Mystery Missile Explained

On September 13, 2012 By

Confusion over an unexpected vapor trail in southern Colorado finally cleared up.

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Medicaid participants in Colorado now have the option of having remote health monitoring in their homes…A proposal that would limit prosecutor’s power to charge youth as adults passed in Colorado’s Senate on a 22-13 vote…Bears have always been a problem in Raton, but last season’s high number of incidents has brought it to the […]

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Though roadside memorials are illegal in Colorado, they’re a common site in New Mexico where it is illegal to descrate them. The shrines usually mark the scene of accident where a loved one died. The tradition dates back to funerary processions brought to the southwest by the Spaniards in the 17th Century when crosses […]

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On our recent road trip to Southern Colorado and New Mexico, we stopped in at the always-lovely Taos Pueblo. While the Pueblo’s architecture itself is the more obvious star, we found ourselves taken with the beautiful Hornos, or outdoor adobe ovens. Aside from the fact that they’re fantastically simple and efficient ways of cooking, […]

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It’s hard to overstate how much I love the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe. The permanent collection is arranged to feel like a giant, non-stop international festival of cultures and spirits, and it’s hard not to imagine how amazing Night at the Museum 3 might be if set there. Few […]

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The Duckett Fire in Custer and Fremont Counties has now burned nearly 2500 acres. No structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported, but residents of the Brush Creek Estates Subdivision are added to the list of evacuations. Mandatory evacuations are also in effect for Eagle Peak Subdivision, Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, […]

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The so-called Duckett Fire located in northwest Custer County on the San Isabel National Forest has burned around 1000 acres…and, a wildfire in Colfax County, New Mexico north of Raton has consumed over 6,000 acres and burned two structures.

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New Mexorado

On March 9, 2011 By

Had the pleasure of attending the New Mexorado show at the Harwood Museum in Taos this weekend. (Full disclosure: my wife, Marina Eckler, has work in the exhibition, which isn’t included here.) Envisioned by Art Curatorial Manager Jina Brenneman, former curator at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, and juried by […]

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Southern Colorado is no stranger to the armed forces. With a collection of military installations, it’s not uncommon to see uniformed men and women around Colorado Springs and beyond. This month, we take a look at some of the issues concerning the military, from the very worst, to perhaps, some of the very best.

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An Air Force plan to designate a low-level flight training route across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado may get another New Mexico opponent this week…and, a round up of wild horses is set to begin in northwestern Colorado despite the objections of animal advocacy groups.

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Colorado’s child welfare system is found to be out of compliance…Colorado State University’s Board of Governors votes to outlaw guns on the Ft. Collins and Pueblo campuses…and, Governor Bill Ritter and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson sign a memorandum of understanding to help protect wildlife.

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Examining long-term options for the state budget…looking at the possibility of high-speed rail connecting Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas…and, talking about an art project involving the Arkansas River.

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A new racino is coming to Raton, and Wednesday New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson joined state and local officials in breaking ground for the combination horse track and casino. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin spoke with Trinidad Chronicle-News reporter Marty Mayfield about the industry in Raton, and the groundbreaking ceremony. (Photos courtesy Marty Mayfield.)

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