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48” x 36” Acrylic on canvas original “Miss Mable Picks a Pony” by Cheri O’Brien Santa Fe Artist



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“Miss Mabel Picks a Pony” by Cheri O’Brien - Santa Fe/Seattle Original Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 36”

Visit her Santa Fe Studio at 618 Canyon Road

(425) 308-2061


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June / July 2018 VOLUME 4 NUMBER 2 Welcome to Summer in the Mountains Coming Full Circle - Touring the “Enchanted Circle” Calendar of Events - Highlights for June - July, 2018 Summer focus on art, music and more Corridor Rx - Ageless Living / business spotlight Backyard Astronomy / Tales of the Trails Summer Gardening with Millie / Discover Your New Mexico Farmers’ Markets around New Mexico Bits and Bites - 2 eateries in Red River, New Mexico The Corridor Back Page


Editor/Publisher Marc-Paul LaRouche Associate Editor Deborah A. LaRouche UX Designer Jefferson P. LaRouche

Contributors: Doyle Daves Debbie LaRouche Millie McFarland Eric Saltmarsh


Greetings and welcome to Summer. In this issue we explore New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle - an 83 mile loop from Taos to Taos, visiting the town of Taos, the Taos Ski Valley, and the towns and villages of Questa, Red River, Angel Fire and Eagle Nest along the way. With a dry Summer and fires already raging, we bring you options for safe Summer fun and adventure for you and your family.

Regular Hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1 - 5 pm or by appointment * Fun for the Whole Family ! * Tour the Ranch, Meet our Cuddly Alpacas - You May Even Get an Alpaca Kiss! * Check out our Wonderful Hand-Crafted Items and Gifts for Young & Old, Commercially Produced Socks & Apparel, Hand Spun, Dyed Yarns, Fleeces and Spinning Supplies. 66 Jacinto Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508 (Off Hwy 285, just south of Eldorado)

Call Anne at (505) 310-3369 for more information or visit our website: Find us online anytime: w w

Special thanks go out to the businesses and community members who contributed with their sponsorships and helpful information about each place we visited on our own Enchanted Circle adventure. We hope you too will find new options and possibilities to find some new adventures as you head to the mountains to beat the heat this Summer. We wish you Happy Trails! Visit our calendar online anytime to find new postings. Our online calendar often has more information about events and activities: Cheers and salutations, Marc-Paul LaRouche Editor/Publisher – The Corridor Want to contribute suggesstions or a story? Please send any submissions for consideration to or by snail mail to The Corridor - 7 Avenida Vista Grande #252, Santa Fe, NM 87508. Contact us by phone at (505) 438-9600.

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Touring Touring Northern Northern New New Mexico’s Mexico’s Circle Taos - Taos SkiEnchanted Valley - Questa - Red River - Angel Fire -

Taos - Taos Ski Valley - Questa - Red River - Angel Fire - Eagle Nest

NewMexico Mexicohas haslong long been been known as New as The of Enchantment, and and it’s only TheLand Land of Enchantment, it’s fitting that this designated scenic byway only fitting that this designated scenic bebyway called be the called Enchanted Circle. Explore the Enchanted Cirthe 83-mile loop through mountains, cle. Explore the 83-mile loop through valleys, mesavalleys, and National Forest... all mountains, mesa, and national unique to Northern New Mexico. forest… all unique to Northern New

A Truly Enchanting Adventure by Debbie LaRouche


started our weekend trip with a stop in Pilar at the BLM visitor center. There were people rafting, fishing the Rio Grande and a tour van with mountain bikes stopped in the parking lot. Kim, a ranger with the BLM visited with us about the options at Orilla Verde area of Rio Grande Norte Nat Mon. Orilla Verde has a number of campgrounds along the Rio Grande River, nice campsites and flush bathrooms with showers. Large group areas. Stopped in Taos for the Lilac Festival. Lilacs all over town and a nice arts and crafts fair. Visited with a number of artisans from the area. Headed north to Questa, visited the well known small gallery there Art Questa, then off to Red River. Just east of Questa we stopPed at Eagle Rock Lake, a small fishing lake run by the Carson NF. Very nice day use area with picnic tables and benches around the lake. People were fishing, but we didn’t see anyone catch anything! We continued on toward Red River, came across a number of NF campgrounds, stopped to check out Columbine, CG. What an awesome place. Sites were wooded and a creek ran through the middle of the campground.


in Red River, we checked in to our lodging, Hotel

Ryland. After we checked in, we headed to Brandenburg Park in the middle of town to catch the tail end of Bacon and Brews Fest, one of many events put on in this venue in Red River. We arrived after beer sales by the glass ended but since we had a growler with us, the Lost Hiker Brewery from Ruidoso was able to fill our growler. We tried a nice, refreshing Hefeweizen.

After the fest, we drove

around town, and ended up at Anchovies Pizza. I had read about their brisket pizza, we had to try it! Yum. Check our Bits and Bites page (p.15)for a review of the food.

It was getting late, we wanted to check out the campfire at the hotel, a feature every night. There was a family there with kids who were roasting marshmallows, fun time for all. Our room was a 1 bedroom mini suite, with fridge, microwave and coffee. A big tv in living room and smaller in bedroom. All very clean. Nice western décor complete with cowhide rug. Next morning we headed out to Shotgun Willie’s for breakfast. Small place, order at the counter and they call you name. We ordered a chicken fried steak and an order of biscuits and gravy with a side of green chile. Excellent breakfast, next time we will get the brisket breakfast burrito. Outside they had the smoker going, talked with the pit master, he told us about the brisket and sausage they cook. He even gave us a taste

Eagle Rock Fishing Lake located along the route from Questa to Red River photo by Marc-Paul LaRouche

The Enchanted Circle is centered around Wheeler Peak, the highest point in the state. Culture and outdoor recreation are abundant around the Enchanted Circle, so hit the road and get ready to discover what makes this region so spectacular.

of the brisket, which is some of the best we’ve ever tasted.


Red River is a cute and

rustic former mining town. Reminds me of some of the Colorado towns before they got popular. The ski area has a climbing tower, zip line and offers chairlift rides for mountain biking.



stopped by the town museum, not open on Sunday, but had some outdoor mining exhibits and the old school building.

Time to head to Bobcat

Pass and over to Eagle Nest. Beautiful drive over an easy pass. Eagle Nest is a very small town, all decked out with American flags. We stopped by the Gateway Museum, met some wonderful locals. Learned about the history of Eagle Nest Dam and also the area.

Hamburgers, BBQ, and the BEST breakfast in Red River!


Fire is nearby and we stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial SP. Flags set up along the road, the day before their had been a motorcycle ride of veterans that visited the site. Angel Fire is a ski/summer resort with a few places to eat and lots of sports activities. Nice visitor center to get tons of information about the area

OPEN DAILY 7AM-2PM 403 W. Main St., Red River, NM 575-754-6505 Welcome to Red River, NM !

West from Angel Fire is a pass which is a winding and beautiful mountain drive. Once over the pass, we drove through a nice canyon all the way to Taos. A few campgrounds and day use areas along the way, plus a few cabins for rent. We ended up back in Taos for a bit of shopping along Bent St and the Taos Plaza.


Hotel Ryland 505 East Main Street Red River, New Mexico

(575) 754-6444

Hotel Suites

With the historic Main Street right out your door you are bound to find something to do any time of the day. Enjoy your stay while touring Red River on one of our complimentary bicycles or go for a workout at Peak Fitness with your complimentary gym membership. If relaxing is more your style, be sure to check out our landscaped yard and garden area and spend your afternoon unwinding and relaxing in the cool mountain air For outdoor fun, dining and entertainment, we offer gas grills, fire pits, picnic areas, horseshoes, corn hole, yard games, complimentary bicycles, and a swing set.

