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I have a friend who thinks like a plant. At least that’s how I see it. She worked for us in our nursery a year ago planting up seedlings, while I worked on willow cuttings for a forest service … more
In consideration of the health and wellbeing of the community and visitors, the Mimbres Region Arts Council is canceling the Silver City Blues Festival as planned in Gough Park. In its place, a … more
On May 17 at 7 p.m., Nena Benavidez and Angelica Padilla will read Tres Pequeños Jabalies/Three Little Javelinas in Spanish and in … more
Please join us in visiting southern New Mexico artists in their web-based galleries. While we can’t yet go to these galleries and studios and spend our time perusing the amazing work of … more
Nearly 20 species of hummingbirds (there are about 300 total in the Americas) make their homes in Las Cruces and are already returning to the Southwest. The most popular breeds locally are … more
Though the world is constantly shifting, some things remain steadfastly in place. For oil painter Charlie Meckel, whose life has been full of change and movement, art has always been one of his … more
I took my granddaughter to see the house where I grew up. Across the street is the elementary school where I got into all kinds of shenanigans as a kid. I wouldn’t say my friends and I were … more
One lovely and lively day, while strolling on the campus of Western New Mexico University (WNMU) with a friend I hadn’t seen for some time, conversation flowed like a river ­– … more
Like most places, the Silver City Museum, though closed physically, is moving programs online. There will be lectures and bedtime … more
(Las Cruces) Film Las Cruces is excited to announce the finalists of the At Home! Movie Contest. Members of the public are invited to select the “Best of Show” winner. You can view and … more
Silver City artist Joel Armstrong is exhibiting his wire-based installation “It’s Time to Address’er Drawers” at Light Art Space, 209 West Broadway in Silver City through … more
This month marks a couple of significant milestones for my relationship with this wonderful paper and the local horse community.  It was ten years ago, April 2010, when I wrote my first column … more
 I am a skeptic, a journalist and political scientist by training. Imagine my surprise at being energetically “grabbed” by an announcement for La Escuela de Curanderismo one … more
Sometimes laying around watching Facebook videos for hours isn’t a big waste of time. As I scrolled through the life-chatter, up came a video of a New Zealand brewery that had built a machine … more
On any given morning during the summer of 2019, drivers on White Sands Boulevard in Alamogordo, New Mexico, passing by the Magnuson Hotel might have noticed a slender man in a cowboy hat leaning a … more
Over half of all RVers have pets, and I’ve written about them from every possible angle except one. The angle of “what if your pet doesn’t want to give up its nice, comfy house and … more
New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year.  New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the announcement … more
To celebrate the Continental Divide Trail, the communities along its length, and the spirit of community among those who enjoy the 3,100-mile trail, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) will host a virtual Trail Days celebration … more
April's edition of Desert Exposure is out! Since so many of our regular locations are simply closed currently here are some places you will be able to find … more
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