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“I want you to know you are not alone and together we can make a difference,” Anthony, New Mexico Chief of Police Vanessa Orduñez said at La Casa, Inc.’s 24th annual … more
Celebrate Halloween with slimy and creepy and get ready for fall with cozy and earthy activities at “Haunted Museum” hosted by the Las Cruces Museums Saturday, October 30 from 10am – 1pm. more
The seventh annual Weaving for Justice textile sale fundraiser will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30 in the courtyard at the New Mexico State University Museum, Kent Hall, 1280 E. University Ave. on the NMSU campus, said Weaving for Justice co-founder Christine Eber of Las Cruces. For the event, more than 50 people have donated more than 1,000 woven garments, household items, jewelry, books, pottery and tourist items from Mesoamerica and other parts of Latin America to Weaving for Justice to raise funds for scholarships for Maya children and youth. more
In the town of La Union between Las Cruces and El Paso, 1101 Highway 28, Lucy Sondgeroth and her husband Robert have been running a corn maze and adding attractions for 21 years. A fall season … more
The Southwest Environmental Center (SEC) of Las Cruces announced that it is launching Wildlife for All (WFA), a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecological-driven, … more
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site invites the public to come celebrate its 27th Annual Interpretive Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 16 and 17 This event is free, and all park entry fees will … more
After 23 years, one business in the Mesilla Valley has grown from one little corn maze made in honor of Las Cruces’ 150th birthday into a yearly institution providing not only a maze but numerous games, activities and pumpkins on October weekends. more
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) will host pesticide disposal events in Deming and Santa Rosa Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 21, respectively. The Deming event will take place at … more
An archaeological crew at the southern end of the Alamogordo landfill was baking under the dry heat in the few weeks before the moisture-laden monsoon in the Tularosa Basin … more
Editors Note: Silver City writer Vivian Savitt has been part of the Desert Exposure team for many years. She has had regular pieces appearing in the paper including the Southwest Gardner and then … more
I am from the land of ristras, fiestas, and siestas, the land where “Christmas” can also mean red and green chile enchiladas with rice and beans. I am from the land of mi casa es su … more
Sitting at the red light by Albertsons in Las Cruces, NM, I have my windows rolled down like my neighbors. Everyone plays their version of good music—thinking that we can influence our … more
Two days home from the hospital, my coughs muted but my chest still ablaze, feeling as though I had just lost a marathon, I crept to my front window to locate the racket’s source. Speedy … more
Back with printmaking action, the Southwest Print Fiesta is up to its old tricks. With workshops and presentations coming to Zoom, there is still plenty of in-person action as the steamroller will be … more
Artists of New Mexico, Artists of the United States, I need your help. I was 14 years old, sitting in my 8th-grade government class, believing Nixon was a great president when Watergate hit the … more
When you’ve lived in the desert for a while, your relationship to rain changes. Coming from Germany, I always dreaded rain as a kid. Not able to go outside or putting on all sorts of … more
Effective April 1, 2022, recreational use of cannabis will be officially legal in New Mexico. Law enforcement and the mental health community are preparing as well. It will take time but New Mexicans will benefit from the legalization efforts. more
Las Cruces artist and author George Mendoza has been nominated for a 2022 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his book “Journey of the Spirit Man.” Mendoza is also an internationally recognized painter and competed as a runner in the 1980 and 1984 Paralympic Games. more
The Doña Ana Arts Council is excited to present a comprehensive exhibition of Jo-an Smith's artwork titled “Celebrating 89 Years and More!” that will run Oct. 1-28 at the DAAC Arts and Cultural Center, 205 W. Amador Ave. more
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