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An effort to fix the state’s anticorruption statute after the New Mexico Supreme Court barred prosecutors from bringing criminal charges under several of its provisions died in the state …
Education proved to be a flashpoint for debate in the 2024 30-day New Mexico legislative session. Conflicts about priorities, local control, funding and multilingual education marked debate as …
A guarantee of paid family and medical leave for New Mexico workers died on Wednesday by a single vote. After just over three hours of debate, the House of Representatives voted 34-36 on  …
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City holds public road safety meeting
The city of Las Cruces holds a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss the arterial and collector speed management policy. In simpler terms, the policy refers to how the city manages …
Charges filed in December killing at Las Cruces prison
New Mexico State Police have charged a Minnesota man with killing a Rio Rancho man inside a Las Cruces prison last year. Corey Clinton Jeffery, 51, stands charged with first-degree murder, …
Gretchen Morgenson
Pulitzer-winning journalist visits NMSU with warning about private equity
NBC News journalist Gretchen Morgenson talks about her book and concerning findings about private equity and the health care industry.
Thousands poured into Albert Johnson Park in downtown Las Cruces on Friday evening, Feb. 16, 2024, for a memorial service honoring LCPD officer Jonah Hernandez, who died the previous weekend.
Prayers, tears, candlelight at LCPD officer’s memorial
The city of Las Cruces held an evening memorial service for fallen LCPD officer Jonah Hernandez that featured tributes and Christian prayers.
Officer Jonah Hernandez
Memorial holds remembrance walk for LCPD officer
Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday joined the nonprofit Running4Heroes in organizing a 1-mile walk in remembrance of slain Las Cruces police officer Jonah Hernandez. Approximately 100 …
Las Cruces Police Department units are seen in an undated file photo.
Thursday shooting kills man in Las Cruces
Las Cruces police are investigating an early morning shooting on Feb. 15 that killed one man and injured another.
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Arts & Entertainment
One of the animators at NMSU’s Learning Games Lab works on the “skeletal” structure used to animate a character for an educational game under development at the Las Cruces campus.
A visit to NMSU’s Learning Games Lab
New Mexico State University’s Learning Games Lab mostly does its work quietly, with a team of professional illustrators and animators at work over screens in a darkened room on the Las Cruces …
‘Generations’ writing project seeks authors
The Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District is teaming up with the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership to introduce the Generations Community Writing Project, and they are calling for submissions. The …
REVIEW: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect’ at Black Box perfectly lovable
If the title “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” inspires a chuckle, don’t miss this musical. Composer Jimmy Roberts and book writer and lyricist Joe DiPietro aptly …
LOCAL SPORTS

Registration open for basketball league

The city of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department announced individual registration for its Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League on Monday. According to a news release, four age …

New super nostrums, remedies for afflicted golfers

I have always been puzzled by the crazy names of drugs and medications, especially those advertised on television – and there are plenty. Who comes up with these seemingly randomly lettered …
High School Sports

High school sports weekend

Friday, Jan. 26 Centennial High basketball at Mayfield: Freshman boys, 4 p.m., JV boys 5:30 p.m., varsity boys 7 p.m. Centennial High hosts Mayfield: Freshman girls, 4 p.m., JV girls 5:30 …

Organ Mountain Knights: ‘Watch out for us’

Organ Mountain High School Boys Basketball has been a monster of a team during the first half of the prep basketball season - only recording one loss and grabbing 12 wins. The Knights have …
BUSINESS

Vexus investing $50 million for fiber network in Las Cruces

Fiber optic internet provider Vexus Fiber recently completed phase one of a $250 million new fiber network in Albuquerque, projected for completion in 2028. Last week, the company said it broke …

City approves plan for potential Northrise development

The Las Cruces City Council approved a planning document Monday that sets the stage for potential development on Northrise Drive. The Northrise Blueprint was approved on a 5-to-1 vote on Feb. 5, …

Home values off to a great start in 2024

Home values are on the rebound as Las Cruces saw a small increase in January that is projected to rise even higher in lieu of the upcoming spring buyer season.  While an anticipated drop in …

New Mexico adopts new bar exam for aspiring lawyers

Beginning in July 2027, law school graduates will take a new bar examination for qualifying to practice law in New Mexico, the state Supreme Court and the Board of Bar Examiners announced Monday. …

No immediate solution to endangered Crisis Triage Center

Doña Ana County’s Crisis Triage Center is on track to close at the end of the month when its service provider withdraws.
Health & WELL BEING
A seventh-grader in Lauren Apodaca’s life sciences class dissects a plastic frog produced from a 3D printer, at Vista Middle School in Las Cruces, Feb. 13, 2024.
Classroom hops away from dissecting frogs
New Mexico has been a "dissection choice" state since 2005. The alternatives to dissecting real animals are getting more sophisticated.
Celebrating the restoration of sight
“Throw my brain in a hurricane And the blind can have my eyes And the deaf can have both of my ears If they don’t mind the size.” - John Prine I wasn’t …
U.S. Highway 82 between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft is one of many that were snow packed and icy last week. More snow is predicted in the next several weeks for southern New Mexico.
Winter Weather Driving Tips
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) says it has prepared its personnel and equipment in efforts to support the need of law enforcement and emergency responders for upcoming harsh road …
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OPINION
The two presumptive nominees for president are 81 and 77 years old. They would be the oldest major party nominees for the office in history, just as they were in 2020. It is reasonable to consider …
In 2003, then-Gov. Bill Richardson convinced New Mexico voters that the only way to fix our chronically underperforming schools was to scrap the old state school board and put one person in charge. …
For those who remember the Muppet Show on television, one of the joys was seeing celebrity guest stars surrounded by muppet characters, usually in a typhoon of comic mayhem. Today, the Muppet Show is …
For many families living in New Mexico, especially those living in poverty, the opportunity to send their children to a quality private school is not always a reality. In these circumstances, charter …
UP COMING EVENTS
Maiya Corral, Benjamin Benne
Playwrights Corral, Benne in residence at NMSU
New Mexico State University’s theatre arts department is welcoming playwrights Maiya Corral and Benjamin Benne, who will develop new works at the university and work with students of the …
Trilogies from Morocco.
Connecting through the earth: Rock, gem and mineral show
Frank Parrish grew up in El Paso. A self-identified rockhound by the age of 7, he scoured the Franklin Mountains for rocks and fossils as he grew up, ultimately picking up degrees at the University …
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