Author Archive

Johnna Russell

Johnna Russell

Johnna is a writer and editor with a deep love and respect for the beauty, magic, and mystery of the great state of New Mexico. Johnna grew up right on the border between New Mexico and West Texas. Her favorite childhood memories are of frequent visits to Carlsbad Caverns. She enjoys learning all she can about this breathtaking state and sharing information with other lovers of New Mexico.

If you’re starting to question the longevity of your New Year’s resolution, it’s not too late to change it and eat more chile with NewMexi.co. It turns out that most of our favorite and most difficult to achieve resolutions can be accomplished with just a little more chile your in …
adopt a dog in new mexico

Too many dogs are purchased or adopted by well meaning families who don’t realize that they lack the resources, long-term stability, availability, or patience to care for them. Those pets and their treasured humans can end up with uncertain futures and tearful goodbyes. Make sure that your family and home …

We recently told you about the Duran family’s massive collection of Christmas ornaments, handcrafted by New Mexican artists, which is on display in Albuquerque. This is a mind boggling display of hundreds of original works of art from the brilliant and creative minds of New Mexico. Now, you can take …

New Mexico gets out the Christmas lights right after Thanksgiving, but things really get festive in December. That’s when you start feeling the warmth of the holiday spirit everywhere you go. These top 5 enchanted New Mexico Christmas events transform our home state into a wonderland of enchantment for the holidays. …
Christmas Kindness Challenge

In New Mexico, we believe in loving your neighbor, showing compassion, and sharing what we have with others. The giving season offers New Mexicans an excellent opportunity to express these values through the generosity and love in our actions. Many of us can’t wait to spread Christmas kindness and holiday …
Accomplish Any Goal in New Mexico

Setting, planning, and striving to accomplish any  goal in New Mexico is a great way to feel fulfilled and focused on something that you really want. Achieving your most challenging and desired ambitions comes with a unique sense of accomplishment and pride that you don’t often find. With the right …
Give Thanks

It’s an old community and family tradition to name and give thanks for something that you’re grateful for on Thanksgiving. The idea is to give it some thought, share it with others, and take time to truly appreciate what you have and love. Even if you’re having a stressful day, …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days in New Mexico and throughout the US. You can find excellent deals with a range of ads and campaigns going on for the occasion. Most people don’t give too much thought to where they’re going to spend their money, beyond …
Thanksgiving in New Mexico

Thanksgiving in New Mexico is by far the best holiday between Día de los Muertos and Christmas. In our modern lives, it has become a tradition of warmth and togetherness. Friends and family put aside their differences and come together to share a meal with the ones we love. Even …
New Mexico in Black and White

New Mexico has been alive with fall colors; but lately, we’ve all been seeing New Mexico in black and white. We get to see through the eyes of ordinary people, our friends, family, and colleagues, a unique peek at the peripheral lives of New Mexicans. The Black and White Challenge …