Glenwood Gazette

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Catron County News
  By Richard Torres

Photos from the Reserve ceremony remembering 9/11

Reserve High School student officials Estrella Uzueta, Bryanda Delgado, and Gabrielle Hastings host the 9/11 ceremony conducted in the Reserve high school gym. In attendance were representatives from the Catron County EMT's, Sheriff Department, and Volunteer Firefighter's. Over one hundred community members attended this event.


Photos by Richard Torres from 2011 Catron County Fair



Eagle Guest Ranch in Datil

By Richard Torres

"Since 1952, the Eagle Guest Ranch has been in my wife's' family. When the opportunity to manage the various operations presented itself, we took it," stated Blaine Atwood. He and his wife Jacquie began running the businesses in June, 2011.

The Eagle Guest Ranch is located at the junction of NM State Highway 60 and Highway 12 in Datil, NM. The operations to manage include a convenience store, a restaurant, a motel, an RV park, and a gas station. "This is a family run venture. Our two children, Caitlynn (13 yrs.old) and Kenneth (10 yrs.old) help out whenever possible," said Blaine.

Blaine and Jacquie both worked in the Quemado School System till 2011. Blaine was the varsity high school coach, leading his team to the State Championship in Division Class B in 2011. Jacquie worked in the elementary school. They also are owners of Atwood Productions, a Rodeo Team Roping enterprise.

Married for thirteen years, they have long and deep roots in Catron County. "Jacquie grew up learning all operations of the Eagle Guest Ranch. Her parents, Carol and Kenneth Coker, taught her well. We intend to continue the practice of greeting all our guests in a down-home, family friendly, and quality style they have a right to expect," said Blaine.

"Our future goals will be to provide an ATM machine, storage units, a laundry mat, and a propane exchange," stated Blaine.

The Eagle Guest Ranch employs about thirteen employees. "Everyone does their best to meet our customers' needs. We strive to provide service, quality products, and a friendly atmosphere," said Blaine.

For further information on Eagle Guest Ranch and hours of operation, call 575-772-5612.



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October 2011

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Forever Frontier The Visitors' Guide goes to press this month

Forever Frontier is going to press in October!

It's been a difficult year for small businesses to commit to ads (those ads which make the Visitors Guide possible) - but it's happening!

Take a look above at the new cover, designed by Laura Howell of Silver City. (Just imagine it in color.)

This Forever Frontier again features small towns and businesses and provides information to travelers for the REAL reasons people visit our frontier regions - the land, wilderness, dark skies, wildlife - and the small-town friendliness and authenticity that can be found in the communities of Southwest New Mexico and Southeast Arizona.

Yes, authenticity … a word I've been using for at least five years to describe the frontier regions. Our new Tourism director for New Mexico latched onto it recently and is using it, as well, for state tourism efforts.

The same excellent regional maps (custom-designed by Jan Underwood) will again be included, as well as small town histories and attractions.

In this year's Forever Frontier you'll see a new section on Bisbee, Arizona and pages on Rodeo and Portal, too. If you notice a few communities missing, it's because their local representatives didn't budget funding or appreciate the fact that Forever Frontier is published now only every other year. This will be the last Visitors Guide until 2013 (unless optimism and the economy improve before then).

Forever Frontier is an independently-produced publication that relies on advertising from small businesses to cover printing and delivery expenses. It is not funded by state tourism so it can't just go to press anytime. I have to be sure there is sufficient advertising participation to cover printing, storage and distribution costs.

50,000 copies of this four-color magazine will be distributed FREE throughout the rest of this year and into 2012. Watch for it soon!

Catron County Historical Society

President Sally Blum would like to spur some interest for this fine organization from the Reserve and Glenwood areas. New members are welcome - to help preserve history in Southern Catron County.

If you have suggestions, or want to join CCHS, please call Sally at (575) 772-2539.

October events of the Catron County Historical Society includes a Hike led by Jack List on Saturday, October 1st - seven miles one way on the Acoma-Zuni Trail!

Also in October (date to be set) includes a visit to Bob Roland's ranch on Hwy 117, with a hike to view petroglyphs for those interested. Or just sit and visit.

No programs are scheduled for November, as we prepare for the Annual Christmas Party (details to be announced).

The 2011 Board of the Catron County Historical Society is comprised of . . .

President, Sally Blum (575) 772-2539
Vice President, Lisa Blessing (575) 773-4633
Secretary, Mary Johnson (949) 419-4550
Treasurer & Editor, Rhonda List (575) 773-4213

Committee members are Barb Adams, Bob Roland, Nettie Carrejo and Jim Williams

The Catron County Historical Society was founded in January 2008 and is an organization whose mission is to preserve, present, educate, and inform . . . by increasing the knowledge of Catron County history through outings, programs, oral history interviews, and a compilation of books pertaining to Catron County. The CCHS has recently become a non-profit corporation, and is in the process of locating a museum and visitors center, continuing with an oral history library, book library, and construction of a website. The future of the CCHS is in the members and volunteers who help to preserve the history of Catron County … so join us!

Glenwood News

by Cathy Murphy

There is that nip of fall in the air . . . very welcome after the hot summer. The tomatoes are not as forthcoming because of the cooler nights. But, there are trade-offs in everything.

The Glenwood School Parent-Teacher Organization is planning their annual Halloween Carnival Extravaganza! This years' event will be held at the Los Olmos Guest Ranch in Glenwood on Saturday night, October 22. Fun will include a Haunted Trail, loads of game booths, a Cake Walk, and whatever fun thing they think up. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support this evening of safe fun for our children. All proceeds will benefit the children through PTO activities.

Starting in November, Lance Huff will be offering cooking classes at the Glenwood Community Center. Lance has cooked at several local restaurants including Diane's, Los Arcos and the Gila Cafe and was featured in the March edition of New Mexico Magazine. Occasionally he fills in for Lori Faust at the Alma Grill.

Lance's goal is to share his cooking skills to the benefit of all our kitchens. Classes will cover party planning, holiday foods, how to create an atmosphere with delicious food and just plain good cooking. The first class will be November 18 at 6:00 pm.

This class will be organizational in nature with future classes based on the ideas of the students. Call Lance if interested . . . 539-2677. Cost for the first class is $15.



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