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Southwest New Mexico The Land The Art and The People!

WNMU & Gila Regional Medical Center Anchoring and Serving the Community

Power of the Press Robin Martin and Quality New Mexico Journalism

Champions Lordsburg Sports & WNMU Golf Shine

Deming Wine Country Luna Rossa, NM Vineyards & Adobe Deli


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Lee’s Rite Way Market, Thatcher AZ

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18 Advanced Veterinary Care When it comes to loving, dedicated, and professional care for beloved pets, Drs. Shelby and Britton Bradberry are at the top of the regional veterinary profession.

27 The NAN Ranch Equally famous for its notable past, gorgeous surroundings, and careful devotion to visitor comfort, NAN Ranch is the perfect place for an unmatched New Mexico experience.

32 Texas Longhorn Herd These huge-horned cattle are not only big, beautiful, and beloved by their owners, the Reed family: They embody a genetic heritage that extends back for centuries.

37 Luna Rossa Winery At their Deming winery and tasting room and their sister restaurant in Las Cruces, Sylvia and Paolo D'Andrea prove that quality brings both satisfaction and success.

42 Three Championship Coaches There's nothing better than winning strong, except learning how to do so graciously and generously. That's the lesson instilled by these dedicated sports professionals in Lordsburg.

46 Robin Martin The Power of the Press Print journalism is in Robin McKinney Martin's blood, and it shows in the superb work that characterizes her northern New Mexico newspapers and their award-winning reporting.

What’s New?

14 WNMU A storied university, WNMU is deeply rooted in the greater regional community. 16 Terrazas Funeral Chapels

photo by Jay Hemphill

photo by Jay Hemphill

10 Edward Jones

Words of wisdom for women entrepreneurs.


Mimbres Connection Borderlands

26 Narrie Toole 8 Dr. Joyce Troxler An artist with a deep A medical professional connection to the committed to the highest qualMimbres Valley and the ity of care for the entire family. beauties of New Mexico.

Great Outdoors 64 The Catwalk Reopens

Steeped in history, this impressive landmark opens up a world of New Mexico enchantment.

Talk the Town 35 Spirit of Aloha!

26 New Mexico Vineyards

Spirited commitment to a deSylvia and Paolo D'Andrea's lightful Hawaiian islands goal. professionalism and care make Luna Rossa Winery and its 52 Stolen de Kooning Found companion restaurant in Las An instinct for the beautiful, Cruces enticing destinations. and some keen eyes, discover a lost world-class 40 Adobe Deli masterpiece. Excellent food, welcoming ambiance, and strong family pride are characteristic of this beloved culinary destination.

A tradition of service to families in their time of greatest need.

60 Mountain Bike Team Touring the New Mexico terrain from plains to mountains.

Area Attractions 62 Parks, Monuments & Trails A guide to the area's many alluring outdoor opportunities.

Many proud achievements mark this historic game's celebrated history in Silver City. 61 Smokey Joe’s From tobacco products to medical cannabis, this is your go-to place.

Health & Wellness 67 Gila Regional Gila Regional Medical Center faithfully serves the people of southwestern New Mexico.

And More...

Silver City Care Center Comprehensive and compassionate care is SCCC's enduring motto. photo by Jay Scott


Providing meaningful arts opportunities for all is MRAC's goal, plan, and passion. A beloved museum marks a half-century of service.

24 WNMU Golf



58 Silver City Museum’s 50th

22 Tiny Train Depot Tiny yet mighty trains are wonderful new sights at Old Hurley Store.

9 About the Cover 12 Contributors 63 Area Map 72 Local Maps 73 Index of Advertisers with Map Locations

photo by Jesse Ochoa

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photo by Jesse Ochoa


70 HMS A new and much-anticipated pharmacy has opened at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic.


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Introducing our new

FAMILY PRACTICE Quality healthcare for the entire family. Our new Family Practice Physicain is qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages– from newborns to seniors.

FAMILY MEDICINE • Wellness exams from newborn to geriatric

• Illness/injury care for all age groups

• Ongoing care of chronic problemsincluding pediatrics

• Immunizations

• Treatment of complex and long-term medical conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure in young and old • Routine care for women, including Pap smears, pelvic and breast exams • Referrals to specialists

• Laboratory Services • Nutrition and dietary care • Patient Care Coordination including education, resources and other specialists • Physical exams for sports, school and summer camp for patients, even special needs

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Payment Plans Available

Medicare, Medicaid and Most Insurances Accepted

Sliding Fee Scale

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Accepting New Patients

Quality healthcare FOR ALL AGES GYNECOLOGY Annual Examinations STD Screening

Problems Related to Menustration and Bleeding with Fibroids

Treatment of Abdomino/Pelvic Pain All Methods of Contraception Menopause and Perimenopausal Issues • IUD • Nexplanon Management of Abnormal Pap Smears Fertility Issues

Nutrition/Weight Counseling

Urinary Incontinence

In-Office Procedures


Complete care during and after pregnancy and childbirth. Providing "expecting mothers" with the best in prenatal and obstetrical care. We can follow you from low risk to high risk pregnancies and through surgical intervention if necessary.

Complete Obstetrics and Gynecology Care for Women of All Ages.

Our goal is to ensure mother and baby are healthy throughout the entire pregnancy. • Routine OB Care

• High Risk OB Care

• Post Partum Care


A minimally invasive one-time treatment option that can put an end to heavy periods and be performed in your doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

The Only OB/GYN Specialists in the Mining District and Tri-County Area.

Victor A. Nwachuku M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Michelle A. Diaz M.D., F.A.C.O.G

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1618 E. Pine St. • Silver City, NM 88061 OR TOLL FREE




WRITTEN BY CRAIG SMITH I PHOTO BY JESSE OCHOA A new and welcome face has joined Silver City's Cassie Health Center: Dr. Joyce Troxler, M.D., D.A.B.F.M. A family medicine provider, she entered the practice in February and sees patients of all ages, and men as well as women. is marks an expansion on Cassie's original purpose of providing quality obstetrics and gynecology services as Cassie Health Center for Women. It was established in 2001 by Dr. Victor A. Nwachuku, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Troxler attended medical school at East Tennessee State University in her home town of Johnson City. She did her residency work in Asheville, North Carolina. She was inspired to enter the health care profession by her own family circumstances. "My family is from rural communities up in the Appalachian mountains," she said, "and my grandmother had some poor medical outcomes." is inspired her not only to become a doctor, but to practice in non-urban environments. She was assisted by the National Health Service Corps, which provides financial assistance to medical students who commit to practicing in a rural community. "I worked in Silver City prior to starting at Cassie, so I had a number of patients that I was already known to," Troxler explained. "So pretty much from that first day I was busy. Now at the clinic, if patients want to see a family medicine doctor, all they need to do is go down the hall." She had another reason to enter the practice: the opportunity to establish long-term relationships with patients from an early age on into later life. "A reason why I wanted to work with Cassie, is that they do the majority of maternity care in our community. I greatly enjoy working with little ones -- and a baby turns into a toddler, and then to a school age child, and then on and on. It provides a really nice continuity of care. "To me, that's something that's very important. To have people that know you" as patients. But Troxler also provides another vital service: treatment for opioid addiction. e doctor is delighted to work in Silver City not only because she can provide important medical care, but because of its location and amenities. "It's lovely, because it is rural," she said. "e great outdoors is very accessible. I can just walk outside and be outside, and not in a bunch of buildings." Cassie Health Center is at 1618 E. Pine Street. Call 575-388-1561 for more information, or email


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Arlyn Cooley

Staff Accountant

James Edd Hughs Joseph Kellerman Kevin Lenkner Jennifer Olson Kathy-Lyn Allen Pacheco Mike Rowse Craig Smith Abraham Villarreal Contributing Writers

Mark Erickson Brent Hall Jay Hemphill Joseph Kellerman Jesse Ochoa Kathy-Lyn Allen Pacheco Jay Scott Debra Sutton Contributing Photographers

Terri Menges Debra Sutton

William J. PERKINS

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Our Cover Our cover: Red Paint, 36" x 48", oil on linen by Narrie Toole. Featuring Joe Sines, Red Paint Pow Wow coordinator in costume. Photo by Miqui Mendez.

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Women are an integral part of the workforce, but they have had to overcome many obstacles along the way. Of course, challenges still remain, but women’s success in the working world is worth commemorating – which will happen on American Business Women’s Day Sept. 22. Are you a woman considering “setting up shop” on your own? If so, here are five tips to consider: • Balance your goals. It’s possible – perhaps even likely – that your business goals will conflict with your personal financial goals. After all, if you’re purchasing new equipment or services for your business, you’ve got less money – at least for the time being – to put away for your own retirement or your children’s education. Hopefully, your investment in your business will pay off in greater income, but, in any case, you will need to balance your personal and professional goals. • Create a retirement plan. As mentioned above, your ability to contribute to a retirement plan may be affected by the amount you put into your business – but that certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a retirement plan. In fact, for your future financial security, it’s essential that you launch such a plan. Fortunately, small business owners have a choice of plans, including an“owner-only” 401(k), SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA. Although the various plans have different requirements and contribution limits, they all offer tax-deferred earnings, which means your money has the opportunity to grow faster than if it were placed in a vehicle on which you paid taxes every year. (Taxes are

due upon withdrawal, and withdrawals prior to age 59½ may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.) Plus, your contributions to a retirement plan may be tax deductible. • Arrange for “backup.” Virtually all working women are familiar with the conflict between their careers and their roles as caregivers. Women are still more likely than men to drop out of the workforce for an extended period of time to care for young children or elderly parents. And your caregiving responsibilities won’t end just because you are now a business owner. Consequently, you need to have someone you trust available to step in for you when your family obligations call you away from work. • Design a succession plan. When you want to retire, would you like to keep the business in your family? If so, you’ll need to create a succession plan that works for you and whomever you’d like to take control. Such a plan can be complex, so you will need to work with your legal and tax advisors – and you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to work out the details. • Build an emergency fund. Maintaining an adequate cash flow will always be a key task – one that involves your sales, billing cycles, inventory and other elements of your business. One way you can help yourself avoid troubles is to maintain an emergency fund consisting of a few months’ worth of your business expenses. You’ll want to keep this fund in a liquid, low-risk account. Running your own business can be extremely rewarding, but it’s never going to be an easy road. However, with perseverance and careful planning, you can smooth out some of the bumps along the way — and give yourself reason to celebrate American Business Women’s Day. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Copyright © 2017 Edward Jones. All rights reserved. Member SIPC. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

James Edd Hughs, AAMS® Financial Advisor 210 Hwy. 180 W, Suite 100 Silver City, NM 88061 575-534-1221



★★★★★ Yelp 5 Star Rating “Todd is a top notch and honest mechanic. Saved our Silverado and trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. And his dog is pretty awesome too. THANK YOU! Highly recommend.”

Mark Erickson has shot just about everything in his 50-plus years of photographing Silver City. One fabulous memory is photographing the famous golfer Billy Casper when he returned to Grant County to put on the benefit Billy Casper Classic for many years. “Mr. Casper autographed every image as well as caps and golf balls. He was a great fellow,” Mark says.

“Yesterday, Todd called just to check that all work was satisfactory and to thank us for stopping by. Didn't know anyone did that anymore, but it's always nice to know your business is appreciated!” “This shop was a real find in a small town or anywhere else! Unfortunately, our Mercedes SUV had developed a "sputter" on the drive up. The owner, Todd, quickly diagnosed the issue and repaired it. No fuss. No muss. No overcharge!”

