and Nearby

Welcome Bienvenidos Yáá ah tééh
Magdaleneans are an evolving mix of the past and present embracing the future.
Working cowboys still ride the range while world-class and novice astronomers investigate stunningly clear skies. Hispanic, Navajo and Anglo people share and blend their heritages through events such as the Frontier Festival. Artists invite you to their Galleries to view indigenous folk art and prize-winning, modern works. Musicians showcase a range of music from the blues to western. Volunteers pitch in to keep public services running.
Have you felt the awe of the high desert mountains recently? Did you take the opportunity to wander amid the relics of mining past? Did you find any Smithsonite?
Explorers looked in awe at the profile of the "Lady of the Mountain" over 500 years ago. Have you seen her as she presents herself for summer? As you can read below and may already know, she is why our Village cam e to be named "Magdalena."
Whether you live here or are visiting, plan to bring the family or a lap top, enjoy freshly prepared food often locally grown.
Cup of "es-press-o" coffee, anyone?
We offer this Guide to help visitor and residents alike learn what they didn’t know about Magdalena…or forgot. It is one way we communicate with due reverence for both our multi-cultural heritage and our vibrant future.
We welcome your comments.
Linda Swisher-Smiley & Sigrid McCabe & Folks from MagEBoard
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For a printable copy

Live Links are in Blue
Annual Events
Arts Artists and Artisans/ Authors and Poets/ Musicians and Performers
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/ Handmade Items
Galleries Studios/Performance Spaces/Public Art
Gas Stations and Vehicle Services
Government Services
Health-Related Services
History of the Area Architectural Highlights/ Historic Highlights/Learning About History
Home Maintenance and Construction
Hunting, Outfitters, Taxidermy, Processing
Lodging Airbnb/ Bed and Breakfasts/ Dude Ranch/ Hotel /Motels
Nature and Wildlife
Real Estate
Rock Hounding
Sciences Venues/ Organizations/Events
Visitor Services
Within a Few Hours Drive From Magdalena
Maps Magdalena Village/ Magdalena Area
APPENDIX:  Info on Nearby Towns/Government Representatives
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 of 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 (Second Weekend July)
Multicultural old west family rodeo at the "Trails End"
Mary Magdalene Church Fiesta (Second Weekend July)
Pie Festival USA (Second Sat Sept) in Pie Town, NM   
All things Pie. Pie Fun Run, Pie Baking Contest
Observing the universe for the amateur and professional astronomer
Indian Day Celebration , Alamo, NM   (Oct)
A true adventure into Native American culture with a parade and dance
Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, NM
Holiday Craft Fair (Dec)
Benefiting the Magdalena Old Timers Reunion and Rodeo
Electric Parade (2nd Sat. in Dec.)
ARTS Artists and Artisans See also Businesses and Galleries
Ann Bending One of a kind necklaces, painted stones and wood candleholders. 575-854-3394
Barbara Moore Water-based oil paintings of NM landscapes and horses. Realistic and moderately priced. 575-854-2953
Hwy 60 (1 Mile E of Magdalena) 
Catherine DeMaria Printmaking and Photography
110 N Main Street 575-854-3253 Studio visits by appointment 
Cheryl Walsh Bellville Fine Art Photography. Studio visits by appointment 715-928- 0123
Fritz Kapraun  Watercolor Instruction, Architectural portraits [commercial & residential] 910-297-9904 
Glenno Bigelow  professional imaging ::: photo design ::: creative art. 505-379-8299
Gwen Rush   Custom stained, beveled and sandblasted glass.
Hills Snyder   210-473-9062
John Sayre Photographer 910-297-9904
Laurie Taylor Gregg  Print maker. Monotypes, etchings and other fine art prints. Letterpress printed cards and goods. 575-838-6452
Kimberly Meyer Sign Maker 575-854-2264
Mary Ann Maddy Sayre Watercolors, mineral jewelry 575-740-3269
Matt Middleton Photography, Video, Web Design. 575-854-2306
Michael Bisbee   Paintings and sculpture. Studio Visits by appointment. 
Nicole Beaudoin  Hand Crafted Tie Dye Clothing   575-835-8160
Robert Mac Hard carvings on local stone. Use for show, sayings, name, address, etc. 505-633-0252  
Shirley Lamar Handmade jewelry
Sigrid McCabe   Ceramic sculpture, paintings and drawings 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 he 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
Jan Thomas  Children’s book author.   Titles include: Rhyming Dust Bunnies, My Friends Make Me Happy, What Will the Fat Cat Sit On?
Kelly Warnock Mullen   Real Photographs of Nature's Angels and Elementals: Seeing the Unseen-Beyond the Spring. 505-859-9468 Photographs and cards also available
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 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.
Tom Hunt Saxophone Clarinet Member of "Blues n 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 Synder) 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. ( Linda Smiley ) NM History, Cowboys, Outlaws, Native Americans; Winchester, Colt and other American Guns; Magdalena. 
Broaddus Self- Storage Units 309-373-7332 ( Dee Dee McKinley , Manager) PO Box 1496 Hwy 107 Summer Hours: M-F 8-7 Sat and Sun 9-6. Hours subject to change
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
Karolyn's Hair Kare and Florist Hair and nail salon. Flowers for all occasions 103 First St (Hwy 60) 575-854-3470 ( Karolyn Rolston )
Lucky Signs Offering a wide variety of custom signage. 575-854-2264 ( Kimberly Meyer )
Man in the Maze Productions Photography, Video, Web Design.
575-854-2306 ( Matt Middleton )  
Psychic Readings  (Kelly Warnock) 505-859-9468
575- 854-3560
Sticks N Stones Unique one of kind necklaces, painted stones and wood candle holders. Special orders accepted. 575-854-3394 (Ann Bending)
U-Haul Rental Center at R&D Tire and Feed Store Mon-Fri 8-5, Sun 9-2  575-854-3102 9 La Hinca Rd
Scholle Petrographic, LLC ( Peter A. Scholle; Dana Ulmer-Scholle ) Microscopic examination of rocks to determine age, composition, etc. We also do geological/sedimentological writing and editing. 505-440-3639


