Scenes From Ortega’s Weaving Shop In Chimayó

Ortega’s Weaving Shop in Chimayó offers authentic Chimayó weaving, a tradition with roots deep in old Spanish Colonial New Mexico. Seen here during a visit Saturday, Ortega’s Weaving Shop opened its doors in 1900 in a small house in the back of this relatively new shop built in the 1980s at CR 98 at NM 76 in Chimayó. is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. For more information, call the shop at 505.351.4215 or visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Owner Robert Ortega has been a part of Ortega’s Weaving Shop since he was born 66 years ago. Read More

Posts From The Road: El Camino Del Rio

Calm Waters: For a few miles out of Presidio the river is not visible but when it does come into view it is a calm flowing river, which is about 150 feet wide but not very deep. Photo by Gary Warren/
Mexican Crops: For a portion of the drive, crops and small villages are visible across the river in Mexico. The crops create a stark green contrast to the desert landscape. Photo by Gary Warren/


Formerly of Los Alamos

El Camino del Rio (The River Road) is a 66 mile stretch of Texas Highway 170 between Presidio, Texas and Big Bend National Park.

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Los Alamos Choral Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary Concert At The Duane Smith Auditorium Sunday

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

LACS News:

The Los Alamos Choral Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Duane Smith Auditorium. 

The chorus was founded informally in 1943 by Manhattan Project scientists, and will be giving this gala anniversary concert in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Cost is $15 for adults, and students are free. The Conductor is Steven Paxton, Kay Read More

Tesuque Pueblo Eyes Film Production Facility To Meet What State Says Is Rising Demand

New Mexican

Tesuque Pueblo is actively pursuing plans to turn its old Camel Rock Casino into a film production facility after the space was used last year for the movie production of News of the World, starring Tom Hanks. 

The Pueblo of Tesuque Development Corp. is in talks with scouts for film and television companies about using the location for future productions, said Timothy Brown, the entity’s president and CEO. The former casino, located off U.S. 84/285, could be used on a short- or long-term basis or rented to a major production company, he said. 

“We feel it’s a Read More

Council Awards 2020-23 Contract To Sancre Productions To Produce Los Alamos Summer Concert Series

The sun begins to set as a massive crowd gathers to hear Big Head Todd and the Monsters last summer at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Los Alamos Summer Concert News:

During its December meeting, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved Sancre Productions for a four-year contract to produce the 2020-2023 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

The contract award comes on the heels of the historic 2019 concert season, where newly forged partnerships with tech companies and local businesses brought high caliber, nationally touring artists to Read More