Day trip: Red River Ski Area

Courtesy photo Red River Ski Area offers 290 acres of area for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Red River Ski Area • Directions: From Albuquerque- Take I-25 through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you’re not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route-NM 599). Take Highway 285/68 through Espanola and the […]

Day trip: Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

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Courtesy photo Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway is located near Albuquerque. Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway • Location: From Albuquerque, I-40 East to the Cedar Crest Exit 175, North on N.M. Hwy. 14 to the Crest Scenic Byway 536, then 6 miles to ski area. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Winter […]

Zoning should be a case-by-case decision

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was couched under fiction, but a cursory reading revealed that it almost had to be factual. A brief Internet research time confirmed that to be the case. Mountain Gazette, a no-frills chronicle for outdoor lovers, carried the original story. In a ski town in Colorado, a ski town in […]

New Mexico ski resorts

New Mexico ski resorts

Connecting with nature pretty cool

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist I had an altitude adjustment last weekend. Altitude Adjustment was the name of the ski retreat that my daughter Laura and I went with her church youth group on last weekend. It was high up in the snow-covered rocky mountains of Denver. Many people think of going off to the […]

Ski season: Better late than never

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Courtesy Photo Angel Fire plans to open Dec. 15 for ski season. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ski season is happening a month later than past years, but it’s still happening. Ski resorts in New Mexico have had to postpone their openings this year due to warm temperatures and a lack of snow. Natural […]

Ski season launches

Ernie Blake Ski School instructor Jeff Mugleston leads a class of skiers at Taos Ski Valley. (Courtesy Photo: Jeff Caven) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With five ski resorts operating in New Mexico and more scheduled to open in the coming days, this ski season is shaping up to be much improved over last year’s, […]

You can get colds in the summer too

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist There’s a man rambling around town and he’s a real pain in the keister. He’s currently hitting the West Coast but, if he already hasn’t, will be moving inland sometime soon. He’s not a nice man to meet, for the first thing he does is bludgeon the skull so it […]

Snowy Canada pleasant break from dry winter

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The sun was setting behind the mountains in Vancouver, B.C., bringing with it the cold Canadian coastal night. Our skis were beginning to ice up, and we were still several miles from the lodge with its warm and welcoming fire, its hot tubs, its steaming, inviting drinks. We’d never been […]

Best part of skiing: cappuccino afterward

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist We’ve all had our little jokes about how risk-averse Americans are. I’ve joined in myself, ridiculing labels on paint cans that warn “Do not ingest” and labels on beach balls cautioning “Not intended as a flotation device.” But I’ve just been snow skiing for the first time and can now […]

Day Trip: Ski Apache opens Dec. 17

Courtesy Photo A skier hits the powder at Ski Apache. The southern New Mexico ski resort opens Dec. 17. Compiled by Mike Jimenez It’s time to think skiing for those who have been anxiously waiting for the season to begin. Dec. 17 is the scheduled date for Ski Apache to officially open, according to the […]

Ski fans anxious for start of season

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Day after day after day of postcard-blue skies makes many an eastern New Mexico resident cheery. But, these days, some citizens are growing more anxious by the minute. That would be the local fans of skiing. Though the nearest slopes are at least three hours away, Clovis powder adherents know […]

Snowfest 2006 just around the bend

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Cannon members attended Snowfest in January 2005. Ms. Jeanette Hattan and Ms. Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend Jan. 26 to 30 at Keystone Resort in Colorado. SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members of the military community, including competitive ski and snowboard racing, parties […]

Outdoor Recreation sponsors SnoFest 2006

Jeanette Hattan and Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend, SnoFest, Jan. 26 through 30, 2006 at Keystone Resort in Colorado (sponsored by Air Force Academy, Rocky Mountain Blue, Air Force Space Command and Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.). SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members […]

Finally, anthem singer in purple

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John Urban tries on his new Wildcats’ hat at his Kiwanis club meeting. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer John Urban has been a key part of Clovis High School football for 45 years. That’s his voice across the intercom before the game and during the halftime shows. For the past […]

It’s all down hill from here

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Photo courtesy of Santa Peak Ski and Tram/ Ski Santa Fe : Sandia Peak Ski area in Albuquerque is only a four hour drive from Clovis. The Associated Press Some New Mexico skiers will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend on the slopes thanks to a combination of early season snow and cold temperatures, which […]

Taos is no longer the soul of New Mexico

Grant McGee I like to get out of town at least once a month. It makes me appreciate Clovis. The most recent destination: Taos, about four hours northwest in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains. Taos means different things to different people: It’s an art colony, a ski destination and a tourist town. Taos beckoned […]

Winter is also a beautifu season

Clyde Davis I’ve never been a big fan of being politically correct, at least not as an obsession or from fear of reprisal. Oh yes, I believe equality is best, but only if it’s heartfelt, not a concession to popular culture. Imagine my surprise, then, when I became inspired to followup last week’s column by […]

Business digest 11/11

Mall outfitter gives gifts for a cause Maurices in North Plains Mall is selling a holiday ornament and donating the proceeds to charity. Tina Kruse, Maurices Clovis store manager, said the store will donate its proceeds to the Lighthouse Mission. Maurices 420 stores across the nation choose community organizations to which it donates the ornament’s […]