Herping: A Nature Activity That’s Tipping the “Scales”

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Beauty Takes to the Skies at the International Balloon Festival

  Beauty Takes to the Skies at the International Balloon Festival ~ by Amy Lignor   The World’s Premiere Hot Air Balloon Event is gearing up in Albuquerque once again, and the news for this global occasion (October 3rd-11th) is everywhere. People from all corners of the world are already setting up at the place: […]

Dirty Water is Escalating

  Dirty Water is Escalating ~ Amy Lignor   The argument between the EPA and various governing bodies from the state of Colorado to the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah – you name it – has been taking over the headlines. This came about because of an EPA project to open up an old […]

Orange is the New Disgusting Mess

  Orange is the New Disgusting Mess ~ Amy Lignor   The EPA makes mistakes? Don’t be silly… Oh, wait, what’s that people are seeing out their windows in Colorado and now New Mexico? It looks almost like the sun is setting over the river, sending a burning shade of orange onto the glassy water […]

Code Word “Steampunk”

  Code Word “Steampunk” By Cindy Haynes   There is fashion that goes in and out of style depending on the decade, but “Steampunk” has hit the U.S.A. in the past year with a tremendous force. Whether this sudden love of steampunk fashion comes from being in a world where the Game of Thrones is […]

An Ecological Park Celebrating Little-Known Species

An Ecological Park Celebrating Little-Known Species ~Samantha Lewis Roswell, NM – the home of the little green men. Right? Yes. But that is most definitely not the whole picture when it comes to this incredible area that works extremely hard to conserve wetlands, protect wildlife, and allow families to have a whole lot of fun. […]

No Love for the Sagebrush Lizard

No Love for the Sagebrush Lizard ~ Samantha Lewis Credit should always be given for the defenders of the wildlife out there who are doing their absolute best to protect and save both creatures and habitats that are disappearing worldwide. Fights are won and lost. Some even change and become more than a bit confusing: […]

The Great Outdoors Beneath Your Feet

The Great Outdoors Beneath Your Feet ~ ZZ Troutski   You’ve climbed mountains, cast your line in the crystal clear ponds and streams, hunted in the wilderness that this extraordinary country has to offer, and more. But there’s another local right beneath your feet that can become the experience of a lifetime. It’s also one […]

A Family Experience: Meeting up with Smokey the Bear

A Family Experience: Meeting up with Smokey the Bear  ~ James Moore There are many camping and hiking sites in the Great Outdoors. The wilderness beckons to one and all when the summer springs into action. Families finally get that vacation; they get to step away from the job and head out to enjoy the […]

Closing on the Ultimate Ranch Takes Bates Land Consortium

  by Jame Moore   Real estate dealings are complex no matter what the size of the property may be. However, when it comes to the large deal there is no company better suited for the job than Bates Land Consortium.   The ultimate closing on the ultimate property; when this is the plan, Patrick […]