Gibson Cabins

Penthouse Suite


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Taos - Taos Ski Valley - Questa - Red River - Angel Fire - Eagle Nest

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The perfect balance of

outdoor recreation and relaxation awaits you in the mountain town of Red River.

Red River, New Mex-

ico is a mountain vacation destination for skiers, hikers, bikers, fishermen, and families looking to relax and reconnect in a small town. The area abounds with beautiful trails that follow streams and rivers and have various levels of difficulty for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Red River, as well as surrounding area lakes and streams offer a year-round challenge for fly-fishing enthusiasts looking for a gen-

uine mountain experience. Head from Red River’s Main Street in any direction and access multiple forest trails for jeeps, OHV’s and motorcycles. Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing are popular activities during the winter months. Red River averages over 200 inches of snow each year making it a winter recreation paradise.


River is known throughout the region for the diversity of its special events and live music scene. You can find chuckwagon dinner shows with entertainment by Michael

Martin Murphey during the summer months, an annual songwriter’s festival every January, Larry Joe Taylor’s music festival in August, Annual Bluegrass festival in September, and live music at multiple venues most nights of the week. During the winter months events such as Red River Skijoring, Mardi Gras in the Mountains and Spring Break’s Beach Weeks draw in visitors. The summer event season kicks off with an annual Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally and winds up with an annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend.

Coming into Red River along Main Street photo by Marc-Paul LaRouche

Summer Mountain Tubing

Summer Mountain Tubing photo - Red River Ski Area

Have you ever gone Snow Tubing? It’s a blast! That’s why we installed our Summer Tubing area on our “Baby Blue” hill for more outdoor activities for your family to enjoy. Slide down the hill and take the New Little Blue Surface Lift back up to do it again!! Or ride the longest summer tubing lanes in the country on “Gold Rush Hill” serviced by the Gold Chairlift!

Scenic Chairlift Rides at Red River Ski Area photo by Red River Ski Area The Scenic Chairlift Ride is one of the more relaxing adventures you can have while in Red River. The three seat platinum chair takes you approximately 1,600 vertical feet, up to the Summit. There you will experience stunning views. Ame-

nities at the top include an 18-hole disc golf course, beautiful nature trails available for hiking, and The Tip Restaurant which offers food, beer, and wine. We host live music on the deck most Saturdays during our Music on Top series.

Hidden Treasures Aerial Park at Red River Ski Area photo credit kwkelly123-1464710818171

The Hidden Treasure Aerial Park offers thrilling adventures for the whole family while promoting active and healthy lifestyles. We offer three levels of difficulty with an experience for everyone in the family, The First Level Course (Easiest), the Second Level Course (More Difficult) and the Third Level Course (Most Difficult). There are two zip lines available depending on weight. The First Level zip line is available to all participants, while the Third Level zip line is available to participants weighing at least 50 lbs. The grand finale at the end of the Third Level zip you are able to take the Ultimate Decent, using an assisted belay from the tower to the ground!



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Touring Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Taos - Taos Ski Valley - Questa - Red River - Angel Fire - Eagle Nest

Excerpted from various sources as indicated The Pioneer Flyer Starting at ground level, the two seater ride pulls you backwards 750 feet over the Pioneer Corridor, with a brief pause for viewing. Then gravity takes over and you are released at approximately 35 miles per hour back down to the loading deck, soaring over the fishing ponds from The Face.

Summer Mountain Tubing photo - Red River Ski Area


Little Red Schoolhouse Museum - Red River, NM photo by Marc-Paul LaRouche

Red River Town History The Red River area has a rich history. Ute and Jicarilla Apaches fought and raided nearby pueblos and roamed the area. When explorers, fur trappers and prospectors discovered the area they put River City, as Red River was first called, on the map. Hundreds of gold, silver and copper mines were carved into the mountain with names like

Golden Treasure, Silver King and Black Copper. Red River’s population soared. There were two general mercantiles, a livery stable, two newspapers, a sawmill, blacksmith shop, barber shop, more than a dozen saloons, several hotels and boarding houses, a dance hall and a hospital. There was also a red light district with plenty of gambling and bar room brawls.

Go Kart City & Pit Stop - Red River Google image

Go Kart City and Pit Stop

The Pit Stop offers food such as hand dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes and snow cones. Go Karts: $10 single, $12 double Must be 4’ 8” to drive single & 5’ to drive double 2 year age miniumum for passengers 317 W. Main Street Red River NM

(575) 770-0334

Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Music Festival

Red River Ski & Summer Area August 17 - August 19, 2018 This four day event, “Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights” features live music all weekend with Larry Joe Taylor & Friends, then multiple cook-offs in Brandenburg Park on Saturday, August 19th 2017. Cook-offs include the CASI “Red River Red” cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off. Music venues all over town like the top of the mountain, the Lost Love Saloon, Brandenburg Park, and the historic Motherlode Saloon.



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Art Up presents: The 2nd Annual Angel Fire Studio Tour September 29-30, 2018

“Coming Full Circle”

Touring Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Taos - Taos Ski Valley - Questa - Red River - Angel Fire - Eagle Nest

This tour includes artists in Angel Fire, Black Lake, and Taos Canyon. There will be art for sale, artist workshops, dance classes and music! A map/brochure is available at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, 3407 Mountain View Blvd. in Angel Fire and Visitor Centers in Taos, Santa Fe, and Raton.

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trek to Angel Fire, our alpine town tucked into the Southern Rockies, for many reasons.

world-class climate. To feel the pure air and tune up their senses. To get inspired by the mountain beauty stunning visuals. T h e w i l d e r n e s s and To revitalize their adventures, wildlife soul. To rip down the and wildflowers. The

mountain, play in the pines, or just kick back and soak up the spirit of the place. We invite you to come and find your own reason.

You’ll want to spend the weekend in Angel Fire for two days to complete the tour and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Moreno Valley during fall foliage.

Angel Fire Bike Park is the largest Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains with 2000+ vertical feet, 60+ miles of purpose built lift-served terrain. All day tickets are $49 Angel Fire Bike Park - photo Angel Fire Resort for adult, $39 for youth and seniors, with season passes available. You can rent bikes, helmets, and protective gear. Cool Summer Nights Concert Series - Angel Fire, NM

2018 Cool Summer Nights Concert Series Angel Fire, New Mexico EVERY FRIDAY June 15 - August 31 5-7:30 PM

Angel Fire Bike Park - photo Angel Fire Resort

The Angel Fire Resort Zipline Adventure Tour features 4 ziplines at the top of the mountain, high above the stunning Moreno Valley. Tours typically take two to three hours, and the ziplines vary from 700 to 1,600 feet in length. Between ziplines, you’ll walk along a well-maintained path which allows you to fully enjoy the beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Zipline is only open in the Summer Months.

The Cool Summer Nights Concert Series in Frontier Park will offer a free night of live music from regional acts along with a Kids Zone with giant Jenga, cornhole, face painting and games! Beer from Enchanted Circle Brewing Company and food will be available for purchase.

These tours are sure to get your adrenaline pumping and create memories that will last a lifetime! Tours start between 8am-12pm. Please call 844-218-4107 for availability.

Art and Farmers' Market - Angel Fire, NM

2018 Art + Farmers' Market - Angel Fire, NM EVERY SUNDAY June 17 - September 2 10 am - 2 pm

Angel Fire Zipline - Angel Fire Resort photo credit : mclark_nmaf_0716_1564

The Angel Fire Art + Farmers' Market is every Sunday from 10am-2pm, June 17-September 2, at Frontier Park in the heart of Angel Fire, New Mexico.

