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              moseying along the trail in the Gila Forest               Catron County

Doņa Ana County
Las Cruces, NM
Old Mesilla, NM
Columbus, NM

Grant County [Silver City]

Hidalgo County [Lordsburg]

Luna County [Deming]

Sierra County
Truth or Consequences, NM


Southern New Mexico Travel & Tourism
Old West Country {Southwest NM}
Geronimo Scenic Trail in Southwest New Mexico
Frontera Land Alliance [est. 2004] for West Texas and Southern New Mexico

flag of the State of New Mexico

Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Congresswoman N.M. 1st District [since 2013; Dem], re-election campaign website
meathead Republican Steve Pearce, incumbent U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District
Ben R. Luján, U.S. Congressman N.M. 3rd District [Dem] re-election campaign website

U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District 2016 Democratic candidate Merrie Lee Soules campaign website

Southwestern New Mexico Mining Towns book by Jane Bardal  "Southwestern New Mexico Mining Towns
(Postcard History Series)" [2011]
by Jane Bardal

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [1/2011] for $16.49
Women of Southern New Mexico book edited by Martha Shipman Andrews  
"Out of the Shadows: The Women of Southern New Mexico" [2012]
Edited by Martha Shipman Andrews

Rio Grande Books 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $17.95

The Border Counties
On Friday 12 August 2005, Gov. Bill Richardson declared an emergency in four counties along the border with Mexico, releasing funds to combat
increased crime in the area. The counties are Doņa Ana, Luna, Grant & Hidalgo, a stretch of 180 miles between Texas and Arizona.
[The following Monday, Arizona's Governor Janet Napolitano did the same.]
New Mexico Office of Homeland Security [est. March 2003]


Hidalgo County in New Mexico [est. 1919]
Hidalgo County, New Mexico covers 3,446 square miles; the population is 5,932 (per 2000 census).
Hidalgo County, New Mexico official website
Lordsburg [NM] - Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce
Hidalgo County Fair & Ranch Rodeo [August]

City of Lordsburg, New Mexico [est.1880]
Kranberry's Family Restaurant in Lordsburg, New Mexico
Independent Lordsburg Liberal newspaper [est. 1887] in Lordsburg, New Mexico
Hidalgo County [NM] Herald newspaper in Lordsburg, New Mexico
Lordsburg [NM] Tejano Fiesta [Sept 2007 = #9]

Town of Rodeo, New Mexico [est.1902]
Rodeo [NM] Cottages
Mountain Valley Lodge in Rodeo, New Mexico
Chiricahua Gallery in Rodeo, New Mexico
painter-sculptor Roger McKasson of Rodeo, New Mexico
Wolfsong Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary [relocated 2000] near Rodeo, New Mexico

ghost town of Shakespeare, New Mexico [est. 1856]
Stein's Railroad Ghost Town, New Mexico [est. 1880s]

Town of Animas, New Mexico
Willie Upshaw's Nightmare Cafe in Animas, New Mexico

ghost town of Playas, New Mexico
the Phelps Dodge copper smelter closed in 1999
Playas Research and Training Center (PRTC) of the Homeland Security Dept. [est.2000]


Catron County in New Mexico
Catron County, New Mexico covers 6,898 square miles; population: 3,800 (2000 estimate).
Catron County [NM] Chamber of Commerce
Democratic Party of Catron County, New Mexico
Community Network for Catron County, New Mexico
Catron County [NM] Citizens Group (based in Reserve, NM)

Datil, New Mexico 87821
There is only ONE traffic light in all of Catron County, which is a four-way blinking red [STOP] light in Datil, New Mexico
Datil [NM] Dining Room
Piņon Pine Cabins in Datil, New Mexico
Good Earth Realty in Datil, New Mexico
Mojave Academy School [est. 2001] in Datil, New Mexico is run by the Scientology pseudo-religion [est. 1953]
Double Circle Ranch near Datil, New Mexico

Village of Pie Town, New Mexico 87827 [est. 1922]
Pie Town [NM] Community Council official website
the other Pie Town, New Mexico website
best french fries in New Mexico!  Daily Pie Cafe [est. 2001] in Pie Town, New Mexico
Pie-O-Neer Café [est. 1995] in Pie Town, New Mexico
Pie Town, New Mexico Pie Festival [2nd Saturday of September; 2010 = #30]
Stella Vista Lodge, near Pie Town, New Mexico
Ponderosa Views Ranch (15-20 acre parcels), near Pie Town, New Mexico

"A Piece of Pie" [Tough Cookie Prodns Dec 2006]
15-minute color film directed by Janet Davidson; a driver gets a flat tire
just outside Pie Town, New Mexico (pop. 200); full credits from IMDb

"Welcome Back To Pie Town" [HarperCollins 2012 novel] by Lynne Hinton
winner New Mexico-Arizona Book Award 2012

