Dec 292011
Santa Fe January Events

Share It!January 2012 Santa Fe Events 1st – Pueblo Dances. There are ceremonial dances at most pueblos to honor newly elected tribal officials. Call before attending. 6th – The New Mexico Grand Centennial Ball. Kicking off the state's 100th Anniversary celebration. 19th – Duo pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joe Roe, young and exciting masters of duo piano are presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association. 24th – MOMIX. Are they dancers or magicians? MOMIX performers seem to have the ability to turn their bodies into almost [Read More]

Dec 292011
Kachina Mythmaker Bobby Johnson

Share It!Kachina Mythmaker Bobby Johnson to Display in the Rio Grande Theatre Gallery this January The fantastic three- and two-dimensional Kachina art of Bobby Johnson will be on display in the El Paso Electric Gallery, South of the Rio Grande Theatre lobby, for the month of January, 2012. Featured in the show will be woodwork Kachina dolls and two-dimensional Kachina-inspired illustrations, all from the fertile imagination of the artist, who uses Native American myth and legend as a springboard for his wholly original creations. The exhibit will run through the [Read More]

Dec 282011
Geologic Quirks of the Sandia Mountains - Geology Buffs Take Note!

Share It!CORONADO STATE MONUMENT Lecture Listing – Geologic Quirks of the Sandia Mountains Sunday, Jan 15, 2 – 4 pm Back by popular demand! The Friends of Coronado State Monument welcome Dirk Van Hart, local geologist, who will discuss the geologic history of our Sandia Mountains with an emphasis on some of its unusual features. The talk will be given in terms easily understood by a general audience, but will be greatly appreciated by those with a scientific background. Come enjoy one of our most popular speakers and learn more [Read More]

Dec 282011
Apollo 16 40th Anniversary Draws Celebrities: Moonwalker and Apollo Flight Director to Make Special Appearances

Share It! LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Gene Kranz (White Flight Director who is most notably remembered for being the Director for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Apollo 13 Tiger Team Flight Director) and Charlie Duke (the 10th human to walk on the Moon, Apollo 11 Capsule Communications and Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot) will be the guest speakers at the Apollo 16 40th Anniversary Commemoration to be held March 8-10, 2012, in Las Cruces and Alamogordo. The event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission (the [Read More]

Dec 282011
Nifty Fifties: A Fundraiser for the Rio Grande Theatre

Share It!Includes a Fifties Fashion Show – The public is invited to come dressed in their favorite 50s apparel and join the fashion show.   1950s Christian Dior Silver Satin Dress LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Doña Ana Arts Council and the Rio Grande Theatre invite you to flashback to the Nifty Fifties, with hot rods, ice cream floats and good old fashioned Rock 'n Roll! On Sunday, January 29, 2012, the Arts Council puts the "fun" back in fundraiser with an event for the entire family: a trip down [Read More]

Dec 262011
Inn of the Mountain Gods (Ruidoso) January & February 2012 Events

Share It!OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Ski Apache Open Seven-Days a Week for the Season Ski Apache opened on Thanksgiving Day as and since then has received a total of 50 inches of snow to date with 90 percent of the mountain open seven-days per week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Lift tickets are $47 for adults, $41 for seniors (60 years and older), $38 for military personnel, $39 for teens (13-17 years) and $30 for children under 13. Group ticket discounts are also available in addition to individual ski and snowboard [Read More]

Dec 212011
Travel Living in Red River

Share It!Travel Living in Red River ~ Cheryl Yale-Bruedigam My travels to New Mexico began early, at the age of ten. We had relatives that owned lodges and cabins in Red River so we were able to visit frequently, enjoying summer vacations fishing, horseback riding, mountain hiking or exploring old gold mines. Winter holidays offered snow-mobile riding, activities at the ski area, hunting for Christmas trees, cozy concerts with Texas outlaws in roughly decorated but intimate venues and lots of snow. The summer I was sixteen however, brought a unique [Read More]

Dec 212011
The Rio Grande Gorge and the Geology that Formed It

Share It!The Rio Grande Gorge and the Geology that Formed It By Linda Thompson Rio Grande Gorge ©Terry Thompson, (Taos, New Mexico) Spanish conquistadores discovered the mouth of the Rio Grande River in 1519. In the next 100 years they founded some of the earliest North American settlements along its banks. These explorers named the river El Río Grande, or 'the Great River.' However, it has been called many other names. The pueblo people called it Posoge, or P'Osoge, 'big river.' Shipwrecked British sailors crossed it in 1568 and [Read More]

Dec 212011
The Tao of Taos Pueblo

Share It!The Tao of Taos Pueblo by Linda Thompson Taos Pueblo ©Terry Thompson, (Taos, New Mexico) In Chinese philosophy, the tao is the natural process through which all things change, a process necessary to a harmonious life. Taoism is a mystical sixth-century B.C. philosophy that Confucians adopted as the path of virtuous conduct. In the Tiwa language of Taos Pueblo, however, tao means 'to or toward the village.' Are the two words related? It is believed that Spaniards, encountering the people now known as Taos Native Americans in their [Read More]

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