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Jay Hemphill Born in the Kansas City area, Jay Hemphill moved to Silver City, NM in 1999 to attend WNMU. He graduated from WNMU with a BFA in photography in 2003. He loves hiking and backpacking in the Gila.

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Mike Rowse Born in Silver City, Mike and wife, Linda, met as students at WNMU. Careers took them around the western US but they returned home in 2001 to run KSCQ radio. Their two daughters worked in the business making it a true family affair. Mike is now with Farm Bureau insurance.

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Light Fare & Live Entertainment Jay Scott moved to Silver City as a teen from the desert of southwest NM and immediately fell in love with the surrounding mountains, forests, and canyons. With a lifelong background in art, including photography, he has a natural artist’s eye and he can see beauty everywhere in anything. He is the owner of Kiss My Glass window cleaning and also enjoys visiting with customers as an ad sales rep for Zia Publishing.



Tues-Fri 11am – 10pm Sat 9am – 10pm Sun 9am – 3pm

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Santa Fean Craig A. Smith is a free-lance writerjournalist specializing in arts, features, and human interest stories. His biography of the founder of The Santa Fe Opera, A Vision of Voices: John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera, was published May 1, 2015 by The University of New Mexico Press.

The Big Ditch Park is just steps away from great dining and shopping. Abe Villarreal is the Director of Communications at Western New Mexico University. A native of Douglas, Arizona, when not on campus, he enjoys writing about his observations on marketing, life, people and American traditions. He lives in Silver City.

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Downtown Silver City has it all! Fall 2017 ZIA MAGAZINE COLLECTION 13


A Place for Community e reasons why Silver City residents and visitors can and should enjoy WNMU offerings and resources are nearly endless... 14

Western W We stern New Mexico University’s U iversity Un t ’s programs and ty facilities f cilities are not just for fa f r students seeking to earn fo degrees. e institution involves community members, and through events and activities, strives to close the gap between campus and the greater Silver City area. WNMU manages Scott Park Golf Course and its on-site Bogey’s Bar and Grill, and operates one of Silver City’s two movie theaters, showing the latest Hollywood films each weekend. e community is invited to many of WNMU’s most exciting events – from art openings and concerts to athletic events and lectures – and is allowed to use the campus fitness center. WRITTEN BY JENNIFER OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY WNMU PHOTOGRAHER JAY HEMPHILL


HE WESTErN INSTITUTE FOr LIFELONG LEArNING (WILL) gives curious townspeople opportunities to get schooled in a variety of topics and go on experiential field trips, thanks to volunteer course facilitators and free use of WNMU’s classrooms and equipment. WNMU’s Outdoor Program, which organizes adventurous trips and rents gear at affordable prices, is open for the public’s use, too. Finally, few people know that WNMU owns and maintains Cornali Field, the town’s only dog park.

WNMU manages Scott Park Golf Course and its on-site Bogey’s Bar and Grill, and operates one of Silver City’s two movie theaters, showing the latest Hollywood films each weekend.


Although the reasons why Silver City residents and visitors can – and should – enjoy WNMU offerings and resources are nearly endless, here are a few ways to take advantage.

RETIREES AND OTHERS e University Golf Course At Scott Park is one of the region’s best-kept secrets. With four sets of tees for golfers with varying skill levels, its challenging 18-hole public course at 6,000 feet above sea level features bentgrass greens and bluegrass fairways. WNMU’s championship golf teams practice and play on this scenic course, welcoming golf enthusiasts from all over the nation onto their greens. Bogey’s Bar and Grill serves up burgers, nachos, and cocktails, which you can enjoy either from the patio overlooking the greens or inside, where a game is always on. For more info, visit

MOVIE LOVERS Light Hall eater runs Hollywood hits each weekend. Learn about the affordable ticket prices and see a schedule at e space is host to globally renowned musicians, artists, lecturers, and dancers, and other campus organizations bring documentary films and educational productions to Light Hall’s screen and stage.

CREATIVE PERSONALITIES WNMU Cultural Affairs not only exposes students to art, culture and music they would not normally have access to, but

also organizes colorful outdoor concerts and festivals, a President’s Chamber Music Series and a Women In e Arts Lecture series, plus numerous other world class events, like the new Fiesta Latina! Learn more at e Expressive Arts Department shines as a beacon in the creative mecca of Silver City. While many of the town’s most inspired artists teach here, other talented souls take classes and craft everything from pottery to sculptures in its studios. e Francis McCray Gallery Of Contemporary Art shows work by professors and students alike, and also houses traveling exhibits that wow the hearts of resident art lovers. WNMU’s music program produces musicians such as those in the Mariachi Plata group that won first place at a national competition this past summer and performs locally several times a year.


with a Mustang ID Card uploaded with a pass. Call 575-538-6139 or visit for details.

THE YOUNG AT HEART In partnership with Western New Mexico University, the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) develops a stimulating schedule of classes and trips for people further along in life than WNMU’s traditional students. Getting involved with WILL is a way to make friends, challenge yourself, and explore creativity while learning and growing. Discover more about WILL at

NATURE LOVERS Whether you like to go backpacking, rafting, horseback riding, or skiing, you can do it with WNMU’s Outdoor Program (OP), which facilitates small group experiences to develop ecological and social literacy among participants. Community members can rent gear – kayaks, mountain bikes, sleeping bags, tents, etc. – from the OP, get certified as Wilderness First responders, or go on memorable excursions. For more information, visit

Many locals stay in shape using WNMU’s fitness center with cardio equipFOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS ment and weights, intramural gym, tennis Cornali Field, the dog park on West and racquetball courts, and swimming Street, now has a designated area for small pool. e fitness facilities, including the dogs as well as a large field for large breeds pool, are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on in which to frolic. e dog park is open daily weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekfrom sunrise to sunset and closed only peridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. odically for maintenance by WNMU staff. Paying community members can get access Fall 2017 ZIA MAGAZINE COLLECTION 15

"Trusted care for the ones you love" – Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services – Pre-Arrangement Funeral & Cremation Plans – Custom Designed Monuments – On-Site Crematory

(Your loved one stays in our caring hands until they are back in yours.)

Serving Families in Grant, Hidalgo, Luna and Catron Counties. Chapels are non-denominational, and can be used to serve all faiths.

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Father Stanley Hall Preserved...

Celebrating 10 years as Terrazas Funeral Chapel in Deming Luis Terrazas is a man of heart, devoted to family, friends, and those who come to his funeral homes in Santa Clara and Deming in their hour of need. His services range from pre-planning funeral arrangements to burials and cremations. He also offers granite, marble, and bronze monument services. All are offered in a spirit of loving community care throughout Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, and Catron counties. WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSE OCHOA

A Silver City native, Terrazas began working at a local funeral home when he was 15. "I grew to like it, and I enjoyed helping people," he said. He graduated from Silver High, attended both New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and Western New Mexico University in Silver City, and took a bachelor's degree in accounting from Western. He went to mortuary school in Dallas, Texas, and worked for a noted funeral director in Fort Worth, Texas. "He taught me a lot in learning the field, and in presentation," Terrazas said of his mentor. "It was a beautiful experience. But it just wasn't home." So he returned to Silver City. "I'm a family man," he said. "My parents live a mile and a half from me. My in-laws live half a mile from me. We see each other almost every day. That's priceless. You can't buy that. And I would say, eight out of 10 times when people come to us (for help), I know the families. It's truly a blessing." Terrazas opened his Santa Clara funeral home in 2005. In 2007, he purchased an old building in Deming, planning to level it and build anew. But it was so steeped in local history he decided to renovate instead. That home opened in 2008, and will celebrate its tenth anniversary in February 2018. "It was called Father Stanley Hall," he said. "I heard story after story of all the people who had experiences there – dances, wedding receptions, baptismal receptions, catechism classes, you name it. I'm glad we were able to preserve it – it's functioned really well." Terrazas and his wife, Mandee, have five children. Luis Jr. will soon be 20. A funeral service intern who works with his father, he will attend mortuary school. Alyssa is studying at NMSU, and assists in the family's monument sales office in Las Cruces. Of his remaining children, Ashley is in high school and Allyson and Abraham are in elementary school. Mandee works at the funeral home office and also assists mortuary staff. "It's really a family business," Terrazas said with pride."And people have been really,really good to us." above: The Father Stanley Hall was used for dances, wedding receptions, baptismal receptions, and catechism classes. s FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.TERRAZASFUNERALCHAPEL.COM SANTA CLARA HOME 575-537-0777 DEMING FUNERAL HOME 575-546-0070



New Clinic Headquarters Opened in June Many of us tend to brush off our own ailments or pains: Going to the doctor either doesn't seem necessary, or we feel we don't have time, or we're just plain nervous. But it's almost always a different case for our pets. Let them show any behavior out of the ordinary, or exhibit pain, and we're off with them to the veterinarian's at once. WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH



n Silver City, that often means a trip to Advanced Veterinary Care and the professional and affectionate services of Dr. Britton Bradberry and his wife, Dr. Shelby Bradberry. e couple has been in business here for three years, and their practice is growing rapidly. AVC services include small animal preventative care, dental and oral surgery care, and senior care; large animal services; boarding services; equine dentistry; and equine lameness diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Britton is a native of Cliff, New Mexico. He took his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University at Fort Collins in 2011. Dr. Shelby, born in Texas, grew up in Deming, New Mexico. She also studied at Colorado State University, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010. ey first met in 2005, when The new headquarters of both were assistants to Dr. Ulysses ADVANCED VETERINARY McElyea, Jr., at Alta Vista Animal CARE were photographed by JESSE OCHOA at 3:00 pm on Clinic in Las Cruces. After receiving August 16, 2017. right: Drs. their degrees, Dr. Britton practiced Britton and Shelby Bradberry with Jafar, their 14 year old at a small animal veterinary clinic in rescue and clinic kitty, in one Las Cruces, while Dr. Shelby worked of the examining rooms off the lobby. top right: The new with Dr. McElyea, and then as an facility is located at 212 Hwy. 180 W (at the Little Walnut emergency veterinarian at another Road intersection). Las Cruces site.



Both returned home to Southwest New Mexico to build their practice.

