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Heart of Glass
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Sex Sells
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High Desert Reggae
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Searching for Ulzana
The daring Apache who inspired the film Ulzana's Raid left his mark on SW New Mexico.

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Building Lightly
on the Earth

The green-building revolution promises to save money and the planet.

Paper Work
An inventor turns waste paper into an earth-friendly building material.

Do-Overs
Re-using old building materials and furnishings.

Heart of Glass
A man, a plan, a wall--and several tons of wine bottles.

Sex Sells
The "adult-entertainment" business is becoming mainstream.

High Desert Reggae
Root Skankadelic dishes funk and peace to the masses.

Searching for Ulzana
The daring Apache who inspired the film Ulzana's Raid left his mark on SW New Mexico.

Rodeo Roundup
Meet a "rodeo mom," a champion rider-turned-breeder and a future star.

The Art of Teaching
At Alma d'arte Charter High School, art saves lives.


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Editor's Note
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Desert Diary

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Having a Ball with Billy
Author on Fire
Tumbleweeds Briefs
Top 10


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Kitchen Gardener
The Starry Dome
Ramblin' Outdoors
People's Law
40 Days & 40 Nights
Millie & Billy Ball
Clubs Guide
Guides to Go
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Continental Divide


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June 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24-30 | into July

JUNE

Saturday 10

Silver City/Grant County

3rd Annual Millie & Billy Ball—Dress in your finest from way back when at this annual event. Barbeque dinner, music, costume contest, $10,000 raffle. See story in this issue. Fundraiser for Mimbres Region Arts Council. $25 or $100 for two with raffle. 7 p.m.-midnight. Flame Center, 2800 Pinos Altos Road. 538-2505, www.mimbresarts.org.

8th Annual Historic Pinos Altos Art Fair—Over 40 artists and craftspeople. "Artist in Action" booths. See story in Arts Exposure section. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Downtown Pinos Altos. 388-5202, artfair@pinosaltos.org.

Andrew Dahl-Bredine—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Melodrama Theatre—8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House, 388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

Rhythm Mystic—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Silver City Farmers' Market—8:30 a.m.-noon. 6th and Bullard St.
536-9681.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Home Improvement Show and Lifestyle Show—Through June 11. Suppliers, builders, remodelers, artisans, architects, interior designers, decorators. $4, seniors $3. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Onate High School, 6800 N. Main St. 526-6126, www.lchba.com.

ASA Softball Tournament—Through June 11. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Harty Fields, 1840 E. Hadley Ave., 522-4521.

Doin' Denim—Bring an old pair of adult jeans, including pockets and belt loops, and create a variety of fun denim wearable crafts. Bring basic sewing tools like scissors, pins and a needle and thread. Adults only. Pre-registration required. $15. 9 a.m.-noon. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

High Noon Soccer League—Pinnacle Sports 3 v. 3 live soccer tournament. High Noon Soccer Complex, 2004 Bruins Lane. 649-0321, nmrushlc@yahoo.com, www.3v3live.com.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Long Live Logos—Live music. All ages. 6 p.m. The Bean, 201 Avenida de Mesilla, 523-0560.

Some Enchanted Evening—Through June 25. See June 9. The music of Rogers and Hammerstein. $9, $8 students. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

Troublesome Creek—This 1996 film highlights the demise of the American family farm by focusing on the misfortunes of one family. Husband-and-wife filmmakers Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher returned from their home in Massachusetts to record a crisis involving the Jordan family's Iowa farm. The family has owned the farm since 1867. In recent generations, the Jordans had borrowed money from the local bank to work the farm. Now, Russell and Mary Jane Jordan owe $200,000 and the bank wants the money repaid. $3, seniors $2, ages 6 to 17 $1, includes museum admission. 1:30 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

USSSA One-Pitch Softball Tourney Men's Class D—8 a.m.-midnight. Harty Fields, 1840 E. Hadley Ave., 541-1889, www.nmusssa.com.

Alamogordo

Summer Tailgate Party—Musical entertainment under the summer night sky. 8-10 p.m. Parking lot of the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 437-2202, www.flickingercenter.com.

Deming

First Anniversary of Luna Rossa Vineyard—Through June 11. Live music, bike rally, car show and wine tasting. 3710 W. Pine St./SW Frontage Road, 544-1160.

Elephant Butte

American Bass Fishing Tournament—A team tournament for large mouth and small mouth bass. $140 per team plus a $30 fee to join American Bass. 744-5994 / 740-7320.

Chili Challenge Cook-off—Enter the competition or come vote in the People's Choice award. 11 a.m. Desert Cove Campground, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 894-3264.

White Sands

Full Moon Nights—Also June 11. Special programs presented by park rangers or guest speakers. Experience the beauty of the full moon on the white sands. 8:30 p.m. White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east on Hwy. 70. 679-2599 / 479-6124. www.nps.gov/whsa.

Sunday 11

Silver City/Grant County

From the Marias River to the North Pole—A reading by the author, Bonnie Buckley Madonado. 4 p.m. WNMU Miller Library, 538-6410/538-8745, warrenk2@wnmu.edu.

Open Mic—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Silent Meditation Retreat—An opportunity to learn about meditation as well as practice it continuously in silence throughout the day within a supportive environment. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Donation. St. Mary's Academy and Convent, 1809 Alabama St., 538-0680.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Home Improvement Show and Lifestyle Show—$4, seniors $3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Onate High School, 6800 N. Main St. 526-6126, www.lchba.com.