HOME ON THE RANGE! Give your family or group a memorable experience, with a horse-drawn wagon ride that leads through the woods or alongside Eagle Nest Lake to a hearty fireside chuckwagon dinner. Or try “roughing it” with a sunset dinner horseback ride and overnight sleep-out under the stars. Feeling more sedate? Carriages for two to 20 people are also available, for a fun ride around Angel Fire or into the Carson National Forest. Call Roadrunner Tours for wagon ride information and pricing at 575-377-6416


Our market is a weekly showcase featuring a diverse selection of local and regional artists, great live music, food artisans & fresh produce. The market provides resources and opportunities to help grow small endeavors and provides a meeting place for a vibrant local community. Commonly found at our market: Fresh regional produce, Hatch Green Chile roasted on the spot Farm fresh eggs, Local meat and dairy products Artisanal breads and baked goods, Raw honey & much more…


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“Coming Full Circle”

Touring Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Taos - Taos Ski Valley - Questa - Red River - Angel Fire - Eagle Nest


Welcome to Eagle Nest, New Mexico

FOUR WHEEL GUIDED TOURS On Privately Owned Comanche Ranch

1 1/2 hour $90 - 2 1/2 hour $135 3 1/2 hour $180

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Eagle Nest Lake

Drive your own UTV / 4x4 on a 4 hour guided tour, approx. 20 mile trail.

Ride the High Country and experience the enchantment of privately owned 8800 acre Comanche Ranch.

Eagle Nest, New Mexico photo - The town of Eagle Nest is centered around activities in and around the lake and surrounding hills and valleys. The Lake is man-made, with water held back by the massive Eagle Nest Dam. The community of Eagle Nest and other interested parties are planning a great celebration in order to honor the 100 year history and the men who built what was then the largest privately-built damn in the U.S. Please see the related story below to learn more about the dam and celebration.

$125 per vehicle. Vehicle rentals available through Red River Mountain Adventures. Call for pricing.

Views of the stunning Sangre de Cristo mountains. Ride through Aspens, Pinion, Ponderosa and Bristlecone pines. Enjoy wildlife on the wide open slopes of theTOURS Moreno Valley. E-TOWN All levels of riders are welcome!

See spectacular views of Eagle Nest Lake and Wheeler Peak. Ascend Baldy Mountain to 10,800 feet. Call to reserve your mine, View deserted Red Bandana RED RIVER MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES off-road adventure miners shacks and adobe homesite.

Call to reserve your guided trail rides or off-road adventure

E-TOWN TOURS (575) 613-3339

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Eagle Nest Dam Centennial Celebration June 30 - July 8, 2018

Eagle Nest Dam < Present Day 2018

Historic Laguna Vista Lodge on US 64, the “main drag” through town photo by Marc-Paul LaRouche The Village known today as Eagle ing towns in the mining boom days. Nest has a wonderful and storied past Both have lots of stories to tell and of gunslingers, ghost towns, gold min- reveal the relics of their past. Home ing and wide-open, peaceful spaces. to less than 300 people year round, The Village has been the crossroads we enjoy several months of skiing of many pioneers and frontier Indians in winter and are located within a for centuries. Both the famed ‘Colfax short drive to Angel Fire, Red River County War’ and Kit Carson’s adven- and Taos Ski areas. When freezing tures have taken place near here and nights give way to the mild days and have been recorded in the pages of cool evenings of spring and summer, Eagle Nest history books. Visit near- the Village population soars like the by Elizabethtown and Virginia City, mountain peaks that surround it. both of which were vibrant and grow-

Summertime things to do in Eagle Nest

There are two state parks in the area of Eagle Nest. Eagle Nest Lake State Park, located on the edge of town, and Cimarron Canyon State Park located along US Hwy 64 just outside of Eagle Nest along the canyon formed by the Cimarron River. Eagle Nest Lake SP allows fishing and camping. Cimarron Canyon SP offers hiking, camping, trout fishing and ample wildlife.

entirely by Frank, with Charles in charge of the entire project . Eagle Nest Dam was completed June 30, 1918, and was the largest privately built dam in the United States at that time. Eagle Nest Dam Centennial Celebration - June 30 thru July 8, 2018 June 30, 2018 (Saturday) 8:30 am Last Chance Dam Tour Enchanted Gateway Museum 580 E. Therma, Eagle Nest, NM Reservations: 505-603-9985 Website: Email: livinghistorymuseum@ gmail. The list goes on and on... visit the website for all the details...

Eagle Nest Lake will host Paddle it!

Baldy Mountain is a popular hiking destination located about 6 miles northeast of Eagle Nest. Baldy is 12,441 feet. Elizabethtown is a ghost town site locted near Eagle Nest. Horseback riding and offroad opportunies can be found here. A large private ranch offers horsback tours and fourwheel guided tours (see ad for ETOWN TOURS above). The Enchanted Circle Gateway Museum &Visitor Center in Eagle Nest is a lovely resource for the local history as well as hosting many events during the year. Visit the website at for upcoming events and information.


Eagle Nest Dam and Lake is a story of our true western heritage, built from a dream of two brothers, Frank and Charles Springer. Early in the beginning of the 20th century, Frank and “Charlie” saw the need to provide a consistent supply of water not only for the surrounding ranches and farms but also for mining and irrigation projects for the surrounding communities. What better way than to corral the water from snowmelt that flowed for eons unchecked out of Moreno Valley that caused periodic disastrous floods. In 1906, the Springers first made application to the Territorial Engineer to build a dam; the approval of which took ten years. Construction on the dam was finally started in 1916, financed

> Under Construction 1918


Presented by the community of Eagle Nest and New Mexico State Parks. July 1, 2018 at Eagle Nest Lake State Park. 7 am to 4 pm. Regular park fees apply. Canoe, Kayak and SUP Event Eagle Nest Lake State Park Information call: 505-603-9985 Website: Email: Pre-registration by phone (recommended) 505-603-9985 or Museum Walk-in. Registration begins Friday, June 29 at Gateway Museum from 10am- 4pm and Saturday, June 30 at Gateway Museum 10am- 4pm. Fee $20 includes “Paddle It” logo ball cap.

JUNE / JULY 2018 Highlighted Calendar of Events for June-July 2018

Be sure to check out all of our events at Northern NM/Enchanted Circle Ongoing Sunday 9am-3pm - KTAOS Trash & Treasures Flea Market - KTAOS Solar Center, 9 State Road 150, Taos Tuesday Times Vary - Tuesdays at the Pond Summer Entertainment Ashley Pond, 300 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos. Wednesday 6-9pm - Movies on the Green - Kit Carson Park 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos Wednesday 8-10 pm - Movies In The Parks - Various Locations, Los Alamos. Thursday 6-9pm - Taos Plaza Live - Taos Plaza Friday 5-7pm - Cool Summer Nights Concerts - Frontier Park, 3367 NM 434, Angel Fire Friday 7-10pm - Friday Night Concert Series - Ashley Pond Park, 300 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos Saturday 10:30am-12pm - Free Casting Clinics - Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, 5224 NM-518, Vadito Saturday June 9 & Sunday June 10 9am-4pm - SCOTT Enduro Cup- Angel Fire Resort Bike Park, Angel Fire Saturday June 9 8am-12pm Los Alamos Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap - First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr, Los Alamos Saturday June 9 9am-6pm - Summerfest 2018 - Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, 397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos Sunday June 10 9am-12pm - Los Alamos Master Gardeners Plant Sale - Los Alamos Demonstration Garden, Central & Oppenheimer, Los Alamos Wednesday June 13 8am-4:30pm - San Antonio Feast Day - Taos Pueblo Thursday June 14 11am-1pm - Flag Day Ceremony and Flag Retirement - Vietnam Veterans Memorial SP, 34 Country Road, Angel Fire Friday June 15-Sunday June 17 10am-6pm - Art & Wine Festival Brandenburg Park, Red River Friday June 15-Sunday June 17 - Balloons Over Angel Fire- 3365 Mountain View Blvd, Angel Fire Friday June 15 5-10pm - Summer Music Fest - Plaza de Española, 706