"After practicing in Las Cruces for often request her if their pet has a a few years, we moved here in 2014," growth, because she's good at reading D Dr. Britton explained. "I've always the samples that screen for cancer," w wanted to come back to this area – it's Dr. Britton said. "She is kind of ho home. We also wanted known for detecting ou boys to grow up our cancer early." above, clockwise: The waiting ne family. ere was a near Dr. Britton is a room where patients are gr great opportunity here noted surgeon, and greeted and weighed; ICU is for critical animals as well as to start our own clinic, one of only 22 veteriafter surgery; the operating so we took it. narians in the country room where doctors are "I see all animals: who offer highly speperforming Dr. Britton Bradberry’s specialty TTA-2 d dogs, cats, large anicialized knee surgeries surgery for a Cranial Cruciate m mals, also exotics such for dogs. ese are Ligament rear limb rupture on a Las Cruces patient. as birds, reptiles, and Cranial Cruciate reopposite, top: A patient pair 'p (TTA-2) and Me'pocket pets,'" he said. comes in for a nail trim; the "M dial Luxating Patella "My wife sticks to dogs pharmacy where prescriptions are prepared and recorded. an cats only." Dr. and Correction – difficult Sh Shelby also is highly conditions to treat. He ex experienced in the diagnosis and treattook up the work gladly. m ment of small animal cancer. "Clients "ere was a real need for it," he

Dr. Britton is a noted surgeon, one of only 22 in the United States, specializing in knee surgeries for dogs. Dr. Shelby is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of small animal cancer.



said. "Here in southern New Mexico, and even Arizona, there were a great deal of cases that were being referred out – or more than not, the patient was not receiving the procedures needed." All told, he sees canine patients from Arizona, California, Colorado, and Texas as well as New Mexico. î “e Bradberrys moved their practice into brand-new quarters this past June: a 3,800 square foot hospital that includes an Intensive Care Unit and a separate housing area for felines. Four examination rooms provide ample space, including one room for cats and another devoted to large dogs. A special Comfort room is available for the sad times when a pet must be euthanized. A large animal barn is planned for construction soon. Advanced Veterinary Care is located at 212 Hwy. 180 W, Silver City, NM, 88061. Hours: M-F 8:30-12 and 1:30 to 5:00 s FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.ADVANCEDVETCARENM.COM Office: 575-388-1503 Emergency: 575-538-1117



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Hu Hurley, New Mexico isn’t marked on many maps. Its most mo notable feature was in the form of smoke stacks that came down several years ago. It was a mining town tow that was moving away from its former identity as a community that worked for one purpose. WR WRITTEN BY ABRAHAM VILLARREAL ABR PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY HEMPHILL PHO Today, Don and Becky Spann are bringing the past to the present for the tiny T To comm community of 1,300 residents, and most of it has been transported on tiny trains that aare mesmerizing people of all ages.  e Spanns purchased e Old Hurley Store nearly two years ago. Erected in 1915 1915, the two-story brick building was an art gallery for the last 10 years. It was

originally a community grocery store in the early 20th century. “First I was thinking we could sell antiques,” said Spann of her original intentions for the building. “I then met a lady that was selling aprons in Silver City and she told me that her husband had a train club and needed somewhere to sell his trains.” By the Christmas of 2015, e Old Hurley Store was home to its first model train set and the Silver City Model railroad Club of about 20 members had a new depot to showcase their most prized possessions. “It’s an obsession with them,” said Spann of the members’ enthusiasm for all things trains. “We now house many models worth thousands of dollars.” e Old Hurley Store is now abuzz with the sounds of tiny locomotives making their ways through miniature villages representing different scenes that feel very American. From a mining pit to a classic Christmas neighborhood, they come to life and leave visitors with a sense of awe. “Local school children visit and people come in with our brochures in their back pockets,” said Spann. “ey travel from different towns and even donate old pictures, annuals, and train paraphernalia.” For the Spanns and the members of the Silver City Model railroad Club, having a spot to come together to build and deconstruct model railroads is what life is all about – conversation, laughter, and memories of their childhood, when playing with trains was a way of life. In addition to trains, e Old Hurley Store has become the unofficial museum

for the tight-knit community, a place where visitors can see photos showcasing Hurley events and people throughout the last hundred years. “Bringing this place back to life has really been great for Hurley,” said Spann, who sees other positive changes on the very block of e Old Hurley Store. A restaurant and new store recently opened, and it may just have been a tiny train that brought the sounds and movement needed to move Hurley forward.

The Old Hurley Store’s new owners, Don and Rebecca Spann, welcome Grant County’s model trains and the visitors they bring. top right: Lonnie Nolan, Rebecca Spann, Don Spann, and Don Beem. The Hurley Store is located at 99 Cortez Ave., Hurley, New Mexico 88043. Hours: Tues.Sat. 10am-4pm. 575-912-3192.



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university un un niversity can bring a lot of culture and diversity to the community and Western W stern New We Mexico is no exception. What M W at many people may Wh a not realize is the role that Western ay W stern We New Mexico golf teams have played. In 1997 Kent Beatty took over the reins of both the men’s and women’s golf teams at WNMU. In that time he has guided his teams to 27 ppost season tournaments; eight conference championships; and mentored 12 academic AllAmericans and eight All-Americans; and five PGA professionals. Americ Coach Beatty has drawn heavily from the ranks of the New Mexico junior programs in Coa roswell, r ro swel Socorro, northern New Mexico, and of course our local area. Kristen Kennedy, a Silver City na native, was recently named to the WNMU athletic Hall of Fame after a stellar career as a Mustan Mustang golfer. Buzz Perales, Brendan Shannon, Bobbi Pearson, and Faylyn Beyale headline a long list lis of New Mexico natives to don the purple and gold. In fact, coach Beatty never turns down a New Mexico kid who wants to play at WNMU. If you yo were to look at the rosters over the last 20 years on both the men’s and women’s side you would wo see that coach Beatty looks all over the world for players to attend Western New Mexico. e  United Kingdom, Mexico, Guatemala, South Korea, and New Zealand have all sent players play a ers to Silver City. One of coach Beatty’s principal philosophies is that if they are a good stuay dent, a hard worker, and play golf, he’ll invite them to our hometown. In fact, two of his most successful success golfers in recent years, Callum Hill and Harry Wetton, came to Silver City as walk


WRITTEN BY MIKE ROWSE PHOTOS BY WNMU PHOTOGRAPHER JAY HEMPHILL ons, that is without a scholarship. Both became All-Americans and Callum has won five professional tournaments in five tries. But all of these kids, whether from New Mexico or around the world, have become involved in our community. ey have made lifelong friends in Silver City and have brought part of their culture to our tiny corner of the world. Some of his players, like Martyn Pearson and Faylyn, have made Silver City their home and become one of us. Others have made their homes in Las Cruces or Albuquerque but continue to come back to Silver City frequently. Sometimes we take for granted that a university contributes to the diversity of the community. I invite you to take the time to get to know some of the WNMU golfers.

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Narrie Toole's richly hued oil paintings are vibrant and alluring. Whether she portrays a coyote or an antelope, a bull or a steer, or creates an image of a Native American friend, she molds technique and observation into a telling whole. Toole, who holds an art degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, worked for sixteen years as a professional potter. When she turned to painting in 2004, she immediately found it congenial. "I sketch an image first, then I go over it with a permanent-type marker," she said of her process. "Once that's dry, I decide on an underpainting. If I’m going to work in, say, warm reds and browns, I'll put a bright dark blue underneath. Or under a sky, a pink. at dries. en I come back.

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The NAN Ranch Sited in southwestern New Mexico's beautiful Mimbres Valley, NAN ranch is the notable sum of some very signiďŹ cant parts. WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH

The NAN Ranch headquarters was photographed by JESSE OCHOA at 9:30 am on July 12, 2017. right: Betty Lang and Candy, her Jack Russell-Chihuahua enjoy the gardens surrounding the courtyard pool at the headquarters.



ments that were done back in the cattle raising part of the ranch as well." When the current generation of owners inherited the property, renovating the central hub of ranch buildings seemed like a good idea. e project was complicated in 2012, however, when another branch of the family withdrew from participation. As a result, "We had to figure out how we would bring the ranch to a point where it could pay for itself," Lang said. "None of us were innkeepers of any kind, but we have this wonderful compound of buildings. Two different barns and really extensive corrals. Lots of other special buildings. Two big, beautiful houses. A small cottage, a bunkhouse, a garage with a large apartment over the top. So it seemed like we could upgrade the value of our asset, and create something that was useful, and (that we) could market to other people." And


OrMErLy A HUGE WOrKING FArM AND CATTLE rANCH that began operations in the early 1880s, it long played a pivotal role in the region's thriving economic life. It also takes in a famed historic site of Mogollon culture, which flourished in the area circa

600 to 1140 AD – and which has yielded major treasures of Mimbreno pottery art in archaeological digs. Enriched by the Mimbres river, its 45,000 current acres cover

many square miles and a wide range of terrains and panoramas. And as a still-privately owned ranch that also welcomes guests, it remains very much a family affair. "Our grandparents bought it in 1949," said Elizabeth "Betty" Lang, who with other members of the Burford and Lang families owns and operates the ranch today. "Our grandfather was aggressive about things. He built pipelines to provide water – there are windmills up

Texas, which was a plus. Still, it was a hard


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in historic preservation work in El Paso,

above: The lovingly restored NAN Ranch is sited in the beautiful Mogollon Valley. opposite, from top: A sparkling pool tantalizingly beckons swimmers and sun-worshippers; a venerable acequia cuts across the property, recalling the ranch's farming history; and an original old iron stove suggests many hearty dinners from long ago.

the canyon and wells up the canyon. And there are lots of improve-


Lang and her husband had experience

task – a long four and a half years, Lang acknowledged. But now, in 2017, "We have been seeing the kind of activity that tells us we're going in the right direction. We have discovered that we have a mission of providing refuge from

the city for people, and an opportunity to be in a unique, very special environment – the Mimbres river. "It is an enchanted place," she

stressed. "e abundance of this place is the same now as it ever was. It's a fertile valley; it's reasonably well watered; there's life everywhere. When people come here, they begin to understand how special it is." e NAN ranch's guest accommodations are many and commodious. e rancher's House dates from 1912 and is a fine example of Western Craftsman style. It sleeps six in three

Bunkhouse cabins joined by a sepa-

bedrooms and four to five additional

rated bedroom offer additional lodgings

guests on an enclosed front porch and

for up to six persons. e Lodge is the

sleeping porch. Adjoining the house are

ranch's original cookhouse and fore-

two patio apartments, sited in the orig-

man's quarters, and is ideal for events

inal ranch carriage house.

such as retreats, meetings, weddings,



left: Hike, bike, or ride miles and miles of NAN ranch’s roads and trails. above: NAN Ranch Vacation Rentals provided a perfect setting for David and Lucy Landis of Perryton, Texas while visiting family in Silver City. Lucy (Heald) is a Silver High graduate and David is from Truth or Consequences and Clovis. right: Zinnias, Betty’s grandmother’s favorite, fill the circular entry garden. NAN Ranch is located at 1362 Highway 61, Faywood, New Mexico. s FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.ELRANCHONAN.COM NAN.RANCH@GMAIL.COM 575 288-5368

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aand family gatherings. It also provides

"ey can go where they want to on

aaccommodations for up to 14 bunk

our 45,000 acres," Lang pointed out.

ssleepers as well as standard bedrooms.

"We let them go up and down our

Besides the down-home comforts of

roads, though we don't allow off-road-

tthe main compound, there are the

ing. Hikers can go wherever they

tthousands of acres of the ranch itself to

want – there are some accessible petro-

eexplore. Hiking, bicycling, driving, bird

glyphs for hikers. And just going up the

watching, and archeology walks are w

hill over the river, and seeing this lush

aamong the activities available. Ample

ribbon of valley – that's beautiful.

wildlife roams the area. Hunting can be w aarranged with licensed outfitters.

"To people not used to being away from the city – particularly children –

e NAN ranch's guest accommodations are many and an commodious. e rancher's House dates from 1912 and is a fine example of Western Craftsman style.


