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Las Cruces city councilor announces for congressional seat

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.

Agricultural group offering free busing for students to visit farms, ranches

Arts & Entertainment
 Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebrated in Mesilla
Photographer Tabitha Rossman caught the Mexican independence day celebration in Mesilla over the Sept. 11 and 12 fiesta this year. …
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Agave Gallery featuring work of artist Paul Maxwell this month
Agave Artists’ Gallery, 2250 Calle de San Albino in Mesilla, is featuring the work of artist Paul Maxwell throughout the month …
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Camerata Del Sol Chamber Players to perform at La Vina Winery
The Camerata Del Sol Chamber Players (CDSCP), under the leadership of violinist and artistic director Daniel Vega-Albela, will take …
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‘Claypalooza 2’ on tap at city art museum Sept. 18
The Las Cruces Museum of Art (MOA) and the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces will host “Claypalooza 2” from 9 a.m. to 1 …
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Concert Association has ‘powerhouse duo’ for Sept. 21 concert
The Las Cruces Concert Association (LCCA) will present pianist Ilya Yakushev and cellist Thomas Mesa in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, …
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Local sports
This week's high school football scores

This week's high school football scores

NM State dropped by Gonzaga, 4-0, in non-conference finale Facing off against an opponent from the West Coast Conference for the first time since 2018, the NM State women's soccer team could not keep pace with the high-powered offense of Gonzaga and dropped a 4-0 decision to the Bulldogs Sunday afternoon at the NM State Soccer Athletics Complex.
Aggies return home for Saturday night contest against South Carolina State After spending the last two weeks on the road, the NM State football program returns home Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Returning home for the first time since Aug. 28 against UTEP, Saturday's contest against South Carolina State will be the first all-time meeting between the two programs, and will mark the first time in program history that the Aggies have faced off with a member of the MEAC conference.
Mayfield, Cruces rivalry game on Sept. 17 Mayfield and Las Cruces will meet up in football at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Field of Dreams, at the corner of Motel Boulevard and Tashiro Road. According to district Athletics Director Ernie Viramontes, 5,000 tickets will be sold for each high school. No tickets will be sold at the Field of Dreams on game day.
Business
Is it finally time for New Mexico to fully fund Dual Credit courses?

If there’s been one consistent message coming from The Bridge of Southern New Mexico over our 12-year history, it’s been the importance of accelerating students not just toward high-school graduation, but also college completion.

Las Cruces in line to land a Noodles & Company franchise by 2023 Four new Noodles & Company restaurants are planned for the El Paso and Las Cruces area during the next three years, the public relations firm Konnect Agency said in a news release.
Tresco contracts division gets new name Tresco Inc. contracts division has been renamed Tresco Works. The division has offered employment opportunities to persons with varying disabilities through federal, state and commercial agreements/partnerships, Tresco said in a news release.
Heath & Well Being
For a better golf future, try letting go of your demons

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.

Trio of women pump iron the natural way

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.

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Assistant city manager drawn to Las Cruces by city’s ‘huge potential’ “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.
City council tables Estrada memorial, creates redistricting panel 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.
Woman space engineer special guest at Wings n Wheels Fest 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).
In the past
Summer leaves, autumn falls Sept. 22 Fall officially begins with the autumnal equinox at 1:20 p.m. MDT Wednesday, Sept. 22.
NMSU launches vaccine card tracking system; new requirements begin Sept. 30 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.
State to extend indoor mask requirement 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.
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