E Bond St, Española Saturday June 16 4-11:30pm Festival Eclectica - Colfax County Airport, 3570 Hwy 434, Angel Fire Thursday June 21 4-8pm - Summer Solstice Festival - Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, 397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos Saturday June 23 & Sunday June 24 2-5pm - Rodeo de Taos - Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 110 Old Talpa Canon Rd, Taos Saturday June 23 7-8pm - Great American Backyard Campout - Juniper Campground Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Sunday June 24 8am-4:30pm San Juan Feast Day - Taos Pueblo Sunday June 24 9am-2:30pm New Mexico Off-Road Series: Pajarito Punishment - Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, 397 Camp May Road, Los Alamos Saturday June 30 - Saturday July 7 - Eagle Nest Dam Centennial Celebration - Gateway Museum, Eagle Nest. Various Events Daily. eagle-nest-dam-centennial-celebration Wednesday July 4 10am-12pm 4th of July Parade and Celebration - Main Street, Red River Wednesday July 4 4-10pm - Independence Day Celebration - Overlook Park, White Rock Wednesday July 4 6-10pm - Eagle Nest Lake Fireworks Celebration!Eagle Nest Lake State Park, Eagle Nest Wednesday July 4-Sunday July 8 Times Vary - Michael Martin Murphey’s American WestFest – Red River Convention Center, Brandenburg Park, 101 W River St, Red River.michaelmartinmurphey. com Saturday July 7 10am-3pm - 6th Annual White Rock Artist Market -White Rock Visitor Center - 115 NM-4, Los Alamos Saturday July 7 12-4pm - 2nd Annual Bacon & Brews Festival Children’s Center & Event Venue, Taos Ski Valley Wednesday July 11- Sunday July 15 Times Vary - Los Alamos Science Festival - Los Alamos. www. Friday July 13 – Sunday July 15 Times Vary - Taos Pueblo Pow Wow - Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Grounds



Saturday July 14 All day - Los Alamos County Horse Show - Brewer Arena, Los Alamos Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 10am-5pm - Lavender in the Valley Festival - Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, Abiquiu. Friday July 20 7-9pm - Shortgrass Music Festival - Cimarron Mercantile, Cimarron Friday July 20 8-11:59pm - 1st Annual Taos Fiesta Music Festival - KTAOS Solar Center and Solar Radio, Taos Wednesday July 25 8am-4:30pm - Santiago Feast Day - Taos Pueblo Thursday July 26 8am-4:30pm Santa Ana Feast Day - Taos Pueblo Saturday July 28 7am-2pm - 44th Los Alamos Triathlon – Walkup Aquatic Center, 2760 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos Friday August 3-Sunday August 5 Times Vary - 6th Annual Red River Dulcimer Festival – Red River Community House, 116 E. Main St, Red River. events/dulcimer-festival Saturday August 4 - Half Marathon & 5K Run, Brandenburg Park, Red River Saturday August 4 10am-3pm 6th Annual White Rock Artist Market -White Rock Visitor Center, 115 NM-4, Los Alamos Saturday August 4 10am-6pm - Habla Tamale Festival - 3407 Mountain View Blvd,Angel Fire, NM Saturday August 11 4-10pm - Annual Mill Dance & Pot Luck Picnic - Cleveland Roller Mill Museum, Cleveland Wednesday August 15- Saturday August 18 Times Vary - Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Music Festival & Cook-offs – Brandenburg Park, 101 W Main St, Red River Friday August 17-Sunday August 19 9am-8pm - Taos Summer Wine Festival - Taos Ski Valley, Taos

Saturday June 9 & Sunday June 10 - Annual Madrid Challenge Softball Tournament - Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark, Madrid Saturday June 9 & Sunday June 10 - Moriarty MX Race Series 2018:Round 3 - Moriarty MX, 38 Martin Rd, Moriarty Saturday June 9 & Sunday June 10 10am-4pm - 15th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm and Studio Tour - Various Locations. Tuesday June 12 6:30-7:30pm Friends of Tijeras Pueblo Lecture Series - Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site, 11776 Highway 337, Tijeras Saturday June 16 10am-3pm - Art In The Park & Ice Cream Social Cerrillos Saturday June 16 4-7pm - Acoustic Blues And Micro Brews – MMAC Center, 101 E Broadway, Mountainair Sunday June 17 All day - 15th Annual Father’s Day Car Show - Rt 66 & Hwy 344, Edgewood Friday June 22 & Saturday 23 8am-5pm - SASS World Championships Cowboy Action Shooting - Founders Ranch, Barton Road, Edgewood Saturday June 23 All Day – Gypsy Fest – Oscar Huber Memorial Ball Park, Madrid Saturday June 23 8am-2pm Summer Flea Market - Turquoise Trail Fire Department, 03 Turquoise Trail Court, Santa Fe. Saturday June 30 10am-6pm Wildlife Festival & Chuckwagon - Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 N. Frontage Road, Edgewood Saturday June 30 2-3pm - The Galisteo Basin & Cerrillos Hills Presentation- Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center, Cerrillos Wednesday July 4 9am-4pm - 4th of July Field of Arts Festival - Edgewood Saturday July 7 4-7pm- First Saturday Gallery Opening - Cerrillos Station, Cerrillos Turquoise Trail/Rt66 Saturday July 14 & Sunday July Saturday June 9 6-10pm - Abo 15 All day - Peaches Memorial CoAstronomy Event - Abo Visitor ed Tournament - Oscar Huber MeCenter, Mountainair morial Ballpark, Madrid Saturday June 9 10am-3pm - Friday July 27 & Saturday July Walkin N Circles Jamboree - Walkin 28 - Music & Arts Festival - WildN Circles Ranch, 198 Weimer Road, life West Nature Park, 87 N. FrontEdgewood age Road, Edgewood

