Dinner with DONALDSON Sam Donaldson, renowned reporter and news anchor for ABC News (1967-2013), was the keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet for New Mexico Press Women at La Posta de Mesilla Saturday, April 22. Donaldson was a White House correspondent for 13 years and a panelist and co-anchor of the network’s Sunday program,

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The 5th annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival runs Friday and Saturday nights this week. Live music will be nearly continuous on two stages Downtown. The South, second-stage, lineup “features some artists that are new to the festival this year the north main stage will present three headliners each night. For more about the schedule

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East Mesa Lane closures The following streets will have intermittent lane closures Thursday, April 26 through Friday, April 28 for roadway maintenance. • Calle Pastura from Mesa Grande Drive to Stewards Drive. • Mesa Grande Drive from Bataan Memorial East to Mesa Central Drive. • Cortez Drive from Porter Drive to Redland Drive. • Elks

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East Mesa-Area Lane Closures The following streets will have intermittent lane closures Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, for roadway maintenance: • Arena Drive from Las Colinas Drive to Las Colinas Drive. • Gem Street from Arena Drive to Galina Drive. • Gem Court from Gem Street to the East End. Speeding fines will

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Las Cruces Police have arrested the man suspected in Saturday morning’s shooting death of 21-year-old Benjamin Montoya. Joel Arciniega-Saenz, 21, of 2205 W. Picacho Ave., is charged with an open count of murder. At about 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22, police were dispatched to the report of a shooting at 2205 W. Picacho Ave. Officers

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Water Festival at Young Park Madison, Emma, Josiah and Isaiah (left to right) learn about ditches and canals, and their safety, at the sixth annual Water Festival in Young Park April 13. More than 1,000 students attended the event, learning from experts about such topics as windmills and how they pull water from the ground,

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April 14 Dear Mayor and City Councilors, Much has been said about the future management of the Rio Grande Theatre, both privately and publicly. The Doña Ana Arts Council would like to respond so our constituency is fully aware of our position. In reviewing the events as they have unfolded since Dec. 12, 2016, the

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Hands from the front rows reach out to Garth Brooks (left) as he jams with guitarist Bruce Bouton on the Telecaster during opening night, April 7, at the Pan American Center kicking off five shows in three days. See pages 53-56 for more photos, plus reviews and excerpts from a press conference with Brooks and

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