Publisher’s Notebook

Looking back, looking ahead

Five years ago this month, our company published its first edition of Desert Exposure, after we purchased the publication from David and Lisa Fryxell.
Cost of Beauty

White Sands Fees Go Up

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 stories from the issue
Tumbleweeds

Mid-Life Crisis

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.
On Stage

Social Justice Event

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.
Editor’s Notebook

Resolutions or Not

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:
Fundraising Fun

Give and Play

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.
Suborbital

Reaching the Stars

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.

Starliner lands at Space Harbor

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.