New Mural Artist Database created by RETRO 66

RETRO 66 – Relive The Route Committee created a mural artist database of murals in Moriarty, Edgewood and Tijeras. This database will be distributed to Chambers of Commerce, the RETRO facebook page and webpages.

If you have a mural to be considered for the database, please contact Sherry Abraham at with your contact information, a representation of your work and a website or facebook link.

RETRO Mural Database

RETRO 66 Mural Database


Winter Concert with the East Mountain Youth and Children’s Choir

The East Mountain Youth and Children’s Choir will have a winter concert on December 20, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Anasazi Hall at Nature Pointe in Tijeras. There will be a wide variety of singers (ages 9-16) and music. For more information, please visit

De Profundis Concert at Quarai Monument

Once again, the de Profundis annual concert at Quarai on Sunday, September 15 opens the twentieth season of de Profundis concerts. The theme for this year’s concert is “Homeward: Songs of Longing and Return.” Quarai is a unique space – a 17th century Spanish mission church, abandoned in the 1670s – part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The monument is one of the three “salt missions” on the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway. The top part of the church is open, and yet the acoustics in the stone walls are wonderful.

The concert starts at 3:00 pm and is free of charge. Arrive early with your picnic lunch – and make sure to make time before or after the concert to tour the grounds of Quarai. And don’t forget your water, head cover, and sunscreen!

The Quarai Mission Ruins of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument are located north of Mountainair on NM55 and south of Tijeras on NM55. Rain location is the Mountainair Elementary School Gym.

For more information about de Profundis, their music, and concert schedule, go to

Lots to Do on the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway!

Come on out to the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway communities this weekend and find something to do for just about everyone!

In Estancia, the Torrance County Fair will be wrapping up a week-long set of activities with a parade, the Junior Livestock Show, and the Torrance County 4-H barbecue at the Fairgrounds. A Country and Western Dance will top off the festivities on Saturday night at the Estancia Community Center. For a calendar of events, click on the Torrance County Fair link at

In Edgewood, the Route 66 Run, Rally, Rock Celebration will kick off with a 10 a.m. Parade and end with fireworks in the evening. There’s a lot of other stuff in between from car shows to dunk tanks and a business expo, so stop on by Edgewood to see what’s going on. You can also get more details at

In Tijeras, the Village will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its incorporation, with live music, a silent auction and other activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Contact for more information.

Feathers and Yucca Become a—–Blanket!?!

Have you ever seen a turkey feather blanket? These wonderful Native American blankets were made of soft, downy feathers woven together with cordage made yucca leaves. Come to the Tijeras Pueblo Interpretive Center at Sandia Ranger Station just south of Tijeras on Saturday, July 13 to watch Mary Weahkee, of the Santa Clara Pueblo and Comanche Nation, demonstrate how to make a turkey feather blanket. The presentation starts at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. A $5 donation is requested from non-members of the Friends. For more information about Mary and the presentation, go to


Travis Suazo, Executive Director of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM, will be offering a Pueblo perspective on archaeology and discussing the importance of the core values of love, faith, compassion, service and community to the Pueblo people at the Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Friends of Tijeras Pueblo lecture.
This lecture kicks off a collaborative effort between the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. It is being held at the Sandia Ranger Station just south of the Village of Tijeras and begins at 6:30 p.m. A $5 donation is requested from non-members of the Friends. For more information go to