THE STARRY DOME

Lepus, the Hare

Lepus, the Hare, hangs a third of the way up in our southeastern sky as it gets dark on these February evenings. The central star is Arneb, the brightest star in the constellation. The other stars in the constellation form a pinwheel around it. Lepus is the 51st constellation in size among the 88 official constellations with only 290-square degrees.
TUMBLEWEEDS

Following the Trackways

Lots of places like to say they are a hidden gem. But Prehistoric Trackways National Monument really fits that billing.
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REMEMBER THEN

Rock & roll never forgets

Back in 2005, a group of local musicians decided they wanted to keep the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s alive and kicking in the Mesilla Valley, so they formed a band called “Remember Then.”
COLLABORATION

Parts of an art show, ready to be reassembled for 'nest(ing)'

In an art/performance collaboration called “nest(ing)” artist Saul Ramirez has brought together the arts – poetry, performing and visual – into one space at the Cruces Creatives world. The event is taking place every Friday in January starting around 6 p.m., he said. Cruces Creatives is located at 205 E. Lohman Ave. in Las Cruces.
On Air

New Mexico Calling

Road trips around the state give curious motorists a chance to peruse the many fine New Mexican radio stations that have been popping up in increasing numbers over recent years. A far cry from the top-40 commercial enterprises that dominate American airwaves, these independent stations offer a glimpse into the lives of the people who occupy the landscape.
Publisher’s Notebook

Looking back, looking ahead

Five years ago this month, our company published its first edition of Desert Exposure, after we purchased the publication from David and Lisa Fryxell.
Working Together

Expanding Horizons

On Feb. 22 the 27th Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) begins with science, technology, engineering and math workshops for girls in Grades 5 to 8 in southwest New Mexico. The full day of hands-on science and technology workshops takes place on the campus of Western New Mexico University in Silver City.
Cost of Beauty

White Sands Fees Go Up

In April 2018, the National Park Service announced service-wide fee increases for all entrance-fee charging parks. Therefore, White Sands has modified its entrance fees to fully incorporate the new entrance fee schedule and provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. All the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service, with 80 percent of the revenue staying at White Sands.