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A Day Long Battle—134 Years Ago

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enchantment September 1, 2013 • Vol. 65, No. 9 USPS 175-880 • ISSN 0046-1946 Circulation 124,940

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 125,000 families and businesses receive enchantment Magazine as electric cooperative members. Non-member subscriptions are available at $8 per year or $13 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 18 cooperatives that deliver electric power to New Mexico’s rural areas and small communities. 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 Jerry Smith, Secretary-Treasurer, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Taos BOARD OF DIRECTORS Leandro Abeyta, 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 Levi Valdez, Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Española Robert Caudle, Lea County Electric Cooperative, Lovington Virginia Mondragon, Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Mora Tomas G. Rivas, Northern Río Arriba Electric Cooperative, Chama Preston Stone, Otero County Electric Cooperative, Cloudcroft Jerry W. Partin, Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, Portales Donald Wolberg, Socorro Electric Cooperative, Socorro Gary Rinker, Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Clayton Paul Costa, Springer Electric Cooperative, Springer 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 Donald Wolberg, Chairman, Socorro Electric Cooperative William C. Miller, Jr., Columbus Electric Cooperative Lance R. Adkins, Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Levi Valdez, Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Virginia Mondragon, Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative



FEATURES Breakaway Champ


A big birthday win for a rodeo gal.

A Day Long Battle — 134 Years Ago


Buffalo Soldiers, Hillsboro citizens, Navajo scouts, and the Apache leader, Victorio, go to battle.

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, Executive Vice President, Susan M. Espinoza, Editor, Tom Condit, Assistant Editor, ADVERTISING Rates available upon request. Cooperative members and New Mexico advertisers, call Susan M. Espinoza at 505-982-4671 or e-mail at National representative: The Weiss Group, 915-533-5394. Advertisements in enchantment are paid solicitations and are not endorsed by the publisher or the electric cooperatives of New Mexico. PRODUCT SATISFACTION AND DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITY LIE SOLELY WITH THE ADVERTISER. Copyright ©2013, New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Reproduction prohibited without written permission of the publisher.

On the Cover

Cover story and photo by Craig Springer.

Co-op Newswire


View from enchantment


Hale To The Stars


Los Antepasados


On The Menu


Energy Sense


Book Chat




Enchanted Journeys


Trading Post


Youth Art


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Co-op Newswire Winter Shut-Off Protection Notice


rotection from winter shut-off begins November 15, 2013. To avoid potential disconnection of services, please call the Human Services Department at 1-800283-4465, or the appropriate tribal or pueblo entity for eligibility information for the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Your service will not be disconnected from November 15, 2013, through March 15, 2014, if you qualify for LIHEAP and you remain current on any payments that you owe under a payment plan, or as of November 15, 2013, you have no past due amounts. For more information call the Human Services Department at 1-800-283-4465 or your local electric cooperative. The phone numbers for the electric cooperatives are listed.

Nota de La Protección de Desconexión del Invierno El 15 de noviembre del 2013 empezara la protección de desconexión del invierno. Para prevenir una posible desconexión de servicios, por favor de contactar al Departamento de Servicios Humanos al 1-800-283-4465 o a la organización trival o pueblo para información sobre elegibilidad para el programa de bajos recursos de energía, (LIHEAP). Su servicios no serán desconectado durante el 15 de noviembre 2013 hasta el 15 de marzo del 2014 si usted califica para el programa de bajos recursos de energía, (LIHEAP) y si usted continua al corriente en los pagos que usted deba bajo un plan de pago, o hasta el 15 de noviembre del 2013 y no tenga ningún pago astrasado. Para información en español llame al Departamento de Servicios Humanos, 1-800-283-4465 o su cooperativa de electricidad. Los numeros de los cooperativas de electricdad son listado.

New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Telephone Numbers Los Numeros de los Cooperativas de Electricidad de Nuevo México • Central NM Electric Cooperative Mountainair, 505-832-4483/1-800-339-2521

• Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative Mora, 575-387-2205/1-800-421-6773

• Central Valley Electric Cooperative Artesia, 575-746-3571

• Northern Río Arriba Electric Cooperative Chama, 575-756-2181

• Columbus Electric Cooperative Deming, 575-546-8838/1-800-950-2667

• Otero County Electric Cooperative Cloudcroft, 575-682-7607/1-800-548-4660

• Continental Divide Electric Cooperative Grants, 505-285-6656

• Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative Portales, 575-356-4491

• Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Clovis, 575-769-2116/1-800-445-8541

• Sierra Electric Cooperative Elephant Butte, 575-744-5231

• Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Española, 505-753-2105/1-888-755-2105

• Socorro Electric Cooperative Socorro, 575-835-0560/1-800-351-7575

• Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Taos, 575-758-2258/1-800-688-6780

• Southwestern Electric Cooperative Clayton, 575-374-2451/1-866-374-2451

• Lea County Electric Cooperative Lovington, 575-396-3631/1-800-510-5232

• Springer Electric Cooperative Springer, 575-483-2421/1-800-288-1353

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR EVENT NOTICES? La Mora: “In reference to the article RASPBERRY DELIGHT published in the August 201 issue of your magazine in which it is categorically stated “Mora (Spanish for raspberry),” please be informed that “Mora” is the Spanish for mulberry, while the Spanish for raspberry is FRAMBUESA. It is important to dispel the notion of this mistaken botanical identification, moreover as it is misleading, reflecting not only the ignorance of the plant and its genus, as much as of the Spanish language.” Ruth L. Gross, PhD, Socorro Dr. Gross: You are absolutely correct! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. —Ed. 4


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The 21st Century Committee Report


If electric cooperatives did not exist today, would we create them? The conclusion was a resounding YES!

fter a year of detailed research and debate, a committee formed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (“NRECA”) recently published a report answering the question “If electric cooperatives did not exist today, would we create them?” The conclusion was a resounding YES! The 21st Century Committee—as it was coined—began with a basic premise; electric cooperatives are in the business to improve the quality of life in rural areas. This is accomplished by powering our rural communities through self-governance of locally elected co-op trustees. Cooperatives have focused on providing safe, affordable and reliable energy services for decades, and not without its challenges. Through recessions, energy crises, and political and social turmoils, we have soldiered on. The subsequent challenges of deregulation, more stringent environmental requirements, changing demographics, and even changing member expectations have magnified the operational challenges faced by electric cooperatives. The report points out that a clear purpose serves as an overarching standard against which business decisions can be measured. Much like a compass, it keeps an organization traveling in the right direction, and helps it avoid the pitfalls of short-term distractions that

can weaken the enterprise. Purpose is not unique to electric cooperatives. The Committee recognized that companies such as Southwest Airlines, Apple and Whole Foods are just a few companies that have a clear and well executed purpose, which has resulted in consistently high performance and customer loyalty. Over the past several decades, polls have shown a loss of faith in government, business and other institutions on which Americans have traditionally relied on—a trend that has been exacerbated by the Great Recession of 2008–09 and its aftermath. Many Americans believe they are increasingly on their own, with few trusted institutions to help them ensure a better life for themselves and their families. There is a yearning for organizations that people can trust and with which they can identify. We don’t always meet that mark. But through the democratic process of local, self-determination—leaders can be changed and direction re-established. Member empowerment is the 20th century heritage of the electric cooperative movement. The early member-owners understood that the cooperative was “their” organization, on which they could rely to provide services that they needed—starting with electricity. In the 1940s, when most co-ops were forming in New Mexico, many rural areas saw electricity prices that were

