You’re so lucky Susan. I live in a rural area of New Mexico now (I fell in love with the always polite people, the sights, sounds, lack of pollution and cheap living costs!). It would seem most the writers live in the Taos area (a good two-three hours from me) so I don’t have that option.
However, there is a local Tech college (NM School of Mines and Technology) that doubles as a community college for the locals. I wonder if they have any creative writing courses or meetings similar to the Writing Group you mentioned. 🙂