The line-up for the 2016 Las Cruces Country Music Festival is set. Friday’s heritage headliners include country legends Lee Ann Womack and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Saturday night continues the party with rising stars David Nail and Cam. The line-up also includes Rick Trevino and Aaron Watson who are sure to get the crowds on their feet. New this year, the 4th Annual LCCMF includes two stages for a ... CONTINUE
StoryCorps ready to record your stories By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers and his daughter, Carol Owensby, were the first visitors to the StoryCorps mobile unit Monday morning, Jan. 4, as it began a month-long visit to Las Cruces to record the oral histories of local residents. Carruthers said he talked to Owensby, an advanced educational services facilitator at Arrowhead Park Early College High School, about his father and her grandfather, William Carruthers, who died ... CONTINUE
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Soules aims to change liquor laws By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Even though he knows the prospects are not good in a short session with the agenda controlled by a governor of the other party, State. Sen. Bill Soules, a Las Cruces Democrat, said he still hopes to introduce a bill in the New Mexico Legislature later this month that could substantially change the state’s liquor laws. ... CONTINUE
Ag women ride hot streak into WAC play Bulletin report Watch out for the Aggies. The New Mexico State University women’s basketball team is off to a hot start for the 2015-16 season. In fact, the last time the Aggie women – who’ve snared victories in 11 of their first 14 games – started a season so well, Bill Clinton was just about to make his first State of the Union address ... CONTINUE
KRWG-TV picks up locally made ‘Pláticas’ documentaries Starting this week, KRWG-TV will broadcast a series of televised pláticas, or “talks,” featuring the rich and unique oral histories of some of the Mesilla Valley’s most illustrious residents and produced right here in Las Cruces. Produced by PRC productions in association with the Mesquite Historic Preservation Society – which first began holding these public chats some years ago – “Pláticas” presents the true stories ... CONTINUE
NMSU students bring ‘The Joy of Learning’ back to life By Dana Beasley For the Las Cruces Bulletin In its spot on a patch of lawn behind New Mexico State University’s Branson Library, a threatening cycle of ice, heat and calcium-rich sprinkler water has gradually worn away “The Joy of Learning” sculpture. “The bronze sculpture has become very corroded over the years,” said Silvia Marinas-Feliner, director of the Museum Conservation Program in NMSU’s College ... CONTINUE
Arts & Entertainment 2015 year in review By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin The year 2015 was another great year for arts and entertainment in Las Cruces. Cultural and community festivals took place across the calendar year, celebrating the rich and varied histories that have intertwined in this place we call home. The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Cowboy Days (March), Blessing of the Fields (May), Ghosts of the ... CONTINUE