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.
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
4th and Main 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
Coding Club at The Magdalena Library (Fri)
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.
Magdalena Samaritan Center Thrift Store and Food Pantry Affordable clothing and household items; free food for those who qualify. Donations are tax deductible. Mon and Thurs 10-2, Sat 10-12  102 S Main Street
Kids' Science Cafe (Fri) 202 Spruce Street   10 AM to 4 PM on Fridays.  Visitors welcome. ( Jim Sauer )
Magdalena Historical Society Sponsors speakers at The Magdalena Library and researches local history ( Linda Montoya )
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)
MagEBoard Magdalena communicates! Information sent to MagEBoard is forwarded to over 500 email addresses. Easy subscribe/unsubscribe. ( Linda Swisher-Smiley )
Newspaper  El Defensor Chieftain Serving Socorro Co.
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 )
Track and Field 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  Library Wrangler; Samaritan Center; Fire Departs; Schools; Driving “transportationally challenged neighbors”; Teaching Seniors; Restore Old Jail, Visit hospice patients, Chamber of Commerce, Literacy Development, Kids' Science Cafe, EMS. How would you like to contribute to our Village?
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 Call for hours
Dos Joyas ( Ramon Gutierrez) Open Mon- Sat 7am- flexible. 575- 517 -5526 To Go Orders 303 1st St. (Hwy 60) in the High Country Lodge
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
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
Kelly's Place   Click for Daily Specials. (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 Cafe and Steakhouse Click for daily specials. Take out available. Mon-Sat 8-2; Th & F 5-7pm (Ingrid Koebel) 109 Main Street 575-854-2696 
Animal Control Officers
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
Animal Food
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 including 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
Animal Rescue
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); 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)
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. 100 Airport Rd, Socorro, NM.  575-838-3103 Closed Sun and Mon
Zimmer Feline Foundation Helping Cats for households with less than 40,000 annual income free spay/neuter for cats. 505-466-1676
Tony Dudek in Quemado, NM Master Farrier 319-238-9508 
(None closer has been reported to MagEBoard)
Oscar's Horseshoeing 505 203-2370

