A Mystical Weekend Escape in New Mexico

A Mystical Weekend Escape in New Mexico

Weekend escape to Quarai, New Mexico “You must see Quarai,” said the friend we were visiting in Albuquerque. “It’s a mystical place.” Eager for a spiritual fix, my husband, Paul, and I drove southeast from the city to this Spanish mission ruin [122 Manzano Quarai Road, Mountainair, N.M.; (505) 847-2585, www.nps.gov/sapu], one of three sites of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. We spotted Quarai’s jagged red sandstone walls rising above a grove of cottonwood…

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Coroner’s 1908 report unveiled for famed New Mexico lawman

Coroner’s 1908 report unveiled for famed New Mexico lawman

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southern New Mexico’s Dona Ana County have publicly unveiled the coroner’s report for the Old West lawman who fatally shot Billy the Kid. The February 1908 document written in cursive script and signed by six men laid out the few findings of a coroner’s jury investigation into the shooting death of famed sheriff Pat Garrett. The previously unknown document was discovered by a county clerk’s office employee last…

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New Mexico Makes It Easier for Women to Obtain Birth Control

New Mexico Makes It Easier for Women to Obtain Birth Control

New Mexico instituted a new policy on Friday allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control directly to women, part of a wave of state efforts to make it easier for women to get contraceptives. State health officials said the decision was based on a desire to make it more convenient for women to get medications for preventing pregnancy. Because New Mexico is predominantly rural, people often have to drive long distances to get medical care, said…

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Alabama Organization Raises Flag for New Mexico War Hero

Alabama Organization Raises Flag for New Mexico War Hero

Neighbors can now recognize the house of a local American hero by new flag pole put up in front of his house. An Alabama organization travelled to Gallup, New Mexico last month to raise the flag in recognition of Korean War Veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, the Gallup Independent reported ( http://bit.ly/2qQrazF ). The 91-year-old veteran said he has always wanted to fly an American flag in front of his…

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Legendary New Mexico: a Brief History of Our Military Bases

Legendary New Mexico: a Brief History of Our Military Bases

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. For more than 70 years, New Mexico has been a major military crossroads for the United States. At the dawn of the second World War, the Albuquerque Army Air Field was training thousands of military personnel on the B-17 “Flying Fortress”. The privately-owned Portair Field in Clovis became the Clovis Army Air Field and, just east of the White Sands Proving Grounds, the…

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New Mexico Astronomers Make Surprise Discovery with Vla

New Mexico Astronomers Make Surprise Discovery with Vla

2015 VLA radio image of the central region of Cygnus A. | Photo: Credit: Perley, et al., NRAO/AUI/NSF Stefan Dill SOCORRO, N.M. — Pointing the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescopes near Socorro, N.M. at a famous galaxy for the first time in two decades, a team of astronomers has discovered a bright new object near the galaxy’s core. Rick Perley of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory said upgrades to the VLA in 2012 have…

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A Couple Things That You Can Do In New Mexico

A Couple Things That You Can Do In New Mexico

Have you ever been to the state of New Mexico during the spring? It’s a very beautiful place to visit. You may have tried to go there once or twice before, but you may have missed this season. This is when the flowers begin to bloom, and the leaves come out, making it very beautiful. If you can do several activities that are outdoors, you will definitely have fun taking in all of the beautiful…

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New Mexico Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting the Zika Virus

New Mexico Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting the Zika Virus

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say mosquitoes capable of transmitting the Zika virus have been found in Dona Ana County. The New Mexico Department of Health says it’s the first time this season that the mosquito species has been found in that part of the state. Mosquito surveillance in New Mexico’s southern counties is part of an ongoing joint project to map the range and distribution of the species that can transmit…

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Albuquerque

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Albuquerque

Whether you are originally from Albuquerque, or you have never even stepped foot in it, there are many little-known facts you have probably never heard of. Here are four things you didn’t know about the city. 1. People There Are Smart While places like Boston and New York City are home to great schools, did you know that there is a large number of people there who have earned a Doctorate? It is always listed…

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Tech Baseball Heads to New Mexico for Midweek Series

Tech Baseball Heads to New Mexico for Midweek Series

Get your A-J Media Digital Subscription now! Texas Tech has defeated the New Mexico baseball team twice this season already. But, those were in Lubbock. Now the sixth-ranked Red Raiders hit the road for a pair of games against the Lobos in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Field. First pitch for Game 1 is slated for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Game 2 at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Texas Tech (33-10, 9-6 Big 12) defeated…

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