My turn: Spent after holiday

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Do people actually celebrate Presidents Day? Or do they just take advantage of the weekend sales and that extra day off to take a family trip or just sleep in? I saw all these holiday-related articles about the history of Presidents Day online and I didn’t even bother to read them beyond the headline. So […]

County students eligible for scholarship

Christina Calloway The Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative is offering college scholarships and a trip to Washington D.C., for students living within its service area, according to a press release. The cooperative recently sent applications to area school counselors for $500 Education Foundation Scholarships. Fourteen scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors meeting requirements. […]

McGee: Stranger’s kindness met with caution

Grant McGee Too many campfire tales, scary movies and news stories have taken a toll on how I respond to helpful strangers. I realized this on our recent trip to the American Southland. If you remember we arrived at my brother’s house in south Florida. While he and his wife were out of town they […]

Day trip: Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico

• Location: 238 Ledoux Street, Taos • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View collections and exhibitions from the Taos Society of Artists, Taos Moderns and contemporary artists. The collections include more than 1,700 works of art and 17,000 photographs. The collection dates from the 19th century to the present. • What ages […]

Day trip: American International Rattlesnake Museum

American International Rattlesnake Museum • Location: 202 San Felipe NW, Suite A, Albuquerque • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits devoted to rattle snakes and their influence on humans. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? Children $3, adults $5, seniors, military and students […]

Day trip: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology • Location: 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Observe exhibits of native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. • What ages is this […]

Day trip: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

• Location: 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits of more than 3,000 objects from throughout the Spanish Colonial world. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices: Free to New Mexico residents on Sundays; one-day pass $8; one-day pass […]

Day trip: Santa Fe Children’s Museum

Gabriel Monte Place: Santa Fe Children’s Museum Location: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Children’s Museum provides an educational setting where all types of informal learning occur. What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages Admission prices? New Mexico residents with ID: $6; all […]

My turn: Balloon festival worth trip

Last weekend, I attended the balloon festival in Albuquerque for the first time. I’ve lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years and I have never been able to go. It was well worth it, even with my friends and I getting charged double for entrance, because we got a little confused about how […]

Portales calf roper headed to nationals

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Portales calf roper Jerrad Hofstetter will be making his third trip to professional rodeo’s season-ending championship. Hofstetter, who was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2005, said this year was a bad one for his rodeo career and he had every intention of calling it quits for the year after the Justin Boots Championship in […]

My turn: There’s no place like home

While recently chauffeuring a friend on a trip to south Texas to interview for teaching jobs, I didn’t realize that it would be so dangerous. The first day in Killeen a would-be terrorist was arrested with bomb-making equipment for attacking Fort Hood soldiers in a local restaurant. We had just eaten at TGIF (Thank Goodness […]

Day Trip: Davis Farms Pumpkin Patch

• Location: 1615 County Road N, Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The pumpkin patch features a corn maze, hay bale maze, a sea of pumpkins, pumpkin mountain, hay rides and pumpkin and gourd sales. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? $5 • […]

Day trip: New Mexico State Fair

New Mexico State Fair • Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Sept. 25. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays • Admission: Adults $7, children (ages 6-12) $5, seniors (ages 62+): $5 • Location: EXPO New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Activities include car shows, […]

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White House trip opportunity to celebrate diversity

By Airman 1st Class Bavandeep Singh: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron The White House hosted a diversity summit July 29-31 in Washington, D.C., in an effort to recognize the contributions of South Asian Americans and I was fortunate enough receive an invitation. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew what kind of […]

Day trip: Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village

Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village • Location: 1000 Highway 82, Cloudcroft • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about life during the turn of the century from exhibits featuring early farming and ranching and railroad models. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? […]

Day trip: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

Courtesy photo The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts holds a market in downtown Santa Fe. Southwestern Association for Indian Arts • Location: Downtown Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore Native American art and culture. Activities include film screenings, an art symposium, musical performances and an Indian Market. • What […]

Day trip: Unser Racing Museum

• Location: Unser Discovery Campus 1776 Monta

Day trip: Explora

Explora • Location: 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Experience science firsthand through exhibits. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices: Adults (12-64) $8; seniors (65+) $5; children (1-11) $4; children (under 1) free • Hours of operation: […]

Day trip: U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum

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Courtesy photo U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum is located at 35 George Applebay Way in Edgewood. U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum • Location: 35 George Applebay Way, Edgewood • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits featuring the museum’s collection of gliders and exhibits and programs that promote an increased understanding of mathematics and […]