Keven J. Groenewold. P.E. Executive Vice President and General Manager New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association

eight to twelve cents per kWh. Now, seventy years later, we still see prices in the same range, eight to eighteen cents per kWh. While there is a little more pressure on the upper end of the range, it’s still a pretty good testament to what can be accomplished if we stay the course. Over this time, electricity has evolved from a luxury to a necessity. Average consumption has increased six-fold. Reliability is so much better today that in many cases it is taken for granted. The significant technological gains of our society over the last several generations were made possible by safe, reliable and affordable electric power. The Committee concluded that institutions like electric cooperatives are as necessary today as they were, when they were created in the mid20th century. Indeed, purpose-driven cooperatives appear uniquely suited to address the challenges of the 21st century, but to do so, cooperative leaders must engage today’s member-owners and instill in them the same sense of ownership and hope as the generation who first “saw the lights come on” in their communities. Member-owners must believe their cooperative “cares about me.” As member-owners you must care about your co-op, as well. NRECA’s 21st Century Cooperative Committee members should be commended for their fine work.





e have two bright evening planets this month. Brilliant Venus has slowly crawled higher out of the twilight for the past couple of months, and will continue so for another two to three months. During September, it shines brightly above the western horizon during the early evening hours. The somewhat dimmer Saturn is higher than Venus at the beginning of the month, but sinks lower each night, and on Thursday evening, the 19th, the two worlds are in conjunction with each other. Thereafter, Saturn continues sinking closer


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to the horizon, and disappears into dusk by early October. Two other bright objects join this display. On Sunday evening, the th, the thin crescent moon forms a spectacular pairing with Venus, and then is fairly close to Saturn the following evening. Meanwhile, the bright star Spica (in the constellation Virgo) is close to Venus on the evenings of the th and th. Our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, rises in the east around midnight, and is quite high in the eastern sky during the hours before dawn. Mars rises a couple of hours after Jupiter and gets a bit high in the east by the time dawn starts; it is not all that bright at the moment but will get brighter over the next several months as it draws closer to Earth. The moon is full on Thursday, the 19th. Since this is the full

moon closest to the autumn equi- G2 should make a close approach nox (which takes place three days to the center sometime within the later), this is the “Harvest Moon,” next few months, and in fact parts so called because it takes place of it have already swung around near the traditional time of harthe center and are moving away. vest. Due to the angle, the moon’s Since a large black hole resides at path makes with the horizon this the center of the galaxy, quite a bit time of year, the moon rises only of the material in G2 will likely be a little later each night around the swallowed, which should produce time it is full, and thus we experi- a significant number of strong ence several complete nights of x-ray flares from the center over almost full moonlight. the next few months to years. Two years ago a team of European astronomers discovered a large gas cloud— dubbed “G2”—which was heading almost directly toward the center of the galaxy (which is located in the constellation Sagittarius, now Artist conception of the gas cloud G2 as it passes located in our southaround the center of our galaxy. The blue paths are the orbits of various stars in this region. Image western sky during courtesy European Southern Observatory. the evening hours).

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September : Navopache Reward. Navopache Electric Cooperative, Lakeside, Arizona, is offering a $ reward for the apprehension and conviction of the wire thieves who stole approximately . miles of two strands of copper and one strand of steel. The wire represents a replacement cost of material at approximately $, which does not include labor cost.

September : New Mexico’s Dry Lake Beds Hold Keys to the Earth’s Climate. Bands of gypsum and clay that lie in central NM, between Moriarty and Mountainair was an ancient lake called Estancia. Lake Estancia is the most complete climate record anywhere in the West for the Ice Age, which began about , years ago. It documents , years of harsh ice. The storms poured water into Lake Estancia during those years, eventually covering , acres and reaching a depth of  feet. —Roger Anderson, Geology Professor, UNM

September : -H, High Mountains and Electrical Safety. The Scott Able -H Camp amidst the cool Sacramento Mountains will host the -H Novice Camp held annually the last week of July. -H members between the ages of nine and eleven enjoy three action-packed days of workshops, games and outdoor recreation. The -H Novice Camp is over  years old and is a joint effort of the NMRECA, New Mexico rural electric cooperatives, other electric utilities, state -H, and the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service. —Susan M. Espinoza







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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes  cup whole wheat pastry flour  tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda  tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. salt ¼ cup wheat germ  egg  cup buttermilk  small apple, cored, grated  cup applesauce


Triple Berry Smoothie to Go  cup sparkling water, chilled ½ cup apple juice  cup lemon yogurt ½ cup frozen raspberries ½ cup frozen blueberries ½ cup frozen blackberries  Tb. honey ❧ Place sparkling water, juice and yogurt in a blender; process until well blended. Add berries and honey; process until mixture is smooth. Pour into a thermos and send your child out the door for school.

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School is in session! Before your child rushes out the door to catch the school bus, he or she will be bound to slow down for one of these delicious breakfast treats.

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Breakaway Champ BY FLO DEAN


he stands are packed with family and friends of the young contestants. There is an air of expectancy as each rider flies into the arena, rope whirling. She’s a tiny girl with a blonde ponytail and a cowboy hat, perched atop a half-ton horse named Reba. Kaitlyn Harwell is ready to rope a calf in a few seconds time, the fewer the better, to win the National Junior High Girls Breakaway Roping Finals. A barely perceptible nod from Kaitlyn, the calf and the rope across her horse’s chest are automatically released—with the calf getting a head start—and in just 4.0 seconds, she has won! It’s a heart-stopping run on Kaitlyn’s 1th birthday, June 2, 201, in Gallup. Her three Breakaway times to win were .0 seconds in the first round, . seconds in the second round and 4.0 seconds in the third round, for a total time of 10. seconds. Later, Kaitlyn and her father, Cody, partnered in the ParentChild Ribbon Roping Competition at the Finals. The pair won that class with a time of .1 seconds.

Kaitlyn also won a buckle for placing as one of the top four contestants in the first go-around of Breakaway at Nationals, in a field of 150 to 10 girls, and first in Breakaway at State Finals—winning yet another buckle. She also competes in Poles and Barrels, placing 4th in Poles at Nationals, fourth in Poles, and fifth in Barrels at State championships. Kaitlyn, who calls Piñon home, was awarded a saddle, belt buckle and a college scholarship sponsored by Cinch & Co., plus other prizes for her win at Nationals. She has been riding since she was three, starting out on a lead line, and roping since age six, winning 12 saddles over the years in Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, and Ribbon Roping, the latter, a class won by few girls. Reba, a 12-yearold sorrel quarter horse mare has been Kaitlyn’s roping mount for the last four

years. Another horse, Magic, carries her through the Pole and Barrel races. Her first horse, Dollar, another quarter horse, was Kaitlyn’s dad’s roping horse before she began winning with Dollar. Cody was Reserve All-Around at High Plains 4-H Rodeo for several years, and is Kaitlyn’s mentor. The Harwell’s are a ranch family, and Kaitlyn’s mother, Becky, and 10-year-old brother, Clate, all ride. Clate has

won his share of prizes, including several saddles. The NHSRA (National High School Rodeo Association) Junior High Division began in 2004, to allow six, seventh and eighth graders to move into the NHRSA High School Division. The best …continued on page 11



