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Loved your November feature on White Sands, where my family has visited, picnicked, and slid (on disks or cardboard!) for many years. Living in Anthony and Alamogordo made it our family’s favorite destination. This pandemic has given me time to look
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A Texas transplant to Red River, Sloan Covington escaped a desk job to adopt the mountain town’s slow pace and big-fun attitude. The owner of Red River Angler & Sport operates a tackle shop and guides fly-fishing trips and other outdoor adventures. A
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Deep Down
CULTURE ART SIP OVERNIGHT ROAD TRIPS SHOP ■
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With resorts cutting back on indoor occupancy this season, tucking into the lodge to warm up with a hot chocolate and slip off the ski boots for a few minutes may not be an option. Using your car instead takes some advance planning, but it can make f
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Higher Love
Inspired by the dance kilts worn during ceremonies at many of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s new hot-air balloon creates a striking scene against the clouds. Adorned in black, white, and red, Eyahne on the Horizon (eyahn
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Snow renders the forest in striking light and dark. Blue and lavender shadows stripe the white snow around gray pine trunks. Squirrel and rabbit footprints dimple the fresh powder. People who spend winter days outdoors comment on the quiet as often a
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Riding High
In Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Dance at Bougival, a couple sways in a community square. She’s dressed in white, with a red hat. He’s in a blue suit with a hat that mirrors the yellow in the trees. On the concrete floor lies a cigarette butt, crushed by t
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Injured skiers or snowboarders often catch a ride to the aid room on toboggans placed throughout the ski area. It’s no fun for the passenger, but the task can be demanding for a patroller, too. Only about 25 percent of National Ski Patrol members are
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Entrepreneurial Spirits
Teresa Dahl-Bredine was on vacation in Belize when inspiration struck. Sitting at a beachfront bar with her husband, Dave Crosley, she sipped on a watermelon-ginger-and-jalapeño cocktail. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, this would be great as a mule,’” says
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Winter Stews
THE SIMPLE ACT OF ADDING LIQUID to a pot that contains meat, beans, or vegetables can transform even the toughest of ingredients into fork-tender morsels of deliciousness. Tired of leathery roasts, tooth-cracking legumes, and fork-bending Brussels sp
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Frida Loves Diego
There’s a new guy in town at Hotel Luna Mystica, in Taos, and his name is Diego (as in Rivera). While the moniker nods to the 1964 Streamline’s neighboring trailer, Frida (as in Kahlo), and the passionate-meets-tragic love between the two artists, th
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Pantry
With the dawn of a new year, many may feel compelled to consider cutting out the drink for a while (or forever), but tasty booze-free beverages—above and beyond the realm of Pellegrino and iced tea—can still make for an interesting happy hour. Santa
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Heart’s Desires
When you’re in New Mexico, true romance comes easier than a dozen roses or a prix fixe dinner. You can find it in the mares’ tail clouds that frame a mountaintop sunset, on a chilly morning hiking the desert, and in the crackling fireplace of an arts
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Historic Murals
A BLUE-SKINNED APACHE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT dancer in ruffled yellow pants hops on his moccasined foot. He brandishes two painted swords at his counterpart, a black-and-white-skinned dancer paused mid-stride. The Mountain Spirits’ traditional job is to ush
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Hat Trick
When the pandemic hit in March, Gillian Fryer needed a project. The owner of Blue Feather Naturals had been making and selling soaps, deodorants, and other body-care products for more than 20 years at her store, just north of Taos in El Prado. How wo
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Yes It’s A State. No Passport Required.
MARY HUNT WEBB turned to online chat rooms for company during the pandemic and enjoyed getting to know people from all over the country. One day, they were discussing changes each had noticed during isolation. “I mentioned that I had seen an increase
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Myth Major
J.C. CERVANTES DIDN’T KNOW she was writing a book when she began Tortilla Sun. Her youngest daughter just wanted a story about her teddy bear. The self-proclaimed bibliophile had never written fiction, but her story eventually grew into the enchantin
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Old Town Chapel
Sister Giotto Moots, a nun of the Dominican Order, believed that an alley in Albuquerque’s Old Town was the center of creativity for our planet and that she could nurture a community of diversity there. In 1969, she began the nondenominational Sagrad
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The Memory Keepers
DIRTY WITH AGE AND SMALL ENOUGH to fit into the palm of a hand, the cased photograph held just three clues. Its technology—an ambrotype, essentially a glass negative placed on a dark background that turns the image to a positive—dated it to between 1
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New Mexico Magazine Photos of the Year
The Secret Tree, Jake Werth Photography has been a gift over the past year, connecting us with places and people we couldn’t visit in person, inspiring our imaginations when our everyday world seemed claustrophobically small, and capturing the simple
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Fat snowflakes had been falling over Ski Santa Fe for hours, speckling the pine trees and drifting to a boot-deep layer, before my first ski run in New Mexico. I dropped into a delightfully steep pitch that offered an open canvas of almost untracked
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Ski Dreams
We sat sipping hot chocolate in a circle of Adirondack chairs next to the Blake hotel at Taos Ski Valley. But even with the mountain decked out in late-fall shades of brown, Al’s Run looked intimidating stretched out before us. With an October snowst
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Even amid drought and La Niña (a Pacific Ocean weather pattern that often delivers warmer, drier Southwestern winters), New Mexico saw record-setting snowfalls in September and October. In the latter storm, a late-season typhoon in the Pacific affect
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Head Wounds
We knew that saying goodbye to fictional detective Kevin Kear-ney would be hard, but who knew it would be so brutal? In this 14th and final outing, Head Wounds (Norton), author Michael McGarrity spares our hero, leaving him largely on the fringe of a
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Mike Donnelly knows a thing or two about skiing. After all, he’s been at it for 65 years. Now, in what he calls “one of the joys of my life,” the 83-year-old instructor at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and Ski New Mexico’s 2018 Ski Instructor of the Yea
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Storytellers
After a successful career working with national companies, Minneapolis native Warren Malkerson and his wife, Joan, chose Carrizozo for her contemporary art space, Malkerson Gallery 408, and his Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography. Set in a renovate
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As a professional ski racer for more than 20 years and then a technician for the U.S. Ski Team, Alain Veth had skied all over the world by the time he visited Taos Ski Valley. But the France native was struck by the mountain and by a mentor he found
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Masthead
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Edward Graves EDITOR IN CHIEF Steve Gleydura MANAGING EDITOR Kate Nelson ART & PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR John McCauley ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Megan Dailey ADVERTISING & SPECIAL PROJECTS ART DIRECTOR Terry Smith CIRCULATION MANAGER
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This four-season resort in the beautiful and isolated Moreno Valley is both old-school and newfangled. With the state’s first high-speed quad chair (the 10,000-foot Chile Express ranks as one of America’s longest chairlifts), Angel Fire boasts New Me
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Home for the Holidays Gift Guide
Buying directly from Zuni artists continuously for 40 years, Keshi is a trusted outlet for authentic Zuni jewelry, fetishes, and pottery. Call for a private virtual shopping experience and visit our expanded website. Winner of “Best Gift Shop 2020”.
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