Two new members have joined RMOWP’s ranks: Buddy Green from Wyoming and Janis Lindsey Huggins from Colorado. We welcome them!Continue reading Two New Members
Vail, Colorado, member Michael Salomone has been busy. Among his projects were as a guest on an Upland Nation podcast with Scott Linden, where he talked about hunting “Blue” Grouse as well as a recent writing award he received for his Upland Almanac magazine article on Blues published last November. See www.uplandnation.com/e/bird-hunting-advice-from-a-fly-fishing-guide-who-knows-blue-grouse-tips-why-we-hunt-win-a-vest/Continue reading News from Member Michael Salomone
Text and photo by Steve Cochrane
Who knew porcupines climbed trees? This is the normal response when I take clients to view and photograph porcupines.Continue reading What’s Up in that Tree?
Text and photo by Steve Cochrane
I love photography, but a close second would be my passion for cooking. I love cooking with fresh ingredients and nothing is fresher than straight from the garden. A simple dish and one of my favorites is cherry tomato pasta. Simple ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, onions, garlic, crushed red pepper, basil, parmesan cheese, and the cherry tomatoes.Continue reading Red Jewels
RMOWP’s 2022 Conference is tentatively planned for June 26-29, in Golden, Colorado or nearby, with post-conference field trips on June 30. These field trips would include a high-elevation excursion to Mount Evans (14,271 feet above sea level) plus lower elevation options for those who aren’t comfortable that high up.Continue reading A Golden Opportunity
By Barb Laine
As RMOWP’s 47th conference drifts into the mists of memory, we’re thankful we were able to gather together and share experiences once again. Alamogordo gave us the opportunity to see some remnants of the old West at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, photograph numerous petroglyphs at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, and witness a double rainbow shortly before sunset at White Sands National Park.Continue reading Conference 2021 in the Rear-View Mirror
By David Staat
One of the highlights of this year’s RMOWP conference was a self-publishing panel discussion. Self-publishing a book is a multifaceted endeavor where success comes in many forms. This subject was explored by a panel of experienced self-publishers. As moderator, I was asked to provide a summary of their discussion. The panelists were Ron Belak, John Hanou, Peter Kummerfeldt, and Virginia Staat.Continue reading So You Want to Self-Publish?
Sue Baker, a longtime member of RMOWP, passed away in Stillwater, Oklahoma, October 10 at the age of 82. An accomplished artist, illustrator, and teacher, with post-graduate studies in art, Sue was active in the Stillwater Art Guild. She also had a degree in business education and was office manager of Baker Animal Clinic, her husband Jim’s veterinary practice.Continue reading RMOWP Loses Longtime Friend Sue Baker
Text and photos by Don Laine
General Francisco “Pancho” Villa was not a nice person, but the Mexican bandit-revolutionary, certainly without meaning to, played a major role in helping the United States prepare for its entrance into World War I.
Today, those traveling in southern New Mexico can drop in to Pancho Villa State Park in the border town of Columbus to learn about Villa and see some of America’s first mechanized military equipment. If your timing’s right you might also see blooming cactus in spring and do a bit of bird watching in winter.Continue reading A Bad Man But a Great State Park
RMOWP’s annual conference is just a few weeks away (Sunday-Wednesday, September 26-29) with a good time for all planned in sunny Alamogordo, New Mexico.
In addition to photographing the glistening white gypsum sands of White Sands National Park, we’ll discover the real Wild West at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. A must-see in the area, that we hope you’ll explore on your own, is Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, with more than 21,000 ancient petroglyphs. Other local attractions include the New Mexico Museum of Space History for a glimpse of the beginnings of America’s space program, the Tularosa Basin Museum of History, and of course the Toy Train Depot. Due to the ongoing pandemic, some of these attractions may have limited hours when we’re there, but we’ll try to get current information closer to the conference.Continue reading White Sands Welcomes RMOWP