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Branigan Cultural Center seeks input for aviation exhibit

Branigan Cultural Center (BCC) is seeking community input for an upcoming exhibition about the history of aviation in Las Cruces and the surrounding area.

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, May 6

Arts & Entertainment
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery features Peacock, Rutherford in May
The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the Fountain Theatre on the historic Mesilla Plaza, is …
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Go • Thrive • Be Mural Painted Downtown
Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP) in collaboration with NMCO Media will be painting a new, featured mural on Main Street in …
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Take-out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature & Science
The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science continues to offer take out activity kits in May. Kits are free but require reservation. …
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Academy of Music and Dance has May 10-12 recital
"Get Up, Get Out and Dance!" is the theme of this year’s annual Spring Recital at the Las Cruces Academy of Music & Dance …
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'Walking with Herb' off to a great start
A sold-out crowd at AmadorLive on Thursday, April 29 watched the premiere of “Walking with Herb,” an inspirational movie …
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Local sports
Aggie football season tickets now on sale

New Mexico State University football season tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2021 season.

Hatch Valley girls see season end with semifinal loss to top seed Navajo Prep The Hatch Valley girls’ basketball team saw its season come to an end one step short of the state championship game in the Class 3A playoffs.
Tuesday New Mexico High School Basketball scores Tuesday night’s action in the New Mexico state basketball tournament was a mixed bag for Las Cruces teams.
Hatch Valley girls win, Mesilla Valley Christian boys lose as state playoffs start The boys and girls basketball state championship tournaments kicked off on Monday night and will continue this week at different campus sites around the state.
Business
State creates outdoor recreation business directory

The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) of the state Economic Development Department (EDD) has created the state’s first digital outdoor recreation business directory, the agency said in an April 15 news release.

NMSU chancellor named to Border Industrial Association board New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has been named to the Border Industrial Association (BIA) Board of Directors. The move will allow both the BIA and the NMSU system to better leverage their respective economic development operations in support of the regional economy.
State grant helps La Primera Tortilla Factory expand La Primera Tortilla Factory, 102 Palomas Place in Sunland Park, will receive assistance from the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) that will allow it to double in size and add more than a dozen employees, EDD said in an April news release.
Heath & Well Being
NMSU film students launch campaign to encourage donations to Camp Hope

New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute (CMI) not only teaches state-of-the-art filmmaking and animation techniques to make students marketable for jobs in the film and television industry, but one course is helping them use the tools of filmmaking to make a difference in the Las Cruces community.

Builder Kimball Hakes: Casa for a Cause is ‘a lot of great people motivated to help other people’

Kimball Hakes and his brothers, Chris and Josh, opened Hakes Brothers builders in 2006 in Las Cruces. In 15 years, they have grown it into the largest homebuilder based in New Mexico. The company passed the 3,000-homes-built mark earlier this year and now has offices in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, El Paso and San Antonio.

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Arrowhead Center to offer hybrid business accelerator for clean energy startups New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center will be offering a hybrid accelerator – EnergySprint + Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – to New Mexico startups working on clean energy technologies.
NMSU collaborates with EON Reality to bring augmented, virtual reality system to classes New Mexico State University is working with EON Reality, a leader in augmented and virtual reality-based knowledge and skills transfer, to bring the technology to classrooms across the NMSU system.
Department of Health county map update May 5: Nearly entire state is Turquoise The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning May 5, with 30 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level, at which there are the fewest restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk.
In the past
LCPS board votes to rename admin building after Trujillo Las Cruces Public School’s Downtown headquarters – known as the administration building or informally by staff as “the central office” – is being renamed to honor Dr. Karen M. Trujillo.
COVID-19 update: Doña Ana County reaches green status for first time Effective April 30, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has updated the statewide COVID-19 map, with updated key health metrics used to assign risk levels to counties under the state’s …
National Bike to School Day The New Mexico Department of Transportation encourages National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 5. The annual event encourages children to enjoy exercise while commuting to school and builds a sense of community and school spirit.
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