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Imagine yourself as a law-enforcement dispatcher. The hours are long, and don’t expect a nine-to-five schedule. The stress is high. Your every action on the radio and phone is scrutinized. … more
Overhead on these July evenings, Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is a small constellation of mostly fourth magnitude stars forming a semicircle opening to the east toward Hercules. Greek … more
The City of Alamogordo’s annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, a community tradition for more than 40 years, is scheduled for Saturday, July 4. Coordinated by the New Mexico Museum of Space … 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
I have watched and know many law enforcements officers who have behaved in extraordinarily kind and compassionate ways. They have responded with care to dangerous situations and shown compassion to … 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
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
Do your thoughts seem a little more philosophical than usual lately? About life and time and family and friendships and what it all means? Past events and decisions and how they shaped your life? The world and how we fit into it? more
Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Acres: 6,600 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 179 Containment: 25% 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
Do your thoughts seem a little more philosophical than usual lately? About life and time and family and friendships and what it all means? Past events and decisions and how they shaped your life? The … more
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
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