Pet Grooming
Rose Ann's Snips and Clips Special 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 Business: 575-854-3751; Emergency 575-854-3750 Fredrick J. Bookland, Chief (no email) Shane Ingate Assistant Chief ;
Magdalena Volunteer Fire Department/EMS Meets each Sat at 9am. 702 W First Street (Hwy 60) 575-418-7348
( Michael Bisbee, Fire Chief)
Magdalena Marshal's Office Michael Zamora , Marshal; Deputy Carlos Valenzuela; Deputy Dylan Coslin) 575-854-2603, 575-517-5485. 106 South Main Street. PO Box 145
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. 575-835-5688 or 575-418-8949  
Town of Gabriella A newly built Old West town, complete with 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  
Mary Padilla Kelly Rd and Second Street 575-854-3042
Magdalena School  $3 per dozen. Ag shop Mon-Thurs 3-4pm
(Marleen Greenwood) 575-854-8011
Produce and Meat fresh, local, often organic
Magdalena Farmers' Market at the Baca Building on Hwy 60. Seasonal on Wed from 4-6pm. Homemade items, fruits, veggies, eggs. Nick Keller 575-835-8650 ; Savannah 575-418-1145
Socorro Farmers' Market   Socorro, NM  
GALLERIES 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
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) Open 24/7   100 N Main Street
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 (Highway 60) (John Sakel and Fritz Kapraun) 910-297-9904
Magdalena Wall : Local Color  A public art installation inspired by "life in these parts". 201 Main Street just south of Second Street. Open 24/7 (Sigrid McCabe) 575-517-0135
Mary Ann Maddy Sayre Art Studio Watercolors, mineral jewelry 575-740-3269
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, S 11am-4pm or by appointment. 110 N Main Street (Catherine DeMaria) 575-854-3253  
Weather Proof Gallery Outdoor art on Vinyl by Man in the Maze Productions. Open 24/7.   906 W First Street (Hwy 60) (Matt Middleton) 575-854-2306  
ZW Farnsworth Artist and Gallery Traditional Black Smithing and Metal Art 908 First Street 505-280-5393  
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 US 60 about 3 miles E of Magdalena) 575-854-3051
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 or
Tire Repair S. Ash St. 8-5 Mon-Sat Open for emergencies if called. 575-518-8153
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
( County and State REPRESENTATIVES- See also Appendix )
Magdalena Chamber of Commerce First Wed of each month at 6pm. Everyone is welcome
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 & 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  The Station 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  201 Duggins Rd
Magdalena Senior Center 500 9th Street between Main and Spruce. Open M-F Lunch from 11:15am. Sixty years or over can eat for free. No documents required to register on site. Daily Activities posted. (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 Administrative Office, or Socorro County offices. 575-835-0589
Road Work Needed?  Arthur Gonzales
Socorro County Office 575- 835-2041
U.S. Post Office  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   Office Hours – M-F 8 am–10am by appointment 505-280-5393
-- 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   Jan Keenly
--Deputy Clerk/Court Clerk   Carleen Gomez
-- Assistant Clerk  Veronica Chavez
--After hours utility emergency  In case of an emergency such as a water leak or sewer back-up call 575-517-6790
-- Librarian  Ivy Stover 575-854-2361
-- Municipal Court   Honorable Judge Kayla D. Scartaccini 575-854-2602
Water Testing The NM Environment Department provides private well water testing. The County hosts water-testing fairs
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 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)  602-513-1528 Professional herbal consultations with custom herbal remedies for people and pets. Over 40-years experience in eastern and western herbal traditions
La Vida Felicidad, Inc.  575-838-0515 Socorro, NM 87801
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
Positive Outcomes, Inc.  575-838-0800 Socorro, NM 87801
Socorro Mental Health Behavioral Health and Supported Housing
575-835-2444 Socorro, NM 87801
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)
Architectural Highlights  
Charles Ilfeld Building N Main Street across from the Library
Magdalena Jail  (Under Renovation) Located in the alleyway due W of present 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
Historic Highlights
Bureau of Indian Affairs Dormitories From 1957 Din é (Navajo) children lived in these buildings and attended the Magdalena School (K-12). Once the Alamo Navajo Reservation developed their own schools and 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 Smithsonite Passes 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.
To make reservations please call (575)-854-2040 or book at
Magdalena Public Library and Gardens in the Old Santa Fe Railroad Depot built in 1915 listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free Public Events and Wi-Fi. 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. N Ash Street, one block N of First Street (Hwy 60) From here, cattle and sheep were loaded onto railroad cars
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
Reading about Local History
(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.   Much of the production was videotaped in and around 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 and more. ( Tyler Scartaccini ) 575-418-7796
FIREWOOD Delvicchio Monte Full cord split & delivered $180.
575- 854-3058
--Bob Mack New or repair and welding available. (Certified in Ohio but I won't be applying in NM) 575-418-7619 or 505-633-0252
--Jesus Martinez brush, weed yard clean up 575-322-0259
HARDWARE- Eagle Hardware Supply Hardware and plumbing supplies (Clark Brown) Mon-Fri 8:30-Noon,1-5:30. Sat 8:30-Noon, 1-4. Closed Sun. N Main Street 575-518-8358 
HVAC - Troy Mechanical Services (Steve Troy) 575-854-2083
 PLUMBING - TLC Plumbing, Inc. Home and commercial plumbing, heating and cooling. 1000 1st St. (Hwy 60) 575-835-8911
TREES TRIMMED (Carl Apodaca) 575-517-7738
TREE AND YARD WORK. FENCE WORK. (Nathaniel Molina) (505) 220-7215  