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family, to be followed by another extended family's gathering. NAN ranch does not currently run cattle or have a horse operation, though that option remains open for the future, Lang said. A good deal of pasture land is leased, and 22,000 less-than-scenic acres were sold last year. But there remains more than enough beauty, history, comfort, and wide-open space to explore – and learn to love. Fall 2017 ZIA MAGAZINE COLLECTION 31


Texas Longhorns When you see Johnny reed out in the pastures with his fine herd of some 30 head of Texas Longhorn cattle, you see a man with an abiding respect for nature as well as deep affection for animals. He is close to the earth, and he wouldn't have it any other way. WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSE OCHOA

grown to its current size. at includes two calf crops that have been dropped. "We have regular size Longhorns, and we have some miniature Longhorns," Johnny said. "at's a different market, miniature Longhorns. A lot of HOSE qUALITIES ArE FULLy SHArED By HIS WIFE, people want them for yard art, or for LAUrA DAVENPOrT-rEED, AND THEIr CHILDrEN: their kids to show at county fairs." eir straw-bale home in the Mimbres Valley is a center of happy Whether full-size or miniature, activity built around the cattle, his cutting horses, their other aniLonghorns are not petite: an average mals, trail rides, and enjoyment of the beautiful region around the standard steer can be up to 60 inches to Mimbres river. the hip full grown. A miniature bull But the reeds are doubly vocational: Laura is a medical doctor specializing in must be 48 inches or less to the hip; a Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Johnny is a certified Physician Assistant. ey cow, 45 inches or less. "e miniature took their training and degrees at the University of Utah. Longhorns, they're naturally selected. Both are associated with Silver Health Care. He is a full-time hospitalist at Fort Whenever a small calf's born, and it stays Bayard Medical Center in Santa Clara, New Mexico, while she divides her time besmall, you select-breed that to another tween Fort Bayard and a clinic in Silver City. Both have decades of valuable expesmall breed, so it's natural selection." rience providing care and comfort to patients in need. e animals are quite hardy. ey are So where and how did Longhorns come into their lives — and their business, resistant to parasites, and Stick Horse Longhorns, get established? Some years ago, Johnny will graze on growth that was breeding and training performance horses as well as working in Longhorns have many advantages over other cattle breeds, other cattle spurn. ey health care. But, "About the time I had a good crop on the ground, including their general high do well both in arid clithe horse market just dropped," he said. As a result, he left the fertility and calving rate. The cows have larger birth canals mates and in colder breeding business – though he still has nine horses, including a fivethan found in other breeds, northern climes. ey year old mare he recently took to her first cutting competition. and they tend to drop smaller offspring than do other cattle. can go without water "I'd always been interested in Texas Longhorns," he recalled, "and This contributes to their chances longer than other a local rancher and his wife had a Longhorn steer. ey were talking of overall breed survival. breeds, and can also proto me about it a few years ago. ey got me motivated, and I decided cure it from such sources as cacti. to go ahead." e herd began with five cows and a heifer purchased in Texas, and has Texas Longhorns are the result of two strains meeting: the Spanish Longhorns "Longhorns are not petite: an average standard that came to this region in the 17th censteer can be up to 60 inches to the hip full grown." tury with the Spanish colonists, and the




"ey're very docile and they're very intelligent animals. ey're easy to work with." 34

because there is a market for the horns and Longhorn and Shorthorn cattle that later came the hides. with other European, and English, settlers. "A lot of people – like in Santa Fe, for in"ey were actually the main meat market stance – want a Longhorn mount in their ofup until the 1880s or so," Johnny said. But fice. If you have a cow or a steer that goes over there was another big need at the time: for 80 inches (in horn span), you probably could tallow, tallo or animal fat, for candles. Since Longget $2,000 just for the horns. horns horn are leaner than other breeds, they be"I do know of someone came cam much less in demand. Soon their numbers were who had a steer mounted Miniature Longhorns are just that, especially when compared dangerously with horns, and he sold it for low. dang to their full-sized cousins. A $15,000. ey use the legs "ere were some ranchers " miniature bull cannot exceed 48 inches at the hip. A cow and the hooves for coffee tain the th early 20th century who must stand at 45 inches or less bles, and the hides for rugs." wanted want to preserve the Texas at the hip. They are the result of natural selective breeding, not Large and imposing as Longhorn, so they got toLong any form of genetic alteration they are, Longhorns have an gether, and started with herds geth or tampering. equable temperament, around the country," Johnny arou Johnny said. said. "In 1964, they formed a Texas Longhorn "ey're very docile and they're very intelBreeders Association. Now there's at least over Bree ligent animals. ey're easy to work with. My half hal a f a million in the United States." al bull, I can go up and scratch his back while Longhorns are raised today for many purL he's out there grazing, and he's got a six-foot poses. pose "ey have a leaner, healthier beef, so there's wide horn spread. e only thing you've got there a market for that," Johnny said. "Anto watch out for, is if he's swatting at a fly with other market, like I said, is for yard art." In othe his horns!" addition, "ey're still valuable after they die, addi

e animals are quite hardy. ey are resistant to parasites, and will graze on growth that other cattle spurn. ey do well both in arid climates and in colder northern climes.


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ravel is broadening, travel is educational, and travel is fun. And for the class of 2019 at Cobre High School in Bayard, New Mexico, one upcoming trip is a special and highly anticipated goal: A trek to Hawaii from June 10 through June 19, 2019. "New Mexico's high school graduation rates are traditionally quite low," said Judith Morris, Special Education teacher at Cobre. "I am a class sponsor for the class of 2019; and as an incentive, I presented the students with

a proposition of sorts. If they earn their high school diplomas, I will take them on the trip of a lifetime. ey requested Hawaii, and so 'Aloha Spirit' was conceived." Of a current 96 students in the 2019 cadre, 40 students have committed to the journey and paid their deposits. But now comes the next big step: raising the balance of the monies needed to fund the trip. Since fundraising activities have to take place during nonschool hours and off the school campus, that presents something of a challenge – especially since each stu-

dent has to raise $3,000 individually. "All of the Hawaii business began one year ago," Morris said. "Since then, we have hosted a Halloween haunted house, a turkey bingo, a Hurley Pride concession, an All-Star concession, and a golf tournament." In addition, a softball tournament was held in mid-August. Future activities include selling pizza and car wash tickets in the community. A newspaper co-operative advertisement page is being arranged with the Silver City Daily Press.

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When it comes to running a business, Sylvia and Paolo D’Andrea can give plenty of pointers toward success. WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH PHOTOS BY JESSE OCHOA For one thing, the couple are hands-on and deeply involved owners of their Luna Rossa Winery in Deming, and Luna Rossa Winery and Pizzeria in Las Cruces. Besides constantly evaluating the market to note trends and opportunities, they supervise the day-to-day operations themselves. Perhaps even more important, a constant devotion to quality in products, in management, and in customer service is at the heart of their work. e flourishing results speak for themselves. A native of Friuli, Italy, Paolo came to the United States in 1986. He and Sylvia began Luna Rossa , Red Moon in Italian, in 2001. e vineyard produces wine from grapes grown on its own 28 acres in Deming – about 7,000 cases a year. eir products have won many awards, including a 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition gold medal for a 2015 Carmenere. e winery includes a much-visited tasting room as well as offering retail sales of white wines, red wines, and blush wines. e Las Cruces restaurant was started in 2011. e ingredients for its wide-ranging menu rely on authentic Italian products. A wide variety of Luna Rossa wines are served to complement the food offerings, which include specialty hand-stretched, thirteen-inch pizzas. "We use Italian ingredients exclusively," Sylvia said, including San Marzano tomatoes, Trifoglio extra virgin olive oil, and Italian "Caputo tipo 00" flour for pizza dough, bread, and pasta. "We bring in Prosciutto Crudo di San Daniele, which is where my husband comes from," she said. "We went to all the different plants and decided which one we wanted. We also import Parmigiano-Reggiano, Fontina, Pecorino, and Montasio cheese. Our Mozzarella is prepared daily. "Our pizzas are baked in a traditional Italian wood-fired brick oven" using pecan wood, which is ubiquitous in the Las Cruces area. "We make bread from scratch and

bake it in a double deck oven – fresh baguettes, focaccia, yeast breads. We sell sourdough as well. And we have a wide range of desserts including 22 gelatos!" One specialty of the restaurant is a unique offering on Mondays. "We opened in September 2011. e first month before our first year anniversary, we decided every Monday we would offer pizza at $5. at's a full-sized pizza. People say, oh, you must offer a smaller pizza. We don't."

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eSiDeS LunA ROSSA, PAOLO has another interesting string to his bow: He manages grafting operations for new Mexico Vineyards, a 300-acre Deming vineyard with Swiss owners. it is devoted to raising grapes for distribution to winemakers in new Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. e grafting operation helps ensure 38

healthy vine stock, Paolo explained, yielding plants that are resistant to the diseases than can plague vineyards. "ere are two ways to produce plants if

you want to compose a new vine," he said. "e easiest one is just to go in the vineyard, cut a little bit of growth during the winter time, then plant it in the spring. e other way is little bit different. You have to have two different pieces. One is material that you collect from the plants that you have in the vineyard – Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, whatever you have. en the goal is to graft that little piece into another piece of wood, called root stock. "You have a special machine that does a special cut, and you put the two pieces together. You plant that one too in the nursery, you let it grow, and so you create another plant." e resulting plant is more

Producing fine wine isn't just a matter of watching the grapes grow. ere are many steps to the process, including the intricate art of grafting . Paolo D'Andrea knows them all, inside and out.


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Vine grafting was photographed at New Mexico Vineyards by Jesse Ochoa on May 9, 2017. opposite, top: Vine stock and root stock are put together to create new vines. above: The workers who perform the important task of hand-grafting, which produces hardy, disease-resistant vines. Paolo D'Andrea supervises the grafting operation for the Swiss owners of the 300-acre New Mexico Vineyards plantation, as well as overseeing with his wife, Sylvia, their own Luna Rossa Winery operations in Deming and Las Cruces.

resistant to diseases of the vines, such as nematodes (roundworms) and Phylloxera (microscopic insects that prey on the vines). "Phylloxera was one of the diseases that almost wiped out the wine industry in europe in the early 1900s in europe," Paolo noted. "ey saved the great vineyards because they grafted into American root stocks. You change the root stock, you can adapt the plants, so you will be more successful in growing the grape. not only is it resistant to particular diseases; it can adapt to soil that has problems like too much salt, or if it's too sandy. ose are the reasons we graft."

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UCkeD AWAY On Lewis Flats Road southeast of Deming, new Mexico, the steakhouse-and-saloon offers a wideranging menu and a unique ambiance, including an array of fine taxidermy mounts in the entrance hall, a long library wall of books in the lounge, and a pool table in the dining room. Proprietor Van Jacobsen, a native of Long Island, new York, inaugurated the deli in 1978-1979. He has been its presiding genius ever since. "My aunt and uncle

lived down the road, and they said the old schoolhouse was on the auction block," he explained. "So we proceeded to put a bid in and go from there. "It's the same building today, but we've built a banquet hall, we built an observation deck, and an outside catering facility. I have people come in from all over the world. I had people from Germany the other day. A lot of people from england. A lot of people traveling down I-10 hear of us from a family member or business associate who tells them to stop – which is a good recommendation for us."

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e menu is delectable. Steaks are a big item, from Flat Iron Steak to Porterhouse, Ribeye, Filet Mignon, and new York Strip. e restaurant is rightly proud of its signature French Onion soup, aromatic and inviting and rich with cheese. e lunch menu includes a sweeping array of delicatessen sandwiches, as well as burgers, a BBQ sandwich, and another specialty, Reubens. Jacobsen said that the lounge area is not just a place for book browsing: Customers can also enjoy a pre- or post-dinner cigar there, and an array of drinks. "We have a complete wine cellar with about 5,000 bottles of wine. We supply our local winery with the grapes we grow on the property. And we do bottle our own wine." e oxygen bar, currently being remodeled, can provide something unusual. "You can actually breathe 98.9 percent pure oxygen and then pick an aroma," Jacobsen explained. "Let's say you're having a piece of cherry cheesecake, right? So you'd take cherry aroma. You're visualizing: You see the cherry cheesecake. You've got the flavor from the cherries. en you've also got the flavor from the oxygen, which actually brings out the flavor of the food."

