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Steve Gleydura
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Steve Gleydura

Steve joined New Mexico Magazine as editor in chief in March. You can email him at steve.gleydura@state.nm.us.

Editor's Letter: Hop(s) to It

I HAVE NEVER MET A TOOL THAT I DIDN’T HATE—hammer, wrench, saw, shovel, you name it. I am bad with all of them, on a frustratingly epic level. My father tried to teach me when I was a kid, as I helped…

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Editor's Letter: Vintage Fun

A TRIO OF MONKS sitting in front of wooden wine barrels toast our arrival at Casa Rondeña Winery, in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Located near the tasting room door, the painted tiles nod to the…

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Editor's Letter: Fine Arts

I CAN'T SAY that before moving to New Mexico I had ever purchased a piece of art—unless you count what can be found at Ikea. But in just a short time here, my wife and I have bought enough pottery…

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Editor's Letter: Party Time

We all have that one friend, the person who stretches out their birthday into a week (or more) of get-togethers, happy hours, outings, and other festivities. Well, we’re that friend. As you might have…

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Editor's Letter: Trip Tips

"YOU'RE GOING TO NEED THIS,” offered Managing Editor Kate Nelson as she handed me the oversize DeLorme New Mexico Atlas & Gazetteer, filled with maps detailing roads, topography, public lands, and a…

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Editor's Letter: Patty Melts

MY FIRST MEAL IN NEW MEXICO was a green chile cheeseburger—and I’ve been a tad obsessed ever since. We had been on the road for about eight hours and arrived in Taos gnaw-on-the-steering-wheel hungry…

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Editor's Letter: Petal Powers

I'D COME TO THE PECOS WILDERNESS for the caves—the reward for a moderate five-mile hike along Cave Creek Trail. It was mid-August, and despite the narrow, winding road leading to Panchuela Campground…

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Editor's Letter: Here to Stay

NO MATTER HOW OFTEN I’m on the Santa Fe Plaza, La Fonda seems to call out to me. “Let’s go in,” I’ll say. Not for dinner or drinks (though both are worth the stop, especially at the rooftop Bell Tower…

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