Taos Ski Valley To Open Kachina Peak This Winter

TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M., — This 2014-2015 winter season, Taos Ski Valley will open Kachina Peak to lift-accessed skiing and snowboarding as well as several additional new enhancements, including new hike-to terrain.

“Kachina Peak offers some of the most spectacular views and terrain in North America,” said Gordon Briner, CEO of Taos Ski Valley. “The new Kachina Peak lift provides the opportunity for everyone to enjoy this iconic terrain and have one of the most unique experiences in winter recreation. In addition, since Kachina Peak captures snow early in the season and holds it well into spring, we’re excited that the area that holds the most snow on the mountain is now lift-served.”

With a summit of 12,450 feet, the Kachina Peak lift is one of the highest chairlifts in North America and increases the mountain’s lift-serviced terrain by 50 percent, further establishing Taos Ski Valley as a premier ski resort. From the top of Kachina, guests can enjoy the unforgettable vistas of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, and will have access to a broad range of terrain, from the wide open bowls of Main Street, to the narrow and steep lines of the K Chutes.

Those who enjoy the valley’s legendary hike-to terrain can still earn their turns, as the majority of Highline Ridge and West Basin will remain accessible by foot only. In addition to preserving the existing hike-to terrain,Taos Ski Valley is adding new hike-to terrain this season with the opening of The Wild West Glades. Accessible via the West Basin Ridge, The Wild West Glades will consist of 35 acres of some of the best tree skiing in the country.

New Season Pass, Ski School Perks
Taos Ski Valley’s season pass, has always been one of the best values in skiing, and it just got even better. The popular Millennium Pass (good for 70 days), the unlimited Adult Full Season Pass, and the Family Full Pass, will each include exchange days at Copper Mountain, Durango Mountain Resort, Crested Butte, Arapahoe Basin, Powder Mountain and new this year, Silverton Mountain. Taos Ski Valley will also continue to offer discounted season and day passes to active military, college students, seniors and children.

Taos Ski Valley’s famed Ernie Blake Snowsports School also will be unveiling the new Mountain Guide program, which connects guests with the valley’s top ambassadors who will show them the best spots to ski or ride on a given day, take them to off-the-map runs, and share some of the ski area’s local lore and history.

For those looking to take their skiing or snowboarding up a notch, the Snowsports Week is an incredible value at just $130. Running every Sunday-Friday throughout the season, guests receive personal attention from top instructors for two hours each morning.

Additional new developments
Taos Ski Valley has also upgraded its snowmaking system with two energy-efficient compressors. The upgrades will be part of helping Taos Ski Valley be prepared to open Thanksgiving weekend, as well as provide skiing from the top of the mountain as soon as possible.

Finally, guests will enjoy a new drop-off area that features views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, and a walkway with stores and services that line the path to the base area and liftsThese improvements are the first stages of the renovation of the base area.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this upcoming snow season,” said Briner. “We are making positive changes while simultaneously preserving what makes Taos Ski Valley so extraordinary. Our commitment to delivering a world-class experience is stronger than ever.”

For more information about the 2014-2015 winter activities at Taos Ski Valley, go to www.skitaos.org.

About Taos Ski Valley
Located in northern New Mexico, Taos is one of North America’s premier ski and snowboard destinations, with more than 305 inches of average annual snowfall and more than 110 trails. Taos has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, spectacular scenery, and amazing terrain, truly make it a world of its own.

To learn more about Taos Ski Valley or to plan a vacation, please visit www.skitaos.org.

 

Fourth of July Band Concert – New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial

Last year, the New Mexico National Guard’s 44th Army Band performed a special Fourth of July concert at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial in Albuquerque. The band played traditional ceremonial music as well as performances by the saxophone quartet and the brass quintet. In addition, the first ever Military Mariachi Band performed for the audience.

The United Veteran’s Council is pleased to announce that the 44th Army Band will again present a Fourth of July concert at the Memorial.  The concert will be in the Memorial Amphitheater and will begin at 5:00 PM and last for approximately one hour.  We suggest you arrive early to facilitate parking.  Also, you are advised to bring chair pads, lawn chairs, or blankets for your personal comfort during the concert.

For this special event, the Memorial Visitor Center will be open and visitors are welcome to view the displays therein.

The New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial is located at 1100 SE Louisiana Blvd. SE.  For additional information about the Memorial and this event, please go towww.nmvetsmemorial.org and access the events calendar or call the Memorial office, 505-256-2042.

