This ends up being a very personal message to my big Alamo Navajo Magdalena Socorro family. It is a message to Caitlyn, Shoshanna, Mary Ann, Kyle, Kim, Dora, Noah, Robert, Kee, Casey, Cecelia, Libby, Nina, Alayna, Fae, Mikey, Gita – to all of you, younger and older, whom I love that I haven’…

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 9:50 p.m. MDT, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will welcome spring with the arrival of the vernal equinox. If this seems early to you, you’re right! In fact, this is the earliest the vernal equinox has occurred in all time zones in 124 years. Traditiona…

I think we all believe in weather folklore and weather lore at some point in our life. Folklore beliefs are based on fear and superstition, while weather lore is based on observations of the environment.

In case you haven't noticed, the Civil War is not over. Last weekend the Yanks and the Rebs were back brawling it up once again on the banks of the mighty Rio Grande. Several dozen reenactors turned out, and they seemed to have a good time acting out a simulation of the Battle of Valverde. S…

It all begins next week. It's when Mardi Gras ushers in the first day of Lent, those 40 days of abstentions. Time to consider what habit or vice we can do without between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. As in past years, food and alcoholic beverages again top the lists of most people, but com…

The middle of February and we’re on the verge of one of the most confusing, nay tricky, times of the year for most married guys like me. Valentine’s Day. I say “married” specifically because young single men can always go to something romantic, which can be reasonably straightforward. And if…

A blacksmith who came to Magdalena 10 years ago is now the village’s mayor. Richard Rumpf opened his shop in March of that year to do simple blacksmithing and metal art. Examples of his metal art are on display around the front of his business. Rumpf (also known as ZW Farnsworth, his busines…

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