Eric Kern Outfitters 575-538-1843
(Joe Don Autrey)
Ken Cason Guide and Outfitting Services Fully guided, private & 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 inside to have a clean comfortable feel. ( Kayla Kersey)
Book in Airbnb app or  

Bed and Breakfasts
La Posada de Maria Magdalene 910-297-9904 (Fritz Kapraun) 
W of town on Hwy 60- half a Mile past Mile Marker 111
Mama K's B & B #47 Mesilla Drive Hop Canyon Magdalena
575- 854-3811 ( Karen Wagner )
Rancho Magdalena Bed & Breakfast Mile Marker 109 US Highway 60 575-418-8206 ( Stephanie Finch and Jason Otero)

Guest/Dude Ranch
Concho Hills Guest Ranch 1522 Remuda Trail. 13.2 miles South of the VLA 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 Lodge 575-854-2062 Room rentals and restaurant
303 First Street (Hwy 60)
The Western Motel and RV Park 575-418-7278 Room rentals and RV spaces. 404 First Street (Hwy 60)
Hunting During Sept, Oct and Nov primarily elk, pronghorn and deer 
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 ( Kim Obele , Ranger) 
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 manage. New Mexico Realty Residential and land sales. 802 First Street (Hwy 60) 505-859-9468 (Kelly Warnock, Qualifying Broker)
Realty One of New Mexico 103 E First Street (Hwy 60)
Egg Cartons at 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 Drop at the Magdalena Samaritan Center
Keep in mind that all mines in this area are private property and to be legal requires 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 US 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
SCIENCES Venues, Organizations, Events
Coding Club at the Magdalena Public Library (Fri)
Enchanted Skies Star Party Annual star party (Oct )  505-515-5780 Hosted by the Magdalena Astronomical Society
Etscorn Observatory  Monthly Star Parties, Socorro, NM
Kids’ Science Cafe ( Jim Sauer ) 202 Spruce Street (Fri 10-4)
Magdalena Astronomical Society 505-321-1089
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) (South Baldy) This multi-use research and educational observatory is built and operated by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM
Mineral Museum at NM Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro
Scholle Petrographic, LLC (Peter A.Scholle; Dana Ulmer-Scholle) 505-440-3639 home and work. Microscopic examination of rocks to determine age, composition, porosity, oil residues,etc. We also do 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 is part of the NRAO l ocated on the Plains of San Agustin 24 miles W of Magdalena. Self-Guided Tours 8am until dusk every day. Guided Tours first and third Sat of each month (11am, 1 and 3pm) 575-835-7000 
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 Carries a variety of goods, including groceries, household items and beauty products. First St. (Hwy 60) Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm                        
Karolyn's Hair Kare and Florist Hair and nail salon. Flowers for all occasions 103 First St (Hwy 60) 575-854-3470 ( Karolyn Rolston )
The Marketplace Jewelry, Clothes, Music, Gifts, Christmas Shop, Vintage and Antiques, Cowboy and Ranch, Antique Furniture, N Main Street. 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
Route 60 Trading Post and Gallery Open 7 days a week 9-5 Ammunition, Books, Fishing and Hunting Supplies, Indian Jewelry, Leather Goods, Smithsonite. 400 First Street (Hwy 60) 575-854-3560
Magdalena Samaritan Center Thrift Store and Food Pantry Affordable clothing and household items, See COMMUNITY RESOURCES. Donations are tax deductible.   

