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Jennifer Mooney

Jennifer Mooney

Jennifer Mooney and her husband Don are Arroyo Seco residents. She is the author of Hope, Interrupted (Orange Fraser Press, May 2021.) She is a long-time writer with articles/columns published in numerous newspapers. She is the founder of a communications consultancy, after decades as a senior corporate executive. Her BA is in Journalism and Geology (Albion College) and MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (The Union Institute and University.) She is the mother of two grown daughters and the step-mom of two daughters. She is an active outdoor-woman and relishes her time on the trail — preferably in Northern New Mexico. She is a board member for the Taos Center for the Arts.
Arts & Culture

Mandy Stapleford: January 2022

A Force of Nature Mandy Stapleford is a force of nature, a voice of wisdom for Mother Earth, and a visionary—able to turn thoughts into beautiful objects. She landed in

Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

Ute Mountain: Peak of Mystery and History

Ute Mountain rises from the Taos Plateau to her full height of 10,093 feet. Though smaller than nearby peaks, she is foreboding, stand-alone, volcanic, with few rustic trails, no modern

Honoring Our Veterans

Demecio Duran: an American Hero in Costilla

Demecio Duran is a veteran and the son of a veteran, with 11 other veterans in his family. They are committed to serving and protecting the United States of America.

Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

The Real Wilderness: Latir Peak and the RCCLA

The Latir Peak Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1980 and spans a total of 80,000 acres, much of which is owned and managed by the Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock

Business

Northern Designing for the Region

Celina Rael Trujillo has spent her life (with the exception of some years when she attended PIMA Medical-Albuquerque to receive her pharmacy tech certification) in northern New Mexico. She was

Make the World Better for our Children

In May of 2021, we published our book, Hope, Interrupted. At the same time we continued to experience national bigotry (with violence directed toward Asian Americans,) a temporary slow-down of

Arts & Culture

The Arellano Family; Heart of Northern New Mexico

Chris Arellano and his older brother Rodney are important people in the northern New Mexico music scene. The audience at the Fourth Annual Nuevo Americana Music Festival this past July

Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Ago

This year, September 11 commemorates the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The assault resulted

Literary Locals

Hope Found in America

By Jennifer Mooney Hope, Interrupted; America Lost and Found in Letters (Orange Frazer Press, May 2021) is a cautionary tale of hope, fear, optimism, existential dread, and living. Byron—a southern