Union Pacific Railroad Completes $400 Million New Mexico Rail Facility

Union Pacific facility construction created 3,000 jobs during the build phase from 2011 to 2014. The site will be home to 300-600 permanent jobs once the facility reaches full capacity. (PRNewsFoto/Union Pacific)
Union Pacific facility construction created 3,000 jobs during the build phase from 2011 to 2014. The site will be home to 300-600 permanent jobs once the facility reaches full capacity. (PRNewsFoto/Union Pacific)

– Construction completed one year ahead of schedule

– 3,000 jobs created during build phase

– Economic impact to New Mexico exceeded $500 million

Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski joined New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez in a grand-opening ceremony celebrating the newest facility on the railroad’s 23-state network. The 2,200 acre site, which officially opened April 1, will create value for Union Pacific customers and produce greater logistics efficiencies along Union Pacific’s critical Sunset Route, the rail line running 760 miles from El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles.

Located just west of the Santa Teresa Airport, Union Pacific’s Santa Teresa rail facility includes a fueling station, crew change buildings, and an intermodal ramp with an annual lift capacity of around 225,000 containers. The southern region of New Mexico is now a strategic focal point where shippers can leverage the economic and environmental benefits of shipping freight by rail.

“Our new rail facility in New Mexico is a key part of our relentless effort to create value for our customers through safety, service and efficiency,” Koraleski said. “Union Pacific’s $400 million investment in New Mexicowill improve the fluidity and efficiency of the Union Pacific network and will have a positive long-term economic impact in the region.”

Facility construction created 3,000 jobs during the build phase from 2011 to 2014. The site will be home to 300-600 permanent jobs once the facility reaches full capacity. The project’s estimated overall economic impact to New Mexico exceeds $500 million, with Union Pacific’s investment highlighting the company’s commitment to enhancing the nation’s transportation infrastructure and setting the standard for outstanding customer service.

Union Pacific is planning to invest approximately $4.1 billion in 2014 – capital investment that is part of a long-term strategy to provide safe, efficient service across its 32,000 mile network.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America’s most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2004-2013, Union Pacific invested approximately $30 billion in its network and operations to support America’s transportation infrastructure.  The railroad’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific  serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

 

Taos Ski Valley To Launch Family Friendly and Intermediate Mountain Biking Trails

Taos Ski Valley will this summer launch four new mountain biking trails, including a family friendly biking park that offers something for all skill levels. The new attraction will give families and visitors even more reason to take in the pristine alpine destination during the summer months.

On June 28 Taos Ski Valley will hold a grand opening celebration for Pioneer’s Bike Park, a collection of biking trails that will offer the only lift-accessed novice mountain biking in the country. Also launching will be the Berminator, a 3.6-mile, intermediate mountain biking track beginning at the top of Lift 1. The mountain biking launch weekend will offer an array of fun activities for the whole family, including bike demos from several manufacturers, live entertainment and more.

“Mountain biking is a thrilling outdoor activity for the whole family, but until now it has been very difficult to find lift-serviced trails suitable for beginners. Our Pioneer’s Bike Park will offer something for everyone: two novice trails and one intermediate, lift access and a lower placement on the mountain for easier access and proximity to other base area activities,” said Gordon Briner, COO of TSV, Inc.  “Additionally, the Berminator will be an excellent track for more seasoned mountain cyclists. We are very proud to offer this comprehensive summer expansion, demonstrating to visitors why Taos Ski Valley is not just a winter destination, but an excellent choice for summer travel, as well.”

The Berminator, Taos Ski Valley’s first mountain bike flow trail, will feature berm turns, optional table top jumps, step downs, step ups, hip jumps and rock drops. For those who are not ready for the challenge of the Berminator, the Pioneers’ Bike Park offers accessible fun for the whole family, encouraging progression and skill building as visitors navigate beginner, intermediate and cross-country trails.

Taos Ski Valley’s mountain bike lift tickets will be competitively priced; adults and children will pay just $10 for a full-day pass in Pioneer’s Bike Park. Visitors who would like access to the Berminator will pay $22 for adult full-day passes and $15 for children 12 and under. Half-day passes for Berminator access will be $18 and $12respectively. Mountain bike rentals will also be available in the ski valley. More details regarding the Taos Ski Valley mountain biking offerings will be released in the summer, and additional information can be found here.

