Background: The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Author: Carvinrocks2

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New Mexico is made up of diverse areas of dry desert, snow capped mountains and forests with a varied and colorful cultural mix of American, Native American, and Spanish, Mexican, influence.

Feature some of the nation's lowest cost of living, New Mexico economy consists of industries ranging from from mineral and silver mining to agriculture and livestock

There are major natural gas and petroleum deposits in the San Juan Basin and the Permian Basin, while gas and oil production is also a major influence in economy of New Mexico. Other major New Mexico industries include tourism, along with federal expenditures at diverse military installations situated throughout the state.

In addition the state government provides technical assistance and tax credits to promote j business investment and ob growth, particularly in new technologies. These include development of laser technology,, solar energy, and, quite recently, space tourism since the Virgin Galactic Spaceport America headquarters are in Upham which is the first airline in the world to offer commercial flights out into space.

Background image; The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS), a narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. It runs over the 10,015 ft (3,053 m) Cumbres Pass. The track was originally laid in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. In 1970 the C&TS began to take tourists on six-hour trips between the two towns, using steam locomotives.

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, a Spanish explorer searching for gold, traveled the region that became New Mexico in 1540–1542. In 1598 the first Spanish settlement was established on the Rio Grande River by Juan de Onate; in 1610 Santa Fe was founded and made the capital of New Mexico.

The U.S. acquired most of New Mexico in 1848, as a result of the Mexican War, and the remainder in the 1853 Gadsden Purchase. Union troops captured the territory from the Confederates during the Civil War. With the surrender of Geronimo in 1886, the Apache Wars and most of the Indian conflicts in the area were ended.


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    New Mexico Colleges. Because of its relatively small population, New Mexico, in combination with numerous state-funded research facilities in 2000, had the highest concentration of PhD students in all states. Despite this, the state routinely ranks in quality education surveys on primary and secondary lower secondary education

    New Mexico is one of eight states that fund college scholarships through the state lottery. The state of New Mexico requires that the lottery invest 30% of its gross revenue in the scholarship fund. The scholarship is available to residents who have graduated from a state high school and attend a full-time full-time university while holding 2.5 GPA or higher. It covered 100% of tuition fees when it was launched in 1996, dropped to 90% and then dropped to 60% in 2017. In 2018, the value has risen slightly, and new legislation has been adopted to determine which funds are available to each type of institution


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    No major league professional sports teams are based in New Mexico, but the Albuquerque Isotopes are a Pacific Coast League Triple-A baseball affiliate of the MLB Colorado Rockies. New Mexico is home to several baseball teams of the Pecos League: Santa Fe Fuego, Roswell Invaders and the White Sands Pupfish. The Duke City Gladiators of the CIF are an indoor football team that plays their home games at the Tingley Coliseum. The Albuquerque Sol F.C are a soccer club that plays in the PDL (the 4th tier of the American soccer pyramid).

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    New Mexico Airports. There are 62 airports in New Mexico for the public to use. New Mexico airports offer friendly assistance to passengers. New Mexico airports are well connected to international destinations and other states in the US.

    The airports in New Mexico are Albuquerque International Sunport in Albuquerque and the Roswell International Air Center in Roswell. Apart from these airports in New Mexico, Las Cruces International Airport in Las Cruces is a general aviation airport. The main regional airports in the region are the Farmington Four Corners Regional Airport, Los Alamos Los Alamos Airport, Taos Regional Airport Taos, Santa Fe Santa Fe Airport and Carlsbad Cavern City Air Terminal.

    Albuquerque International Sunport receives more than six million travelers every year. The amenities at this airport include free hotel telephones, handicap assistance, restaurants, lounges, ATMs, Internet kiosks, news and gift shops, retail stores and cafes. In some terminals, free wireless internet access is available.

    The airlines flying from this airport are United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Skywest Airlines, American Airlines, Mesa Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, Delta Airlines and Continental Airlines.

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