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Major Bean At Mt. Treasures

Major Bean At Mt. Treasures

  Who is Major Bean and why is his picture and name on the advertising and website for the Major Bean Coffee & Sandwich Company at Mountain Treasures in Red River NM? He was not a military man, but he was the great-great grandfather of Margy Spillers, who with husband Patrick and daughter Mahala are the new owners of Mountain Treasures Gallery/Bistro. From Elk City Oklahoma, they own several businesses in that town, including a coffee and sandwich shop called… Major Bean Coffee & Sandwich Company! “We want to be known for being a little different from the other places in Red River,” says Margy about new items on the menu, but adds that Mountain Treasure favorites will remain. She and her dad were Mountain Treasures fans when visiting Red River. Coffee is a mainstay on the menu. Margy and Mahala are certified baristas, attending barista school in Dallas. “If we were going to open a coffee shop we thought we should go. There’s more to coffee than pouring...

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The Dairy Bar

The Dairy Bar

  Elizabeth Rodrigs is the new owner of the popular Red River eatery, The Dairy Bar at 417 E. Main. She knew she was buying a Red River tradition when she assumed operation July 17, 2017. She attended the Culinary School of Fort Worth and graduated “with honors” in Culinary Arts. She moved to town in August 2016 from Bowie, TX. Interested in running her own restaurant, the Dairy Bar was the “best fit.” “It’s a very successful business and it runs near my heart: coming up here as a kid and going to the Dairy Bar… fond memories of it! I first came here as a child on vacation,” she says, “mainly in the summers, but a couple of times in the winter. I started coming when I was two years old!” A full-time resident for the past year, she was a ski instructor at the Red River Ski & Summer Area and  worked at The Tip Restaurant for the Snow Coach Dinners. Elizabeth has some long-term plans,...

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Rustic Mountain Gifts

Rustic Mountain Gifts

  Debbie Folger’s original plans for her Rustic Mountain Gifts shop in Red River was to be open by Memorial Day during the annual Motorcycle Rally. As is often the case, however, turning an old cabin into an attractive retail store can take more time than anticipated. The door finally opened on June 16. Located beside Bitter Creek at 421 E. Main in the cabin behind the Hideaway Shoppe and the Dairy Bar, (look for the windmill), Rustic Mountain Gifts is a welcome addition to the East Main business district. “We have an eclectic, rustic home decor menagerie: everything from glass paintings, stained glass, watercolors to fine art, woodcarvings and floral arrangements. There’s even beef jerky from a gentleman in Eagle Nest. I try to use a lot of local and area artists. Some are from here, some are from the Moreno Valley.” She particularly enjoys featuring the watercolor work of her sister, Lisa Lobb, who helps her with the store. “My theme, my whole idea is to have...

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Red River RV Park

Red River RV Park

  Liz and Tim Tate are the new owner/operators of the Red River RV Park. The facility is located between Highway 38 and the Red River bridge on High Cost Trail on the town’s west end. The Tates have been in charge of the motorized campground since September 1. Tim describes the park as containing 28 RV parking spots and three yurts. The yurts are used for nightly rental and are not portable dwellings. The park offers full hook-ups: water, sewer, electric, satellite TV. They also have indoor bathroom and shower facilities, as well as laundry opportunities. The facilities, including laundry, are open to the general public as well. “Quite a few locals come here to use the laundry,” Tim says. The Tates emphasize that the park has been open year-round for several years and they want it known that they will continue with the year-round policy. They intend to be open 365 days a year according to Liz. Tim says that the biggest challenge is to plow the...

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Everyone Is Truly Unique

Everyone Is Truly Unique

  Red River is known as a tourist town, a year-round destination where folks can relax and enjoy the beauty and adventure that nature has to offer. With a population of less than 500 people, most of the year-round residents who are not retired earn a living by interacting with the tourists. Bill Mackey’s interaction with visitors is a bit different than most of his neighbors. He is an architect and building designer, a very good one. He has been a Red River resident since 2007, along with wife Lisa who is an accountant and until recently worked for the Red River Chamber of Commerce. Bill and Lisa don’t hesitate to express their love not only for the high country but especially for the way they earn a living. Bill is employed by the Living Designs Group of Taos, providing architectural services for North Central New Mexico and Southern Colorado. He also practices in Red River designing homes and renovating cabins that require modernisation for 21st century owners. His...