Average summer weather in Taos Ski Valley is sunny and in the high 60 degrees, offering visitors a welcome respite from hotter surrounding climes. Other summer attractions in and around the ski valley include hiking, rafting, horseback riding, art galleries and world-class dining.

About Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
With more than 305 inches of average annual snowfall and more than 110 trails, Taos Ski Valley is New Mexico’s premier skiing and snowboarding destination. Taos Ski Valley boasts a unique, relaxed atmosphere, pristine scenery and unparalleled skiing and snowboarding. To learn more about Taos Ski Valley or to plan a vacation, please visit www.skitaos.org.

Mountain Sunset in TAos

What’s YOUR Favorite Breakfast Burrito?

Ah, the breakfast burrito: that delicious standard of a proper New Mexico breakfast that, legend has it, first sprung up from the food vending stands at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in the early 1970s.

Everyone has their favorite recipe, but now New Mexico Magazine wants to know which restaurant is top of the pops. Click here to see the list of restaurants nominated for a coveted spot as one of the 50 founding members of the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway—and may the best burrito win!

Hearty Chorizo Breakfast Burrito

 

Taos Ski Valley Lowers Season Pass Prices for 2014-2015 Season

 Taos Ski Valley is offering its famous Millennium Pass for the 2014-2015 season at a discount over the current season rate – just $575 – if purchased by closing day, April 6, 2014. The pass will also be valid from March 17 through the remainder of this season for those who wish to ski or ride this spring.

“We are committed to keeping Taos Ski Valley one of the most affordable world-class skiing and snowboarding destinations in the world, and our historic decision to discount the Millennium Pass is to show our loyal visitors how much we appreciate and value them,” said Gordon Briner, Taos Ski Valley’s chief operating officer. “With new ownership now in place, our vision is to enhance the overall TSV experience while maintaining our affordable, family-friendly environment.”

For kids ages 7-17, seniors over 65 and active duty military, their respective season passes will be discounted to $315 and valid March 17 through closing day as well. Those interested in unlimited skiing and riding next season can also secure a significant discount over the current price on the Adult Full Pass, if they purchase byApril 6.

In addition to offering visitors over 113 trails on more than 1,200 acres, Taos Ski Valley has announced plans to open a lift to Kachina Peak next season. Kachina Peak is the area’s famed 12,000+-foot peak that is currently only accessible by hiking. The new lift will be among the highest chairlifts in North America and will increase the mountain’s advanced and expert terrain by 50 percent.

“Our passes are an incredible value that’s hard to beat, and the prices demonstrate our commitment to our loyal customers who come from all over New Mexico, the southwest and the world to ski and ride at Taos,” continued Briner. “We hope that everyone is as excited as we are for what Taos will offer during the 2014-2015 season.”

To learn more about Millennium Passes or to purchase a season pass for the 2014-2015 season, please visitwww.skitaos.org or call 866-968-7386.

About Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
With more than 305 inches of average annual snowfall and more than 110 trails, Taos Ski Valley is New Mexico’s premier skiing and snowboarding destination. Taos Ski Valley boasts a unique, relaxed atmosphere, pristine scenery and unparalleled skiing and snowboarding. To learn more about Taos Ski Valley or to plan a vacation for the 2013-2014 season, please visit www.skitaos.org.

 

New Mexico Restaurant Week Returns! February 23 – March 2, 2014

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Now in its fifth year, New Mexico Restaurant Week is an 8-day culinary celebration featuring value-priced dinners and lunches, daytime cooking demonstrations, classes, and wine & spirits tastings held in Taos, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  In addition, several hotels will feature special Restaurant Week lodging packages.

From Sunday, Feb. 23rd to Sunday, March 2nd, you can dine, drink, and discover in the Land of Enchantment! Check www.nmrestaurantweek.com frequently for 2014 restaurants, lodging, and events.

What’s Up, Datil? January 2014

Friday, January 10Mountain Man movie and trappers talking about their gear, etc. Quemado Senior Center. Meal at 4:30 P.M. and movie and presentations start at 5:00 P.M.

