Lordsburg High School
Historic preservation

Southern New Mexico
A Mecca for the Adventurous

Five join Space Hall of Fame

Fort Bayard
Happy 149th birthday

Growing Our Roots
The resurgence of herbalism

Every Hero has a Story
Library welcomes heroes

Heritage Days
Rodeo event focuses on the dig

Seventy Years Ago
Birthplace of the A-Bomb and Nuclear New Mexico

Downwinders Speak
Cancer culture in the shadow of the bomb


Mud Pies
Map Exhibit
Trout Fishing in the Gila
Truth Returns
Field School
Wine and Nuts

Columns and Departments

Editor's Notebook
Desert Diary
Southwest Gardening
Cycles of Life
Publisher's Notebook
The Starry Dome
Talking Horses

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40 Days & 40 Nights

Red or Green

Dining Guide

Arts Exposure

Arts Scene
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind
& Spirit

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About the cover


About the Cover



cover art


Supercharged Vintage Chrysler Airbrush artist Luis Navarro created the flames for car collector David Cheek’s Supercharged vintage Chrysler.

Navarro originally began his career as an artist at the Art Institute of California and then worked as a film industry artist on the West Coast. About 10 years ago, Navarro opened up shop in Las Cruces and has been kept busy mainly by word of mouth. In addition to vehicle designs, Navarro creates a host of other airbrush media from paint cans to T-shirts and murals in people’s homes. His workspace is at the West End Art Depot, 401 N. Mesilla Street in Las Cruces. See more of his talent at luisnavarroart.com.

David Cheek is active with Cruisers Unlimited Car Club New Mexico and an enthusiastic participant in car shows across the Southwest with historic cars, of which he has several. Cheek can be spotted reflected in the chrome on the photo.

It is the Copper County Cruzers who are running the Run to Copper Country car show in Silver City Aug. 14 and 15. Vehicles from across New Mexico and southern Arizona will be driving into town for the event which begins with a Hot Dog Burn at 5:30 p.m. Friday and shows off the cars at Gough Park Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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