and Nearby

Due to the pandemic some businesses have changed
hours or are closed. Most events are cancelled or postponed.
We are not updating these changes as they are ever evolving.
We advise checking before going.

Yáá ah tééh Bienvenidos Welcome

In our area of the world, we blend and celebrate Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo heritages as we embrace a storied history and a promising future. We welcome New Comers.

"Old Timers" share a history of mining and ranching.

Working cowboys and cowgirls ride the range and rodeo. 

Outfitters guide hunting expeditions.

World-class and novice astronomers share telescopes to gaze at our dark skies.

Artists create indigenous folk art, contemporary art, happenings, sculpture, and stained glass. Can you find the outdoor public art?

Musicians entertain with original and traditional blues, folk rock, country music, rock n roll, and jazz.

A Performing Artist delights with small cast plays and poetry readings.
Have you found the Poetry Box?

Photographers take advantage of our transformative light enhancing everything it touches: the magical high-desert scenery, the captivating faces…

Volunteers care for animals, improve reading skills, renovate buildings, and feed those in need.

Talented high-school athletes receive standing ovations and win state championships.

Authors publish children’s books, prose and poetry inspired by our culture and history, falconry, art and music, convent life, and spur making.

Artisans create tie-dye clothes, jewelry from local stones, metal art, and signs.

Residents form a hiking club and invite us to an “Ice Cream Social" to brainstorm village priorities.

We all celebrate community with fry bread, potlucks, baked goods, chuckwagons, dance and song.

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Annual Events
Arts Artists and Artisans/ Authors and Poets/ Musicians and Performers
Businesses and Shopping
Community Resources
Dining, Food, Coffee, Drinks
Domestic Animals and Livestock Animal Food/ Animal Control Officers/
Animal Rescue/ Farrier/ Game Processing/ Pet Grooming/ Veterinarians
Emergency Services
Farm to Market Eggs/ Produce, Meat/ Handmade Items
Galleries Studios/ Performance Spaces/Public Art
Gas Stations and Vehicle Services
Government Representatives
Government Services
Health-Related Services
History of the Area Architectural and Historic Highlights/
Reading About Local History
Home Maintenance and Construction
Hunting Outfitters/ Taxidermy/ Processing
Lodging Airbnb/ Bed and Breakfasts/ Dude Ranch/ Hotel/ Motels
Maps See the last page
Nature and Wildlife Includes Outdoor Recreation
Nearby Towns West of Magdalena
Real Estate
Rock Hounding and Rock Shops
Sciences Venues/ Organizations/ Events
Visitor Services and Info Public Restrooms
Within a Few Hours or Less Places to Visit

All are Welcome

Trinity Site Tours (First Sat in Apr and Oct only) 
Trinity Site is where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945
Museums, Artists and Galleries open their doors with music and food
Santa Rita Church Festival (Fourth Sat May) in Riley, NM
Mass at 10am and lunch following
Frontier Festival  (First Sat June) Frontier history comes alive with demonstration, talks, food and music
Kelly NM Church Fiesta (Third Weekend June) 
San Juan Bautista Mass 10am, lunch, music, more
Old Timers Reunion and Rodeo and Parade (Second Weekend August)
Multicultural old west family rodeo at the "Trails End"
Mary Magdalene Church Fiesta (Second Weekend August)
Lunch, music and more
Pie Festival USA (Second Sat Sept) Pie Town, NM  
All Things Pie: Pie Fun Run, Pie Baking Contest
Enchanted Skies Star Party (A week in Oct) Professional and amateur astronomers observe the universe, attend workshops ... Email
Indian Days Celebration Alamo, NM (Oct)
An adventure into Native American culture with Powwow and Parade
Flags Placed at Magdalena Cemetery
Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, NM
Homes, Businesses and the Village Dress-up for the Holidays
Holiday Craft Fair (Dec) Email
Benefiting the Magdalena Old Timers Reunion and Rodeo
Christmas Electric Light Parade Visit Santa Claus (2nd Sat Dec)
Magdalena Community Christmas Potluck and Caroling (Dec) Email
Nondenominational Celebration of Christmas

ARTS Artists and Artisans
Ann Bending One of a kind necklaces, painted stones and wood candle holders. 575-854-3394 Email
Barbara Moore Water-based oil paintings of NM landscapes and horses. Realistic and moderately priced. 575-854-2953. Email
Hwy 60 (1 Mile E of Magdalena) 
Catherine DeMaria Printmaking and Photography Email
110 N Main Street 575-854-3253 Studio visits by appointment 
Cheryl Walsh Bellville Fine art photography. Studio visits by appointment 715-928-0123 Email
Fritz Kapraun Watercolor instruction, architectural portraits [commercial and residential] 910-297-9904 Email
Glenno Bigelow professional imaging ::: photo design ::: creative art. 505-379-8299
Gwen Rush Custom stained, beveled and sandblasted glass.
970-391-4402 Email
Hills Snyder 210-473-9062
John Sakel Photographer 910-297-9904 Email
Judy Richardson Sculpture and drawings. 347-743-9110
Laurie Taylor Gregg 575-838-6452 Email
Village Press Print Studio. 605 First St. PO Box 500
Instagram: @villagepressprintstudio
Kimberly Meyer Sign Maker 575-854-2264 Email
Mary Ann Sayre Watercolors, mineral jewelry 575-740-3269 Email
Matt Middleton Photography, video, web design. 575-854-2306
Michael Bisbee Paintings and sculpture. Studio visits by appointment. 914-720-9162
Nicole Beaudoin Hand crafted Tie Dye Clothing 575-835-8160
Robert Mac Hard carvings on local stone, Cholla walking sticks, Engraved wood paintings. 505-633-0252  Email
Shirley Lamar Handmade Jewelry
Sigrid McCabe Ceramic Sculpture. 575-517-0135
ZW Farnsworth Metal Art. 908 W First St. (Hwy 60) 505-280-5393