FOR SALE 3 BEDROOM HOME ON 5+ ACRES – SUGARLOAF SUBDIVISION – Ready to move in!  Priced to sell fast! Click on the following link –

http://www.forsalebyowner.com/listing/3-bed-Single-Family-home-for-sale-by-owner-186-Southern-Trail-87821/23958546

LOOKING FOR A LOVING HOME FOR A BEAUTIFUL FEMALE CAT – “Miss:” Angie is sweet and pretty and a rare treasure.  Pretty blonde/champagne fluffy hair – very rare in females.    SPAYED AND A GOOD MOUSER! 8 years old.  Please call 575-772-5639. 

LET’S BUY LOCAL AND SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

PIE TOWN MERCANTILE – Hwy 60 across from the Good Pie Café.  575-740-5949.  Hours – Tuesday through Friday 10 – 4, Saturday 9am – NOON. Gifts, souvenirs, hunting supplies, snacks, some grocery items, and local art work.

PIE TOWN LIBRARY –will be open in December  Thurs., December 5th   1-3pm  Thurs, December 19th 1-3pm

PIONEER–  PIE TOWN Holiday Dates of Operation; Dec. 2 – 12 Closed; Dec. 13 – 15 Open; Dec. 16 – 18 Closed; Dec. 19 – 24 Open; Christmas Closed; Dec. 26 – 31 Open. 2014: Closed Jan. & Feb. Got that??? When all else fails, pick up the phone and call! 575-772-2711 

Baldwin Cabin Public Library – 7843 Hwy 60, Datil 772-5230.  Open Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays 9am – NOON

NOTARY SERVICES IN DATIL AREA – the following notaries do not charge for their services. 

LORETTA HARGIS – work 575-772-5722 ext 102, home 575-772-5209

WANDA BASSLER (Sugarloaf subdivision).  575-772-5823

Thank you Loretta and Wanda!

DATIL FEED–next to the Eagle Guest Ranch on Hwy 12 – Hours Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 1pm.  Livestock feed, pet food, wild bird food, and more.  We also have alfalfa hay.  If we don’t have it, we will try to get it for you.  575-740-4876.

We Care Services

575-772-5387 or cell 505-379-9266 Barbara Owens, LPN, 35+ years of experience, based in Datil.                                 

Case Management– assisting seniors and families with in-home assessments, information & access to Senior Services, Planning ahead, Sharing the Care Groups, Monitoring Client Status and Coordinating Services.                                                                                                                                                              Consultation services for Adult Day Services, Non-Medical homecare, Alzheimer’s and Dementia behaviors, Family Consultation, Court Assessments and Court Visitor.                                                        Trainings/Workshops on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Caregiver stress, Medication Assistance, Adult Day Care & Aging in Place.

 

AUTOMOTIVE  M&M Autoservice – Quemado HW 60 next to the Largo Cafe   Specializing in alignment, tire repair and general auto repair. Marcial Montoya. Please call for appointment 575-773-4141 we will be there for you!

 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Marcial Montoya  Lic. General Contractor – Specializes in plastering.  For more information please call 575-773-4141

HAIR SALON –  DATIL DO  A Licensed Hair Salon in Datil, owner Kelsi Walraven.  Open Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 9am-5pm  772-5355  Convenient location and unbelievable hair cuts for women and men.  Look for the dark red building- on Hwy 12, just north of the Datil School Gym, in the Eagle Guest Ranch RV Park.

 

ESSENTIAL OILS  Ann Jenkerson   772-5156. Rethink your medicine cabinet!  Essential oils are natural, safer, more effective and economical.  You have heard all the commercials for the latest best drugs that are 1/4 what the medicine does for you and 3/4 the side effects that are worse than the original problem.  No side effects with essential oils.  Certified Pure Theraputic Grade oils available; can be used (depending on oil) topically, aromatically or  ingested.  Contact Ann Jenkerson for more information on using essential oils, buying essential oils or building your own essential oil business.  575-772-5156,jenks@gilanet.com or my website- www.doterra.myvoffice.com/datiloils.

 

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Alegre Theapeutics, LLC – Therapeutic Massage in Quemado at the Junction HW 60 & HW 32, Quemado look for the signs! Extended SPECIAL SENIOR DISCOUNT (63 or older)  Katharina McWhorter, owner and licensed massage therapist  Improve your health and live a better life – Pain therapy, stress relief, relaxation, mobility.  Gift Certificates available!  Hours Monday thru Thursday 10 am – 5 pm by appointment only.  Please call 575-773-4141 or 575-418-8333. Make your appointment today and comfort your bones and joints with a warm and healing touch. Alegre Therapeutics, is open. Our gate is closed to protect our small animals – come in anytime!

