NMSU Astronomy EventThe New Mexico State University Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at 9 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the NMSU campus observatory. Astronomy personnel on hand will be James McAteer and graduate assistants Liz Klimek, Chas Miller, Greg Taylor, and Candace Gray. Presenters will speak about events which happened a few seconds ago, an hour ago, 600 years ago and 12 million years ago. Earthshine, Saturn’s opposition, Beehives, and colliding galaxies will also be discussed. Participants will observe the waxing crescent moon, Saturn and possibly Titan, M44 Beehive Galaxy in Cancer, and M81/M82 Galaxies near the Big Dipper. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.For more information, contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 646-4438.

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New Courtyard Home Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour our newest model courtyard home here in The Willows at Picacho Mountain. Based on the popular Encanto floor plan, this charming home blends indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful New Mexico climate. The spacious great room, flex room and kitchen all open to an intimate enclosed outdoor living space featuring an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit. The home also features an all new mud room/laundry room/utility office concept that connects the master closet and great room.

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New Home Construction

Custom Home Construction – Phase One

This clip kicks off our new “Custom Home Construction” video series showcasing a behind the scenes look into West Mesa Builders’ construction and design process. In the coming months we will cover everything from framing and insulation, to kitchen design and color selection. Bob and Karen Pofahl also share the stringent quality control steps they take to ensure each home is built to the highest standards and much more.

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Custom Home Tour With Karen

Custom home designer and builder Karen Pofahl, of West Mesa Builders, walks us through one or her new home during its final stages of construction. This 3600 square foot home is located in Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community and sits on a 2 acre lot that has breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains and Mesilla Valley. The home has a contemporary feel to it, yet seamlessly blends into the beautiful desert surroundings.

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