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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. more
An evening of performances will feature a collaboration of poets, musicians, and actors from Silver City Community Theater exploring how immigration and border issues affect our lives and communities. more
A Pop-Up art event showcased the work of 69 local artists Dec. 12-15 at the Bank of the West building in downtown Las Cruces. more
Three Silver City writers won prestigious 2019 New Mexico-Arizona book awards. Sharlene Daugherty’s book, She Faces Her Enemy (Dorrence Press) was a finalist in two categories: biography and multicultural. Kate Rauner’s science fiction book, Titan: Colonizing Saturn’s Moon, was a finalist in efiction. E J Randolph’s science fiction books, The Ambassador Calls Twice and No Charity were finalists in efiction. At the awards banquet in Albuquerque, the NM/AZ Book Co-op announced The Ambassador Calls Twice won its NM efiction category. more
Back in the early days of dial-up internet (for the younger readers, you used to have to dial into an internet connection using your land-based phone line. This connection was limited in speed due to the bandwidth limits of the phone line) it could take you 15 minutes or more just to download one picture. more
In December, Tularosa hosts a holiday event not seen before in the Tularosa Basin. “Ronda Los Carrozas de Cifuentes” is a free program open to the public offering a presentation of traditional popular music from the rural Castile region in Spain, the Christmas rondas. more
Jesse Kriegel has contributed a lot to the proliferation of Mimbres symbolism and art in Deming  – on an underpass for the train tracks, on a public building, and at Peppers Supermarket, where there’s an especially ambitious mural that’s worth seeking out. more
Nan Rubin moved to Las Cruces to retire six years ago. Not even settled in, the first week here, she got a call from a local group wanting to file an application for a community radio station. An opening had come up with the FCC, and the application had to be filed fast and while the Southwest Environmental Center knew it would be important to the area, they had no experience with radio. Rubin, on the other hand, had a lifetime of experience. more
The lighted Christmas parade in Silver City begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. This year there is not a theme, to make it easier for groups to participate. more
Virus Theater’s next spectacular production comes to audiences Nov. 8-23 with a new interpretation of Carlos Gozzi’s “The Green Bird,” directed by Teresa Dahl-Bredine. more
The 26th Annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference, Nov. 6-10, focuses on education and entertainment, with approximately 400 students attending workshops in mariachi music, voice and folkloric dance. All proceeds support the New Mexico Advocates for the Arts. more
A textile sale featuring more than 700 unique and beautiful textiles from the collections of 30 donors will be Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the University Museum, Kent Hall, on the NMSU campus. The museum and Weaving for Justice are sponsoring the fifth annual Textile Sale to Benefit Maya Youth. There is no charge to attend, and NMSU students will receive a 20 percent discount on items for sale. In addition to textiles from Guatemala and Mexico, the sale will include items from the Andes and other parts of Latin America, including huipils (women’s blouses), yardage of cloth, table runners, jewelry, books, purses, story cloths, and tourist items. more
New Mexico is invited to Meteoric Truth or Consequences Oct. 18-20 for a desert carnival for the mind including films, art, sound, ideas and revelry. Event organizer Kyle Cunningham said he is excited to bring new ways of storytelling to Truth or Consequences, working with local artists and filmmakers as well as friends from New York to bring a truly eclectic event to New Mexico. more
An iconic figure at one of Las Cruces’ most popular annual events won’t be there this year – or likely ever again. more
Desert Exposure would like to include your special events, from any southern New Mexico community, in our listing. Please submit your event title, time, location and contact information to editor@desertexposure.com; Desert Exposure 1740-A Calle de Mercado, Las Cruces, NM 88005; or call Elva at 575-680-1978. more
From 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, the Chiricahua Gallery is sponsoring Cowboy Poetry in Rodeo. Eight performers join for a two-hour program of poetry, storytelling and music. more
a)s p..."A"© e Studio•Art•Gallery turns 10 years old on Oct. 9. An Art Party Celebr"A"tion will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 11 at the gallery which is located at 110 West 7th St. in Silver City. more
Planning for the 2019 Silver City Dia de los Muertos multi-day celebration is underway and applications are open for Food and Beverage vendors as well as Artisan vendors for the Oct. 27th Street Festival. more
Image Comics’ “Spawn” comic book has been around for a long time. “Spawn” #300 will be on the shelves Sept. 4. That issue will tie it with “Cerebus” for longest running independent series in comic history. more
Robert Highsmith worked with the Cutter Gallery in Las Cruces for 16 years. more
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