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left: Van Jacobsen inaugurated the deli in 1978-1979 and has been its proprietor ever since. above: The Adobe Deli has a complete wine cellar with about 5,000 bottles. The Adobe Deli was photographed by Jesse Ochoa on August 24, 2017. It is located at 3970 Lewis Flats Road SE, Deming, New Mexico 88030. 575-546-0361 s FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.ADOBEDELI.COM


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ere are three men m in Lordsburg who have hav a e much in common, av comm including a strong commitment to teamwork; te insistence on respectful respectfu f l behavior fu behav a ior from av f om those fr tho they work with; and achieving victory cleanly and professionally. All are deeply involved with students student and sports at Lordsburg High h School; S h l allll were bborn and raised in Lordsburg; and all happen to be cousins of each other. Current Athletic Director Louis Baisa coached Lordsburg football for many years. Mike Newell is the school's football coach and baseball coach. DJ Saucedo is basketball coach. All three gentlemen are proud of their young men and teams, win or lose. But in 2016-17, everything was pride: e Mavericks took Class 2A state championships in baseball, boys basketball, and football, and the track team was state runner-up. ings are looking up in Lordsburg! WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH

left: Coaches Mike Newell, DJ Saucedo, and Louis Baisa were photographed with the winning trophies by Jay Scott on September 4, 2017. below: Maverick 2017 Class 2A State Basketball Champions. next page: Maverick 2017 Class 2A State Baseball and Football Champions.




Mike Newell wears triple hats at Lordsburg High School: He is football coach and baseball coach, and also teaches a computer literacy class. at keeps him busy, but he wouldn't have it any other way. And his dedication paid off this past school year, when both football and baseball took first place in state Class 2A. (Boys basketball also took a first place, while track was state runner-up.) "I've been coaching football at the high school since 1998 – that's the sport I came in with – and I've coached baseball since 2002, 2003," the Lordsburg native said. "is is my 19th year here. I went to college at New Mexico State, then I actually went and played baseball for a year in Kansas, then came back home. It was too cold for me in Kansas!" Newell's players devote a lot of time to their sports. "When we start practice to the time we get home from practice, it's about two and a half, three hours. at's on a daily basis. Football (season) is probably 17 weeks long. Baseball isn't as long, because it's a shorter season. It's about eight weeks. It's just as many ours (a day) though. "As far as interacting with the kids, it's kind of unique in my situation, because I know a lot of these kids' parents. I know their mom, or I've taught their older brothers and sisters. Around here, the population

that plays football is the same population that plays basketball, and the same population that plays baseball." What drew Newell into coaching? e answer came quickly. "I think for me, it's number one, giving back to the community that gave me so much. e other aspect of coaching is helping out a kid that may not get that role model figure, that father figure, at home. "Another thing is character building, both football and baseball. I'm always about character. I want these guys to go on to be productive citizens, good citizens."

DJ SAUCEDO e Lordsburg High School Mavericks basketball team won the Class 2A state championship this past year, and coach DJ Saucedo was very happy indeed. Saucedo grew up in Lordsburg; he graduated from the high school in 1992; he has been coaching there since 1999; and bringing his team to a triumph was something special for him. "After we won, I told my kids, since I was 17 years old, I wanted to coach high school basketball and win a state championship for my home town," he said. "Is it hard? Yes. Time consuming? Very. But I love it. I wouldn't trade it for anything." is past school year, for the first practice the second week in November, the varsity players were coming off a challenge: Virtu-

“Around here, the population that plays football is the same population that plays basketball, and the same population that plays baseball."



ally all of them also were still playing football. So to help get and keep ahead, the team put in about 44 hours of extra work during the Christmas break. at included all players having to make 1,000 successful free throws, 1,000 twopointers, and 1,000 three-pointers before school started up again. "at's a little extreme, but these kids, if you don't push them, they get upset at you," the coach explained. e basketball season goes through the second week in March, with participation in track and baseball following right on. Saucedo does not teach an academic subject, but spends all his time coaching basketball and track. (e track team, by the way, was runner-up in the state; football and baseball were first-place winners.) Playing on the basketball team requires a lot of travel: Games elsewhere can be as close as one hour away by bus to four and a half hours. But the players know how to keep themselves motivated. "ey have great work ethic," Saucedo proudly said. "ey're funny. ey keep on their toes the whole time. ey're just great kids. But they've trained themselves that when it's work time, it's work time."

LOUIS BAISA For Louis "Louie" Baisa, encouraging and guiding athletes to win their games is vital. But helping them learn how to be valued members of the community is just as important. "I think how to behave and how to act is the most important thing I've taught them," he said, "in public and when you're

with friends and family. I hope I've been a good role model to them. I'm born and raised here, they're born and raised here . When people know that they're from Lordsburg, I want them to know that they know how to act." Baisa coached football for Lordsburg for many years; he has now returned to his previous role of Athletic Director. "I was Athletic Director from 2001-01 through the 2008-09 school years. I retired from teaching that year, and I was just coaching football. A couple of years ago, they asked me if I wanted to be Athletic Director, and here I am again. "I started coaching as an assistant in 197778, and 1978-79," he explained. "But I wasn't teaching then. Since 1980-81, I've been at this school. In 1979-80 I was in Douglas, AZ, teaching and coaching for a year." In addition to his coaching and program oversight, Baisa taught social studies as well as some physical education classes during his tenure at the high school. He also served as a guidance counselor. Lordsburg's sports teams had an excellent record last year. e Mavericks won the Class 2A state championships in football, boys basketball, and baseball, and were state runner-up in boys track. (Baisa was still head football coach when the wins happened.) It's a set of accomplishments which gives the entire high school pride. Baisa just took a notable honor himself: He was recently inducted into the 2017 New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor - a richly deserved tribute. "It's the biggest award they give, and it was overwhelming," he said.



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Photographed by Jesse Ochoa at The Santa Fe New Mexican on August 9, 2017. Robin McKinney Martin has been involved with New Mexico journalism since her student days, when she would do her homework in the office of her father, New Mexican owner Robert McKinney (inset above left). McKinney was a successful businessman and entrepreneur, a respected ambassador, and devoted to quality journalism.




e Santa Fe New Mexican and Taos News WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH

When it comes to New Mexico journalism, Robin McKinney Martin is a force to be reckoned with. As longtime owner of e Santa Fe New Mexican and e Taos News, she supports quality journalism throughout northern New Mexico, as well as reaching out to a wide audience through a strong online presence.




or Martin, proFessional, consistent news reporting is more than a business. it is a vital public service that she is committed to maintaining, even in today's challenging and changing print media climate. "We're doing pretty well, presence-wise," Martin said. "our print circulation is holding really well compared to other papers. people are looking (at the papers) online. and i have had great editors at both papers." Martin was speaking in her second-floor office at e new Mexican's santa Fe headquarters – a quiet room from which to oversee an operation characterized by tight daily deadlines and constant business concerns. Much of the comfortable, period furniture dates from when her father, robert McKinney (1910-2001), occupied the office during his ownership days. large windows offer views onto the streetscape. photos and mementos certify past successes and current awards, linking yesterday and today. "i like writing, and i like thinking about editorials and that kind of thing," Martin said. "i don't enjoy a lot of the problems that go along with it – like newsprint prices going up, and advertisers going out of business. it's kind of rough and it takes so much time, but that's the way it goes." Certainly Martin's savvy and determination, buttressed by the commitment and hard work of her staffs, continue to keep e New Mexican and e Taos News alive and influential.

The Santa Fe New Mexican's press and production team stands proudly with owner Robin McKinney Martin by the company's Koenig & Bauer Comet press, which is housed in a 65,000 square foot building in south Santa Fe. s FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.SANTAFENEWMEXICAN.COM WWW.TAOSNEWS.COM


A FAMILY PRESENCE robert McKinney bought e New Mexican in 1949. Besides his interest in journalism, which dated from his youth, he was a very successful businessman and a World War ii navy veteran. He also held government positions under five presidents, including ambassador to switzerland in the Kennedy administration. "i used to come here when i was little," Martin recalled. "i remember, one of my


first jobs was cleaning all the cabinets down behind the front desk. We used to come here during Fiestas and use the bathroom and cool off. "i'd come and stay in his office after school and do my homework here. His desk was in front of the window. of course, he'd bring the problems home with him. Fuss at the dinner table. i've done it in front of my kids!" along the way, she said, "i just

learned that it's an important thing to the community to have a strong newspaper." Martin became directly involved in the family business in the latter 1970s, via the weekly Taos News. Her father had inaugurated it in 1959 after a predecessor taos paper ceased publication. When he sold e New Mexican to the Gannett corporation in 1976, "e Taos News went with it," Martin said. "But there

was a clause that after a certain number of years, i could buy it back." in 1978, McKinney sued Gannett, claiming that the editorial and managerial control he had been promised were being thwarted. (He won the suit in 1980 and again became New Mexican owner and publisher in 1987.) Martin was in graduate school at the University of new Mexico in albuquerque at the time, and she got a call

from her father. "He said, 'Do you want it or not?'" Martin recalled. "so i dropped out of business school" and became owner of e Taos News. she assumed control of e New Mexican on her father's death. "When i started, most of the papers (in the state) were locally owned," she recalled. "a lot of the owners were extremely curmudgeonly, independent, sort of difficult people."



e arts magazines Pasatiempo and Tempo make e New Mexican and e Taos News dominant players in northern new Mexico arts coverage. 50

A HISTORIC PRESENCE e New Mexican was the first daily newspaper west of the Mississippi river when it was established in 1847. over its 168-year history, and under various names, the paper has reflected the civic and political views of its owners. it has been printed alternately and sometimes simultaneously in both spanish and english. its historical files have included bound copies going back decades, a capacious collection of microfilmed past issues, and even old copper printing plates dating as far back as the 1860s. e Taos News has an equally interesting historical background. e first printing press west of the Mississippi river was brought to taos in 1835 by padre antonio José Martínez. He used it not only to print books for the schools he supervised: he published the newspaper El Crepusculo de la Libertad, the predecessor of all the taos newspapers that followed it. in-depth reporting has always been one

of the two papers' specialties, Martin said. at e New Mexican, "We have good political coverage, so people all over the state are looking at our websites. We have good indepth stories about a lot of things; we do several investigative stories a month." recent successes in that area, she said, included an article highlighting the fact that santa Fe public schools was considering abolishing the "D" level grade; a pre-presidential election series exploring what effect Donald trump's election could have on new Mexico; and a major study about gas extraction in northwest new Mexico. "at's close to where Georgia o'Keeffe painted 'e Black place', so there's a lot of exploration going on there," Martin said. "and we've done stuff about hydrocarbon exploration around Chaco Canyon." another major environmental piece caused a furor when it revealed that the Department of energy was considering drilling bore holes in eastern and southern new Mexico,

"our job printing is big," Martin said, noting that the site is one of 26 national locations for regional printing of e New York Times – which has recognized e New Mexican as a "top 3 print site" for quality and on-time delivery nation-wide.


as part of a study dealing with nuclear waste well, including Best of Taos, Taos Gallery storage possibilities. Guide, Discover Taos, and Enchanted Homes. Besides investigate stories, e New Mex- e two newspapers also are collaborating ican and e Taos News consistently cover on an annual cultural publication for northlocal news and events in a timely way. ey ern new Mexico, Land Water People Time. maintain an influential editorial presence on e New Mexican's editorial and operaimportant topics ranging from education, tions departments are located at the government, and social issues to business, publication's longtime downtown santa Fe politics, and the environment. roughout offices on east Marcy street. e printing and northern new Mexico, they production facilities are are trusted sources for opinion housed in a separate building Top-flight investigative and information. eir qualin south santa Fe. ere, the reporting, as well as ity achievements have been acpresses print e New Mexiconstant attention to national, regional, and knowledged by scores of can and e Taos News as well local news, are hallstatewide and national awards as doing work for other cusmarks of The Santa over decades. tomers – more than 100 Fe New Mexican and The Taos News. e arts magazines monthly, all told. Pasatiempo and Tempo make "our job printing is big," e New Mexican and e Taos News domi- Martin said, noting that the site is one of 26 nant players in northern new Mexico arts national locations for regional printing of e coverage. the New Mexican's monthly Real New York Times – which has recognized e Estate Guide has won several notable awards. New Mexican as a "top 3 print site" for e paper also publishes well-received mag- quality and on-time delivery nation-wide. azines geared to such major santa Fe events other jobbed publications include e Santa as spanish Market, indian Market, the in- Fe Reporter, Rio Grande Sun in española, the ternational Folk art Market, Fiesta, and the albuquerque-based Local Flavor magazine, popular summer arts scene. e Taos News publications in Farmington and Gallup, and publishes a regular series of magazines as the Clovis and tucumcari local papers.

