Women at the Range

Women at the Range

Patty Williams and Jalie Meadors may be a couple decades apart in age, but they also have many things in common.  Patty and 12-year-old Jalie are both avid silhouette shooters, and both of them developed a love of shooting from their fathers.  As times are changing in...
World War II Presence Still Felt Today

World War II Presence Still Felt Today

When the United States famously awoke as a sleeping giant during World War II, nearly every sector of  public life was adapted to help guide the war effort. Clear skies and warm climate in the Land of Enchantment provided the ideal setting for cadets to practice...
Keep Your Distance from La Llorona

Keep Your Distance from La Llorona

“STAY AWAY FROM THE WATER MIJO, OR LA LLORONA WILL GET YOU.” All across New Mexico, children, especially Hispanic children, grow up with a healthy terror of playing around nearby irrigation ditches, rivers and arroyos.  Grandmothers and mothers, bent on their own...
Early Mysteries: Carlsbad’s Pioneer Days

Early Mysteries: Carlsbad’s Pioneer Days

Fortune seekers and farmers, criminals and cowboys, honest folk and just a few scoundrels – the early days of Carlsbad (named Eddy for its first decade) drew a few of each type. When your town’s first sheriff is a pardoned murderer who is later accused of gunning down...
‘Pink Ladies’ and Two Helpful Men Too!

‘Pink Ladies’ and Two Helpful Men Too!

Meet the members of the Carlsbad Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, sometimes called the “Pink Ladies,” but that’s not 100% accurate, since a few of them are guys. Carlsbad has about 25 Auxiliary members, including two male participants. They’d love to have a few more...