with Hudson in 1973. They communicate with each other frequently.

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Bluegill in New Mexico B

luegills are perhaps the most widely recognized fish in North America. They are native to New Mexico and nearly every angler in America brought into the sport in youth cut their teeth on this fish. Maybe for that reason they are unfairly perceived as a kid’s fish. But that’s a perception held by the uninitiated. In small waters, they are prone to overpopulating and stunting, and thus shunned by anyone seeking fish of size. But for those in-the-know, they know bluegill get big. Bluegills in reservoirs grow the biggest and are the hardest to catch. Bluegills live over much of the state. They are native to the Pecos River and the Rio Grande, having once naturally occurring as far north as Española. They have been stocked in nearly every water body in the state warm enough to harbor them. That includes the Gila, San Juan, Canadian, Mimbres, and Chama rivers—and all the major reservoirs.


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The bluegill’s quality as a game fish and frying-pan virtues rank it high for anglers that know how and where to catch the big ones. And they do get big. One of the largest ever taken was over two feet long, with a girth of almost 19 inches, and weighed nearly five pounds. Even a largemouth bass this size would be impressive. What’s more common, however, are fish in the 10-inch range just under a pound. Bluegills are easily told apart from other sunfishes in New Mexico. Those other sunfishes include largemouth and smallmouth bass. Bluegill are deep-bodied, disc-like, and when you hook a big bluegill, that body shape can lead your line to and from on the fight. Bluegills have a dark tab on their gill over that lacks any coloration. That’s one give away. They also have a powder-blue throat and a long and pointed pectoral fin. In fact, the pectoral fin is a sure-fire way to identify a bluegill. Gently fold the fin forward to the eye, and the leading edge goes past the front of the eye, only on a bluegill. You can find your next bluegill at Cochiti, Ute, Conchas, Sumner, Bill Evans, Elephant Butte, and Santa Rosa reservoirs and other small warm ponds and lakes. Fish in water near brush piles or piers with meal worms or small floating poppers.

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$CASH REWARD$ FOR OLD FISHING TACKLE, pre 1950, lures, reels, rods, catalogs. Free appraisals. Will pay top $. Send photos to: or call Rick at 575354-0365. Thank you! COFFINS, CASKETS & URNS. Individually handcrafted of solid wood. Simple. Natural. Unique. Quality Craftsmanship. or 505-286-9410 for FREE funeral information. Proudly serving New Mexico since 2004. WELL & WINDMILL REPAIR, SOLAR PUMP Installation. With over 25 years in the well service business! Please call for an estimate of your well, Windmill service and Rebuild. We also sell and install solar pumps. 1,000 feet down hole, camera can give diagnosis on the spot, in most cases. Will travel New Mexico. Digger Services, Wesley, 505-2199715, office 505-384-4138. HOWDY! PECOS PABLO. “INTRODUCING MIRACLE MARY!” Capulin jelly, jams and raw mountain wildflower honey. Search: Blue Toyota Tundra and American flag in either Santa Fe or Glorieta. Info: Call 505-603-2310 or email HEADSTONES (I.E. CEMETERY MONUMENTS) IS OUR BUSINESS. Over 1,000 designs. An eternal memory of a loved one. TAOS MOUNTAIN HERITAGE. Call 575-770-2507 or email: Website: NEW 30” WHIRLPOOL GLASS TOP ELECTRIC Stove. Only one burner used twice. The reason is I am too old to understand it. $475. Call 575387-2243 leave a message.

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TORREON, NEW MEXICO. 30 MILES TO I-40. Mobile home, 14x70, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, carport. All utilities on 3 lots. $6,500 down, Real Estate contract for $27,000. 5% interest, 7 year contract. Hunting, fishing, hiking. Call 1-505-705-5239. SOUTHWESTERN STYLE ADOBE HOME. 2500 SQUARE feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, R-57 insulation, 2 fireplaces, vigas and corbels. 7 acres fenced in northwest Tucumcari. $210,000. Owner will finance with 10% down. Can text photos. Call 575-403-5936. CONCHAS LAKE: 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL bath manufactured home, partial lake view, 36’x24’ steel garage. 1998 Chapparal 232 Sonesta. 1979 Dodge Ramcharger. All in excellent condition. All for $78,500. Call for more details or pictures. Contact Brad at 505-249-2750. LARGE BUILDING FOR SALE ON BUSY Central Avenue (Highway 54) Carrizozo, NM. Originally built as Hardware store and Lumber yard. Recently used as Antique store and Auction gallery last 15 years. 4,200 square foot main building with 2 bathrooms, 2 air conditioners, heater, recent new roof and well-lighted with lots of windows for display. Plus lumber yard out-buildings which have been rented as storage units. For sale with or without stock of very desirable pre-1900 antiques. Priced to sell. Phone Frank Walker, 575-648-3007. Visit website: SOCORRO: CHOICE OF 2, 5-6 ACRE irrigated organic farms with homes. Located in city limits with direct access to Rio Grande. Mountain views, all water rights, mature fruit trees. New 30 million dollar levy with miles of trails and parks. Call for pictures or details. $190,000 OBO. Owner, 505-550-3123. FOR SALE BY OWNER: 369 SOUTH Roosevelt Road P, Portales, New Mexico. Location, Location, Location. Country living at it’s best! 35.9 acres with a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 full bath brick home. This home has been remodeled. New metal roof, new Septic System, new heating and cooling system. Large living room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Large closets and lots of storage available. Attached double car garage. The property has a 50x30 metal barn with concrete floor. Covered shed with a small set of corrals. This property has highway frontage. Only 3 miles to downtown Portales, NM, 18 miles to Clovis, NM and approximately 20 miles to Cannon Air Force Base. Very peaceful and quiet with good neighbors. $325,000. Contact: LaVerne Inge, 575-607-5595, 575356-5221. Pictures available on