ARTS Authors and Poets
Bill Terrel Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution by a ninety-year-old Patriot. Lived and raised his family in Magdalena and at one time was a large employer with his sawmills
Bruce Holsapple A poet who has written about Hop Canyon including wood stoves, wild flowers, broken shoelaces, washing dishes, small town life (and loves) and hiking in the mountains. Titles include: Vanishing Act and Wayward Shadow
Hills Snyder Writer
Jan Thomas Children’s book author.  Titles include: Rhyming Dust Bunnies, My Friends Make Me Happy, What Will the Fat Cat Sit On? Email
Patricia Grueninger Beasley The Tears I Couldn't Cry Behind Convent's Doors. The story of her life as a Catholic nun for 22 years. 575-854-2222
Steve Bodio Local falconer and author of over 15 books, some set in Magdalena. Titles include: Querencia; Hounds of Heaven; Edge of the Wild; A Rage for Falcons and Eternity of Eagles
Tom Kelly Cowboy Spur Maker: The Story of Ed Blanchard (Written with Jane Pattie) A late, beloved "Old Timer" rancher who knew Magdalena history because he and his relatives lived it.

ARTS Musicians and Performers
Calendar of Local Performances (Magdalena and Nearby)              
Caralyn Snyder Performing Artist Magdalena Stage 505-452-6803
DJ by George Studio Recording and Musician (George Murillo)
The New Relic (Montana Pettis) Style: Rock n Roll Variety, Party Tunes. 505-379-8326
Tom Hunt Saxophone clarinet member of "Blue Monday"
Tuesdays @ 2 Local musicians who play together for enjoyment and sing an eclectic mix of songs. Will play for food. Monetary donations typically passed on to local charities (Susan Alexander)
Wolverton (Hills Snyder) 210-473-9062

First State Bank Full-service branch with safety deposit boxes, loans and credit cards. 24/7 ATM 600 W First St (Hwy 60) M-F 9-5. 575-854-2265

Baked Boards Custom-designed, wood-burned longboards, skateboards, or any other preferred wooden surfaces. Any design and any surface you prefer. Pictures on request (Cole Petersen)
Bilbofbaggins Books Online and at Route 60 Trading Post. (Linda Smiley) NM History, Cowboys, Outlaws, Native Americans; Winchester, Colt and other American Guns; Magdalena. 
Broaddus Self-Storage Units PO Box 1496 Hwy 107
M-Sun 8-Sundown (Dee Dee McKinley, Manager) 309-373-7332
CC's Guitar and Amp Garage Turn your inexpensive guitar into a Vintage Tone Monster! Electric guitar repairs/modifications; Custom electric guitar and amplifier builds; Tube amplifier service/modifications (Steve Stolle) 575-854-3262
Dancing Rainbow Tie Dye Clothing (Nicole Beaudoin) Local retail outlet: Alamo Gallery and Gifts, Socorro, NM
Ironing—Helen Dennis 575-517-6004
New Mexico Lapidary and Design (Dean Crane and Conne Gibson)
Jewelry from local gems and minerals: Kelly Smithsonite, Graphic Mine Azurite. Ghost Agate ... By appointment 575-571-1760. Items available: The Marketplace, Evett's Cafe, Annual Holiday Arts and Craft Show
El Farolito Usable Antiques and Yard Art. Open Sun and Mon or by appointment. 103 S Kelly Rd (Mac Leyba) 575-517-7202
Family Dollar A variety of goods, including groceries, household items and beauty products. First Street (Hwy 60)
Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm
Grecco Tax Services Bookkeeping, Accounting, Consulting and all types of tax services. (Michele Grecco, E.A)  P.O. Box 228
575-854-3816 (Office)  575-854-3331 (Fax)  505-235-3643 (Cell)              Karolyn's Hair Kare and Florist Hair and Nail salon. Flowers for all occasions. 103 First Street (Hwy 60) 575-854-3470 (Karolyn Rolston)
Lucky Signs Offering a wide variety of custom signage. 575-854-2264 (Kimberly Meyer)
Magdalena Samaritan Center Thrift Store and Food Pantry Affordable clothing and household items. Free groceries for those who qualify. Fundraisers to help stock the pantry.
Man in the Maze Productions Photography, Video, Web design.
575-854-2306 (Matt Middleton
The Marketplace Cowboy and Ranch. Vintage and Antique. Jewelry, clothes, boots, saddles, furniture, music, Pendleton blankets, Christmas shop. 105 N Main Street. Fri, Sat and Mon 11-4
Nanise Native Plants and Education LLC Landscaping, Education consulting, Native plants. 102 Elm Street (Omar Qureshi) 575-854-2945 or 575-418-7737
R & D Tire and Feed Store Full tire service, Livestock and Pet feed.
9 La Hinca Rd. Mon-Fri 8-5, Sun 9-2  575-854-3051
Route 60 Trading Post and Gallery Open 7 days a week 9-5. Ammunition, Books, Fishing and Hunting supplies, Indian jewelry, Leather goods, Smithsonite, Visitor Center. 400 First Street (Hwy 60) 575-854-3560
Steer Stop Gas Station and Convenience Store 705 First Street (Hwy 60) Open 7 days a week from 5:30am-9:00pm 575-854-3680
U-Haul Rental Center at R&D Tire and Feed Store 9 La Hinca Rd
Mon-Fri 8-5, Sun 9-2  575-854-3102

