Grants, just 70 miles west of Albuquerque, is the gateway to much of Northwest New Mexico, including Mount Taylor, La Ventana arch, El Morro, Acoma and Laguna Pueblos, the Ice Cave, La Bandera Crater, Crownpoint, and Bluewater Lake. Yet, the actual town of Grants is visited much less often. I said to my wife…Continue
NOB HILL—Oh, I have read the articles and blog posts about Albuquerque being high on the list of quirky towns. They usually cite examples like Kelly’s Brewpub being in an old gas station.
First of all, it wasn’t a gas station, it was a car dealership. Kelly’s just decorated it to look…
Yesterday afternoon, in a story posted on the Deming Headlight website, veteran newsman Steve Terrell of the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that a writ of mandamus has been filed by the Fort Sill Apaches to force Governor Susana Martinez to negotiate a gambling contract with the tribe.
Up until a…
ROSWELL, NM--The state-wide buzz among people who watch birds is centered on one wet plot of ground just outside of Roswell. The area involved is the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. And all the attention is on a bird...literally one single bird. That bird is a Common Crane, also known as the…Continue
OLD TOWN--Despite common attribution, I doubt Plato ever said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” He certainly didn’t think that everyone’s opinions about a piece of art were equally valid, nor were those opinions all that was there. No, he thought there really was an idea of beauty that was…Continue