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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
Let’s face it. We’re all a bit stir crazy these days and have a desperate need to embrace any kind of new surroundings other than our kitchen or bedroom. After all, there’s only so … more
A plaque will be unveiled Wednesday by Mayor Ken Ladner at the Mrs. O.S. Warren house, the only home to survive the many floods to scour what was then Silver City's Main Street, now known as the Big Ditch. more
When knights went into battle, they depended not only on their sword, but on their shield as well. While we do not carry shields around with us, there is one about halfway up in the sky above our … more
The economy on the border between Columbus and Palomas, Mexico is being reshaped dramatically this summer because of the coronavirus quarantine and the Trump policy of lengthening the wall between … more
In 1775 Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general in the United States. Letters were taken to a post office, where the postmaster would note the postage in the upper right … more
Two of America’s most iconic national symbols celebrate anniversaries in September. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 is the 206th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s "Defence of Fort M'Henry," which would become “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, which was ratified and became the supreme law of the land June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire approved it, the last of the nine states required for its ratification. more
Both the Las Cruces Fire Department and New Mexico State University held remembrance events for those who died 19 years ago in New York City on Sept. 11. more
Every month I need to have my article to the editor by a certain deadline. And every month, around the beginning of the second week, I realize I have nothing. With deadline getting closer and closer, … more
If you’ve ever driven up to Cloudcroft from Alamogordo before, you’ve probably wondered about the little metal pedestrian bridge. I know I have. How do I get there? What trail do I have … more
Silver City MainStreet’s annual fundraiser, the Taste of Downtown, usually features a walk around sweet and savory tasting at downtown eateries on Labor Day weekend. This year, due to the … more
Recently, Silver City MainStreet received a call from a Grant county resident who was in town to pick up her takeout and have lunch. She was looking for a place to enjoy her lunch and got the last … more
After performing in area rock group 91 Proof, George Jacobs (bass) and Eugene Sartor (guitar) decided they wanted to return to their jazz roots and start another group. more
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (TBML) will present a book talk via Zoom with guest author Maida Tilchen at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Tilchen is the author of the historical novels “Land … more
Pickamania 2020, live streaming Sept. 11, 12, and 13, is a virtual acoustic music festival held in Kingston. Hosted by the Black Range Lodge, this annual event features The Hard Road Trio with … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything about our lives and how we navigate them. Some cherished annual events have been cancelled altogether, and others have adopted a new format. … more
Many New Mexicans want to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing to charities, but the FBI is warning that scammers also want to help – as in helping themselves to your … more
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) and its NEW MEXICO—Taste the Tradition® program took to social media Aug. 11 to announce a contest to promote the state’s 2020 chile … more
A team of researchers at New Mexico State University is developing protocols to test wastewater samples as a possible method for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The … more
As New Mexico chile producers braced for the summer harvest season, New Mexico State University welcomed a new chile pepper researcher into its fold.Dennis Nicuh Lozada, an assistant professor in the … more
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