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Southwest Living
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The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) and its NEW MEXICO—Taste the Tradition® program took to social media Aug. 11 to announce a contest to promote the state’s 2020 chile … more
Cd. Juárez, our Mexican sister city, has been running a campaign during the month of August called “Migratón 2020” to raise awareness and support for Refugee and Migrant … more
Both wildfire and coronavirus are contagions. Both derive their power from their capacity to propagate. Both seem to have mutated from routine seasonal varieties into something meaner, the product of people changing how they live on the land. more
Rescue teams from the Las Cruces Fire Department, Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue and New Mexico State Police helped three hikers who became stranded during a hail and lightning storm Monday, July 20, in the Organ Mountains. more
With increasing moisture and higher humidity statewide, correlating to reduced fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management is terminating seasonal fire restrictions in New Mexico enacted by Fire … more
Almost everyone who lives in southern New Mexico claims to love the backdrop of the Organ Mountains and the stark but beautiful flora and fauna of the desert surrounding Las Cruces, but three Las Crucens turned it into a love affair with a product line. more
The disappearance of Judge Albert J. Fountain and his eight-year-old son, Henry, on Feb. 1, 1896, is one of the great and enduring mysteries of the Southwest. more
The 1860s were perilous times, with both the Civil War and the Apaches making it difficult to settle the Nutt-Lake Valley in present-day Sierra County, north of Las Cruces. more
Keep Las Cruces Beautiful now has help from the community despite COVID-19 and the public health restrictions associated with the pandemic as community groups and individuals have stepped up to fill … more
A microscopic arachnid is attacking many local trees and plants. more
Elephant Butte Irrigation District will soon use $75,000 in federal funds to convert open canals to covered and metered piping that will enhance community safety while also conserving water. more
On the hot summer day of Aug. 10, 1976, I boarded a plane headed to Manila as an exchange student through Rotary International’s program. more
Father’s Day festivities featured a car show at Village at Northrise, Sunday morning. more
Solstice Senior Living in Las Cruces invited caregivers and other essential health personnel to drop by the facility Thursday, June 18, to pick up a complimentary ready-to-go picnic for … more
Wild critters – particularly bobcats – have been making frequent appearances in recent weeks to neighborhood yards in Las Cruces, with the greatest frequency reported on the east side. more
Paper wasps (family Vespidae, genus Polistes) are building nests around Las Cruces under the eaves of houses and in other protected areas. more
In anticipation of an eventual easing of stay-at-home instructions, the nonprofit conservation organization New Mexico Wild has launched the online New Mexico Wild Hiking Guide featuring descriptions of more than 100 trails, at least one in each wilderness area in the state. more
Did you know southern New Mexico contains parts of five geologic provinces and contains rocks that are nearly two billion years old? more
The City of Las Cruces wants photos of your favorite historic locations in the city. In a news release, City Preservation Specialist Troy Ainsworth invited people to submit photos of these … more
Hummingbirds are native to the Americas, and there are nearly two dozen varieties making their homes in the desert Southwest. more
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