Treasure Hunt
Welcome to the world of geocaching

Voice of a Ranchwoman:
School Days

School days: when chalk was precious

Rage Against the Machine
From Army Ranger to revolutionary

Building Images
Southwest Storylines: Silver City photographer Dennis Weller

Breaking Free
El Refugio celebrates 25 years of helping domestic-violence victims

O Pioneers
Hiking Apacheria: Mangas Creek Ranch

Columns and Departments
Editor's Note
Desert Diary

Poll Watching
Tuning in to the 1800's
Performing Life
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
Arts Exposure

Weekend at the Galleries
Arts News
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind & Spirit
Ironworks Gym
In Love with an Artist?
Mental Fitness Through Meditation

Red or Green
Dining Guide
Josephina's Old Gate Café
Table Talk

About the cover

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



Talk of the Towns


I read your piece on Money magazine (Continental Divide, September) and you seemed upset that Silver City wasn't on the list of best places to live. I say be glad it didn't make it. Eventually everyone with the desire and the means to relocate seems to end up here anyway, so be patient.

Most of the qualities that make our area so enchanting would be lost if we get much more crowded, so I would rather those people not find out about our corner of the world. You're not selling real estate on the side, are you?

Mike Moutoux

Pinos Altos

Editor's note: Actually, we were complaining — tongue strictly in cheek — that Las Cruces didn't make the list, since Silver City wouldn't have made the magazine's cut this year of "best" places population 50,000 to 300,000. Since our last issue came out, however, Silver City did make yet another "best" list: National Geographic Adventure Magazine's "50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns." Guess we just can't hide, huh?


Economic Un-Development


I'm a little confused. The Grant County commissioners have hastily approved the purchase of the Teleperformance building for $2.9 million. As pointed out in your recent story on economic development ("Growing Pains," June 2008), here's a building that has repeatedly shown its value in the private sector, providing employment for several hundred people (and the associated tax revenue) each time it is occupied. Now the building moves permanently to the public sector, providing how many new jobs to Grant County ?

That $2.9 million could have been used to build a new facility, providing construction jobs for Grant County residents. Instead, $2.9 million goes to the Missouri-based investors who currently own the building.

Maybe you can offer your opinion on this is an upcoming Desert Exposure.

Steve London



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