Alamo Baptist Church Route 169, Alamo, NM. 575-854-2228
Alamo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Alamo, NM. 
Sunday Service 10:00am 575-854-3922
Chapel of the Living Waters at Montosa Campground. Sunday Service 10:30am. B.W. Cox built the church. Email
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  Sun Service 9am 
1121 El Camino Real, Socorro, NM
Episcopal Worship and Communion at the Magdalena Community Church, 4th and Main Street. 1st and 3rd Sun of the month, 3pm
First Baptist Church Sunday School 9:45am Worship 11am 575-854-2389 800 block of Kelly Rd
Magdalena Community Church (Pastor Terry Buckman 575-418-8075)
Sunday Services 11:30am Fellowship 10:30am, Bible study Wed 2pm
Main Street and Fourth Street
Socorro Church of Christ Sunday Service 11am, Bible Class/Sunday School 10am. 1001 El Camino Real Socorro, NM 575-838-7235
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Sunday Services Noon. 200 block of Elm Street 575-854-2503. A mission of San Miguel in Socorro, NM

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Adult Protective Services To report the possible abuse, neglect, or exploitation of Incapacitated Seniors and Adults. If you suspect adult abuse, it is your duty to report it. 1-866-854-3219
Al-Anon For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Tues 7pm at the Magdalena Community Church. 4th and Main Street
Alcoholics Anonymous Tues noon, Thurs 7pm at the Magdalena Community Church. 4th and Main Street
Magdalena Chamber of Commerce First Wed of each month at 6pm Everyone is welcome.
Coding Club at The Magdalena Library (Fri)
Donate through Amazon. You click. Amazon donates. To do so, logon to and type in, “Hop and Patterson Firewise Community” or "Magdalena Samaritan Center." Amazon then donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases to your selection.
Food Distribution Fourth Fri of the Month 10am at the Magdalena Rodeo Grounds. Sign up or see if you qualify at the Magdalena Samaritan Center.
Kids' Science Cafe 202 Spruce Street  10am to 4pm on Fridays. 
Visitors welcome. (Jim Sauer)
Literacy Program Open to all who would like to learn to read or improve their reading. One on one tutoring in language, comprehension, writing and test preparation. (Ann Bending 575-854-3394)
Magdalena Historical Society Sponsors speakers at The Magdalena Library and researches local history (Linda Montoya)
Magdalena Samaritan Center Thrift Store and Food Pantry  Affordable clothing and household items; free food for those who qualify. Donations tax deductible. Mon and Thurs 10-2, Sat 10-12. Email
102 S Main
MagEBoard Magdalena communicates! Information sent to MagEBoard is forwarded to over 550 email addresses. Easy subscribe/unsubscribe.
Newspaper El Defensor Chieftain Serving Socorro County
Notary Atelier Studio 605, ES•PRESS•O $5.00 per duty
605 1st Street. Usually open M-F 9am to 5pm. Open occasional Sat
Notary Magdalena Village Hall, 108 N Main Street 575-854-2261
$5.00 each signature
Peace Rally Every Wed 3:30 until 4:15pm on Hwy 60 (Kelley Barnitz 575-854-2288) Bring a sign or simply come and stand for PEACE
Reading Group New members welcome book by book (Sally Rogers)
Running and Walking at Magdalena Schools 201 Duggins. Please respect posted rules of use and do not put bicycles, strollers, or any other wheeled item on the track or field
Volunteering Opportunities Would you like participate?
Come up with your own project or consider these:
Library Wrangler; Samaritan Center; Fire Departments; Schools; Driving “transportationally challenged neighbors”; Teaching seniors; Restore old jail, Visit hospice patients, Chamber of Commerce, Literacy volunteer, Kids' Science Cafe, EMS, Paint a mural, ...
Weather Report links to a weather station located at the 800 block of Kelly Rd, Magdalena. Updated every few minutes
AJ's Eatery Brisket burritos, hamburgers, fry bread, etc. Take out available. N Main Street 575-517-7469 Seasonal
ES•PRESS•O 605 First Street (Hwy 60) Americanos, Lattes, Cappuccinos and Breves; Chai Tea and iced Italian Sodas. Usually open M-F 9am to 5pm. Open occasional Sat
Evett's Café centrally located at Main Street and (Hwy 60) Sandwiches: Vegetarian and Meat, Pastries, Milkshakes, Coffees, Teas. Gallery and Books. W-Sun 9-5 (Willie Mozley) 575-854-2449 Seasonal
Golden Spur Saloon A real old west saloon. Live music, Karaoke, Pool tournaments, Patio, Pizza and Package beverages. Historic photos and Paintings. Open 7 days (Montana Pettis) 575-854-2554. 505 First Street
High Country Lodge Café Patio dining and Take-out.
303 First Street (Hwy 60) 575-854-2062
Kelly's Place Click for Daily Specials on FB. (Kelly Kent) Smoothies, Sandwiches, Salads. Take out available. Closed Mon and Tues Open: Wed Noon to 7pm; Thurs-Sat 11 to 7; Sun Breakfast 9 to Noon. 575-854-2040 404 Second Street in the historic Hall Hotel
Magdalena Café and Steakhouse CLOSED. 109 Main Street
COMING SOON Tumbleweeds Relocating to Magdalena from the Pacific Northwest. Restaurant, Catering and Events. North side of Hwy 60 just West of Town. [Michal Golas & Osiras Navarro]