TORREON, NEW MEXICO. 30 MILES TO I-40. 1200 square feet on 1/2 acre on Highway 55. Fishing, hiking, camping, hunting. Call 1-505-705-5239. LINCOLN COUNTY, 6 ACRES NEXT TO national forest. Well maintained access. Mild climate. Enjoy the peace and quiet. Perfect for people with horses to retire. Owner will finance/ discount for cash. Call 505-281-2598. SAN ANTONIO, NM-ZANJA ROAD. 4.66 ACRES irrigated farmland in Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. Has produced alfalfa and grass hay crops. Utilities nearby. $75,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461,

FOR SALE: 640 ACRE FENCED RANCH. 3 bedroom brick home, two car garage, 1993 Dodge truck, lawnmower, and all furniture. Located 5 miles West of Dora on Highway 114. Out buildings and two wells. Turnkey ready. $375,000. 941-447-9204, HOME FOR SALE IN LAS CRUCES on 1.25 acres, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car garage, detached workshop, finished basement, refrigerated air, central heat, sunroom, gazebo, city water, swimming pool, EBID irrigation, $319,000. And/or 21 acre Pecan Farm for sale, Las Cruces, 2 wells, Elephant Butte irrigation water rights, $589,000. Possible owner financing. Call Henry at 575-647-0320.

FISHING? BUY A CAMPSITE OR HOME south side of Bluewater Lake, 1/2 acre in trees, view of lake, water, septic, electric, $12,000. 1 acre, all utilities, $16,000. 1/2 acre, $8,000. 2 acres, small house, all utilities, $42,000. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, fully furnished, all utilities, $80,000. Call David at 505-228-8439. FOR SALE: 12 ACRE LAND WITH Sr. water rights with equipment (Hay equipment and Side Roll sprinklers), lease nearly-new well and pump for $160,000. Or buy all 15 acres with 15 acre water and homestead, home, barn and hay shed for $280,000 including well. Domestic and irrigation. Phone 575-973-1825.

CONCHAS, 000 BOAT DOCK DRIVE. VACANT Land just over 1/2 acre. Water access at high mark. $49,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461,

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RESIDENTIAL/RECREATION/VACATION PROPERTYBERNALILLO, CATRON, AND CIBOLA COUNTIES. 10-100 acre lots for sale. Wild HorseSawtooth-James Valley. 40 acre lots in western Bernalillo County near Tohajiilee. Contact Bill Culler at 505-228-6276, www. or Keller Williams Realty office, 505-271-8200.

