My turn: Accident left 19 dead 39 years ago

One of the worst vehicle accidents in New Mexico history happened 39 years ago this week on a narrow bridge, 10 miles east of Fort Sumner, on U.S. 60-84. Nineteen people, most of them teenagers on a holiday ski vacation from Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, died Dec. 26, 1972. Their bus crashed into […]

Day trip: Red River Ski Area

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Courtesy photo Red River Ski Area offers 290 acres of area for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Red River Ski Area • Directions: From Albuquerque- Take I-25 through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you’re not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route-NM 599). Take Highway 285/68 through Espanola and the […]

Day trip: Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

Courtesy photo Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway is located near Albuquerque. Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway • Location: From Albuquerque, I-40 East to the Cedar Crest Exit 175, North on N.M. Hwy. 14 to the Crest Scenic Byway 536, then 6 miles to ski area. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Winter […]

Mountain ski visit about getting back to nature

By Helena Rodriguez I had an altitude adjustment last weekend. Altitude Adjustment was the name of the ski retreat that my daughter Laura and I went with her church youth group on last weekend. It was high up in the snow-covered rocky mountains of Denver. Many people think of going off to the mountains as […]

Ski season: Better late than never

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ski season is happening a month later than past years, but it’s still happening. Ski resorts in New Mexico have had to postpone their openings this year due to warm temperatures and a lack of snow. Natural snow would be helpful, but the warm temperatures are hampering the resorts […]

Ski season launches

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer With five ski resorts operating in New Mexico and more scheduled to open in the coming days, this ski season is shaping up to be much improved over last year’s, according to ski resort officials. Officials said they hope the colder weather will bring more snow and improve snow-making […]

Retired teacher riding for local charities

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers As a retired math teacher, Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle to benefit Quay and Roosevelt county charities. Petrak is getting set to travel the […]

Day Trip: Ski Apache to open Dec. 17

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Complied by Mike Jimenez It’s time to think skiing for those who have been anxiously waiting for the season to begin. Dec. 17 is the scheduled date for Ski Apache to officially open, according to the latest information from Ski Apache’s online publication, Ski E-News. According to Marketing Manager Ross Anderson, himself a world class […]

Snowfest 2006 just around the bend

Cannon members attended Snowfest in January 2005. Ms. Jeanette Hattan and Ms. Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend Jan. 26 to 30 at Keystone Resort in Colorado. SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members of the military community, including competitive ski and snowboard racing, parties […]

Outdoor Recreation sponsors SnoFest 2006

Jeanette Hattan and Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend, SnoFest, Jan. 26 through 30, 2006 at Keystone Resort in Colorado (sponsored by Air Force Academy, Rocky Mountain Blue, Air Force Space Command and Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.). SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members […]