On Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 7 PM, Maryann Gaug delivered a Zoom presentation on her travels to Greenland in 2019. We anticipate additional Zoom presentations in the spring. If you have not yet received an invitation to join, contact Steve Cochrane and he will send you the necessary link.
What’s Up in that Tree?
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?
Los Alamos or Bust!
RMOWP’s 2023 Conference is planned for Tuesday to Friday, October 3 to 6, in and around Los Alamos, New Mexico. Our headquarters will be the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. Constructed in 1958, it was placed on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties in 2012. Conference organizers are feverishly working on potential field trips. Expect to see numerous Puebloan ruins, petroglyphs, pictographs, canyon country vistas and hopefully, cooperative wildlife and birds. Scan through your electronic images as the deadline for submitting entries in our annual photography contest is July 10, 2023. Alternatively, finish writing that great American novel since writing entries are due the same date.Continue reading Los Alamos or Bust!
So You Want to Self-Publish?
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?
RMOWP Loses Longtime Friend Sue Baker
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
A Bad Man But a Great State Park
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
The Legend of Pavla Blanca
Courtesy National Park Service
To the Indians of central New Mexico, one of the most enduring legends is that of Pavla Blanca, the ghost of the Great White Sands. Hidden behind the swirling eddies of the spectral white dunes, her tragic story provides one of the most fascinating tales of the Southwest.Continue reading The Legend of Pavla Blanca
A Look at the Evil Empire
By David Staat
I am not a big social media guy. As a matter of fact, I avoided getting involved for years because of all the negative comments I heard from friends, family, and the media. Last year, however, I decided to experience social media so I could understand the technology pros and cons and could make an informed decision as to whether there was any value in it for me.Continue reading A Look at the Evil Empire
New Colorado Fly Fishing Guide
Ron Belak, longtime RMOWP member from Kittredge, Colorado, tells us that he recently published his second book, The Fishing Guide to 800 High Lakes in Colorado. He describes it as “the most comprehensive and up-to-date fishing guide for Colorado’s high-mountain lakes, covering all of the major mountain ranges in Colorado.”Continue reading New Colorado Fly Fishing Guide
Spring in the Colorado Mountains
By Maryann Gaug
Early April and I am already seeing changes along my favorite hiking trail near my house. No, the wildflowers are not yet blooming. At 9,000 feet elevation they’re still snuggled under at least a foot of snow, gathering nutrients to burst forth in another month or two. In this country May showers bring June flowers. April embodies a battle between Winter and Spring.Continue reading Spring in the Colorado Mountains