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For the first time since 2019, New Mexico State University hosted an in-person convocation to kick off a new academic year. more
Las Cruces Fire Department Battalion Chief Vicente Zamora, joined by Lt. Dominic Soucy, told nearly 30 members of the 2020 class of Leadership Las Cruces (LLC) all about the training facility shared by the Las Cruces fire and police departments during a visit to the 10-acre facility Aug. 13. more
Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) will launch its 2021 Tents to Rents (T2R) fundraising program Sept. 3, with a goal of $60,000 to help people in Las Cruces who are struggling with homelessness to move from MVCH’s Camp Hope tent city at MVCH, 999 W. Amador Ave., into their own apartments. more
More than 30 volunteers showed up at Human Systems Research, Inc. (HSR) headquarters in Las Cruces about 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, to wield hammers, chisels, shovels, picks, rakes, jackhammers, wheelbarrows and other tools, as they removed the 83-year-old building’s exterior stucco plaster as part of a major renovation project. more
I’ve known of Roberto and his family for about as long as I can remember. Like so many Las Crucens who have lived through the years in the Mesquite Historic District neighborhood, Roberto and his family were pretty well known. more
The Las Cruces City Council had unanimous votes at its Aug. 16 regular meeting to spend millions of dollars in American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds, limit the use of single-use plastic bags in the city and adopt a new animal ordinance that includes a trap-neuter-return program. more
A total of 59 candidates filed Tuesday, Aug. 24, for nearly 40 municipal offices, school board and soil and water conservation district boards and other elected positions in Las Cruces, along with a water works authority, a sanitation district and two watershed district boards in southern Doña Ana County. more
Las Cruces Public Schools is reviewing updated COVID-19 guidance released Tuesday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The new requirements, which the district will immediately comply with, include masks to be worn by all athletes indoors and outdoors. more
At its Aug. 24 regular meeting, the Doña Ana County Commission proclaimed Wednesday, Sept. 1, as Roberto Estrada Day in the county. more
Tuesday, Aug. 24, was filing day for candidates for municipal offices, school boards and other local governing boards in Doña Ana County and across the state. As of 11:30 a.m. today, more … more
Las Cruces police are encouraging residents to be cautious when it comes to sharing financial and personal information with others. Over the past few years police have seen an uptick in scams … 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
The Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners accepted a $2,460,636 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) in August to support the Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19, the county said in a news release. more
Following a declared state of emergency due to severe flooding in Doña Ana County last week, a fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and is accepting donations in order to provide support and necessary resources to the Colonia of La Union. more
“Las Cruces can, and will, be a better place if we will try to emulate the qualities that made Roberto so special,” said Steve Ramirez about his long-time friend and Las Cruces icon, Roberto Estrada, who died Aug. 18 at age 84. Estrada started the Whole Enchilada Festival, which gained international attention and was named one of the strangest food festivals in America by USA Today in 2015, which was the last year of the festival. His world-renowned enchilada (measuring 10-plus feet in diameter) included more than 1,000 pounds of ingredients. Estrada started the festival in 1980 and cooked for 32 of its 34 years. His giant enchilada even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. more
A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. As it turns out, there’s a second kind that’s even more unusual – a seasonal blue moon. There will be one Sunday, Aug. 22. It’s only the fifth seasonal blue moon since 2010 and the first in more than two years. more
Former Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds will serve in place of the Floyd Municipal Schools Board of Education in operating the small school district in Roosevelt County while the elected board remains suspended, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) announced. more
New Mexico State University’s KRWG public broadcasting station earned nine awards including station of the year in radio for KRWG-FM during the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s (NMBA) annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards. more
The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM) has moved to a permanent location, the nonprofit announced in a news release. more
Thanks to a grant from Lowe’s Corp., Human Systems Research, Inc. (HSR), a Las Cruces nonprofit, will be able to renovate the old schoolhouse it uses as a headquarters – and just in time for HSR’s 50th anniversary in 2022, said HSR Executive Director Deborah M. Dennis, Ph.D. more
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