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The Cibola Citizen welcomes announcements about community events. Please include contact information: phone number, email address or website. There is no charge for publishing calendar announcements. Contact the Cibola Citizen at editor@cibolacitizen.com, call 505-287-3840 or 505-604-4347, or stop by 200 W. Santa Fe Ave., Grants, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Third Annual Mt. Taylor vintage Bronco roundup

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CIBOLA COIUNTY, N.M. Saturday, October 3rd was the date local vintage Ford Bronco enthusiasts saddled up and masked up and took their iron steeds over our local mountain. The Roundup sponsored by Cibola citizens Evelyn and Roger Siegmann started with a special safety presentation by Grants Fire and Rescue firefighter/EMT and Bronco owner Mike Maes, in the parking lot near the Neon drivethru. COVID -19 social distancing and hand sanitizer as well as “keeping all four tires on the ground was discussed. After pictures at the Route 66 Drive-thru in Grants we cinched-up saddles (seat-belts) and herded the ponies up Lobo Canyon Road for a stop at the pavement’s end where we again rolled dice in an attempt to win Ford Bronco associated prizes. From there we trotted the vintage steeds to Forest Road 239 all the while enjoying the brilliant fall color change that was starting as we clippety-clopped along the road to La Mosca Peak and readied to go over the mountain’s top. At the summit crafted feed-bag style horse COVID masks were distributed to all and the timed event to mask-up was won in 14 seconds. Bronco owners were then asked if anyone knew the song to Mr Ed. The wife and coowner of the vintage ‘67 excitedly sang forth: “A horse is a horse of course, of course, and there’s no such a thing as a talking horse, unless of course the name of the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.” Along with a standing ovation she was awarded a prize! Additional games were played along the trek allowing the riders to win various prizes sponsored again this third year by Gurley Ford, as well as Tom’s Bronco Parts of Medford, Oregon.

Ghouls, goblins, and spookiness

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CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. Halloween can be traced back to an ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain, celebrated in what is now Ireland, Scotland, and England, as well as parts of Northern Europe. The celebration originated approximately 2,000 years ago as a three-day religious festival around Oct. 31 to honor the harvest and prepare for the “the dark half of the year,”

Southwest Yard & Garden; What to do when wind damages trees

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Question: I lost about one-third of my crabapple tree and probably more than one-half of a mimosa tree in a windstorm. Is there anything I should do to try to help them? Laura P., Albuquerque Answer: Great question! The short answer is, "No, at least not urgently, and there’s no need for any type of wound sealant." For now, in case it helps you rest easier, imagine what your trees would do if they were all alone in the forest and were damaged by wind gusts.