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LAS VEGAS, NM. 1923 GRAND AVENUE. 3 bedroom, 1-3/4 bath, on .25 acre secluded lot, washer/dryer, water heater, refrigerator, stove, new carpet. Possible owner carry with 10% down. $115,000. Call 505-316-1793, 1104 DOUGLAS. LAS VEGAS, NM. MAJOR cosmetic repairs needed. 5 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen, full basement, 10 rooms. Next to the university. Had an apartment, also needs to be redone, entry through Douglas or Diamond. $115,000, all offers considered. 505-316-1793, VADITO, NM. 14 CAMINO DE MEDIO. 3-1/4 acres. $28,000, owner may carry. Call 505-316-1793, MINI RANCH, 35 ACRES. 2 SITE Built houses. 32x30 separate garage, own well. Cuchillo, New Mexico, 11 miles from Elephant Butte. $255,000. Call 575-743-0282. 40 FENCED ACRES; 2300 SQUARE FEET, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. BLM 2 sides, solar well, shop, bunkhouse, storage shed, chicken house. Fruit tree orchard, cultivated field and garden. Columbus Electric service and 600-gallon propane tank. 1100 foot triangular loop ham radio antenna. $224,000. Near Rodeo, NM and Portal, AZ. Email: or call 520-558-1187. BLUEWATER LAKE RV PARK. FOURTEEN SPACES. Water well, septic, electric. Located on Highway 412 within easy walking distance to lake. Ideal home site, boat/RV storage or re-open as RV Park. Possible owner finance. $50,000. 505-876-4011. BLUEWATER LAKE, PREWITT SIDE, 47.82 ACRES. Year-round creek with beaver ponds, natural springs. Short walk to lake. Pinon, Juniper, Pine trees. Wild game. Utilities to property. Possible owner finance. $90,000. 505-876-4011. WEST OF DATIL, 458 SOUTHERN TRAIL, Sugarloaf Mountain Subdivision. Home, outbuildings and well on 5.82 acres. Beautiful views. $105,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, WANTED! FARMS AND RANCHES. LET US list and sell your rural property today. Broker has over 40 years experience in production agriculture and is a farm owner. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461, visit website CONCHAS, TBD BIG MESA AVENUE, IMPROVED high level waterfront lot with septic on .83 acres. $98,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-4562000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461, WEST OF CONCHAS/GARITA, 134 PAISANO. 1 bedroom, 1 bath home with 1 bath guesthouse. Just over 7 acres. $34,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-760-5461,


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CONCHAS, 7543 NM 104. 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath double-wide with sunroom on 2.91 acres. Detached garage, carport, outbuildings, chain link fence with remote gate. Highway frontage with commercial potential. $135,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, FENCE LAKE, 295 PINE HILL ROAD. 2 bedroom, 3 bath log home on just over 60 acres. Well, outbuildings, corrals, hunting opportunities. $385,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, SOUTH OF CLOVIS, 4205 SOUTH PRINCE (533 US 70). Commercial potential on former irrigated farm land. Corrals, 3 phase power. $300,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, COSTILLA, NM, ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 522. 15 acres. $90,000, owner may carry. Call 505316-1793, ONLY $79,000 FOR RUIDOSO RETREAT. FULLY furnished. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, large deck. Main road. Call 806-470-5950. 2007 KARSTEN MODULAR HOME. 27’X36’, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, great room. $40,000 or best offer. Buyer Must Move! Call 505-269-2486 in Socorro area. CABALLO LAND FOR SALE, 7/8 ACRE. Metal boat shed, 12x44 mobile home, well with submersible pump, septic tank, 2 propane tanks, storage shed, extra camp trailer. $64,000. #12 Palo Road. Call 575-437-1810 or 575-921-1478. ARTISTS/WRITERS RETREAT. HILLSBORO. 14 ACRES. FULL service RV/MH spaces. Private deeded roadways. $136,000, owner financing. 575-7400012 or 575-744-5283. Homesteaders Realty. TAOS, NEW MEXICO: FIXER UPPER HOME on 1.9 acres. 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths. $90,000. Call 575-779-7221. CONCHAS, 0000 BOAT DOCK DRIVE. VACANT Land just over 1/2 acre. Water access at high mark. $49,000. Big Mesa Realty, 575-456-2000, Paul Stout, Broker, NMREL 17843, 575-7605461, WATER DOWSING AND CONSULTING. PROVEN SUCCESS, 42 years experience in Lincoln County. Will travel. Contact Elliot Topper at 575-354-2984 or 575-937-2722.

Things That Go Vroom! 2012 RAM 2500 DIESEL 6.7 PICKUP, 4x4, 6 speed manual transmission. Never driven hard! Crew cab, short bed. Needs nothing. Excellent condition. One owner (me). 92,000 miles. $31,000 cash. 575-682-2308. Tularosa, NM area.

