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Southwest Living
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Robert Kirker of Las Cruces is planning a trip with his two daughters to Ireland some time in 2022 to visit the home of his great-grandfather, who was born near Belfast, emigrated to the United States in the early 19th century and lived and traveled throughout the U.S. and northern Mexico, working as a privateer during the War of 1812 and as a scout in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War and the Indian Wars of the American West. 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
“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
Rick Black gets “a lot of honks and a lot of smiles” when he’s out driving. That is, if he’s driving his completely restored 1931 Model A Ford. more
New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will offer a free virtual demonstration to demystify the vast world of edible mushrooms.The … more
The winter outlook for projected moisture in the watersheds supplying the Rio Grande remains entrenched in a La Nina weather pattern according to Dr. Phil King, engineering consultant for Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID). more
In 1930, Las Cruces and NMSU legend Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto, which was designated as the ninth and most distant planet in our solar system. more
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