• Land Water People Time 2017-2018

Stories from this issue

Home grown: chefs and food executives with local flavor

New Mexico is all about food, with a distinctive cuisine that blends Spanish, Native American and Mexican elements together into dishes found nowhere else.

Looking back: railroads profoundly altered region

Headlines in The Weekly New Mexican newspaper on Feb. 9, 1880, declared: Santa Fe’s Triumph...

A storytelling sanctuary: Demetria Martínez’s Nuevo Mexico

Demetria Martínez’s award-winning poetry and fiction are inextricably linked to her native New Mexico...

Crypto Jews

In small villages and hamlets in the mountains of New Mexico live communities of individuals claiming descent from Jewish ancestors from Spain and Portugal. These people, often called secret Jews or …

Art Characters

Welcome to the third round of Art Characters, an original Land Water People Time annual series that profiles a handful of Northern New Mexico’s most notable and colorful artists.  …

La Bajada: Where Hope Springs Eternal

I was 27 years old in 1990 when I returned to live at my dad’s place in La Cienega.

Memorias de Manhattan

I remember my grandmother Dolores “Lola” Valdez (1915-2008) casually referring to her early work experiences outside the house in the 1940s, much like a contemporary young adult talking …

The Camino Real/Carta

The current issue of Chronicles of the Trail/Crónicas del Camino, now in its 13th year of publication, was funded by the Northern Río Grande National Heritage Area (NRGNHA) in …

Community Spirit

Two years ago, on a temporary, plain wooden door at the main entrance to San Antonio del Río Colorado (St. Anthony’s of Red River) Church in Questa, New Mexico — just a few clicks …

Cultural geography: The Galisteo Basin

When my inquisitive Spanish ancestors asked the Tewa Pueblo people about the geography south of today’s Santa Fe, responses described what was plainly obvious...

Heirloom Cultivars

Long before farmers’ markets were hip, long before artisanal foods became big business, long before the local foods movement, the people of Northern New Mexico were growing their own …

Vacation Destination

An intriguing area, rich in history and scenic beauty, awaits discovery via a perfect day trip or a series of smaller visits along a circular route through the southern reaches of Santa Fe County. …

Gateways and doors (Puertos y puertas)

About 14 miles north of Española, at Velarde, the Río Grande emerges from its massive gorge, then flows south along the foot of Mesa Prieta for some 12 miles until it converges with the …

Living down country people

When my inquisitive Spanish ancestors asked the Tewa Pueblo people about the geography south of today’s Santa Fe, responses described what was plainly obvious — a plain (pun intended). …