Energy Sense BY JAMES DULLEY Landscape for Looks and Efficiency


ear Jim: We are landscaping our new house. We like a wooded yard for shade and to enhance the energy efficiency of our home. Where should we plant trees, and which are best? What materials are good alternatives to grass for ground cover? —Mark G. Dear Mark: Wise landscaping can do more than just create an attractive yard. It can also lower your utility bills, summer and winter, and improve your family’s comfort year-round. Trees, being one of the key components of any residential landscaping design, can have the greatest affect on your utility bills. For one, the evaporation of moisture from the leaves on trees actually cools the air temperature around your home, akin to how perspiration cools your skin. By taking advantage of passive solar heating during winter, with the proper placement and selection of trees, you can use less electricity to heat your home. The primary goal of efficient landscaping with trees is to shade your home during summer, yet allow the sun to pass through during winter. Additional goals are, depending upon



your climate, to allow cool evening breezes to flow around your house or to provide moisture for evaporative cooling of the air near your house. Before you start, check with a local landscaper to determine your temperature zone, which refers to the minimum winter temperature range. For warm climates in Zone 10, the range is 0 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. For cold climates in Zone 1, the range is -0 degrees to -40 degrees F. If you select species of trees that thrive in a climate more than one or two zones outside your range, they may not do well and may require excessive care. In an average temperate climate, a typical efficient tree landscaping plan has deciduous trees to the south, southeast, and southwest. The leaves block the sun during summer, but when the leaves fall during winter, the sun shines through to heat your home. Leave a small gap to the southwest to allow cooler evening breezes to flow through. Plant dense evergreens along the north, northeast and northwest sides, which block the cold winter winds. With shorter days and the

Low-water-use ground cover plants and boulders are shaded by trees during the summer and help warm the home during winter. Source: James Dulley.

sun lower in the sky during winter, not much solar heat comes from these directions. In hot, humid climates, shading during summer is most important. Taller trees should be planted closer to your home to block the sun, which is higher in the sky. Leaving a gap for breezes is not as important. There are alternatives to grass, such as ground cover plants and gravel. Both have their advantages and disadvantages for landscaping a house. The benefits of either depend on your climate, house, and yard. Even in the same neighborhood, what is good for one house may not be efficient for another. Low-growing ground cover near your house can help to keep it cool during summer. The leaves block the sun’s heat from absorbing into the ground, and they give off moisture for natural cooling. Ground cover has a lesser impact on efficiency during winter. The cooling effect from ground cover is most effective in drier

climates because there is more evaporation. In hot, humid climates, the additional moisture from plants near the house will further increase the relative humidity level. This is more of a problem if you rely on natural ventilation than when air-conditioning with the windows closed. Landscaping with gravel eliminates the need to water grass, but it can increase the air temperature around your house, particularly in the evening. The thermal mass of the gravel stores the afternoon sun’s heat, which helps in the winter. If you use gravel, make sure it’s shaded by deciduous trees during the summer. A good location for ground cover is between an asphalt or cement driveway or walkway and the sunny side of your house. Not only does the driveway get hot and hold the heat, but it re-radiates the heat up to your house. Planting taller ground cover between the driveway and your house walls can block some of this heat.

Breakaway Champ …continued from page 9 competitors from each state and province, approximately 900 youngsters, compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. Since 2005, Gallup remains the site of the National Finals. For most youngsters and their families, competing means sacrifices. It means attending as many rodeos as possible with classes in the right age group to accumulate points. It means late nights, dusty arenas, lugging heavy saddles, and gear. Often the only food available is hot dogs and chile. It means carefully wrapping horses’ legs to avoid injury in trailering, brushing and combing, giving just the right amount of water after a ride, and cooling off a horse that has run a good race. Sometimes it means riding and roping in a muddy arena or even in the rain; in a big event it can run late into the evening when both riders and horses are exhausted. It means the highs of winning, and the disappointments of losing, and then after a few days or a week, it’s off to another rodeo to accumulate more points. And if you’re good enough it means a ticket to the Finals in Gallup to compete all over again. Kaitlyn belongs to the Eddy County Junior Rodeo Association and has been All-Around Girl in her age group for the last three years. She plans to attend the Bosque Farms Junior Rodeo Association competition in the fall. As for next year, Kaitlyn will compete throughout the 2014 rodeo year, and hopes to make it to National Finals again next spring. In 2015, she will be eligible for National High School Finals and odds are she’ll be there, and winning. Congratulations Kaitlyn!


A Day Long Battle — 134 Years Ago BY CRAIG SPRINGER

I’m standing on soil made holy. This sense of being somewhere unique is heightened by stark, rocky, rugged beauty and its remoteness deep inside the Aldo Leopold Wilderness. Knowing what happened here—the chaos of an ambush, the acts of valor amid loud rifle fire and acrid gun smoke, dying horses, men exhaling their last full measure—it all contrasts with the sheer quiet and peace that surrounds me. It gives one the sense you are in a place that was part of a large moral concern. Its specialness is preserved by words penned on maps, names like Animas Creek, Massacre Canyon, Victorio Park, Apache Peak—all vignettes of history and human experience.

Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at numerous forts in New Mexico, including Ft. Bayard near Silver City, where this statue pays tribute to their military service. On the cover: The bodies of two Navajo scouts, and three African-American men, the famed Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry, lie at rest near these monuments erected years ago by the National Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The monuments are set on a sliver of private land bisected by a Forest Service trail in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness in Sierra County. Four companies of the 9th Cavalry, Hillsboro citizens and Navajo scouts were outwitted and pinned down by a masterful tactician, the Warm Springs Apache leader, Victorio, on September 18, 1879. The flag was that of the author's. Photos by Craig Springer.


Those men who lost their lives are remembered in stone in a now placid setting along Animas Creek. Photos by Craig Springer.

Wandering souls Like the pattern of veins on an alder leaf, Holden Prong and Water Canyon drain the craggy cliffs and high mountain parks on the east side of the Black Range in Sierra County. Coming off the Continental Divide, they pick up seeps from cienegas and converge to form the stem of Animas Creek. The Animas is a piece of perennial water that tumbles eastward downhill but never quite makes it to the Río Grande before it’s soaked up by sun and sand. The word “Animas” seems to fit here, knowing what has transpired. It refers to wandering souls of the dead. How the stream got its name is unknown, but perhaps it originates from the stands of pallid Arizona sycamores that line the stream. As the trees fatten with age, they turn a pale white as they hold steadfast with their roots palming to the streamside, tilted only by time. At the juncture of Animas Creek and Massacre Canyon lie the buried bodies of at least three African-American 9th Cavalry soldiers who were born into slavery—the famed Buffalo Soldiers— along with two Navajo scouts who served the U.S. Army in its pursuit of renegade Apaches. The remains of Warm Springs Apaches who may have been killed in battle are lost to time among the crags where a day-long battle occurred 134 years ago.

A cultural marker

Seared into American memory is the date, September 11. The despairing events from a decade ago have become a cultural marker, defining the age we live in today. On September 11, 1879, an event transpired in southern New Mexico that was part and parcel of an ongoing conflict making headlines, a cultural marker all its own, in newspapers from New York to San Francisco and in between. The papers would have much to report that autumn covering the “Victorio War.” In late summer 1879, Warm Springs Apache leader Victorio followed by about 60 disenchanted Apaches set out on a rampage fueled from discontent and mistreatment by a fickle federal government. On September 4, Victorio swooped into a military camp at his former home, Ojo Caliente, near the present-day Socorro-Sierra county line. Apaches killed five Buffalo Soldiers and three citizens. They made off with U.S. Army horses, and headed south. A week later, Victorio and his men struck an isolated ranch on Jaralosa Creek near Hillsboro. They murdered and mutilated, accord

Joseph Yankie (r), seated with brother James, is credited with naming Hillsboro, New Mexico, in 1877 after their Ohio hometown. Yankie survived two ambushes by Victorio, and eventually returned to Ohio. The fate of his abducted daughter is not known. Yankie Street in Silver City and in Hillsboro are named after him. Photo courtesy of Gerald Yankie.

ing to corroborating witnesses, an entire family of Hispanic ranchers. A short distance away that same day, a posse of armed citizens from Hillsboro led by town pioneers Joseph Yankie and Nicholas Galles confronted Apaches sooner than expected at H.D. McEver’s Ranch. Yankie had a personal interest in the fight; newspapers documented that his child was abducted by Apaches near Hillsboro several months earlier. Today, McEver’s is a placid place on a small plain bisected by State Route 27 with small ranchettes about the hills—the same hills that Victorio and his men hunkered in waiting to pinch the posse, and they succeeded.