Town of Quemado, New Mexico [est. 1880]
Quemado Auxiliary Independence Day Festivities [est. 2009]
Raven Mercantile gallery in Quemado, New Mexico
Sarape Cafe in Quemado, New Mexico
gigantic burgers & sandwiches, great coffee, same outstanding french fries as in Pie Town  Largo Motel & Café in Quemado, New Mexico
Chuck Wagon Cafe in Quemado, New Mexico
Catron Supply in Quemado, New Mexico
Hooper Cattle Company, based in Quemado, New Mexico
Cimarron Ranch Land Office, west of Quemado, New Mexico
Spring Canyon Ranch (3-8 acre lots}, west of Quemado, New Mexico

Gila National Forest [est. 1924]
Maynard Guest Ranch near Luna, New Mexico
Timberline Outfitters in Luna, New Mexico

Apache Creek [NM] Hunters Lodge
Apache Creek [NM] Deaf & Youth Ranch

The Rivers B&B in Reserve, New Mexico
Uncle Bill's Bar on Main Street in Reserve, New Mexico
Henry's Corner C-store on Main Street in Reserve, New Mexico
Black Gold Emporium on Main Street in Reserve, New Mexico
Ella's Cafe on Main Street in Reserve, New Mexico
Jodie's Diner on Main Street in Reserve, New Mexico
Elk Country cafe on Main Street in Reserve, New Mexico
The Rode Inn & Suites in Reserve, New Mexico
K.Z.X.Q. 104.5-FM oldies music radio in Reserve, New Mexico
N Bar Ranch / Outlaw Land & Cattle Co. near Reserve, New Mexico

Glenwood Area [NM] Chamber of Commerce
The Glenwood Gazette monthly free paper [est. 9/2010]
Dutch Oven Cook-Off [April 2014 = #12] in Glenwood, New Mexico
W.S. Land & Cattle Co. [est. 1880] guest ranch, near Glenwood, New Mexico

ghost town of Mogollon, New Mexico [est. 1876]
Purple Onion Cafe [post office 1900-65; opened 2002] in Mogollon, New Mexico
Mogollon Museum [built 1905; opened 1950]
Mogollon Theater [circa 1900]
Mogollon Artisans Gallery

Western town of Gabriella, New Mexico [ann. 7/2016]  main street of Gabriella, New Mexico Western town in 2016 (click here for photograph in a new window)
photo gallery by Katagram Studios [est. 1973]


Grant County in New Mexico
Grant County, New Mexico covers 3,968 square miles; the population is 31,000 (per 2000 census).
official Grant County website
Silver City - Grant County Chamber of Commerce
Democratic Party of Grant County, New Mexico
Mimbres [NM] Region Arts Council
Grant County Beat [est. 2010] free online newspaper
Grant County Fairgrounds [est. 1962]
Grant County Fair [Aug 2015 = #107]

Town of Silver City, New Mexico 88061
[est. 1870, incorp. 1878]
Silver City, New Mexico official website
Silver City - Grant County Chamber of Commerce
Silver Web community portal
Silver City Style community portal
Silver City [NM] Museum [built 1881; opened 1967], 312 W Broadway Street
Silver City [NM] MainStreet Project
Silver City [NM] Daily Press
Silver City [NM] Sun-News newspaper
free Desert Exposure monthly newspaper for Southwest New Mexico
Western New Mexico University [est. 1893] in Silver City, NM
Mustangs athletic teams of Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM
W.N.M.U. - Silver City Intl. Film Society [est. 1994] {defunct 2015}
Silco Theater [built 1923], 311 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, New Mexico
The Bakshi School of Animation & Cartooning [est. 2004] in Silver City, New Mexico
Silver Bowling Center, 2020 Memory Lane in Silver City, New Mexico
Hester House Candy & Gift Shop [est. 1971] in Silver City, New Mexico
Gila Books regional publisher [est. 2004] in Silver City, New Mexico
Zia Publishing & Graphic Design in Silver City, New Mexico
High-Lonesome Bookshop [est. 1986] in Silver City, New Mexico
The Curious Kumquat Market [est. 2004], 111 E. College Avenue in Silver City, New Mexico

Red Paint Powwow [Jan 2014 = #11] skipped 2016
Blues & Bikes Festival [Memorial Day Weekend 2016 = #21] in Silver City, New Mexico
Silver City Clay Festival [#5 = July 2016]
Silver City [NM] Short Film Festival [Sept 2008 = #3] {defunct 2015}
Gila River Festival [Sept 2015 = #11]
Southwest Festival of The Written Word [Oct 2015] in Silver City, New Mexico
Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival [#10 = Oct 2015]
Annual Victorian Frontier Christmas [Dec 2015 = #31] in Silver City, New Mexico

