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New Mexico History Museum announces reopening of the Native American Artisans Portal Program

The New Mexico History Museum is pleased to announce that the renowned Native American Artisan Portal Program will reopen on Friday, June 11. The program has been closed since March 12, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Convention Of 1906, 2021 Rio Grande Water Allocations, and levee rehabilitation work on agenda for June 24 webinar

Arts & Entertainment
NMSU film teacher connects students directly with professionals working in the film industry
During the semester that just ended, New Mexico State University film teacher Rajeev “Raj” Nirmalakhandan connected his …
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Juneteenth Jazz Festival combines uniquely American music, culture, history
The City of Las Cruces is teaming up with a jazz musician and a filmmaker, both from Las Cruces, to present the all-virtual Juneteenth …
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Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Galley features artists Mary Zawacki, Kurt Van Wagner in June
The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery (MVFA), 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the Fountain Theatre on the Mesilla Plaza, will …
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Branigan Library starts mystery book group
If you love a good mystery novel, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has the group for you. The library has started a mystery book …
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Agave Artist gallery adds new artist
Clara Silvia Sierra has joined the artists whose work is on display at Agave Artist Coop in Mesilla. Sierra enjoys painting …
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Local sports
Not having as much fun as you want playing golf? Here’s a few suggestions

Play a round with a buddy using only one, two or at the most three clubs. Its’s fun. You’d be surprised how you can invent and create shots when you don’t have a full bag.

Dip that chip and help support the Aggies Athletes, sports teams and even entire athletics departments are constantly seeking an edge, an advantage that sets them apart and helps them, well, win.
NMSU rodeo team welcomes new coach, heads to national finals Brice Baggarley fulfilled a longtime dream when he took the helm of the New Mexico State University rodeo team last month.
Phil thrills with win for the ages and for the aged
In the most amazing sports story of the year, a nearly 51-year-old Phil Mickelson won the 103rd PGA Championship on a truly brutal Kiawah Island golf course on Sunday, May 23.
Business
Businessman Grey Handy has had a ‘continuous’ relationship with Citizens Bank for 50 years

Grey Handy has had a personal and professional relationship with Citizens Bank of Las Cruces literally since day one.

Tresco employee talks about how organization ‘changed’ her life Lydia Hernandez has been lead custodian at the U.S. District Court building, 100 N. Church St., for the past 10 years.
Price spike in April raises fears of inflation April’s inflation number was the highest in 12 years. Meanwhile, the news is full of stories about record-high lumber prices, chip shortages disrupting auto manufacturing, soaring real estate prices, difficulty in hiring thwarting restaurant re-openings.
Heath & Well Being
Jardin de los Niños has ribbon cutting on trauma care center

Jardin de los Niños CEO Michelle Adames, Ph.D., and her staff, volunteers, clients and supporters cut the ribbon May 21 as Jardin became the first trauma-informed care center in New Mexico endorsed by the New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health (NMAIMH).

Panel brings together health experts to ‘pull in same direction’

Bringing together stakeholders in the mental and physical health industries, a panel held May 25 at the Electronic Caregiver offices featured individuals from area health industries and as far away as Austria.

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Thursday, June 10, Covid-19 update New Mexico (population: 2.11 million; 16+ population eligible to receive vaccination: 1,680,605)
Cooking demonstration explores ‘good, bad and ugly’ of mushrooms In partnership with chef John Hartley and the New Mexico State University School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM), NMSU professor of fungal plant pathology Soum Sanogo, Ph.D., and students in his fungal biology course held the 2021 NMSU Mushroom Cooking Demonstration event.
Beerman announces candidacy for Las Cruces City Council William Beerman has announced his candidacy for representing District 6 on the Las Cruces City Council. Incumbent Yvonne Flores has previously announced she will seek a second four-term. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 2.
In the past
Young entrepreneurs learn to create, research, sell in Acton Academy’s annual business fair “We definitely took lemons and made lemonade out of them,” Acton Academy Mesilla Valley (AAMV) founder Anna Biad said about the school’s annual Las Cruces Children’s Business Fair, which continues through June 17 at www.kidsbusinessmarket.org.
Local consumer spending shows an increase, El Paso Federal Reserve official says Consumer spending in Las Cruces is now higher than it was before the pandemic, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, Senior Vice President in Charge and Senior Economist Roberto A. Coronado, Ph.D., told the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance’s (MVEDA) virtual forum on June 1.
GO bond money at work for the animals Putting shovel to ground to start a $9.8 million project at Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), officials and contractors set their sights on the new addition to the facility.
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