The 10-hour fight The number of Hillsboro men killed at McEver’s Ranch on September 11 vary depending upon which report you read. In the 10-hour fight, anywhere from a half dozen to 15 citizens died. The 1880 Secretary of War’s report to Congress recorded those known to have lost their lives as: “Steve Hanlon, Thomas Hughes, Thorton, Preissier, Green, Dr. William, killed in action at McEver’s Ranch. Refugia Arvies and Jose Morena, killed in action at [nearby] Arroyo Seco; I.

Sgt. John Denny enrolled with the Buffalo Soldiers in 1867. At age 32, in 1879, he rode into a trap set by Victorio along Animas Creek. Under a pelting rain of bullets, Denny ran through the open to carry a wounded cavalryman, Pvt. A. Freeman, to safety. Lt. Mathis Day who witnessed Denny in action remarked, "The act was one of most conspicuous gallantry—and one deserving of a Certificate of Merit—more than simply a Medal of Honor." Library of Congress photo.

Chaves also killed in action at McEver’s Ranch.” The number of Apaches killed, if any, is not documented.

Bullets rained from above On the run, the Apaches headed northwest and into the recesses of the Black Range. All the while, the 9th Cavalry and Navajo scouts were in pursuit. On September 18, in the upper reaches of Animas Creek, the Buffalo Soldiers along with Hillsboro citizens including Joseph Yankie, rode into another ambush. A small and probably yet unnamed canyon would earn its place name that day. In short order, the cavalry was turned into infantry, their horses being shot out from under them as …continued on page 15







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During a hike in the fictional Mimbres Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico, Dub Stensvahl has been shot and left for dead by unknown assailants, and his fifteen-year-old daughter, Julie Stensvahl, has disappeared. Julie’s mother begs John Henry Clay, an expert wilderness guide and tracker, to go find her. As a longtime resident of historic Columbus near the Mexican border, the author is well aware of cross-cultural issues and the violence that spills over the border. John Henry treks into the mountains just ahead of a winter storm to uncover if the girl is dead or alive. This mystery thriller evolves into drug wars and deadly assassins who are also after Julie, though it’s never clear why. Wehner adeptly creates a wooly cast of characters who josh each other with insults and slang. His Indian runners and trackers, and Agnes Two Pony add humor and spice. Near the end the plot goes slack, but it’s still an entertaining read.

Set in Seattle, this novel follows two adopted teenagers—one black and one white—Geneva Collins and Nick Collins respectively. When she transfers to a racially mixed high school in the city, Geneva, who never really noticed that she was black, is confronted daily with what it means to be dark-skinned in a color-conscious world. When she attends a “Students of Color Conference” it turns her world around. “Everyone else was darker than me and more sure of themselves, and I felt like a white spy with a major tan. But I stayed. Guess I was hoping to feel like I belonged.” Geneva and Nick both search for their birth parents, hoping to find an authentic part of themselves to wrap their lives around. The story is fraught with tension, confusion, authentic dialogue, and the usual challenges for teenagers: drinking, drugs, accidental pregnancy, and the struggle to grow into responsible adults.

Today, ordinary people are turning to self-publishing, especially custom photo books that commemorate certain aspects of their lives. Keric Sullivan has created a sentimental journey using an online publishing system, Blurb, Inc. His color photos of nature, homey objects and people illustrate his poems, short essays and comments on life. Sometimes his tone is serious: “Be compassionate to the weak, indifferent to the boastful and wary of the strong.” Sometimes he waxes ironic and/or humorous: “Government bureaucracy is like peeling an onion; each and every layer has the ability to bring tears to your eyes.” In “Changing Ranges,” to commemorate his friend’s 0th birthday, Sullivan writes, “Moving so far from your home near the city/And coming out west is the start of this ditty/No trees, no rivers, no rain, no culture/Just hicks and sticks and the occasional vulture.” But Sullivan’s dry range is ripe with friendship, respect and strong family values.

This compelling book lassos the competitive, triumphant and daring soul of American Rodeo from its vaquero roots to the big business spectacle of today’s National Finals competitions. Enjoy 20 color and black and white illustrations, some with bodies flying through the air in startling poses. Feast your eyes on rodeo artifacts and memorabilia: elaborately tooled saddles, gauntlet gloves, fringed shirts with pearl buttons, and wing-tipped boots with inlaid patterns. There are images of winners such as Robert Rishell, and black champion bulldogger Bill Picket. In the early 1900s athletic cowgirls with “grace and grit” defied stereotypes of “proper decorum” for cash prizes. Most grew up on ranches. The New York World declared that 90-pound contender, Little Miss Mulhall, “Can break a bronc, lasso and brand a steer, and shoot a coyote at 500 yards. She can also play Chopin, quote Browning, construe Virgil and make mayonnaise dressing.” So there!



A Day Long Battle …continued from page 13 bullets rained in from the above. Fiftythree horses and mules were killed by Apaches, ensuring that they couldn’t easily be followed. The Buffalo Soldiers were pinned down in the narrow canyon mouth on the bouldery slopes. It was only in the cover of night that the soldiers were able to retreat. Three soldiers, two scouts, and one citizen were killed. Any losses to Apaches are not known. Remarkably, three soldiers earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic acts that day, including Sgt. John Denny, who carried a wounded soldier to safety under a hail of rifle fire.

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Victorio Victory The acts of valor could not snatch victory from Victorio that day. The Apache leader was audacity personified in his ardent desires to keep Ojo Caliente his home. His successful tactics continue to be studied by contemporary U.S. military academicians and university historians as far away as England. Despite being trailed through New Mexico and Texas by the U.S. Army, the Apache paladin was never captured. In the end, hundreds of soldiers and citizens died, including Victorio. He was killed by Mexican soldiers in 1880.

A hinge in state history So here I stand in the wilderness on consecrated soil domed by a silverblue New Mexico sky. Beneath me lie the bodies of Navajo and AfricanAmerican men. This remote place is a hinge in New Mexico history, a precinct of an American story and a quiet organic connection to a violent and tragic time. Craig Springer is the co-author of the book, Around Hillsboro, a history of the Sierra County town.

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obří sousedé means good neighbors in the Czech language, and that’s what the Kretek twins—Gertrude and Geraldine—have been for  years. Born in 1929 in Deming to Czechoslovakian parents, Gert and Gerry were the youngest of five children. Though coming from humble circumstances, they went on to graduate from college, get Master’s degrees, and teach in New Mexico public schools for 40 years. They have devoted their lives to being actively involved in community activities and events, and helping friends and neighbors. Their father, Frank, was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States as an indentured worker. Bozena (Bessie) Klecka, their mother, was born to Czech immigrant parents in Texas. Neither Frank nor Bessie had formal schooling; both were self-taught. They moved to Deming in 192. Once settled, they persuaded 4 Czech families in Texas to relocate to Deming, establishing the Czechoslovakian community that thrives in Luna County today. Frank died from tuberculosis in 19 when the twins were four years old. Bessie went on to raise the children under the most difficult of conditions. Gerry recalls, “Mother taught us to work hard and be honest. She told us to learn English, go to church, to have an education, and, most of all, to be loyal to our country.” In 194, the twins attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. For four years they worked in the dining hall, earning 25-cents-an-hour to cover tuition, room and board. Choosing the 4:00 a.m. breakfast shift, they had the remainder of the day to attend classes and activities. Asked why they wanted to attend college, Gertrude replies “To better ourselves.” Geraldine quickly adds, “I‘ll