JUNE / JULY 2018 Highlighted Calendar of Events for June-July 2018

Be sure to check out all of our events at Las Vegas/Pecos Saturday June 9 10am-3pm - 14th Annual Luna Community College Car Show - Luna Community College, Las Vegas Saturday June 16 & Sunday June 17 9:30am-3pm - Fort Union Days - Fort Union National Monument, Watrous. Saturday June 20 10:30-11:30am - Forked Lightning Ranch House Open House - Pecos National Historical Park, 1 NM 63, Pecos. Thursday June 21 7-8:30pm Glimpses of the Past Villian or Visionary: A night of Lucien Maxwell - Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center Building, 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas. Saturday June 23 & Sunday June 24 10am-2pm - Cultural Demonstration: Jewelry Making with Caroline Lovato from Kewa Pueblo Pecos NHP, Thursday June 28 All Day - 64th Anniversary of Fort Union National Monument - Fort Union National Monument, Watrous Friday June 29- Wednesday July 4 Times Vary - Fiestas de Las Vegas Celebration - Las Vegas. www. Saturday July 7 & Sunday July 8 10am-5pm - 15th Annual Pendaries Art Show - Pendaries Village & Golf Resort, 31 Lodge Road, Rociada Saturday July 7 & Sunday July 8 10am-2pm – Cultural Demonstration: Pottery with Andrea Fragua from the Pueblo of Jemez – Pecos NHP Saturday July 14 9-10:30pm Night Sky Party - Fort Union National Monument, Watrous Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 10am-2pm – Cultural Demonstration: Turkey feather blankets with Darris Lovato from Kewa Pueblo - Pecos NHP Monday July 16 7-8:30pm Glimpses of the Past Santa Fe: “Me and Billy” with Ralph Estes - Trail Interpretive Center Building, 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas Friday July 27 All Day - 167th Anniversary of Establishment of Fort Union – Fort Union National Monument, Watrous Friday July 27-Sunday July 29 Times Vary – Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally – Las Vegas. http:// Saturday August 4 9am-4pm Places With A Past - Historic Homes and Buildings Tour - Las Vegas Sunday August 5 9:30am-2pm – Feast Day – Pecos National Historical Park, 1 NM 63, Pecos. www. Albuquerque Area Ongoing Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 8 – July 1 7:4510pm - Shakespeare on the Plaza Civic Plaza, 1 2nd St NW, Abq. Saturday 6-10pm - Movies & Music in the Park – Rio Rancho Parks Saturday 7-8:30pm - Saturday Sunset Series - Elena Gallegos Open Space, Abq. parksandrecreation/open-space/ events/summer-series Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 8 -June 30 - Summertime in Old Town - Abq. 7-9pm Friday & Saturday and 1-3pm Sunday Saturday June 9 4-10pm Heights Summerfest - North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Abq Sunday June 10 & Monday June 11 9am-4pm - Demonstration: Dolores Toya of Jemez Pueblo Petroglyph National Monument, Abq. Saturday June 16 8am-3:30pm - Mopar Fest Car Show - Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd SE, Rio Rancho Saturday June 16 9am-2pm Pollination Celebration - Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Abq Sunday June 17 1-9pm - Dia De Los Padres! New Mexico Music Fest - Abq Downs Grandstand, 145 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq. Thursday June 21 9-11am World’s Largest Swim Lesson Rainbow Pool, 301 Southern Blvd, Rio Rancho Friday June 29-Sunday July 1 Hours Vary - Duke City Comic Con - Hotel Albuquerque Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Abq. Wednesday July 4 3-10pm - Freedom 4th - Abq Balloon Fiesta Park Wednesday July 4 5-9pm - Fourth of July Extravaganza - Loma Colorado Park, 735 Loma Colorado Drive NE, Rio Rancho Saturday July 7 and Sunday



July 8 9am-4pm - Demonstration: Josephine Toya of Jemez Pueblo - Petroglyph National Monument, Abq Saturday July 14 1-4pm - Simon Ortiz Poetry Slam - Casa San Ysidro 973 Old Church Rd Corrales Monday July 23 12-3pm - UNM Traditional Health Fair - Duck Pond at UNM, Abq Saturday August 4 12-9pm - New Mexico Hemp Fiesta - Abq Balloon Fiesta Park, Abq Santa Fe Area Ongoing Daily June 7-June 24 - Currents New Media Exhibition - Various Locations, Santa Fe. Sunday 10am-4pm- Railyard Artisan Market - Santa Fe Railyard Park, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe Monday-Friday 9-10am - Santa Fe Opera Backstage Tours - Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Tuesday-Friday 6-9pm - Santa Fe Bandstand Concerts - Santa Fe Plaza & Swan Park, Santa Fe. Wednesday 6-8pm - Music on the Hill Concert Series - St. John’s College 1160 Camino De Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe 3rd Thursday June-August 5-9pm - Vintage Car Club Cruise Night Santa Fe Plaza Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10 - ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Saturday June 9 & Sunday June10 - Nation of Makers Conference – Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe. Saturday June 9 9-11am - Take a Kid Hiking Day - La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site, 674 Paseo Real, Santa Fe Saturday June 9 1-3pm - Archaeology of Pecos: Myth, Mystery, and Cultural Continuity - Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, Eldorado at Santa Fe Saturday June 16 & Sunday June 17 10am-4pm - Herb & Lavender Festival - El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe Saturday June 16 7am-12pm 20th Annual Butterfly Run - Pojoaque Wellness Center, 101 Light-

ning Loop, Santa Fe Saturday June 16 & Sunday June 17 10am-5pm - Santa Fe Studio Tour - Various Locations, Santa Fe. Saturday June 16 7-9:30pm & Sunday June 17 9am-6pm - Ageless Living Conference Weekend & PBS Taping - Lensic Theater, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe Wednesday June 20-Sunday June 24 Times Vary - 69th Rodeo de Santa Fe - Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe. Saturday June 23 & Sunday June 24 10am-5pm - Santa Fe Studio Tour - Various Locations, Santa Fe. Sunday June 24 10am-5pm Southside Summer Wheels - Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir, Santa Fe Saturday June 30 & Sunday July 1 12-6pm - 25th Santa Fe Wine Festival - El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe Saturday June 30 8am-4pm Poeh Summer Arts Market - Poeh Cultural Center, 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe (Pojoaque Pueblo) Wednesday July 4 7am-5pm - Pancakes on the Plaza & Car Show/Arts and Crafts - Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Wednesday July 4 - Santa Fe Fireworks Show - Santa Fe Place, 4250 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe Thursday July 12-Sunday July 15 - Art Santa Fe - Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe. Friday July 13-Sunday July 15 - All day - International Folk Art Market - Museum Hill, 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe Saturday July 14 10am-2pm2018 Healthy Kids Family Fun & Fitness Day - Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe Saturday July 21 & Sunday July 22 10am-4pm - 11th Annual Viva Mexico Fiesta - El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe Saturday July 28 9:30am-12pm Santa Fe Iris Society Iris Rhizome Sale - DeVargas Mall 564 Guadalupe & Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe

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With this issue we continue to highlight music,

the arts and cultural events that will take place throughout New Mexico as the Summer heats up.

Upcoming major cultural events across New Mexico from June into August, 2018 Red River Art & Wine Festival

Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, 2018

Balloons over Angel Fire

Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, 2018

Herb & Lavendar Fair

El Rancho de Golondrinas, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Studio Tour

Wildlife West Nature Park Open 10 am to 6 pm daily

In and around Santa Fe, NM June 16 & 17, June 23 & 24 10 am to 5 pm all 4 days

16th Annual Gypsy Festival (505) 281-7655

Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark, Madrid, NM Music, dancing food and fun Saturday, June 23, 11 am to 7 pm

87 West Frontage Rd., Edgewood, NM 87015

4th of July Field of Arts Festival

Edgewood, NM Wednesday July 4, 9 am - 4 pm

Art Loop Studio Tour

Lincoln County, NM July 6, 7 and 8, 2018 – 10 am – 5 pm each day

3rd Anniversary SALE !

Art Santa Fe 2018 Contemporary Art Show

Santa Fe Convention Center, W. Marcy St, Santa Fe July 12 - 15, 2018

International Folk Art Market

Museum Hill, Santa Fe July 13 - 15, 2018

String Changes, Guitar Set-Ups and Repairs Layaways, Consignments

Silver City Clay Festival

Silver City, NM July 16-21, 2018

Taos Valley Arts Festival

Taos Ski Valley July 21 - 22, 2018

Guitars, Banjos, Ukuleles, Mandolins and more!

Ruidoso Art & Wine Festival Ruidoso, NM July 27-29, 2018

Traditional Spanish Market

Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM July 28 - 29, 2018

Now till July 15 Everything is on sale! Up to 40% off!

