Rio Abajo Community Library

New Mexico/Southwest History & Culture

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS.  Over 100,000 scanned examples of photos, posters, historic documents, reports, maps, music recordings, oral histories, newspapers and more from across the state!  http://econtent.unm.edu


CELEBRATING STATEHOOD.  Included are history timelines, live music, teacher lesson plans, photos and more.  https://nmstatehood.unm.edu


STATE HISTORIAN site offers a hodge-podge of good topics and teachers guides.  http://www.newmexicohistory.org.


HISTORIC BUILDINGS & PLACES.  A great registry of historic buildings, houses and places.  http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/nm.state.html.

American Latino Heritage Projects http://www.nps.gov/heritageinitiatives/latino 

General Information


PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION -- This is a field within healthcare that focuses on the science and medical practice behind preventing and containing injury and illness.  Areas within Public Health include (click on item of interest):  Communications, Emergency management, Environmental health, Epidemiology and research, Medical practice, Mental health, Public health education, Public policy and administration; Health guides (i.e., smoking, vaccines, prenatal, etc.), and Resources.

Low Income Programs


LIFELINE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS -- Subsidies are available for low-income households to have and maintain a home phone through Century Link.  More information and the application is available by clicking here (website address is: http://www.centurylink.com/Pages/Support/LifeLine/).

Pets & Animals


CATS & KITTENS -- The Zimmer Foundation has been conducting a cat welfare program since 1998.  They sponsor three different programs:  (1) Cat Spay of Santa Fe; (2) Acute Veterinary Care Assistance Program; and a Veterinary Scholarship Program.  This wonderful nonprofit agency always welcomes donations, questions and applications for their service.  For more information and details on how to get involved, click to www.Zimmer-Foundation.org. PET FOOD STAMPS -- The Pet Food Stamps program is a non-profit agency out of New York.  It was created to eliminate the wrenching decision of keeping or giving away the loved one by making sure pet owners are given free monthly home delivery of food for the pet.  It is a non-profit, so anyone interested in helping out is always welcome as well. www.PetFoodStamps.org. 

There are too many sites to provide all the information here, so we've made a new page to put everything. We have everything from finding a college, information about on-line colleges, and the latest information regarding scholarship availability.

CODE RED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.  Socorro County has initiated a free system that will send you a message via telephone about anything critical that may be occurring that you should know about, i.e., evacuation notices, flood, etc.  In rural communities this can mean the difference between life and death, so take a minute to sign up!  The site is at www.socorrocounty.net and follow the link "CodeRED."

There is enough information here that we thought it would be best to let this information have it's own page. Either click the title above or click on this button: 

Farming & Ranching


NEW MEXICO CHILE ADVERTISING ACT.  You can only advertise, describe, label or offer for sale a product that contains New Mexico chile if the peppers where grown in New Mexico.  To grow, sell or advertise it as New Mexico chile, a verification form (first button below) must be filled out and accompany each load of chile and be with that chile to the point of sale. If producing or selling processed chile products, a Processed Chile Verification form (second button) must be filled out for each product and sent to:
     Division of Standards and Consumer Services
     New Mexico State University      Box 30005, MSC 3170      Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005

     Phone:  (575) 646-1616

     Fax:       (575) 646-2361

     Email:    nmchile@nmda.nmsu.edu


Want to know the growers, grocers, retailers and restaurants that are certified? Click on the third button.

Resources and Referrals


We are adding this page to help anyone with a need for good resource information regarding topics that are regularly requested.  Hopefully this will help you, but if there are other items you need more information about, let us know.  If we can include some great links for the information you need, it would certainly please us to no end to know that we are helping!