Health Hero
NMSU's Rebecca Palacios works to improve border communities

Seeing in the Dark
Rick Beno snaps candid portraits of the universe

Old Man River
Silver City musician Greg Renfro just keeps rollin' along

Desert Home Companion:

Check Engine Light
It's two hours to Las Cruces, but a world away

Let Them Eat Cake
Be careful what you bake, especially for a birthday

One Dark and Stormy Night
Sometimes blazing a trail requires getting your feet -- and more -- wet

Outdoor Miracles
Lessons learned between heaven and the junipers

Gift of the Magma
The Organ Mountains are home to a diverse ecosystem.

Columns and Departments

Editor's Note
Desert Diary
100 Hikes
Southwest Gardener
Henry Lightcap's Journal
The Starry Dome
Talking Horses
Ramblin' Outdoors
Guides to Go
Continental Divide

Special Sections

40 Days & 40 Nights
The To-Do List
Blues Festival

Red or Green
Shevek & Co.
Dining Guide
Table Talk

Arts Exposure
Arts Scene
Transparent Beauty
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind
& Spirit

The Slippery Slope of Projection

About the cover


About the Cover



cover art


About the cover: Stained glass artwork by Mimbres artist and gallery owner Shirley Mize. Read more about the artist in this issue's Arts Exposure section. (Photo by Lisa D. Fryxell)


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