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38th Annual EIGHT NORTHERN PUEBLOS Arts & Crafts Show

June 28th, 2010

Mark your calendars for July 17th & 18th…the 38th Annual EIGHT NORTHERN
PUEBLOS Arts & Crafts Show.
This incredible event is the Southwest’s largest Indian owned and operated
arts & crafts show…and is one of the summer’s must see events!
You’ll come face to face with more than 300 artists and
artisans…presenting and selling their jewelry….pottery….
sculptures….paintings….wood carvings…and more.
What an amazing opportunity to talk with these artists….learn about their
work…and purchase their exquisite art & jewelry!
It’s no wonder that people come from all over the country for this event!
In addition to the art, you’ll enjoy traditional pueblo food and
electrifying pueblo dance performances, with each tribe presenting their
unique dances, costuming, singers and drummers.
It’s the 38th Annual EIGHT NORTHERN PUEBLOS Arts & Crafts Show………July
17th & 18th……..8:30 am — 4:30 pm…..at the
Eight Northern Pueblos Visitor’s Center in Ohkay Owingeh…(O-keh
0-weeng-eh) just five miles north of Espanola on Hwy 68.

For more information, call 505.747.1593 or visit ENIPC.org.

89th Annual Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico

June 28th, 2010

The 89th Annual Inter-Tribal Ceremonial…Gallup, New Mexico!
People come from all over the world for this spectacular event, and whether
you’re eight…or eighty, it’s an experience you’ll never forget!
For decades, Native American groups have come to Gallup to perpetuate the
tradition…the culture…the rich heritage of this annual event.
Highlights include the dances and competitive pow wows, with songs, dance
steps and costumes passed down from generation to generation.
The parades are immensely popular….a continuous and colorful pageantry
that includes tribal groups, dancers, horseback riders, Navajo Code Talkers
and tribal royalty.
And for art lovers, this is THE event of the year.  The authenticity and
quality of the arts, crafts and world-class juried art show make this a
shopper’s paradise…an absolute gold mine!
For a touch of the wild west, enjoy the Ceremonial Rodeo…with
dust-swirlin’ action and heart-poundin’ excitement!
And believe me…you could come just for the food!  Navajo fry bread and
tacos….Hopi corn stew…roasted corn on the cob…Zuni oven bread…you’ll
love every mouthwatering bite!!
It’s the 89th Annual Inter-Tribal Ceremonial…August 11th to the 15th…at
Red Rock State Park here in Gallup

Sierra del Rio

May 13th, 2010

Snuggled just six miles from the base of Turtleback Mountain and sprawling throughout the wide open landscapes of the high desert, Sierra Del Rio honors the majestic spirit of the wild southwest. Located in Elephant Butte, NM within the 1,000 plus acres of Turtleback Mountain Resort, Sierra Del Rio Golf Course, is an 18-hole championship daily fee facility with full amenity clubhouse.

In New Mexico we appreciate our natural resources—both for their beauty and for the life they give. For this reason, we have designed a course that is unique not only in its play design but also in it limited impact on our environment. At Sierra Del Rio, we use environmentally safe organic products throughout the property to protect our water shed and abundant wildlife.

Our beautiful southern New Mexico climate combined with our draught tolerant grasses allows the course to maintain its green coloring throughout the year. The organically grown greens are covered with bent grass that offers some of the smoothest putting surfaces found in this part of the country.

At Sierra Del Rio, we believe that playing golf should be a beautiful experience—one that allows you to immerse yourself in a game among a unique design of greens, fairways, and teeing grounds but also one where you will bask in the natural and abundant landscapes that quietly and majestically surround your play. Our design team has created a premier course with 18 memorable holes while preserving the natural environment that has existed here for ages.

The New Mexico History Museum

April 16th, 2010
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Rather than telling visitors what ‘happened,’ the New Mexico History Museum presents a theatrical environment and the engaging stories of the many cultures that have called the Land of Enchantment home.

The New Mexico History Museum includes interactive multimedia displays, hands-on exhibits, and vivid stories of real New Mexicans. As a 96,000-square-foot extension of the 400 year-old Palace of the Governors – the oldest continually occupied government building in the US – the New Mexico History Museum anchors itself on the historic Santa Fe Plaza and offers a sampling of the people and the legends to be found throughout the state.  Modern history museums know that individual accounts are often their most treasured artifacts.

With stories from and about New Mexicans like Po-pay, Juan de Oñate, Kit Carson, Billy the Kid, Adolph Bandelier, Earnest Blumenschein, Robert Oppenheimer, and the ’60s-era counter-culture, the New Mexico History Museum sweeps through centuries of human interaction. The museum is located on the Historic Plaza in Santa Fe Next to the Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, 505-476-5200.

Santa Fe Brewing Company

April 16th, 2010
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Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico’s  oldest microbrewery, distributing only naturally conditioned beers in its home state of New Mexico and surrounding states including Colorado, Texas, Arizona and California. Santa Fe Brewing Company brews their beer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, featuring favorites such as Santa Fe Pale Ale, Santa Fe Wheat, Santa Fe Nut Brown, State Pen Porter, Chicken Killer Barley Wine, Fiesta IPA, Viszolay Belgian Ale, and Maxwell’s Silver Stout.

Beer aficionados may also enjoy Santa Fe Brewing collectibles such as t-shirts, pint glasses, bottle cap magnets,and even half-pint kid gear!