1962 FORD F100, RARE UNIBODY WITH rebuilt 292 V-8, 4 speed, new upholstery, nice Hunter Green paint, new brakes, runs strong with Electronic ignition, looks sharp enough to drive in a parade. $8,900, Tularosa, 2004 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500, EXT. CAB, long bed, 6.0 V8, auto trans, 4x4, good tires, 1 Owner Truck, $8,950. Or 2008 Chevy 1500 ext. cab, 5.3, auto, 4x4, Z71, 128,000 miles, $13,950. See pictures at or call 505-832-5106. 2013 CHEVY SUBURBAN Z71, FULL LOADED, 1 Owner, extremely clean, new Michelin tires, $19,950. Or 2007 Chevy Suburban, loaded, 4x4, 1 Owner, nice, $14,950. See pictures at or call 505-832-5106. 2005 DODGE RAM 2500, CREW CAB, V8, auto trans, utility bed, 4x4, 118,000 miles, $12,950. Or 2005 Ram 2500, crew cab, short bed, 5.9 Diesel, auto trans, 4x2, 160,000 miles, $15,950. Call 505-832-5106 or see pictures at 2000 FORD F250, SINGLE CAB, LONG bed, 4x2, 5.4 V8, auto trans, $3,950. Or 2008 Chevy 2500, crew cab, long bed, Duramax, auto, 4x4, leather, nav., 1 Owner, $24,950. See pictures or call 505-832-5106. 2013 CHEVY EQUINOX, LT, FWD, LOW miles, nice, $13,950. Or 2011 Hyundai Tuscon Limited, AWD, loaded, very nice car, $12,950. See pictures at or call 505-832-5106. 2011 RAM 3500 MEGA CAB, LARAMIE, Lifted, mud tires, loaded, $38,950. Or 2010 Ford F350, King Ranch, crew cab, long bed, single rear wheel, $29,950. See pictures or call 505-832-5106. 2003 CHEVY TAHOE, Z71, LEATHER, ONLY 98,000 miles, 5.3 V8, auto, 4x4, $11,950. Or 2015 Subaru Forester, 46,000 miles, AWD, nice, $17,950. See pictures or call 505-832-5106, OLDIE BUT GOODIE: 1999 GMC SUBURBAN, black, gray cloth interior, 6 or 9 passenger seating, 4-door, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning. 350 V8, GM Magnum wheels, panel rear doors. Very clean. Call Lee Cordova at 505-469-0181.

Vintage Finds B & C TRADING COMPANY. NOW open for business. Buying, selling, trading authentic antique Western Colonial memorabilia, saddles, spurs, bronzes, Navajo tapestries, jewelry, rare collectibles. Cash paid for antique firearms! Open 10-5, MondaySaturday. 397 Highway 518, Mora, NM. Call 512-571-7733.

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 575-356-6919 or 575-760-3341. $CASH REWARD$ FOR OLD FISHING TACKLE, pre 1950, lures, reels, rods, catalogs. Free appraisals. Will pay top $. Send your photos to: or call Rick at 575-3540365. Thank you! NEW CLASSIFIED CATEGORIES COMING SOON. KEEP an eye for our redesgin. WANTED: NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATES 1912-1959. Paying $100-$500 each. Also buying some New Mexico car plates 1900-1923. WANTED: New Mexico Highway Journal magazine, 1923-1927, New Mexico Automobile License Directory (”The Zia Book”), Motor Vehicle Register books, 1900-1949. See the New Mexico Transportation History Project website for 2,500+ color photographs and 100+ year history of New Mexico license plates. Bill Johnston, Box 1, Organ, NM 880520001. Email: or telephone 575-382-7804. 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. WANTED TO BUY: PLACE SETTINGS OR pieces of vintage Wallace China in Westward Ho “Boots and Saddles” pattern. Contact 575-673-2267. 1944 CHEVROLET 1-1/2 TON TRUCK, 95% restored, $30,000 expended for new parts alone, make offer. 1977 Jeep Wagoneer, with 401 HP V-8, 4-WD Quatra-trac, PS, PB, AT, AM/ FM stereo, 96,000 original miles, stored inside, perfect for restoration, $9,000 OBO. 505-328-6328.

When Opportunity Knocks LOVE TO TRAVEL? JOIN US ON a Pacific Wine Country fundraising cruise for Not Forgotten Outreach Veterans Programs in Taos. You get a fun Vacation, they get the benefits! Book now, limited availability. / 575-587-2087 / / notforgottenoutreach-taos BLUEWATER LAKE RV PARK. FOURTEEN SPACES. Water well, septic, electric. Located on Highway 412 within easy walking distance to lake. Ideal home site, boat/RV storage or re-open as RV Park. Possible owner finance. $50,000. 505-876-4011.

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"Safety First!" May is National Electrical Safety Month and we want our youth to be safe around electricity. June's topic is Under the Sea. Draw giant turtles, squids, jelly fish, or a sea monster. Rev your engines Youth Artists. Thanks to Kendrick out in Grady, we can all have some Four-Wheel Fun! For July, helmet up and send your drawings of four-wheel trucks, Jeeps, ATVs, anything with four-wheel drive. Have fun! Maleah Baca, Age 10, Chama

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Remember: Print your name, age, mailing address, phone number, and co-op name on your drawings. Otherwise, your drawings are disqualified. Remember: color, dark ink or pencil on plain white 8.50 x 11.00 size paper is best. Accept artwork up to age 13. Mail to: Youth Editor, 614 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Entries must be here by the 9th of the month before publication. Each published artist receives $10 for his or her work.

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Tyler Moore, Age 13, Veguita

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May 2018 enchantment  

Feature story: One Dream, Many Wheels and Wings.

May 2018 enchantment  

Feature story: One Dream, Many Wheels and Wings.