Back to Barelas for Huevos, Repairs, and a Man with Bronze Skin


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Let’s go back to Barelas.  My friend Sam Pillsbury and I went down for breakfast at the legendary Barelas Coffee House.  He, being vegetarian, had pancakes.  I had the basic huevos rancheros.  Apparently Barack Obama had the DeLuxe huevos rancheros when he ate here.  That’s where they sneak a couple of corn tortillas under the… READ MORE


Barelas: Ups & Downs of Life South of Downtown


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4TH ST & BRIDGE BLVD SW, ALBUQUERQUE—The story of so many of our communities in New Mexico is the story of Ups and Downs:  economic boosts followed by changing conditions and economic wash out.  Many times the railroad is involved, and the Barelas community is no exception.  Many times the coming of the freeways have… READ MORE


Movie Shoots Make Headlines. But in Portales, They Also Make Good Citizens.


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PORTALES, NM—You can’t help but take notice when the movie folks come to town.  They were shooting scenes for the movie “Comancheria” last Tuesday in downtown Portales. This made the newspapers as far away as New York City. Actually, the “Comancheria” crew shot scenes in Clovis earlier and were going north to Tucumcari later in… READ MORE