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Superintendent Ignacio Ruiz was awarded a new contract with a higher salary after his first year at the Las Cruces Public Schools. more
Despite the havoc it caused this week, the huge rainstorm that fell Wednesday over Ruidoso has ushered in a short period of “minimal fire activity” on the Salt and South Fork fires, … more
The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing the federal government to block the deal Texas and New Mexico proposed to end a decade of litigation over Rio Grande water. The decision made Friday … more
This article contains descriptions of suicide. Immediate help is available by calling the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. more
President Joe Biden on Thursday declared a state of disaster in connection to two fires that have burned or destroyed an estimated 1,400 structures in the Ruidoso area and claimed at least two lives. … more
A team from Las Cruces will assist with rescues subsequent to flash foods caused by wildfires in Lincoln County. more
President Joe Biden approved Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request for an expedited Major Disaster Declaration in response to the South Fork and Salt fires, a White House official said … more
A deputy with the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department killed a man during a shootout near Shalem Colony on June 19, according to a news release. DASO did not identify the man … more
The old Doña Ana County Courthouse maintains a stately presence in downtown Las Cruces. more
The Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously to write off more than $200,000 of debt across the three departments during their meeting on June 17. The unanimous vote did not eliminate the … more
The Las Cruces City Council approved a three-year contract with a union representing local firefighters that guarantees the department a 22 percent increase in pay. The new three-year contract … more
Diners set down their forks and stood as the Billy Townes Group shifted from a set list of jazz standards to accompany a choir performing “Life Every Voice and Sing,” the hymn giving … more
Two fires threatening the community of Ruidoso expanded Tuesday, damaging or destroying at least 500 structures and prompting a second evacuation order, this time for the neighboring City of Ruidoso … more
The South Fork Fire evacuated the entire village of Ruidoso on June 17. That’s nearly 8,000 people pushed out of their mountain community on a moment’s notice. more
Two fires burning just east and south of Ruidoso forced the evacuation of about 8,000 people on June 17 as fire crews from around the state battle the blazes.   more
Brad Douglas, who’s been Las Cruces’ interim city manager since April and has worked in the city’s attorney’s office for years, was promoted to city attorney on June 16. … more
Local celebrations of Juneteenth, the June 19 federal holiday commemorating the end of chattel slavery in the United States, are planned across several days next week.   On that date in … more
Doña Ana County commissioners voted 3-2 not to implement increased fireworks restrictions ahead of the July 4th season, diverging from the city of Las Cruces on a similar measure earlier this … more
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is hosting a free town hall Tuesday alongside state lawmakers to discuss New Mexico’s budget process and explore how it could be more transparent … more
What better way to celebrate your 97th birthday than by raising money for “the kids” to whom you have devoted a lifetime of service? For Las Cruces icon Barbara Hubbard, there is no … more
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