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MEGA Chanukah on the Plaza

The menorah is lit during MEGA Chanukah on the Plaza, an event held at Plaza de Las Cruces by Chabad of Las Cruces Sunday Nov. 28. Chanukah begins at sunset and continues for 8 days. This year’s celebration on the plaza welcomed and fed close to 1,000 people featuring a live concert, Gelt drop by the Las Cruces Fire Department, a Chanukah pop up shop and variety of craft activities for children.

Downtown Las Cruces Partnership hosts Small Business Saturday; be a judge!

Arts & Entertainment
'Junior Scientist: Rube Goldberg Challenge' take-home winter camp kit
The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will offer a take-home “Winter Break Camp” kit in December.Kits are …
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Nativity around the world: Estate sale to help Hospitality House
Over 125 unique Nativity sets from all over the world, most handcrafted and hand-painted are going up for sale on Dec. 4.  No two …
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La Casa, Inc. returns with live, in-person, much anticipated 30th annual Holiday Bazaar
It’s back and better than ever! After taking a year off because of the pandemic, La Casa, Inc. domestic violence organization …
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Academy for Learning in Retirement highlights poets, writers of the Southwest
The Academy for Learning in Retirement (ALR) will host four presentations in late November and early December about writers and poets …
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Mesilla Valley Chorale holiday concert is Dec. 12; tickets now on sale
Mesilla Valley Chorale (MVC) is welcoming its new director, Carol Nike, and returning accompanist Ginny May, as it continues the …
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Local sports
Is your short game solid? Around the green is where you score

When we talk about the “short game,” we’re actually referring to play that is within 60 yards of the putting green, as well as play on the putting green itself.

Back at home, NM State hosts New Mexico Highlands Back in the Land of Enchantment following its first road trip of the season, the NM State men's basketball team hosts NCAA Division II adversary New Mexico Highlands Wednesday evening inside the Pan American Center. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.
No obstacle is too great as Las Cruces’ Nathan Hidalgo becomes one of U.S.’s top endurance athletes Nathan Hidalgo of Las Cruces is running, jumping, climbing and flipping his way to becoming one of the nation’s top endurance athletes.
NM State meets UMass Saturday afternoon in 2021 season finale NM State closes out its 2021 campaign Saturday afternoon at Aggie Memorial Stadium by taking on fellow independent program UMass for the first time in program history. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. MT.
NMSU opens state’s first clean-energy tech pipeline for applications

New Mexico’s first clean energy technology support pipeline is now looking for applicants ready to take their business ideas or a business already up and running to full market readiness.

Dry Point Distillers, Livingston Bridal host Small Business Saturday Market in Mesilla Dry Point Distillers and Livingston Bridal and Events will host Small Business Saturday Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the parking lot they share at the 1680 Calle de Alvarez, one block behind First American Bank, 1553 Avenida de Mesilla.
Budget surplus provides opportunity to jump start NM economy The last decade has been difficult for New Mexico. While our neighboring states have been able to attract new industries paying higher wages, New Mexico has stagnated. But now, New Mexico enjoys a record surplus, thanks to the boom in the energy patch.
Heath & Well Being
Weight loss warrior walks Triviz to keep health problems at bay

You might have seen her walking along Triviz, first using a walker and now strutting along to loud music, or doing a “chair dance” in the driver’s seat of her beat-up Ford Escape but there’s a method to her madness.

Have you checked your blood sugar recently?

Our blood sugar level is one of those individual health numbers that it’s important for us to know when it comes to staying on top of our health. It measures the amount of sugar, or glucose, present in our blood at any given time.

DACC participating in donation drive for dogs and cats Doña Ana Community College (DACC) will be one of several drop-off locations throughout Las Cruces accepting donations to help local dogs and cats at two of the area’s animal organizations.
Police Department begins text updates for 911 callers The Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) is working to improve efficiency and customer service for 911 calls, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release by adding text-message updates to a caller’s phone.
America’s Christmas and winter holiday traditions come from around the world Here is a bit of history and/or folklore explaining some of the great mysteries surrounding holiday traditions.
In the past
Local astronomical society celebrating 70 years of bringing the universe to star gazers “You can see the rings!” a boy said Saturday night, Nov. 13, as he viewed the planet Saturn through a telescope set up on Plaza de Las Cruces by the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces (ASLC).
Fire Department shows support for NMSU, Aggie football The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) is showing support for the New Mexico State Aggies each weekend and during university events by wearing new crimson-colored shirts, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.
NMSU chile variant being grown aboard space station Did you know a chile cultivar developed at New Mexico State University is being grown aboard the International Space Station? The NuMex “Española Improved” pepper is part of NASA’s Plant Habitat-04 experiment, and NMSU graduates are among the researchers and scientists who helped chile find its way to space.
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