Paying It Forward
How three artists left living legacies to Silver City

Birding on the Bosque
Tagging alongat the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

Northern Exposure
What brings so many people to Silver City from Alaska?

Sounds of Silver City
For a town this small, the local music scene is big

Columns and Departments

Editor's Note
Desert Diary
Southwest Gardener
Henry Lightcap's Journal
100 Hikes
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

Restaurant del Sol
Dining Guide
Table Talk

Arts Exposure

Arts Scene
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind
& Spirit

Healthfully Extreme

About the cover

Let Us Hear from You!

2014 Reader Survey


Help us keep Desert Exposure the best and most-read community publication in southwest New Mexico! Go online and answer this quick survey at www.desertexposure.com/survey, or fill it out here mail to Desert Exposure Survey, PO Box 191, Silver City, NM 88062. As a thank-you for your help, we'll pick 5 respondents at random to receive Desert Exposure mugs. Please respond by May 10; we'll list the winners and report on the results in June.



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1. How regularly do you read Desert Exposure?

__a. every month

__b. almost every month

__c. every two to three months

__d. a couple of times a year

__e. less often


2. How many people besides yourself usually read your copy of Desert Exposure?

__a. one

__b. two

__c. three

__d. four or more

__e. none


3. How much time do you spend reading a typical issue?

__a. less than an hour

__b. a couple of hours

__c. three hours or more


4. Do you usually save your copy of Desert Exposure?

__a. yes, to refer to all month

__b. yes, indefinitely

__c. no


5. Other than for this survey, have you visited our website (www.desertexposure.com) or read our online-replica edition at www.scribd.com/desertexposure? Check all that apply.

__a. yes, use the website to read the current issue

__b. yes, use the website to find older articles

__c. yes, use Scribd to read current/previous issues

__d. no, neither


6. Including the place you live and/or pick up Desert Exposure, where do you shop or go for entertainment (at least once every three months)? Check all that apply.

__a. Silver City/Grant County

__b. Las Cruces/Mesilla

__c. Deming/Columbus

__d. Lordsburg

__e. El Paso

__f. Tucson

__g. Albuquerque

__h. Other:_________________________


7. Which of these other area publications do you subscribe to or read regularly? Check all that apply.

__a. Silver City Daily Press

__b. Silver City Sun-News

__c. Las Cruces Sun-News

__d. Deming Headlight

__e. The Ink

__f. The Bulletin

__g. Glenwood Gazette

__h. Silver City Life


8. Please tell us how often you read each of these regular features:

a. Editor's Note by David A. Fryxell

__Always __Sometimes __Never


b. Letters

__Always __Sometimes __Never


c. Desert Diary

__Always __Sometimes __Never


d. Tumbleweeds

__Always __Sometimes __Never


e. Southwest Gardener by Vivian Savitt

__Always __Sometimes __Never


f. Henry Lightcap's Journal

__Always __Sometimes __Never


g. 100 Hikes by Linda Ferrara

__Always __Sometimes __Never


h. Borderlines by Marjorie Lilly

__Always __Sometimes __Never


i. The Starry Dome by Bert Stevens

__Always __Sometimes __Never


j. Talking Horses by Scott Thomson

__Always __Sometimes __Never


k. Ramblin' Outdoors by Larry Lightner

__Always __Sometimes __Never


l. Continental Divide by David A. Fryxell

__Always __Sometimes __Never


m. Arts Exposure

__Always __Sometimes __Never


n. Body, Mind & Spirit

__Always __Sometimes __Never


o. Red or Green? restaurant review/news

__Always __Sometimes __Never


p. 40 Days & 40 Nights events

__Always __Sometimes __Never


9. Now go back and CIRCLE your ONE favorite regular feature from the list in #8, above.


10. Which of these activities do you regularly engage in (at least every three months)? Please check all that apply:

__a. Visit an art gallery

__b. Eat out at a restaurant

__c. Attend a live theater or music performance

__d. Take a daytrip

__e. Hike, bike or other outdoor activity away from your home


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