Magdalena- Magdalena Marshal Animal Control Officer (Michael Zamora, cell: 575-517-5485) 575-854-2603, 575-854-2493
Outside Village Limits- Sheriff (William Armijo) 575-835-0941 and after hours same as stated below for police dispatch
Dispatch 575-835-0753 #3 to report abused/neglected animals. After Hours 575-835-0741 #3
Family Dollar Store 907 W 1st Street (Hwy 60)
R & D Tires and Feed Store Onate feed for all types of livestock, Pet food, vaccines, medicines, dog food without corn or wheat. Mon-Sat 8-5, Sun 9am-2pm. 9 La Hinca Rd (mile marker 116 on Hwy 60) (Don and Marcia Thornton) 575-854-3051
Grass Hay $8/bale in Lemitar, NM Very clean drover grass, July cutting. 575-418-8803 (Drover endophyte-free grass is a variety of fescue grass.) None closer has been reported to MagEBoard
Friends of Animals Helps cover food, spay and neutering costs for domestic animals of owners needing financial assistance. Donations are appreciated. Semi-annual bake and yard sales (Janice Brunacini 505-238-8261); backup: Ann Bending 575-854-3394
Fur and Feathers of Datil, NM (Sarah Ross) south six miles on 603, right turn on Ed Jones. (501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) Donations tax deductible
Injured Wildlife Wildlife rehabilitator (Jennifer Keller) 575-518-8851
Socorro Animal Shelter is an animal service adoption center providing the public with the ability to reclaim lost animals and relinquish stray or owned animals. 575-838-3103 Closed Sun and Mon
100 Airport Rd, Socorro, NM 
Zimmer Feline Foundation Helping Cats for households with less than 40,000 annual income free spay/neuter for cats. 505-466-1676
Tony Dudek Quemado, NM Master Farrier 319-238-9508 
Oscar's Horseshoeing near Belen, NM (Oscar Robledo) 505-203-2370
Rose Ann's Snips and Clips Special pet services include nail clipping and expression of anal glands. 910 First Street (Hwy 60) By appointment or walk-in. 575-517-5110 (voice/text)
All Creatures Large and Small Mobile Veterinary Service House calls. Based in Magdalena. Jane Fassinger, VMD 575-518-8600
Animal Haven Socorro, NM
The Ark of Socorro Socorro, NM

Emergency? Dial 911
Hop Canyon Volunteer Fire Department Meets every 1st and 3rd Mon 6pm. 200 Hop Canyon Road 575-854-3751, Emergency 575-854-3750 Fredrick J. Bookland, Chief; Shane Ingate, Assistant Chief. Email
Magdalena Volunteer Fire Department/EMS Meets each Sat at 9am. 702 W First Street (Hwy 60) 575-418-7348 Cody Kersey, Fire Chief; Jeff Joseph, Asst Fire Chief
Magdalena Marshal's Office Marshal Michael Zamora; Deputy Carlos Valenzuela. 575-854-2603, 575-517-5485. 106 South Main Street
Emergency? Dial 911
City of Socorro Sports and Rodeo Socorro, NM 575-838-7517
Music in Magdalena and Socorro For email announcements: Jim Ruff
Performing Arts Series at New Mexico Technical Institute, Macey Center. 1 Olive Lane, Socorro, NM 575-835-5688 or 575-418-8949  
Town of Gabriella A newly built Old West town, complete with staged gun fights, hotel, saloon, courthouse and storefronts, all reminiscent of classic television and movie westerns. Near Datil, NM 970-673-5845 or 575-772-5114 Directions to Gabriella 


EGGS- Old Water Canyon Lodge, on Hwy 60 halfway between Magdalena and Socorro
Magdalena Farmers' Market at the Baca Building on Hwy 60. Seasonal Wed from 4-6pm. Homemade items, fruits, veggies, eggs. (Nick Keller) 575-835-8650; Savannah 575-418-1145
Socorro Farmers' Market All Magdalena and area vendors are welcome to join 
—Winter: every Sat 9-11 in the Teen Center 1001 Ake Ave. Socorro, NM. Behind "Sofia's" and the laundromat. —Summer: every Sat 9-11 in the Socorro City Plaza. (Samantha Winter)
VEGGIES at Winston's—FreshLocally grown at the Magdalena School Greenhouse by the Garden Club. Seasonal

Studios, Performance Spaces, Public Art
Blue Canyon Gallery Pottery, Paintings and Jewelry Hwy 60 (1 Mile E of Magdalena) (Barbara Moore) 575-854-2953
C & S Morningstar Jewelry Repair, Handmade Navajo Rugs, Gospel CDs, Navajo Jewelry. M to Th 8 to 5; varies on Fri.
803 First Street (Hwy 60) (Shirley and Clark Baca) 505-288-6361
CWB Studio and Gallery Fine Art Photography. Open for special events and by appointment. 104 South Main Street (Cheryl Hastings) 715-928-0123
Edward Tsosie Spirituality. (2011) Mural on east side of Bear Mountain Gallery depicting a Navajo woman in ceremonial dress offering prayers with corn in front of Magdalena Mountain. Commissioned by Danielle Fitzpatrick. 901 First Street (Hwy 60)
Holly Hughes A community collaboration featuring a Bull, Cow and Cowboy reusing materials collected from local ranches. Outdoor public art installation funded by the New Mexico Arts Division (1994)
100 N Main Street
Mural by Magdalena School Students of Kelly Mine Under the tutelage of Estelle Roberge, Art Teacher. 908 First Street (Hwy 60) West side of building.
Judy Richardson Studio Sculpture and Drawings. 104 N Main 347-743-9110
kind of a small array Contemporary Art exhibitions and Music performances. 106 N Main St. By appointment or if the blue light is on, I’m open. (Hills Snyder) 210-473-9062
La Posada Art Gallery Paintings, Photographs, Pottery and Textiles 1006 West 1st Street (Hwy 60) (John Sakel and Fritz Kapraun) 910-297-9904
Magdalena Wall An outdoor public art installation inspired by "life in these parts". 201 Main Street (Sigrid McCabe)
Mary Ann Sayre Art Studio Watercolors and Mineral jewelry 
Rocky Mountain Art Glass Custom stained, beveled and sandblasted glass. 970-391-4402 (Gwen Rush
Village Press Print Studio Greeting cards, Monotype prints and Etchings printed on antique letterpress printing presses and etching presses. Workshops and press rental available. 605 First Street (Hwy 60) (Laurie Taylor Gregg) 575-838-6452
Warehouse 1-10 Contemporary Art and Performance Space Exhibitions and special events. Open Th, Fri, Sat 11am-4pm or by appointment. 110 N Main Street (Catherine DeMaria) 575-854-3253  
Weather Proof Gallery Outdoor public art on vinyl by Man in the Maze Productions. 906 W First Street (Hwy 60) (Matt Middleton) 575-854-2306  
ZW Farnsworth Artist and Gallery  Traditional Blacksmithing and Metal art. 908 First Street (Hwy 60) 505-280-5393 Email

