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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
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
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
The evolution of hip hop, health and mental health issues in the black community and a West African drum and dance workshop are among the activities New Mexico State University Black Programs has scheduled in February and March in celebration of Black History Month. more
Learn about the death of Pat Garrett during a Culture Series presentation at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The presentation by local historian David Thomas is free and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s theater. more
Stressing about where to take your beloved for a romantic Valentine’s date? The theater is always a stellar option, and there are three options to choose from. more
The Las Cruces High School Orchestra has been selected as the New Mexico Music Educators Association’s (NMMEA) 2020 Honor Orchestra. more
About 150 Las Crucens were in Santa Fe over the weekend, participating in the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe. more
Isaac Gomez of Las Cruces shows off a fish he caught during the Knights of Columbus annual Fun Fishing Day at Young Park. more
Law enforcement officers pitched in to guide traffic, clean up diesel fuel and detritus from under the I-10/Avenida de Mesilla bridge where a tractor/trailer rig landed on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 28 after hitting a light pole on the highway and dropping down onto the road below. According to state police, the 68 year old driver was transported to an area hospital with injuries. more
The 2020 Las Cruces Bridal & Special Events Showcase featured a cake dive for the first time. The cake – valued at more than $4,000 by Let Them Eat Cake owner Stephanie Baumann – was reduced from grandeur to crumbs in a matter of seconds Sunday, Jan. 26, when 11 contestants tore into it in search of a pair of diamond earrings valued at $1,070, donated by Austin Fine Jewelry. more
If Iran, North Korea or some other hostile foreign power – or a domestic terrorist – decided to attack the United States, it could potentially knock out the county’s electric grids by striking just a handful of key sites. A team led by New Mexico State University is working to develop a SMART grid and other technology to keep electricity flowing in the U.S. no matter what happens. more
Rick Black of Las Cruces enjoys tooling around town in his 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Tudor Sedan, which he’s owned for 51 years. more
“On Saturday, Feb. 10, 1990, two killers stormed the bowling alley in Las Cruces, shot [seven people] in the back of the head and started a fire on a desk,” said documentary film maker Charlie Minn. “It is still the largest unsolved mass shooting in the nation today.” more
The Doña Ana County Historical Society (DACHS) board of directors has announced DACHS’ 2020 award winners. Awards will be presented at DACHS’ annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. more
Maryann Kratzke turned 101 years old Jan. 10. Born that day in 1919 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, she has lived in Las Cruces since 1983. more
The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast will be held Monday, Jan. 20, at 8 a.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. more
With Las Cruces state Sen. Joseph Cervantes and Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart at her side, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham came to Las Cruces Jan. 8 to announce that her 2020 legislative call will include an “extreme-risk protection order” (ERPO) bill that “reduces the opportunity for violence and suicide,” the governor said. more
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