Alto Artists’ Studio Tour

Alto, NM August 2, 3 & 4, 2018

97th Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial

2018 Business Excellence Award From the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

Gallup New Mexico August 3 - 12, 2018

Zuni Pueblo ArtWalk - Zuni Pueblo

Saturday, August 11 & Sunday, August 12, 2018

OPEN Mon - Sat 10 am - 6 pm

Questa Studio Tour


Friday, August 18 & Saturday, August 19, 2018


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Santa Fe business celebrates their 3rd anniversary, receives a 2018 Business Excellence Award from the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

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Owners David and Leslie Borrego in a 2017 photo as sponsors of the Platinum Music Awards. The company recently received a 2018 Business Excellence Award from the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. photo - Daniel Quat Photography ADVERTORIAL Here at Borrego’s Guitars and Music Supply we have just completed our third year in business. Our mission has remained the same since I opened my doors on May 28th, 2015: provide Northern New Mexico with an excellent array of guitars, both acoustic and electric. ukuleles, banjos, Mandolins, dulcimers etc. and service everything we sell, professionally and economically. We represent some of the music industry’s most respected products, such as Breedlove hand crafted guitars, ND mandolins, Wasburn guitars, banjos and Mandolins, Alvarez/Yairi and Teton’s fine line of affordable guitars and many other lines.


We are proud to be the only Reverend Electric Guitar dealer in New Mexico who stocks at least ten different models at all times in our shop. This year’s newest addition to our electric guitars line is the the fabulous Tagima electrics! Starting at $199 for Tagima Strats and Teles and $249 for Jazz and P bass copies, the quality defies  reason. If you find that hard to believe stop by and check them out! We have largely increased our accessories and small instruments to better serve the community. Our guitar and bass string selection is second to none in New Mexico, and includes banjo, Mandolin (light and medium), dulcimer, tenor banjo, tenor guitar, violin and more. Pay us a visit, you will not be disappointed.

Borrego’s Guitars and Music Supply is located at 1636 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM (Next to Harbor Freight) Open Mon - Sat 10 am to 6 pm Sundays 11 am to 4 pm

Ageless Living June 16/17, 2018 The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM Ageless Living Conference Weekend  & PBS Taping – Saturday 7pm & Sunday 9am- 6pm. The second of three 2018 inspirational NM Ageless Living Conference & PBS Series.  Wisdom Keepers: David Suzuki, Gay & Katie Hendricks, Thomas Moore, Lee Zoltoff, George & Sedena Cappannelli, Grandmother Flordemayo. AgeNation & Empower New Mexico ​invite you into a journey of discovery and empowerment for all ages! Tickets:  $49-$139 includes both days: (505) 470-6295



JUNE / JULY 2018 Night Skies in June & July

Story and photos by Santa Fe astronomer Eric Saltmarsh

158 bridge st., las vegas, nm 87701 Mon-Sat 10 - 5:30 Check facebook for Sunday and seasonal hours The Milky Way in Sagittarius. Mars is the brightest ‘star’ to the left of center; Saturn is the second brightest ‘star,’ about 2 o’clock from Mars. Santa Fe, NM.

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ANNOUNCING THE “CULTURE HERITAGE CENTER” A center that defines our ongoing efforts but also defines how we share the essence of our misssion by showcasing materials and records of our communities’ relationship with the Santa Fe Trail, Fort Union and the historical period.

A full moon rises behind a windmill. Santa Fe, NM.

While the southwest monsoon season may inhibit viewing during our already shortened nights, our patience will be rewarded by having all five naked eye planets in our evening sky. As June opens, Venus continues to be the brightest object in the evening sky, barring the moon, shining high above the western horizon, after sunset. Jupiter, second only to Venus’ brilliance, dazzles above the southeastern horizon. In early June, Saturn rises shortly after 10pm MDT. The ringed planet reaches opposition with Earth and is, thus, closest to our planet on June 27, rising as the sun sets. Early in July, speedy Mercury makes a brief foray into the evening sky, visible for a short time after sunset in the WNW. It will achieve its highest point above the WNW horizon on July 12, then it will quickly descend into the solar glare. Finally, bright, reddish Mars reaches opposition on July 27. From July 12 until early

August, there will be a one to five minute period each night when all five planets will be visible. The time window is short because Mercury sets at almost the same time Mars rises. If the sky is clear, you have

flat horizons, and you know where to look, you may be able to pull off the feat of seeing all five naked eye planets in the sky at one time. Several of the best nights to try this are July 20 (at 9:14pm MDT), July 21 (at 9:09pm MDT), and July 22 (at 9:04pm MDT). Times are approximate since they will vary based on your viewing location and horizon.

If you try this, I suggest you go out ten minutes early and identify Venus (west), Jupiter (SSW), and Saturn (SSE), then find Mercury low in the WNW. Then, just before Mercury sets, turn your back to Mercury and see if you can immediately find a bright reddish star on the ESE horizon. If you do, you’ve bagged Mars, planet no. 5. Now, quickly scan the sky from ESE to WNW to see Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury in succession. You have to do this right away, before Mercury disappears. Early summer also brings

the Milky Way into the evening sky. By late June, the Milky Way is easily visible just after dark, spanning the sky from the southeast to the northeast. The view improves as the night progresses and the Milky Way spans the zenith.

Here is a summary of night sky events occurring in June and July 2018: June 13: New moon. June 21: Summer solstice. The longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. June 27: The planet Saturn is at opposition and, thus, closest to Earth. June 27: Full moon at 10:54pm MDT. July 12: Mercury is at its highest point in the western sky, after sunset.

The best time to view the

Milky Way is after dark on a moonless night. What looks like a narrow, gray, softly glowing cloud is really millions of stars and interstellar dust within our own galaxy. Strangely, our galaxy is actually named the ‘Milky Way Galaxy.’ The name’s origin comes from ancient Greece, where it was literally the ‘Milky Circle.’

In Greek mythology, the Milky Way was created when the god Hermes held the baby Heracles against the breast of the sleeping Hera, Queen of the Gods. The startled Hera awoke and ripped the baby’s mouth from her breast, spilling milk across the sky. I imagine that if Hermes pulled that stunt today, he’d be in big trouble, despite his godly stature! In Navajo mythology, the Milky Way was created when Black God placed individual stars in the sky, lighting each one and forming patterns or constellations. Coyote, being the trickster that he is, grabbed the remaining, unlit stars and tossed them into the sky, creating a faint band of light. The Navajo people see the Milky Way as the path that spirits follow when they traverse between earth and heaven.

July 12: New moon. July 27: Full moon at 2:22pm MDT. July 27: Mars is at opposition and closest to Earth. July 28: Delta Aquarids meteor shower peaks on the night of July 28 and early morning of July 29. Approximately 10-20 meteors per hour can be seen under ideal conditions. Unfortunately, the waning gibbous moon will interfere with viewing all night.


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New Mexico flag is colorful and strikingly simple - consisting of a red Zia sun symbol centered on a bright yellow field. More than once, the flag has been recognized as exemplary. In 2001, the North American Vexillological Association, a group dedicated to the study of flags, selected the New Mexico flag as the best of any American state, territory or Canadian province. In 2013, a poll of USA Today readers, selected the New Mexico flag as the best in the nation.

Following New Mexico statehood

in 1912, the state had no official flag until 1925. In 1920, urging by the Daughters of the American Revolution led to a contest to design a state flag. The contest was won by Harry Mera, an archaeologist living in Santa Fe and, four years later, Mera’s design was adopted by the state legislature.


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flag’s design, though the essence of simplicity, is evocative of New Mexico’s founding peoples – hispanos and pueblo Indians. The colors, red and yellow, are those of the crests and banners of Hapsburg Spain and the crown of Aragon, brought to the new world by the Spanish conquistadors in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The symmetric sun symbol has four sets of four rays, denoting the four directions, the four seasons, the four stages of life and the four times of day. This symbol has long had sacred meaning to the people of Zia. At times, in some New Mexico schools, following the pledge of allegiance, children have recited the salutation: “I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico and the Zia symbol of perfect friendship of united cultures.”

