Columbus, NM

Columbus chamber plans for a festive Fourth

COLUMBUS, N.M. - The birthday of the United States of America is just around the corner and in a few days the country will have reached the ripe old age of 246 years. The declaration of July 4, 1776 marked the end of a hard-fought battle for Americans’ right to self-governance and democratic rule. Independence Day marks the day the United States officially became its own nation, which in turn birthed the Civil Rights movement.
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Columbus man of trafficking meth

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Columbus, NM man will face at least 10 years in prison for trafficking meth into the United States. On Thursday, a federal court found 57-year-old Sergio Ruiz guilty of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams and more of a substance containing methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute that substance, and importation of […]
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Columbus, New Mexico, shocked by COVID-19 early on, adapts for new normal

COLUMBUS, N.M. - Not even international borders stop the Mimbres River. Ninety-one miles of melted snow and runoff from mountain ranges of Northern New Mexico, the small river flows through the Southern New Mexican desert, going underground beneath Deming, then Columbus, and surfacing again in the sparkling lakes of Puerto Palomas de Villa, a small tourist town of about 4,600 just across the border.

Technology, tradition help Carzalia Valley Produce thrive

Technology, tradition help Carzalia Valley Produce thrive. Farming in the high desert of New Mexico only feet from the U.S.-Mexico border, Carzalia Valley Produce Inc. embraces new technology to change and improve its operations and grow onions sustainably. Family involvement is also important at Carzalia, a subsidiary of the 104-year-old...

Columbus, NM keeps tradition of Earth Day celebrations

COLUMBUS, N.M. – Help the Village of Columbus celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022. The village has had a long-standing tradition of celebrating this national event since the inaugural Earth Day back in 1970. They are inviting the public and neighboring communities to join in the festivities. "The community has always kept April 22 as a time to reflect on our planet and how we can help the sustainability of it,"...

Local News: April 20th, 2022

Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an Earth Day event this Friday, April 22nd from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Downtown Columbus. The public can view solar and recycle/reuse demonstrations and participate in an E-Bike convention. In Grant County, the anti-litter program Pick It Up – Toss No Mas has partnered with other groups in Grant County for a community-wide trash cleanup this Saturday, April 23rd. Volunteers can join the effort at 3 locations that include: Gough Park in Silver City from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. ; Viola Stone Park in Santa Clara from 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M.; and Terrazas Funeral Home on Highway 180 from 9:00 A.M. to 12 noon. In addition, Keep Luna County Beautiful is inviting the community to participate in the annual Great American Clean up from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23. Food and drinks will be provided to the participants after the cleanup. For the past 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated by billions of people around the globe, annually every April 22, to join together in promoting awareness for the health of the environment.

Cultivando el Futuro (Cultivating the Future): Celebrating 20 years of NMSU's CAMP

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with Columbus Elementary School Art Teacher, Sandra Martinez, from Deming, New Mexico, a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Alumna, and recipient of the 2022 J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Community Award. The other honoree was Mariela Muñoz, a nurse at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. The17th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium was virtual on April 1st and 2nd during Farmworker Awareness Week. The theme was “Cultivando el Futuro (Cultivating the Future): Celebrating 20 years of NMSU CAMP.” A champion of farmworkers, Dolores Huerta, President and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farmworkers of America was the featured keynote speaker. NMSU CAMP is a federally funded program to help migrant or seasonal farm worker students attend college. More information available at
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Help the children in Palomas celebrate the holiday with an Easter Basket

PALOMAS, Chih. Mexico – La Luz de Esperanza is planning an Easter celebration for the children of Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico but your help is needed. Border humanitarian Esperanza Lozoya has put donation boxes at San Jose Grocery in Columbus, NM and at Peppers Supermarket in Deming. “I am asking...

Prayer vigil organized in Columbus, NM for people of Ukraine and Russia

COLUMBUS, N.M. – Pray for Ukraine and Russia has reached the border community of Columbus, NM. Beatrice Armendariz is a community healthcare worker and community organizer for New Mexico Café, a non-profit organization. She has been a local activist for immigration reform through New Mexico Café and is now organizing a prayer vigil from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Village of Columbus Plaza. ...

Columbus Highway (St. Road 11) road work begins Tuesday, April 5, 2022

DEMING – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One began Fog Sealing NM 11 (Columbus Hwy.) from milepost 34 (Florida St.) to 5 (Transfer St. rd.) just north of Columbus. Fog sealing is a single application of emulsified asphalt to an existing asphalt surface. This type of maintenance treatment can be a valuable aid to renew weathered (oxidized) asphalt surfaces and improve the surface appearance, seal minor cracks, surface voids, and inhibit unraveling. Most importantly,...

Nearly 300 on horseback enter Columbus, NM in "Ride for Remembrance and Goodwill"

COLUMBUS, NM – History has a way of changing over time. Back on March 9, 1916, the town of Columbus, NM came under attack by the Mexican Revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa. During the pre-dawn raid, 18 American were killed and half the town was burned to the ground. Among the 18 were 10 civilians and eight U.S. Army Soldiers who were stationed at nearby Camp Furlong.

Federal spending bill includes money for New Mexico border crossings

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The Senate’s $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill includes funds for improvements at two New Mexico international ports of entry, a lawmaker says. The Columbus Port of Entry is slated to get $1 million for drainage work that includes the construction of berms...