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Positive COVID-19 test results at NMSU

On Thursday, Sept. 24 New Mexico State University learned that one student and one faculty member in the Music Department tested positive for COVID-19. An additional student in music has been tested …

Mayfield Science Teacher Selected for HHMI BioInteractive Ambassador Academy

Arts & Entertainment
Zucker, MacQuarrie are October artists at Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery
The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Galley (MVFAG), 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre, will feature …
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Downtown calls for artists
The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP) and the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District (ACD) have created an artist-in-residence …
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Award-winning author to present Zoom book talk
Las Cruces author and playwright Denise Chávez will present a Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Zoom talk about her work …
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Project in Motion Circus Camp returns Sept. 28
Project in Motion (PIM), Las Cruces’ modern and aerial dance company, will host Circus Camp Monday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Oct. 3, …
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Las Cruces musician C.S. Fuqua releases seventh album
Fans of the Native America flute have a new treat to enjoy. Las Cruces-based musician C.S. Fuqua has released a new album, titled …
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Local sports
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.

Bifurcation: There’s golf for pros and the rest of us Last week, we examined golf’s Distance Insights Project report announcing the long-awaited concerted research effort to explore in great detail the detrimental effects that the distances many of the PGA Tour pros are driving the golf ball are having on the game.
Are pro golfers driving the ball too far? Seems like it In early February, just six weeks prior to the country’s shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, golf’s major ruling entities reported a number of key findings from their ongoing Distance Insights Project (DIP).
USIBWC announces 2020-21 bird hunting areas The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has released information regarding migratory and game bird hunting areas on USIBWC lands along the Rio Grande Doña Ana and Sierra counties for the 2020-2021 bird hunting season, starting with dove season Sept. 1.
Business
It’s important to discern news vs. narrative

What do you do when news isn’t news anymore, but narrative? How can you know what’s true and what’s not? How can we understand the issues we face and work together on solutions, if the information we receive is presented in a way that drives us to emotional reactions or drives us apart, rather than encouraging us to think critically together about the issues we face?

La Casa benefits from chiropractic donation Precure Chiropractic in Las Cruces has donated $7,560 to La Casa Inc., the only domestic-violence shelter in Las Cruces.
Subscription box company launches in Las Cruces Heather Salopek of Legacy Pecans decided there had to be a way to help businesses and her community survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I saw firsthand the impact that COVID-19 was having on my retail business,” Salopek said. “I knew I was not the only small business experiencing this detrimental downturn in sales due to loss of customer traffic and especially, in my case, traffic from tourists.”
Heath & Well Being
Virtual retreat addresses cancer in New Mexico

Cancer Services of New Mexico (CSNM) has announced that adult cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members and friends are invited to participate in virtual family cancer retreat.

‘Run Then Wine’ event goes virtual for 2020

Sonia Gonzales is passionate about running and wine, so she combined the two in 2014 to create “Run Then Wine,” an event that encourages runners to compete against one another and then relax afterward at a local winery.

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News
Complete census by Sept. 30 Wednesday, Sept. 30, is the last day of the self-response phase of the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau said New Mexico’s self-response rate was 57.3 percent as of Sept. 21. That’s almost nine points below the national average of 66.1 percent. Minnesota has the highest response rate at 74.6 percent.
New Mexico State Police: reaching out, helping out in Doña Ana County The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) are more than a highway patrol – much more. “We’re not just issuing tickets,” said NMSP Officer Jacquelin Hernandez. The four officers who comprise NMSP’s community engagement team in Doña Ana County also visit schools – students can tour their the NMSP mobile command post on site, and they’re getting ready to relaunch the Police Explorers Academy.
New America School to open a daycare center As New America School (NAS) looks forward to its 10th anniversary in Las Cruces, the state-chartered high school is adding a new daycare center so young parents, and especially new mothers, can spend time with their children while they attend school.
In the past
Local chapters join in DAV’s 100th anniversary celebration “We don’t leave any veteran behind,” said William “Bill” Garcia, commander of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 10 – Mesilla Valley. DAV Chapter 10 and Chapter 38 – Las Cruces, are joining the nationwide and international celebration of DAV’s 100th birthday on Friday, Sept. 25.
COVID-19 update: Wednesday, Sept. 23 COVID-19 Statistics (Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 updates) New Mexico 27,790 cases, 872,331 tests (3.1858% pos), 854 died, 15,586 rec, 69 hosp. Sep 22: 27,790 cases, 872,331 tests (3.1858%), 854 died, …
Event Provides VIN Etching on UTVs, Motorcycles Las Cruces police and The Power Center are co-hosting a free vehicle identification number etching and VIN inspection event on Saturday specifically for utility terrain vehicles, side-by-sides and …
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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