A VISIBLE PRESENCE asked if she considers herself a public figure, Martin smiled. "i remember (recently deceased new Mexico senator) pete Domenici being upset, calling me at home, and (former new Mexico governor) Bill richardson being upset, and calling me at home. Bill richardson said, 'i've been trying to reach you. i've had all my people trying to find your phone number.' and i said, 'Why didn't you look in the phone book?'" in addition to spending important time with her family – Martin and her husband, Meade, have two children, laura and elliott – Martin is a committed and active member of the northern new Mexico community. "i have a lot of irons in the fire," she said. But the New Mexican and e Taos News are always in her thoughts and plans. "at's my main focus in life. i'm basically working on this 24/7. and it's not going away. it's not easy, but it's not going away." s FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO The Santa Fe New Mexican 202 E. Marcy Street • Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505-983-3303 • The Taos News 226 Albright Street • Taos New Mexico 87571 575-758-2241 •



Original de Kooning painting found in Silver City! WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH PHOTO BY JESSE OCHOA



e'Ve ALL HeARD OF AMAZInG treasures being found in unlikely places by regular folks. An ordinary-looking, mid-19th century navajo Ute First Phase Blanket, valued at a high of $1 million on Antiques Road Show. An original Frankenstein three-sheet

movie poster from 1931 that went for $358,500. More than $286,000 for a nearly complete set of 1910 Cracker Jack Baseball cards. And so on. Could that happen in Silver City? Indeed it did. e find was a long-lost painting by Willem de kooning, stolen decades

A long-lost, stolen masterpiece by Dutch-American master Willem de kooning, discovered via a Cliff, new Mexico, estate sale, is estimated to be worth 160 to 300 million dollars.


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ago from the University of Arizona-Tucson Museum of Art. It was cut from its frame the day after anksgiving in 1985, and never recovered. De kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutchborn painter who came to America in 1926, and became a major figure in the Abstract expressionist movement. His works sell today for millions of dollars. e discovery came about quite by accident. On August 1, David Van Auker, Buck Burns, and Rick Johnson, of Manzanita Ridge Furniture & Antiques, went to Cliff, new Mexico, where they purchased the entire estate contents of a home – items ranging from African art and family paintings to furniture, knick-knacks, and odds and ends. While going through the house, Van Auker noticed an abstract painting hanging behind a bedroom door. He liked it, though not the commonplace gold-tone frame it was hanging in. "We just thought it was a nice painting that we were going to take home and put in our guest house; a kind of cool mid-century piece," Van Auker said. ey piled the picture on top of the load of items they'd

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bought, and headed back to Silver City. ere they leaned it against the shop wall. "Apparently in Silver City, we are quite cultured," Van Auker recalled. "e first gentleman that walked through the door went right to it and immediately told us he thought it was a real de kooning. And of course, we were like, yeah, sure. He came back a couple of times throughout the day and asked if we'd researched it. "A few minutes after his first comment, another friend and customer of ours came in, and she said the same thing. en a third person came in. And finally, our friend Maureen Craig came in. She snapped a picture of it and said she was going to research it." At that point, Burns put the painting in the store bathroom, their only room with a lock. "When Maureen came back, she was really excited and just convinced," Van Auker said. "She left me a stack of notes she had taken, and said I should get in touch with the de kooning Foundation." Van Auker went on the Internet and began searching for information on the Foundation He quickly found a 1985 newspaper story about the theft, and also an image of the work. He, Burns, and another friend, Cathy Phillips, compared the found painting with the online image. everything from brush strokes to paint spatters matched. "All three of us knew that we had the painting," recalled Van Auker. "e adrenaline was rushing. en our other partner came in and said, let's just call the museum." So Van Auker called. He was quickly connected with curator Olivia Miller, who was thrilled with the possibility that the lost had been found. She promised to be back in touch. And then something of a merrygo-round of further calls began. e partners didn't hear back from the museum quickly, so the painting went home with Van Auker, who wrapped it in a blanket and hid it behind a couch. at evening, they also tried to reach the Arizona reporter who had written the original theft story, but had to just leave a message. As a next step, they telephoned the Albuquerque office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. ey were advised to put the painting in a safe place, but under no cir-

cumstances to take it back to the shop, for too many people had seen it there. e next day, the painting was placed with a local attorney for safekeeping. not much later, the Arizona museum staff showed up in a museum truck, with the painting's original frame. And when Olivia Miller walked into the room where the painting was, the fireworks started. "When she arrived, there was still that one percent doubt in our minds – it's too good to be true," Van Auker said. "But when the team arrived from Tucson, and we brought her into the room with the painting, the look on her face said it all. We knew then. "It was pure elation. e room was thick with electricity. People were laughing and crying. is painting is a very emotional painting for the U of A museum. e theft was just devastating to them." So off the work went, and with plenty of jubilation along with it. At an ensuing Tucson press conference to announce the painting's return, reporters brought up the possibility of a reward. It had been offered by a private individual, shortly after the original theft took place. ere was a question if the offer was still valid. But for the partners, that was a minor consideration. "If there's a reward, great. If not, who cares?" Van Auker said. "We would probably donate the award away anyway. It was just the joy of seeing it go back, and riding along. And putting a little bit of the world's karma correct." According to Burns, "e current value of the painting is 160 to 300 hundred million (dollars). is is the largest art find in history, says the FBI – and it was in our little state." Manzanita Ridge Furniture & Antiques is at 107 n. Bullard Street in Silver City. So go visit, say hello to the owners, and look around. Who knows what you might find?

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MRAC 3.0 every enduring organization faces the need to re-invent itself to stay relevant and beneficial to the community it serves. e Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) is no different. e most recent version of MRAC served the community well for 20 years. With a change in leadership, we soon realized it was also an opportunity for re-invention.



nurture a creative community. MRAC simplified its mission statement, but in doing so expanded the broad palette of possibilities. e new mission shifts the focus of our activities inward toward the communities served by MRAC. MRAC 3.0 is exploring ways to inspire, encourage, grow and celebrate the creative people who live here. Moving forward, MRAC is emphasizing education, economic opportunities, and personal engagement in creative activities.


EDUCATION existing educational programming like Fine Arts Fridays will serve as a foundation for new efforts: Imagine at – An Art Museum in My School, Blues in the Schools, and the k-12 Southwest Student Art exhibition. MRAC believes every child should have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Creativity is an important tool that arts education is uniquely equipped to deliver to the next generation of thought leaders, creatives and innovators. 2017-2018 Folk/Indie Series

Special Events & Festivals

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ECONOMICS MRAC acknowledges the financial impact arts-based events and festivals have in a small community. Some familiar events like the Blues Festival and Chocolate Fantasia remain a vital part of MRAC’s core identity. enhancements that reflect our new mission have been added. More are being planned. e collaboration with the Glasserie, known as the Gila Flame Off, is an example of showcasing local glass artists at the Blues Festival. e Southwest Print Fiesta is a new event that celebrates Silver City as the center of the print making region attracting artists and collectors from Arizona, Colorado, new Mexico, and Texas.

ENGAGEMENT Increasing opportunities for hands-on art making is a priority for MRAC 3.0. Programs like the popular Youth Mural Program continue to grow each year. new outreach efforts like Arte Para Todos (Art For All) and the launch of pop up arts centers in local communities are opportunities for even more children and adults to engage in the creative process.

ROOM FOR MORE MRAC 3.0 will be a successful update when it includes a chorus of voices that represents the diverse creative community that already exists here. We are looking for partners, collaborators, volunteers, committees, advisory teams, and board members to fuel MRAC as it explores ways to nurture a creative community. everyone is creative! We need that creativity to grow ourselves, our community, and the Mimbres Region Arts Council. We welcome ALL to join us on this journey of re-invention.


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MRAC Performance Series. 575-538-2505 Chocolate Fantasia. 575-538-2505 MRAC Indie Folk Series. 575-538-2505 MRAC Performance Series. 575-538-2505 Historic Ft. Bayard Walking Tour. 575-956-3294 Tour of the Gila. 575-590-2612 Downtown Expo. 575-534-1700 Silver City Blues Festival. 575-538-2505 Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo. 575-538-5560 Independence Day Festivities. 575-538-3785 SC Museum Ice Cream Social. 575-538-5921 Big Ditch Day. 575-534-1700 The Silver City CLAY Festival. 575-538-5560 Run to Copper Country Car Show. 575-538-5560 Signal Peak Challenge Mountain Bike Race. 575-388-3222 San Vicente Artists Art Fair. 575-534-4269 Gem & MIneral Show. 575-538-5560 Cliff, Gila Grant Co. Fair. 575-538-3785 Gila River Festival. 575-538-8078 Fort Bayard Days. 575-388-4477 Red Hot Children’s Fiesta. 575-388-1198 SW Festival of the Written Word. RED DOT Studio & Gallery Walk. 575-313-9631 Southwest Print Fiesta. 575-538-2505 Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. 575-534-1700 Fiber Arts Festival. 575-538-5733 Tamal Fiesta y Más. 575-538-1337 Victorian Christmas Evening. 575-538-5921

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e Henry B. Ailman house in Silver City is historic in and of itself. It was built in 1881 by Robert Black for Ailman, who came to the area in his mid-twenties to prospect for ore and became rich and renowned. But as the current home of the Silver City Museum, the former residence is the seat of even more regional history, and a regularly visited site for both local residents and visitors. Recently renovated, the museum, once the fire station, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. e anchor exhibit, titled 50 Years Ago in Silver City, opened May 19 and runs through December 31. It comprises information, photographs, and artifacts from private individuals as well as the Museum's own 55,000-item collection, with an emphasis on the lives and experiences of Grant County residents circa 1962 to 1976. e display including exhibition panels with photos, stories, and information. “In putting together the exhibition, I spoke to many locals about their lives 50 years ago," said Museum Director Carmen Vendelin. "e community panels gave us a way to incorporate more of those stories.” A series of community discussion panels were planned in conjunction with the exhibit. e remaining two in the series are Local Policing in the Late 1960s (October 12), and Before and After Vietnam (November 9). Another program, titled Turn On, Tune In, a digital stories presentation, takes place October 14. e upstairs exhibit space features e Flood Season: How Silver City's Main Street Became the Big Ditch. It explores the history of devastating floods that plagued Silver City in the late 1800s and early 20th century. Another of the Museum's permanent exhibits is e Ailman Family in Silver City, an interactive parlor exhibition. Vendelin came to her position several years ago, after two years as Curator of Art at Santa Fe's New Mexico




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Museum of Art. "After 15 years living on the East Coast, I was ready to move back West," she said in a recent interview. "I prefer the high desert and mountains, and I like the culture. "I was happy to have the job in Santa Fe, where I worked with a really great collection – but I was also really ready to move from being a curator to having a greater role as a director. "Silver City was a town that interested me because of its history and location. When the museum director position was listed, I thought this would be a great opportunity."

