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Santa Fe

Site of the 1997 Conference

The ACE-DHH 23rd Annual Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico promises attendees a step into the past in the oldest capital in the United States. The Inn at Loretto is built around the historical miracle staircase of the Loretto Academy and is a block away from the historic plaza where American Indians sell their crafts under the portal of the Governor s Palace. The ski basin is only 20 minutes away should conference attendees want to ski the slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains prior to or following the conference.

Santa Fe is located 60 minutes from the Albuquerque airport. Major airlines into the Albuquerque International Airport include Northwest, TWA, USAir, Southwest, Delta, Frontier, American, America West, Reno Air, and Mesa.

Conference attendees flying into Albuquerque may use the Shuttle Jack from Albuquerque International Airport to the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. The cost is $20 each way. Reservations may be made with Shuttle Jack by phoning 505-982-4311. Shuttle Jack runs daily beginning at 6:40 am and ending with the last departure at 10:40 pm. Conferees staying at hotels other than the Inn at Loretto must have their hotel confirmation number in order to be dropped off at their hotel. To assure yourself a space on the shuttle, please make reservations 24 hours in advance.

The only airline flying directly into Santa Fe is the commuter airline United Express. If you have a connecting flight in Denver you may fly into Santa Fe using United Express.

If you wish to rent a car, rental agencies within Albuquerque International Airport are Advantage, Dollar, Thrifty, National, Budget, Alamo, Avis, and Hertz. For groups who want to travel up to Taos or Chimayo, you might want to rent a car. Note, there is a parking fee at the hotel of $2 per night . For attendees without a car, there is a Santa Fe Trails bus system and the Roadrunner which can take individuals to other areas of Santa Fe. However, the plaza area is quite complete with restaurants, museums, churches, and shops.

Fifty rooms at the Inn at Loretto have been reserved for members at a cost of $105 per night for single or double occupancy. A reservation form is included at the end of this newsletter. Reservations may be made by mail or through the Inn s toll free number 1-800-727-5531. Be sure and give the group reservation number 4827 and ask for the ACE-DHH conference rate.

If you care to arrive early or stay late, please advise the reservation personnel. The Inn at Loretto will honor the conference rates several days prior to or following the conference if you make prior arrangements. Be sure to make reservations by February 6, 1997 in order to be assured the conference rate. The New Mexico Legislature is in session until mid-March which places a high demand on hotel rooms at this time of the year. Should you neglect to make reservations prior to February 6, published rates may not apply and thus can go as high as $185 per night.

Just a reminder, you do no need a passport to visit Santa Fe unless you reside outside the United States.

A registration form is included at the end of this newsletter. Please complete and mail your registration fee by check, money order, or voucher to: Ruth Fletcher, Ph.D., Vice President ACE-DHH, New Mexico State University, Box 3001 Dept. 3 SPE, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001.

Anyone who has questions about the Santa Fe accommodations or area, please contact Ruth by phone (505-646-5993 V/TTY), fax (505-646-7712), or e-mail (rfletche@nmsu.edu).

New Mexico awaits you! See you in Santa Fe in 1997!

Ruth Fletcher