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Cheri O’Brien Fine Art


618 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument source:

Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico at Brownsville, Texas, the Rio Grande draws from 11 percent of the continental US, with much of that being drought-prone land. That vulnerability is compounded by scores of dams and irrigation diversions, which has left significant portions of the river dry in recent years. In 2001 the river failed to reach the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. In 2002, it happened again.

The Rí­o Grande del Norte Na-

Yet segments of the Rio Grande remain among the most spectacular in America, including two designated National Wild & Scenic River stretches, a pair of National Monuments, and a National Park. After wending its way through some of the top trout waters in southern Colorado, the Rio Grande tumbles into a cavity of sheer-walled canyons carved from the volcanic rock of New Mexico’s Taos Pueblo.

tional Monument is comprised of rugged, wide open plains at an average elevation of 7,000 feet, dotted by volcanic cones, and cut by steep canyons with rivers tucked away in their depths. The Ri­o Grande carves an 800 foot deep gorge through layers of volcanic basalt flows and ash. Among the volcanic cones in the MonuThe box canyons of the Rio Grande ment, Ute Mountain is the highest, del Norte National Monument, reaching to 10,093 feet. dedicated in 2013, offer dramatThe Monument is an important ic wilderness and important bird area for wintering animals, and sanctuary surrounding some of provides a corridor by which wild- the finest whitewater in the West life move between the two moun- for skilled paddlers, establishing an outdoor recreational mecca tain ranges. extends downstream along 74 The unique setting of the Monu- that miles of Wild & Scenic river. ment also provides a wealth of recreational opportunities. Whitewa- It’s a solid 600 miles between rapter rafting, hunting, fishing, hiking, ids until the river reaches its lower mountain biking, and camping are Wild & Scenic designation sursome of the more outstanding ac- rounding Big Bend National Park tivities that can be enjoyed in the along the Texas border with Mexico. Despite being redirected and Monument. sucked dry for hundreds of miles Will Rogers once described the before reaching El Paso, the river Rio Grande as “the only river gets replenished by Mexico’s Rio I know of that is in need of irriConchos just upstream from Big gating,” a prescient observation Bend’s iconic eponymous S-curve considering how fragmented this enough to feed a 191-mile segfabled river has become. At nearment of Wild & Scenic river, esly 1,900 miles, the Rio Grande is tablished in 1978. runner-up only to the combined Missouri-Mississippi system in Towering limestone walls stretchlength within the continental U.S. ing up to 1,500 feet in the park’s Or it would be, if it still flowed the Santa Elena and Mariscal canyons provide much of the scenery length of its channel. amidst a remote, rugged wilderFrom its headwaters in the San ness that extends far beyond Big Juan Range of the Colorado Bend’s 118-mile river boundary. The Orilla Verde Recreation Area is located within the Río Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Río Grande Wild and Scenic River. Nestled along the banks of the Río Grande and within the steep-walled Río Grande Gorge, the campgrounds in this area offer nearby access to the river. The elevation along the river is 6,100 feet

and the steep canyon rises 800 feet from the river to the Gorge rim. Gentle waters with occasional small rapids flow through Orilla Verde, providing an ideal setting for many recreational activities. Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species



The Trowel


Wow! Rain—finally. I

feel like I can breathe. I was beginning to smell dust everywhere.

I so enjoy the moist air and love the birdsong that follows the rain. We are busily planting

and have one entire tomato bed plus five pots of tomatoes and one bed of peppers. Cukes, cabbages and some carrots are also planted. We still have bunching onions to plant as well as a bed of Anasazi shell beans (our favorite), as well as turnips and squash—both summer and an early fall variety of squash.


goal is to finish planting in the next few days so we can finetune the irrigation in the veggie patch. I still have to change some emitters in one or two beds. The mineral content here is so high that some of the drip irrigation (the weeping type and the laser line) get coated with a white mineral residue—and then don’t work well. The drip emitters themselves also tend to get clogged or break off from exposure to the sun. So, in addition to the actual planting and seeding, irrigation repair is in the offing.

I urge you to use all moisture retention avenues you can. I am incorporating moisture granules—P-4—into as many of my plantings

as I can—tomatoes in particular, as they become very big plants. We always use P4 in our landscaping plantings, even the small annual flowers. Moisture granules can be purchased at your local plant nurseries or on line. They expand many times their size and hold water and then slowly release it— ensuring better health for your plants and stretching our precious water supply.

developed, producing tomato plant gnawed through at the base and destroyed. It’s not like the mice eat the tomatoes—I think they may be going after the moisture? In any case, the containers seem to provide some protection.


granules last several years and only a small amount is needed. They are non-toxic and dissolve into their natural components over time.

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of “collars” on tomatoes and peppers:


cut the bottoms off of 32-ounce yogurt containers and put them around plants to keep rodent teeth and cutworms at bay. One of my least favorite things is to find a well

of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbirds, waterfowl, beaver, cougar, ringtail, mule deer, and more. The Río Grande also has attracted humans since prehistoric times. Evidence of ancient peoples is found throughout the Recreation Area in the form of petroglyphs on the rocks and many other types of archaeological sites.

Row cover: We protect

newly seeded beds with fabric row cover. This keeps the birds away and also helps keep moisture in the soil. Some crops, like lettuce, can stay under cover all season. There is a summer weight of row cover that is translucent and very light. You can easily water through it. And there is a heavier weight that can help to extend the gardening season as winter approaches. https://www.gardeners. com/how-to/rowcovers/5111.html


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CONTACT INFORMATION: Phone (575) 758-8851 Email Address Río Grande Gorge Visitor Center NM-68 Peñasco, NM 87553 Latitude/Longitude 36.33572 / -105.73318 Directions The visitor center is located in Pilar, NM, at the intersection of NM 570 and NM 68, 2873 North State Road 68.

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Make the most of fresh greens from your local Farmers’ Market with this tasty and versatile mixed-greens pesto recipe

DIRECTIONS There are two ways to make the pesto, and each results in a different flavor:

The first way is to sauté your ingredients, which

mellows out the flavor of the raw greens: Place about a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan and add your chard and kale, cooking over medium heat until soft (if additional moisture is needed, add some water a tablespoon at a time). Next, add the garlic to soften for a few minutes. Lastly, add the chives and spinach until they are barely wilted. Place your sautéed greens in a food processor or high speed mixer, add your remaining ingredients, and process until smooth. Taste, adjust your salt and pepper if necessary, and add more oil if a thinner sauce is desired.

The second way to make your mixed greens pesto results in a sauce with a brighter, more vibrant bite:

Place all of your roughly chopped ingredients in a

food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste, adjust your salt and pepper if necessary, and add more oil if a thinner sauce is desired. That’s it! Very easy. USES

You might be familiar with the classic pesto sauce

that deliciously tops mounds of pasta and is made with basil, pine nuts, garlic, oliive oil and Parmesan cheese. But pesto doesn’t have to be limited to these ingredients. In fact, pesto can be seen as more a method of preparation than a list of specific ingredients; what you choose to include can be left to your imagination, what you think tastes good, and what’s in season.

A mixed pesto made from greens and herbs is a

perfect match for the seasonal shopping that accompanies the freshest produce found at local farmers’ markets. And using New Mexico pine nuts or pecans, garlic, and cheese means the only ingredient that won’t be local is the olive oil. And, yes, Italians have been known to add chile flakes to their pesto, so even that isn’t out of the realm of delicious possibilities.

