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City manager gets to answer state question: Red (the Chiefs) or Green (the Eagles)?
Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili will be pulling for his old team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in Super Bowl LVII this Sunday. After all, the former defensive lineman has an Eagles NFL championship ring …
Oldest known ariel photo of Las Cruces is topic of Feb. 16 presentation
The Doña Ana County Historical Society (DACHS) will host a presentation by local historian Christopher Schurtz beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the auditorium at Good Samaritan …
Sen. Carrie Hamblen co-sponsors Human Rights Act
State Sen. Carrie Hamblen of Las Cruces was one of four New Mexico legislators who introduced the Human Rights Act Modernization bill (House Bill 207) Jan. 26, as the 60-day legislative session …
School district previews draft calendar for the 2023-2024 school year
Las Cruces Public Schools will host a town hall-style meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2 to share a draft calendar of the upcoming 2023-2024 school year for consideration by the LCPS Board of Education. The …
City opens garden plots
If you have ever wanted to grow your own vegetables and flowers, here is your opportunity. The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department opened leases for available community garden plots …
Church offers free wedding on Valentine’s Day
For the second year in a row, Morning Star Church of Las Cruces will perform free weddings 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Plaza De Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. downtown, …
More local news

Planes n’ Coffee: Sharing fly-ins with community

The airplanes come in, flying from all around southern New Mexico and lining up on the runway at the Las Cruces International Airport. Single pilots and families flying together, descend, sometimes …

Arts & Entertainment
Circa 1970s hand-drawn, souvenir posters of Las Cruces, NMSU, New Mexico, other states and cities are available online
If you are a southern New Mexico “old timer,” you may remember black and white posters that first appeared in the early 1970s that featured hand-drawn images and detailed research of the …
Las Cruces two ‘best’ actors star in ‘Love Letters’ Valentine’s Day at Black Box Theatre
Continuing a long-standing tradition, Black Box Theatre (BBT) will present a single performance of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. …
Filmed in Las Cruces, ‘The Locksmith’ showing through Thursday, Feb. 9
Special showings of a film shot in Las Cruces plays Feb. 3-9 at Allen Theaters, Telshor 12. “The Locksmith,” a feature film produced by Mark David and Roger Goff, was …
Community Theatre wants directors for 2023-24 shows
Las Cruces Community Theatre (LCCT) is looking for directors for the upcoming 2023-24 season. LCCT plans to produce five shows during the 2023-24 season, beginning Aug. 11, 2023, and continuing …
Song Finger exhibit continues through Feb. 26 at Tombaugh Gallery
Tombaugh Gallery presents the artwork of Song Finger, an artist new to Las Cruces, with an exhibit that opens Sunday, Feb. 5, at the gallery, located at 2000 S. Solano Drive, inside Unitarian …
Local sports

Aggies get WAC win; doubleheader set for Saturday

After repeatedly coming close, the NM State men’s basketball team finally got its first Western Athletic Conference game of the season, defeating Stephen F. Austin 73-67 in the Pan Am Center …

Aggie hoops Saturday

NM State hosts a pair of basketball games Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Pan American Center. The Aggie women play Grand Canyon in a Western Athletic Conference game tipping off at 4 p.m. The Aggie …

18 helpful golf tips presented by your favorite golf shrink

Today I’m going to add to the untold number of golf tips that have been offered through the ages. The theme is “if you want to shrink your handicap, listen to your shrink.” In this …

The holiday season: that special time for giving thanks

We are truly in the middle of the “holiday season.” It is indeed a joyous time of the year for people of all faiths. A time not only to give thanks but also to reflect on how we may …
Business

Cruces Creatives co-founder inducted into NMSU Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Lea Wise-Surguy, the co-founder, chair and executive director of Cruces Creatives, officially joined an exclusive group of entrepreneurs Thursday as the fourth inductee into the New Mexico State …

Atom Bomb Studio celebrates 10th anniversary

Tattoo artists “Xombi” Aaron Valenzuela and Anahy Nuñez opened Atom Bomb Studio Dec. 21, 2012, and celebrated their 10th anniversary a few weeks ago. Nuñez is a Las …

Chamber awards gala is Feb. 23

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce (GLCCC) 2023 Chamber Gala and Choice Awards will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs …
Heath & Well Being

Downtown Desert Yoga celebrates 13th anniversary Feb. 10

Downtown Desert Yoga (DDY), 303 S. Alameda Blvd., will celebrate its 13th anniversary with Wellness Week, Feb. 4-10, said DDY instructor Debra Knapp, Ph.D., New Mexico State University professor …

Injections may have multiple skincare benefits

The healing properties of your own blood can be an important factor in having healthier skin. Because she has her own lab, Innovative Aesthetics of Las Cruces founder Nora Medina can draw a …

NMSU Extension develops nutrition website

While most people strive to eat more nutritious foods on a daily basis, understanding how to accomplish that goal every day can be a challenge. A new website has been designed to help users find easy …

Healthy Heart Challenge offers 28 days of recipes, tips

With heart disease as a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people each year, the folks at MountainView Regional Medical Center are challenging the …

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News
New Mexico State University will host the 2023 New Mexico Chile Conference Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 6-7, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.  This year’s conference, …
Curriculum Associates (CA) has named Laura Bryant of Central Elementary School in Las Cruces and Rita Chavira of Desert View Elementary in Sunland Park to its 2023 class of Extraordinary Educators, …
The Leopold Writing Program (LWP), a New Mexico-based nonprofit, is celebrating the 15th year of its environmental essay writing contest, which is open to all sixth-12th graders in New Mexico. The …
In the past
About 200 Las Crucens gathered in Santa Fe for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s annual Las Cruces Days in Santa Fe Jan. 27-30, meeting with legislators and learning about the 2023 …
New Mexico State University Black Programs and the NMSU Black Student Association have a wide range of activities scheduled for Black History Month.
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” returned to Spaceport America on Jan. 9, for two weeks of winter training, according to a press release. This is the …
Opinion
The city has had an extensive, detailed plan to revive the El Paseo corridor ever since 2009. That was the year Las Cruces was one of a handful of cities selected by the federal government for a …
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Las Cruces Country Club clubhouse building, more than 90 years old, is facing demolition. Some historians are distraught at the thought of losing it, but as of this writing, …
Citizen action and citizen engagement is needed to reach consensus and advance the common good on everyday issues like access to education and health care, a healthy environment, and a strong …
Three years ago, none of the committees in the New Mexico House of Representatives were chaired by a member from Las Cruces. This year, our representatives lead three committees, including the one …
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