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State unemployment numbers struggle during recovery

When Covid hit, New Mexico’s unemployment did not rise as high as the rest of the country, possibly partially due to an existing elevated rate. Unemployment has remained higher than national …

Great move! Chess returns to Boys and Girls Club, with fifth graders, first grader take top tourney prizes

Arts & Entertainment
Cinderella's slipper gets left behind
Borderlands Ballet Company (BBC)’s “Cinderella: The Ballet” is being performed at 7 p.m.  Saturday, May 28, at …
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Memorial Day to be observed in communities throughout New Mexico
Communities throughout New Mexico will be observing Memorial Day with memorial services and events scheduled on Memorial Day Weekend …
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Rio Grande Theatre to host esteemed blues guitarist Eli Cook
The Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., welcomes Eli Cook at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022. Cook was named one of the top three solo …
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Spring stroll in the Demonstration Garden
Welcome back to the annual Las Cruces Utilities Spring Stroll in the Garden from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Las …
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Las Cruces screenwriters among those chosen for state Film Office training program
A project by a Las Cruces screenwriting team has been selected by the New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) for its first ever New Voices …
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Local sports
NM State blanks UTRGV to continue hot run in tourney

The Basics Game Two – WAC Baseball Tournament Score: No. 4 NM State 10, No. 3 UTRGV 0 Records: NM State (22-32, 10-20 WAC); UTRGV (33-24; 17-13 …

NM Bowl to be played Dec. 17 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The 2022 college bowl season will return to Albuquerque, N.M. for the 17th annual New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, December 17 from University Stadium on the campus of the …
NM State stuns Sam Houston to stay in winner's bracket at WAC tourney The Basics  Game One – WAC Baseball Tournament Score: No. 4 NM State 3, No. 1 Sam Houston 1 Records: NM State (21-32, 10-20 WAC); Sam Houston (31-24; 21-9 …
NM State, Sam Houston set to open WAC baseball tourney NM State and Sam Houston Set to Open WAC Baseball Tournament  The Aggies and Bearkats will meet at 1 p.m. MT Wednesday,  Game One – WAC Baseball Tournament  No. 4 NM …
Business
Kids Can Youth Market winners named

Socks, cakes, cool art, granola, candles and jewelry were among the prize winners during the Kids Can Fiesta de la Primavera Youth Market held May 14 at Plaza de Las Cruces. The winners …

Green is gold: The Fresh Chile Co. wins top award at international trade show The Fresh Chile Company (FCC) was awarded the 2022 Gold Innovation Award at the SIAL (French for Salon International de l’alimentation) America trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada in March, the New …
60 companies attend job fair The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department and New Mexico Workforce Connection co-sponsored a job fair May 12 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Sixty companies, agencies and nonprofits …
Heath & Well Being
Velo Cruces, ‘Every Body Rides with Grace’ host June 4 adaptive cycle parade in Mesilla

“Every Body Rides with Grace” (EBRWG), a program of Velo Cruces, will host an adaptive cycle parade Saturday, June 4, in Mesilla, said EBRWG coordinator Andrea Holguin, the mother of …

NMSU researcher’s $742,000 soil health grant will mean healthier crops, food

In an initiative to support research projects centered on leading the way to improve soil health across the United States, a researcher at New Mexico State University was selected to receive $742,170 …

Inside
News
Gila National Forest amends Stage II fire restriction order With the Gila National Forest experiencing a very active fire season during unprecedented drought conditions, forest leadership has taken steps to decrease the chances of additional human-caused wildfires.
Unity of Las Cruces open house is May 28 Unity of Las Cruces is celebrating its return to live services with an open house, which will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at 575 N. Main St., Unity said in a news release. Unity’s …
NMSU professor has alternate theory on planet formation Astronomers can’t go back in time to observe how the solar system was formed, but they can observe planets that are forming now and use computer simulations to help them better understand the …
In the past
Honoring the memories of those who gave all in service Every year for Memorial Day the Mesilla Valley Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 2004 and the Veterans Memorial Park Wall Committee hold a ceremony honoring those who died in combat from …
Extreme fire danger closes Lincoln National Forest, others The Lincoln National Forest will implement a forest-wide closure order at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, prohibiting public access across the entire 1.1 million-acre forest due to active wildfires in the …
Black Fire in Gila continues to burn with visible smoke The Black Fire continues to burn. The fire, located about 30 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, has burned more than 145,000 acres and is only 8 percent contained, according to the most recent …
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