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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
“What’s the new world as far as how we prepare our students?” said Eloy Francisco Macha, who is making his first bid for elective office as a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education. more
“As New Mexicans, we’re proud of our chile, and if products are advertised as ‘New Mexico’ chile, we want to be sure that is indeed the case,” New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte said. more
“We will end homelessness for 40 people in Las Cruces,” Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) Executive Director Nicole Martinez said Aug. 5 as a refurbished apartment complex on Pecos Street was officially opened and will be the new home to people who had previously been living in shelters or on the street. more
The Aguirre home floor is a plane of slippery, sticky mud. Everything is covered with the stuff. A dirt-colored water line can be seen on the walls, curtains and all the furniture almost a yard high … more
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday will announce that the state of New Mexico will temporarily re-implement a statewide requirement that facemasks be worn in all public indoor spaces, with only … more
The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC) is now accepting grant applications from members of the agricultural community that are willing to conserve groundwater in 2022-23, NMISC said in a news release. The deadline is Monday, Aug. 23. more
The longest-serving member of the current Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education has announced she will not be a candidate for re-election this November. more
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