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Centered in Albuquerque: 1912 vs. 2012

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Finding the exact center of a city — an unevenly shaped blob — can be a headache. But in late 2010 Cliff Wilkie, a geodetic surveyor, took on the challenge of finding the exact center of his home city of Albuquerque

Crashed Flying Saucer, Meet Mr. G-Man

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

When the FBI recently opened an online “vault” for its declassified documents, it spun Roswell into the news cycle like the hypersonic rim of an alien space saucer.

Space Race – No Squirming Hatch Blowers in NM

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Hatch has accepted delivery of a 65-foot-tall nuclear missile, which it plans to erect out by the highway to attract visitors to the town. It’s part of Hatch’s town slogan, “The New Gateway to Space.”

Four Corners Makeover Promises Better Photo Ops

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

You can’t stand in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah at one time any more — at least not until June 1, 2010. That’s when the barriers will come down and the new Four Corners Monument is scheduled to re-open to the public, eager to participate in America’s most famous photo-op.

RoboCop Miner Statue: Open To Criticism

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

It seemed like a good idea at the time. A hospital in Raton, New Mexico, that specializes in treating injured New Mexico miners would feature a statue of a miner, nearly 10 feet tall, sculpted by a New Mexico artist. Even better, because of the sculptor’s “openness” style, the statue would cost $20,000 less than […]

Prodigious Porker In Peril, Potentially

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Teako Nunn has a thing for big Roadside statues. He erected a Muffler Man at his RV dealership and an Uncle Sam at his BBQ restaurant — and other oversized eye-catchers as well.

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