 

VETERINARIAN

Jack Duncan, DVM now lives and works in Datil.  Jack has a mobile vet office and is in Reserve 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, 2nd Thursday in QuemadoMONDAYWEDNESDAY – Office in Datil is open – by appointment.  Friday as needed.  575-772-5150 office.  bigcountryvet@gmail.com   Jack’s office and home are located off Route 12 about 1 mile south of Datil.  Please call for appointment.  It is so wonderful to have a local vet!

Rock of Ages Historic Lantern Tours at Carlsbad Caverns December 17th and 18th

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This year, Carlsbad Caverns National Park will be offering two Rock of Ages Historic Lantern Tours.  On December 17th and 18th, early explorer Dr. Frank Ernest Nicholson and early cave guide Carol Miller will be recalled from the past to lead the special two hour lantern tour of the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns.  This annual event will take visitors back in time where they will meet some of the men and women who helped weave the historic fabric of this spectacular National Park.  These adventurous explorers, scientists and rangers will make their stories come to life while visitors enjoy the cave, lit only by candle lanterns. The tour concludes with a re-creation of the Rock of Ages Ceremony which was regularly conducted in the Big Room during the 1930’s and 40’s. During this portion of the tour, visitors will experience a “black out.”  Keeping with the tradition of this tour, once immersed in total darkness, a voice will fill the cavern, singing the hymn “The Rock of Ages.”Carlsbad Caverns has a special treat in store for visitors this year by highlighting local talent.

Reservations and tickets are required. Fees are $8 for adults; $4 for children 4-15; children under age 4 are not allowed. On December 17 and 18 only, the tours will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. Tour size is limited to 60 people. Call 575-785-3152 or stop by the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor Center to make your reservation.

 

photo credit: Soul_Smiling via photopin cc

Datil Doings – November 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS & LOCAL BUSINESS LISTINGS for Datil, NM and surrounding towns

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Sun. November 17th ANNUAL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER 5pm, First Baptist Church, Datil.  This is open to the entire community.  Come and join your neighbors for this wonderful tradition.  For Reservations please contact Ann 772-5156. (to be sure they are set up for everyone!)

Tuesdays starting November 19th 10:30am-NOON – NEW 6 Week Bible Study FAITHFUL, ABUNDANT, TRUE, at Ann Jenkerson’s 233 Turquoise Trail.

Learn about going deeper in your faith! Join the new 6 week Bible Study- We meet for this video- based study featuring Kay Arthur, Pricilla Shirer and Beth Moore.  If you are looking for solid teaching and good fellowship, this is for you! Everyone welcome! Call for info or directions. 772-5156.

Sat. November 23rd  10am – 1pm JEWELRY SHOW AND SALE  Featuring Shirley Lamar and Ann Bending. Bear Mountain Coffee House on Hwy 60, Magdalena.

Sat, November 23rd NOON to 3pm Quemado Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner– at the Quemado Cowboy Church (off Hwy 32, 2 miles South of Quemado from Hwy 60)  Cowboy church is providing turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, pies, plates and flatware.  Quemado  Catholic Church will bring Mashed Potatoes, red and green chile and corn casseroles.  Please join us and bring a side dish of your choice.

DATIL FLEA MARKET – Held Saturday mornings Hwy 60 in front of the Eagle Guest Ranch Motel.  There is no charge to set up at the flea market. Due to the Flea Market’s success, it has continued into the fall!

(All the church pews sold!)

FOR SALE 3 BEDROOM HOME ON 5+ ACRES – SUGARLOAF SUBDIVISION – Ready to move in!  Priced to sell fast! Click on the following link –

http://www.forsalebyowner.com/listing/3-bed-Single-Family-home-for-sale-by-owner-186-Southern-Trail-87821/23958546

LOOKING FOR A LOVING HOME FOR A BEAUTIFUL FEMALE CAT – “Miss:” Angie is sweet and pretty and a rare treasure.  Pretty blonde/champagne fluffy hair – very rare in females.    SPAYED AND A GOOD MOUSER!  8 years old.  Please call 575-772-5639.

LET’S BUY LOCAL AND SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

PIE TOWN MERCANTILE – Hwy 60 across from the Good Pie Café.  575-740-5949.  Hours – Tuesday through Friday 10 – 4, Saturday 9am – NOON. Gifts, souvenirs, hunting supplies, snacks, some grocery items, and local art work.

