The Next Plane of Development
Guadalupe Montessori sees a future as bright as that it offers students

Lost and Found
Mesilla Valley Search and Rescueand the Civil Air Patrol come to the rescue

Heading for the Hills
Historic Hillsboro celebrates its role in the famous Fountain murder trial

Survival of the Thriftiest
Desert plants have developed a variety of strategies for hard times

Columns and Departments

Editor's Note
Desert Diary
Southwest Gardener
100 Hikes
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

Red or Green
Dining Guide
Table Talk

Arts Exposure
Arts Scene
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind
& Spirit

Diary of a Caregiver
Creating a Community

About the cover


Table Talk

This month's wine-tasting dinner at Shevek & Co. in downtown Silver City will feature a French theme. The six-course dinner on Friday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. will serve matched wines and foods from a variety of French regions. Reservations highly recommended; $80 per person ($45 food without wines). 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168.

As reported last month, Three Dogs Coffeehouse & Eatery is back in business in downtown Silver City, under new ownership. Starting August 4, it will also be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays .

The Curious Kumquat will host a wine tasting, 10 wines plus appetizers for $10, on August 2 at 7 p.m. 111 E. College Ave., 534-0337.

Little Toad Creek in Lake Roberts will hold "Farm Fest," August 22-24, an outdoor music fest featuring the grioup Danger Cakes on Thursday, a pig pit roast, croquet and horseshoe tournaments, local foods and crafts and Little Toad Creek's own brews and spirits. 1122 Hwy. 35, 536-964.


Several new Las Cruces-area eateries are hoping to open by the time you read this. Mesilla Valley Pizza & Subs is opening at 3961 E. Lohman Ave. Sibling owners Bruce and Tisha Toombs will offer pizza, gourmet sandwiches, appetizers and side dishes. Also opening this summer, as we reported back in March, is Arabella, at 1750 Calle de Mercado, serving Cuban, Spanish and Italian fare. That's the former home of Lorenzo's de Mesilla. Check the website www.arabellasoriano.com for updates.

Renoo's Thai Restaurant is also coming to Cruces, at 1445 W. Picacho Ave. on the corner of Picacho and Valley Drive. That's a loss for Organ, however, where the restaurant had been operating and is now closed. 373-3000.

Later this year, look for a new brewery/restaurant, Roadrunner Brew House, at 901 E. University Ave. Owner-brewers will be Joel and Deanna Green, who promise a full, locally flavored lunch and dinner menu along with beer, wine, cider and hard lemonade.


Send restaurant news to