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More than 400,000 visitors enjoyed last year's State Fair and officials are anticipating a 10 percent increase this year. (Pat Vasquez-Cunningham/Journal)

State Fair: Diamond time

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the New Mexico State Fair, and as visitors pass through Ting …

Zack Morris of McLoud, Okla., a member of the Sac and Fox nation, is shown at the 2011 Gathering of Nations Powwow. (Journal file)

Native pride

The Gathering of Nations brings together the world’s largest group of Native American and indi …

Jessa Rae Growing Thunder, Miss Indian World 2012-13, greets the crowd Friday at the 30th annual Gathering of Nations taking place through today at the Pit. A new Miss Indian World will be crowned tonight at the powwow. This year’s gathering is also paying tribute to the Native American tradition of military service. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Gathering of nations

More than anything, the Gathering of Nations – the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people – is bound together by the rich traditions of more than 700 tribes from throughout the world. View the photo gallery

Chopper plays in a puddle of water and with his ball on Saturday, when he made his public debut at the Albuquerque zoo. (Roberto E. RosalEs/Journal)

Heeere’s Chopper!

Chopper – all 584 pounds of him – made his public debut Saturday at the Albuquerque BioPar …

Ocean in the desert

Being landlocked doesn’t mean you have to miss out on water wonders

Irbin Tena, front, and Adriana Hernandez, fifth-graders at Eugene Field Elementary, peer at the new amphibian mosaic at Rio Grande Zoo to find their own contributions. The 7,000-piece mosaic is composed of artwork from Albuquerque students. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Marvelous Mosaic

A 7,000-piece mosaic of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians was unveiled Friday at the Rio Grand …

Baby orangutan doing well at zoo

Officials at the Albuquerque BioPark say a baby orangutan that was born at the zoo last week is alert, has… more »