The Kretek Twins Geraldine and Gertrude tell you why I wanted to go. I didn’t want to work out on the farm. That’s where they sent all the ladies.” Gerry became a Physical Education teacher and coach, while Gert taught grades second through fourth. They began their careers in 1952, retiring in 1992. Asked why they taught for 40 years, they say it was because they loved teaching and were good at what they did. In the 1950s the New Mexico Activities Association chose Geraldine to represent the association in Oklahoma, encouraging girls to become involved in sports. She also traveled throughout New Mexico, urging school superintendents to promote sports for women. In 1992, Gertrude, Geraldine, and their brother, Edward, traveled to Washington, D.C., for two weeks, representing Deming’s Czechoslovakian community for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They demonstrated Czech cooking on the National Mall. “We made kolaches and sauerkraut. We even made klobase there,” Gert says. The women continue to share their legacy by participating in Deming’s annual October Klobase Festival. Staying active, Gerry and Gert play golf, serve on numerous civic boards, sponsor community events, host (and cook for) the annual Old Timer’s Reunion breakfast, and deliver baskets of their homemade preserves to families at Christmas. When asked what they want people to know most about them, the Kretek twins reply, “Say we’re teachers, farmers, ranchers, athletes, and friends to all.”



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September  • Folsom Sixth Annual Capulin Volcano Run Folsom Museum, 55-2-2122

September - • Magdalena 201 SASS NM State Championship Shootout First Street, 55-54-94

September  • Clayton 2nd Annual Mud Bog Union County Fairgrounds, 55-44-1121

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Beware! Scam Targets Cooperative Members Nationwide If you receive a call saying your power will be cut off if you don’t immediately pay your bill over the phone, take caution. That’s one of several scams utility customers from New Mexico and the nation are reporting. Sometimes the scammers are asking the customer to make a payment through a third-party pay system or by obtaining a prepaid debit card. Unfortunately, scare-tactic scams such as this one are fairly common. In addition to threatening to disconnect utility service, scammers may tell you that you have an unpaid credit card or traffic ticket and threaten legal action if you don’t immediately pay. If you get a call like that, hang up then call back the company in question using the phone number from your bill (not the one the scammer may have provided). In almost every case like this, fraud experts say you should always be the one to initiate a call where you need to give out personal information. Remember it’s your money, it’s your identity—ask questions and stay alert. Never give your credit card number or other personal information over the phone without verifying the call. Members should also contact their local co-op to report the incident. By calling the co-op directly, you can talk to a service representative who will confirm your bill and let you know of any problems with your account. Co-ops will not call or e-mail you for your account number or password, so keep your account information to yourself. Also, don’t assume you can trust Caller ID to let you know where a caller is located. Because scammers may use Internet calling technology, the area code you see may not reflect where they really are. The number of telephone scams trying to obtain money and personal information from unsuspecting victims is increasing, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Callers pose as representatives of utilities, Medicare, law offices, charities, and even the BBB. In some reported cases, scammers have even shown up at homes, demanding payments. BBB tips to assist you from getting scammed: ✔ Confirm you are speaking to a legitimate company representative. If you have any concerns, hang up and independently find the phone number for the company and call them back.

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Firewise Tips Checklist for Homeowners Wildfire doesn’t have to burn everything in its path. Cleaning your property of debris and maintaining your landscaping are important first steps to help minimize damage and loss. The work you do today can make a difference. Follow these simple action steps now and throughout the year to prepare and help reduce the risk of your home and property becoming fuel for a wildfire: ❐ Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches, and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home. ❐ Remove dead vegetation from under your deck and within 10 feet of the house. ❐ Remove anything stored underneath decks or porches. ❐ Screen or box-in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating. ❐ Remove flammable materials (firewood stacks, propane tanks, dry vegetation) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can catch fire, don’t let it touch your house, deck or porch. ❐ Wildfire can spread to tree tops. If you have trees on your property, prune so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet from the ground. ❐ Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it is brown, cut it down to reduce fire intensity. Dry grass and shrubs are fuel for wildfire. ❐ Don’t let debris and lawn cuttings linger. Dispose of these items quickly to reduce fuel for fire. ❐ Inspect shingles or roof tiles. Replace or repair those that are loose or missing to prevent ember penetration. ❐ Cover exterior attic vents with metal wire mesh no larger than / inch to prevent sparks from entering the home. ❐ Enclose under-eave and soffit vents or screen with metal mesh to prevent ember entry.

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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/Visa. 575-682-2308, 1-800-603-8272. WATER STORAGE TANK 1,600 GALLONS, BLACK plastic. Used very little. Grants, NM Call 505-783-4134, $800. SOLAR SUBMERSIBLE WELL PUMPS. EASY TO install, reliable, and affordable. Pumps and controller carry a two year warranty. Affordable installation is available. For more information visit www. or call 505-429-3093. 2007 40 FT. TANDEM AXLE DUALLY tilt trailer. In new condition. Pictures available. Custom built in Oklahoma by Overbilt Trailer Co. New cost $27,000. Will sell for $19,000. 9,000 lb. winch and rollers built into trailer. Will consider trade for 4WD truck or good bass boat. Retiring. Ditch Witch D3500 with backhoe attachment. 3,800 hrs. New shims and bushings recently installed. In good condition, asking $6,500 or trade for toy. 1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 Sedan. 78K miles in pristine condition. $12,000 or trade for toy. Pictures available. 1993 Chev. S-10 Blazer Tahoe, 112K miles, 4WD. $2,700 or trade for toy. Will consider trade for all the above for Mountain or water front vacation property. E-mail: dennisb@ 920 CASE DIESEL TRACTOR; 2 7 yard dump trucks; 2 (20) F flat bed trailers; 1 gooseneck; 1 pull type; 246 International engine overhauled; 5.9 Cummins diesel engine, 100K miles, transmission and rear end. Chevrolet 350 engine, transmission, and rear end, 15K miles. 505-617-4141 or 505-454-0781.

TRACTOR PARTS: SAVE 15-50% ON QUALITY replacement parts for tractors. Large inventory for 8N and 9N Fords and TO20+TO30 Massey Fergusons. Valley Motor Supply, 1402 E. 2nd, Roswell, NM 88201. 575-622-7450. ROADS!!! WE HAVE PROVEN SOLUTIONS FOR your ongoing problems with your dirt and gravel roads. Our surface drainage systems, once installed, are guaranteed to reduce your need for road maintenance. They will retain the surfacing materials in place, eliminate washouts and erosion, eliminate mud holes, and harvest the road water runoff to increase forage. We employ the principles of surface hydrology in our design and construction of dirt road drainage systems. We also do uplands arroyo/gully erosion control, stream channel stabilization/restoration, wetland restoration, and irrigation diversions. We are a licensed and insured New Mexico General Contractor providing services statewide to public and private entities. References and resume available on request. Rangeland Hands, Inc. Website:; E-mail:; Call 505-470-3542 or 505-455-0012. WATER TANK: 10, 000 GALLON GALVANIZED steel, potable, clean with manway. Suitable for subdivision, livestock, etc. $6,000. Will deliver. 575-756-4100. 6 INCH OIL LUBE TURBINE IRRIGATION pump, 1¼ inch shaft, 7 stages 10 inch bowls, 260 feet total. Good shape, $3,500, near Hobbs, call 432-758-3420 or 432-209-1241. 10” DELTA CONTRACTOR’S TABLE SAW, EXTENDED top, Biesemeyer fence, mobile base, accessories $450, Delta dust collector $80, wood lathe $20, band saw $80, biscuit cutter $50, 1970s type Troy Built Rototiller, rear tines, Kohler 8 hp engine, adjustable depth, forward, reverse, high and low speed $350. 505-384-5387.

