County News by Richard Torres
The Trading Post on Highway 32
Bill Whalen, 55 years old, has always
dreamed of operating his own store. "To
be able to offer customers unique items
. . . to converse with them about mutual
topics . . .this is what I have always
wanted to do," said
He is standing in the middle of his
store pointing out one-of-a-kind items
for sale. He offers pottery, glassware,
house wares, linens, towels, candles,
lamps, furniture, rugs, jewelry, and a
host of other products sure to catch ones'
eye. "I want my customers to have
a comfortable shopping experience. In
addition to products I have brought to
sell, I offer items made by local artists.
We have such talent in Catron County it
is a pleasure to display and sell their
wares," stated Bill.
He worked in Phoenix for over twenty
five years in sales/marketing. When retirement
called, and, mountain man in heart, he
and his three dogs migrated and settled
on thirty six acres just off Highway 32. "I
converted this adobe building into the
Trading Post. The tile floor is distinctive
in that the color scheme is a result of
a close-out sale . . . hence the multi-different
colors. I have tried to keep a Southwest
flavor to the décor," said
Community response has been positive
since opening this past June. "Many
local customers bring their guests to
the Trading Post. It gives them an opportunity
to shop, visit, and purchase unique gifts," said
When not tending the Trading Post, he
is off hiking and/or taking pictures of
the countryside. He is a member of the
Apache Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., and
a University of New Mexico graduate (1975).
He has participated in county-wide events
such as the Pie Town Festival and Reserve
Craft Show. In his travels, he is always
on the lookout for just those special
products to bring back and offer to his
Bill hopes to expand his building." Currently
I have maxed-out my floor space, and I
would like to offer so much more. I also
intend to have special upcoming events,
such as a Valentine Day gift sale, soon," stated
Bill. The Trading Post is located three
miles north of Highway 12 on Highway 32,
just 3/10th miles off road. Winter store
hours are in effect. Bill can be reached
at 575-533-6396 for additional information.
Catron County Solid Waste Notice
ATTENTION: All Catron County Property
Owners & Businesses
The Solid Waste Collection Program
in Catron County will be changing as
of January 2011 based on new Ordinance
#001-2010 by Catron County Commission.
The communities in Road Districts 2 & 3
which include (but are not limited to)
Reserve, Luna, Glenwood, Apache Creek,
Cruzville, Rancho Grande and Aragon will
be using a punch card system for trash
The annual billing will be mailed in
January to all property owners and businesses.
You will be responsible to pay an annual
fee of $72.00 plus $3.60 gross receipts.
In return you will receive two punch
cards worth $36.00 each. Trash disposal
will be based on the volume disposed
of. Rate charts will be at each Collection
Center and the attendants will punch
your card prior to disposal of waste.
When you have used up the value of your
punch cards, new cards can be purchased
at the Catron County Treasurer's Office.
Cash payments will be allowed on site
at a secure payment drop box. (No change
for payments will be available). All
previous balances due must be paid in
full prior to receiving your punch card.
NO PUNCH CARD OR CASH ~ NO DUMPING
REMINDER: All large items i.e. furniture,
washers, dryers, tires, paint etc. will
have to be taken to the Reserve or Glenwood
Convenience Centers. Rims must be removed
from tires before bringing to Convenience
Thank you to all the citizens in Catron
County for your patience and understanding
during our time of transition with our
Solid Waste program. Please continue
to dispose of your solid waste the way
you are until the annual billing is received,
at that time we will start implementing
the punch card system.
Please call the County Treasurer's
Office with any questions at 575-533-6384.
Chatauqua in Glenwood
The Glenwood Woman's Club presents
Roosevelt: Rough Rider President
By Actor Randy Milligan of Carlsbad,
A Chatauqua promoted by the New Mexico
Humanities Council Saturday, January
15 7:00 pm at the Glenwood Community
$5.00 for adults and no charge for
children. Refreshments will be served
in history. The setting is 1912. Theodore
Roosevelt is traveling through the
West campaigning for the Bull Moose Party
and the 1912 election.
Randy Milligan will give his dynamic
portrayal of “Teddy” Roosevelt's
colorful personality and great energy.
Roosevelt was the 26th U.S. president,
serving for two terms. He was largely
responsible through his conservation
efforts for the national parks in the
West including the Grand Canyon & Mesa
Verde. As a hero of the Spanish-American
War, he led a calvary force (as he put
cowboys and college graduates” who
came to be known as the Rough Riders.
His fierce love of outdoor sports became
the hallmark of his character.
9th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off
Dutch Oven Cook-Off
in Glenwood, New Mexico
has been set for March 26!
It's not that far off, so get ready!
The Committee will be meeting in January
to finalize the details and new plans,
but here's a preview . . .
- There will be LOTS of great food this
year, as Tasting Plates (samples from
the Dutch Oven cooks) will be complemented
with Bucky Allred's Barbeque, potato
salad, and more!
- Ladies from the Glenwood Woman's Club
volunteered to bring (extra) desserts
- We will be enlisting Sponsors this
year to make this event even better -
to increase prize monies for the winning
Cooks. (Any business owners who are interested
in being Sponsors, get in touch with
- A new Dutch Oven Cookbook will make
its appearance at this year's Cook-Off.
(Anyone with a great Dutch Oven recipe
is invited to submit it for this year's
edition. Just email it to Gale Moore
Come Try Your Hand at 'Black Pot' Cookin'!
Dutch Oven cooks - either amateur or
proficient - are invited to come compete
In previous years, we've had local folks,
as well as those from other places in
Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. All are
It's a fun event, and for a good cause
. . . the benefit of the Glenwood Community
Park, where the event is held each year!
Contact Leah Jones . . . (575) 539-2800
or by email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
More Details to Come by Email, and in