Only the Crow Knows

Deb Haaland’s Dinner at Indigo Crow an A-1 Mystery

It’s not every day that a high ranking federal government official drops in for dinner. But it happened earlier this month at Indigo Crow in Corrales, spiced with a taste of mystery. U.S. Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland dined at the popular Corrales restaurant the evening of Jan. 13. Sources say Haaland, an enrolled citizen…

Corrales Comment adds new weekly digital-only edition

The Corrales Comment is going digital – but still staying true to its print roots. Starting in November, the Corrales Comment is adding a new weekly digital edition to its already popular biweekly print edition.

The weekly email edition — available for free by signing up online — helps fill in the gaps between every other week print deadlines,” says Tierna Unruh-Enos, Publisher. It will also feature online only stories and profile upcoming local events through the new online events calendar available to local businesses and community organizations.

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COrrales

Heidi’s To Offer Feel-Good Foodie Treats

By Devin D. O’Leary “I’ve always been really passionate about cannabis,” says Chef Dmitri Eleftheriou from his gleaming kitchen in Albuquerque’s industrial district. “So I want to transfer that passion into medicine for people.” To those ends, Eleftheriou has launched Heidi’s Edibles, an Albuquerque-based THC food brand combining high-quality local…

Corrales Chef Spreads the Word about NM Dishes and Ingredients

Chef Jon Young of Corrales has been named New Mexico Food Ambassador by the Dept. of Agriculture for a tenure of two years. That means he will shout the word about local food and food products throughout the country to food producers and distributors. Some lucky members of the public…

Committee Presents Plans; Money Still an Issue

By John R. Schumann Prior to the Jan. 10 Corrales Village council meeting, a work-study sessionwas held to discuss a design concept for the Corrales Arts, Community andEducation Center (ACE). On May 10, 2022 the Village created an ad hoc committee to explore the possibilities of the Corrales Performing Arts…

Alfalfa Cube Recall Issued for Product Distributed in New Mexico

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned horse owners not to feed alfalfa cubes that are part of a manufacturer recall. On Dec. 16, Manzanola Feeds of Manzanola, Colorado, announced a recall of certain lots of Top of the Rockies alfalfa cubes. The FDA is cautioning horse owners…

I didn’t know that! Corrales Chronicles: History as Connection

By Mary Davis The story about the group photographed standing by the Territorial House in theDec. 9, 2022 Comment elicited more information and connections. AlphaRussell named others in the photograph and how they came to be meeting at theTerritorial House. She recalled that the ones in the red shirts were…

More on Hippies in Corrales

The Territorial House restaurant was a place hippies and cowboys went to hang out

By Mary Davis This 1970 picture of a group standing in the patio of the Territorial House restaurant was lent to the Corrales Historical Society by Pat Windisch, who had moved to Corrales the year it was taken.  Pat, then Pat Phillips (see didn’t marry Chris Windisch until 1986), is…

Sandoval County

National Civics Bee Open to Kids in 6-8 Grades

Sandoval Signpost Staff  Local students in grades 6 through 8 can compete for cash prizes while becoming better informed about American democracy by entering the 2023 National Civics Bee. But there’s no time to waste. The first round of the competition — a 500-word essay that it part must demonstrate…

How to Grow Celosia in Your Garden

Celosia is an annual and I never traffic in annuals. Unless they’re in a pot, that is. Celosia is a favorite container plant because its flame-shaped blooms come in fiery colors that endure the high desert sun and never fade. Eye catching and hardy, Celosia are perfectly suited for our…

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Los Ranchos

Vroom Vroom Through the Village

Too many cars, too many speeders, not enough sharing

By Carolyn Carlson Thousands upon thousands of vehicles, whispers of speed cameras, a new municipal judge and extending a development moratorium were the highlights of the last two meetings of the Village of Los Ranchos Board of Trustees. Zoom Around At their Jan. 11 regular meeting, Village trustees heard about…

Sadness In Los Ranchos

By Carolyn Carlson For many residents of the village of Los Ranchos, Judge Diane Albert was more than just their municipal judge. In many ways she was a bit of the spirit of Los Ranchos. When the news of the murder-suicide of Albert and her husband Eric Pinkerton made its…

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ARTS

Arts Center Proposal Brought before Village Council

The ACE (Arts, Community, Education) Center Committee presented a proposal for a visual arts and performing arts center to the Village Council on Sept. 27. The Committee is eyeing the Jones property behind the library. If greenlit by the Village and funded by various sources including grants, the center is…

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…

Community

Corrales Elementary Could Become K-8 Under APS Plan

Corrales Elementary School could become a K-8 school under a “right-sizing” effort undertaken by Albuquerque Public Schools. A committee made up of APS administrators released its recommendations to the school board Jan. 9 after a months-long evaluation of the district’s 88 elementary schools, 27 middle schools and two K-8 schools.…

News-y

‘Twas the penultimate night before Christmas, and all through the house, not acreature was stirring…except for the household bill payer foaming at the mouse,uh, mouth, over coffee, up $3 per 12 ounces, and streaming services blendingand raising prices… . Thankfully, we have come through December 21 or WinterSolstice, an odd…

Commentary

Safeguarding Tribal Patrimony

Commentary by United States Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM). Martin Heinrich is New Mexico’s senior US Senator. He previously served as US Representative and as an Albuquerque City Councilor. Last night, the Senate voted to pass my bipartisan legislation to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties…

News-y

The adorable “lesser Goldfinches,” a name with which I take issue, are eatingevery Nyjer seed I can afford and more….as the temperature plummets. In thepast, I seem to recall their leaving for a few weeks as cold hit, but now I amhonor bound to keep them going. Ravens fly in…

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News-y

By Meredith Hughes We finally are on the cusp of the month whose name no one wants to say. Yes, FebROOary. But more likely, FebOOOary. A cute short month—this year it has 28 days—named after a Roman festival of purification or washing, known as Februa. It’s also the last full month of winter here in…

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The Thirsty Gardener

Gardening in the high desert

New Seed Plants from Garden Bureau Adapt to Corrales

Collectors rejoice! New selections are perfect for our climate and conditions.

New-plant mavens who live in the desert sometimes despair that the selections in any given year simply will not thrive here. The Garden Bureau brings happy news this fall. I’ve chosen six of their members’ brand new offerings – four edibles, three ornamentals – that will love it here. All of these plants are suitable…

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From The Horse’s Mouth

Rural living

From the Horse’s Mouth: Old Traditions, New Directions

Will horses return as a necessity for going to the post office and store?

By Steve Komadina This is a column that talks about horses and the Corrales connection. Itwas started as an initiative of Corrales Horse and Mule People(CHAMP) to help horse and non-horse owners to think about living in ahorse-oriented community. What will the New Year bring for our Corrales horse heritage? Ourpopulation as a world and…

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Corrales Chronicles

From the Historical Society

Corrales Chronicles: I Didn’t Know That! Series

By Mary Davis This 1970 picture of a group standing in the patio of the Territorial House Restaurant was lent to the Corrales Historical Society by Pat Windisch who had moved to Corrales the year it was taken. Pat (then Pat Phillips, she didn’t marry Chris Windisch until 1986) is smiling, standing next to Tommy…

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