FOR SALE STEEL BUILDING, 80’ X 120’ x 12’, never erected, Magdalena, $25K OBO. Call 575-854-2259. AFFORDABLE SOLAR PUMPS. NEW PVM CENTRIFUGAL or helical rotor pumps. Pump water from well up to 800 feet. Contact Solutions4u at 505-407-6553 or, Tired of cranking up the generator? Call and see if we have a Solution 4U! FOR SALE: 2001 6’8”X16’ FULL TOP tandem axle Travalong Bumper Pull Stock Trailer. Excellent condition. Emery Welding, Clayton, NM, or 575-374-2320. HEAVY DUTY BRAND NEW TANDEM DUAL flatbed trailers: Pierced frame, low profile, torque tube, double jacks, tool box & more. 24,000# GVWR 28´ $8,350, 30´ - $8,500, center pop up & spare included! www.sandiatrailer. com or 1-800-832-0603. Still buying your old, unused horse, stock, flatbed, enclosed trailers. OVERHEAD FEED BINS. 1 TO 4 compartment, 12 to 48 tons. Save $45 to $75 per ton bulk vs. sack feed. Emery Welding, Clayton, NM, www.emerywelding. com or 575-374-2320. TROYBILT CHIPPER/SHREDDER, NOT USED, $400; 3½ cu. ft. elec. cement mixer, $100; engine stand, $25. Call 303-6185460. Taos, NM. TANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS ADVERTISERS! FOR SALE: 2003 GREAT BEND WORK horse, 28 HP diesel, 4 WD tractor, canopy, backhoe, front end loader, 6 ft. box end Gannon blade with rake. Tractor has 208 hours. Great condition. Stored in shop. $12,000 OBO. Call 928-339-4806. FOR SALE: FERGUSON TRACTOR WITH ATTACHMENTS. Call 575-354-2806. Also, Hawaiian guitar for sale.

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SEPTIC TANK PUMPING. CALL MARQUEZ EXCAVATING Septic Pumping & Installation. Tony: 505-690-7582, 505757-2926 or Anthony: 505-913-0619. Serving Pecos, Glorieta, Rowe, Ilfield, and Mora area.

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Livestock Round-Up NEW MEXICO DRINKING WATER STORAGE TANKS, Heavy Duty Black Poly. Fittings customized to your needs NRCS and EQUIP approved. NMwatertanks. com, 1-800-603-8272. Also new Servel propane gas refrigerators, 8 cubic feet. Kitchen or remote cabin. 575-682-2308. BUFFALO MEAT, GRASS-FED, ALL CUTS, USDA inspected. All natural (no hormones, antibiotics, chemicals) low cholesterol, heart-healthy, non-allergic, wholes. Skulls, Hides, By-products, Gift Certificates, 575-278-2316 Tom and Inge Bobek. MINIATURE DONKEYS FOR SALE. LOTS OF fun. E-mail: or call 254-965-7224. USED IRRIGATION PIPE. PVC & ALUMINUM in 6, 8 or 10 inch. Also, used bonnets and connections you might need. Call 505469-6666 for information. MOUNTAIN TOP GOATS FOR SALE. EXCELLENT milkers, bucks, cabrito, 4-H, weed eaters, and pets. Nubians, La Manchas, mini Nubians, mini La Manchas, Nigerian dwarfs, and boer goats. Capitan, 575-354-2846 after 7:00 p.m. IRISH DEXTER “HOUSE” COWS DUAL PURPOSE 1-2 gallons of milk per day, smaller, gentle, sweet, half the food and water. Bulls (red, black, brown) cows and heifers. Call 575-421-2794. AWESOME AND FUN DWARF GOATS FOR sale. Limited time special on Weathers and Bucks. Does also for sale. Call Glen for prices at 505-803-0944. IBEX BOER BUCK, BIG, BEAUTIFUL, EASY to handle, polled - no horns, excellent structure and producer, $250. Weed trimmer, Cabrito kids, $50 and up. Mountain Top goats, Capitan, 575-3542846 after 7:00 p.m. FOR SALE: USED OIL FIELD 1” Sucker Rod, 33 pieces, 25’ long, 825 total feet. Great 4 coral fencing. $650. Near Capitan, NM. Call 575-354-3661.

MINIATURE CATTLE: JERSEY BULL (18 MO.). Red Beltie Bull (mature). Proven. Superior Genetics! Females also. Call 505-384-1101. BRAND FOR SALE: W ON LEFT HIP. Call 575-487-2162, leave message.


AKC BOXER PUPPIES. 15 WEEKS AND getting older, must sell! Papered, shots, tails docked, dewclaws removed, 1 male, $200, 2 females, $275 each. Please call Julie at 575-937-7237.

58 ACRES RENTAL GRAZING, WATER, ELECTRICITY, managed, corral & miles for riding. 6 horses would get 12 weeks, worth of desert grass, $350/mo. 1 hour west of Albuquerque. Call 262-527-2333.

BEAUTIFUL 60’X28’ MANUFACTURED HOME, COMPLETELY FURNISHED, xeriscaped yard, three bedrooms, two baths, handicapped shower and stools, large garden area, fruit trees, carport, on seven lots, $110,000. City water, sewer, garbage, Magdalena, NM. Call 575-854-2679. 5TH WHEEL HITCH FOR SALE: 16.5K Huskey. Fits universal bed rails. Only used five times. Like new. $600 new, asking $450. Call Danny at 505-705-3012.

FLEMING RANCH - 6 BLACK ANGUS bulls for sale. Gentle natured. Bred for low birth weight. Cows out of Hartzog bloodline. Heard bull out of Heartzone Angus. Phone 575-687-2644.

500 GALLON WATER TRAILER WITH 2 inch electrical start pump. 8 16-inch Budd wheels, $1,500. Propane residential refrigerator. Crystal cold nearly new, cost $1,500 will sell for $700. In Socorro 575-835-0999.

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2 BARREL RACING PRINTS, DON GREYTAK, teenager/girl. Numbered, matted, framed. $100 each. E-mail joyful505@ gmail com or call 575-588-7512.

COFFINS: HANDCRAFTED SOLID WOOD FROM $680. Several models suitable for burial or cremation. Statewide delivery available. For a FREE catalog and funeral information booklet, please call 505-286-9410 or visit LIQUID STORAGE TANKS, MANY SIZES/SHAPES IN stock. Agricultural, commercial, industrial, water. FDA specs. or 1-888-999-8265. Discounts to everyone! Delivery available. MURPHY PANEL BED CABINETS. SAVE SPACE and money. www.wallbedsbybergman. com or call 505-286-0856. LOOKING FOR WATER? GIFTED TO FIND underground streams. Reputable dowser, 45 years experience. To God be the glory! Contact Joe Graves at 575-758-3600. In Taos, 75 miles north of Santa Fe. God Bless You. LICENSE HOLDERS FOR UNIT 48. BE scent free and successful, stay at Moleski Camp, LLC. You can shower daily and we’ll do your laundry on-site. Guide yourself or I’ll connect you with local, qualified guides. Also available for Unit 46 one ES and one A authorizations. Don’t beat up your RV trying to take it up in the White’s Peak area. Call Jerry at 575-668-2103. HOMEMADE FOR THE HUNTER’S CAMP. PECOS Pablo Hunter Packs. Capulin, assorted jellies, raw honey, caramel nut rolls, bread, etc. Special bulk order for hungry hunters. Pecos or Santa Fe 505603-2310 STEEL FOR SALE: 14 PIECES - 3x3x16 gauge 24 foot square tubing - $50 each; 21 pieces 3x3x1/4x20’ angle - $45 each; 4 pieces 1&1/2x1&1/2x1/4x20 square tubing $80 each; 7 pieces 10”x2&3/4x3/8(20 lb.)x17’ channel with attachments $100 each; 1 piece 6”x1/4”x21’ round pipe - $225 each; 4 pieces 6x6x17’ “H” beam - $100 each. Phone 575-418-5722.

