Serving Placitas, Bernalillo, Algodones, northern Rio Rancho,
and the pueblos of Santa Ana and Sandia

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August 2002

Up Front

  • Wild horses face uncertain future in Placitas
    By Ty Belknap
  • Southwest wine industry has roots in Bernalillo history
  • Fire restrictions are lifted in the Cibola National Forest

Featured Artist of the Month (NEW!)

  • New Mexico Classical — The Art of Edward Gonzales

The Poll of the Month

  • Q: What is your favorite New Mexico season?
  • Results of the July Poll Question RE; Horses

Animal Hotline

  • Raid on Placitas Animal Rescue comes up empty by Dave Harper

Around Town

  • Sandoval County Fair and Rodeo By Elizabeth Johnson
  • High Desert Farmers’ Market opens at El Zócalo
  • Display highlights Sandoval County of yesteryear
  • Chautauqua stars Pueblo leader Popé
  • Coronado Monument hosts Indian, Spanish celebrations


  • Politicians to speak at business conference
  • How to save hometown businesses
  • Windmill Mercantile closing August 31

Community Bits

  • Women, money, and divorce
  • Driver’s-license scam

Comunity Profile

Dark Skies

  • Department of tourism calendar now on-line
  • Stargazing in the Manzanos
  • Starry, starry nights—A look at the night sky
    By Barry Gordon


  • Recycling tips By Robin Brandin
  • Albuquerque proposes to expand its water supply

Fire and Rescue

  • The Forester’s Log—When firefighters start fires By Mary Stuever

Sandoval Arts

  • Sutherland sings country gospel in San Ysidro
  • Call for entries
  • Artists available?
  • Anasazi Fields Winery to host blues festival
  • Placitas Artists Series announces 2002-2003 season By Gary Libman
  • Neville Brothers, Journey to play August dates
    at Santa Ana Star By Greg Johnston


  • Abousleman represents New Mexico at youth conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Federal grant to create PBS TeacherLine model at BPS
  • NM offers student-loan consolidation
  • Pre-K plan at PES progressing slowly but surely
    By Snow Moore Watson
  • Summer time at Optimist Club de Sandoval
    By Maude Linnartz

Time Off

  • Camping in Hawaii By Barb and Ty Belknap





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