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I’d just about had enough. I leaned back in my favorite comfy chair, the red one that creaks when I shoot my legs out across the floor. A sigh of exasperation escaped me as I put down the … 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
The proprietor of a small, old hotel not far from the Continental Divide walks across the lobby of his establishment and greets the only guest, who is also walking through. They stop and the guest … more
There’s been a quarantine in place in Mexico that is more or less the duplicate of that on the U.S. side and governed by international rules. On both sides the coronavirus is being taken … more
Some Las Cruces authors put their elbow grease and bum glue to work to create some interesting books. 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
The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) has re-opened. more
In anticipation of an eventual easing of stay-at-home instructions, the nonprofit conservation organization New Mexico Wild has launched the online New Mexico Wild Hiking Guide featuring descriptions of more than 100 trails, at least one in each wilderness area in the state. more
Did you know southern New Mexico contains parts of five geologic provinces and contains rocks that are nearly two billion years old? more
Alyssa Newton grew up in Las Cruces and always loved the country/pop sound. “I grew up on Taylor Swift,” she said. “I was … more
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
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