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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will re-enact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in … more
“Killing Pat Garrett, The Wild West's Most Famous Lawman - Murder or Self-Defense?” tells the historic and tragic history of Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett, who was born June 5, 1850 in … 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
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
Sometimes when Arnold McMillan went to Hatch to buy and roast his green chile, some 35 years back, there would be red chile pods caught up in the green ones and he would just roast those too. Then he found the flavor improved. 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
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
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