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Native plants for your garden

Doña Ana County is home to some of the greatest plant diversity in New Mexico and renowned for its beautiful Chihuahuan Desert context. Many of us want to bring that beauty into our own gardens instead of importing plants from other climate types.

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Arts & Entertainment
Focusing on faces: Bunch comes into her own
The only spanking long-time Las Cruces artist Carolyn Bunch ever got was for ruining her mother’s fountain pen when she used it …
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‘Animal Tales’ highlights Las Cruces’ glorious return to live theatre; additional performances added
An existential cat, an angry parrot, a lonely platypus, a smart but hungry mouse, a confused bat, a spiritual cow, a not deeply …
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2021 Virtual Music at the Rio Grande Theatre
The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department's popular Music in the Park Series continues with a special series of …
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University Art Museum hosts live, virtual MFA, BFA thesis exhibitions; timed tickets available
The New Mexico State University Art Museum (UAM) will host “Syn-2021 Thesis Exhibition,” featuring the work of MFA …
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Las Cruces native wins female vocalist of the year award, decade award, in Texas
Las Cruces native Bri Bagwell earned her eighth Texas Regional Radio Report Female Vocalist of the Year award in March in Arlington, …
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Local sports
Got a half a minute? Check out dr. Golf’s 30-second success tips

Ever wonder how quickly you could take your golf game to the next level? How about 30 seconds. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can use to improve your results, just by doing certain things that take less than a minute.

Nuggets of wisdom from Coach Wimberly
Herb Wimberly served as the Aggie men’s head golf coach for 31 years, retiring in 1994. Some of the notable golfers who played for Herb “back in the day” are Rich Beem, Larry Beem (Rich’s late dad), Bart Bryant, Steve Haskins, Tom Byrum and Tom’s brother, Curt Byrum.
The Golf Doctor's 10 Commandments for failure One of my all-time favorite business books is “The Ten Commandments for Business Failure,” by former Coca Cola President Donald R. Keough. Rumor has it Keough was asked to write about keys to success, but he said to his publisher, “Can’t do it. But I can tell how you can surely fail.”
USGA poised for significant change in leadership Can a new administrator of a major golf association significantly change the game? In mid-February, Mike Whan was named CEO of the United States Golf Association (USGA), replacing Mike Davis, who is retiring this summer.
Home Builders to break ground on fifth Casa for a Cause (formerly Anniversary House)

Former Las Cruces Home Builders Association (LCHBA) President Kimball Hakes wanted to do something to benefit the community as the association celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2014.

Citizens celebrates 50th, plus one Citizens Bank opened in April 1970, 51 years ago. The bank had 50th anniversary plans slated for 2020, but just as so many other activities, they were postponed by the pandemic.
Jim Bobs BBQ opens at Las Cruces Airport A second Jim Bobs BBQ location opened at Las Cruces International Airport in late 2020 with a mouth-watering menu that is available to “eat in (depending on the state’s red-to-green framework) and cart out.” (I looked for a fly-through window; I guess that’s coming later.)
Heath & Well Being
Can You Come Out of COVID Stronger than You Went In? YES!

The next five months are going to be critical for our New Mexico True Talent who’ve become displaced from their previous jobs due to COVID.

Casa de Peregrinos met COVID-19 challenge in 2020; expanding in 2021, 2022

“The COVID epidemic has drastically exacerbated food insecurity, nationwide and in our own community,” Casa de Peregrinos (CdP) emergency food program of Doña Ana County said in its 2020 annual report.

‘Woo Woo Doc’ goes home with award Receiving a New Mexico EMS award, Las Cruces’s Dr. Ben Diven has been recognized for his amazing contribution to the state’s emergency medical services.
Memorial Medical Center delivers 20,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine Memorial Medical Center (MMC) delivered its first dose of COVID-19 vaccine last Dec. 16, and surpassed the 20,000-delivery mark Thursday morning, April 8.
Great American Cleanup Roll-Off Locations The Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful and New Mexico Clean and Beautiful programs will host this year’s Great American Cleanup from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
In the past
Founders of new Las Cruces nonprofit: Wellness is a necessity for everyone That’s the goal for Downtown Desert Yoga (DDY) owner Colleen Boyd (it’s also her quote) as she and two others launch a new Las Cruces nonprofit to help all segments of the community understand the importance of wellness and have access to it.
Southwest Environmental Center is raffling 2021 Toyota Prius hybrid; ticket sales end April 23 This year the Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) is raffling off a 2021 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid.
COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, April 13 Update: 8:25 a.m. MDT Tuesday, April 13, 2021 COVID-19 NEW CASES: ONE-DAY COUNTS Current: Doña Ana County 83, NM 647; El Paso County 99, Texas 1,444; U.S. 72,286
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