Day trip: War Eagles Air Museum

Courtesy photo The War Eagles Air Museum is located in Santa Teresa. War Eagles Air Museum • Location: 8000 Airport Rd. Santa Teresa • What activities can you enjoy at this location?: Exhibits that pay tribute to military aviation and remind us all of the significant role these airplanes, their pilots and support crews played […]

Day trip: Roswell UFO Festival

Courtesy photo The Roswell UFO Festival runs July 1 through July 4. Roswell UFO Festival • Location: Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: A four-day festival about the much-debated 1947 UFO crash in Roswell. The festival offers a variety of activities including alien costume contests, 10K and 5K run and walks, […]

Day trip: Bandera Center and Ice Cave

Bandera Center and Ice Cave • Location: 12000 Ice Caves Rd, Grants • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Situated on the Continental Divide, visitors can walk over an ancient lava trail to the ice cave. There, the natural layers of ice glisten blue-green in the reflected rays of sunlight. Another trail winds […]

Day trip: National Museum of Nuclear Science

Courtesy photo The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is located in Albuquerque. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History • Location: 601 Eubank Blvd. SE at Southern Blvd., Albuquerque 87123, six blocks south of Central Ave. and off of Interstate 40, exit 165. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits […]

ENMU’s Squire earns trip to nationals

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Bill Squire qualified for the NCAA Division II track championship in the hammer throw in Thursday’s Last Chance Twilight track meet hosted by Abilene Christian, winning the event with a toss of 187 feet 8 3/4 inches. The throw surpasses the provisional qualifying mark […]

Day trip: Blue hole of Santa Rosa

Courtesy photo Blue hole is located in Santa Rosa • Location: Santa Rosa • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Diving, limited recreation swimming. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There’s also a training platform at 20 and 25 […]

Day trip: Aztec Ruins National Monument

The Aztec Ruins National Monument is located at 84 County Road 2900 in Aztec. Gabriel Monte • Location: 84 County Road 2900, Aztec. The national monument is located on Ruins Road about 1/2 mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the city of Aztec. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Follow […]

Day trip: Bradbury Science Museum

Courtesy photo The Bradbury Science Museum is located in downtown Los Alamos. Bradbury Science Museum • Location: 15th and Central streets in downtown Los Alamos • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum features exhibits about the history of Los Alamos National Laboratory and its research. Many of the exhibits are interactive […]

Day trip: Blackwater Draw Museum

Courtesy photo Blackwater Draw Museum is located on Highway 70 between Clovis and Portales. Blackwater Draw Museum • Location: 42987 Highway 70, about 7 miles northeast of Portales and 8 miles south of Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits featuring pre-historic artifacts, a “touch and feel” table; picnic and camping […]

Day trip: Bandelier National Monument

Courtesy photo Bandelier National Monument is located outside of Los Alamos. Bandelier National Monument • Location: Directions from Santa Fe: Take Saint Francis Drive (Hwy. 84/285) north toward Los Alamos. After passing Pojoaque, merge right onto New Mexico 502 to Los Alamos. Continue up 502 toward Los Alamos. Bear right and exit onto New Mexico […]

Day trip: Capulin Volcano National Monument

Courtesy photo Capulin Volcano National Monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. Capulin Volcano National Monument • Location: The monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. The park entrance is on New Mexico Highway 325, 3 miles north of […]

Day trip: Shakespeare Ghost Town

Courtesy photo Shakespeare Ghost Town is located outside the city of Lordsburg. Shakespeare Ghost Town • Location: Located in the “Bootheel” of New Mexico. It is located outside the city of Lordsburg, which is 17 miles from the New Mexico-Arizona border. Interstate 10 passes through this small southwestern city. Shakespeare is 2 1/2 miles south […]

Day trip: Museum of International Folk Art

Courtesy photo The Museum of International Folk Art is located at 706 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe. Museum of International Folk Art • Location: 706 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits and collections of folk art • What ages is this place best suited for?: […]

Day trip: International UFO Museum

Photo courtesy of Rodden’s Inc., for “International UFO Museum and Research Center,” a New Mexico Local Legacies project The International UFO Museum is located at 114 North Main St. in Roswell. International UFO Museum • Location: 114 North Main St. in Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum features exhibits […]

Day trip: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located at 11450 Park Road 5 in Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon State Park • Location: 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Hiking, road biking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, wildlife and wildflower viewing, backpacking, horseback riding and park-provided educational programs and hikes. […]

Day trip: Buddy Holly Center

Courtesy photo The Buddy Holly Center is located at 1801 Crickets Avenue in Lubbock. Buddy Holly Center • Location: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The center offers interactive and dynamic exhibits and programs on Texas music and contemporary visual arts. The center collects, preserves and presents artifacts, […]

Day trip: Windrush Alpacas open farm day

Courtesy photo Windrush Alpacas is located at 770 Curry Road M in Clovis. Windrush Alpacas open farm day • Location: 770 Curry Road M, Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Guided tours and educational demonstrations of alpacas and alpaca fiber products. Free light refreshments, including special alpaca bean coffee. • What […]

Day trip: Roosevelt County Museum

Courtesy photo The Roosevelt County Museum is located in Portales. Roosevelt County Museum • Location: 1500 South Avenue K in Portales • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Founded in 1940, the Roosevelt County Museum is located on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. All displays have been donated by county residents. […]

Day trip: Amarillo Zoo

Amarillo Zoo • Location: 200 Comanchero Trail in Amarillo • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Find exhibits featuring reptiles, big cats, bison, elk, coyotes, fox and other animal life native to Texas. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices?: $3 adults, 13-61; $2 seniors, 62 […]

Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? […]