Adobe Springs Cafe, 1617 Silver Heights Blvd. in Silver City, NM
Alotta Gelato Italian ice cream shop, 619 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
BLACK STAR: CLOSED? lousy web reviews (2014), website given up (2015)  Billy’s BBQ & Wood Fired Pizza, 2138 E. Highway 180 in Silver City, NM
Buffalo Bar & Dancehall [built 1883], 211 N. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Café At The Kumquat [est. 2008], 111 E. College Avenue in Silver City, NM
Copper Creek Ranch Chuck Wagon Supper & Western Show in Silver City, NM
Corner Cafe, 200 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Dairy Queen, 12th Street & Hudson in Silver City, NM,
Diane's Restaurant & Bakery, 510 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
El Paisano Restaurant, 802 E. 15th Street in Silver City, NM,
Jalisco Cafe Mexican Food, 100 So. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Java The Hut Espresso & Coffee Shop, 611-A No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Javalina Coffee House, 201 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Nancy's Silver Café, 514 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Peace Meal Cooperative vegetarian deli [est. 2007], 601 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Red Barn Family Steakhouse & Lounge, 708 Silver Heights Blvd. in Silver City, NM
Rejuvenations Cafe {with free wi-fi}, 210 No. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Shevek & Co. Restaurant, 602 No. Bullard Street in Downtown Silver City, NM
Silver City Brewing Co., 101 E. College Avenue in Silver City, NM { closed pre-2013 }
Sunrise Espresso, 1500 No. Hudson Street in Silver City, NM
The Twisted Vine Restaurant, 108 E. Broadway Street in Downtown Silver City, NM
Vicki's Eatery, 315 No. Texas Street in Silver City, NM
Yankie Creek Coffee House & Gallery, 112 Yankie Street in Silver City, NM

Copper Manor Motel, 710 Silver Heights Blvd. in Silver City, NM
Drifter Motel & Restaurant & Lounge, 711 Silver Heights Blvd. in Silver City, NM
historic Palace Hotel [built 1882, restored 1990] in Silver City, NM
Carriage House Cottage [circa 1917] B&B, 603 Black Street in Silver City, NM
The Inn on Broadway, 411 W. Broadway in Silver City, NM

Silver City [NM] Gallery Assn.
San Vicente Artists of Silver City, NM
Azurite Gallery, 110 W. Broadway in Silver City, NM
Blue Dome Gallery, 307 N. Texas Street in Silver City, NM
Common Ground Gallery, 102 W. Kelly Place in Silver City, NM
Copper Quail Gallery, 211-A No. Texas Street in Silver City, NM
painter Lois Duffy'a gallery, 211-C No. Texas Street in Silver City, NM
Anthony Howell Graphic Design & Gallery, 200 W. Market Street in Silver City, NM
Hutchings Fine Art, 211-B No. Texas Street in Silver City, NM
Moonstruck Art, 106 W. Yankie Street in Silver City, NM
Ol' West Gallery & Mercantile, 104 W. Broadway Street in Silver City, NM
Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie Street in Silver City, NM
Silver Spirit Gallery [est. 2004], 109 N. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Susan Szajer's Yello on Yankie Gallery, 108 W. Yankie Street in Silver City, NM
Tatiana Maria Gallery, 305-307 N. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM
Two Spirits Gallery, 311 N. Bullard Street in Silver City, NM

Nature Conservancy's Bear Mountain Lodge [built 1928] outside Silver City, NM
Blue Dome Gallery annex at Bear Mountain Lodge {ann. Summer 2010}
Grey Feathers Lodge B&B outside Silver City, NM
open Friday & Saturday nights from late May to early September  Copper Creek Ranch Western Dinner Show, east of Silver City, NM

Gila Conservation Coalition [est. 1984] of New Mexico
Mountain Mesa B&B near Cliff, NM
Fort Bayard [est. 1866] Preservation Society {parked 10/2007}
A.I.R. Coffee Company [est. 1993] in Bayard, NM
La Mexicana Restaurant, 708 Hurley Avenue in Bayard, NM
La Parrilla Mexican Buffet, 106½ Hurley Avenue in Bayard, NM

Casitas de Gila B&B near Gila, NM
Double E Guest Ranch near Gila, NM
Gila River House near Gila, NM
Wilderness Lodge at Gila Hot Springs, NM
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument [est. 1907] in SE New Mexico
The Cottage of Whispering Canyon B&B in Hanover, NM
historic mining town of Pinos Altos, NM
Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House [est. 1860s] in Pinos Altos, NM
Trappers Restaurant in Pinos Altos, NM
Bear Creek Cabins, Ltd. outside Pinos Altos, NM
Faywood [NM] Hot Springs [est. 1861; reopened 1993]

Gila Country Legend Quentin Hulse book by Nancy Coggeshall  
"Gila Country Legend: Life & Times of Quentin Hulse" [2009]
by Nancy Coggeshall

Univ NM Press hardcover [10/2009] for $19.77
winner 2010 New Mexico Book Award for Best First Book
Fire Season Wilderness Lookout book by Philip Connors  "Fire Season: Field Notes From A Wilderness Lookout" [2011]
by Philip Connors

Over a decade, former Wall Street Journal reporter Connors spent half
of each year in a firewatch tower at 10,000 feet elevation in remote
Gila National Forest, in western New Mexico.