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Found It in Red River

Found It in Red River

  The scavenger hunt is in the grand tradition of treasure hunting in Northern New Mexico. From the time of the Spanish conquistadors, through the Anglo gold lust of the 1800s and the oil wells and uranium mining in the 1950s, the search for treasure is part of the legacy of the Land of Enchantment. You may have heard of Forrest Fenn, the Santa Fe art dealer who claimed in 2010 that he had hidden a carved wooden chest laden with gold, diamonds and rubies somewhere between Santa Fe and the Canadian border. No one has found it yet, or if so, they’re not telling! A great way to explore the town, see the wildlife, mountain vistas, wildflowers and fall colors, is a new and creative approach that proves treasure hunting is always in style. Everyone is invited to participate. This summer the Town of Red River will introduce the “Found It in Red River” Scavenger Hunts. These treasure hunts provide families yet another fun and adventurous activity during...

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River Restoration Completed

River Restoration Completed

  The New Mexico River Stewardship Program provides funding to restoration projects that enhance the health of rivers by addressing the root causes of poor water quality and stream habitat. Through such projects, the River Stewardship Program aims to restore (or maintain) hydrology of streams and rivers to reduce flooding downstream, while simultaneously enhancing economic benefits of healthy river systems for local communities. In Red River, there are three such projects. Phase One began in 2006. “Young’s Ranch Reach” runs through the east edge of town and was a priority due to heavy damage from flooding in the spring of 2005. Phase Two, “Red River Westside Fishing Park,” also known as Anglers Park, runs through the west edge of Town and was completed on a very fast timeline. The third and final phase of the Red River Restoration, “Town Reach Restoration Project,” was completed in October 2016. Running through downtown by the Conference Center and the River Walk, it was funded by the State of New Mexico Environment Department’s...

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The Hideaway Shoppe

The Hideaway Shoppe

  There is an old adage that says “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” There are always new businesses and activities in Red River to replace the ones that disappear, but somehow the roots of the community, the souls of the people who live here or just come to visit, remain familiar. “Everyone desires that mountain magic and escape yearly. The Hideaway Shoppe wants to share just that magic that we continuously experience here and we were gifted the minute we were welcomed into the Hideaway. We can’t wait to welcome you, too!” The name of the Shoppe comes from the Hideaway Cabin at Tall Pine Resort, where Haley Lynn’s family always stayed when visiting Red River. That explains the basic philosophy that has brought Haley to live and work in Red River and the mountains. The Hideaway Shoppe is located at 421 E. Main St – next to the Dairy Bar on Highway 38. “I guess we are introducing new artists that really have...

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What’s New This Summer?

What’s New This Summer?

  • After a long and honored career in law enforcement, former Red River Deputy Marshal Jeff Jones has started a business working with leather.  Jones Custom Boots & Saddles specializes in beautiful local handmade custom leather, as well as repair work. Contact him at 575-740-0565 / 806-393-5036 or at stich51jones@gmail.com . • Located behind the Hideaway Shoppe and the Dairy Bar at the end of the driveway – look for the windmill – Rustic Mountain shop owner Debbie Folger has a “unique gift emporium” with an eclectic collection of vintage gifts: one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, home and cabin decor, fine arts, antler home accents, and a few surprises. Featured watercolor artist is Lisa Lobb who has exclusive items in Red River and in Irving TX. • Selling a great product with quality ingredients has resulted in the need to expand. After nearly three years, Anchovies Pizzería has moved to a new location at the corner of High Street and Jack & Sixes Trail. Pizza maker Trinity West will continue...

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What Do You Like Most?

What Do You Like Most?

