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Visiting the Knolls of Paradise Hills


Knolls Archives allows you to travel back in time to reread articles of interest to you, to refresh your memory on the history of our neighborhood, or just kill a little time.
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The Knolls is nestled between Coors and Golf Course -- just north of Paradise.

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Make Tracks to the Rio Grande Nature Center
25 May 2007

To the Southeast of the Knolls is a wonderful outing for you and your family.

Gates open at daily--except for major holidays--at the Rio Grande Nature Center located at 2901 Candelaria NW.

Once you have parked ($3 cost) you can feel at home for FREE to explore the Center and its museum. The experiences include bird watching, habitat views, a walking work-out on the 270 acre expanse of trails, or biking if you are in the mood.

Check out these books if you are interested in some more outdoor fun:

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Giant Pots on the Way
11 May 2007
Have you admired the huge pots on I-40 or pointed them out to your visitors at the Albuquerque International Airport ( Albuquerque Sunport)? Bennie Duran and his daughter-partner, Donna Duran, are true Albuquerque entrepreneurs. Donna began Quality Fountains, a company featuring yard art and statuary. After her father retired she consolidated her business to join him as a partner at Desert Blooms located at 184 Osuna Road NW. These owners of Desert Blooms create the 5-12 foot cement pots which you admire in a three step process:
  1. Bennie and Donna use rebar to design the pots.
  2. Cement and plaster is added to the form.
  3. The blank pot is decorated by Navajo Nation artist Clarence Tsosie.
The larger pots range in price from $6,000 to $10,000. Smaller pots which are about 3 feet tall run from $3,500 to $4,500. Look for these local artistic creations when the Sierra del Rio Golf Course at Elephant Butte opens in Spring 2007 or explore the link below or just give them a call at (505) 341-0197:

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Make Beautiful Music with the Help of Bill Richardson
5 May 2007

Bill Richardson, owner of Studio Guitar at 106 Morningside NE, has a talent for creating, repairing, or restoring your Stratocaster--guitar for short.

Richardson dreamed of being a accomplished musician. He found he lacked the needed patience. Loving guitars he began repairing old ones. That love launched him into his career work. That work has touched the lives of musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak, and our own Al Hurricane.

Pull that old guitar out of your attic, and let Bill help you make beautiful music again.

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Computer Sets Tee Time
1 May 2007

Visitors to NM and the Knolls will appreciate the convenience of booking golf course tee times in advance. allows you to book golfing times at a dozen golf courses in NM. Examples are: Twin Warriors Golf Club near Bernalillo, Cree Meadows in Ruidoso, and Coyote del Malpais near Grants. The service is free with no commission. A credit card reserves your spot. Payment is due at tee time.

What a great way to begin your visit to the Knolls, our blue skies, and the fun of golfing with friends.