R and D Tires and Feed Store Sells and Repairs Tires. (Don and Marcia Thornton) Open Daily 9 La Hinca Rd (mile marker 116 on Hwy 60 about 3 miles E of Magdalena) 575-854-3051
R and R Automotive Auto and Diesel Mechanics, Tires, Off Road Accessories, Lift Kits. M-F 8am-5pm, On Call. (Roman Gutierrez)
At Winston's 500 First Street (Hwy 60) 505-321-6016
Steer Stop Gas Station and Convenience Store 705 First Street (Hwy 60) Open 7 days a week from 5:30am-9:00pm 575-854-3680
US 60 Cycles Power sports, small motors, and more. Sat 9-6 Stockyard Rd #1-off Ash Street (Luke Martin) 505-235-0380
Winston's Auto Service & Chain Saw Supplies "Real Gas"
500 First Street (Hwy 60) 6:30am-7pm; Winter Hours 6:30am-6:30pm Sun 7-5:30. 575-854-2718

Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan-Grisham 505-476-2200
NM Representative Gail Armstrong (NM District 49) 505-269-2364
US Representative Xochi Torres Small (District 2) 202-225-2365
US Senator Tom Udall 202-224-6621

Magdalena Municipal Court 106 South Main (In the Marshal's Office)
575-854-2602  Every other Mon 10am. Open to the Public
Magdalena Public Library and Box Car Museum 100 N Main St 575-854-2361 Interlibrary loans, Online E-books and Library Catalog, Computers, High Speed Wi-Fi, Special Presentations, Copy Machine, Open: T-F 11am – 5pm Sat 10am – 3pm
Magdalena Ranger Station 203 First Street (Hwy 60) 575-854-2281. Info and maps. Manages nearly 800,000 acres in the Cibola National Forest including two wilderness areas, 200 miles of trails and 500 miles of roads
Magdalena School Board Meeting Agendas posted at least 72 hours before the meeting. Typically, meetings on the third Mon of the month 6pm in the School Library
Magdalena Schools K-12 Glenn Haven, PhD. Superintendent
201 Duggins Road 575-854-2241
Magdalena Senior Center 500 9th Street between Main and Spruce. Sixty years or over donation of $2 but no one turned away. No documents required to register at the Center. Home-delivered meals, recreational activities, assisted transportation. Open M-F 9-3. Lunch served at 11:15am (Rose Wilburn) 575-854-2589
Magdalena Transfer Station Open on Fri and Sat from 8 to 4:30 (closed Noon-1pm) A punch card is required and can be purchased at the Magdalena Senior Center, Village of Magdalena Office, or Socorro County offices. 575-835-0589
New Mexico Environment Department provides private well water testing. Socorro County hosts water-testing fairs
Road Work Needed for a County Road? Arthur Gonzales
Socorro County Office 575-835-2041
U.S. Post Office 100 E First Street (Hwy 60) (Zip Code 87825) Window hours: M-F 8-12:30 and 1:30-4:30, Sat 10-Noon 575-854-2231
Village of Magdalena 108 N Main Street 575-854-2261
—Mayor Richard Rumpf 505-280-5393
Office Hours – M-F 8 am–10am by appointment
—Board of Trustees Board Meetings second and fourth Mons 6pm-7pm. The agenda, meeting packet, bill list and cash balance report for the meeting are posted on the village website by 4pm the preceding Fri and mailed to the Village email list
—Village Clerk/Treasurer Deborah Abingdon
Deputy Clerk/Court Clerk Carleen Gomez
—Assistant Clerk Sabrina Aragon
—Librarian Ivy Stover 575-854-2361
—Municipal Court Honorable Judge Simon Armijo 575-854-2602
In case of an emergency such as a water leak or sewer back-up call 575-517-6790

AIR AMBULANCE PHI Cares 888-435-9744 M-F 8am – 4pm  
The program protects members from the potential high costs of emergency medical transport. Mention "Linda Smiley" as your representative and list the group as "Magdalena Air Ambulance" for a discount.
DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Loaned free from The MarketPlace 105 N Main Street 575-854-3088. Braces, ortho boots, wheelchairs, crutches and other helpful items. Open Fri, Sat, and Mon 11am-4pm
Helen Dennis Professional caregiving in Magdalena 575-517-6004
Over ten years experience. References available
Herbal Medicine Judyth Shamosh,PhD.  Professional herbal consultations with custom herbal remedies for people and pets. Over 40-years experience in eastern and western herbal traditions. 602-513-1528
La Vida Felicidad Inc. 575-838-0515 Socorro, NM
Magdalena Area Health Clinic Primary health care for the whole family. M-F Staci Oldham, FNP CNP 803 W 10th Street 575-854-3162
MEDICATION DELIVERY Free Delivery to Magdalena by Kelly's Pharmacy in Socorro Every Sat for prescriptions called in by Fri 575-835-2125
  • Agora 1-866-HELP-1-NM
  • NM Connect (App for phone) 24 hour crisis and non crisis support
  • NM Crisis Access Line 1-855-662-7474
  • NM Warm-Line 1-855-466-7100
  • Alamo Behavioral Health 575-854-2626 EXT# 110
Positive Outcomes, Inc. 575-838-0800 Socorro, NM
Socorro General Hospital 575-835-1140 Socorro, NM
Socorro Mental Health Behavioral Health and Supported Housing
575-835-2444 Socorro, NM
Strongpoint Theinert Ranch Runs cost free Veterans’ Retreats several times a year where they can strengthen, transition and reconnect with their lives back home. Email
YOGA There is no place like Om Yoga Sun 1:30pm and Thurs 10:30am Cost: $5 (Judyth Shamosh)

