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DACC offers early childhood development certificate

Doña Ana Community College’s (DACC) education program has added a new certificate for students. The DACC early childhood development certificate aligns coursework with the New Mexico child development certificate, DACC said in a news release.

P.E.O. of Las Cruces awards prestigious scholarship

Arts & Entertainment
August Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art
Join us for an afternoon chat with some of the featured artists in the From …
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Kids Expo 2021
The Parks and Recreation Department’s “Kids EXPO 2021” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021 …
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Sound Sessions teen guitar lessons resume in August
Thomas Branigan Library would like to announce the return of Sound Sessions starting on August 3, 2021. This program gives teens in …
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George Jarden hosts free in-home concerts in July, August
Performer George Jarden, 85, has been performing on local stages since shortly after coming to Las Cruces more than 50 years ago. And …
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NMSU theater season to include plays, storybook musical, staged readings
The New Mexico State University Theatre Department has something for everyone in its 2021-22 season. All shows will be performed at …
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Local sports
Former Aggie, Oñate women’s basketball star Blunt dies

Former New Mexico State women’s basketball star and Las Cruces native Paulina Blunt passed away Tuesday, July 20, her family announced.  

Metal spikes, arm-lock putting and greens books need to be banned on tour
When you watch PGA Tour golf on television you might hear the distinct sound of clicking on concrete paths as golfers walk between holes or near the clubhouse.
Aggie sports are back in business Welcome back, Aggie fans. It’s time to get out to some games and root for the home team. New Mexico State University Athletics Director Mario Moccia has announced that all Aggie athletics …
Dr. Paul Weir appointed Eastern New Mexico University Director of Athletics Eastern New Mexico University announced today that Dr. Paul Weir has been appointed as director of athletics. Weir, who most recently served as the head men's basketball coach at the University of New Mexico (UNM), will officially start on July 19, 2021.
Community Foundation’s 100 Who Give event is July 29

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico’s (CFSNM) 100 Who Give Founders Circle will host an outdoor fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at CFSNM, 2600 El Paseo Road.

DACC student takes 2nd at national workforce event Doña Ana Community College (DACC) student and Sunland Park resident Ta’Juana Williams won a silver medal at a recent national competition.
The Fed to the rescue
The rapid economic recovery from the Covid recession is remarkable. Just a year ago, many feared that economic recovery from the pandemic might take a five years or more. In June last year, Fed Chair Jay Powell was predicting that full recovery would take 30 months.
Heath & Well Being
Farm Bureau donates to La Casa domestic violence program

Members of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau’s Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) assembled care kits in early June for residents of La Casa, Inc. domestic violence shelter in Las Cruces for women impacted by domestic violence.

An unlikely source of inspiration comes from a famous reader

Funny thing about writing a column: As you read this, you and I are having a conversation but when I write, I am alone, and my focus is extremely narrow.

New America School offers free meals during school year With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service program, New America School Las Cruces (NASLC), 207 S. Main St., is offering free meals to all enrolled students/children ages 18 during the 2021-22 school year, the school said in a news release.
Sons of the American Revolution donates to school debate Club The Gadsden Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution presented a $500 check to the Speech and Debate Club of Arrowhead Park Early College High School (APECHS), the chapter said in a news release.
State tax collections fall short of amounts owed The “tax gap” between what taxpayers owe but fail to pay has grown by more than $100 million in the past five years, partly because agency efforts have resulted in greater identification of owed taxes but not an increase in collections, an LFC report finds.
In the past
The Bridge is spanning ‘awareness gaps’ to connect employers, job seekers Through New Mexico True Talent (NMTT), The Bridge of Southern New Mexico is “cultivating an ecosystem of opportunity,” The Bridge President and CEO Tracey Bryan said.
City to unveil plaque in memory of Olga Pedroza The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will unveil a plaque Friday, July 30, in memory of former City Councilor Olga Pedroza at Lions Park near the tennis courts she so dearly …
National night out is Tuesday The Las Cruces police and fire departments are hosting National Night Out next Tuesday on Main Street Downtown. National Night Out will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, along Main Street in …
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