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Author Archives: Tania Soussan / For the Journal

Urban wilds

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

Valle de Oro is not your average national wildlife refuge.For starters, it’s right in …

Jacob Ammon does some yardwork in the front of his family’s Four Hills home. Ammon and his wife, Trish, joined a new generation of homebuyers who are helping to rejuvenate the community’s real-estate market. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Revitalization of Four Hills

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

Once viewed mostly as a retirement haven, Four Hills community being revitalized by influx of young homebuyers with children

Liberating hockey

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

For Tom East, sled hockey is a way to get some exercise and play a team sport without being at a dis …

The breakfast nook and kitchen in the Carmelita model of Stillbrooke Homes feature hand-finished cabinets and granite countertops. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Builder filling NE Heights sites

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

Vacant land is pricey and in short supply in the Northeast Heights, but homebuilders are finding ways to squeeze in pockets of new houses here and there.

Legal Aid

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

Even the simple act of meeting with a lawyer is stressful for most people. But when life throws you …

Balloons participating in the 2013 America's Challenge get ready to launch. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Step on the gas

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

The differences between gas and hot-air balloons go much deeper than looks.

Announcer Glen Moyer is marking his 25th year with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. He shares the announcer's booth with Tom Rutherford. (Courtesy of Glen Moyer)

Master of balloon talk celebrates 25 years

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

Sitting high above the action and telling the fans what’s happening on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta field suits Glen Moyer just fine.

You might catch some visiting cranes at the Rio Grande Nature Center. (Albuquerque Journal Photo File)

Top spots for families

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

The fun for kids doesn’t have to end when the hot-air balloons leave the field.

Celebrating wilderness

By Tania Soussan / For the Journal

New Mexico is going wild this fall as it becomes the nation’s hot spot for celebrations of the 50th …