  The Town of Red River recently posed a question to its Facebook Friends: “WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT RED RIVER? We’d like to know so we can post what’s most important to you when you can’t be here!” Responses came quickly, as is the way of Social Media. Some responded with photos that communicated their feelings: wildlife, mountain vistas, flowers, fall colors, time with grandkids, and snow-covered mountains.  One response said it in three words: All of it! It’s not unusual to meet and talk with someone who wishes they could live in Red River. Many of these good folks are quick to say that they have been coming to the high country for years. Many faces are familiar because they come to town every year and, in some cases, they come several times, summer and winter. It’s a common story. People came at a young age with their families, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters and cousins. It is not uncommon...

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A Coming Attraction

A Coming Attraction

  Michael Calhoun grew up in Red River and has plans to move back to town from his current home in Los Alamos. He also has plans to see a dream realized when the Red River Brewing Company – RRBC – opens its doors in 2017. The “first and only” brewery in town will be located at 217 West Main Street – next to Lifts West Condominiums – at the corner of Bunker Hill and Main. The location is currently occupied by a 1950s era service station that is marked for removal. “It’s a restaurant and brewery and it’s a Calhoun family business,” says Michael who will be the General Manager. “It’s something that came together with my brother Brian (Calhoun) – the architect of the project –  and Linda, Beau and Katy, and our spouses. “We’ve been getting involved in the craft brewery scene in New Mexico and Colorado. We started looking into a brewery (for Red River) and it just made a lot of sense. The timing...

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Essential O2 Lounge

Essential O2 Lounge

  They are an aromatherapy bar and boutique that wants to help launch you into relaxation and enjoy your time in the mountains during your visit to Red River. They offer 95% pure oxygen infused with 6 different 100% pure essential oils in 10 minute sessions, fully-automated chair massage, doTerra products, CBD-infused products, natural bath & beauty, handmade gifts and much more! No appointments needed, walk-ins only – come see what everyone has been talking about since 2016! www.Essentialo2Lounge.com Facebook.com/Essentialo2RR...

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Behind the Scenes – RRSA

Behind the Scenes – RRSA

  Meet Red River’s Walt Foley. He was honored October 21, 2016, by Ski New Mexico and the New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame as Mountain Operations Director of the Year. Seen here on the right with John Garcia, former NM Secretary of Economic Development and an avid supporter of skiing in the Land of Enchantment, Walt is the Deputy General Manager and Director of Mountain operations at the Red River Ski & Summer Area. Ski New Mexico gives awards annually for the Best of the Best in 4 categories: Operations, Customer Service, Ski Patrol and Ski Instructor. Walt has over 30 years of experience in the ski area business. He first became a part of the Red River Ski Area family in 1992 and served in various capacities, including head of Ski Patrol. His desire is to see skiing as a fun and safe form of recreational entertainment. It was Walt who made helmets mandatory for all RR Ski Patrollers, a move that saved the life of more...

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Down by the River

Down by the River

  It’s been a private home since it was built several years ago but it is now called Double Dog Inn. Overlooking the river at 421 River Street, it is a high end B&B, with seven rooms, each with its own theme, gourmet breakfast and an indoor hot tub. It is a nightly rental. Chad Mantz, new owner of Red River Real Estate who handles the booking for the new owners, says “There are two rooms with private balconies overlooking the river. It’s amazing: some of the rooms boast over 300 square feet! Mantz recently acquired Red River Real Estate and will focus on property management/nightly rentals. He’s not interested in selling real estate. His goal is to improve the overall experience for owners and...

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Stayin’ the Night?

Stayin’ the Night?

  Reservations Unlimited LLC, a long established property management company located at 312 West Main Street has a new owner in the person of David Wilcox. His mother Pam Thompson is holding down the front desk. He is no stranger to Red River, first visiting in the mid-1980s before becoming the owner of several properties in town, including one managed by the previous owners of Reservations Unlimited. David plans to step up the business to meet the needs of 21st century visitors. “My goal is to provide a better guest experience while they are in town. We’re going to provide quality supplies: facial tissues, soaps, shampoo, conditioners, lotions, coffee, WiFi where possible, USB plugs.” He plans to be a little more aggressive in marketing locally and nationally and plans to be in Red River a long...