Ecco Press hardcover [4/2011] for $14.55

official seal of Sierra County, New Mexico
Sierra County in New Mexico
Sierra County, New Mexico covers 4,236 square miles; the population is 13,270 (per 2000 census).
Sierra County, New Mexico official website
Democratic Party of Sierra County, New Mexico
Sierra County [NM] Arts Council
Sierra County [NM] Online Community Guide
Sierra County [NM] Tourism Information

Sierra County [NM] Sentinel weekly newspaper [est. 1967]

St. Cloud Mining Co. [est. 1968] in Winston, New Mexico

ghost town of Chloride, New Mexico [incorp. 1881]
Pioneer Store Museum [built 1880] in Chloride, New Mexico
Monte Cristo Saloon & Dance Hall [built 1880] in Chloride, NM is now a gift shop
Chloride, New Mexico history page
Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway in New Mexico

Elephant Butte [NM] Chamber of Commerce
Elephant Butte [NM] Inn & Spa
New Mexico Water Service Co. [est. 2002] serving parts of Bernalillo, Sierra & Valencia Counties

City of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Incorporated as Hot Springs, New Mexico in 1916; became county seat in 1937; renamed in 1950.
"T or C" is quiet on the surface, but considered by federal lawmen to be the 'most corrupt small town in America'.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico official website
Chamber of Commerce of City of Truth or Consequences & Sierra County, NM [est. 1929]
K.C.H.S. 1400-AM & 101.9-FM gospel & country music [est. 1946]
weekly Desert Journal newspaper [est. May 2001] = defunct?

The Herald newspaper [est. 1929] of Truth or Consequences, NM
Truth or Consequences Fiesta [May; est. 1950]
Truth or Consequences [NM] Downtown Gallery District Assn.
Callahan's Auto Museum in Truth or Consequences, NM
Rio Bravo Fine Art, 110 E. Broadway Avenue in Truth or Consequences, NM
Hot Springs Festival [Sept 2010 = #2] in Downtown Truth or Consequences, NM
Chili Bowl Lanes & Lounge in Truth or Consequences, NM
Main Street Art Gallery in Truth or Consequences, NM
Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery [est. 1995] in Truth or Consequences, NM
El Cortez Theatre [built 1935, reopened 2007], 415 Main Street in Truth or Consequences, NM

BarBQue On Broadway Cafe, 308 No. Broadway Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Cafe BellaLuca Italian Restaurant, 303 Jones St in Downtown Truth or Consequences, NM
'Coffee Tea or C' internet cafe, 411 Main Street in Downtown Truth or Consequences, NM {closed?}
Happy Belly Deli, 313 No. Broadway Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Hilltop Cafe, 1301 No. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
La Cocina Restaurant, 1908 No. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
La Piņata Mexican Restaurant, 1990 So. Broadway Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Los Arcos Steak & Lobster House, 1400 No. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Pacific Grill, 800 No. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Rocky's Lounge, 315 No. Broadway Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Sam's Hillsboro Bar-B-Q, 106 W. Third Avenue in Truth or Consequences, NM
White Coyote Cafe vegetarian restaurant, 113 Main Street in Truth or Consequences, NM

Ace Lodge, 1302 No. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
The Belair Inn, 705 No. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Blackstone Hot Springs lodgings & baths [built circa 1930] in Truth or Consequences, NM
Charles Motel & Spa in Truth or Consequences, NM
Circle Motel in Truth or Consequences, NM
Desert View Motel in Truth or Consequences, NM
Fire Water Lodge B&B in Truth or Consequences, NM
Hot Springs Inn & K-Bob's Restaurant, 2260 No. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
Oasis Motel in Truth or Consequences, NM
Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences, NM
  Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa [built 1929 & 1937] in Truth or Consequences, NM

adjacent Town of Williamsburg, New Mexico
Rio Cafe, 618 So. Broadway Street in Williamsburg, NM {closed}
Rio Grande Motel {re-opened 2010}, 720 So. Broadway Street in Williamsburg, NM
Santa Fe Diner & Truck Stop, on So. Broadway Street in Williamsburg, NM

