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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
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
With the Church-Water two-way conversion project complete, the city Tax Increment Development District (TIDD) is continuing with four other downtown development projects, City Business Development Administrator Mandy Guss told the Las Cruces City Council at its Jan. 28 meeting as the city TIDD board. more
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Director Mark Santiago will be the keynote speaker at Human Systems Research, Inc.’s (HSR) ninth annual Buffalo Roast fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, March 14, at the museum. The Buffalo Roast is a unique fundraising event in support of HSR., the oldest private nonprofit in New Mexico conducting archaeological research and preservation,” Dennis said. HSR celebrates its 48th anniversary Feb. 15. more
Las Cruces native Alexis Padilla-Torres has just returned from an internship in Washington, D.C. and will be spending the spring semester at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. When she graduates from the University of New Mexico this fall, the 22-year-old hopes to join the Peace Corps and return to Latin America. She has already studied abroad in Peru and South Korea, and has visited Costa Rica, Jamaica, Canada and Mexico. more
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