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NMSU Black Programs to host first Girl Trek walk in NM Oct. 22

New Mexico State University's Black Programs will host a two-mile walk Thursday, Oct. 22, as part of a national initiative for African-American women and girls that promotes healthy living, families and communities through walking.

Socialist candidate for president visits Las Cruces

Arts & Entertainment
Casa Camino Real plans Oct. 24 book bag giveaway
Casa Camino Real Bookstore will host a drive-by book event Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Local and neighborhood children and …
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Tombaugh Gallery launches virtual venue
The Tombaugh Gallery has launched a virtual presence to showcase the artists who would have had their exhibits in the gallery this …
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Storytellers of Las Cruces honor 60-year member
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Pat Gill’s friends and fellow storytellers got together on Zoom to give her an award for 60 years as a …
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Great theatre at home: Black Box Theatre has new productions streaming
Black Box Theatre’s resident No Strings Theatre Company has kept busy doing creative projects since the Black Box Theatre (BBT) …
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In New York or Las Cruces, for pianist, guitarist Mark Klett, it’s all about the music
Las Cruces native Mark Klett has spent much of the last decade making a name for himself as a talented and versatile musician, …
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Local sports
DeChambeau stuns with U.S. Open win at Winged Foot

With his stunning win in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Bryson DeChambeau may have disrupted the golfing world more than amateur player Francis Ouimet did back in 1913.

Fear of failure can paralyze a recreational golfer For years there has been a theory in psychology known as “fear of success.” I have always found that idea suspicious at best. When it comes to golfers, I have predominantly noticed “fear of failure.”
Different socks for different folks, good reasons New Mexico State women's golfer Amelia McKee wears mismatched socks on purpose – for a purpose. The junior is unmistakable on the golf course. Her exposed left leg contrasts her right leg, which always bears a knee-high and NMSU-branded sock.
Golf is rebounding, but challenges remain Many golf courses around the country were closed for play starting in March, including those here in New Mexico. Nearly all of our courses opened May 1, thanks to the efforts of several golf-related organizations, most notably the Sun Country Section of the PGA of America, along with PGA consultant and Las Cruces resident Dave Kimble, who has just been named New Mexico Amateur Golfer of the Year for 2020.
Business
New mental health agency launches in Las Cruces

Las Crucens Annette Mirabal and Laura Bruggemann have opened 4 Directions Integrative Mental Health at 125 W. Boutz Road and have begun accepting referrals from Las Cruces and surrounding areas.

City has $5.4 million to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department (LCEDD) was awarded more than $5.4 million earlier this month from a federal CARES Act Small Business Continuity Grant Program for FY2021 to help the city provide reimbursement funding to small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency.
$1.32 million will support rail hub improvements Doña Ana County has received $1.32 million for preliminary engineering and federal environmental review for a grade-separated overpass above the Union Pacific Railroad line at the northern entrance of two industrial parks in Santa Teresa.
Heath & Well Being
NMSU honors public health heroes in Doña Ana County

New Mexico State University’s Department of Public Health Sciences will present its sixth annual Public Health Heroes Awards throughout October, honoring several Doña Ana County leaders …

Patients from other states can now medicate in N.M.

Medical cannabis patients from other states are now allowed to use their cards in New Mexico, but cannabis products are not allowed to cross state lines.

Inside
News
Out of the ashes: Counseling facility recovering from 2013 devastation After a long saga, Border Area Mental Health Services is changing its name back to Southwest Counseling Center and is growing again, with plans to open an office in Anthony.
Aldaz scholarship continues her legacy of teaching Anna-Marie Aldaz touched the lives of many, through friends and family and the students she encountered while teaching. As a receiver of multiple awards for teaching, Aldaz dedicated her life to enriching students' lives with learning.
Jardin bike run fundraiser For a second year, Jardin de los Niños is partnering with the Survivors Clean and Sober Motorcycle Club (SCSMC) to advance Jardin’s mission of serving children and their families who are struggling with homelessness.
In the past
UTVs stolen from Valley Drive Kubota dealership Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who stole three new utility terrain vehicles from a Las Cruces dealership earlier this week. On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Las Cruces police learned that …
COVID-19 update: Friday, Oct. 16 COVID-19 Statistics (Update: approximately 8:30 a.m. MDT Friday, Oct 16, 2020): New Mexico Oct 15: 34,958 cases, 1,027,392 tests (3.40259% pos), 922 died, 19,457 rec, 150 hosp. Oct 14: 34,290 …
Early voting is underway Early voting began Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Doña Ana County and statewide.
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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