The Kelly Mine and its townsite, located just three miles south of the town of Magdalena, was once home to 3,000 people. Its two hotels were so crowded they rented out rooms in 8-hour shifts. According to an 1883 news article, two hundred wagons were employed hauling silver and lead ore out of the Kelly down to…Continue
Jeremy J. Dear, the same ABQ policeman who killed Mary Hawkes, is our tenth highest-paid city employee?
That’s right. According to the list published in this morning’s Albuquerque Business First, Officer…
TAJIQUE, NM--Last month my grandson Robert Bennett, biking partner Mike Moye and I decided to hike to the top of the Manzano Mountains. I have used this trail several times before and it has a special place in my heart. I guess it comes from having done it so often that it feels like an old…Continue
It was late morning before MaryAnn and I left our motel in Taos and started a brief one-day tour of the recently designated Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.
The Monument consists of two segments. The southern part, called Orilla Verde, is reached through the village of Pilar and closely…
CIVIC PLAZA--Ten years ago, on October 26, 2004, Chester Nez stood here on Civic Plaza. We were in the middle of the Bush/Kerry presidential campaign and John Kerry needed something of a boost. The stage at the north end of Civic Plaza was crowded with VIP’s trying to lend Kerry a hand. I took out my vintage cell…Continue