D  e  s  e  r  t     E  x  p  o  s  u  r  e    November 2005


After the Storm
First on the scene after Hurricane Katrina.

The Vintage Hunt
An elk-hunting trip armed with yesteryear's weapons.

Sending in the Cavalry
R.L. Curtin plans to re-enact Pershing's 1916 ride.

Tools for Living
Silver City links to the Niņo a Niņo project in Oaxaca.

Ganging Up
Trying to put a lid on the area's growing gang problem.

Is the Sky Really Falling?
Deming gun guru Rick Reese thinks he will be ready.

How West Met East
The Butterfield Trail blazed a 2,800-mile path into history.

Columns & Departments
Editor's Note
Desert Diary
Screen Gems
Weaving Fiber Artists Together
Tumbleweeds in Brief
Top 10
Into the Future
Celestial Cycles
The Starry Dome
Ramblin' Outdoors
40 Days & 40 Nights
Clubs Guide
Guides to Go
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Continental Divide

Special Section
Arts Exposure:
Angels on Her Shoulder
Arts News
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind & Spirit
Birth of a Notion

Red or Green?
Restaurant Guide

Hatch Restaurants & Ristras
Casablanca Review
Table Talk News
Dining Guide


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The Tumbleweeds Top 10

Who and what's been making news from New Mexico this past month, as measured by mentions in Google News (news.google.com), which tracks 4,500 worldwide news sources (trends noted are vs. last month's total hits; * indicates new to the list). Number in parenthesis indicates last month's Top 10 rank. A surprise trip to North Korea keeps Gov. Richardson on top, even as media attention to our border "state of emergency" fades.


1. (#1 last month) Gov. Bill Richardson—1,800 hits (down)

2. (-) Gov. Bill Richardson + North Korea—713 hits *

3. (2) Sen. Pete Domenici—430 hits (down)

4. (4) Gov. Bill Richardson + 2008—374 hits (up)

5. (5) Sen. Jeff Bingaman—331 hits (up)

6. (3) New Mexico illegal immigration—203 hits (down)

7. (8) X Prize—134 hits (up)

8. (7) Billy the Kid—125 hits (up)

9. (6) New Mexico Minutemen—92 hits (down)

10. (9) Gov. Bill Richardson + New Hampshire—21 hits (down)


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