One of a kind academy offers classes that rock

CORRALES – Imagine a classroom environment where cranking up a guitar solo is not only encouraged but mandatory to pass the class. Believe it or not, this is the type of curriculum that is offered, among many other guitar related items, at the Strat Academy located in the village of Corrales. The Strat Academy is the brainchild of owner and … Read More

Continental Divide hikers pass through Cuba New Mexico

By Stephen Montoya CUBA – What once started out as a fun pastime, has become a way of life for two hikers going the distance of the Continental Divide on foot. This nearly five and a half month trek is one of many for long-time hiking partners Renee Miller and Tim Beissinger. In fact, both Miller and Beissinger have made … Read More

Collecting Shed Antlers Illegal at Bandelier and Valles Caldera

Los Alamos, NM – One of the signs of spring in the Jemez Mountains is deer and elk shedding their antlers. People like to collect these “sheds”, which is fine on private land or areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management or the US Forest Service. However, it is illegal within Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument, and … Read More

New family run bistro opens across the street from Intel

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It’s 9 a.m. at the newly opened Lily and Liam Bistro at 1751 NM 528 across the street from Intel, as a steady stream of customers wait to be seated. A fine mist of aroma from the kitchen fills the dining area just before co-owners and married couple James and Megan Garrigan prepare to sit down and discuss their inspiration … Read More

Native NM company Piñon Coffee opens 1st RR location

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Business is already booming for the newly opened Piñon Coffee at 1761 NM 528, in the former Starbucks building across the street from Intel. Piñon Coffee President Matthew Bregar said finding the space was a real plus when it came to locating on the West Side. “We’ve been putting out these little surveys at different events over the past two … Read More

Candlestick Coffee: Chasing success one roast at a time

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A year-long trip around the world inspired one of Corrales’s newest businesses. Candlestick Coffee Roasters, 4940 Corrales Road, Suite 500, across the street from Ex Novo Brewery, has been in operation for nearly a month, according to owner Zach Smith. “It was me and my wife’s travels around the world for that one year that kind of kick-started us wanting … Read More

Staying sharp 10 years running

PLACITAS — Blades Bistro owners Kevin and Anja (pronounced Anya) Bladergroen agree that their restaurant has been the unofficial hub of Placitas for the last 10 years. “If a new person moves to town, they will usually be greeted by the community here,” Anja said. “This is exactly what we wanted for our restaurant when we envisioned opening here all … Read More

New ‘sangwich’ shop offers unique take on classic cuisine

There’s a new “sangwich” shop in the City of Vision aiming to serve up food so good it will make you say uncle. Uncle T’s Sangwiches, Stews and Coffee opened its doors at 1520 Deborah Road, Suite O, in June and has been building on client base ever since. The brain child of co-owners Rio Rancho native Clinton Ellison III … Read More