Notes from the Road

10 Dec 2016
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Notes From the Road: Sunrise Memories III

The Downs Horses first ran on The Downs racetrack in June of 1971. In its early years, the track, located on 328 acres at the northeast corner of the La Cienega community, was quite successful with upwards of 10,000 bettors in attendance. The resulting traffic jams, Thursday through Saturday during the racing season, were legendary…

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1 Dec 2016
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Notes From the Road: Sunrise Memories, Part II

Facilities Update  It is just in the planning stages but come next spring we may be seeing the first official Sunrise Springs Farm. The area being considered for our farm is the vacant land between the swimming pool and the arroyo.  If things work out, we will have fresh organic produce from our own farm…

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3 Oct 2016
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Notes From the Road: Sunrise Memories I

Facilities Update   The millstone fountain has been installed on the inside part of the koi pond at the Sages. We are all wondering what the symbols on the millstone may represent. Is there a symbol expert among us? Please let us know. We can all thank the maintenance-landscape collaboration for the success of this…

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30 Sep 2016
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Notes From the Road: The Old Millstone

Facilities Update After a few challenging delays the Aqua Pavilion is up and running. Guests have begun to enjoy the warm waters and beautiful views provided by this special new addition to the Sunrise experience. What do you do if you find an old millstone on the property, one with interesting carvings on it? If…

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13 Sep 2016
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Notes From the Road: Farms in and around La Cienega

Community News: Los Pinos Road and the Arroyo Chamiso Crossing Santa Fe County is finally moving forward on a long delayed project to build a bridge across the Arroyo Chamiso on Los Pinos. There are two major arroyos that flow through and join in La Cienega. The first is the Arroyo Hondo which crosses Los…

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26 Aug 2016
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The Spanish and Pueblo Roots of Sunrise Springs

Community News The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is proposing a 450-acre public indoor and outdoor shooting range on BLM land just above Hipico Santa Fe. The La Cienega Valley Association (LCVA) does not oppose the shooting range complex but feels the location so close to the La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs, Hipico Santa Fe, and…

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10 Aug 2016
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Birds of La Cienega

Sunrise NewsLast November a member of our Sunrise family lost her mother, and she had to spend several months organizing a memorial to properly honor her. This sad task was made more difficult since the staff member’s mother lived across the country. On the upside, several cousins, now in their 80s, were able to reunite…

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2 Aug 2016
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The Feast of San Ildefonso

 Sunrise NewsWe have a member of the Iron Butt Association on staff here at Sunrise Springs. This staffer is an active member of the motorcycle association, named for the anatomical requirements needed to ride a motorcycle for prolonged periods. He has successfully completed a number of long-distance challenges and now he is in training for…

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