Roof Over Your Head 4 ACRES FARMLAND. UTILITIES INCLUDE: WELL, septic system, and electricity. Steel metal garage/cement slab. Fenced. Irrigation rights. Fawn fesque grass with alfalfa mix. Contact Lisa, 505699-1137. Property located in San Acacia, NM. Owner financing. GORGEOUS DOUBLEWIDE REPO FOR SALE! BAD/ NO credit? No problem! Owner financing is available. Payments as low as $399/mo. Call Julio now @ 505-9080958 for more info. I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THE Real Estate Contract, Mortgage or Deed of Trust for which you are receiving payments. Please call for fast pricing and quick closing. E-mail: Barbara Baird, 1-800-458-9847. WATER DOWSING AND CONSULTING. 37 YEARS experience, proven success in Lincoln County, will travel, call Elliot Topper, 575-354-2984. HIGH ROLLS, NM. PROPERTY. VIEWS BEYOND Tularosa Basin, perfect climate at approx. 6,500 ft. elevation. 4.9 useable acres, single level three bedroom pristine home, workshop. Randy 575-430-0510. Blue Canyon Realty, 575-682-BLUE. CHAMA VALLEY RUSTIC CAMPING CABIN ON 2.8 acres near Heron Lake. Workshop, tall pines $49,900. WILLOW WAY 11.5 acres with shared well, power at lot, hilltop with 360 degree views, secluded, $69,000. BURNSIDE REALTY 866687-0564, FOR SALE: MORA VALLEY, APPROXIMATELY 20 acres dry land and 15 acres mountains. Serious Inquiries Only. Contact Mike at 505-753-6338.

MANZANO MOUNTAIN RETREAT. 33 ACRES, NICE cabin, 2 bedroom, 1 bath plus 2 cabins 60% complete, Torreon, New Mexico. Good well, $209,000, new loan. 1 hour from Albuquerque and 90 minutes from Santa Fe. Call 505-384-4259. GREAT LOCATION, ACROSS FROM ESPANOLA’S RIO Grande Sun. Historic adobe building upgraded; last used as restaurant, 2,700 square ft. Hardwood floors. Nice business opportunity. Please call Ramos R. Medina @ 505-692-3510. FOR SALE: VIGAS, HOUSE LOGS CUT from standing, dead, dry Spruce. Up to 45 ft. Will custom cut. Forked Cedar posts for ramadas, corn driers and cedar fence posts. Call 575-638-5619. RESERVE, NM. HALF ACRE WITH CABIN. Borders Gila National Forest. Concrete slab, septic system, beautifully landscaped. Electricity and water to property line. Located at end of paved road. $39,000. 575-533-6274. RV/MOBILE HOME PARK. WALKING DISTANCE TO Caballo Lake. Storage units, commercial building and water rights. House with shop and 3 acre water rights. All on 3.6 acres. Plenty of room to grow your business. Asking $325,000. E-mail: or 575-740-9344. TAOS LAND FOR SALE: 1.3 ACRE; 2.0 acre; 3.0 acre with well share, electric. Manufactured housing approved. Seller financing. Monthly payments starting at $329/month. Lower Colonias/ Camino Tortuga. Some is owned by Licensed-New Mexico Real Estate Broker. Call for details. 575-7700831. Mark @ Crossroads Realty, 575-758-3837. 284 ACRE RANCH, MONTICELLO CANYON: 3.8 acres, leveled, irrigated fields. 1,000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bath original adobe home w/electric, phone, well. 20 paved miles from T or C. Must sell. 602-740-3489. SUMNER LAKE, 2+ ACRES WITH MOBILE home, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, appliances, W/D, wood stove, enclosed porch, 40’ patio cover, deck with lake view, fenced, shed, furnished. $58,000. 505-281-1739 or 505-550-5690. ANIMAS CREEK- SHORT DRIVE TO T or C, 9 acres with two wells, house with an old adobe, trees and pasture. Down payment required, owner financing. E-mail or 575-740-9344. FABULOUS VIEWS, PRIVATE SETTING, 10 MINUTES to Espanola. 11.25 ac. with clean, 3 bed, 2 bath double wide in good condition, permanent foundation, private well, septic permitted and storage. Call Lynn 505-927-5936, Keller Williams North Valley 505-753-4878.



21 ACRE LOT IN PYRAMID ESTATES, 10 minutes from Lordsburg, NM, borders BLM with well and electricity. Call 575-534-7707. ESCAPE THE HEAT! MOUNTAIN PROPERTY IN the cool pines of the Sacramento Mountains. Hunting, fishing, swimming, airstrip, ½ acre lot with utilities. $218 month, owner finance. 48 miles to Alamogordo. Don 915-449-1200. UNM STUDENTS WHY RENT WHEN YOU can own for less! Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath condominium completely remodeled, 5 minutes to campus. $6,000 down, $875 month includes tax, insurance, HOA, water and gas. Don 915-449-1200. LIVESTOCK FARM, 7¼ ACRES WITH NEW irrigation well, mobile home, carport, fenced with 15 large pens, hay barn, along the Rio Grande River south of Las Cruces, $235,000. Call 575-434-2221. OCTOBER'S DEADLINE IS NEAR. SEND YOUR payment and classified by September 9th. Make check payable to NMRECA. FARM FOR SALE: 35 MINUTES TO Santa Fe. 509 ft. on Pecos River, apple orchard, irrigation-acequia, 135 ft. well, septic. Remodeled home with sun room, fireplace, new windows, new propane furnace, 2 solar homes, new studio library - all solar. All appliances and furniture for 2 homes and farming tools. Property is in excellent condition. Health issues forces sale, price reduced. Invested $300K, reduced to $237,000. Call 575-421-7000. HOME ON 1 ACRE, $341,000. ENJOY the 360 degrees of mountain views in this 3,904 sq. ft. Beautiful home on 1 acre nestled on the edge of the Brazos Valley in Tierra Amarilla, NM. Steps away from El Campo Lake and minutes away from Heron and El Vado Lakes. 4 bdrm., 3 bath, tankless w/h, 1 garage w/shop, 2 carports. Walking distance to schools. Newly remodeled kitchen with tile floors, new ss appliances & remodeled bathrooms. Property has been REDUCED. E-mail: sagebrush369@ or call 505-320-3679. HOUSE AND 5 PLUS IRRIGATED ACRES, barn and corrals close to Hillsboro, NM. Mature pecan trees, pond (dry right now). Excellent retirement or family home. Kids catch bus in front, school in T or C. Pictures available, $245,000. 2 plus acres, level stream in back, pond with large cottonwood trees, level, beautiful home site. In Hillsboro, NM. Power on-site, shallow water table for well, $60,000. House and small commercial bldg., downtown Hillsboro. Owner financing available. House recently remodeled, large lot backs up to Percha Creek. Large cottonwood trees on lot, $175,000. Will consider SUV or toy for partial down payment. Pictures available. 20% down. E-mail:



FOR SALE: TOWN OF TAOS HOME with city utilities on ½ acre, fruit trees, storage shed, large deck with roof. Two blocks from Albertsons Supermarket. Call 575-751-7251. Serious Inquiries Only. ONE OF NORTHERN NM’S FINEST PROPERTIES. 2,300 sq. ft. home, 3 bay garage, 1,500 sq. ft. woodworking shop. All on 16 acres. To view and get more info go to listings/93407 10 ACRES NEAR VLA DATIL PRISTINE treed. Setting within rural association, spectacular panoramic mountain views, horse privileges, well, phone, electric, outbuildings, $39,999. 928-535-5679. 2009 Jayco travel trailer optional, $13,000. HILLSBORO RV PARK - $85,000 OBO. 11 full hook ups, 1.978 acres. One block behind Hillsboro Post Office. E-mail: or 575-895-3381. 74 ACRES WITH BARN, RUSTIC LIVING quarters, electricity, 2 wells, 2 septic tanks, beautiful views, fenced for livestock, riding ring, $189,000. 1 hour west of Albuquerque off Route 66. 262-527-2333. 30 ACRES GOOD GRAZING VALLEY, BEAUTIFUL view of Mount Taylor, good well, mostly fenced, electricity. 1 hour west of Albuquerque, $68,000. Call 715-985-2812. PIE TOWN: 2,00 SQ. FT. SUPER insulated home, 3 bdrm, 2 bath on 23 acres of pine trees. Quiet, secluded. Decks on front & back, small balcony off loft. $199K. Call 520-624-4324.

