One of the reasons I fell in love with Lincoln (and NM in general) were the people. Because of this, I wanted to do an informal interview series of the folks who make Lincoln so great. I know not everyone can afford to visit my favorite town in NM, so I thought I'd bring them to you.
We are starting with 8 episodes, but there will be more once I can get back to Lincoln to do them. 2020 has been a hard year for travel, so do stay tuned for more episodes once I can go back to visit my home away from home. Until then, enjoy these 8 episodes of the wonderful family that is Lincoln County. -Tamsin :)
P.S. You may notice a word bleeped out here and there. Those are not swear words...they are the taboo words of YouTube (such as COVID, Coronavirus, and Pandemic). If those words show up in a video on YouTube, your video can get flagged and not found by those searching. So we had to remove them.
Episode 1 - Tiffanie Owen
Tiffanie not only works for the Lincoln Monument, teaching classes to children of all ages about the history of the area, but she is also a sincerely talented and accomplished artist. Join me as I speak with her about her art and her time working in Lincoln.
Episode 2 - Katharine Nelson
(The Wortley Hotel)
Katharine and her husband, Troy, are the current owners of The Wortley Hotel. It's the best place to stay in Lincoln when you visit. Troy's breakfast at this B&B cannot be beat! Plus, when it comes to a hostess/host due, you can't do better than Katharine and Troy (and their two daughters, Willa & Prue). Join me as I speak with Katharine about her journey to/in Lincoln as well as the history of the area and The Wortley Hotel.
Episode 3 - Bill & Bev Strauser
(The Dolan House)
Bill and Bev have run The Dolan House in Lincoln for as long as I've been coming to Lincoln to do research. Not only is this place the historic home of Jimmy Dolan, but it is a B&B (only one room though), and dining room that serves the best lunch in town! Join me as I speak to them about how they ended up in Lincoln, and what owning the Dolan House has meant to them as they now look to sell the property and fully retire.
Episode 4 - Annie LeMay
(Annie's Little Sure Shot Coffee House & Art)
Annie runs a store in Lincoln that carries the best coffee/tea in the area! Not only that, the store carries wonderful art/books by local artists/writers. No one's trip to Lincoln is complete without stopping by this spot. Join me as I speak to the owner, Annie LeMay, on how she came to Lincoln and started this amazing store!
Episode 5 - Marilyn Arrowsmith
(The Arrowsmith Store)
Marilyn and her husband own the most eclectic and fantastic store in Lincoln. From T-shirts to jewelry, art to books, and every other super cool knickknack you could possibly want for your visit to Lincoln, they have it. Join me as I speak to Marilyn about how she and her husband ended up in Lincoln and how this store took shape.
Episode 6 - Sumi Ayame
(Aberrant Moon, Lincoln After Dark, and Lincoln County Paranormal)
Sumi is one of the artists who reside near Lincoln whose work you can find in a booth every time you attend an event. She and her best friend, Marla (see Episode 7), sell their art/jewelry/etc. at Lincoln events as well as other local ones around the area. Not only that, but they are part of Lincoln County Paranormal and Lincoln After Dark Tours. Join me here and Episode 7 where I talk to Sumi about her work in Lincoln AND the used bookstore she and her husband run in Ruidoso, NM.
Episode 7 - Marla Hiebert Caughron
(Lincoln After Dark and Lincoln County Paranormal)
Marla is one of the artists who reside near Lincoln whose work you can find in a booth every time you attend an event. She and her best friend, Sumi (see Episode 6), sell their art/jewelry/etc. at Lincoln events as well as other local ones around the area. Not only that, but they are part of Lincoln County Paranormal and Lincoln After Dark Tours. Join me as I talk to Marla about her life in Lincoln and all the things she does that make her a vital part of the artistic community.
Episode 8 - Beau Lucas
Beau lives in Lincoln and is honestly the helping hands of the town. If anyone requires help with anything, he is there to assist. I'm pretty sure that Lincoln events would be way harder without him there to lend a hand to anyone who needs it. Taking all of that into consideration I highly recommend you join me as I talk to him about living in Lincoln and being a member of the Lincoln community.