HISTORY of the Area (The Last 150 Years)
Charles Ilfeld Building N Main Street across from the Library
Magdalena Jail (Under Renovation) Located in the alleyway due W of Marshal's Office at 106 Main Street
Ocean to Ocean on Hwy 60. Before Rt 66, the Ocean-to-Ocean Hwy went from Santa Monica, CA to Virginia Beach, VA. In NM it followed an old wagon road from Springerville, AZ to Socorro, NM—a road that may go as far back as Kit Carson in the mid-1800s 
Old Forest Service Building On private land. Once Magdalena’s Forest Service offices. Was attached to Magdalena's ice house, now razed to the ground. 500 2nd Street
Bureau of Indian Affairs Dormitories From 1957 Diné (Navajo) children lived in these buildings and attended the Magdalena School (K-12). Once the Alamo Navajo Reservation developed their own schools the dorms were closed around 1984. Kelly and 10th Street
Box Car Museum Interactive exhibits on local mining, railroad, stock driveway, and our history. Intriguing Magdalena area history depicted in AT&SF boxcar exhibits. Open during Library hours by the Public Library. 108 N Main Street. 575-854-2361
Golden Spur Saloon Historic B/W photographs and Ranching relics in an old west saloon replete with taxidermy game animals. 505 First Street (Hwy 60) 575-854-2554 
Kelly Ghost Town (1883-1947) In its heyday Kelly had over 2000 residents. Its church still stands and is used by Kelly descendants for mass, posadas, weddings, funerals and the Kelly NM Church Fiesta
Kelly Mine  During its heyday in the 1800s, the Kelly mine produced nearly $60 million in gold, lead, zinc and copper. Also known for its deposits of SmithsonitePasses available from Bennie Zamora 575-854- 2401 at Tony's Rock Shop, Kelly Rd Directions to Kelly Mine
Magdalena Hall Hotel Opened in 1917; this historic hotel offers newly renovated hotel rooms with New Mexico amenities. Cafe on site. Reservations 575-854-2040 or book at
Magdalena Public Library in the Old Santa Fe Railroad Depot built in 1915 listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free Public Events and Wi-Fi and public computers. 108 N Main Street 575-854-2361 
Magdalena Stockyards at the "End of the Trail" There were an estimated 350,000 head of cattle in the NM Territory in 1880. 
From here, cattle and sheep were loaded onto railroad cars. N Ash Street, one block N of First Street (Hwy 60)
The Magdalena Trail This historic stock driveway (1885-1971) stretched 125 miles between eastern AZ and Magdalena was 5 to 10 miles wide and ended at the Magdalena Stockyards
Self-guided Walking Tour of Magdalena Coming soon
(All available at Magdalena Library, most at Route 60 Trading Post and The MarketPlace)
Celebrating 100 Years of Frontier Living, Magdalena NM 1884-1984. Old Timers' stories and pictures. Includes Magdalena before 1884; Rodeo; Mining and the Miners; Hispanic Magdalena; Sheep Ranching; Magdalena Stock Driveway
Cowboy Spur Maker: The Story of Ed Blanchard by Tom Kelly, a late Old Timer rancher, and Jane Pattie. Meet Ed Blanchard, Tom’s cousin, turned spur maker after a wild, reckless life as a cowboy.
The Kelly Cookbook by the Ladies Aid Society of Kelly, 1911 republished in 1981. No record of what the money was used for but most likely to help some miners' family. Three B/W drawings of the Kelly Mine area.
The Magdalena Cook Book Available only at the Magdalena Library
Old Magdalena Cow Town by late resident Langford Ryan Johnston. "They were rough old hombres, but they would do to take along, and it was a mighty pleasant feeling to have one at your side …” Includes: The Alamo Navajos, Magdalena Rodeo
No Life for a Lady by Agnes Morley Cleaveland. Born on a NM cattle ranch in 1874, she handled horse rustlers, punched cows and handled grizzlies, attended school, and observed the cattle industry from the earliest days to the open range
Pie Town Woman: The Hard Life and Good Times of a New Mexico Homesteader by Joan Meyers. Includes photos by Russell Lee who immortalized Pie Town in 1940 as part of the Farm Security Administration's New Deal survey of American life
Rodeo in Magdalena JULY 4, 1918. Frontier Times, 1976. Includes: 1918 Rodeo in Magdalena, Ray Morely family; Accounts of trail drivers having to cross the big rivers on cattle drives; the 3rd US Volunteers who were attacked by Indians in 1865
Three Roads to Magdalena by David Wallace Adams." ,,, a once booming frontier town, is where Navajo, Anglo, and Hispanic people have lived for well over 100 years... take us to sheep and cattle ranches, Navajo ceremonies, Hispanic fiestas..."
The Train Stops Here New Mexico's Railway Legacy The Index refers eight times to Magdalena and two times to the Magdalena Stock Driveway
Way Out There by Matt Middleton. This hour documentary film is about the changing face of the American West.  Features Magdalena. Available at Winston's Auto Service and the Golden Spur Saloon
Wrangler Meets His Queen July 1966 Golden West Magazine. 1916 Magdalena Rodeo pgs. 34-35. “Oh Magdalena was a wild little cow town on a branch line with one train daily from Socorro”

