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Top rodeo athletes from across the United States will be matched with the toughest bulls and horses of the Baca Rodeo Company, Friday and Saturday, March 7-8 and March 14-15. Performances begin at 1 p.m. at the Valencia County Sheriff’s Posse Arena in Belen, 10 I-25 Bypass. Admission is $12 …

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Who doesn’t love tacos? Now, you can eat tacos for a cause with the Burque Taco Club. The club’s vision is to build an inclusive community focused on philanthropy. Each month, the group gets together at a local establishment to eat tacos, meet new people and raise money for a non-profit. The…

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After winning back-to-back CIF championships in 2018 and 2019, Duke City Gladiator owners Gina Preiskorn-Thomas and Scott Thomas moved the team to the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2020 season. Under a new head coach — Cornelius “Pig” Brown from the IFL’s Nebraska Danger —  five-time …

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Seeing is believing for the customers of The Natural Lighting Company, the New Mexico Premier Dealer for Solatube International, said owner Brooke Nutting. She and her husband, Donald, have operated the business now for a decade, and always encourage clients to come into their showroom and s…

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When you walk into Granite Passion’s Sawmill District showroom you can tell you’re in good hands. The dynamic family team of Sharon, Nicole, Dustin and Fernando ensures that while you’re getting the best prices and selection for quality imported granite in the state, you’re also getting atte…

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In business in New Mexico since 2001, owner Rodney Rael started A New Millennium Co. with one mission — to provide the highest quality spray-foam roof systems and building insulation, helping hundreds of home and commercial property owners save on utilities and costly roof repairs.

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More than one in three Americans — over 84 million people — have pre-diabetes, which is a serious condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes and other significant health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Despite its prevalence, nearly 90 percent of people with the condition don’…

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If you look at a list of the names of the 50 states, you’ll find every letter of the alphabet except Q.

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Pi Day is not only an annual opportunity to celebrate math, it’s also a day to honor the renowned scientist and mathematician, Albert Einstein, born on March 14.

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Were you stationed in Uzbekistan shortly after 9/11 until 2005? The place, Karshi-Khanabad, was called K2 and the ground was covered in black goo. Signs warned of radiation hazard, and the area frequently flooded. Pond water glowed green.

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“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” — Carl Sagan

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If you’re in the market for a smartphone, tablet, smart watch or other gadget, you may be preparing to pay through the nose. Experts say that you don’t have to go broke on tech if you shop wisely.

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MaryAnn and I camped in our little “canned ham” retro trailer at Oliver Lee State Park. It’s a lovely park on the western slope of the Sacramento Mountains just south of Alamogordo. The park is best noted for two things: Dog Canyon and the old Oliver Lee Ranch House.

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If you own a pet, you’re in good company. In fact, 67 percent of U.S. households own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association. Pets provide unconditional love and countless memories, and in return they look to their humans to care …

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On March 6, 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine.

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Winter can be a sad time for our colorful gardens while we wait for the harbingers of spring. Crocus, daffodils, forsythia, iris, and hyacinths, along with the wonderful blooms of our fruit trees, are just beginning, but the depths of winter can be drab.

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke coming in fifth, according to the American Heart Association.

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The health benefits of regular exercise are undeniable, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 30 minutes of exercise at least five times per week. However, high-impact exercises like running and weight training can lead to joint pain, especially if you have a joint …

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Having second thoughts could be a good thing, even if you’re determined to go through with your plans.

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Lin Manuel Miranda is one smart cookie. After creating “Hamilton” for Broadway in 2015 and winning a record 11 Tony Awards, he had the forethought to produce a 2 hour and 40 minute film, with his original cast, two weeks before they left the show. Now, five years later, he’s sold the worldwi…

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When you’re on a quest to create a home environment that promotes wellness, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One easy solution is to look for small changes that improve your personal well-being while also promoting a better environment overall.

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Keeping your home secure is vital to the safety of yourself, your family and your belongings. Here are several simple ideas to increase your personal safety.

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I’ll be worse off financially this year, despite the Social Security increase we just received. I won’t be the only one.

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Let’s make fire with ice! Impossible, you say? Well, it just depends on how you look at it. Follow this DIY process using candle wax and ice to create these super “cool” chunky candles.

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Did you know that one in four Americans keep their cars for an average of seven years or more? Nearly another third (29 percent) say they typically own their car for three to four years. With Americans keeping their vehicles on the road for the better part of a decade, it’s important to impl…

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Vintage clothing, while beautiful and unique, can be tricky to take care of. Below you will find simple ways to keep clothing in the top condition that it deserves:

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Medicine has come a long way since the early 1800s, when phrenology was an accepted theory of diagnosis. It was said that each bump on your head covered a part of the brain that controlled a personality trait, like self-

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“Born to the Navajo Nation, now a Marine — Private First Class Chester Nez — I’d never seen the ocean before enlisting,” recalled one of the original code talkers on a transport ship to Guadalcanal where the Japanese enemy waited in 1942. “I reminded myself that my Navajo people had always b…

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There are plenty of local Instagram pages that showcase our city’s most photo-worthy. And occasionally you come across a gem. Albuquerque Fire Chow is a page that features the drool-inducing cooking at the local fire stations of Albuquerque Fire Rescue. Browse the mouth-watering, beautifully…

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During 2019, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum permanent collection grew by 258 pieces. While some artworks were purchased with the help of the museum’s small acquisitions fund, the majority were generous donations from collectors and artists alike. The mission of the N…

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Happy Birthday to Amapola Gallery — 40 years old in 2020! The artists’ co-operative gallery began in 1980, as a brainchild of several artists. Currently, Amapola boasts 40 award-winning artist-members. Their logo, a red poppy, is a fixture in Old Town. On an average day, some 1,500 pieces of…

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With new energy-efficient regulations on the rise and regional climate changing our swamp cooler’s ability to keep our homes comfortable, quality heating and air conditioning has never been more relevant for New Mexicans. And because having a local go-to HVAC is crucial, it’s no wonder more …

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ep-deprived, which can have unpleasant and even dangerous effects. And while a nap can alleviate fatigue, increase alertness and improve mood, for years napping was considered to be a pastime more appropriate for little children and the sick than healthy adults.

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It was Samuel West, the founder and curator of Sweden’s Museum of Failure (which showcases disasters in design and innovation), who made the following sage observation: “Each failure is uniquely spectacular, while success is nauseatingly repetitive.”

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The pain and symptoms that accompany migraines can be debilitating. For children and teens, it can mean missed school days, absence from social or sporting events and activities at home.

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Last year the Honor Flights Network took 21,000 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War era veterans from around the country aboard flights to Washington, D.C. Over the years, non-profit HFN has taken over 200,000 veterans on these flights to see the memorials dedicated to them in the natio…

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My dad was raised on a farm near Davenport, Iowa. And they never went camping… except for the time the wood stove in the summer kitchen caught the porch on fire and burned down the house. So, any kind of camping was not a tradition in his family. Nevertheless, when he moved to Illinois, marr…

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On Feb. 1, 1781, the Articles of Confederation are finally ratified. The Articles had been signed by Congress and sent to the individual states on Nov. 15, 1777, but bickering between Virginia and Maryland delayed final ratification.

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Dogs are the best. The best welcome home greeters. The best snuggle buddies. And, the best road trip companions. But, just like humans, dogs have “ruff” days and health problems from aging and their active lives. They don’t always know how to tell us where they hurt or why they are acting di…

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The start of a new year means that many students are headed back to college. One of the downsides of college life is the dreaded “freshman 15” — the extra pounds that many students gain from poor eating habits. Establishing good eating habits as a college student may help form the basis for …