Green Acres
Mimbres author and goat rancher Doug Fine says, Farewell, My Subaru

The Political Kraft
Las Crucen Tim Kraft, an architect of Jimmy Carter's 1976 election

Taxicab Confessions
The bumpy road of driving a small-town cab

A World of Good
Volunteering at an orphanage in AIDS-ravaged Zambia

Voice of a
Ranch Woman

Sharing the secrets of feeding cowboys

Tales from the Rails
Four true train stories

Columns and Departments
Editor's Note
Desert Diary

Enchantment for Sale on eBay
Lowe Card Wins
Top 10

Business Exposure
Celestial Cycles
The Starry Dome
Southwest Gardener
Ramblin' Outdoors
40 Days & 40 Nights
Guides to Go
Henry Lightcap's Journal
Continental Divide

Special Section
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Louis Baum
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Choosing Health
Breaking the Spell
Blissful Anointings

Red or Green
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Mix Pacific Rim
Table Talk

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D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e    March 2008

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. Ever the optimists when it comes to our bearded governor, we've started tracking mentions of him for US secretary of state.


  1. (#1 last month) Gov. Bill Richardson — 4,485 hits (down)
  2. (3) New Mexico Senate race — 394 hits (down)
  3. (6) X Prize — 301 hits (up)
  4. (7) Sen. Pete Domenici — 268 hits (up)
  5. (2) Virgin Galactic — 172 hits (down)
  6. (9) Sen. Jeff Bingaman — 112 hits (up)
  7. (4) New Mexico illegal immigration — 94 hits (down)
  8. (-) Gov. Bill Richardson + secretary of state — 84 hits *
  9. (5) Gov. Bill Richardson + vice president — 82 hits (down)
  10. (10) New Mexico spaceport — 60 hits (up)



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