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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
I had been looking for volunteer opportunities in Africa for about 12 years. A place where I could make a difference and work hands-on with animals. I stumbled upon the Center for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (C.A.R.E.) site and really liked what I read, so I saved it on my computer. Over the years, I would visit the site and each time I felt more connected to their cause. more
An evening of performances will feature a collaboration of poets, musicians, and actors from Silver City Community Theater exploring how immigration and border issues affect our lives and communities. more
Following a 615-mile, two-day drive taking me through Dona Ana, Socorro, Catron and Grant counties, I present my New Year’s resolutions for 2020: more
The Silver City CLAY Festival annual fundraiser, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, is from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 West Broadway in downtown Silver City. more
In mid-August 2020, NASA is sending a new generation rover to Mars as part of the Mars Exploration Program. The mission will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, collect samples for future return to Earth, and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet. more
NASA’s Boeing Starliner landed safely at White Sands Missile Range Space Harbor at 5:58 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Personnel checked out the contents of the capsule, dubbed “Calypso” by astronaut Sunny Williams, who is slated to man the spacecraft next time it goes up. more
A Pop-Up art event showcased the work of 69 local artists Dec. 12-15 at the Bank of the West building in downtown Las Cruces. more
On Sunday, Dec. 22, hundreds of residents will kick off the holiday of Chanukah to observe the kindling of the menorah, at Light Up Downtown, which has become one of the largest Chanukah celebrations in the region, said Rabbi Bery Schmukler, co-director at Chabad Jewish Center of Las Cruces. more
Three Silver City writers won prestigious 2019 New Mexico-Arizona book awards. Sharlene Daugherty’s book, She Faces Her Enemy (Dorrence Press) was a finalist in two categories: biography and multicultural. Kate Rauner’s science fiction book, Titan: Colonizing Saturn’s Moon, was a finalist in efiction. E J Randolph’s science fiction books, The Ambassador Calls Twice and No Charity were finalists in efiction. At the awards banquet in Albuquerque, the NM/AZ Book Co-op announced The Ambassador Calls Twice won its NM efiction category. more
Back in the early days of dial-up internet (for the younger readers, you used to have to dial into an internet connection using your land-based phone line. This connection was limited in speed due to the bandwidth limits of the phone line) it could take you 15 minutes or more just to download one picture. more
Where have all the migrants gone? For some months now, the extraordinary program put together by the city of Deming has been empty. When I last visited, the cots were in neat rows, the storeroom was full of blankets, clothing and hygienic items like toothbrushes, and volunteers were ready to assist. On the walls there were large welcoming banners in Spanish, Portuguese and English. more
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