Village of Hillsboro, New Mexico [est. 1877]
Hillsboro, New Mexico official website
Hillsboro Court cafe
Hillsboro General Store & Cafe
Hillsboro [NM] Historical Society
Hillsboro [NM] Apple Festival [1968-2007]
Hillsboro [NM] Orchard & Sweetwood Bar-B-Que
The Enchanted Villa B&B Inn in Hillsboro, NM
Black Range Museum in Hillsboro, NM
LanderLand natural building services in Hillsboro, NM

Around Hillsboro, New Mexico book by Hillsboro Historical Society  
"Around Hillsboro, New Mexico (Images of America)" [2011]
by Hillsboro Historical Society, with Foreword by Max Evans

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [8/2011] for $17.15

ghost town of Kingston, New Mexico [est. 1882]
The Percha Bank Gallery & Museum in Kingston, NM
The Black Range Lodge B&B [built 1884] in Kingston, NM

New Mexico Spaceport Authority [est. 1/2006] at Upham, NM  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Virgin Galactic [deal with New Mexico announced 12/2005]
The X Prize: Foundation website + Prize website


Luna County in New Mexico [est. 1901]
Luna County, New Mexico covers 2,965 square miles; the population is 25,000 (per 2000 census).
Luna County, New Mexico official website
Democratic Party of Luna County, New Mexico
Deming / Luna County [NM] Chamber of Commerce
Southwestern New Mexico State Fair [Sept 2007 = #56] at Deming, New Mexico

City of Deming, New Mexico [est. 1881]: "pure water and fast ducks"
The Santa Fe Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad met in Deming in 1881.
City of Deming official website
Deming [NM] Headlight newspaper [est. 1891]
Deming-Luna-Mimbres Museum [built 1916; opened 1977] in Deming, New Mexico {closes at 4pm}
Circle S Western Emporium in Deming, New Mexico
Catalina's Restaurant in Deming, New Mexico
Hotel Baker in Deming, New Mexico
Holy Grounds Coffee Shoppe, 214 So. Copper Street in Deming, New Mexico
Balboa Motel in Deming, New Mexico
the burgers are gigantic   Patio Cafe at Pepper's Supermarket, 1521 Columbus Road in Deming, New Mexico
K.O.T.S.-AM 1230 country music radio in Deming, New Mexico
Great American Duck Races [Aug 2006 = #27] in Deming, New Mexico
Southern Pacific RR locomotive 0-6-0 No. 1221 in Deming, New Mexico
Southwest Vineyards [est. 1984] of Deming, New Mexico operates St. Clair Winery Bistro in 4 cities

Adobe Deli Steakhouse & Saloon, ten miles southeast of Deming, New Mexico

official seal of Doņa Ana County, New Mexico
Doņa Ana County in New Mexico
Doņa Ana County, New Mexico covers 3,185 square miles; the population is 175,000 (per 2000 census).
Doņa Ana County, New Mexico official website
Democratic Party of Doņa Ana County, New Mexico
Alexander Cotoia, 2012 candidate for County Commissioner
Doņa Ana County Arts Council [est. 1974]
Southern New Mexico State Fair [Oct] near Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mesilla Valley [dot] net directory
The Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance [est. 1994]

Village of Hatch, New Mexico
Hatch, New Mexico official website
Hatch [NM] Chamber of Commerce
Pie Quick Drive-In in Hatch, New Mexico
Valley Cafe in Hatch, New Mexico
Pepper Pot Cafe in Hatch, New Mexico
Sparky's Espresso [est. 2008] in Hatch, New Mexico
Sugar Bear's Bistro in Hatch, New Mexico
Hatch [NM] Chile Festival [Labor Day Weekend]

Radium Hot Springs [est. 1928], New Mexico 88054
Radium Hot Springs Inn [built 1931, restored & closed 2007] in Radium Springs, New Mexico
"Road Closed - Without Notice" 45-minute documentary [KRWG-TV 2007] by David James Baker
Country Cupboard Cafe, 827 Fort Selden Road in Radium Springs, New Mexico
Blue Moon Bar & Cantina, 13060 No. Highway 185 in Radium Springs, New Mexico
Fort Selden Hot Springs Resort [est. 1912]
Fort Selden [NM] General Store
Fort Selden Ruins State Monument

White Sands Test Facility [est. 1960]
White Sands National Monument [est. January 1933] in New Mexico

