New Mexico Ghost Town: Ragland

New Mexico Ghost Town: Ragland

Welcome to Ragland!Traveling around the state of New Mexico, we’ve always been surprised by what we find along the way. Driving through Eastern New Mexico on the way to Albuquerque, along the old back highways while admiring the scenery and the lack of traffic, one can find what looks like it...

New Mexico Ghost Town: Ragland

New Mexico Ghost Town: Ragland

Welcome to Ragland!Traveling around the state of New Mexico, we’ve always been surprised by what we find along the way. Driving through Eastern New Mexico on the way to Albuquerque, along the old back highways while admiring the scenery and the lack of traffic, one can find what looks like it...

KidWind and Sponsor Pattern Energy to Host 2022 REcharge Academy

KidWind and Sponsor Pattern Energy to Host 2022 REcharge Academy

Educators to travel to New Mexico and learn how to bring renewable energy content and activities into classrooms The KidWind Project, an international leader in clean energy education, will be hosting the 2022 REcharge Academyfrom July 18-21, 2022. This flagship educator PD program on renewable...

Renewable energy giant acquires SunZia transmission project

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL TUESDAY, JULY 19TH, 2022 AT 12:02AM Pattern Energy announced plans Monday to invest $8 billion in New Mexico-based wind generation and new transmission infrastructure after acquiring partial ownership over the SunZia Southwest...

Renewable energy giant acquires SunZia transmission project

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL TUESDAY, JULY 19TH, 2022 AT 12:02AM Pattern Energy announced plans Monday to invest $8 billion in New Mexico-based wind generation and new transmission infrastructure after acquiring partial ownership over the SunZia Southwest...

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The 50th Annual Pioneer Days Rodeo

The 50th Annual Pioneer Days Rodeo

On June 2-4, the Curry County Mounted Patrol put on the 50th Annual Pioneer Days Rodeo in Clovis, New Mexico, and it was an exciting one!

The Pioneer Days Rodeo has been on a two year break due to the Covid pandemic, which made this year even more special. 


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Clines Corners: An oasis on Route 66

Clines Corners: An oasis on Route 66

I have been living in New Mexico for two years, and I’ve stopped for gas a few times at Clines Corners Travel Center on Route 66. Clines Corners is a gas station, an RV Park, and like the sign says, has been serving travelers since 1934.

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Pattern Energy Completes Construction of Largest Single-Phase Renewable Energy Project in U.S. History

Pattern Energy Completes Construction of Largest Single-Phase Renewable Energy Project in U.S. History

Albuquerque, NM, January 6, 2022 – Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) announced it has completed construction and begun commercial operation of its suite of Western Spirit Wind power projects. Western Spirit Wind is comprised of four wind power facilities totaling more than 1,050 megawatts (MW) located in Guadalupe, Lincoln, and Torrance Counties in central New Mexico.

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Welcome to KQAY/KTNM Radio Tucumcari

Welcome to KQAY/KTNM Radio Tucumcari

I mention the history of Tucumcari because, when you stop in town, it is everywhere- and if you turn on the radio while you’re there, you’ll hear the voices of Russell B and Karen A on KTNM AM and KQAY FM, respectively, both part of KQAY Radio.

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Pattern Energy and RETA Announce Energization of Western Spirit Transmission Line in New Mexico

Pattern Energy and RETA Announce Energization of Western Spirit Transmission Line in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM, December 6, 2021 – Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) and the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) announced today the Western Spirit Transmission line has been energized and is fully operational. The 155-mile 345 kV transmission line, developed jointly by Pattern Energy and RETA, will collect up to 800 megawatts (MW) of wind power from central New Mexico and connect it to the electric grid managed by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) near Albuquerque. PNM will acquire and operate the transmission line shortly after commissioning is fully completed.

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The Pink Bus

The Pink Bus

Curious, I walked over to take a look and ran into Sarah Love, the founder of The Pink Bus, a 503c(3) non profit dedicated to helping people with food insecurity and other necessities.

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ABQ Art Walk

ABQ Art Walk

On the first Friday of every month, The Albuquerque Artwalk puts on, “ABQ Art Walk,” a walking event in downtown Albuquerque featuring independent artists, entrepreneurs, artisans as well as brick and mortar businesses.

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ABQ Springtime Beer Patio

ABQ Springtime Beer Patio

I was explaining to the bartender, Amanda, that I was new to Sidetrack as she stared at me like I should know what I wanted. She replied, “I didn’t realize I was going to have to hold your hand. Wait here, new guy.”

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Year of The Dog

Year of The Dog

I was outside in the sun at “Year of the Dog,” a small hot dog restaurant in Raton, New Mexico. I was driving back to Albuquerque from Denver and I was hungry.

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City Hiking in ABQ

City Hiking in ABQ

Luckily for me, Albuquerque is blessed with stunning natural beauty everywhere. I looked up Rio Grande Valley State Park- specifically the Pueblo Montaño picnic area and trailhead.

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Title Wave Books, Revised

Title Wave Books, Revised

Leslie and Liberty teach their kids at home. “This bookstore is the only place in Albuquerque to get homeschooling books and materials,” Liberty told me, “and now we’ve been the owners for five years.”

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Friday Night Reads

Friday Night Reads

Being a man who seems to know Albuquerque inside and out, Ryan wanted to find a way to help promote independent authors in New Mexico, and thus launched, “Friday Night Reads.”

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ABQ MOM

ABQ MOM

ABQ MOM is the desire to bring Moms together and provide parenting perspectives, written by parents living here in Albuquerque.

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Homewise

Homewise

“Homeowners impact neighborhoods, and neighborhoods impact homeownership,” is not only a philosophical idea, it is one of the guiding principles of Homewise in New Mexico…

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Breakfast for One

Breakfast for One

As I’ve watched social media, I noticed a trend: friends of mine that never, or almost never, cooked their own food were using the time at home to experiment in the kitchen.

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New in New Mexico

New in New Mexico

My name is Edward Domain, and I am brand new in town. I’m originally from the Midwest, and was excited to move to Albuquerque as part of the Pattern New Mexico team. I certainly moved here in interesting times.

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