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As part of the City of Las Cruces’ ongoing effort to create the best outdoor recreation experience for residents and visitors, Visit Las Cruces is collecting surveys now through Oct. 8, to … more
Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez made it official during a celebration event Saturday afternoon, Sept. 18: He is running for Congress in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District, which includes Las Cruces and all of the southern part of the state. more
The Doña Ana County Farm and Livestock Bureau (DACFLB) will provide a free bus to take students on agricultural field trips during the school year, DACFLB said in an August news release. more
“I saw huge potential,” Assistant City Manager Ikani Taumoepeau (pronounced I con E tau-moe-peau) said of his decision to move to Las Cruces. He was attracted to Las Cruces because of community members’ “core values, respect for each other, family and religion,” he said. more
At its Sept. 7 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council indefinitely tabled a resolution to name the soundstage at the south end of Plaza de Las Cruces in honor of longtime Las Cruces icon Roberto Estrada so that city staff can meet with Estrada’s family to help determine a suitable name for the memorial. more
One of the nation’s top space industry engineers will be a guest at Wings n Wheels Fest 21, which will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25, at Las Cruces International Airport (LCIA). more
Fall officially begins with the autumnal equinox at 1:20 p.m. MDT Wednesday, Sept. 22. more
Viewers of an online town hall Tuesday got a preview of the new VaxTrax platform that the New Mexico State University system will use to track documentation of COVID-19 vaccination and testing for employees and students. more
The statewide requirement that face masks be worn in all indoor public spaces, with only limited exceptions and regardless of vaccination status, will be extended, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday. more
New Mexico State Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Doña Ana, is inviting Las Cruces and Doña Ana County residents to attend the fourth annual New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference, which will be held Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St., in Farmington. more
The fourth annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)’s Las Cruces Out of the Darkness Walk will be a little different from past years, said AFSP New Mexico Chapter board member and event chair Robyn Rehbein-Narvaez. more
“The very air we breathe connects us all,” said the Rev. Carol Wilkins, who began her own ministry in Las Cruces in 2020 after a year as pastor at Wellspring Church. That connection has been vital, Wilkins said, as people have dealt with the “global awakening” that resulted from Covid-19 and the murder of George Floyd. more
Freshman Republican state Sen. Crystal Diamond praised her colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers for their work during the past session, even though she felt that far-left progressives capitalized on limited public input because of the pandemic. more
This year is New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory’s (PSL) diamond jubilee, or 75th anniversary, a major milestone for what NMSU Chief of Staff Leslie Cervantes calls one of southern New Mexico’s “hidden gems.” more
Police are warning merchants and Las Cruces area residents of movie prop money that is being passed as actual currency. Over the last weekend, the Las Cruces Police Department received two … more
Mayfield High School will meet up with Las Cruces High Friday, Sept. 17. The longstanding rivalry game – one of the biggest in the nation since 1965 – … more
Two of America’s most iconic national symbols celebrate anniversaries in September. Tuesday, Sept. 14, is the 208th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s “Defence of Fort M'Henry,” which would become “The Star-Spangled Banner.” (It became the national anthem March 3, 1931.) Key (1779-1843), then a 35-year-old Maryland and Washington, D.C. attorney, wrote the poem as he watched the British Royal Navy’s bombardment of Fort McHenry during the Sept. 13-14, 1814 Battle of Baltimore, five months before the end of the War of 1812. Key was being held prisoner aboard ship by the British until after the battle because he knew of British plans for the attack on Baltimore. Key had been meeting with British officers about a prisoner exchange. more
The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s (LCHBA) 48th annual Showcase of Homes will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17-19 and 24-26. Hours are Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. A twilight tour is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. A total of 11 homes will be on this year’s tour, LCHBA Executive Officer Nicole Black said. That’s about half the usual number because homes are selling so quickly, she said. Currently, about 95 percent of the homes built by LCHBA-member contractors are pre-sold, Black said more
The City of Las Cruces will conduct several events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center, in New York City; Flight 93 in Pennsylvania; and the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. more
New Mexico State University ROTC cadets held a 24-hour vigil to remember the 13 service members killed in the Kabul, Afghanistan. more
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