City of Las Cruces, New Mexico [est. 1849, incorp. 1907] ZIP 88001
Second-largest city in New Mexico, with a population of 92,000 (2008 estimate).
City of Las Cruces, New Mexico official website
City of Las Cruces [NM] Museum System
Greater Las Cruces, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Las Cruces, New Mexico C.V.B.
Las Cruces Convention Center [opened 3/2011]
Las Cruces Campus [est. 1888] of New Mexico State University
Hershel Zohn Theater, on the N.M.S.U. campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Aggies athletic teams of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Kahuna's Party Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Taylor Precision Products [est. 1851], 2220 Entrada del Sol in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 So. Telshor Blvd. in Las Cruces, New Mexico
artist David Rothermel in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Thomas Brannigan Memorial Library in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Lundeen & Assocs. Architects [est. 1971] in Las Cruces, New Mexico
The New Sun Lanes Bowling & Billiards in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Builders Source [est. 1993] in Albuquerque & Las Cruces, New Mexico
Command Bunker Military Supplies, 415 So. Valley Drive in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Highway 85 Trading Post, 4120 No. Valley Drive in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Harvey Farms, north of Las Cruces, New Mexico {land sold off in 2006}
The Muir Studio {movie & TV pre-production} in Las Cruces, New Mexico
MVS Studios & Gallery, 535 No. Main Street in Las Cruces, New Mexico
M. Phillip's Fine Art Gallery, 221 No. Main Street in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Aldershot Growers in Mesilla Park, New Mexico [ parked since 2005 ]
Toucan Market [est. 1999], 1701 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Shamrock / Southwest Cash & Carry store, 2489 No. Main Street in Las Cruces
Fifer Hobby Supply - N-Scale Model Trains, 1005 Cedardale Drive in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Positive Energy Solar [est. 1997] branch in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Rustics For Less furniture [], 750 No. Valley Drive in Las Cruces, New Mexico

historic Inn of The Arts B&B in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Smith Mansion [built 1914] B&B in Las Cruces, New Mexico
BLACK STAR: former dining facility Pancho Villa Café & Cantina closed down, then the Sapphire Bar & Grill closed down, current status unknown  Wyndham Ramada Palms de Las Cruces Hotel and Conference Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico
New Mexico Rail Road & Transportation Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces [NM] Symphony Orchestra

Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally [1992-2011] in Las Cruces, New Mexico was cancelled for 2012
Blazin' Brewfest [May 2014 = #2] in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Las Cruces [New Mexico] Country Music Festival [May 2016 = #4]
White Sands Intl. Film Festival [Sept 2014 = #10] in Las Cruces, NM
Las Cruces [NM] International Mariachi Conference [Nov 2012 = #19]

Kiva Patio Cafe, 600 E. Amador Avenue in Las Cruces, New Mexico            Garduņo's of Mexico Restaurant & Cantina [chain est. 1969], 705 Telshor Blvd. in Las Cruces, New Mexico
open 7am to 3pm daily, breakfast served all day  Break An Egg Restaurant, 201 S. Solano Drive in Las Cruces, NM
Caliche's Frozen Custard {chain} based in Las Cruces, NM
Casa Luna Italian Restaurant, 1340 E Lohman Avenue in Las Cruces { closed 2009 }
Charley's Grilled Subs {chain est. 1986}, at the Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces, NM
Chinese Gourmet Express {chain est. 1990}, at the Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces, NM
fine dining menu, wine & cocktails, twelve in-house craft brews on tap - reviewers claim lousy service  De La Vega's Pecan Grill & Brewery [], 500 So. Telshor Blvd. in Las Cruces
D.G.'s Deli, 1305 E. University Avenue {corner of Solano Drive} in Las Cruces, NM
Dublin's Street Pub [est. 2008], 1745 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, NM
Durango Bagels, 1495 So. Solano Drivein Las Cruces, NM
El Tiburon Restaurant, 504 E. Amador Avenue in Las Cruces, NM {website parked}
Grandy's Restaurant [chain est. 1972], 1345 El Paseo Road in Las Cruces, New Mexico
broad food menu; producing 27 hand-crafted lagers & ales, ten or so 'on tap' on rotation, plus draft root beer  High Desert Brewing Company, 1201 W. Hadley Avenue in Las Cruces, NM
Lorenzo's Italian Cafe, 741 No. Alameda Blvd. in Las Cruces, NM
Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant, 1753 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, NM
Milagro Coffee y Espresso, 1733 University Avenue in Las Cruces, NM { free wi-fi }
My Brother's Place Restaurant & Billiard Parlor, 336 So. Main Street in Las Cruces, NM
Old Town Restaurant, 1155 So. Valley Drive in Las Cruces, NM
Pancho Villa Café & Cantina at Ramada Hotel, 201 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces  { closed }
Pepe's Restaurant, 1405 W. Picacho Avenue in Las Cruces, NM
Red Mountain Cafe, 1120 Commerce Drive in Las Cruces, NM { free wi-fi }
The Sapphire Bar & Grill at Ramada Hotel, 201 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces  { closed }
The Shed aka The Old Mesilla Pastry Cafe, 810 So. Valley Drive in Las Cruces, NM
Shems Moroccan Restaurant, 1340 E Lohman Avenue in Las Cruces { closed 2011 }
Si Seņor Restaurant [est. 1984] - 2 locations in Las Cruces, NM
Spirit Winds Coffee Bar, 2260 So. Locust Street in Las Cruces, NM
Wingstop (chain), 1420 Missouri Avenue in Las Cruces, NM

