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It started with a class project at J. Paul Taylor Academy (JPTA) and wound up with a $30,000 donation to help people challenged by homelessness. more
The Las Cruces City Council will vote at its March 16 regular meeting on a proposed $2 rate increase in city residential solid waste service. The increase was proposed by a volunteer advisory group that held public meetings last fall. more
The New Mexico-based staff of Virgin Galactic welcomes SpaceShip Two home to Spaceport America. more
Three years after Albert Fountain and his 8-year-old son, Henry, went missing in the desert between La Luz and Las Cruces, two men – Oliver Lee and James Gilliland – were tried for the murders. more
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Clyde Tombaugh’s discovery of the planet Pluto, the New Mexico State University Library and Department of Astronomy are facilitating a discussion panel, which will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, on the third floor of Zuhl Library, 2911 McFie Circle. The event is free and open to the public. more
The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a proposed state budget Feb. 5 that contains total recurring appropriations of $7.614 billion, a 7.5 percent ($529 million) increase over the current fiscal year, according to a news release from House Democrats. more
The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico – in conjunction with local philanthropists – recently hosted its second “100 Who Give Las Cruces” event and awarded $2,800 to La Casa, Inc. more
The Children’s Reading Alliance and the Junior League of Las Cruces have joined forces to increase public awareness about the importance of reading to children and encouraging children to read. more
Jardin de los Niños, which provides education and childcare services to homeless and near-homeless children in Las Cruces, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special recognition of its founders, Sister Beth Daddio and the late Sister Anna Waldschmitt. more
Mourning the loss of two local residents. more
One of the speakers during a series of Black History Month events in Las Cruces in February is New Mexico State University Associate Professor Henrietta Williams Pichon, Ph.D. more
In 1930, Las Cruces and NMSU legend Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto, which was designated as the ninth and most distant planet in our solar system. more
What better place to hold the 54th annual Western Pecan Growers Association (WPGA) Conference and Trade Show than Las Cruces? The Mesilla Valley is dotted with pecan trees and the state is the world’s largest producer of pecans. more
The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico – in conjunction with local philanthropists – recently hosted its second “100 Who Give Las Cruces” event and awarded $2,800 to La Casa, Inc. more
Many Americans dream of quitting their job and becoming their own boss. It turns out Las Cruces is one of the best places in the country to do it. more
Most helicopters that fly to or from the roof of Memorial Medical Center are carrying patients, but a Feb. 15 flight will be carrying a young man’s dream come true. more
Historic preservation is “a real, functioning, viable tool that links land use planning and economic development,” said city Historic Preservation Specialist Troy Ainsworth. It can also be a driver for heritage tourism for Las Cruces, which has “a well-maintained stock of historic buildings” that offer a “unique sense of place” to visitors. more
The Las Cruces City Council voted six-one in favor of a resolution supporting the Cannabis Regulation Act, a bill introduced at the 2020 New Mexico legislative session by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis. more
“I love the diversity of the district, because it really pushes me to work for the whole district,” U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., said as she begins her second year representing the state’s Second Congressional District. more
The Las Cruces International Film Festival kicked off with a poster reveal party Friday, Jan. 31, as poster artist Luis Navarro unveiled the artwork and Festival Director Ross Marks emceed the event more
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