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Dirt Bikes, New Mexico Trails, and Fatherly Love

Putting on a helmet and hearing the sound of a revving dirt bike engine bring back the best memories for…
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Cars racing at Vado Speedway.

Rev Your Engines At Vado Speedway

Let’s wave the green flag, tell the pace car to move aside, and watch the “alphabet soup” preliminary racers take…
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close up of bloom from a calliandra eriophylla

Fill Your Garden With Colorful Perennials

When I planted my permanent garden decades ago, I chose only native and drought-tolerant perennials. I considered annuals to be…
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midsummer celebration at Stone Hedge

Midsummer Traditions: Celebrating the Longest Day of the year

Rituals celebrating the beginning and end of the seasons are as old as mankind. Among them is the age-old observance…
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Make a Splash at the Lakes of New Mexico

Cool down and have some fun with family and friends by visiting one of New Mexico’s many lakes this summer.…
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the night sky and Cosmic campground of a group of stars appearing to be green

Cosmic Campground: Rare Dark Sky Sanctuary Makes the Night Sky Visible to All

If you think you’ve seen everything that shines in New Mexico, just look up at the night sky from Cosmic…
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view of organ mountains from mesilla valley bosque state park

An Outdoor Retreat Beckons on Outskirts of Town

As recently as 150 years ago, the Rio Grande twisted and turned like a giant slithering snake across the meadows…
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two bird watchers looking to spot some birds at the Christmas Bird Count

Top 10 Places to Go Bird Watching Around Las Cruces

According to the New Mexico Ornithological Society, 549 species of birds have been recorded in New Mexico, making the Land…
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8 Native Plant Hikes in the Las Cruces Area

Both the City of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County have proclaimed April 18 – 24 as Native Plant Week,…
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