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Cultural geography: The Galisteo Basin

When my inquisitive Spanish ancestors asked the Tewa Pueblo people about the geography south of today’s Santa Fe, responses described what was plainly obvious... more

Vacation Destination

An intriguing area, rich in history and scenic beauty, awaits discovery via a perfect day trip or a series of smaller visits along a circular route through the southern reaches of Santa Fe County. … more

Heirloom Cultivars

Long before farmers’ markets were hip, long before artisanal foods became big business, long before the local foods movement, the people of Northern New Mexico were growing their own … more

Gateways and doors (Puertos y puertas)

About 14 miles north of Española, at Velarde, the Río Grande emerges from its massive gorge, then flows south along the foot of Mesa Prieta for some 12 miles until it converges with the … more

Living down country people

When my inquisitive Spanish ancestors asked the Tewa Pueblo people about the geography south of today’s Santa Fe, responses described what was plainly obvious — a plain (pun intended). … more

Community Spirit

Two years ago, on a temporary, plain wooden door at the main entrance to San Antonio del Río Colorado (St. Anthony’s of Red River) Church in Questa, New Mexico — just a few clicks … more

The Camino Real/Carta

The current issue of Chronicles of the Trail/Crónicas del Camino, now in its 13th year of publication, was funded by the Northern Río Grande National Heritage Area (NRGNHA) in … more

Memorias de Manhattan

I remember my grandmother Dolores “Lola” Valdez (1915-2008) casually referring to her early work experiences outside the house in the 1940s, much like a contemporary young adult talking … more

La Bajada: Where Hope Springs Eternal

I was 27 years old in 1990 when I returned to live at my dad’s place in La Cienega. more

Art Characters

Welcome to the third round of Art Characters, an original Land Water People Time annual series that profiles a handful of Northern New Mexico’s most notable and colorful artists.  … more
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