Summer is here and we’re all trying to keep cool, whether that’s by diving into a pool like the daring dogs at Las Cruces Dock Diving and K9 Event Center, sipping a cocktail with friend sat one of the new restaurants at the Amador Project, taking advantage of the air conditioning while enjoying a film festival, spending time in your garden, heading to higher elevations for a camping trip, or hitting the lake on a pair of water skis, using a rope made in the desert.
Our Heritage story this month tells about the founding of Alamogordo and the interesting things you can do there, including visiting the zoo that began as entertainment for train passengers and a more recent addition, the New Mexico Space History Museum. For more about days gone by, meet historian and author Mark Santiago to learn about local Spanish Colonial history.Through our pages, take a tour of public art in Las Cruces, froms culptures to murals. You can enjoy an unexpected “home away from home” in a travel trailer at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park,head to Santa Fe for a trip filled with art, music, and food, or — speaking of food — discover our favorite nachos, from recipes to make at home toshare-worthy gooey goodness at restaurants.
We also tell you about support for people with Parkinson’s disease, from games and exercise to a boxing class with Austin “No Doubt” Trout, the former light middleweight champion.In this issue, you’ll get inside tips from local grilling pros, a paint expertwill guide you to finding the right brush for the right job, and ourgardening writer will share ideas for creating your own garden path.I hope you enjoy this issue of Neighbors Magazine and have a wonderful summer