FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
Award-winning food and travel writer Sunny Conley will give a presentation on “Remembering New
Mexico’s Old West” at the University Library on Thursday, September 27, 2001. The presentation will
take place at 3:30 p.m. on Branson Library’s second floor east. Copies of New Mexico Farms &
Ranches: Folks and Fixin’s, edited by Conley (Las Cruces: New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage
Museum, 2001), will be available for purchase. The book features authentic recipes and facets of rural
New Mexico history and culture gleaned from oral histories.
Conley’s food column appears weekly in the Las Cruces Sun-News and her food commentaries can be
heard monthly on KRWG-FM National Public Radio. She is the host and co-producer of “Hot on the
Trail,” an upbeat and humorous PBS pilot that takes viewers on a hot chile feeding frenzy across the Southwest.
Produced locally by KRWG-TV, the show was distributed by PBS nationwide. Conley has received
more than twenty state awards for her books, food columns, travel and business features and desktop
Conley’s presentation is a Special Collections Event of the Southwest Border Research Center of the
University Library. For more information, please contact Marie Garcia at 646-6122.