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The 26th Annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference, Nov. 6-10, focuses on education and entertainment, with approximately 400 students attending workshops in mariachi music, voice and folkloric dance. All proceeds support the New Mexico Advocates for the Arts. more
A textile sale featuring more than 700 unique and beautiful textiles from the collections of 30 donors will be Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the University Museum, Kent Hall, on the NMSU campus. The museum and Weaving for Justice are sponsoring the fifth annual Textile Sale to Benefit Maya Youth. There is no charge to attend, and NMSU students will receive a 20 percent discount on items for sale. In addition to textiles from Guatemala and Mexico, the sale will include items from the Andes and other parts of Latin America, including huipils (women’s blouses), yardage of cloth, table runners, jewelry, books, purses, story cloths, and tourist items. more
New Mexico is invited to Meteoric Truth or Consequences Oct. 18-20 for a desert carnival for the mind including films, art, sound, ideas and revelry. Event organizer Kyle Cunningham said he is excited to bring new ways of storytelling to Truth or Consequences, working with local artists and filmmakers as well as friends from New York to bring a truly eclectic event to New Mexico. more
An iconic figure at one of Las Cruces’ most popular annual events won’t be there this year – or likely ever again. more
From 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, the Chiricahua Gallery is sponsoring Cowboy Poetry in Rodeo. Eight performers join for a two-hour program of poetry, storytelling and music. more
a)s p..."A"© e Studio•Art•Gallery turns 10 years old on Oct. 9. An Art Party Celebr"A"tion will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 11 at the gallery which is located at 110 West 7th St. in Silver City. more
Goatscaping, or the art of using goats to maintain property, has been around since Adam was knee high to a June bug. Goats are tough, notorious for eating pretty much anything and are relatively easy to manage. more
I received a lot of feedback on my last article on forgiveness. People came up to me and said how could I forgive such a person? Was I exonerating him for what he had done? A little recap. Last month I wrote about my stepfather, Tobie, and how when I was a young child 6 years old until I was 13 years old, he used to beat me often with a belt. I can only surmise it was because I didn’t act like how a boy should act. I played with dolls, played “house” with the neighborhood girls, cried easily, and, in general, I just didn’t act like a boy. more
I must preface this by admitting that I have never been a dog owner, and don’t plan to become one. But when one of our regulars came into the office here at Rose Valley and said, “I swear, every RV in my row has a dog in it except mine!” I began wondering. Why make RVing more difficult and inconvenient by dragging a dog along? I mean, the kids are finally gone, so why make life more complicated? more
Teachers, students and the general public are invited to register now at www.smokeybearlive.org to take part in SmokeyBearLIVE, a virtual field trip live from Capitan – Smokey Bear’s birthplace. more
“Where is everyone?” I asked the two young women at the migrant shelter in Deming. The armory was full of neatly arrayed cots, but they were all empty. Other than a few occasional Brazilians, this superbly organized and staffed facility has been abandoned by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). In mid-May, the CBP simply dumped several hundred migrants there leaving their care in the hands of the residents of this small town of about 14,000. The response, however, was been extraordinary. Managed by officials from the city and the fire department as well as numerous volunteers, Deming has provided these migrants with a unique level of care. It’s tragic to hear the President complain about the need for more facilities and to know that the care in the federal facilities is awful when a superb program like Deming’s has been largely abandoned. more
White Sands Missile Range will open Trinity Site to the public for the second of two annual open houses, Oct. 5. Trinity Site is where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time July 16, 1945. more
Planning for the 2019 Silver City Dia de los Muertos multi-day celebration is underway and applications are open for Food and Beverage vendors as well as Artisan vendors for the Oct. 27th Street Festival. more
A century ago, the sports world was shaken by scandal, the “fixing” of the World Series by members of the Chicago White Sox, who allegedly conspired with professional gamblers to lose to a much inferior Cincinnati Reds team in the Fall Classic. more
Robert Highsmith worked with the Cutter Gallery in Las Cruces for 16 years. more
After 19 years, countless students, more than 50 productions and three locations, Dalí Ballet Company of Ruidoso, formerly Ruidoso Dance Ensemble, turns the leotards, tap shoes, ballet barres, hopes and dreams of young dancers to a new generation. more
The 14th Annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, from at the San Lorenzo School, 2655 Highway 35. more
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” So said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, 2500 years ago. In current, gender-neutral language: “You never step into the same river twice.” more
There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: The Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. This year, the annual celebration begins on Sept. 17. more
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