D  e  s  e  r  t     E  x  p  o  s  u  r  e    April 2006


Heaven on Wheels
SW New Mexico
has become a bikers' paradise

Tour of the Gila
Turns 20

for Kids

Food in the Raw
Living Foods Learning Center offers an alternative to a "toxic" world.

The Writing on the Wall
For graffiti artists, the world is their canvas.

The Bus Stops Here
By bus from the Phoenix suburbs to Lordsburg.

A Decade of Desert Exposure
Favorite moments from our first 10 years

Columns & Departments
Editor's Note
Readers Survey
Desert Diary

Apollos of Dogdom
He Wrote the Book
What's Wrong with the Dems?
Tumbleweeds in Brief
Top 10

Celestial Cycles

The Starry Dome
Ramblin' Outdoors
People's Law
40 Days & 40 Nights
Border Book Festival
Archeology Society
Clubs Guide
Guides to Go
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Continental Divide

Special Section
Arts Exposure

Arts News
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind & Spirit
Beyond the Easter Bunny
Language of Change
Follow Your Heart
to Happiness

Red or Green?
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. Only Gov. Richardson's 2008 ambitions boost our news numbers in an otherwise down month:

1. (3) Gov. Bill Richardson—1,350 hits (up)

2. (2) Sen. Pete Domenici—759 hits (down)

3. (9) Gov. Bill Richardson + 2008—486 hits (up)

4. (4) Virgin Galactic—331 hits (down)

5. (#1 last month) Sen. Jeff Bingaman—324 hits (down)

6. (10) New Mexico illegal immigration—280 hits (up)

7. (5) X Prize—215 hits (down)

8. (6) New Mexico spaceport—205 hits (down)

9. (7) Richard Branson + New Mexico—177 hits (down)

10. (-) Gov. Bill Richardson + New Hampshire—162 hits (up)

Read More Tumbleweeds:

Apollos of Dogdom
He Wrote the Book
What's Wrong with the Dems?
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