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Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Army made the decision to cancel this year's Bataan Memorial Death March scheduled for March 15, in response to the  COVID-19 threat. more
Culture, skill, and entertainment are the focus of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s 21st-annual Cowboy Days celebration. The fun is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 … more
For those who would like to explore a new area of the Gila National Forest while making a difference Heart of the Gila (HOTG) is gearing up for its spring 2020 Trails Partnership projects. … more
A decade before the Soviet Union sent Sputnik into space, White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico launched the first Aerobee rocket, a platform that would eventually carry animals. Lifting off with … more
My name is Agustín Beltran Gutierrez. In the February issue of “Desert Exposure” I saw an article that talked about a man named Francisco Beltran, who is my older brother. Like … more
As artist in residence for Western New Mexico University, João Galera has come to New Mexico from Brazil to create an art project of significant proportions. “The idea is to work with … more
Once upon a time there was a girl of 18 who was full of spit and vinegar. She had an abundance of energy, was not afraid of saying what she thought and walked with a bounce in her step which made her … more
 Last year’s seventh annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival (LCCMF) will be the last in a series that humbly began back in 2013. Due to rising entertainer fees and a trend of dwindling ticket sales over the past couple years, Visit Las Cruces has decided to hang up its cowboy hat. more
Learn about the death of Pat Garrett during a Culture Series presentation at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The presentation by local historian David Thomas is free and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s theater. more
Saturday, Feb. 15 is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet has two promotions to celebrate Territorial Charter Day. They are the Urban Challenge Fun Run and Love Local. more
Kids are funny. My granddaughter, now five, will ask me “Guess what?” with a mischievous grin. more
Lepus, the Hare, hangs a third of the way up in our southeastern sky as it gets dark on these February evenings. The central star is Arneb, the brightest star in the constellation. The other stars in the constellation form a pinwheel around it. Lepus is the 51st constellation in size among the 88 official constellations with only 290-square degrees. more
The forklift didn't go to the moon, but a simple misunderstanding illustrates the respect and credence that the public gives museums. more
Lots of places like to say they are a hidden gem. But Prehistoric Trackways National Monument really fits that billing. more
Back in 2005, a group of local musicians decided they wanted to keep the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s alive and kicking in the Mesilla Valley, so they formed a band called “Remember Then.” more
In an art/performance collaboration called “nest(ing)” artist Saul Ramirez has brought together the arts – poetry, performing and visual – into one space at the Cruces Creatives world. The event is taking place every Friday in January starting around 6 p.m., he said. Cruces Creatives is located at 205 E. Lohman Ave. in Las Cruces. more
Road trips around the state give curious motorists a chance to peruse the many fine New Mexican radio stations that have been popping up in increasing numbers over recent years. A far cry from the top-40 commercial enterprises that dominate American airwaves, these independent stations offer a glimpse into the lives of the people who occupy the landscape. more
Five years ago this month, our company published its first edition of Desert Exposure, after we purchased the publication from David and Lisa Fryxell. more
On Feb. 22 the 27th Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) begins with science, technology, engineering and math workshops for girls in Grades 5 to 8 in southwest New Mexico. The full day of hands-on science and technology workshops takes place on the campus of Western New Mexico University in Silver City. more
In April 2018, the National Park Service announced service-wide fee increases for all entrance-fee charging parks. Therefore, White Sands has modified its entrance fees to fully incorporate the new entrance fee schedule and provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. All the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service, with 80 percent of the revenue staying at White Sands. more
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