Baldwin Cabin Public Library – 7843 Hwy 60, Datil 772-5230.  Open Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays 9am – NOON

Pie Town Library (located in the Pie Town Community Center) current hours– Thursdays from 1pm – 3pm.

NOTARY SERVICES IN DATIL AREA – the following notaries do not charge for their services. 

LORETTA HARGIS – work 575-772-5722 ext 102, home 575-772-5209

WANDA BASSLER (Sugarloaf subdivision).  575-772-5823

Thank you Loretta and Wanda!

DATIL FEEDNew Location next to the Eagle Guest Ranch on Hwy 12 – Hours Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 1pm.  Livestock feed, pet food, wild bird food, and more.  We also have alfalfa hay.  If we don’t have it, we will try to get it for you.  575-740-4876.

We Care Services 575-772-5387 or cell 505-379-9266 Barbara Owens, LPN, 35+ years of experience, based in Datil.                                 

Case Management– assisting seniors and families with in-home assessments, information & access to Senior Services, Planning ahead, Sharing the Care Groups, Monitoring Client Status and Coordinating Services.

Consultation services for Adult Day Services, Non-Medical homecare, Alzheimer’s and Dementia behaviors, Family Consultation, Court Assessments and Court Visitor.

Trainings/Workshops on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Caregiver stress, Medication Assistance, Adult Day Care & Aging in Place.

AUTOMOTIVE  M&M Autoservice – Quemado HW 60 next to the Largo Cafe   Specializing in alignment, tire repair and general auto repair. Marcial Montoya.

Please call for appointment 575-773-4141 we will be there for you!

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Marcial Montoya  Lic. General Contractor – Specializes in plastering.  For more information please call 575-773-4141

HAIR SALON –  DATIL DO  A Licensed Hair Salon in Datil, owner Kelsi Walraven.  Open Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 9am-5pm  772-5355  Convenient location and unbelievable hair cuts for women and men.  Look for the dark red building- on Hwy 12, just north of the Datil School Gym, in the Eagle Guest Ranch RV Park.

ESSENTIAL OILS  Ann Jenkerson   772-5156. Rethink your medicine cabinet!  Essential oils are natural, safer, more effective and economical.  You have heard all the commercials for the latest best drugs that are 1/4 what the medicine does for you and 3/4 the side effects that are worse than the original problem.  No side effects with essential oils.  Certified Pure Theraputic Grade oils available; can be used (depending on oil) topically, aromatically or  ingested.  Contact Ann Jenkerson for more information on using essential oils, buying essential oils or building your own essential oil business.  575-772-5156, jenks@gilanet.com or my website-www.doterra.myvoffice.com/datiloils.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Alegre Theapeutics, LLC – Therapeutic Massage in Quemado at the Junction HW 60 & HW 32, Quemado look for the signs! Extended SPECIAL SENIOR DISCOUNT (63 or older)  Katharina McWhorter, owner and licensed massage therapist  Improve your health and live a better life – Pain therapy, stress relief, relaxation, mobility.  Gift Certificates available!  Hours Monday thru Thursday 10 am – 5 pm by appointment only.  Please call 575-773-4141 or 575-418-8333. Make your appointment today and comfort your bones and joints with a warm and healing touch. Alegre Therapeutics, is open. Our gate is closed to protect our small animals – come in anytime!

VETERINARIAN

Jack Duncan, DVM now lives and works in Datil.  Jack has a mobile vet office and is in Reserve 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, 2nd Thursday in QuemadoMONDAYWEDNESDAY – Office in Datil is open – by appointment.  Friday as needed.  575-772-5150 office.  bigcountryvet@gmail.com   Jack’s office and home are located off Route 12 about 1 mile south of Datil.  Please call for appointment.  It is so wonderful to have a local vet!

CAT SPAYING & NEUTERING –

Dr. Duncan would like to make the community aware of a program called Cat Spay of Santa Fe.  This foundation is providing vouchers for the spay and neuter of cats (Cats only).  There are a few restrictions on who will qualify–but most people will qualify.  If interested in having a cat fixed just call 505-466-1676.  They have a website with all the details: www.zimmer-foundation.org.  Big Country Veterinary Service is accepting the vouchers which covers the entire cost of the surgery.