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New Mexico Supreme Court Justices visit Las Cruces Academy

Las Cruces Academy was graced by the visit of three justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court Sept. 16, as Justices Shannon Bacon, Julie Vargas and Briana Zamora visited the school. The justices fielded questions from 24 students in grades 3 to 8 as the justices, students and teachers assembled in open air in the school courtyard.

City council considers changes to noise ordinance, net zero energy use in city buildings

Arts & Entertainment
Netflix has Sept. 25 movie casting call in Las Cruces, Mesilla
A casting call for paid background extras for a Netflix feature film will be held 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 25, at Mesilla Town …
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Local author named finalist for Western book award
Las Cruces author Sandra Marshall was named a finalist in August in the original softcover fiction category of the Willa Literary …
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Las Crucen George Mendoza nominated for Pulitzer
Las Cruces artist and author George Mendoza has been nominated for a 2022 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his book “Journey of the …
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Las Cruces artist Dennis Lujan keeping busy with ‘Floaters,’ online Art Magnet group
Artist Dennis Lujan has a new exhibition at Tombaugh Gallery, he’s continuing to develop the Art Magnet Facebook group he …
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Arts Council honors artist Jo-an Smith: ‘Celebrating 89 Years and More’
The Doña Ana Arts Council is excited to present a comprehensive exhibition of Jo-an Smith's artwork titled “Celebrating …
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Local sports
Former professional player offering tennis lessons at Picacho Hills CC

Picacho Hills Country Club has a new head tennis professional who wants to expand the sport and get the word out about the great facilities the club has to offer.

Do you know what a ‘quacker’ is? A ‘hosel rocket’? Read on Golfers seem to have their own jargon, sayings and expressions, and some are downright hilarious. For example, let’s take the term “chili dip” as used in golf as opposed to a party snack.
Organ Mountain boys win in Belen The Organ Mountain High School boys cross country team continued a strong start to its season Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Adron Gardner Classic Cross Country Invitational at Belen High School.
‘The Game’ still has epic feel to it despite changes The annual football grudge match between Las Cruces and Mayfield high schools had a little bit different feel this year, but is still a huge deal.
Las Cruces medical professional is raising funds for this year’s Tents to Rents campaign

Athena Huckaby, who works in health care in Las Cruces, is one of the participants in this year’s Tents to Rents campaign, which is raising funds to help improve the quality of life for people struggling with homelessness at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope’s Camp Hope tent city, and to move some of the camp’s residents into their own apartments.

Is it finally time for New Mexico to fully fund Dual Credit courses?
If there’s been one consistent message coming from The Bridge of Southern New Mexico over our 12-year history, it’s been the importance of accelerating students not just toward high-school graduation, but also college completion.
Las Cruces in line to land a Noodles & Company franchise by 2023 Four new Noodles & Company restaurants are planned for the El Paso and Las Cruces area during the next three years, the public relations firm Konnect Agency said in a news release.
Heath & Well Being
Jardin de los Niños gets grant to help families impacted by Covid

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is contributing $100,000 as part of its Covid-19 Community Collaborative Grant Fund to address the immediate needs of New Mexicans impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including $10,000 to Las Cruces-based Jardin de los Niños program for children and families struggling with homelessness.

Medical cannabis patients should keep cards after legalization

Effective April 1, 2022, recreational use of cannabis will be officially legal in New Mexico. Law enforcement and the mental health community are preparing as well. It will take time but New Mexicans will benefit from the legalization efforts.

Bev Courtney makes third bid for city council seat Fair elections, smaller government and freedom of choice are among the issues in Bev Courtney’s campaign for the District 3 seat on the Las Cruces City Council. Courtney is making her third consecutive run for the District 3 seat.
Paquette makes first bid for elective office in District 5 city council race Members of the Las Cruces City Council “are not representing the people who elected them to office,” said Robert Paquette, who has lived in Las Cruces for 25 years and is a candidate for city council. “I’m not pointing fingers. I’m about solutions,” Paquette said. “I believe we can do better.”
Labor of love: Author writes two books detailing legacy of Las Cruces High When a friend in Rio Rancho asked Martha Saunders to check in on her father in Las Cruces, the rest was history, literally. Saunders needed to think of a reason to visit her friend’s 75-year-old father and decided to tell him she wanted to interview him for a book.
In the past
County clerk hosts training for election officials The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office will host trainings for election officials for the 2021 regular local election beginning Sept. 24 and continuing through Nov. 1. Trainings will be held at the County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.
NMSU chancellor named to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology New Mexico State University System Chancellor Dan Arvizu has been named to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The group advises President Joe Biden on matters involving science, technology, education and innovation policy. The announcement was made Sept. 22 by the White House.
Flying legend hanging out at the Las Cruces International Airport The Airbase Arizona Flying Museum and the Flying Legends of Victory Tour will bring an iconic World War II warplane to Wings n Wheels Fest 2021 at Las Cruces International Airport Friday through …
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