Saturday, September 13, 2014

2014 New Mexico State Fair is NOW

Wednesday, September 10th through Sunday, September 21st

Simultaneously eponymous state fair and distinctly New Mexico, from food options to entertainment, there is something for everyone at the New Mexico State Fair.   


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 4-6 Pinto Bean Days in #Mountainair via @MountainairWire

photo by Roy Kirby, 2000
…always a plus not having to blog from scratch when the Town of Mountainair, knowing I do this every year because, d'uh, I've been doing it since 2000, first by email, then web pages and finally blogging. Not only are the events "much the same" as last year. they are much the same as in 2000. So who decided on what authority that it's now a "Pinto Bean Fest," when as far as anyone can tell there there is no actual event organizer. Who wants to make book on the event being Jubilee again next year? Fortunately, by now everyone knows the drill from the year or decades before.
It looks like the festivities are on for this July Holiday - only it's no longer a Jubilee, but a Pinto Bean Fest. Below you can see the video from last year and this year will have much of the same events.
Schedule (no images) for July 4-6 Pinto Bean Days in Mountainair - The Mountainair Wire

Jubilees past, with images
Mountainair News & ViewsJubilee 2001 Report and Celebrating Summer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Civic engagement, transparency & @KinderMorgan

…all in #Mountainair, hopefully including civil discourse, at the Town Council meeting starting now. I hope to post a follow up report and will be publicly cranky if the town does not come through with meeting notes as required under the the Open Meeting Act.

By way of reminder, you can find the agenda and resolution here and on the Mountainair Online Facebook page.

I recommended emailing Mayor, Clerk and council members (some of whom are either less than email accessible or just ignore email from the local public) and offered to post copies publicly. Needless to say, opinions are welcome from both sides, with civility of discourse being the main consideration. Please cite sources supporting claims. Letters by Dan Embree and Kathleen Davies follow:

Saturday, May 31, 2014

this weekend in #Mountainair, community on social media & local FB pages part 1 … plus  & other network musings along the way. First comes getting the reminder (already posted to multiple Facebook pages) out of the way before moving onto other (community media, gaps therein, local FB pages, etc)

The Manzano Mountain Art Council (MMAC) sponsored Kubatana Marimbe Southwest Concert is TODAY Saturday, May 31, 2:00 pm, outdoors at Mountain Arts on Broadway (MAoB):

The group of nine players performs a mixture of traditional and modern compositions on a variety of Marimbas, Mbiaras and hand drums.  From the language of Zimbabwe, Kubatan translates as, "come together for a common purpose".  This group has a common purpose of energizing and exhilarating music that may get you up dancing! Join us for an afternoon of lively, fun music!
Now I'm wondering though about the disconnect that left the flyer image off both email notice and Facebook page, not that the flyer contains different information. That's part of the general musings on information gathering/sharing and community social media practices.

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