Tuesday morning, April 11, the home page of the University of New Mexico athletics department had a giant graphic announcing: “Join us in welcoming Paul Weir, head coach, New Mexico men’s basketball.” Someone even found a photo of Weir wearing a Lobo red tie to accompany the graphic. UNM hired Weir after he had just finished a successful first season as head coach at New Mexico State University, leading the Aggies to the Western ... CONTINUE
The City of Las Cruces Street and Traffic Operations crews will be performing maintenance on parking lots 3 & 4 downtown as well as on some adjacent walkways. Parking lot 3, located directly behind Insta-Copy, will be closed Wednesday, April 12. Parking lot 4, located directly behind Dwell Yoga and Black Box Theatre, will be closed Thursday, April 13. Maintenance will consist of sweeping the lots and repairing potholes. Each lot will only be closed for the one day listed ... CONTINUE
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Descendants and friends of the ex-POWs of Bataan and Corregidor, area military personnel, and the community in general will conduct a ceremony in honor of the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Bataan during World War II. The event, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Las Cruces Veterans Memorial Park, 1151 North Roadrunner Parkway, will memorialize the 1,800 members of the New Mexico 200th Coast Artillery, a National Guard ... CONTINUE
Today, Friday, April 7, westbound Three Crosses Avenue is closed between Main Street and Spitz Avenue. Southbound Spitz will have a lane closure between Three Crosses and Main and Three Crosses will have a flagman operation. El Paso Electric will be installing infrastructure improvements at that location in advance of the NMDOT Main St.\Three Crosses Project. The road closure may affect RoadRUNNER Transit route 1. Motorists wanting to avoid possible delays should seek an alternate route. For more information, call 575-528-3098. ... CONTINUE
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