A Long Standing Tradition in the Town of Bernalillo Continues

Matachines Fiesta Dance 1

BERNALILLO – It’s just past six thirty on a stormy Friday evening as the participants in an over 300 year-old-tradition prepare to practice seven dances in honor of Saint Lawrence (San Lorenzo). The street to the hosts, called the Mayordomos, for this year’s event where the practice is take place is flooded on both sides. It looks bleak for a … Read More

One of a kind academy offers classes that rock

Strat Academy

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

Miller and Beissinger

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

Antler Shed Season

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


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

Candlestick Coffee: Chasing success one roast at a time

Candlestick Coffee

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

New ‘sangwich’ shop offers unique take on classic cuisine

Sangwich Shop

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