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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. more
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. more
Effective April 1, 2022, recreational use of cannabis will be officially legal in New Mexico. Law enforcement and the mental health community are preparing as well. It will take time but New Mexicans will benefit from the legalization efforts. more
The Doña Ana County Crisis Triage Center (CTC) has seen about 40 guests since the facility opened earlier this year, CTC Clinical Director Jess Spohn said. more
In life we have to give up some things to get better things. It’s called “delayed gratification,” and it’s one of those secrets to a successful life that even many adults don’t comprehend. So too in golf, there are things we need to let go of in order to make gains in ability and outcomes. If we want to get better, we are challenged to give up those attitudes and behavior patterns that are holding us back. We must be able to put aside certain beliefs, habits and actions that are no longer serving us well. Let’s examine some of what we should let go of. more
A trio of older women who work out at a Las Cruces gym are making an impact in the sport of weightlifting and they are doing it the natural way. Felica Hale, Storm Sermay and Roberta Stathis set or tied numerous national or state records at the Summer Nationals in Roswell this summer. The event was sponsored by the Natural Athlete Strength Association, which offers competitive weightlifting in a drug-free environment. more
A cannabis dispensary has opened in Las Cruces at 1405 S. Valley Drive. It’s in the same shopping center with Village Inn restaurant, near the intersection of Valley and Avenida de Mesilla. Green Goods opened Aug. 18. The company is a subsidiary of Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc., which defines itself as “a physician-led, science-focused cannabis company and IP (intellectual property) incubator.” more
Camilla, a first-grader is amusing herself with her mother’s phone while Mom tries on clothes at the store. She recognizes a message from Dad and answers it. Soon Camilla is shouting into the dressing room, “Mom, how do you spell ‘shopping’?” Camilla is a reluctant reader with little confidence. Now she is happily texting with Dad and asking for help in deciphering his messages. Another win for social media. Now what? Will an early introduction to the seductions of text messages interfere with future learning? According to a Neilson survey, the average American teen texts 3,339 messages per month. more
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reminded New Mexicans that the federal Food and Drug Administration has given full approval to the Pfizer vaccine for individuals aged 16 and older. The vaccine remains on Emergency Use Authorization for individuals 12-15, the news release said. more
Epiphany Dermatology’s Sun Bus will be in Las Cruces to conduct free skin exams 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the parking lot in front of Epiphany Dermatology of Las Cruces, 141 N. Roadrunner Parkway, Suite 228, in the Sonoma Ranch Plaza. more
The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service’s (CES) stress and resilience team offers third installment in its webinar series this fall. more
Two nurses at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) were recently honored with awards recognizing their exceptional work, MMC said in a news release. more
The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is offering a program to build stamina and endurance and maintain cardiovascular health. more
Inpatient and outpatient services at Mesilla Valley Hospital (MVH) have seen “a dramatic increase in patients needing substance use treatment during the pandemic,” said MVH Director of Business Development and Outpatient Services Jeanne Resendez. more
If you have been paying attention to the news, you must know by now that in April 2021, Gov. Lujan Grisham signed a bill legalizing recreational cannabis in New Mexico, effective April 1, 2022. Many think that it is already in effect and legal. It is not! It is evolving, as we speak. more
Memorial Medical Center (MMC) has promoted Mary Armijo to chief operating officer (COO), effective August 9, the hospital said in a news release. During her nearly two-year tenure at MMC as associate administrator, Armijo “has demonstrated exceptional capability in guiding success in each of her areas of responsibility, most notably in cardiovascular services, laboratory services, growth and outreach and business development,” the news release said. more
Memorial Medical Center (MMC) dedicated its chapel Aug. 3 in honor of the Rev. Dr. Margaret Short, who started the hospital’s pastoral care program in 1997. Short retired May 21 after 24 years as MMC’s Pastoral Care Department director. The dedication and the chapel plaque honoring Short “celebrate the legacy of an individual who has been so important to Memorial Medical Center,” MMC CEO John Harris said during the dedication ceremony. more
In my backyard, each spring, desert turtles emerge from their underground homes. They do so tentatively, staying close to home, gingerly venturing further each day; sometimes returning to their holes for a bit more sleep. more
Blood donations in New Mexico have plummeted due to COVID-19, with Vitalant cancelling more than 1,600 blood drives during the pandemic Every two seconds someone in the United … more
Members of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau’s Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) assembled care kits in early June for residents of La Casa, Inc. domestic violence shelter in Las Cruces for women impacted by domestic violence. more
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