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Red Kettles retreat but the need is greater than ever

With heightened restrictions imposed statewide by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, The Salvation Army has made the decision to remove all its iconic Red Kettles from storefronts across the state until further notice.

COVID-19 suppresses state agency performance

Arts & Entertainment
Academy for Learning Retirement Zooms geologic history
New Mexico State University’s Academy for Learning in Retirement (ALR) presentations by four members of the Southern Rift …
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City museum offers activity kits in December
The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science (MONAS) continues to offer takeout activity kits in December, the museum said in a news …
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‘Border Shorts!’ film showcase seeks film entries
The theme is "Pandemic Stories of the Borderlands" for the first ever Border Shorts! film showcase. The showcase is a brand-new …
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Brothers shine as artists at Sonoma Elementary
Brothers Seungyeol, a fifth grader, and Jaeyeol Baek, a second grader, are both students at Sonoma Elementary School, and both have …
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Tombaugh Gallery’s ‘Paper Work, Uniting and Celebrating Our World’ exhibit is online
The Tombaugh Gallery’s new virtual exhibition is artist Carol Wortner’s “Paper Work, Uniting and Celebrating Our …
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Local sports
Toys, sports memorabilia store opens downtown

When Alex Galvan passed away in June at 78, his family closed his store, City of the Crosses religious store at 307 S. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. But now the store has new life as City of the Crosses Toys & Collectibles.

Force multipliers can help improve your game If you are a golfer who longs for increased distance, listen up. The military concept of “force multiplier” is something you need to know about.
New Mexico restrictions necessitate Aggies' out-of-state move to prep for 2020-21 campaign In an announcement made Tuesday afternoon by NM State director of athletics Mario Moccia, the Aggies' men's basketball team will be leaving Las Cruces and …
Some thoughts on golf gambling and mental coaching Just like masks, shuttered store fronts and being homebound seems to be the new normal, PGA Tour golf betting also is becoming normal.
Business
NMSU study looks at empathy as a business strategy

A new study by New Mexico State University researchers examines the value of empathetic leadership in the American retail sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid online learning, challenges can be overcome
It’s hard to believe it, but there will come a time when COVID is not ruling our lives. But right now, it’s stealing not just health and wellbeing, it’s stealing jobs, students’ learning, our sense of community and the freedom to move about unencumbered.
Aggie mascot sporting a ‘rye smile’ these days New Mexico State University and Dry Point Distillers have launched Pistol Pete’s Six-Shooter, the first collegiate-licensed whiskey in the country.
Heath & Well Being
New program encourages frequent student check-ins

Public schools across Doña Ana County are joining forces with government agencies, businesses and civic organizations to make student success a community effort.

Chamber names healthcare award winners

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce named six winners of its fourth annual 2020 Healthcare Awards, announced late last week.

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News
Sonya L. Smith named Veterans Services secretary in October Sonya L. Smith was appointed secretary of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS) by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Oct. 23, following the retirement of Judy M. Griego.
Educator, research, scientist named state’s secretary of health Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Tracie C. Collins, MD, as the new secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH).
Teacher adopts new, feelings-based curriculum Getting people in touch with their feelings has long been a goal of professional counselors. That goal is making its way into classrooms.
In the past
NMSU hosts online workshop on diagnosing plant disorders Got a problem with a plant? Zoom on over to New Mexico State University’s Diagnosis Plant Disorders class for help.
Loan fund for small businesses mostly unused The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020, passed by the New Mexico Legislature during a special session in June, allocated $400 million to provide low-cost loans for businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ties that bind Small stacks of new railroad ties lie scattered north to south along the tracks just south of the rear of the Las Cruces Rail Museum on Mesilla Street.
Letters to the Editor
Engineer deans established student-centric culture at NMSU Feb. 16-21 was National Engineers Week, with the theme “Engineers: Pioneers of Progress.” Throughout its century-plus history, the New Mexico State University College of Engineering …
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