Lane closures at the intersection of Alameda Boulevard and Amador Avenue began today and will continue for up to five days for telecommunication improvements for Century Link. Access to businesses will be maintained during the construction and motorists wanting to avoid possible delays should seek an alternate route. The lane closures will not affect RoadRUNNER Transit. For more information, call 575/528-3098. The TTY number is 575/541-2182. CONTINUE
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Elephant Butte. Photo by Elva K. Österreich. By ALTA LECOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin Last week Phil King, hydrology consultant to the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, was preparing his report for the February EBID board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8. On his mind was the ever-present specter of continuing drought. But this month something else competed for his attention: the long-awaited special master’s final recommendations on Texas and New Mexico lawsuits over the right to use water ... CONTINUE
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By Courtney Lopez Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Child hunger in New Mexico is a pressing issue and the daunting reality of this is that the faces of hunger aren’t easily identified. According to the United States Census Bureau, in Doña Ana County, more than 25 percent of the population is living in poverty. The poverty threshold for a family of four is an annual income of $24,600. One fourth of our county not only struggles to make ends meet but struggles ... CONTINUE
A special project of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Division recorded 170 citations between Oct. 3 and Oct. 7 along a targeted section of U.S. 70 between Roadrunner Parkway and the exit to the NASA Test Facility. The initiative was in response to complaints from residents along U.S. 70 and the East Mesa area of constant speeding and other traffic violations. In all, 78 citations were written for speeding, two for failure to properly use child restraints, ... CONTINUE
Editor’s note: This is the second of an 11-part series detailing Las Cruces Utilities’ 11-week Lush and Lean workshops educating citizens how to maintain a garden while being conscientious of water usage. Bill Lindemann holds up a Chinese (Napa) cabbage moments after he pulled it from the ground in his garden. Courtesy photo. By SUZANNE MICHAELS For ... CONTINUE