Photo by Linda Meacher
Wild horses standing on a hill in Sundance
Mesa show their ribs—
a sorry sign of a long, barren winter and drought-ridden spring.¬
Droughts, floods, and freezes
The Friends of Coronado State Monument is sponsoring a presentation
by Dr. Carla Van West, director of preservation research at
SRI Foundation, on “Droughts, Floods, Freezes: The Role
of Climate in the Human History of the Southwest,” on
Sunday, June 25, at 2:00 p.m. The program will be held at
Coronado State Monument, on U.S. 550, about one mile west
With the current drought situation in New Mexico, Dr. Van
West's perspective and knowledge of climate impact on the
Southwest over time promises to be interesting and educational.
As space is limited, reservations are suggested. Please call
Gordon, at 771-3464, or e-mail your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is $5 per person; free for members of Friends of
Coronado State Monument.
Bernalillo Growers’ Market opens July
Friday, July 7, is the opening date for the Bernalillo Growers’
Market according to the market’s management team. The
market already has paid applications for ten of its “old-timer”
vendor spaces, and is looking forward to adding additional
vendors, some of whom are first-timers for this market.
One of the first-timers, for example, will be selling farm-fresh
eggs from the Flying E Ranch. Other early offerings will be
local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and honey,
natiave herbs and plants, and usually a few surprises.
Prospective customers should remember that locally grown
food is fresher—it tastes great! Samples are often available
at the market. Not only are you likely to be buying from neighbors,
but you may have taste experiences you’ve never had
before—with commentary to go along with it. There is
also real diversity, with items that are likely to be traditional
and particularly well suited to New Mexico growing conditions.
Not only will you be keeping your family healthy but you’ll
be helping to keep local communities healthy. Consider, too,
the amount of expensive fuel used to transport the produce
we buy from as far away as South America, Australia, and our
own West Coast.
The Bernalillo Market is continuing its relationship with
Zia Pueblo, which owns the land where the market is situated,
just south of U.S. 550 on Camino del Pueblo (Bernalillo’s
main street), between Our Lady of Sorrows Church and the Dollar
Store. There is ample parking.
Vendors begin setting up after 3:00 p.m. but customers will
not be served until 4:00 p.m. The market ends when vendors
are sold out, or at 7:00 p.m. You are urged to come and join
your neighbors and make new acquaintances.
Geologist will lead tour of Mid Rio Puerco
The Friends of Coronado State Monument is sponsoring a historical
tour of the Middle Rio Puerco Valley, led by geologist Dirk
Van Hart, on Saturday, June 10. In order to carpool to the
valley for the tour, attendees will meet at 10:00 a.m. at
the Coronado State Monument, on U.S. 550, about one mile west
of I-25. Participants should pack a lunch and bring drinking
The tour is open to the public, but reservations are suggested,
as the number of participants is limited. Please call Gordon,
at 771-3464, or e-mail your reservation to email@example.com.
Participation is $5 per person, free for members of Friends
of Coronado State Monument.
Historical society presents art by Geraldine Brussels, concert
The Sandoval County Historical Society will meet June 4 at
7:00 p.m. at Delavy House Museum, off Highway 550 west of
Bernalillo, between Coronado State Monument and the Star Casino.
Otilio Ruiz and Chuey Martinez, playing harp and guitar,
will present a summer outdoor concert. Also featured will
be the work of graphic artist Geraldine Brussels. Refreshments
will be served.
Please note the change of time (for this meeting only).
The program is free and open to the public.
Procession of the Feast of Saint Anthony through Placitas
Feast of Saint Anthony to be celebrated
The San Antonio Catholic Mission in Placitas will celebrate
its patron saint’s feast day on June 10 beginning at
6:30 p.m. The celebration will include a traditional procession
along the village roads with the mission’s santo of
Saint Anthony of Padua, accompanied by mayordomos and santos
of the Bernalillo Our Lady of Sorrows Church, the Algodones
San Jose Mission, and the Bernalillo Sanctuario de San Lorenzo.
Father Virgil Furfaro, escorted by the Knights of Columbus
honor guard, will officiate at the ceremonies.
San Antonio Mission’s mayordomos Valentina and Arsenio
Duran will carry Saint Anthony as the procession stops at
homes in the village for brief ceremonies. The choirs of the
San Antonio Mission and the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
will be joined by the traveling choir of the Alameda Guitar
Ensemble and trumpeter Bruce Canale for the celebration.
Refreshments will be served at the mission social center
at the conclusion of the ceremonies.
El Rinconcito español
Gato escaldado, del agua fría huye.
A scalded cat flees even from cold water.
No hay cuesta arriba sin cuesta abajo.
There’s no uphill without a downhill.
Si quieres ser estafado, paga por adelantado.
If you want to be swindled, pay in advance.
SOS-panyol, Placitas—Spanish instruction
on oral communication skills, www.sospanyol.com.
Clinics offered for 2007 State Fair Queen
New Mexico State Fair will host regional queen clinics to
prepare and encourage county participation in the 2007 NMSF
Queen Contest. Mary Darnell, coordinator of the annual competition,
announced that with the help of Amanda LaPrelle, 2006 NMSF
Queen, and other volunteer former NMSF queens, five clinics
around the state are being planned.
The clinics are free; however, advance registration is suggested.
If your schedule does not allow you to attend the clinic at
the time designated for your region, future contestants may
attend a clinic in another region.
Bring your own lunch, horse, tack, water, tub, and feed.
Feel free to bring queen clothes to exchange or barter. Drinks
and snacks will be provided. Horsemanship and personality
sessions will be held at each clinic. Young ladies sixteen
to twenty-three years of age are encouraged to participate.
The dates and locations below are planned for the clinics
(call for registration and other information).
Central New Mexico: June 5, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s
Posse Grounds, Albuquerque. Call Jan LaPrelle, 505-867-3281.
Northwestern New Mexico: June 7, McGee Park, Farmington.
Call Temple Palamara, 505-565-2572.
Northeastern New Mexico: June 12, Piojo Ranch, Watrous.
Call Mary Darnell, 505-459-3972.
Southwestern New Mexico: June 14, NMSU Equestrian Arena.
Call Janet Clark, 505-859-1155.
Southeastern New Mexico: June 16, Stallings Ranch, Clovis.
Call Kathy Duffy, 505-265-1791, extension 379.