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In the 17th century, ships would sail into Venice from far-off lands, bringing exotic goods and exotic diseases. The Venetian authorities enforced forty days (quaranta giorni) of isolation, keeping … more
I have an accent, they say. Well yes, I grew up in Europe, though was born in Connecticut. My first trip to New Mexico was two months ago when I followed the love of my life here. We packed up the … more
It took us some time to get used to this new normal, but I hope by now we’ve all come to accept these circumstances and move on. Personally, hiking has given me a sense of normalcy these days … more
“I say with pride that I was born with the soul of a gypsy. For me, the term gypsy is one of endearment. It speaks of fierce independence, curiosity, restlessness, and a willingness to try most … more
No child will miss a school-provided meal due to remote learning to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Public Education Department said in a press release. Since in-person instruction … more
Aerospace States Association (ASA) New Mexico Chair, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, has appointed Casey Anglada DeRaad, CEO, NewSpace New Mexico, and Joe Bullington, … more
New Mexico State University art student Analinda Gonzalez has turned one of the hardest experiences of her life into an impactful piece of art. Inspired by her father’s deportation at a young … more
In New Mexico, all children enrolled in school from kindergarten to grade 12 have to have their vaccinationS said Shawna Bailey, Coordinator of Health Services for Las Cruces … more
My sculpture of Billy the Kid began as a joke some 20 years ago: Pat Beckett, (founder of COAS Books in downtown Las Cruces) and I were talking about the plight of our blighted downtown. Pat said a … more
Archaeological excavations were conducted at the Alexander MacSween House ruins in Lincoln State Historical Monument 1986-88 by Human Systems Research, Inc. A public education program was included that focused on the reality versus the myths associated with Billy the Kid. more
Fay Lisk was 12 years old and fast asleep at 5:30 a.m., July 16, 1945, when her mother was outside doing something and saw a big flash in the sky. Their family lived on a ranch some 45 miles north of … more
Three hundred fifty-six deaths in Juárez, 437 deaths in the state of Chihuahua. – El Diario, June 12, 2020.   “There are 1,525 deaths from the virus in … 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.   For Independence Day celebrations, including fireworks, see Page 17. For information about the Silver City CLAY Festival, see … more
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday extended the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 and issued a severe warning about the risk of New Mexico being … more
What’s the most unusual hobby you can think of in Las Cruces? How about bee rescuer? Long-time Las Cruces Potters Guild member Jan Archey and her husband, James, work with Dr. Chris Cramer, a professor in New Mexico State University’s Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, and his wife, Krista Michael, to rescue bees. more
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is increasing … more
With the easing of public health and safety restrictions enacted by State of New Mexico health officials, the Bureau of Land Management today announced that the Las Cruces District Office is increasing recreational access and services at some recreation sites… more
Have you ever rightly considered what the mere ability to read means? That it is the key which admits us to the whole world of thought and fancy and imagination? To the company of saint and sage, of … more
After more than 35 years working in the packaging industry, Bruce Wilson of Silver City is in his second career. At 74 he is writing books. Growing up in California, serving in the Navy, then … more
Every year, Las Cruces comes together in creativity and adventure to build watercraft out of recycled materials and launch on Father’s Day weekend for a raucous float down the Rio Grande. more
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