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The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Opens 2021 Western Sky Grant

The Western Sky Community Care Micro Grant Fund has supported many nonprofits in Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, and Sierra counties. The fund, housed at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, supported eight nonprofits in 2020 with micro grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

Rotarians deliver dictionaries to third graders

Arts & Entertainment
Museum of Art has Geometric Aljamia through April 17
The Las Cruces Museum of Art (MOA) will host Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration, through Saturday, April …
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Engaging wildflowers: Explore the great outdoors by observing what grows naturally in southern New Mexico
It is easy to see the appeal of blazing orange desert poppies covering a vast foothill slope. For many, this delightful sight might …
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Live theatre returns outdoors at Black Box Theatre
 “Animal Tales” will be presented live outdoors in the courtyard of Black Box Theatre (BBT), 430 N. Main St. …
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April ALR presentations focus on Reconstruction
The New Mexico State University Academy for Learning in Retirement (ALR) will host four Zoom presentations in April by Dr. Jamie …
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AmadorLive hosts ‘Amador Dayz’ April 30-May 8
Owner Max Bower is bringing live entertainment back to Las Cruces in a big – but safe – way with the introduction of …
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Local sports
Nuggets of wisdom from Coach Wimberly

Herb Wimberly served as the Aggie men’s head golf coach for 31 years, retiring in 1994. Some of the notable golfers who played for Herb “back in the day” are Rich Beem, Larry Beem (Rich’s late dad), Bart Bryant, Steve Haskins, Tom Byrum and Tom’s brother, Curt Byrum.

The Golf Doctor's 10 Commandments for failure One of my all-time favorite business books is “The Ten Commandments for Business Failure,” by former Coca Cola President Donald R. Keough. Rumor has it Keough was asked to write about keys to success, but he said to his publisher, “Can’t do it. But I can tell how you can surely fail.”
USGA poised for significant change in leadership Can a new administrator of a major golf association significantly change the game? In mid-February, Mike Whan was named CEO of the United States Golf Association (USGA), replacing Mike Davis, who is retiring this summer.
Saenz selected as Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Player of the Week The hits – and the awards – just keep on coming for NM State baseball's Zerek Saenz. Shortly after being named the Western Athletic Conference's Hitter of the Week Monday morning, the …
Home Builders to break ground on fifth Casa for a Cause (formerly Anniversary House)

Former Las Cruces Home Builders Association (LCHBA) President Kimball Hakes wanted to do something to benefit the community as the association celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2014.

Jim Bobs BBQ opens at Las Cruces Airport A second Jim Bobs BBQ location opened at Las Cruces International Airport in late 2020 with a mouth-watering menu that is available to “eat in (depending on the state’s red-to-green framework) and cart out.” (I looked for a fly-through window; I guess that’s coming later.)
Hakes Brothers selling homes in Metro Central Las Cruces-based Hakes Brothers has announced the opening of Metro Central, a new-home community situated in an emerging area of Las Cruces that offers access to services, schools and attractions.
Heath & Well Being
Talking stories offer character in traditional tales

The Lascaux caves in southern France are the oldest known signs of storytelling. “A 36,000-year-old painting in the Chauvet cave,” according to a 2018 article in NewsArtnet, “is thought to tell the story of a volcanic eruption.”

Quesadilla run slated for virtual running

They may not appear to go together, but Ngage New Mexico has made quesadillas and running a thing. The Quesadilla Run, Q-Run for short, is being staged for the fourth year, but virtually for 2021.

Community Foundation creates Clarence Fielder scholarship In honor of long-time Las Cruces educator Clarence Fielder, the Community Foundation of Southern Mexico (CFSNM) will match donations up to $2,500 to its new Equity and Inclusion Scholarship .
Virtual Bataan Memorial Death March is in April The 32nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March will be hosted virtually for the first time in event history. Marchers will be able to participate anytime Friday, April 9-Sunday, April 18.
NMSU receives NASA engineering grant New Mexico State University has been selected to receive a NASA Early Stage Innovations grant to conduct game-changing space technology research.
In the past
P.E.O. chapter shares in ‘year of giving’ In early March, members of P.E.O. Chapter I in Las Cruces worked with the Salvation Army of Las Cruces to donate family food boxes as part of the P.E.O. chapter’s “Year of Giving.”
NMSU Board of Regents welcomes new members The New Mexico State University Board of Regents bid farewell March 23 to one of its members and welcomed two new board members.
Spring/summer water restrictions now in place Citywide spring/summer water restrictions began April 1, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release. With the restrictions in place, watering outside vegetation is prohibited 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day.
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