My turn: Monarch butterflies remind us of beauty in nature

Orange is a color that comes into its own this month: Glowing pumpkins, crisp leaves, dazzling marigolds, and for those of us lucky enough to live around here, fluttering butterflies — Monarchs to be precise — making their unlikely journey south for the winter. One October of my childhood, a number of the evergreen trees [...]

Charity pageant set for Saturday

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By Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Monarch Formals is kicking off its Mommy and Me pageant Saturday, a modeling event for mothers and daughters. The pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday at Lyceum Theatre, with tickets available for $5 at the door or in advance at the Chamber of Commerce, Body Mystique and the Master’s Center. [...]