Las Cruces, NM

County officials rip sheriff over comments on school security; Stewart responds

LAS CRUCES ‒ Sheriff Kim Stewart was the focus of stern criticism at the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning over comments the sheriff made at a community event last week. Stewart had just left the chambers after announcing a break in a 37-year-old unsolved murder case when Commissioner Diana Murillo accused Stewart of scapegoating the board for a lack of school resource officers in the southern part of the county. ...
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One dead, one injured in Las Cruces after shooting near hotel

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – One man dead and one more was injured in a shooting in Las Cruces by the Super 8 Wyndham Hotel at 245 La Posada Lane. Both were taken to a local hospital. The current condition on the victim injured is unknown. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked […]
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One man dies after being shot in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Two people were injured in south Las Cruces on the 100 block of La Posada Lane. Las Cruces police were called out to the location. The shooting was reported just before noon. The location happens to be near the recent shooting at a Chevron gas station that involved an officer and a shoplifting suspect.

All clear: NMSU Police report shooting near Super 8 Motel

This story was updated at 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State University Police sent out a report to the area community around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday that there is police activity in the area of Valley and University involving a shooting at the Motel 9. Police later clarified that it was nearer to the Super 8 Motel at 245 La Posada Ln. ...

Beer Festival this weekend at Plaza de Las Cruces

The Las Cruces Beer Fest, billed as a summer beer sampling festival, will be 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. Downtown. Advance tickets are $25 and are available at Tickets are $30 at the gate. The event is expected to include...

Boil-water advisory issued for mobile home park in Doña Ana County

LAS CRUCES – New Mexico's Drinking Water Bureau issued a "boil water advisory" Wednesday afternoon for a mobile home park located in Doña Ana County. The Madrid Mobile Home Park in San Ysidro, north of Las Cruces, was ordered to notify those who receive drinking water from its distribution system that E. coli bacteria was repeatedly detected in drinking water samples. The state Environment Department said that approximately 64 users are affected. Notice of the violation by the park is required within 24 hours under drinking water regulations.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Man Found in Arroyo

The unattended death callout on Monday in an arroyo near the 2000 block of east Lohman Avenue does not appear to involve foul play. About 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of an unattended death in the arroyo that runs underneath Lohman Avenue near Del Monte Street. Police learned that two men walking in the area discovered the man who was deceased.

Gun Shop Burglary Suspect Sought by Police

LAS CRUCEs, NM - Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of stealing more than two dozen guns from Sparks Firearms on Friday. Las Cruces police were called to Sparks Firearms, at 1560 W. Picacho Ave., on...

New Mexico community left with few pandemic relief options

All we had out here was a dirt road. We picked out a patch,” recalled Madrid, remembering how his father stood out amid the desert sand and mesquite trees more than 50 years ago scanning the land that would become the family’s home. “He picked it for one reason – it's got good soil, and it is still very fertile land," said Madrid.

Goldfarb Law Firm hires paralegal

Victoria Reiners joined El Paso-based Goldfarb Law Firm as a paralegal. She has a master’s degree in legal studies from the University of Arizona. In 2018, she received her undergraduate degree in fish and wildlife conservation ecology from New Mexico State University. Before beginning her legal career, Reiners worked as a wildlife technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service. The Goldfarb Law Firm has offices in El Paso and Las Cruces and specializes in commercial transactions, estate planning, real estate, and trust and estate administration.

Dark Circles aims to make dance accessible to everyone

Dance has become esoteric, Joshua Peugh said. People think it’s not interesting and they can’t get a lot out of it. “But the thing about dance is it’s innately a human ritual – it’s a human thing that we all carry,” he said. “If a good beat comes on the radio, people aren’t going to be able to sit still, it doesn’t matter who you are.”