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Excavators - CAT 320CL, Kobelco 210, Mini Excavators
Telescopic Forklifts, P&H 20 Ton Crane
Short Low-Boy & Hi-Boy Trailers - 25, 35, 40 & 45 Tons
Skid Steer Loaders, Drum Roller - 15, 8, 4 Tons
Hiab Knuckle Boom (PM) - 5, 6, 7 & 16 Tons
JLG 60', 70' Manlifts, JLG Scissor lift
Air Compressors - 375 CFM & 185 CFM. Concrete Saws
and Concrete Vibrators
New 3,000 Watts - 12,000 Watts Generators. Electric &
Diesel Welding Plans, New 2500 - 4000 PSI Pressure
Water Pump, Plate Wacker, Band Saw, Rigid Pipe
Threading Machines & other small equipment. Excavator
Buckets (all sizes) & Bobcat attachments, Hydraulic Rock
Hammer, Hydraulic Auger.
Many, many more Construction Equipment available
Big and Small.
Also availble Drill Pipes - 4", 2 x 3/8, 2 x 7/8,
I Beams - 36" and Corrugated Rebars 1", 1 1/4".
Contact No. 384-8500, 620-3326, 684-8607.
Food Basket Market Place is now
hiring for the following post:
3. Meat Cutter
call between Monday and Friday during the
hours of 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m for an
appointment for an interview
Apply in person to:
Food Basket Market Place
#35 - 40 Endeavour Industrial Estate, Chaguanas
Food Basket Hyper-Market
Cor. C.H.R. Highway & O'Meara Road South, Arima
No matter when you visit New Mexico, the
state s cultural mix is part of the appeal. Spanish
colonial history, Native traditions and Anglo
and Mexican influences are seen year-round in
everything from architecture to food.
But the Christmas season offers additional ways
to experience this unique heritage.
Hallmarks of the holiday include the luminaria
and farolito traditions. These candles, usually
placed in paper bags weighted with sand, look
like lanterns and are carried in nighttime pro-
cessions or lined up along streets, driveways or
rooftops to create a display. Luminaria can also
refer to a bonfire, while the term farolito is more
likely to be heard in Santa Fe and Northern New
Mexico than in Albuquerque.
And while fir, balsam and pine perfume the air
at Christmas in other parts of the country, here
it s the scent of burning juniper and pinon.
Many places in New Mexico host annual events
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day centered around
the luminaria tradition. The main plazas of both
Albuquerque and Santa Fe are decorated with
thousands of luminarias.
Albuquerque offers walking tours of luminaria
on Christmas Eve---
projects/luminaria-tour --- while Santa Fe hosts
a procession called Las Posadas---
?action=detail&eventID=571---which tells the story
Spectators gather with candles in the city s his-
toric plaza to watch the parade, which is followed
by a "Christmas at the Palace" event at Santa
Fe s Palace of the Governors.
This event includes Hispanic, Anglo and Native
traditions, from carolling to Native dances to an
appearance by Santa and Mrs Claus.
Midnight Christmas Mass is held at the nearby
Cathedral Basilica of St Francis de Assisi.
In Santa Fe s Canyon Road area, known for art
galleries and studios, there s also a farolito walk
on Christmas Eve, with businesses around the
neighbourhood offering hot cider, hot chocolate
and posole, a hearty soup that s traditional around
Also in Albuquerque, the River of Lights runs
through December 19 at the BioPark Zoo and
Botanical Gardens, with a walk-through lighting
display and entertainment.
Near Santa Fe and Taos, some of New Mexico s
pueblos---the traditional Native communities that
often date back centuries---hold dances during
the winter months and some also host torchlight
processions of the Virgin Mary on Christmas Eve
with dances on Christmas Day and New Year s
Day, http://www.newmexico.org/feast-days .
New Mexico s ski resorts---Angel Fire Resort,
Ski Apache and Taos Ski Valley---host torchlight
parades on Christmas Eve and fireworks on New
Year s Eve.
At Valles Caldera, there s New Year s Eve cross-
country skiing and snowshoeing beginning at 5
pm and ending with fireworks at 8 pm.
In Carlsbad, visitors can buy tickets for a boat
ride down the Pecos River nightly through New
Right: The historic plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, lit
up for Christmas. A blend of Spanish, Anglo and
Native traditions mark the holiday season in New
Mexico. AP PHOTOS
Above: Farolitos, which are candles in paper bags,
flicker against the night sky atop Santa Fe's Inn at
Loretto. The farolito lanterns, also called luminarias,
are a New Mexico holiday tradition.
Year s Eve (except for Christmas Eve)
to see lights and decorations on
houses and docks along the water-
The 19th century gunman Billy
the Kid was put on trial in 1881 in
the Las Cruces area.
Today you won t find outlaws here,
but the Plaza at Old Mesilla will be
lined with luminarias on Christmas
Eve, and on Christmas, the historic,
opulent Double Eagle Saloon hosts
a feast. (AP)
Christmas in New Mexico a rich cultural mix
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