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At Doña Ana Elementary School (DAES) at the end of October and the beginning of November, fourth-grade teacher Dominque Alston had students draw pictures of themselves as the president of the United States, including one- to three things they learned about the presidency in class. more
As part of New Mexico State University’s Research and Creativity Week Nov. 10-13, award-winning singer and songwriter Judy Collins will give a musical performance on Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday, … more
Tuesday, Nov. 20, the fifth annual Arte Chicano Exhibit begins at the Silver City Museum. The exhibition series is a chance for the museum to support and celebrate Chicano artists working in the … more
When human traffickers (“coyotes”) get their hands on children, they are often referred to as “pollos,” the Spanish word for chickens. When local artist Sonya Fe heard the … more
“From the Earth,” is one of forty poems included in the poetry collection Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention.” These poems were written by young men who are undocumented immigrants, ages 12 to 17, incarcerated in Harrisonburg, Virginia. more
Part of this year’s “NO FAIRE” virtual Renaissance ArtsFaire is an online auction with over one hundred and fifty donated items from generous artists, collectors, businesses and … more
A new film, “De La Luz” (“In the Light”), that was filmed in Las Cruces, tells a story about struggle, as a young family risks braves the brutal desert and risks everything to … more
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has named Heather A. Reed executive director of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum (FRHM) in Las Cruces. She replaces Mark Santiago, … more
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will host award-winning author and New Mexico native Michael McGarrity in a Zoom event beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. more
A planned Oct. 17 event that was expected to draw more than 800 people and vehicles to the bed of the Rio Grande has been cancelled, according to a Sept. 30 post on the Doña Ana County … more
SILVER CITY The Southwest Fiber Arts Collective is featuring a Pop-up Fiber Art Gallery from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 at 602 N. Bullard … more
“Pinky Zoot,” of Silver City, has a habit of dressing her house up for Halloween. A Silver City artist and writer, she loves to go all out with her collection and design sense for the … more
The New Mexico State University’s Theatre Arts Department has found an amazing silver lining around the gloomy cloud of COVID-19. NMSU Theatre’s first production since the onset of the pandemic is a triumph in every way, and I highly encourage you to go online and watch it. more
Potters Randy and Jeannine Summers began creating ceramic pieces many years ago in their studio in Chimayo, New Mexico, and selling their wares at local shops and fairs in the northern part of the state. When Randy retired from Los Alamos Lab in 2008, The Summers moved to Las Cruces and immediately joined the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces (PGLC). more
The Mesilla Valley Maze folks are bringing back the tradition and feel of the season, even if they can’t open a maze and offer hayrides amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Desert Exposure continues its annual writing contest with submissions from people who harbor a love for this beautiful corner of the world. Many of the 2020 submissions reflect the times we are … more
Documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn has taken the story of the El Paso mass shooting at Walmart from Aug. 3, 2019. Minn, who spends his time in between Las Cruces and New York, said he will always … more
Dale Walker has been a pastor since he was 20 years old, almost 40 years. During his time as a pastor in El Paso he met a man from the Philippines who talked about the “plight of a lot of people without food and in great need.” more
James Ethington III started collecting guitars long before he could play them. “I had five guitars and couldn’t play a lick,” he said. more
With coronavirus in his hair and murder hornets for cufflinks, Old Man Gloom aka Zozobra, heavy with the sadness and gloom of people across New Mexico, went up in flame Friday, Sept. 4. Zozobra is a … more
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