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County Commissioners approve application to the Cares Act Relief Fund to benefit small businesses

The Board of County Commissioners voted to approve Doña Ana County’s application to the CARES Act Relief Fund in a special meeting held on August 4, 2020.

New supplemental SNAP increases also being issued in August

Arts & Entertainment
Sister power: Mas Art moves to new location
Sisters Malu and Sandra Bender have taken their art and frame business, Mas Art, from its downtown location to a spacious, new …
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Dance goes on! Music/dance academy hasn’t lost a step
“The biggest challenge was dance,” Academy of Music & Dance owner Leslie Kowalski said, as the academy switched over …
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Governor’s awards for excellence in the arts suspended until next year
The 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts has been suspended until next year, with a new deadline of March 5, 2021, …
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Inland Sea by Allyson Packer
Join us through social media and other online special events for Inland Sea by Allyson Packer. Inland Sea refers to New Mexico’s …
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Local couple takes over 40-year old framing, art supply shop
The Frame and Art Center of Las Cruces has been operating and supporting the local arts community since 1980, but in June 2019, …
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Local sports
‘Actions of kindness’: Players, colleagues, coaches recall a legend

“It’s like losing a guardian angel,” said Jimmy Collins, a 6-2 guard from Syracuse, who averaged 24.3 points a game for the 1969-70 Aggies. “It started back in 1966 and I’m sure it will continue until I leave this life.

Henson’s life leaves lasting legacy Lou Henson earned a spot in the College Basketball Hall of Fame for a coaching career that spanned 42 seasons and three universities, as well as two Final Four berths.
Self-analysis can be key to enjoyment, improvement All golfers want to get better. You want to acquire a higher skill level and play consistently better golf.
A legend takes wing Legendary NMSU and Illinois Basketball Coach Lou Henson died Saturday, July 25. He was 88.
Magic and science combine to enchant, teach children

Las Cruces native Britton A. Goodwin has always been fascinated with science and magic performances, so he combined them to create Professor Bah-Boom Educational Entertainment.

MountainView brings tele-medicine to Las Cruces MountainView Regional Hospital (MVRH) is contracting with the nation’s leading multispecialty telemedicine physician group to bring teleneurology to Las Cruces.
Economics: Those who refuse to mask are just wrong For those who simplistically state that it is their American right not to wear a mask, they are wrong, because the right they claim conflicts with other’s right to go into public without being coated in virus-laden spittle.
Heath & Well Being
Veteran gets birthday surprise

Dwight Weir joined friends and family to watch more than 20 car, truck and firetruck loads of people drive past his home near Elks Drive Wednesday, July 29, providing a birthday surprise drive-by …

COVID-19 update: Monday, July 20, 2020

COVID-19 Statistics (Updates for Monday, July 20, 2020) New Mexico 17,215 cases, 476,497 tests (3.613% pos), 578 died, 6,814 recovered, 154 hospitalized. July 19: 16,971 cases, 469,215 tests …

Sisbarro launches August effort to support local businesses Sisbarro Dealerships in Las Cruces and Deming will offer a $25 Visa gift card with every new or pre-owned test drive, in an effort to help families and support local restaurants and businesses.
COVID-19 update: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 COVID-19 Statistics (Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 updates) New Mexico 21,773 cases, 604,382 tests (3.6% pos), 669 died, 8,950 recovered, 138 hospitalized. Aug 5: 21,566 cases, 597,408 tests (3.61%), 667 …
Chamber exec to study economic recovery Debbi Moore, president & CEO of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce (LCCC), has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 41 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States.
In the past
Farmers Market hanging in there Except for food vendors, the Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces (FCMLC) was closed March 14-June 6 because of state public health orders in response to COVID-19.
County awards Triage Center contract “This really is a day to celebrate,” Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Director Jamie Michael said Tuesday morning, Aug. 4., after the county commission voted to approve a contract to license and operate the county’s Crisis Triage Center (CTC).
Congressman, meteorologist, scientist vie for historic New Mexico U.S. Senate seat This year’s New Mexico U.S. Senate race pits a Democrat with extensive government service against a Republican who is running for office for the first time. There’s also a Libertarian in the race.
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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