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I was born in New Mexico so I have a NM birth certificate. Now I live in Los Angeles.

Every single time I present my birth certificate for whatever, the next thing I'm asked is "where are your citizenship papers??"

It drives me crazy each time.

Am I alone in this? Lol


My husband and I are moving to Socorro soon for my new job. We have been there a time or two, and lived in Portales for three years so we are excited to be going back to New Mexico.

Does anybody here live in Socorro? We are probably going to have to rent a house sight unseen over the internet so I am a little concerned about that. Also, any general thoughts on the local job market? My husband will be looking for something like landscaping or working on grounds at the university or a job along that line.

Can anyone recommend which internet provider to go with (if there are options) and just in general, what is your favorite thing about Socorro?

I'm from rural Kansas and lived in Portales for 3 years so I do have appropriate expectations of Socorro and am excited to be living there. Thanks!


Anyone have a link to site(s) helpful to determine the water issues in given areas of the state? Specifically concerned about water table issues, wells drying up. and the contamination of ground water from point sources (i.e. Kirtland, other PS contamination of groundwater.


I’m going to get my chemical engineering degree in a few years but there’s not that many jobs for that kind of thing in Seattle. New Mexico is a place I’ve always wanted to go to and I saw some decent jobs there.

Would people be annoyed at a transplant coming in or could I make friends pretty easily?

I’m not a hipster Amazon Seattle person at all. I’m a pretty standard dude with middle of the road politics and I love the west and mountains.


hey folks two fellas and i will be in one of us' hometown of taos, new mexico and we'd like to get married - it's wouldnt be legally recognised, of course, but are there any hippie communes or wherever where we could do it anyway?

we're roadtripping so anywhere within nm and the area (co, az, ut) would work!

fun times

thanks and cheers


So, I hope to not make this too long. TL:DR- I need help learning the spanish my mother and grandmother spoke. My mother's family came from Northern and North Eastern New Mexico. They moved to Texas before I or my mother was born. My mother was born about 3 years after they moved with all of her older siblings except for 2 who spoke this spanish.(One speaks what my mom told me was Mexican Spanish. The other spoke just English). Anyways, they can trace their roots back to colonial times(with apache influence) and have never hailed from Mexico, except if you consider that New Mexico was once apart of Mexico. Anyways, my mom chose not to teach I or my siblings spanish growing up as she was made fun of heavily by people in Texas who spoke spanish differently from her. However, as a very young child, her and/or my papa and nana(nah nah) attempted to teach me it. I remember getting in trouble by my papa and nana for not speaking spanish to them, with my papa telling me until the day he passed away that I knew it and refused to speak it. In addition, when starting school, I could barely speak english at all, and was put into speech therapy for a little over 6 years in order to get my english pronunciations correct. I know that is probably too much information. However, my mom passed away when I was 11, and unfortunately my mom's true sister does not speak spanish. My grandparents both passed away(my nana when I was 4, and my papa when I was 20). Our family has always been matriarchal. I guess, I was wondering if there were anybody out there in reddit land that might be willing to help me learn how to speak the spanish my mother spoke. I don't really care about getting made fun of, but I would not want to intentionally offend others who speak spanish differently. I remember times when my mother and I would attempt to practice speaking seems that rolling my r's was always the hardest part. Although I can roll my r in the front of my mouth, I am not great at it, although I can roll my r in the back of my mouth pretty good. I do not mean to offend anybody with this, but I tend to get alot of backlash because I don't know spanish. If anyone is willing to help me learn, I would like to become fluent someday. Everything I read online tells me it is a dying language(New Mexican Spanish), and I only have one family member left who can speak it the way our family spoke it, but chooses not to. If anyone can help guide me in this, I would be greatly appreciative.


This leg of the trip my partner and I will be driving from Houston. We will arrive the evening of Saturday, June 2nd and need to continue our roadtrip to arrive in Denver on Wednesday, June 6. We want to do Sunday of the Music on the Mothership festival, but that would require us to drive straight to Taos. Should we just do that and then spend time in Taos the next few days? Is it worth it to drive south to see ABQ and Santa Fe after seeing Taos if we would need to drive back north? Should we arrive in ABQ instead and skip the music festival in Taos?


Hey Reddit, I am taking a trip to the Southwestern part of New Mexico this summer. I plan to hit up Silver City, T or C, and Las Cruces. What are some things that are worth checking out around that area? It's been years since I've been out there but New Mexico is always calling. Thanks for any input!


Hello New Mexico!

Just wondering if there's anyone here who might know a thing or two about these license/ registration details... I am a Canadian/ American dual citizen living temporarily in New Mexico - looking to purchase a motorcycle and register it here so I can ride in NM now, but I only have a Canadian Driver's license (general & motorcycle)... what is required to buy and plate a vehicle in New Mexico? Address? License? I don't mind keeping my current license or getting a NM one... whatever I need to do :)

Thanks for all the info!


I realize this is just one more way to highlight bringing in more welcome or annoying tourists, but I have been fascinated to observe people's access points to the state. Twin Peaks is a strange one, I admit.

That said, I think some of you might find this one interesting as well. It's not Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul for sure. And I could not think of a better subreddit for sharing it outside of Twin Peaks