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s FOR MORE INFORMATION The Silver City Museum 312 W. Broadway • Silver City, NM 88061 575-538-5921 • Open Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Mondays

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“Before and after Vietnam” 12-1pm

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Go to for more details, or call 575.538.5921 Silver City Museum, 312 West Broadway

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Aldo Leopold Vista. Picnic and wilderness interpretive site, 6 miles north of Buckhorn. Big Ditch Park. Formed when flood lowered Main St. 55 feet. Bill Evans Lake. Fishing & primitive camping, 12 mi. south of Cliff. Fort Cobre. A scale replica erected in Pinos Altos of an 1804 fort that protected the Santa Rita copper mine. Fort Bayard. U.S. Infantry post built in 1863. Housed Buffalo Soldiers. 10 miles east of Silver City. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Cliff dwelling ruins from the 13th century. 44 miles north of Silver City. 575-536-9461. Gila National Forest/Silver City Ranger District. 3005 E. Camino del Bosque. 575-388-8201. Hearst Church. Seasonal museum and art gallery. Built in 1898 with Hearst newspaper empire money. In Pinos Altos, 6 mi. north of Silver City. Kneeling Nun. Natural monolith resembling a praying nun. 15 mi. E. of Silver City at Santa Rita mine. Lake Roberts. Camping, trout fishing, hummingbird banding, birding, and stargazing. 28 miles north of Silver City. 575-536-3206. Lightfeather Hot Spring. Near Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center. 30 minute walk includes 2 river crossings. 575-536-9461. Mimbres Region Arts Council. Scheduled events held throughout the year. 575-758-7289 www. Old Hurley Company Store. One of the first buildings in Hurley supplied miners and their families, housed the Chino Mine payroll office, and later served as a department store. Pinos Altos Melodrama Theater. Adjacent to the Buckhorn Saloon in the Pinos Altos Opera House. 575-388-3848. Royal Scepter Mineral Museum. Rock shop, jewelry, and gifts. 1805 Little Walnut. 575-5389001. San Vicente Art Walks. Selfguided gallery and studio tour within walking distance in downtown Silver City. Call for map. 1800-548-9378. Silver City Museum. Area history, Indian artifacts, mining exhibits and Victorian furnishings. 312 W. Broadway. 575-388-5721. www. Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. Loops north on NM15 to Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat’l. Monument, southeast on NM35, and west on NM152 and US180. Western New Mexico University Museum. Local and natural history including the Eisele Collection of Prehistoric Southwestern Pottery and Artifacts, the world’s largest permanent exhibit of Mimbres pottery. Watts Hall – Lower Level , 500 18th St. See ad page 59. 575538-6386. museum.html.


Mar Camp Furlong Day. Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus. 575-531-2711. Rockhound Roundup. 575-543-8915 Aug Great American Duck Race. 888-345-1125. Oct St. Clair Wine Festival. 575-546-1179. Dec Christmas Light Parade. Downtown Deming. 575-546-2674. Holiday Lights. Rockhound State Park. 575-546-6182.





he Silver High School mountain bike team has been going strong since 2015. It is made up of students from Silver High school, Aldo Leopold Charter School, and La Plata Middle School, and there is plenty of cycling in its future. e group is part of the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League. "We currently have 11 riders in the team and five coaches," team director Jon Saari explained. "We train Wednesdays and ursdays riding from Virginia Street Park, and then Saturdays at Fort Bayard." Forthcoming races are in Flagstaff, Bike’s help in every aspect," Saari said. "It would be Prescott, Sierra Vista, McDowell Mountain, and difficult to do all this without them. Lawley AutomoWaddell, all in Arizona. e Waddell event is the tive of Silver City has graciously become our pit zone sponsor for all five races this year. Others in the cystate championship. "Last year our team finished seven out cling community, as well as local businesses, have of 33 teams in our division," Saari said. "is year been great in rallying behind the team to help make there will be a total of 50 teams and over 800 racers." this possible.” e league in which the team participates was founded in part by the Pivot Cycles company, above from left: Coach Nathan Shay, Coach Patti Bernal, Ezra Stockton, Marcela Johnson, Kenya Leahy, which regularly provides loaner bikes for racers, Jakob Saari, Coach Jon Saari, Aidan Link, Zeb Trujillo, Saari said. e league itself helps in the same way: Uriel Gelbart, Mikaela Johnson, Sylvia Meyers, and the team received four loaners this year. Coach Douglas Hulett. "We have been blessed to have nathan Shay, s FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JON SAARI AT Lynn and Brian Robinson, MD, Patricia Bernal, 575-574-2068 OR EMAIL Robert eagle, Douglas Hulett, and Gila Hike and SILVERMTBTEAM@HOTMAIL.COM



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City of Rocks State Park. Rock formations formed over 34 million years ago during a volcanic eruption. Overnight campsites; visitor center; botanical garden; wildlife; hiking; and more. Located 30 miles NW of Deming on US 180 and NM 61. 575-536-2800. Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Minerals, gems, frontier military history and Mimbres exhibits. 301 S. Silver. 575-546-2382. www.Deming Luna Rossa Winery. 575-544-1160. Rockhound State Park. Collect up to 15 lbs of rocks. The 250-acre park has picnic facilities; overnight camping; hiking trails; wildlife; and exhibits on local history of Buffalo Soldiers, Apache Indians and more. 14 miles SE of Deming. 575-546-6182. Saint Clair Winery. 575-546-1179. Spring Canyon State Park. Realize a serene beauty and complete sense of isolation. Picnicking facilities. Ibex, wild goats from Iran, may be encountered. 575-546-6182. Pancho Villa State Park. Located on the site of old Camp Furlong where Villa raided the U.S. This 61-acre park offers a massive desert botanical garden, camping and museum/visitor center. 575-531-2711. U.S. and Mexico Port of Entry. 24-hour crossing Columbus/Palomas. 3 mi. S. of Columbus. 575-531-2686. Publisher’s Note: Documents are required for returning to the United States. Check with U.S. Customs before leaving the U.S. All items purchased in Mexico must be declared when returning to the U.S. and Mexican law strictly forbids carrying guns or ammunition into Mexico.

LOCATION Deming is located at the junction of Interstate 10, US 180 and NM 11, next to Rockhound State Park and 34 miles north of the U.S. border with Mexico.

MORE INFORMATION Deming Visitor Center 575-567-1962,


Lordsburg July 4th Activities & 5K Run. 575-542-3421 Rodeo 4th of July Celebration. 575-557-2295 Aug Hidalgo County Fair, Rancho De Hidalgo, Parade & Carnival. 575-542-9291 Sep Tejano Fest. Car/Bike Show. 575-574-5382

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City of Rocks

This 93-mile loop is filled with scenic beauty, from the old gold-mining town of PiĂąos Altos and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, to Lake Roberts and the Mimbres River Valley. You also will find the Santa Rita mine overlook, Santa Clara, and historic Fort Bayard. The route makes for a perfect all day excursion by car.

The 533-acre Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is where you can see the homes and catch a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans who lived here between seven and eight hundred years ago. It is about two hours from Deming and Silver City. Call ahead for hours and road conditions to (575) 536-9461.

Area hikers enjoy a rare opportunity here: day hikes on the renowned footpath that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Also known as the "King of Trails," the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) runs through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Parts of the trail are challenging, so hikers should be in good physical condition.

Surrounded by the Gila National Forest, this 75-acre lake offers some of the finest mountain fishing, boating and camping in New Mexico. Lake Roberts features boat ramps, two campgrounds, picnic spots and a variety of nature trails leading into the forest. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds, and is a wintering spot for bald eagles.

Located between Silver City and Deming this is a perfect spot for a fun-filled, family day trip or picnic. The park features giant monoliths that were formed from the eruption of an ancient volcano, and eroded by the wind over an extended period of time. These huge, unusually shaped boulders are perfect for sightseeing or climbing.

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Pancho Villa State Park is located on the site of Camp Furlong and includes the first operational military airstrip In the U.S. The new museum and interpretive center includes era military vehicles and a replica of the Jenny airplane. There are 61 modern and spacious RV areas and campsites, a botanical garden, and an interpretive walking tour.

Activities include hiking and picnicking, birding, and wildlife observation. For star gazers, the skies are among the darkest in the country, and the park hosts National Public Observatory "Star Party" events each year. It also is a mineral collector’s paradise: Visitors are encouraged to dig and carry away up to 15 pounds of minerals.

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Fort Bayard

National Historic Landmark

Established in 1866 as a US Army installation, it was set aside as the Fort Bayard Military Reservation by Presidential Order in 1869. General George Crook and Second Lieutenant John Pershing were officers during the 1880s. The Buffalo Soldiers were on detached duty there. It received National Historic Landmark status in 2004.


National Historic Site

Just two miles south of Lordsburg sits Shakespeare ghost town, once roamed by the likes of Billy the Kid, Curly Bill Brocius, Russian Bill, John Ringo, Sandy King, Jim Hughes, the Clantons, and other infamous outlaws and sturdy frontiersmen. The 1800s mining camp and Butterfield Trail stage stop boldly cling to their rip-roaring past.

The Catwalk

National Recreation Trail

In 1893, a pipe and catwalk were bolted to the shear, narrow walls of lower Whitewater Canyon to carry water to a mill and the town of Graham at the canyon’s outlet. Today, the U.S. Forest Service maintains Catwalk National Recreation Trail - a picnic area and metal catwalk leading to a trail that climbs deep into the Gila Wilderness.



Discover Hidalgo. 575-542-9864. Dec Lordsburg Light Parade. 575-542-9864. Moonlight Madness. 575-542-8844.

Contact the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber to check on events and dates, as changes may occur throughout the year. 575-542-9864 • Fx: 575-542-9059 email:


Lordsburg Hidalgo Museum. This Old West museum documents the early history in which the nearby ghost towns took root. M-F 1-5 PM. 710 E 2nd St. 575-542-9086. Rodeo. On the NM-AZ border in southern Hidalgo Co., Rodeo is a small art center with the Chiricahua Guild & Gallery located in an old Mission Church, and the Chiricahua Desert Museum with live reptile displays, a gift shop, and gallery. The area offers facilities for travelers. Redrock Wildlife Area. Located on the Gila River and is operated by the NM Game & Fish Dept. All animals are protected within the refuge even during hunting seasons. The main project at the reserve is the breeding and growth of the Desert Big-Horn Sheep. Shakespeare Ghost Town. 2.5 miles southwest of Lordsburg. Call for guided tour schedule. Steins Railroad Ghost Town. A living history. Contact for guided tours. s t e i n s g h o s t to w n @ g m a i l . c o m . www.steinsnmrailroadghosttown. webs.comor Steins-NM-Railroad-Ghost Town. Peloncillo Mountains Wilderness. Ragged and rugged, the historic Butterfield Stage Route forms the southern boundary.

