We have 6 more weeks of winter this year – according to Punxsutawney Phil.  I was curious about the accuracy and history of Phil’s predictions so I did a little research I’d like to share with you.


Since 1887, Phil and his predecessors have predicted 103 forecasts of more winter and 20 early springs, according to Stormfax Almanac (no records exist for nine years).  Live Science did an analysis of the data and concluded Phil’s six-week predictions have been correct just 39% of the time.  Over the past 10 years, Phil has upped his accuracy to 50%, according to NOAA, nailing his prediction in 2020, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2011.


While Phil gets the bulk of the attention and headlines, his New York City rival — Staten Island Chuck — also gets…

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New Mexico has a long and fascinating history, much of which has been forgotten.  The story of the acequias is a part of the history that many of New Mexico’s modern inhabitants are unaware of yet remains a vital part of New Mexican life.  In New Mexico, the importance of water, cannot be overstated.  As they say here, la agua es la vida. 


Having grown up in on a rural ranch property, the acequia has always been a part of my life.  Last year I became involved in the management of our acequias and was appointed a Commissioner for the Acequia de Santa Cruz.  I couldn’t be more honoured and look forward to helping manage our waters.  It is a first step in what I hope will be a storied career in community service and community leadership.  That…

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No doubt we are all weary of the COVID catastrophe.  As time has progressed it has been dismaying to witness the deterioration of our society and economy.  In some ways I feel as if our very humanity is being lost.  The way people look at “others” with suspicion and anger, as if they may be a harbinger of disease.  The way neighbours are tattling on neighbours and local businesses.  The way our Western governments have assumed totalitarian-esque powers and citizens have quietly tolerated it.  I am concerned these parasitic ideas will fester and grow, and our sense of community and brotherhood will be lost.  But I digress, last month I wrote about the disregarded victims of our government’s actions – the children, the poor, the small business owners, the…

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Normally at this time of year we would gather as a company to celebrate the holidays, the year behind us and the year ahead. As we all know, this year is very different. Because we cannot gather as a group for a traditional holiday party we decided to host a 'Holiday Pie Parade', to gift pies to our Santa Fe Properties family and spread a little cheer. Throughout the day brokers and staff drove (or walked) up to receive a pie from our Santa Fe Properties President, Liz Cale. It was also an opportunity to give out our 2019 Top Producer Awards. Congratulations to our 2019 Top Producers and Happy Holidays to all!


A special thank you to The Cake Odyssey for the delicious pies!

Paul Geoffrey

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I am deeply troubled by the state of our community and country.  I fail to understand why the crackdowns continue.  Curfews, policing businesses to ensure they are not operating, imposing massive fines on businesses for violating trivial rules, harassing families to avoid spending time together and attempting to shut down our celebrations of life or death are deeply disturbing.  The rational is pure politics - you can’t attend a funeral but you can attend a protest march, you have to quarantine if you travel to visit a loved one, but not if you travel on business.  No rational person can argue those make good sense. 


The mere fact that bureaucrats think they can make a distinction between essential and nonessential businesses illustrates that they…

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If you’ve been to or live in Santa Fe, it’s no mystery why Condé Nast Traveler consistently names it as one of The Best Cities in the U.S. in their Reader’s Choice Awards.

This year, Santa Fe was named #2 of ‘The Best Small Cities in the U.S.: 2020 Readers' Choice Awards’. In addition to being named one of the best small cities in the U.S., five Santa Fe hotels have made the list for the 'Top 20 Hotels in The Southwest and West: Readers' Choice Awards 2020'!

Travel may not be in reach for some right now, so we’d like to invite you to follow our new video series, Exploring Santa Fe. Join us as we travel around our beautiful city, visiting parks, trails, museums, restaurants and more. When you are able to visit you’ll know exactly what you want to…

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