Silver Leaf Branches Out With The Farm Stand

Local Growers Open Retail Space Along Corrales Road

By Devin D. O’Leary Silver Leaf Farms has been a locally owned source for fresh produce in Corrales for the past 12 years. The farm grows USDA Certified Organic and pesticide-free vegetables for local farmers’ markets, fine restaurants, premium grocers and schools located throughout the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. The folks behind Silver Leaf Farms have…

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

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…

Anderson Parcel Could Be Good Move for Growers’ Market

Although the Village has been in negotiations for years to buy the three-acre Gonzales tract next to the bank, a different, lesser-known two-acre parcel next to the post office may be acquired as early as next month. The vacant land adjacent to the post office’s property line would be used…

Cottonwood Tree Removal Necessary for Safety and Liability Purposes

By Diane Joy Schmidt A beloved cottonwood that graced Corrales Road at Uva Road to the west was cut down onSeptember 7th. Irate tree lovers left notes and flowers on the stump for weeks, includingprominent cardboard signs, one read ‘murderer.’ A final note provocatively asked “WTF?”Did this impressive tree have…

News-y

“The tumult and the shouting dies…” Right? We are post-election, post-WorldSeries and sniffing around food-ish notions for this month’s major event.But first, I did indeed enjoy my early vote on Halloween. No line, a row ofsmiling poll workers, banter with the guy at table no. 7, a swift filling of…

Long-time Dem Retires From State House 23, GOP Seizes Opportunity

After State House Rep Daymon Ely decided to step down from the seat earlier this year, Republicans saw an opening to flip the House District 23 seat held by Ely since 2016. Republican Alan Martinez bested Democrat Ramon Montano for the Democratic House seat in a 54-46 percent margin. Ely,…

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?…

Sandoval County

Election Opens Commission Vacancy, Shuffles Bernalillo Reps

By Bill Diven When 2023 rolls around, the Sandoval County Commission may be a member short while the town of Bernalillo loses a longtime friend in the Legislature. Commissioner F. Kenneth “Ken” Eichwald, D-Cuba, told the Signpost he’ll submit his resignation to the governor effective Dec. 31. However, he won’t…

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Los Ranchos

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…

Bury Me Please

Begone Electric Wires, with Enough Money

By Carolyn Carlson Pleas for a lobbyist, a silly debate about the need for current Village transportation data and the dream of burying PNM lines were the most interesting moments during the rather sedate Village of Los Ranchos trustees meeting held Oct. 12. Spend Money To Get Money Apparently, Los…

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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 Chronicles: Treasures Lost and Reclaimed

Part of the “I didn’t know that!” Series

by Mary Davis, Corrales Historical Society Did you know that in 1959 this is what the north end of Corrales looked like? The aerial photo of his house was taken by photographer Dick Kent. The house, which he built in the early 1950s, sits all by itself in the white…

Help Shelter a Dog This Season by Donating to the Doghouse Drive

Donations Can Be Made at Kennel Kompadres in Corrales

Animal Welfare Department (AWD) is hosting The Doghouse Drive to make sure our furry friends aren’t left out in the cold. AWD is accepting medium to large dog houses, new or gently used. The Doghouse Drive will replenish the supply to our Animal Protection Officers for our community doghouse program.…

Commentary

Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Courthouse Expansion

Submitted by Jay C. Block, Sandoval County Commissioner, District II This letter is provided as opinion/commentary from the author. You can submit your own: editor@corralescomment.com Citizens of Sandoval County, I implore you this November to vote YES to the General Obligation Bond for the courthouse expansion for the 13th Judicial District Court. Our judicial…

Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to the Mayor

Submitted by Rick Thaler, Corrales resident If you’d like to submit a Letter to the Editor, please email editor@corralescomment.com I’m a founding member of the Corrales Interior Drain committee and I live on Hansen Road near the drain. A couple of years ago I proposed via a letter in the…

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News-y

News and News-ish happenings from around the Village

News-y

Fancies Bakery, Market and Eatery in Corrales still has not responded to News-y, after two attempts, though we now have the name of the company’s marketing person. There are weeks before its “Opening Fall 2022” expires so we will continue to sniff its photos of luscious pastries.  Charlene Spiegel, longtime owner of Corazon de Corrales…

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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

Corrales Chronicles

From the 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…