In your hands is the 18th annual installment of Tradiciones.
This special publication continues to be a recognition and ovation of the rulebreakers, tradition holders and historymakers that have molded this special place in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It is meant to provide a look into some of the area’s fabled places, customs, characters, and environmental and historical movements.This issue of Leyendas (Legends) — the first in a four-part series spanning four consecutive weeks — is followed by Raices (Roots), Artes (Arts) and culminates with the Unsung Heroes/Citizen(s) of the Year publication Oct. 11. Whether mythical or tangible, proven true or still unverified, forever debated or written in stone, Northern New Mexico’s legendary characters and places never quietly fade away into the sunset. Keeping our stories alive is to know of our colorful people, captivating cultural traditions, stunning natural environment and the communities that put us on the map for today and for generations to come.