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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.

Visit the New Mexico Museum Of Space History

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a museum and planetarium complex that showcases artifacts and displays related to the history of space travel. It was opened in 1976, and to this day, it never fails to awe its visitors. This is one of the 15 divisions of the …
New Mexico's 3 Smallest Villages

There are some pretty tiny towns and villages in New Mexico with at least six that have fewer than 200 residents. Three of those, the smallest villages in the state, have less than 100! 1. Mosquero Village Surprisingly, this itty bitty village with only 93 people is in two counties. …
Who's Excited for the Roswell Reboot?

The CW is bringing back the show Roswell, 15 years after the last episode of the three season series in 2002. This time, the show will be called Roswell, New Mexico, and fans can expect a fresh spin on the original. The Original Roswell For those who haven’t seen the …
Explore The Tent Rocks

At the foothills of Jemez Mountains lie a myriad of remarkably shaped, scenic rock formations. The Tent Rocks are so named because their conical structures resemble tents, while Kasha-Katuwe means ‘the white cliffs’ in Keresan, the traditional language of Cochiti Pueblo. This enchanting landscape is easy to find and afford. It’s …
Who Was Old Mrs. Coonie?

Old Mrs. Coonie may not sound much like the name of a warrior, but that’s exactly what she was. She survived some of the greatest trials that can be imagined, lost her loved ones, and refused to give up her unique personality in favor of English ways. But long before …
Explore the Atari Dig Site in Alamogordo

Atari, the first company to make video games commercially available, incurred irreversible losses in the 1980s. For years, legend held that these losses led to the burial of millions of video games and equipment in the desert city of Alamogordo, New Mexico. This is where you’ll find the Atari Dig …
The Legend of Shiprock

Sacred to the Navajos as “Tsé Bitʼaʼí” or “the rock with wings,” Shiprock is an isolated peak that rises nearly 1,583 feet above the flat surrounding New Mexico desert. Surrounded by mystery, beauty, and a powerful legend, this magnificent rock is nearly 30 million years old and is visible for …
3 More Things to do in Ruidoso

Ruidoso is one of the top destinations for New Mexicans and West Texans to get out of town and have some fun. There’s certainly a lot of fun to be had in this exciting city, so where do you start? Let us help you out with three more amazing things …
Who Was Little Sister Lozen?

The Land of Enchantment has been home to some of the most fascinating and intriguing women going as far back as the Ancient Chacoans. But have you ever heard of Little Sister Lozen of the Apaches? Born a Rebel in Apacheria When Lozen entered the world, it was a much …
Discovering the Organ Mountains Hermit Cave

Roughly half a mile from La Cueva picnic area, you’ll find the Hermit Cave of the Organ Mountains. More formally known as La Cueva Rock Shelter, this cave has a rich and intriguing history. That history extends back to 5,000 BC when the cave was inhabited by ancient peoples. It …