Annual Members Show—Reception 12 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano, 541-9770, royrobinro@zianet.com.

Bluegrass with Steve Smith and Hard Road—Music in the Park. 7 p.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. 541-2200, www.las-cruces.org.

Some Enchanted Evening—Through June 25. See June 9. The music of Rogers and Hammerstein. $9, $8 students. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

Songs for a New World—See June 1. 2:30 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223,
www.no-strings.org.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

Deming

Benjy Rivas and the BBR Band—Arts in the Park performance. 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Park. Deming Arts Council, 546-8663, demingarts@swnm.com.

First Anniversary of Luna Rossa Vineyard—Live music, bike rally, car show and wine tasting. 3710 W. Pine St./SW Frontage Road, 544-1160.

Monday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Change of Heart: The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku—Part 16: Mind and Meditation. Taught by Lama Shenpen Drolma. $5-$10 donation. 7:15-9 p.m. The Church at Arizona & 7th. 538-5647.

Open Mic—Hosted by George and Eric Montoya. 7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

What Is a Paradigm and Who Cares About All This SHIFT?—A video discussion group about "the story we are living in and how it is changing." 7 p.m. St. Mary's, 1809 Alabama St., 534-9697.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dying Without Fear: A Buddhist Perspective—Mondays through July 17. With Western Buddhist Nun Kelsang Chenma. $8 per class. 7-8:30 p.m. 116 W. Las Cruces Ave., 292-5293, www.meditationinnewmexico.org.

New Mexico Watercolor Society Meeting—Jan Addy illustrates the Jan Fabian-Wallake pouring approach to watercolor painting. 1:30 p.m. Dresp Room, Branigan Library, 200 E. Piccacho Ave., 526-5374.

Tuesday 13

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Meditation for Absolute Beginners—Tuesdays through July 18. With Western Buddhist Nun Kelsang Chenma. $5 per class. 12-1 p.m. 116 W. Las Cruces Ave. 292-5293, www.meditationinnewmexico.org.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Spin Some Time with Us—Learn about wool and where it comes from. Students will be spinning and weaving to create their own woolen craft. Pre-registration required. $15. Grades 2-4 9 a.m.-noon, grades 4-6 1-4 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Deming

Deming Arts Council Membership Meeting—Annual meeting and election of officers. 5 p.m. Arts Center, 100 S. Gold, 546-8663, demingarts@swnm.com.

Wednesday 14 [FLAG DAY]

Nothing listed.

Thursday 15

Silver City/Grant County

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure—(PG) Part of Penny Park's Movies in the Park series. Movies every Thursday at dusk (around 8 p.m.). Penny Park Amphitheater, 1305 Grant St., 534-0261.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting—Dedication of lifetime members plaque, election of officers. All members welcome. 4 p.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., www.silvercityfol.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Friday 16

Silver City/Grant County

St. Mary's Reunion—Through June 18. First reunion of St. Mary's alumni‚ faculty and friends of St. Mary's. See story in May issue. St. Mary's grounds and various venues. (785) 243-2113, cgarcianm@yahoo.com, www.csjkansas.org.

Melodrama Theatre—8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House, 388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

Quick Books Workshop—8 a.m. Small Business Development Center. WNMU Global Resource Center Lab 101, 538-6320, sbdc@wnmu.edu.

USSSA Southwest Girls Fastpictch Tournament—Ben Altamirano Athletic Complex, WNMU Softball Field and Bataan Memorial Field. 388-3242 / 313-2303.

Wally Lawder—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Open House—For the first annual Ralph Bakshi School student art show. 4-7 p.m. The StudioSpace and Gallery, 109 N. Bullard St., 538-4548, gallery@jessgorell.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

L'Enfant (The Child)—Through June 22. Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's brutally naturalistic story focuses on Bruno, an arrogant, small-time hood barely out of his teens. When his 18-year-old girlfriend, Sonia, goes to the hospital to have their baby, he fails to accompany her or pay a visit. Bruno clearly resents the baby, seeing him as a competitor for Sonia's affections and a drain on their meager income. Then, the fence for the stuff Bruno steals casually asks if they intend to keep the baby because, if not, he could fetch quite a bit on the black market. Rated R. Nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. $6, members $4, students and seniors $5, matinees $5, Wednesdays $4. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8278, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Nuevo Mexico: ¿Hasta Cuando? New Mexico Ballads—Through June 30. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, Richardson Gallery, 500 N. Water St., 541-2155, museums.las-cruces.org.

Pride at the Park—Through June 17. Friday: Mr. and Miss Southern New Mexico Pride Pageant, 7 p.m. Saturday: Pride Walk at the north end of the Downtown Mall 9 a.m., Pride at the Park Picnic at Pioneer Women's Park off Court Street 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Evening social, "Not Your Mom's Prom," 8 p.m. NMSU Corbett Center Underground, Jordan St., 532-0202 /
202-3860.

Some Enchanted Evening—Through June 25. See June 9. The music of Rogers and Hammerstein. $9, $8 students. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

White Sands

Friday Night Star Talk—Learn the summer constellations and ancient legends of the stars. $3 (17 and over). 8 p.m. White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east on Hwy. 70. 679-2599/479-6124, www.nps.gov/whsa.

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