APPLIANCES and ELECTRONIC REPAIRS (Keith Ryan) TV’s, stereos, etc. and some plumbing and electrical work. 575-517-7183
CABINET MAKER Magdalena Custom Woodworks All natural wood, fine handcrafted custom cabinets, furniture and wooden caskets. Building custom cabinets and furniture since 1997. Local since 2006. (Andre Ware) 575-517-0394
CHIMNEY SWEEPER (Montana Pettis) 505-379-8326 Clean and reliable. Full chimney sweep services: Fireplace/insert/stove maintenance and detailing.
CARPENTER (Nester Martinez) 575-517-0592
CONSTRUCTION True Blue Construction Quality Work. Pro-panel Roofing, Stucco, Concrete, Metal Buildings, Observatories, Dirt Work, MHD Foundations, Septic... (Tyler Scartaccini) 575-418-7796
Delvicchio Monte Full cord split and delivered $180. Pay on delivery 575-854-3058
Zeke Mix cedar and piñon; full cord $180 delivered. 505-835-8122
HVAC Troy Mechanical Services (Steve Troy) 575-854-2083
HVAC/PLUMBING Timberline Mechanical LLC. Home and commercial plumbing, heating and cooling. (Bobby Otero) 575-835-8911
LANDSCAPING and PLANTING (Omar Qureshi) 575-854-2945 or 575-418-7737
TREE AND YARD WORK, FENCE WORK (Nathaniel Molina) 505-220-7215
TREES TRIMMED (Carl Apodaca) 575-517-7738
YARD WORK (Jesus Martinez) brush, weed, yard clean up 575-322-0259 

HUNTING Outfitters, Processing, Taxidermy
Eric Kern Outfitters 575-538-1843
575-418-7116 (Joe Don Autrey)
Ken Cason Guide and Outfitting Services Fully guided, private and public land hunts. 575-838-7347

Casa del Sol A tranquil sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate! If you love star gazing, some of the darkest skies and the brightest stars are right outside your bedroom door.
Casa Encantada Get Ready for an experience, not just a place to spend the night. Beautifully decorated with magical touches of artistic flair everywhere; prepare to be enchanted!
Historical Comfort Come stay in the oldest house in town. The Blackburn/McTavish home is a historic landmark redone to have a clean comfortable feel. (Kayla Kersey)

La Posada de Maria Magdalena 910-297-9904 (Fritz Kapraun) 
W of town on Hwy 60- half a mile past Mile Marker 111

Concho Hills Guest Ranch 1522 Remuda Trail. 13.2 miles south of the Very Large Array off Hwy 52. Lodging, meals, horseback riding and western ranch activities. (Tim and Marilyn Norris) 575-772-5757

Magdalena Hall Hotel Opened in 1917; this historic hotel offers newly renovated hotel rooms with New Mexico amenities.
575-854-2040 or book at

High Country Lodge575-854-2062 Room rentals, Conference room and Cafe. 303 First Street (Hwy 60)
The Western Motel and RV Park 575-418-7278 Room rentals and RV spaces. 404 First Street (Hwy 60)

Includes Outdoor Recreation
Maps and Info available at Magdalena Ranger Station (See below)
Hunting Sept, Oct and Nov primarily elk, pronghorn and deer 
See also HUNTING
Lady of the Mountain Legend says that, in the 1500s, a Spanish soldier saw the face of Mary Magdalene on the N side of the mountain. The village at the base of that mountain was named Magdalena in her honor. Can you see her face in profile?
Magdalena Ranger Station 575-854-2281 Stop in for Maps and Information. First Street (Hwy 60) and Kelly Rd 

DATIL, NM (W 35min on Hwy 60)
Baldwin Cabin Public Library Off Hwy 60. Mon, Thurs and Sat 9- Noon 575-772-5230 Linn Kennedy, Director
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary  53 Old State Hwy 60 Mass Sat 4pm; First Fri 3pm with rosary 2:30pm
Christian Cowboy Church (nondenominational) Sun at 9am 
5 Big Sky Drive 575-772-5154; 575-772-5154
Helga Baughn, Qualifying Broker 575-772-5512 Email
Marie Lee Serving Catron and Socorro Counties. home: 575-772-5168 cell: 505-239-3416
Eagle Guest Ranch and Restaurant Store, Gas, RV Park, Motel 7am-9pm Intersection of Hwy 60 and Hwy 12. 575-772-5612
First Baptist Church Turn SE on frontage road at the blinking light. Sunday School at 10am. Church services at 11am with potluck each Sun following services. Wed night prayer service at 4pm (winter time)
Horse Mountain Fire Department and Rescue 1 Frontier Trail, Datil, NM (Jeffrey Kerekes Asst Chief) 203-676-0880
Leather Artisans Larry Kobe 575-740-8126; Suzan MacKenzie
Rockin' L Saddlery Custom saddles and tack/repairs. Custom made items: knifes, sheaths, holsters, rifle scabbards, chaps, chinks. Repairs: packing gear, saddles... (Trevor Lent) 575-772-5977
PIE TOWN, NM (W 55min on Hwy 60) On the Continental Divide
ANNUAL EVENT Pie Festival USA (Second Sat Sept)
Baptist Church
Church of Christ
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
575-773-4674 Email
Pie Town Cafe Open Thurs-Sat 10-4 Delicious Pies, Custom Burgers, Hand-Cut Fries, Juicy Pulled Pork and more
Pie Town Bed and Breakfast, LLC. Five Miles from NM Hwy 60
Open all year 575-224-2702 Email
The Gatherin' Place Pie Shop and Cafe. Seven days a week year round 10-4 5603 Hwy 60 (Janine McMurtrey) 575-772-2909
 QUEMADO, NM (W 1hr/15min on Hwy 60)
Quemado Non-Denominational Christian Cowboy Church
Sunday Services 10am Lots of music and singing 575-773-4265
3.7 miles south of Hwy 60 on Rt 32 on the left. Summer Bible School

