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Learning the Ropes

NEED TO KNOW JULY RODEOS AND ROPING/RIDING EVENTS We recommend that you contact the individual rodeo associations or event promoters/hosts for the most up-to-date schedule and information. July 1…

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In Leopold’s Footsteps

THERE IS A SULFUR BOG and a series of burping ponds in a little valley on the south end of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The aquamarine ponds that feed the marshy area below the valley emit a…

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Growing Pains, Solved

FORGIVE THE FIRST-TIME visitor flying into New Mexico who looks down and mutters: “Sure looks gray, brown, and dry.” From the air, that may be the case. But when your feet touch ground, sage green…

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One of Our 50 is Found!

Have you had an A-ha! moment? If we print your A-ha! moment, you’ll get a cool cap with this clever logo: “New Mexico, not really new and not really Mexico.”™ (You can also buy the hat at…

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Art Without Borders

NEED TO KNOW Unsettled Landscapes is the first of three biennial exhibitions in SITE Santa Fe’s six-year project SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas. Thursday, July 17, opening night…

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What's Happening

JULY 1–6, 19, 20 NORTHWEST FUN FESTS The 28th Freedom Days Celebration in Farmington (July 1–6) includes a brass-band concert in Berg Park, a nighttime electric light parade, and one of the region’s…

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The Rush Is On

JIM HAMMOND’S WINE PAIRINGS VEAL WITH STRAWBERRIES AND BASIL-BLACKBERRY SAUCE This is no time for a big red or a white with a high acidic punch. A slightly sweet Riesling, such as Ponderosa Valley…

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Flight of the Phoenix

NEED TO KNOW | RATÓN Festivities Ripley Park, Shuler Theater, Old Pass Art Gallery, and the 11 a.m. Fourth of July parade are along First and Second Streets in the Ratón Downtown Historic District…

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Costume Drama

Above: Santa Fe Opera. Photograph by Free ABQ Images. What happens when hundreds of opera buffs are challenged to turn their pre-performance tailgate parties into a competition? A little bit of glam…

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