Things That Go Vroom! CHRYSLER 2005 PT CRUISER 63,000 MILES, one owner, touring model, stick shift, air, radio/CD, cool vanilla color, excellent condition. 505-384-5387. 1968 FALCON FUTURA SPORT SEDAN, WHITE/ BRONZE, white interior, low miles, 289 V-8, A/T, A/C, P/S. Very clean, zero rust, recent brakes and turbo duals, drive anywhere. $4,900, Tularosa, NM. E-mail:

FOR SALE: JOHNSON OUTBOARD MOTOR, FEW running hours, 6 horsepower. Model #6RL75, long shaft, many accessories with motor. Phone 505-662-9817. FOR SALE: 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE - clean. Two - Japanese 4x4 Mini Trucks. Call 575-849-4033. 1938 PACKARD 1601. REBUILT 8, MANY new parts. 37 parts car disassembled. Beautiful car. $20,000, negotiable. Call 575-376-2568. ‘64 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO REBUILT 283, 4 speed, Rock Crusher, Muncie transmission - Runs good. $8,000 OBO. Call 575-376-2568. 1958 EDSEL 4 DOOR PACER. MILEAGE 90,834 - $2,800 or best offer. Call 575-773-4638. 2002 OLDS INTRIGUE GL, 4D, SILVER, leather heated seats, extras, $4,200. Call 928-587-3807.

Vintage Finds RAILROAD ITEMS WANTED: LANTERNS, LOCKS, KEYS, badges, uniforms, dining car china, etc. Especially seeking items from early New Mexico railroads such as: AT&SF, D&RG, EP&NE, EP&SW, and C&S. Randy Dunson, 575-356-6919. WANTED: NEW MEXICO AUTOMOBILE LICENSE DIRECTORY (“The Zia Book”), and Motor Vehicle Register books, 1900 - 1949. Library discards OK. Paying $75 $100 per volume. Bill Johnston, Box 640, Organ, NM 88052-0640. E-mail: or telephone 575-382-7804. I BUY SPANISH COLONIAL SPURS, STIRRUPS, horse bits with jingles, weapons, etc. Also, old New Mexico handmade/ carved furniture. Call 505-753-9886. FOR SALE: VINTAGE CHAMBERS COOKSTOVE, VINTAGE Roper cookstove, $650. each. Call 575-487-2162, leave message.

1978 CHEVY CAPRICE CLASSIC. A BEAUTIFUL camel/tan classic car with only 77K miles. Runs great, well cared for, $2,500. 505-862-0146.

BUYING OLD STUFF: GAS PUMPS AND parts 1960s 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.

MOTORCYCLE 1982 YAMAHA MAXIM XJ1100J. 1100 cc 4 cylinder engine. 18,000 miles. Owner since 1990. Immaculate condition. Rides and runs perfectly. Has driving lights, custom painted tank and windshield. I have all service records. This is a fast comfortable cruiser. $1,900. E-mail: joncam713@comcast. net or call 575-640-2396.

FOUR SHELF SYSTEM FOR LONG BED Van - 1 each: 12’ section, 8½’ section, 3½’ section, 5’ tall. 16 pc. 7x2 - grids for craft displays, etc. New 225 gallon water tank fits in PU. 3 - blacksmith leg or post vices. 16 ft. flatbed trailer bumper pull. 4 wheel Doctor’s Buggy w/top. 2 - 4 year old ponies. All in good condition. Bob 505-847-2749, Mountainair, NM.

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL LAS VEGAS! Rough Rider Antiques has tables, desks, chairs, lamps, wardrobes, cupboards and bookshelves to fit your budget. Also mirrors, art, dishes, glasses, linens, fabric and colorful kitchenware. The store has gently worn clothing, hats, belts, gloves, handbags, ties and jewelry. There’s more: Flashcards, old readers, sheet music and a cheerleader’s megaphone. Fred Harvey, and railroad items are popular, along with military gear, coins, miniatures, wood boxes and architectural. Nancy has a 1930s “Waterfall” 5-piece bedroom suite and a 1940s “Coronado” dining table and chairs on display. Our vast inventory changes daily. Open Monday through Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 4. 501 Railroad and East Lincoln. 505-454-8063. WANTED: NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATES 1900 - 1958. Paying $100 - $1,000 each. Also buying some New Mexico car plates 1900- 1923. Bill Johnston, Box 640, Organ, NM 88052-0640. E-mail: or telephone 575-382-7804. HAVE ANTIQUES/WOOD FURNITURE YOU WANT MADE like new again. Completely restored, re-glued, new parts made, reveneered. Whatever needs to be done. Also have antiques for sale. Too many to mention. Please call 575-447-0686. WANTED: NEW MEXICO HIGHWAY JOURNAL MAGAZINE, 1923 - 1927. Paying $10 $25 single issues, $400 - $800 bound volumes. Library discards OK. Bill Johnston, Box 640, Organ, NM 880520640. E-mail: or telephone 575-382-7804. PRE-ESTATE SALE: ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Pie Festival Day, September 14 at DanCyn’ Windmill Museum, Hwy. 60, Pie Town, NM. Join the fun. Find a treasure.

When Opportunity Knocks STORAGE UNITS, MCINTOSH, NEW MEXICO. OFFICE and 98 units, 2.25 acres - highway frontage w/room for additional business. Call 505-384-5163. RURAL CONVENIENCE STORE WITH PACKAGE LIQUOR License, living quarters on 1.3 acres with 3 acre foot well. Borders Gila National Forest. FSBO. Call 575-533-6274. MOVE TO THE COUNTRY, WOULD YOU like a small business in a neat little rural community? Approximately 1,250 sq. ft. building with a great location at the intersection of Highway 60 and NM State highway 12 with traffic going to the Gila and Apache National Forests, Phoenix, Tucson, etc. Would make a great gallery, store, or whatever your dream might be. Live one day at a time and be HAPPY. Please call Pie Town Realty at 575-772-2929.

Awesome! Keeping Cool with Sunglasses and Hats! The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship to the United States from France, and was dedicated October , . So for October, draw a wonderful Statue of Liberty. Let's go Turkey for November's topic. Try your hand at some funshaped and colorful Turkeys. Have a gobble of a time!

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 . x . size paper is best. Mail to: Youth Editor,  Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM . Entries must be here by the th of the month before publication. Each published artist receives $ for his or her work.

Kassidie Arellano, Age , Gallina

Janiya Gold, Age , Guadalupita

Kari Baker, Age , Portales

Maleah Baca, Age , Chama

Pepper Henderson, Age , Magdalena

Mikaya Robles, Age , Santa Rosa

Marianna Ruiz, Age , Dexter

Savanna C. Molina, Age , Nambe Pueblo

Rachel Ortega, Age , Las Vegas



September 2013  

September's edition of enchantment.

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