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Vista College closes Las Cruces, El Paso campuses

Vista Colleges “has made the difficult decision” to close all campuses, including those in Las Cruces and El Paso, Vista announced on social media in October, shortly before the for-profit college filed for bankruptcy.

Las Cruces Fire Department hosts physical ability test

Arts & Entertainment
From candy drops, haunted museum and poetry readings
For some people, Halloween weekend is something they look forward to starting in November each year and await with devilish …
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La Casa Candlelight Vigil honors victims of domestic violence
“I want you to know you are not alone and together we can make a difference,” Anthony, New Mexico Chief of Police Vanessa …
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Haunted Museum at the Las Cruces Museums
Celebrate Halloween with slimy and creepy and get ready for fall with cozy and earthy activities at “Haunted Museum” …
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Rap, R&B artists to host ‘Nightmare on Main Street’ at Amador Live
  Rap and R&B artist and disc jockey DJ Sauna and R&B and soul artist Philip Israel, both of Las Cruces, will host …
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Mobile book club combines running and love for reading
You can join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library twice a month for a mobile book club. The first run was Oct. 12. The second run is …
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Local sports
Pair of girls soccer teams advance in state playoffs

A pair of Las Cruces area high-school girls soccer teams have advanced in the state playoffs. In girls 5A competition, sixth-seeded Centennial High beat 11th-seeded Albuquerque 3-1 on Tuesday, …

NMSU completes work on track resurfacing project One of the oldest athletics facilities at NM State recently underwent a well-deserved face lift. Tuesday morning, NM State athletics announced the completion of a resurfacing project at the NM …
High school football scores for Oct. 21-23
Thursday, October 21st  Gadsden C over OMHS C Team   42-7 Mayfield over Santa Teresa 41-7 Friday, October 22nd Carlsbad over OMHS 34-20  Centennial over Hobbs …
Olson's long-range strike lifts NM State to thrilling 2-1 double overtime win over GCU Saturday morning, there were two WAC women's soccer teams who had not suffered a loss in league play. By the time Saturday night rolled around, that number had been cut in half thanks to the right foot of Grace Olson.
Report: Santa Teresa port, industrial parks create $1.1B in impact

A New Mexico State University study shows that the Santa Teresa port of entry (POE) and Santa Teresa industrial parks were responsible for nearly 6,000 jobs in 2020 and more than $1 billion in total output.

Community leaders join Tresco to celebrate National Disability Employment Month It was an all-star cast Tuesday morning, Oct. 5, as leaders from the City of Las Cruces and Las Cruces Public Schools joined Tresco Inc. administrators and clients for a breakfast at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum to celebrate National Disability Employment Month, which continues through the end of October.
Volatile housing market provides tips for the savvy As with many things, Covid has turned the real-estate market topsy-turvy. Rather than the more typical fall in housing prices in a recession, this time prices are up. Here in Las Cruces, for example, the August median home price increased by 27 percent compared to a year previous.
Heath & Well Being
Connections to Hispanic culture are everywhere – just look around

Living right in the Borderland, we enjoy Mexican food any time of any day. We listen to Latinx music on the radio and watch Spanish language programming on TV. New Mexico is an officially designated bilingual state.

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.

Father Gabriel to retire at St. Anthony of the Desert Mission The Rev. Gabriel Rochelle, who with his wife, Pani Susan Steinhaus, established St. Anthony of the Desert Mission in October 2007, will retire this month from the parish.
State moves to 10-digit dialing Oct. 24; supports suicide prevention hotline The state of New Mexico will move to 10-digit dialing for all telephone calls made in-state beginning Sunday, Oct. 24, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) said in a news release. An automated recording will advise callers that they need to use 10-digit dialing effective Oct. 24, the news release said.
City to apply for certification to boost local historic preservation The Las Cruces City Council expressed its support for the city’s application to become the 10th local government in New Mexico to join the National Park Service’s (NPS) Certified Local Government (CLG) Program to encourage local historic preservation efforts and help fund them.
In the past
Mayor’s Top Teens honored The 2021-22 Las Cruces Mayor’s Top Teens were introduced at the Sept. 20 Las Cruces City Council meeting.
NMSU ROTC: Training, service, commitment and the Bataan Memorial Death March New Mexico State University was founded as Las Cruces College in 1888. Fourteen years later, during the 1902-03 school year, the college began the Department of Military Science and Tactics, which evolved into the NMSU “Desperado” Battalion. In 1989, the Desperado battalion was re-named to the “Bataan” Battalion “to recognize the contributions of New Mexico veterans during World War II in the Battle of Bataan, December 1941-May 1942,” the Bataan Battalion said on Facebook.
Write-in candidate wants to bring critical thinking to city council “The city doesn’t use critical thinking,” said Las Cruces City Council District 3 write-in candidate Gregory Shervanick. City leaders and staff need to fully consider all the impacts and implications of their decisions before those decisions are finalized, Shervanick said in an interview with the Bulletin. That’s true for a number of city projects in District 3, he said, and also in the city as a whole. “Be really critical about the details of the project,” he said.
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