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Old 08-24-2016, 09:06 PM
TKO
 
Location: On the Border
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Cool article but too many Cowboys fans in EP, Texas can keep them.

I think Radium was Radium Springs and Hot Springs (also mentioned) is what is now TorC. Radium Springs used to have a very fancy TB/Health Spa Sanatorium and would have been a likely place for that sort of muckety muck meeting.

I've met the guy that runs (ran?) this website. Nice guy and a good researcher. All kinds of other neat articles too.

Desert Exposure Radium Hot Springs closure November 2007

Also met the couple (both looked eerily similar to late 70's Paul Newman - must have cultivated that look) who bought and were going to reopen the resort some years back. Sadly one of the guys passed on and that was the end of it. They did a lot groundwork, some of which I helped them with before I retired, and I was sad to see their dreams not come to fruition.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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I think Radium was Radium Springs and Hot Springs (also mentioned) is what is now TorC. Radium Springs used to have a very fancy TB/Health Spa Sanatorium and would have been a likely place for that sort of muckety muck meeting.
You're absolutely right and I stand corrected.

Radium Springs is now just a name on the map a few miles north of Las Cruces on the Rio Grande. When I was a kid - almost a century ago - the spot was a favorite for family outings since it had a large swimming pool plus lots of large cottonwood trees for shade.

I made an effort to find the old resort and swimming pool about ten years ago, and failed, because I was on the west side of the Rio Grande. I do see the remains of the pool on Google Maps "Earth View," as well as the large building that was once the resort hotel. There is now an abutting state park that does a fair business with RVer's now - Leasburg Dam State Park.

And nearby is also a NM Historic Site of interest to those who like to visit old NM fort ruins.

http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/fort-selden

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Old 10-30-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Default Winterfat?

This article appears in the latest edition of the Ruidoso News and since I never knew the name of this common range-land bush before, thought others might be interested as well.

winterfat-provides-fall-food-source-wildlife




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Old 03-01-2017, 09:08 PM
 
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Interesting article about the challenges of maintaining the museum at Chaco Canyon. From the National Parks Traveler.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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Interesting article about the challenges of maintaining the museum at Chaco Canyon. From the National Parks Traveler.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Thanks for this link.

Lovely and important place.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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I filed for Social Security yesterday and they emailed me saying the Albuquerque unit would be handling me. Seeing I plan to return within the next year I'd say that's a coincidence.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Out of stater question - do people grow tomatoes in NM? Indeterminate in pots or anything?
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:16 AM
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I have some growing in my garden right now. They do much better after June, the dry heat does them no good but when the monsoon starts they're loving that rain water and humid 90's doesn't give them any trouble at all. I've started planting them at the end of June and I harvest right up to the first frost which is usually around Thanksgiving.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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So you can't grow them year round? I have this fantasy of having home grown tomatoes year round I suppose parts of California. Seems I remember reading somewhere someone had an indeterminate plant in a large patio pot that they got a couple year round. maybe Arizona?
So even in the spring when its warm enough you can't get a second (or first) crop in with supplemental watering? Is the air too dry?
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:19 PM
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So you can't grow them year round? I have this fantasy of having home grown tomatoes year round I suppose parts of California. Seems I remember reading somewhere someone had an indeterminate plant in a large patio pot that they got a couple year round. maybe Arizona?
So even in the spring when its warm enough you can't get a second (or first) crop in with supplemental watering? Is the air too dry?
The problem with that is the spring is the windy season and it's really, really windy. Beats the stuffing out of the little plants and into the dry heat of June it just adds on. I've kept them alive from March until July but have harvested very little. The flowers always fall off. You have the odd year where the winds aren't bad or the heat isn't as bad but you can't count on that. Other plants do much better during those times, squash is one I always rely on.

Of course a greenhouse solves most of those problems and I don't think you'd have to heat it very often in most winters.

To bank on year round you have to live in a place where it never freezes and but also where it doesn't get 120 in the summer like Phoenix does. California and the west coast are probably the only places in the country you really find that.

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