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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.