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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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In December, Tularosa hosts a holiday event not seen before in the Tularosa Basin. “Ronda Los Carrozas de Cifuentes” is a free program open to the public offering a presentation of traditional popular music from the rural Castile region in Spain, the Christmas rondas. more
To refer to Tresa VanWinkle as a visionary makes her uncomfortable but that is what she is. more
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. more
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. more
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. more
“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. more
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. more
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. more
“HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market” returns for the sixth year at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum with more demonstrations, more samples, food trucks and many new vendors. more
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As you walk around the ghost town at Lake Valley, you can almost feel the presence of the miners, saloon keepers, teachers, preachers and others who inhabited this once bustling mining town. The Lake Valley Historic Townsite is located about 30 miles northwest of Hatch. more
The lighted Christmas parade in Silver City begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. This year there is not a theme, to make it easier for groups to participate. more
Virus Theater’s next spectacular production comes to audiences Nov. 8-23 with a new interpretation of Carlos Gozzi’s “The Green Bird,” directed by Teresa Dahl-Bredine. more
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park brings alive history from the wild frontier days before New Mexico was a state. The park is located 8 miles south of Alamogordo on U.S. 54. It also features hiking and camping in the surprisingly lush Dog Canyon area of the foothills of the Sacramento Mountains. more
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