Day trip: Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

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Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum is located at 222 East Laughlin Street in Tucumcari. Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum • Location: 222 East Laughlin Street, Tucumcari • What activities can you enjoy at this location? Exhibits featuring 11,000 square foot Exhibit Hall that houses replicated and original fossils, from tiny footprint casts to the 40’ […]

July 20 — ENMU briefs

Students visiting Guatemala Students from multiple Eastern New Mexico campuses are participating in a Spanish language immersion trip to Guatemala this summer. Seventeen people went on the trip, which began July 3 and will end July 28. Participant Mackenzie Morris, a pre-physical therapy major with a Spanish minor, said the school participates in many such […]

Day trip: Albuquerque Biological Park

Courtesy photo The Albuquerque Biological Park is home to a zoo and aquarium. • Location: Zoo 903 Tenth SW, Albuquerque; Botanic Garden and Aquarium: 2601 Central NW, Albuquerque • What activities can you enjoy at this location: There are plenty of critters, concerts, demonstrations, exhibits and activities to fill a day or two, and kids […]

Day trip: Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark

Gabriel Monte Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark • Location: State Route 30 and Santa Clara Canyon Road • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Tours of historic landmarks and ruins that feature the 1,500 Pueblo Indians who lived, farmed and hunted game there from the 900s to 1580 A.D. • What ages […]

My turn: Trip to UFO festival long overdue

I had many people tell me Dairyfest was a success this weekend with a lot of food and fun games along with educational booths, such as learning how to make butter. The improv acting show at the Lyceum Theater was a success as well, having received a lot of laughs and support both Friday and […]

McGee: Trip to dentist worth pain

Word has made its way through the family grapevine that one of the kids needs to go to the dentist but won’t because of that fear of pain thing. The kids are in their 20’s and 30’s now and they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do, I just wish I could transmit cosmic thoughts how […]

Day trip: Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

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Courtesy photo: Allison Bailey Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is located in Ramah. Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary • Location: 378 Candy Kitchen Rd, Ramah • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Guided tours six days a week, four times a day. Tours range in length from roughly 45 minutes to as long as 1 […]

Day trip: War Eagles Air Museum

Courtesy photo The War Eagles Air Museum is located in Santa Teresa. War Eagles Air Museum • Location: 8000 Airport Rd. Santa Teresa • What activities can you enjoy at this location?: Exhibits that pay tribute to military aviation and remind us all of the significant role these airplanes, their pilots and support crews played […]

Day trip: Roswell UFO Festival

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Courtesy photo The Roswell UFO Festival runs July 1 through July 4. Roswell UFO Festival • Location: Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: A four-day festival about the much-debated 1947 UFO crash in Roswell. The festival offers a variety of activities including alien costume contests, 10K and 5K run and walks, […]

Day trip: Bandera Center and Ice Cave

Bandera Center and Ice Cave • Location: 12000 Ice Caves Rd, Grants • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Situated on the Continental Divide, visitors can walk over an ancient lava trail to the ice cave. There, the natural layers of ice glisten blue-green in the reflected rays of sunlight. Another trail winds […]

Day trip: National Museum of Nuclear Science

Courtesy photo The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is located in Albuquerque. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History • Location: 601 Eubank Blvd. SE at Southern Blvd., Albuquerque 87123, six blocks south of Central Ave. and off of Interstate 40, exit 165. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits […]

ENMU’s Squire earns trip to nationals

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Bill Squire qualified for the NCAA Division II track championship in the hammer throw in Thursday’s Last Chance Twilight track meet hosted by Abilene Christian, winning the event with a toss of 187 feet 8 3/4 inches. The throw surpasses the provisional qualifying mark […]

Day trip: Blue hole of Santa Rosa

Courtesy photo Blue hole is located in Santa Rosa • Location: Santa Rosa • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Diving, limited recreation swimming. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There’s also a training platform at 20 and 25 […]

Day trip: Aztec Ruins National Monument

The Aztec Ruins National Monument is located at 84 County Road 2900 in Aztec. Gabriel Monte • Location: 84 County Road 2900, Aztec. The national monument is located on Ruins Road about 1/2 mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the city of Aztec. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Follow […]

Day trip: Bradbury Science Museum

Courtesy photo The Bradbury Science Museum is located in downtown Los Alamos. Bradbury Science Museum • Location: 15th and Central streets in downtown Los Alamos • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum features exhibits about the history of Los Alamos National Laboratory and its research. Many of the exhibits are interactive […]

Day trip: Blackwater Draw Museum

Courtesy photo Blackwater Draw Museum is located on Highway 70 between Clovis and Portales. Blackwater Draw Museum • Location: 42987 Highway 70, about 7 miles northeast of Portales and 8 miles south of Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits featuring pre-historic artifacts, a “touch and feel” table; picnic and camping […]

Day trip: Bandelier National Monument

Courtesy photo Bandelier National Monument is located outside of Los Alamos. Bandelier National Monument • Location: Directions from Santa Fe: Take Saint Francis Drive (Hwy. 84/285) north toward Los Alamos. After passing Pojoaque, merge right onto New Mexico 502 to Los Alamos. Continue up 502 toward Los Alamos. Bear right and exit onto New Mexico […]

Day trip: Capulin Volcano National Monument

Courtesy photo Capulin Volcano National Monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. Capulin Volcano National Monument • Location: The monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. The park entrance is on New Mexico Highway 325, 3 miles north of […]

Day trip: Shakespeare Ghost Town

Courtesy photo Shakespeare Ghost Town is located outside the city of Lordsburg. Shakespeare Ghost Town • Location: Located in the “Bootheel” of New Mexico. It is located outside the city of Lordsburg, which is 17 miles from the New Mexico-Arizona border. Interstate 10 passes through this small southwestern city. Shakespeare is 2 1/2 miles south […]

Day trip: Museum of International Folk Art

Courtesy photo The Museum of International Folk Art is located at 706 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe. Museum of International Folk Art • Location: 706 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits and collections of folk art • What ages is this place best suited for?: […]