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 approximately 5:45pm.
A-X Propane Propane sales and service 575-854-2219
Sierra Propane Propane sales and service. 575- 854-2854 or 928-333-2197 1403 1st Street (Hwy 60)
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. 

Public Restrooms
--Village Hall 108 N Main Street at Village Hall. M-F
--Visitor Center at Route 60 Trading Post 400 First Street (Hwy 60)
Open 7 days a week 9-5 (Kimberly Nesvig) 575-854-3660

(Driving Time from Magdalena)

Alamo Navajo Reservation (N 35min on Hwy 169 )
Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge San Antonio, NM. A refuge along the Rio Grande provides breeding ground for waterfowl (endangered Greater Sandhill Crane) and other wildlife. Home to over 325 bird species. 575-835-1828 (S 50min)
Catwalk Recreation Area   Glenwood, NM (SW 2hr/40min)
Town of Gabriella Re-created western town with occupants near Datil, NM (W 1hr)
-- Riley (N 45min) Riley Church Fiesta, Memorial Day
-- Mogollon NM (SW 2hr/45min)
-- Winston and Chloride NM (S 2hr)
The Lightning Field   Quemado, NM. Walter DeMaria’s Land Art Installation (W 2hr)
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) (South Baldy ) (SE 1hr) 4W vehicle recommended
Mineral Museum at NM Tech, Socorro, NM (E 30 min)
Spaceport America Tours (S 1hr/30min)
Truth or Consequences, NM (Hot Springs) (S 1hr/30min)
White Sands National Monument   (SE 2hr/50min)


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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
Datilland Properties Marie Lee Serving Catron and Socorro Counties. home: 575- 772-5168 cell: 505-239-3416
office: 575-772-5512. Qualifying Broker: Helga Baughn
First Baptist Church All welcome. 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 & Rescue ( Jeffrey Kerekes Asst Chief) 1 Frontier Trail, Datil, NM 87821 203-676-0880 wildfires local weather Monthly organic groceries Coordinator Becky Schmidt
LEATHER ARTISAN Larry Kobe 575-740-8126; Suzan MacKenzie 575-772-5783
Rockin' L Saddlery Custom saddles and tack/repairs. Custom made items to your design: knifes, sheaths, holsters, rifle scabbards, chaps, chinks, Repairs: packing gear, saddles, and more. Trevor Lent 575-772-5977
A NNUAL EVENT (Second Sat Sept) Pie Festival USA
Baptist Church
Church of Christ
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
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
The Gatherin' Place Pie Shop and Cafe. Seven days a week year round 10-4 5603 Hwy 60 (Janine McMurtrey) 575-772-2909
The Pie-O-Neer Pie shop Open Thurs – Sat 11:30 -4
Closed in the winter, reopens on 3/14 "Pie Day" 575-772-2711
Casa Azul Bed & Breakfast. 3394 W Hwy 60 Quemado,NM 575 418-8333
Quemado Non-Denominational Christian Cowboy Church Sunday Services 10am Lots of music and singing. 3.7 miles south of Hwy 60 on Rt 32 on the left. Bible School in summer 575-773-4265

Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan-Grisham 505-476-2200
US Senator Tom Udall 202-224-6621
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