La Clinica de Familia begins work on new health care clinic By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Primary healthcare in Las Cruces took a big step forward Wednesday, Aug. 19, as La Casa de Familia (LCDF) health center announced stage-one plans to convert the old Memorial General Hospital (and later city offices) at 575 S. Alameda Blvd. into Cervantes Medical Complex (CMC). When renovations are complete in the summer of 2016, the facility will include ... CONTINUE
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Should city spend millions on new pool? By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The Las Cruces City Council held a marathon work session Monday, Aug. 24, as the members discussed construction of a new competitive- size community swimming pool, the city’s draft arroyo management plan and how to spend about $12 million in hold harmless gross receipts funds for economic development. Community pool There was a presentation by City Parks and Recreation ... CONTINUE
SWEC Back by Noon Hikes are back for fall By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin Since 1992, Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC), along with its staff and the help of a time- and money-generous community, has dedicated itself to protecting and restoring native wildlife in their habitats in the Southwestern borderlands, focusing on advocacy, education and on-the-ground projects – to speaking for wild life and wild places throughout the region. To ... CONTINUE
Tree stewards enhance urban forest By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is beginning a new cycle of its Tree Stewards Program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15. The program, which is in its fourth cycle, was started in June of 2012. “Its purpose was to recruit and train volunteers from the community who really understand how critical trees are to the community, and ... CONTINUE