The Last Post!


This will be the last post in the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway blog.  Don’t worry though, you can still keep up with all the latest news from along the Byway on our Facebook page.  We leave you with this wonderful news:

As you may already be aware, the Salt Missions Trail (SMT) Scenic Byway Committee has been working on branding and promoting this incredible resource for a number of years. The SMT Committee and MRCOG (the Mid-Region Council of Governments) have also been successfully working toward securing funding to purchase signage to go along the 150-mile Byway. 

Now that all the funds have been received, MRCOG requested bids from signage companies throughout the spring and is proud to announce that 51 signs have been purchased. It is anticipated that the signs will be installed late July/August. The SMT Committee will work toward a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark this incredible occasion. Please stay tuned for more details on our Facebook page!


Summer Reading!

Read “Write” Book Sale, July 10th and July 11th from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm at the Civic Center on 202 Broadway across from City Hall in Moriarty. Hosted by The Read “Write” Adult Literacy Program. Moriarty Library Book Sale

Anime Club meets at the Moriarty Community Library, July 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Teens and young adults only. Call 832-2513 for more information.

Happy 4th of July! Moriarty parade & Edgewood Festival

4th of July Parade in Moriarty. Retro 66/”Route 66 or Bust” RV will be at the parade in Moriarty, which starts at 9am. If you’re interested in walking with them and handing out information about RETRO 66, please email:

Edgewood July 4th “Field of Arts Festival.” Saturday 9am – 4pm. at the Soccer Field on Hwy 344 1.7 miles North of I-40; food, music, authors, dance, art. For additional information:–events.html

Moriarty Pintos Cheer Tryouts:


Used Glasses Sought for Lions Recycle for Sight Program

The Sandia Mountain Lions Club is asking for used eyeglasses for the Lions Recycle for Sight program.  Collection boxes are available year-round in local doctors’ offices, many businesses, The Independent’s office in Edgewood, and the East Mountain Library. For more information, call 505-205-3140.

14th Annual Wind Festival

Free and open to the public, May 2-3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood

World’s Fair 2015

Free and open to the public, May 1st from 10:00-12:00 at the Moriarty High School Practice Gym:

worlds fair

Neighborhood clean-up day in Tajique and Torreón: Sunday, April 26.
Meet at 2 p.m. at the Tajique Community Center (8636 Highway 55). A potluck will follow at 4 pm.

Kite Festival: May 2nd and 3rd at Wildlife West

Kite festival

Pinto Pride Spring Showcase: April 29th from 2:30-6:00 pm in Moriarty

Pinto Pride Spring Showcase

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Saturday, May 16th from 2-6 pm

Free event with food vendors, Dr Saul Community Center, 111 West Roosevelt Avenue in Mountainair. Donations will benefit Manzano Mountainair Art Council’s youth program.

Writing Workshop in Moriartyimgres

What: A writing workshop presented by Nancy Ava Miller. Hypnosis, meditative
and relaxation techniques will be used to stimulate creativity.

Where: Moriarty Community Library

When: May 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.

How much does it cost?? – FREE!

For more information contact Miller at 505-280-0116

Torrance county roadPublic Comment for Road Policy in Torrance County

What: Comment on the draft Road Policy for Torrance County

When: Saturday, April 11, at 2 pm

Where: Moriarty Civic Center

The document is available on the County website ( Contact Julia at 505-920-0817 with any questions.

Public meeting for the draft Road Policy for Torrance County

When: Saturday, April 11, at 2 pm

Where: Moriarty Civic Center

Contact and background information: The draft is available on the County website here and you can call Julia at 505-920-0817 with any questions.

Benefit dinner

What: a benefit dinner to raise money for a kindergarten student who has meningitis and has been hospitalized. The dinner will raise money for medical expenses.

When: April 11 at 4 pm

Where: the Moriarty Lion’s Club

Details: Tickets are $10,with children age 6 and younger eating for free. Contact Andrea at 505-220-1429 or Rosa at 505-504-5710 with any questions.