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Smile For The Camera

Smile For The Camera

  Red River has a rich mining heritage with just a touch of the Wild American West tossed in for good measure. While it’s been in town a few years, the Lucky Shot Photo Parlor, purveyor of the Old Time photo experience, has settled into its new location at 107 Golden Treasure Trail. Just one block from “the Y,” it’s the place in Red River City to get a historic photo souvenir of your trip to the mountains. Like a time machine, Andi the proprietor has costumes to make you an Old West gunfighter or a pistol-packing saloon girl ready to dance the night away. Lucky Shot is available for weddings, parties, reunions and corporate gatherings. It’s also a great place to get into the Mardi Gras spirit by exploring a photo look perfect for the MG theme for 2017, Nightmare on Main...

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Change in OHV/ATV Regs

Change in OHV/ATV Regs

  In the past, the town of Red River did not allow ATVs and OHVs to operate on the streets, nor did the NMDOT allow such vehicles on paved state highways such as NM 38, which is also known as Main Street. The 2016 NM Legislature passed a bill that would allow ATVs and OHVs to travel on paved roads but stipulated that municipalities and governmental bodies have the option of allowing paved highway use within their jurisdiction. This would allow riders to drive to trail heads from their lodge or home. The Town of Red River is currently working on a proposal that would allow street use within city limits. Marshal David Smith says, “Red River is actively seeking ways to accommodate our tourists by approaching the NM Transportation Commission to use the highway in a effort to afford riders with a lodge-to-trail access. “Prior to operating in town, they should check with the Red River Marshal’s Office or the Red River Visitors Center (Conference Center) to see...

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Big Changes at RRSA

Big Changes at RRSA

  The biggest news is that The Grill at the Lift House opened late last December, just in time for Christmas visitors to experience a new chapter in social entertainment at RRSA! The project took over a year, with the major remodeling of the bar and restaurant facility – inside and out – including a new outdoor deck which doubled the seating capacity. It still offers a fabulous view of The Face, the Platinum Chairlift Ride and the river, providing a wonderful place under the open sky to relax and enjoy a cool Red River day. The facility will be open throughout the summer and will feature great food and beverages for all ages. The Red River Ski & Summer Area will again present their popular Music On Top concert series at The Tip Restaurant on Saturdays, featuring the finest in local and regional entertainers. It’s on the deck and performances are free. A new law which allows the RRSA to serve alcohol anywhere within the boundaries of their...

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Nature Discovery Camp

Nature Discovery Camp

  Nature Discovery Camp is something fresh and exciting this year and is set for June 27-30, from 9-11:30 am. It is designed for ages 6-10. Children will experience the wonders of nature that surround Red River! They will use their senses to learn about birds, bugs, flowers, trees, water, weather, and more through a variety of hands-on outdoor and indoor activities. There is no fee for the camp. Enrollment is limited, however, and pre-registration is required. Go to RedRiverCommunityHouse.org for quick and easy sign-up. Camp participants will receive a free T-shirt and other goodies, not to mention an experience they are not likely to...

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A Connoisseur of Color & Life

A Connoisseur of Color & Life

  Upon entering the historic Sundance Restaurant on E. High Street, the first things you’ll notice are the aroma of fresh Mexican food – it is a restaurant – and the wood-paneled walls adorned with bright and bold paintings. Both the food and the original art work are the product of the efforts of longtime resident and Sundance Restaurant founder Linda Hoag. She and husband John started the eatery after a stint as a cook at the Red River Ski Area. Though her daughter Sara and her husband Bruno now handle the kitchen and business aspects, many of the dishes on the menu are Linda’s recipes. The paintings are the result of a newer passion which got its start in the mid 1990s. It is apparent that Linda loves color, for her works draw the eye to vivid scenes of the high country, many of them portraying the surrounding Red River Valley and the Rio Grande landscape of Northern New Mexico. She also has a recent series of work...

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