Major Ranches Randell Major, Qualifying Broker. 575-838-3016 Working cattle, hunting, horse ranches, rec and com properties, rural land, farms. Experienced in financing, water rights, minerals, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, public land leases, and ranch management
Realty One of New Mexico 505-850-8225. 103 E First Street (Hwy 60)

Egg Cartons The Magdalena Samaritan Center
Los Lunas Recycling Program Los Lunas, NM  Open 24/7 (Closest full-service recycling)
Motor Oil, transmission fluid and hydraulic oil- O'Reilly's or Auto Zone in Socorro, NM
Plastic Grocery Bags The Magdalena Samaritan Center

All mines are on private property and require a pass to collect up to 10 lbs. of rocks, otherwise you are trespassing. Of note, the Smithsonite in this area has a unique coloring.
Bill's Rock Shop 401 W First St (at Pine Street) by appointment. Call for entrance to the shop and passes to the two Dobson mines: Nitt/Graphic (Grace Dobson) 575-854-2236
Mineral Museum at NM Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro
Otero's Gem and Rock Shop Hwy 60 across from Post Office. Has Smithsonite. 575-854-2324 (Ben Otero)
Tony's Rock Shop 911 Kelly Rd. Intermittent hours. (Bennie Zamora) 575-854 -2401 Has Smithsonite and more. Also has Kelly Mine passes
—Route 60 Trading Post has many Smithsonite jewelry pieces for sale.
—New Mexico Lapidary & Design Jewelry from local gems and minerals: Kelly Smithsonite, Graphic Mine Azurite

SCIENCES Venues, Organizations, Events
Coding Club at the Magdalena Public Library (Fri)
Enchanted Skies Star Party Annual week long Star Party (Oct) Email Hosted by the Magdalena Astronomical Society
Etscorn Observatory Monthly Star Parties, Socorro, NM
Kids' Science Cafe 202 Spruce Street  10am to 4pm most Fridays.  Visitors welcome. (Jim Sauer)
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) (South Baldy) Multi-use research and educational observatory built and operated by the NM Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM. Open to visitors only certain times.
Mineral Museum at NM Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro
Scholle Petrographic, LLC (Peter A. Scholle, PhD; Dana Ulmer-Scholle, PhD) 505-440-3639. Microscopic examination of rocks to determine age, composition, porosity, oil residues, etc. Geological/sedimentological writing and editing
The Astronomical Lyceum and FOAH Observatory Museum/ Library/ Workshop for research, history and education. Open for special events and by appointment. 402 S Main Street 970-343-0618 (John Briggs) 
The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array part of the NRAO on the Plains of San Agustin 24 miles W of Magdalena. Self-Guided Tours 8:30 am until dusk every day. Guided Tours first and third Sat of each month (11am, 1 and 3pm) 575-835-7410

Magdalena Municipal Airport 3 miles W of the Village off Hwy 60
Shuttle (Magdalena-Socorro) 575-835-1501 The City of Socorro operates a commuter-shuttle service between Magdalena and Socorro on workdays. It leaves from behind the Steer Stop 705 E First Street (Hwy 60) at 7am and returns to the Steer Stop at approx. 5:45pm.

A-X Propane Propane sales and service 575-854-2219
Sierra Propane Propane sales and service 575-854-2854 or
1403 1st Street (Hwy 60) Email
Socorro Electric Cooperative (Electricity) 575-835-0560
215 E Manzanares Avenue Socorro, NM
Village of Magdalena (Water, Sewer, Garbage) 575-854-2561
PO Box 145, Magdalena 87825 Email



— These are just a few of the places to visit! —
(Driving Time from Magdalena)
Alamo Navajo Reservation (N 35min on Hwy 169)
Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge San Antonio, NM (SE 50min)
A refuge along the Rio Grande provides breeding ground for waterfowl (endangered Greater Sandhill Crane) and other wildlife. Home to over 325 bird species. Hosts the Festival of the Cranes each November. 575-835-1828
Catwalk Recreation Area Glenwood, NM (SW 2hr/40min)
Datil, NM (W 35min on Hwy 60) See NEARBY TOWNS WEST OF MAGDALENA
Town of Gabriella Re-created western town with occupants near Datil, NM (W 1hr)
Riley, NM (N 45min) Riley Church Fiesta, Memorial Day
Mogollon, NM (SW 2hr/45min)
The Lightning Field Quemado, NM. Walter DeMaria’s Land Art Installation (W 2hr)
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) (South Baldy 10,600' elevation) (SE ~1hr) 4W vehicle recommended. Only open to visitors at certain times.
Mineral Museum at NM Tech, Socorro, NM (E 30 min)
Pietown, NM (W 55min on Hwy 60)See NEARBY TOWNS WEST OF MAGDALENA
Quemado, NM (W 1hr/15min on Hwy 60) See NEARBY TOWNS WEST OF MAGDALENA
Spaceport America Tours (S 1hr/30min)
Truth or Consequences, NM (Hot Springs) (S 1hr/30min)


from Holly 2_8_2020
from holly 7.7.19