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Smoke Screen

A BULL AND AN OWL began meeting at the Knights of Pythias Hall more than 100 years ago. By then, silver strikes and the railroad had turned Socorro into a boomtown, and the fraternal society occupied…

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New Deal Reckoning

IN THE DARKEST DAYS of the Great Depression, new roads, bridges, dams, hiking trails, and rock-solid schoolhouses appeared throughout New Mexico. The national goal was simple: Put people to work…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Twist and Shout. Beatles fans, prepare for joy as the New Mexico Philharmonic performs two hours of the group’s hits exactly as they were recorded in the Saturday night concert, Classical Mystery…

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This Biologist Buzzes for Bees

Olivia Carril has a honey of a gig. The Santa Fe Girls’ School science teacher and coauthor of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees (Princeton University Press) travels the state…

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Five Ways to Find Wildflowers

YOU NEVER QUITE KNOW what you might learn—or encounter—on a guided hike with a trained professional. Randy Roch, a ranger at the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, recalls one such spring trek…

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