San Miguel Mission

April 16th, 2010
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The city of Santa Fe was founded in 1610, and El San Miguel (St. Michael’s) Mission Church was built between 1610 and and 1628. It is the oldest church still in use in the United States, this simple adobe structure was built by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the Spanish. Badly damaged in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the church vigas in the ceiling were burned, and in 1692 De Vargas ordered the church rebuilt.

In 1859 the church served as the chapel for the newly arrived Christian Brothers who took over control of St. Michael’s School. In 1881 the Christian Brothers purchased the church, a recently completed school building, an adobe building and the land upon which they were situated from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Since its creation, San Miguel has been used as a chapel and shrine to St. Michael, a military chapel, an oratory for the Christian Brothers, a school chapel and a barrio church. Today, in addition to being an historical treasure, cultural heritage and tourist attraction, it still serves as a shrine to St. Michael and a chapel where Mass is celebrated weekly Some of the features of San Miquel Mission are:

  • Reredos – The reredos or altar screen dates from 1798 and is the oldest wooden reredos in New Mexico.
  • St. Michael the Archangel Statue – The carved gilded and painted wood statue of St. Michael the Archangel celebrates his victory over Satan and dates from at least 1709 when it was brought from Mexico. It occupies the center niche in the reredos.
  • The San Jose Bell – The bronze bell situated in the gift shop once hung in the bell tower. There is some speculation that it was cast in 1856 in the Parroquia in Santa Fe or in Cerrillos in 1836.

Chuck Jones Galleries in Santa Fe

April 16th, 2010
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The Chuck Jones Galleries in Santa Fe are the source for the finest animation and entertainment art in the world. Based significantly around the work of Chuck Jones, the galleries strive to present his and other artist’s fine works of art in their appropriate elegant setting.

The Chuck Jones Gallery (formerly known as the Chuck Jones Showroom) started in an 800 square foot location in Chuck’s hometown of Corona del Mar, California in 1990 by Linda Jones and her son, Todd Kausen. Each gallery is located in beautiful destination communities and are a must-see when visiting enchanting New Mexico.

The Santa Fe, New Mexico gallery is located in the midst of the downtown area near the famous Plaza area. 135 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501.  Call for more information: 505/983-5999.

Visit the Chuck Jones Galleries website.

New Mexico State Capitol Building

April 16th, 2010
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Today’s New Mexico State Capitol, known as the Roundhouse, is the only round capitol building in the country. It was built by Robert E. McKee with a design by W.C. Kruger that combined elements of New Mexico Territorial style, Pueblo adobe architecture and Greek Revival adaptations. The 232,000 square-foot Roundhouse was dedicated on Dec. 8, 1966.

From a bird’s-eye view, the Roundhouse resembles the Zia sun symbol, which is also emblazoned on the New Mexico state flag. The image, which originated at Zia Pueblo, incorporates elements representing the sun’s rays, the four directions, the four seasons, and the four phases of life. The State Seal of New Mexico, carved in stone, hangs above each of the Roundhouse’s four entrance wings.

The four-story Roundhouse includes a subterranean story and a central interior Rotunda that rises 60 feet through the top three stories. The Rotunda’s design elements include New Mexico Travertine marble featuring a turquoise and brass mosaic depicting the New Mexico State Seal. The ceiling skylight of stained glass is patterned after a Native American basket weave symbolizing the sky and the earth.

The Capitol Art Collection includes paintings, sculpture, handcrafted furniture and other work by New Mexico artists and artisans. The Governor’s Gallery, located on the fourth floor, was founded by Clare Apodaca, who served as New Mexico’s First Lady from 1975 to 1978. The gallery, an outreach facility of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Department of Cultural Affairs, presents six exhibits per year, including the annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

For information about guided tours of the New Mexico State Capitol by appointment, call (505) 986-4589 during business hours Monday through Friday. Visitors can take a self-guided tour anytime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Read more about the New Mexico State Capitol here.

New Mexico Rail Runner Express

April 16th, 2010
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If you are looking for a great and convenient way to travel in New Mexico, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It is administered by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, (NMDOT) and the Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), a regional government planning association.

Currently, the Rail Runner operates on weekdays with eight Albuquerque-Santa Fe roundtrips and five Belen-Albuquerque roundtrips, on Saturdays with six Belen-Santa Fe roundtrips, and on Sundays with two Belen-Santa Fe roundtrips. On weekdays, most trains run during the peak commuting periods, with extra trains running mid-day and in the evening.

There is also some additional service for special events (Balloon Fiesta, holiday season, etc), including limited service to a “special events platform” on Commercial Avenue beneath Avenida Cesar Chavez for Lobos and Isotopes athletic events.

Interested in riding on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express during your New Mexico travels? Click here to visit their website for more information.

Rio Rancho Pork and Brew

March 19th, 2010
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Rio Ranchos sixth annual Pork ‘N Brew BBQ State Championship complete with continuous live entertainment, fun jumps, pig races, kids corral, and, of course, food galore – at the Santa Ana Star Center in the new Rio Rancho City Center.

The Pork ‘N Brew is sponsored by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is a fully sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society event – one of the top 10 events on the Society calendar. With more than 30,000 in attendance last year, Pork ‘N Brew has become one of the largest two-day events in New Mexico. Winners go on to participate in Kansas City, KS at the Nationals.

The Pork & Brew has quickly become one of New Mexicos favorite annual events, said Michael Cerletti, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department, entertaining both family and friends year after year. The folks in Rio Rancho are to be commended for their efforts in creating such a popular attraction.

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