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Southwest Living
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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
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
“We’re counting on you to grow all the cannabis we need for northern New Mexico,” Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis told the Las Cruces City Council at its Jan. 13 work session. Las Cruces city councilors were discussing the impact on Las Cruces if the state Legislature legalizes the adult (21 and older) use of recreational cannabis in New Mexico during the 2020 legislative session that begins Jan. 21. more
The women of the Doña Ana County Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) describe themselves as “a group of women with a passion to learn about their personal history and an eagerness to embrace the qualities of their ancestors who fought to create the United States of America.” more
In April 2018, the National Park Service announced service-wide fee increases for all entrance-fee charging parks. Therefore, White Sands has modified its entrance fees to fully incorporate the new entrance fee schedule and provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. All the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service, with 80 percent of the revenue staying at White Sands. more
Las Cruces has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, which, according to a news release, is the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the November/December 2019 issue, available nationwide now. more
Dozens of volunteers were on hand Saturday, Nov. 2, for the Build Day at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope’s (MVCH) Camp Hope Tent City. Led by the Home Depot of Las Cruces and ADP of El Paso, 59 volunteers constructed five wooden structures to surround tents on three sides plus a roof. Volunteers also included LDS missionaries, Camp Hope residents, MVCH board members and New Mexico State University students. more
New Mexico is invited to Meteoric Truth or Consequences Oct. 18-20 for a desert carnival for the mind including films, art, sound, ideas and revelry. Event organizer Kyle Cunningham said he is excited to bring new ways of storytelling to Truth or Consequences, working with local artists and filmmakers as well as friends from New York to bring a truly eclectic event to New Mexico. more
LAS CRUCES - On Thursday, Sept. 19, two each of the same challenge coin, one face up and one face down, were inlaid in the base of the Korean Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. The coins honor … more
White Sands Missile Range will open Trinity Site to the public for the second of two annual open houses, Oct. 5. Trinity Site is where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time July 16, 1945. more
“Stolen Culture,” featuring 20 new contemporary works of art by Rick Rotante, continues through Dec. 31 at Raven Art Studio, located on the second floor of La Esquina Plaza, 300 N. Main St. downtown. more
You could almost feel the spirit of Clarence Fielder in Branigan Cultural Center Saturday, Sept. 21, at a gathering to honor his legacy and his dream of preserving African American history. Fielder, who died in 2015 at age 87, was a Las Cruces teacher and New Mexico State University professor for more than 50 years. On Saturday, a digital archive of his life and the history and preservation of his beloved Phillips Chapel was donated to the City of Las Cruces Museum System. more
LAS CRUCES - This year marks Dick’s Café’s 60th anniversary. The popular family-owned restaurant started as a small hamburger stand in the Tortugas area and moved to its current … more
A Sept. 11 groundbreaking on Research Park Circle officially opened the office of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority and cemented its deal with New Mexico State University. more
LAS CRUCES - Taco Tuesday Downtown featuring local food trucks is that latest scene on the Plaza de Las Cruces every Tuesday night. A group of local trucks, spearheaded by Zeno Muncrief, owner of … more
LAS CRUCES - Las Cruces authors, artists and retired biologists and husband and wife Richard “Rich” Spellenberg and Naida Zucker have published the definitive guide to … more
“Urban agriculture is the focus of a community farm project in the heart of Las Cruces,” said Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District (DASWCD) Supervisor Craig Fenske. more
On a hillside, in the valley of the Gallinas River, in 1906, Don Antonio DeLaO built a little adobe home, 13 feet by 13 feet. His wife and child joined him in the little home, and they began a new life. The little home expanded as the family grew and in 1916, a new, bigger, home grew nearby for the family. more
LAS CRUCES - Joining Beck’s Roasting House and Creamery (and, coming next month, Beck’s Express on Main Street), Cafecito Divino Coffee Bar on West Picacho Avenue, Downtown Blues Coffee … more
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