COAS: My Bookstore [est. 1984] in Downtown Las Cruces, NM
Craig's Book Exchange in Las Cruces, NM { closed 2006 }
Chapter & Verse Bookstore, on El Paseo Road in Las Cruces, NM
Blue Note Book Exchange, on Idaho Avenue in Las Cruces, NM
Campus Book Store, off-campus at 1713 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, NM

Rio Grande Theatre [built 1926, restored 9/2005]
Allen Movie Theaters in Las Cruces, NM: Cineport 10, Telshor 12 & Video 4
Las Cruces [NM] Film Commission
Organ Mountain Film Festival [May 2006 = defunct] in Las Cruces, NM
White Sands Intl. Film Festival [Sept 2014 = #10] in Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces [NM] Sun-News
weekly Las Cruces [NM] Bulletin newspaper [est. 1969]
Las Cruces Magazine published by Mountain Dreams Publishing [est. 1995]

K.G.R.T. 103.9-FM 'K-Great' country music radio in Las Cruces, NM
K.H.Q.T. 103.1-FM 'Hot 103' hip-hop and R&B music radio in Las Cruces, NM
K.K.V.S. 98.7-FM 'Viva Vista' Mexicana music radio in Las Cruces, NM
K.M.B.N. 89.7-FM Moody Bible Institute radio in Las Cruces, NM
K.M.V.R. 104.9-FM 'Magic 105' pop rock radio in Las Cruces, NM
K.O.B.E. 1450-AM right-wing bilge radio in Las Cruces, NM
K.R.U.C. 88.9-FM Spanish Christian radio in Las Cruces, NM
K.R.U.X. 91.5-FM student-run radio [est. 1989] at N.M.S.U. in Las Cruces, NM
K.R.W.G. 90.7-FM public radio [est. 1964] in Las Cruces, NM
K.R.W.G.-TV Channel 22 public television in Las Cruces, New Mexico
K.S.N.M. 570-AM news, propaganda & sports talk radio in Las Cruces, New Mexico
K.V.L.C. 101.1-FM '101 Gold' oldies rock radio in Las Cruces, New Mexico
K.X.P.Z. 99.5-FM 'The Rocket' in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces Photographic Journey book from Las Cruces Bulletin  "Las Cruces: A Photographic Journey (New Mexico Centennial, 1912-2012)"
[FIG Publns/Las Cruces Bulletin 2011]

winner New Mexico-Arizona Book Award 2012
FIG Publns hardcover [2011] out of print/sold out
Las Cruces, New Mexico Annual Visitors Guide  "Las Cruces, New Mexico Annual Visitors Guide" [2015]
request paper or digital copy FREE from Las Cruces C.V.B. website

Town of La Mesilla, New Mexico [est. circa 1848, incorp. 1958]
La Mesilla, New Mexico official website
Old Mesilla [NM] Assn.
The Shops of Old Mesilla [NM] in the Old Courthouse [built 1850] on Old Mesilla Plaza
Bowlin's Mesilla Book Center [built 1856] on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
El Mariachi Curio [built 1863] in Old Mesilla, NM
Happy Trails B&B [built 1950?] in Old Mesilla, NM
very special building, now owned & run by the Mesilla Valley Film Society [est. 1989], who really love cinema  Fountain Theatre [est. 1905], 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Old Mesilla, NM
Mesilla Valley Film Society [est. 1989]
Day's Inn {chain} Mesilla Valley Inn & Conference Center in La Mesilla, NM
Choice Hotels / Comfort Inn management is incompetent; i.e. sauna (180°) advertised at this location does not exist, gym contains a faulty steam bath at 130°  Comfort Inn Hotel, 1300 Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces/Mesilla, NM
Diez y Seis de Septiembre [Independence Day] Fiesta [Sept]
Border Book Festival [April 2007 = #13] in Mesilla, NM
The William Bonney Gallery [built 1850] on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
Basilica of San Albino Church [est. 1851, rebuilt 1906] on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
Solamente de Mesilla gourmet food boutique, 2410 Calle de Principal in Old Mesilla, NM
Casa de Rosie B&B, 2140 Calle del Norte in Old Mesilla, NM
Preston Contemporary Art Center [est. 2008], 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Old Mesilla, NM
¡Sabroso! Southwest Dining & Entertainment Magazine based in Mesilla, NM
Ventanas Magazine [est. 2006] Homebuilders Guide for Southern New Mexico & El Paso, Texas