LOCATION Lordsburg is at the junction of I-10, US 70 and NM 90 near the Butterfield Trail stage stop of Shakespeare.

MORE INFORMATION Lordsburg Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce 575-542-9864 email:


Mar Dutch Oven Cook Off. Glenwood. 575-539-2714. Jun Way out West Wine Fest. Uncle Bill’s Bar. Reserve. 575-533-6369 Jul 4th of July Big Bang Weekend & Doo Dah Parade Glenwood. 575-539-2373. Dance w/Eli James Band. Uncle Bill’s Bar. Reserve. 575-533-6369 Frisco Cowbelles BBQ, Dance, & Art Auction. Glenwood. Luna Rodeo. Aug Catron County Fair & Rodeo. Reserve. 575-533-6430. Sep Pie Town Pie Festival. Oct Halloween Dance. Uncle Bill’s Bar. Reserve. 575-533-6369 Dec New Year’s Eve Dance. Uncle Bill’s Bar. Reserve. 575-533-6369


Clairmont. Ghost town 19 miles northeast of Glenwood. Mogollon. Ghost town 13 miles northeast of Glenwood. Cooney’s Tomb. Alma, 7 miles north of Glenwood. Burial of soldiers killed in a conflict with Apaches. Snow Lake. In the Gila National Forest. Camping and fishing. 47 miles northeast of Glenwood. Quemado Lake. Camping, fishing. 11 miles south of Quemado. Whitewater Canyon. 5 miles east of Glenwood.

LOCATION Reserve is located at the junction of NM 12 and the San Francisco River. Glenwood is located on US 180, 37 miles south of Reserve and 60 miles northwest of Silver City.




ne Of the MOst interestinG sites – and siGhts – in the Gila national forest is once again open to the public: a portion of the scenic and historic Catwalk in Whitewater Canyon. e route had been inaccessible since 2013, when heavy flooding destroyed the infrastructure then in place. at was a 1961 update on the original Catwalk trail, which was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. at, in its turn, followed the course of pipe laid in the late 1800s, to bring water from up-canyon to the tiny mining town of Graham. e flood destruction was intensified by the aftermath of another natural disaster: the May-July 2012 Whitewater-Baldy complex fire that roared through part of the Gila. it was the largest wildfire noted in new Mexico since 1912 statehood, and it left behind immense burn scars and erosion. When record-breaking rains came the next year, the damaged land could not help control the resulting floods. silas davidson, north Zone recreation staff member for the Gila national forest, came to the forest in august 2015. effects of the flooding were still to be seen. "While pictures can’t really do it justice, i am always shocked to see photos of the effects," he said. "even today, going into much of the Gila Wilderness, it's a humbling experience to see the aftermath of the flooding – and realize the raw power that one of these events has." e current reconstruction project takes in about half of the pre-flooding infrastructure, davidson said. "e section that was rebuilt is currently open to the public, and provides an easily accessed loop along Whitewater Canyon – a half-mile up and another half-mile down to account for a full mile roundtrip hike. "ere is still another half-mile of the historic Catwalk that was not restored with latest construction project. e forest service continues to pursue funding to complete this section."


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Pre-floods, the area was very popular with sight-seers and outdoor recreationists, davidson added. "When the entire trail was in place and we were able to keep the Catwalk open without periodic closures, we averaged around 20,000 visitors a year." e reconstruction was a U.s. Government project, funded through the erfO program (emergency relief federally Owned). erfO, davison said, "is designed to restore large government infrastructure The Catwalk was photographed August 27, 2017 by Jay Scott. above: Bob Shanks, Recreational Dept. Technician views the water below. opposite, inset: Silas Davidson, Acting Ranger, Glenwood District, enjoys the serenity of Whitewater Canyon. s FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE GLENwOOd RANGER dIsTRICT AT 575-539-2481 OR VIsIT HTTPS://WWW.FS.USDA.GOV/DETAIL/GILA/ ABOUT-FOREST/DISTRICTS/?CID=FSE_006122.

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damaged by natural disaster to its original state. is Catwalk project was run by Central Federal Lands Highways Division. e Catwalk is located five miles east of Glenwood, new Mexico, on U.S. Highway 180; the mile marker is 50.5. Glenwood itself is 65 miles northwest of Silver City, and 75 miles southeast of Springerville, Arizona. e parking area can hold nearly 100 vehicles, Davidson said. However, it can be at capacity on weekends during peak season, which runs from May through August. It is a day-use only parking lot, with a $3 per vehicle fee except for the first day of each month. e reconstructed Catwalk is wheelchair accessible. "I would recommend the parking lot for those wishing to visit the Catwalk and Whitewater picnic area," he added. "ose wishing to see the rest that Glenwood and the Gila national Forest have to offer, will want to be willing to drive. Glenwood is a small community, but attractions are spread apart: the Gila national Forest is the largest forest in new Mexico, spanning over 3.3 million acres."

Jill Rolstad PHYSICAL THERAPIST SILVER CITY CARE CENTER WRITTEN BY CRAIG A. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY SCOTT If we're taken ill, we quickly meet people on the front lines of medicine -- doctors, nurses, medical assistants, and technicians. But there are many other important healthcare practitioners who generally come forward a bit later on in the recovery process. Jill Rolstad, physical therapist at Silver City Care Center, is one such professional -- and she is devoted to her patients, her job, and her career. "I always loved the medical field," said Rolstad, who has practiced as a physical therapist for 28 years. "I have a background in nutrition and exercise physiology, so that led me down the path of physical therapy. "My experience includes skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and chronic pain management," she explained. "I am excited to be a part of the dedicated and experienced rehab team here at the Care Center, where we help both the long-term residents and the short-term rehab patients reach their maximum potential and improve their quality of life." At Silver City Care Center, Rolstad works with patients both in the residential and Alzheimer's units, and persons who are staying in the nursing home short-term to recover from surgery or an injury. Besides herself, the rehabilitation team includes occupational therapists and speech therapists. "I've done just about everything," Rolstad said of her decades in physical therapy. "There have been many, many changes. There's the paperwork -- everything's electronic now. We used to write everything by hand." And, "The whole process of getting patients in and out, and well, has gotten so much faster. The patients I see now with a diagnosis of stroke, for example, they're in and out of the hospital in five to seven days - due to advances in medical care, though also changes in insurance have been a factor." Rolstad and her husband, Erik, lived for 20 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico; their children were born and raised there. They then moved on to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then to Ashland, Oregon. They came to Silver City 10 months ago, when Erik Rolstad accepted a position in the Department of Social Work at Western New Mexico University. As outdoor enthusiasts, they love exploring the Gila wilderness and engaging in camping, hiking, biking, and paddle boarding. "The benefits I have found over my career include that I can find a job anywhere," Rolstad said. "You never have trouble finding a job. But also, to take care of people that really need it. You have to be really focused, really creative. It's just been a great career for me." Silver City Care Center is located at 3514 N. Fowler Avenue. The telephone number is 575 388-3127. For more information, visit

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e grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new, on-site Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, pharmacy located at the Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Lordsburg Clinic on DeMoss Street was attended by public officials, community and business leaders, HMS Board of Directors members, and other supporters. Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, emphasized that Hidalgo County has not had a pharmacy for 10 years, and now the community has two to choose from. Otero stated, “HMS is focused on providing high quality pharmacy services for patients and providers. Since last year, our strategy has been to partner with Genoa to support needed services in Lordsburg and Hidalgo County.” Otero added, “HMS strives to provide high quality and high service. Many of HMS’ quality health outcomes rate higher than state and national averages. at fact has a lot to do with our employees, and it also has to do with our partnerships, such as our relationship with Genoa.” e Genoa pharmacy opened at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic on Monday, August 14. Representatives from U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s offices, Hidalgo County Manager, Bob Hill,

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City of Lordsburg Mayor Arthur Smith, elected officials from Hidalgo County and the City of Lordsburg, HMS Board of Directors members, and community members were in attendance. Judith Smotts, a longtime HMS patient, highlighted the value of having an onsite pharmacy at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic. “I’ve seen things come and go. I’m delighted that Genoa is here to stay,” stated Smotts. Genoa provides pharmacy and telepsychiatry services to more than 500,000 individuals annually throughout more than 40 states. For more information on Genoa, please visit Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) provides comprehensive medical, dental, mental health, and family support services to more than 16,000 patients and clients annually across multiple locations within both Hidalgo and Grant counties.

above: Hidalgo Medical Services and Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place on August 29, 2017. From left to right: Dan Otero, HMS CEO, Brad Wood, PharmD, Genoa Site Manager, Marsha Hill, Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce Director, City Councilor Glenda Greene, Jeff Harnsberger, RPh, Genoa Director of Operations, City Mayor Arthur Smith, Carmen Acosta, HMS Board Chair, David Harris, PharmD, Genoa Director of Operations, Natasha Hennessey, PharmD, Genoa Regional Vice President, and Bill Walter, HMS Board Member. s FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE GENOA PHARMACY AT 575-424-2240 OR VISIT WWW.HMSNM.ORG PHARMACY HOURS: M-F 8:30AM TO 5PM CLOSED FROM 12:00PM TO 12:30PM



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Index of Advertisers Art Gallery/Artists Finn’s Gallery Attorneys Lopez, Dietzel, Perkins & Wallace Auto Lube, Repair & Car Wash Todd’s Axis Motors Thunder Lube & Car Wash Chamber of Commerce Deming Luna County Chamber Lordsburg Hidalgo County Chamber Silver City Grant County Churches Calvary Chapel Contractors & Builders J & S Plumbing & Heating Tres Amigos Enterprises CPA’s Stone McGee & Co. CPA’s Entertainment Mimbres Region Arts Council Funeral Homes Terrazas Funeral Chapels Grocery & Meat Markets Pepper’s Supermarket Susiville Cattle Co. Grass-Fed Beef Yoya’s Market Home Products / Services Furniture Gallery Kiss My Glass Window Cleaning Manzanita Ridge Syzygy Tileworks Insurance Carson Insurance Farm Bureau, Susan Sumrall Farm Bureau, Mike Rowse State Farm, Chuck Johnson State Farm, Jon Saari Investments / Financial Edward Jones, James Edd Hughs Lodging Bear Creek Motel & Cabins Georgetown Cabins Holiday Inn Express Palace Hotel, The Whitewater Motel Medical / Dental Cassie Health Center Gila Regional Medical Center HMS Hidalgo Medical Services Melinda’s Medical Supplies Silver City Care Center Silver Smiles Mobile Homes Solitaire Homes Museum Silver City Museum Store WNMU Museum Organization American Legion Silver City Arts & Cultural District Silver City MainStreet Project Propane Griffin’s Fuel Center Real Estate / Developments Property Management Better Homes & Gardens RE/Max United Country Mimbres Real Estate Restaurant / Bakery / Coffee Adobe Deli Benji’s Diane’s Restaurant & Deli Vicki’s Eatery Yoya’s Bar & Grill Retail Smokey Joe’s Smoke Shop Paws Cause Thrift Store Town & Country Thrift Store RV Park 81 Palms Schools & Universities Western New Mexico University Self Storage By Pass Self Storage Septic Services Humphrey’s Enterprises, Inc. HEI Shipping & Mailing The UPS Store Winery Luna Rossa Winery





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