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A survey conducted by the city of Las Cruces reported broad support for a tax increase that could grow the city’s revenues by $20 million per year. The increase would address funding gaps … more
A forest fire burning near Ruidoso remains uncontained as of May 28. The Blue 2 fire has burned 7,178 acres and is 0 percent contained, according to the village of Ruidoso . No homes have burned … more
Desert Circle from Desert Drive to the east cul-de-sac will be closed to thru traffic beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The closure will last for approximately three weeks. Access to residences … more
The Banned Book Club at the Las Cruces Public Libraries will discuss a major work of New Mexico literature, Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima,” at its monthly meeting for May. … more
New Mexico is in the middle of the typical peak wildfire season, and national forecasters say risk could increase throughout the summer. So the state agriculture department is reminding residents, … more
In southwest New Mexico the world’s first dedicated wilderness was established June 3, 1924.  The Gila Wilderness is part of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, comprising 3 million … more
Summer Fun: National Paper Airplane Day Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2024, in Albert Johnson Park, at the southeast corner of … more
Somehow, I just cannot fathom how Chris Faivre, the deputy economic development director, came up with the results he did. (“City staff propose tax increase,” April 26). I cannot fathom … more
As temperatures rise, Las Cruces police and fire departments jointly issued a reminder to residents that parked cars function as ovens in hot weather, endangering people or pets left inside. … more
The Baha’is of Las Cruces announced the community will hold a Sunday picnic, open to the public, in commemoration with International Race Unity Day on June 9. Founded initially as … more
Getting calls from the police isn’t fun, especially when they ask for your credit card number.  The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that calls from … more
A Las Cruces man wanted in connection with a 2008 murder was booked into jail following an arrest in Mexico.  Oswaldo Corral, 45, was booked on charges of first-degree murder, armed … more
April marked three years since cannabis was legalized in New Mexico. We have waited over 50 years to see the sacred medicinal herb be legalized and made available without fear of legal repercussions. … more
The drums are first — thump thump-thump thump ! — as members of Tortugas Pueblo lead the 24th annual Blessing of the Fields at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum on May 17. … more
Internationally-known trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, performing with the popular area ensemble Border Jazz Orchestra, is set to headline the 2024 Mayor’s Jazz Fest. Bergeron’s career has … more
Jon Hill, a retired human resource professional in Las Cruces, is challenging incumbent state Rep. Willie Madrid, D-Chaparral, in the Democratic primary June 4. The winner will face Republican … more
The Las Cruces Running Club, established in 2011, announced it will again host a series of races for youth aged 14 and under this summer. “We have kids as young as three years old,” … more
The problem with presidential debates is they don’t have a scoreboard. We treat them as if they were a football game, with clear winners and losers. President Joe Biden sent out a taunting … more
As we come upon the 10-year anniversary of the designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, I can’t help but beam with pride over how Las Cruces serves as an example for … more
On May 15, New Mexico State Police and campus officers at the University of New Mexico tore down an encampment that had been established by protesters calling for a cease-fire in Israel’s … more
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