Corrales News

Lower Walls Make Better Neighbors

At the Village Council meeting on Aug. 23, councilors unanimously affirmed the wall-and-fence height ordinance. Now Corraleños and visitors will not fear having to drive through a tunnel from one end of the Village…

Scene Around Corrales

Our take on what’s seen and heard around the village

CASTLE IN CORRALES? Being built by Candelaria Homes—“It’s a Lifestyle”–on a lot on Corrales Road at Toad Road, is this spread, said to be worth $1.3 million. Two fellows installing steel fencing around the lot…


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Local Treasure: Yolanda Howren Jones

Her Paintings Imagine New Mexico Icons

Her process is deeply personal yet easy for any creative person to understand. “It’s all about how a window looks, sometimes a lace curtain, a line or a color,” said Yolanda Howgren Jones, recently selected a Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Art Business Association on the recommendation of Michael Lakoff of Ricochet Gallery. “Or shadows,…

A preview of upcoming Albuquerque, Santa Fe theatre season

From Lockerbie to London, Aim To Be Entertained

Theater-going Corraleños have much to make them applaud–their proximity to both Albuquerque and Santa Fe and to their local Adobe Theater on 4th St. NW. Opening at the Adobe on September 2 is The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Pete Parkin. It is the moving true story of the aftermath of the crash…

Neuro Choir announces first rehearsal

Group aims to ‘positively impact’ Corrales citizens with brain disorders

In partnership with the UNM Neuro Choir, The Corrales Neuro Choir is a singing group for those who possess a brain injury or neurological change due to a stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders; along with their caregivers. Practice started Aug. 16 and rehearsals will continue every other Tuesday from 10am to 11:15am…


Columnists, opinions and gossip from around the village.

The Thirsty Gardener

Stephanie Hainsfurther

From The Horse’s Mouth


From the Horse’s Mouth: The Balloons are Coming!

A column featuring what’s happening in the village

As we work our way through September and the State Fair, the Harvest Festival and Balloon Fiesta will be fast upon us. Horses may be affected. Are you prepared?


Meredith Hughes


Corrales news and views

Meredith catches up with Jeff on his retirement adventure to Columbia and checks in on the creepy Corrales Nextdoor thread (!)

The Corrales Chronicles

Corrales Historical Society

The Story Behind Today’s Indigo Crow Cafe

Submitted by The Corrales Historical Society Did you know—the Indigo Crow Cafe was once the grocery store and gas station shown in this photo? This photograph was taken in the early 1940s; since that time the building’s history mirrors Corrales history.   The store was probably built in the 1920s by Alejandro Gonzales Sr., perhaps to…

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Donald Schmidt, Corrales

Donald Schmidt, a Corrales resident, died July 28, 2022. Born in Evans, Colo., Don came to New Mexico with his parents, Leo and Caroline Schmidt, at age 14 in 1964. After high school, he served in the United States Navy for four years. He lived in Corrales with his wife, Brenda, and sons, Evan and…

Ron Bloch, 77

A retiree to Corrales since 2015, Ron Bloch died unexpectedly on December 28. He was 77. The Missouri native joined the  Peace Corps in its early days after graduating from St. Louis University in 1966. While serving in that capacity in Venezuela, he was drafted into the Army during the war in Vietnam. Stationed to South…

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