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A past white coat ceremony is held for incoming students of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces. The ceremony is held at Centennial High School.
White coat ceremony welcomes 207 students
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomes an anticipated 207 new medical students to its Las Cruces campus Friday with the traditional white coat ceremony, a symbolic event emphasizing the …
New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez addresses reporters at a July 16 press conference in Las Cruces.
Attorney General blasts Memorial Medical Center, launches investigation
Attorney General Raúl Torrez made clear in a news conference July 16 that he was deeply concerned about Memorial Medical Center's practices as he announced an investigation into southern New …
Las Cruces City Manager Ikani Taumoepeau prepares for a city council meeting on July 15, 2024.
Las Cruces GRT hike heading to voters
The Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously to put a proposed gross receipts tax hike before voters this fall.
Donald J. Trump, the former president and current candidate for the office, is seen in a file photo. Trump was wounded in an apparent assassination attempt on July 13, 2024.
Southern New Mexico officials condemn violence after Trump shooting
Officials from across the political spectrum in southern New Mexico took time over the weekend to condemn political violence following the assassination attempt that came very close to killing former …
The Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority, located in Las Cruces, is seen on July 12, 2024.
See a non-emergency on the street? Report it online
It might not be the most urgent thing in the world – but it still feels off.  Maybe it's a pile of illegally dumped trash, graffiti on the side of a wall or complaints about a rouge …
Man accused of killing five-month-old allowed to leave jail
A man accused of killing his five-month-old son will be allowed to leave jail and stay with his family in Arizona after a hearing on Thursday. Joseph Isaiah Parra, 31, was arrested on July 7 …
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Arts & Entertainment
Taylor-Mesilla site welcomes new conservator
New Mexico Historic Sites announced the arrival of Yasmine Jahangiri as the new museum technician and conservator of the Taylor-Mesilla and Fort Selden historic sites. Yahangiri is responsible for …
Arts Roundup
Terrifying Tomes! Horror Book Club meets at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library The Las Cruces Public Library’s Terrifying Tomes! Horror Book Group continues at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 20, in …
Actors record a passage from the audio book, “Roamers,” by Constance Hasapopoulos in Las Cruces.
Bringing the world of ‘Roamers’ to life
Creating imaginative worlds is nothing new to Constance Hasapopoulos. An award-winning screenwriter and actress who makes her home in Las Cruces, Hasapopoulos has made a career of bringing projects …
LOCAL SPORTS

Aggies named to WGCA All-American Scholars

New Mexico State University reported that five Aggies were recognized by the Women's Golf Coaches Association for their accomplishments in the classroom. Emma Bunch , Kaylee Chen , Angela Garvin , …
Noah Apocada, an incoming senior at New Mexico State University, will intern at the NBC Sports hub office on the east coast to cover the summer Olympics.

NMSU student to intern with NBC Sports for 2024 Olympic coverage

The New Mexico State University Journalism and Media Studies Department announced that student Noah Apodaca was selected for an internship with NBC Sports covering the summer Olympics.   …
High School Sports

Las Cruces student-athletes receive Gatorade’s Players of the Year nods

Two student-athletes from Las Cruces High School and Organ Mountain High were selected as Gatorade Players of the Year

Centennial girls’ softball recognized by county

The student-athletes of the Centennial High School girls’ softball team were honored with a proclamation during a meeting of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners this month. …
BUSINESS
Memorial Medical Center is pictured on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in Las Cruces.

Lawmakers, industry plan fresh look at hospital bill

On May 1, a law took effect in New Mexico giving an appointed state executive oversight powers over mergers, acquisitions or any change of ownership of hospitals in the state. Senate Bill 15 , …

Direct cash assistance lifts up families

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico is a primary support organization for the Success Partnership, which shares a common commitment to uplifting families in the region. One such …
A sign directs pedestrians around a construction project in Las Cruces, where a massive overhaul of development codes is in the works.

Overhaul of development rules sparks mixed reaction in Las Cruces Council

A massive overhaul of Las Cruces’ development codes received a mixed reaction during a council meeting on June 24. Several groups lauded the proposed changes for creating safer streets and …
Chad Lozano addresses the Las Cruces City Council on the issue of U.S. Border Patrol seizures of cannabis at its checkpoints, during the June 17 council meeting.

Cannabis providers speak out against Border Patrol seizures

Several business owners in Las Cruces spoke out against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s continuing seizures of cannabis at southern New Mexico checkpoints during a Las Cruces City …
Health & WELL BEING
The reason BOA Holistic smells so good.
CannaCopia
When you walk into the BOA Holistic Pot Lounge, 2140 Highway 180 E. in Silver City, it takes a few minutes for your eyes to adjust. The low light cavernous space could be the depths of a medieval …
Attendees and performers at Las Cruces’ first Grief Party gather for a photo at the late February 2024 event, which took place at Woody’s Gift Gallery in the Mesquite Historic District.
Las Cruces ‘grief party’ lightens the load of heavy emotions
This story includes mentions of suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, the national suicide and crisis lifeline in the U.S. is available by calling or texting 988. There is also an online chat at 988lifeline.org.
Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join us from 2- 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 for a presentation about hiking safety and preparedness at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.
Take a hike
Hiking 101: Beginning Adventure Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join to a presentation from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 about hiking safety and preparedness at Thomas Branigan …
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OPINION
Member-guest and member-member events are special and memorable tournaments with fine competition, great fun and good times. If you have never played in these types of events, there is some …
A recent town hall meeting in Las Cruces hosted by the Foundation for Open Government focused on the need for greater transparency at the Legislature during the budget-making process. There is, …
In the heart of downtown Las Cruces, a vibrant and dynamic community is blossoming, driven by the passion and innovation of local entrepreneurs. At the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, we are …
A recent town hall meeting in Las Cruces hosted by the Foundation for Open Government focused on the need for greater transparency at the Legislature during the budget-making process. There is, …
UP COMING EVENTS
Las Cruces Symphony ready for 66th season
The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its 66th season, which begins in September and continues through spring 2025 with live performances in Las Cruces of beloved popular and classical …
Coming Up This Month
Saturday, July 13 Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Main St. Info: 575-201-3853 ArtVenturous – Sculpture, 10 a.m. at at the Museum of Nature & …
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