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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Focus on abstraction. The Taos Abstract Artists Collective opens its Spring Exhibition at the Taos Center for the Arts with a reception on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Featuring works by 64 abstract…

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Guardian of the Gila

PERCHED IN A STEEL LOOKOUT tower on Mogollon Baldy, Sara Irving has kept eyes on the Gila Wilderness for 42 summers. A hike along the Continental Divide Trail in 1980 prompted her to apply for a…

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Clovis Cranks Up the Volume

WITH 90 MINUTES UNTIL SHOWTIME, parking is already scarce at the Curry County Events Center. I hurry toward the front gates, passing out-of-towners as they help their children down from dusty pickups…

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Find These Birds in the Gila

LOCATED AT THE NORTHERNMOST end of some birds’ range and the southernmost of others, the Gila Wilderness climbs from cactus-filled desert to steep, pine-covered peaks. Those features, combined with…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Have a classically cool time. Classic car lovers take over downtown Artesia during the 25th annual Main Event Car Show and Cruise. It kicks off Friday at the Bulldog Bowl when a parade of cool…

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A Deeply Practical Magic

"YOU HAVE A GHOST ATTACHED TO YOU," Marisa Santos tells me matter-of-factly. We’re standing in what she calls her “healing casita,” nestled into a quiet neighborhood in Albuquerque’s South Valley…

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