¡Andele! Restaurant, 1950 Calle del Norte Oņate Plaza in La Mesilla, NM
The Bean espresso bar & bakery, 2011 Avenida de Mesilla in Old Mesilla, NM
Café Don Felix on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
Dick's Cafe de Mesilla [est. 1959], 2305 So. Valley Drive moved & became Rosie's Cafe
Double Eagle & Peppers Restaurants [restored 1984] on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
El Comedor Restaurant, 2190 Avenida de Mesilla in Old Mesilla, NM
El Paisano Café, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Old Mesilla, NM
El Patio Cantina [built circa 1860, est. 1934], 2171 Calle de Parian on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
excellent food, music in evenings; fish tacos on menu, the tomato salsa is different & especially tasty; closed Tuesdays  Emilia's Cantina & Patio [est. 7/2010] on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
La Posta Restaurant & Chile Shop [built 1840s, est. 1939] on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM
Lorenzo's de Mesilla Ristorante Italiano [est. 1995], 1750 Calle de Mercado in Old Mesilla, NM
Los Mariachis Restaurant, 2790 Avenida de Mesilla in Old Mesilla, NM
Mesķn de Mesilla B&B & Gourmet Restaurant in Old Mesilla, NM
Palacio Bar, 2600 Avenida de Mesilla in Old Mesilla, NM
Rosie's Cafe Mesilla, 420 Avenida de Mesilla in La Mesilla, NM
St. Clair Winery Bistro, 1720 Avenida De Mesilla in Old Mesilla (Las Cruces), NM
Wild West Express-O on Old Mesilla Plaza, NM

Organ Mountains of New Mexico
Organ Mountains entry at Wikipedia • BLM's official Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument [est. 2014] website

Organ Mountains at sunset in winter

Village of Columbus, New Mexico 88029
[est. 1891, moved 1902, listed as National Historic Site since May 1975]
Columbus, New Mexico official information
Discover Columbus, New Mexico tourism website
online visitor guide, map & service directory {385KB .PDF file} for Columbus, New Mexico
Columbus [NM] Chamber of Commerce, 423 E. Jesus Carreon Avenue { website parked }
Old U.S. Customs Building in Columbus, New Mexico
Columbus [NM] Historical Society Museum [at the railroad depot built in 1902]
El Paso & Southwestern Railroad Depot [built 1902] in Columbus, New Mexico
First Aero Squadron Foundation™ [est. 2007] in Columbus, New Mexico
Pancho Villa State Park [opened 3/2006] in Columbus, New Mexico
The Friends of Pancho Villa State Park [est. 2006] in Columbus, New Mexico
Annual Pancho's Car Show [Oct 2017 = #12] hosted by The Friends of Pancho Villa State Park

GOLD STAR: closed Mondays; famous for the Pancho Villa Burger, topped with  Hatch green chiles and Mennonite cheese, and the Pershing Burger  Borderland Cafe [est. 6/2016], 315 Highway 9 West (at Highway 11) in Columbus, New Mexico
Pancho Villa Café, 327 Lima Avenue in Columbus, New Mexico  { closed }
Pancho Villa Lounge, 401 E. Jesus Carreon Street in Columbus, New Mexico  { closed }
Patio Café, 23 Broadway in Columbus, New Mexico
Martha's Place B&B in Columbus, New Mexico is now Los Milagros Hotel [built 1991]

details of the 1916 raid by Pancho Villa

pecan grower Stahmann's Farms [est. 1926] in La Mesa, NM
La Viņa Winery in La Union, NM
Casa de Sueņos Country Inn B&B in La Union, NM

water in Mesquite, New Mexico was polluted by Helena Chemical Co. of Tennessee
Consolidated Solar Technologies [est. 2008] - El Paso Branch, 5324 Rio Bravo Drive in Sunland Park, NM

Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Union Pacific built a $400M intermodal facility 13 miles west of ElPaso, Texas and about ten miles north of the border with Old Mexico; construction of the Santa Teresa Intermodal Terminal began north of Santa Teresa Airport in August 2011 and the facility opened in May 2014.
War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa, NM
Union Pacific's info page about the Santa Teresa Intermodal Terminal

Desert Desperadoes  "Desert Desperadoes: The Banditti of Southwestern New Mexico" [2006]
by Bob Alexander

Recounts the histories of outlaws Billy The Kid, Johnny Ringo, 'Bronco Bill' Walters, 'Curly Bill' Brocius, Kit Joy, 'Three-Fingered Jack' Dunlap, Pony Diehl, 'Black Jack' Christian, 'Six-Shooter Smith', 'King of The Rustlers' John Kinney, and lawmen Pat Garrett, 'Dangerous Dan' Tucker, Harvey Whitehill, Albert Jennings Fountain, the Texas Rangers, and the Earps of nearby Tombstone
Gila Books 8¾x6 pb [9/2006] for $21.95
Gila Books 9&fracx6¼ hardcover [9/2006] out of print/used

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