For our pesto recipe we went to the farmers’ market in the morning and purchased some fresh spinach, chives, chard, and kale. (Keep an eye out for spigarello, which we predict will be the next kale!) We also used local garlic, a lovely hard cheese from the Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia, and instead of pine nuts we used New Mexico-grown pecans.

For the freshest flavor, make mixed green pesto as soon as you get home from shopping.

When using greens in pesto, deciding the amount

of each green to use is a matter of taste. To help you decide, conduct a simple test. First, take an equal amount of each green and herb and taste them together, chewing thoroughly to make sure the flavors meld. If you feel one flavor overpowers the rest, adjust the percent of the greens and herbs until the taste pleases you. For our pesto, we ended up with 40% chard, 30% spinach, 20% kale, and 10% chives. Here’s our complete recipe: INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound mixed greens and herbs (washed and roughly chopped). We used 40% chard, 30% spinach, 20% kale, and 10% chives - 1/2 cup grated hard cheese (something similar to Parmesan) - 1/4 cup lightly toasted nuts (New Mexico piñon or pecans) - 3 to 4 cloves of garlic - 1/4 cup olive oil - Juice of 1/2 a lemon - Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon of each) Pesto is a fantastic accompaniment to raw carrots, celery, or other vegetables.

What makes mixed greens pesto so great is that it is so versatile. The pesto of course can be served over pasta, but it is also delicious as a baked potato topping, a sandwich spread, and a dip for raw vegetables (it’s especially delicious, and beautiful, with raw carrots). And the sauce is terrific served over grilled chicken, beef, or pork.

Mixed herb pesto is just as tasty on baked potatoes as grilled chicken. © 2018 The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association

Albuquerque Area

Albuquerque Downtown Growers’ Market Saturday 8am-12pm – 8th & Central, Abq. Albuquerque Growers’ Market at Presbyterian Tuesday 7am -12pm – 9521 San Mateo Blvd NE Albuquerque Uptown Growers’ Market Saturday 7am-12pm – 2200 Louisiana Blvd NE, Abq Bernalillo Farmers’ Market Friday June 15-Oct 26 4-7pm 300 Rotary Park Rd, Bernalillo Cedar Crest Farmers’ Market Wednesday 3-6pm – 12183 Hwy 14, Cedar Crest Corrales Growers’ Market Sunday 9am-12pm, Wed July 19-Oct 19 3-6pm 500 Jones Rd & Corrales Rd, Corrales La Familia Growers Market Friday June 29-Oct 19 4:30-7:30pm 100 Isleta Blvd SW, Abq Los Ranchos Growers’ Market Saturday 7am-12pm 6718 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos Mile-Hi Farmers’ Market Sunday June 24-Oct 28 10am-1pm 2000 Alvarado Dr NE, Abq Nob Hill Growers’ Market Thursday 3-6:30pm – 222 Morningside Dr SE, Abq Rail Yards Market Sunday 10am-2pm – 777 1st St SE, Abq South Valley Growers’ Market Saturday 8am-12pm – 3907 Isleta Blvd SW Abq Zia Bernalillo Farmers Market Wednesday 9am-1pm, Saturday 1pm-5pm 335 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo

Northern New Mexico

1st Street Market Saturday June 30-Oct 6 1-4pm 100 S First Street, Raton Dixon Farmers’ Market Wednesday June 20-Oct 17 3:30-6:30pm 275 Hwy 75, Dixon Espanola Farmers’ Market Monday June 11-Oct 29 10am-5pm 1005 N Railroad Ave, Espanola Jemez Springs Community Farmers’ Market Saturday July 7-Oct 6 9am-12pm 30 Jemez Springs Plaza, Jemez Springs Los Alamos Farmers’ Market Thursday 7am-12:30pm 2400 Central Ave, Los Alamos Mora Valley Farmers’ Market Friday July-Oct 3-6:30pm Hwy 518 Main Street, Mora Moreno Valley Farmers’ Market Friday June 15-Sept 7 10am-1pm 540 W. Therma, Eagle Nest Questa Farmers Market Sunday 10am-2pm – Hwy 38 & 522, Questa Taos Farmers’ Market Saturday 8am-12:30pm Taos Plaza, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos Tierra Encantada Farmers’ Market Wednesday & Saturday 7am-sell out Hot Springs Blvd & Mills Ave, Las Vegas Tri-County Farmers’ Market Saturday & Wednesday 8am-1pm 6th & University, Las Vegas

Santa Fe Area

El Mercado Del Sur Tuesday July 3-Sept 25 3-6pm 6009 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe Eldorado Farmers’ Market Friday May 18-Oct 12 3:30-6:30pm 7 Caliente Road, Santa Fe Pojoaque Farmers’ & Crafts Market Wednesday May 2-Oct 31 9am-4pm 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Pojoaque Pueblo Santa Fe Farmers’ Market: Railyard Saturday & Tuesday 7am-1pm, Wednesday July 4Sept 26 3-6pm – 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe

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JUNE / JULY 2018


Anchovies Pizzeria in Red River, NM - your drinks (no beer or wine) and seat Anchovies Pizzeria - Red River While on a weekend away from yourself kind of place. The restaurant Santa Fe, we spent the night in Red was very clean and as we waited for River. An old mining town now ski our Big Mountain “za”, we watched and summer resort. Craving pizza many people come in for take out. we headed to Anchovies Pizzeria on One young man, about 10 years old, High Street. During research for this was almost jumping out of his skin to trip, we had learned about Anchovies get his pizza. The staff delivered our Pizza and their Big Mountain Brisket pizza and we were in awe. Pizza. Normally we try out new pizza places with our favorite toppings, The first bite was heaven, an incredsausage, onion and green chile with ible mixture of smoky, tart, spicy and cheese and red sauce, but this pizza sweet. Probably one of the best pizsounded too good to pass up. za’s we’ve ever tasted. The crust was medium thick and was excellent, with The Big Mountain Brisket Pizza has what I think was oregano added. home cooked brisket (cooked in the pizza oven for 12 hours) mozzarella, The menu included many other specaramelized red onions, pineapple, cialty pizzas as well as calzones, salgreen chile and barbeque sauce. Not ads and their “Holy Cannoli” desert. a combination we’ve ever tried. We are now trying to figure out ways to get to Red River to have another This small, family run place is an Big Mountain Brisket Pizza oh and order at the counter, serve yourself our favorite toppings pizza as well!

Shotgun Willie’s Red River, NM

Shotgun Willie’s - Red River, New Mexico

Morning requires a good morning meal so this trip we headed to Shotgun Willie’s Café. Limited seating inside plus an outdoor patio. Meals are served in togo containers. Order at the counter and pick up there as well. We ordered Chicken Fried Steak & egg (no poached available) with gravy and an order of Biscuits and Gravy with a side of green chile. Coffee was hot and self serve as well as water. Napkins and cutlery were from a dispenser in the dining area. Both of our orders were ex-

cellent. The gravy was groovy and excellent, biscuits were fluffy and tasty and the added green chile spiced the dish up. The chicken fried steak was flavorful and one of the best we’ve had in a long time. The café is known for their burritos, especially the brisket breakfast burrito. The teen boys at the next table were amazed and we wondered how they could finish their huge burritos (oh yeah . . . teen boys have hollow legs).

After we finished and left Shotgun Willie’s we noticed the smoker outside

with the pit master checking on the smoked brisket and sausage. We visited with him a bit. They use oak and pecan to smoke the flavorful brisket. Our next trip will include a lunch to enjoy the brisket and other barbeque items.




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