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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday signed an executive order expanding eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to all New Mexico adults as part of the state’s strategy to address rising case numbers and hospitalizations, a trend being seen nationwide. more
From a blessing and visits with vendors setting up Friday evening by Piro-Manso-Tiwa cacique and tribal members to historical notes shared on the main stage on Sunday, the “Bridging Cultures” theme was very much in evidence at the 50th Renaissance ArtsFaire. We thank everyone who contributed to the respect shown to all cultures. more
With 561 new cases over the weekend in Doña Ana County, Covid-19 is regaining a foothold. On Thursday, Nov. 2, there were 226 positive cases confirmed in the county, the highest single-day total since January 2021. Vaccinations in the county were at 76.9% through Monday, Nov. 8. more
As you walk through the front doors of Las Cruces Public Schools’ newly renamed Dr. Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex, 505 S. Main St., you will find a dazzling display of colors used to decorate an ofrenda paying homage to LCPS staff members who have passed away in 2021. more
“It is such an exciting time to get to be undersecretary for Rural Development, as we are about to see this historic investment in rural America,” Xochitl Torres Small said in an Oct. 28 online interview with the Bulletin. Torres Small of Las Cruces was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in mid-October as the undersecretary for Rural Development in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 2019-20, Torres Small was the U.S. representative for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. She lost re-election in 2020 to current U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-N.M. more
It appears the City of Las Cruces will have an all-female city council for the first time since the city’s first election in 1907. Unofficial returns show that 11.2 percent, or 14,434 of Doña Ana County’s approximately 128,000 eligible voters, cast ballots in the election, the county clerk’s office said in a news release. That compares to a 16 percent turnout in 2019. more
Once a year, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce hosts “Thanks Team WSMR” an event held at White Sands Missile Range to give back to the soldiers, their families and civilians on … more
New Mexico State University anthropology students had the chance to participate in the first professional excavation and exploration of an archeological site in southeastern Utah inhabited by ancestors of the Pueblo people. more
New Mexico State University’s sixth annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Week is Saturday, Nov. 6-Friday, Nov. 12, NMSU said in a news release. more
Las Cruces Public Schools administration is working through transportation logistics after learning that union drivers with STS New Mexico went on strike Thursday morning. According to district officials, approximately 3,500 LCPS students depend on bus transportation to get to and from school. more
The number of teacher vacancies in New Mexico has nearly doubled in the last year, according to a report by New Mexico State University’s Southwest Outreach Academic Research Evaluation & Policy Center (SOAR). The report found that the number of teacher vacancies rose from 571 in 2020 to just more than 1,000 in 2021. more
Tuesday, Nov. 2, is Election Day, as Las Cruces voters cast ballots for city council, Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education – plus yes-no questions on a $50 million school bond issue and a 2-mill levy – and the Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District (DASWCD) Board of Supervisors. Early voting continues at nine locations around the county through Saturday, Oct. 30. more
All New Mexico State University employees systemwide must become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 in order to comply with new federal requirements, the university announced Wednesday. more
“You overcome and the show goes on,” Las Cruces High School Band Director Ty Fredericks said about the band’s top-10 finish in the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque last Saturday despite the theft of thousands of dollars in band instruments and equipment the night before. more
October is Pedestrian Safety Month. The goal is to increase awareness around pedestrian safety and remind drivers to watch for pedestrians each time they are behind the wheel. more
Several downtown streets and parking lots will be closed at various times from through Oct. 30 for film production of a major action movie in Las Cruces.Motorists and Las Cruces residents should be … more
A New Mexico State University study shows that the Santa Teresa port of entry (POE) and Santa Teresa industrial parks were responsible for nearly 6,000 jobs in 2020 and more than $1 billion in total output. more
New Mexico State University was founded as Las Cruces College in 1888. Fourteen years later, during the 1902-03 school year, the college began the Department of Military Science and Tactics, which evolved into the NMSU “Desperado” Battalion. In 1989, the Desperado battalion was re-named to the “Bataan” Battalion “to recognize the contributions of New Mexico veterans during World War II in the Battle of Bataan, December 1941-May 1942,” the Bataan Battalion said on Facebook. more
Las Cruces Public Schools needs about $500 million to bring all its schools up to standard, but it’s only asking for $50 million in the 2021 bond election to avoid an increase in local property tax, LCPS Superintendent Ralph Ramos said. more
Because of the pandemic in 2020, we were not able to honor our veterans with a parade, but we are making up for it this year. The City of Las Cruces Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade Committee, … more
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