On the Shelf

Local Authors Honored

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.
Talk Nerdy to Me

It’s a Whole New World

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.
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Postcard from the edge

Where is Chef Connoley?

Lauri and Ed Jasinski met up with Chef Rob Connoley from the Curious Kumquat at his new restaurant, Bulrush, in St. Louis. The had a great time and a great meal.
Editor’s Notebook

Scattergories

I love movies/shows and I love books. But these things are not the same. They touch the soul at different levels, work on the brain in twists and turns that make us think in different ways. Until recently, after a conversation with my critical, analytic youngest son (age 18), I naively thought the way most of us experience these things is similar. But, never assume, I must once again remind myself.
TALK NERDY TO ME

Fortnite Transcends Web

Fortnite is one of those rare games that has transcended the online world. Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games back in 2017. It is a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players strive to be the sole survivor. Fortnite boasts a player base of more than 250 million players and earns hundreds of millions of dollars per month.
NATIVE ROOTS

Benefits of Fall and Winter Planting

“Can I still plant this late?” Is a common query I get in the fall at the Silver City Farmers Market. We are all eager to plant in the spring, we are itching to be outside in the warm sun, tired of the cold nights and imagining our gardens full of blooms and pollinators.
ARTS EXPOSURE

Moving Mimbres Art into the Present

Jesse Kriegel has contributed a lot to the proliferation of Mimbres symbolism and art in Deming  – on an underpass for the train tracks, on a public building, and at Peppers Supermarket, where there’s an especially ambitious mural that’s worth seeking out.
ON THE AIR WAVES

Community Radio Shines

Nan Rubin moved to Las Cruces to retire six years ago. Not even settled in, the first week here, she got a call from a local group wanting to file an application for a community radio station. An opening had come up with the FCC, and the application had to be filed fast and while the Southwest Environmental Center knew it would be important to the area, they had no experience with radio. Rubin, on the other hand, had a lifetime of experience.