Making good on campaign promises
On page 104 of House Bill 505, the capital outlay budget, it is written in clear black and white:. “The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the department of finance and administration for expenditure in fiscal years 2023 through 2027, unless otherwise provided in Section 1 of this act, for the following purposes:
UPDATE: Mom attacked with machete released from hospital, nationwide warrant for son
Anthony, New Mexico (KTSM)- Law enforcement authorities are on the hunt for the man accused of attacking his mom with a machete. Francisco Smith III, 22, is considered armed and dangerous. As we reported, he is the suspect who prompted a lockdown for several Gadsden I.S.D. schools on Monday morning. He reportedly stabbed his mom with […]
Missile test to close three highways for a few hours
ALAMOGORDO ― Three major highways are expected to be closed to motorists Thursday morning for up to two and a half hours by White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Security Personnel as WSMR conducts a missile test. One of the first highways being blocked off is Highway 380 that runs...
Calling in crisis
It was just after 6:30 one evening last April when Las Cruces police officer Jared Cosper responded to a mental health call. The family of Amelia Baca, a 75-year-old grandmother with dementia, had called 911, saying she appeared to be off her medication and was threatening them. They needed help.
Comic books, anime and tattoos: Here are 5 things to do in El Paso
It's always good to plan ahead. And in El Paso, it's looking good for fans of comic books, anime and tattoos with new and annual events coming up this spring and later this year. Whether it's adding new ink to your tattoo sleeve, or meeting one of your favorite voice-over...
Council approves redevelopment efforts for El Paseo, West Picacho. Here's what to know
LAS CRUCES – El Paseo and West Picacho are in for a facelift. The City of Las Cruces Council unanimously established two Metropolitan Redevelopment Areas over El Paseo Boulevard and West Picacho Avenue. The move signals an effort and prioritization to stir redevelopment in two of Las Cruces’ most blighted areas.
Five Things to Do This Weekend
Go to an art fair, hear women roar, find gems in T or C, stand up for civil rights, and see the world in pastel. More than 70 artists will display hundreds of works in mediums such as weaving, painting, woodworking, and silversmithing at the 12th annual Las Cruces Art Fair. Hosted by the Doña Ana Arts Council, the two-day event takes place at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Saturday (10 a.m.—5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.—4 p.m.). “We have some really fine artists from all over the state, and other states, too,” says Karen Conley, program manager at the art fair. “We had quite a few new artists sign up.”
Anthony, New Mexico trustee calls on mayor to step down from office
On Tuesday, a member of the Anthony, New Mexico Board of Trustees called for the Mayor to step down, alleging of abuse of power, misconduct, and unethically allowing the removal of a public participant during a Board of Trustees meeting. Trustee member Gabriel Holguin alleged that Mayor Diana Murillo is...
NMSU dietetic program helps interns complete their clinical internship hours through a virtual reality curriculum
New Mexico State University is home to the only dietetic internship program that uses virtual reality to train students. Scott Brocato recently visited the lab and spoke with the Dietetic Internship Program’s director, Gaby Phillips, about the program…and also “spoke” with one of its lab mannequins, Alex.
Community Theatre’s One Act Play Festival is March 17-26
Las Cruces Community Theatre (LCCT)’s 2023 One Act Play Festival will have performances, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 25-26, at LCCT, 313 N. Main St. downtown. The festival includes eight original short plays written by local playwrights and performed by local actors. There is no charge to attend the festival and no reservations required. Call LCCT at 575-512-1223. Visit lcctnm.org and www.facebook.com/lcctnm.
Picture of the Day: Mirror sunrise
Raul Mairata submitted this photo and note: “Beautiful sunrise at Las Cruces International Airport (KLRU) in New Mexico.”. Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also...
New Exhibition Opens at Museum of Nature and Science
The City of Las Cruces Museum System invites you to experience the Museum of Nature and Science in a whole new way. On Friday March 10, 2023, the museum revealed changes to its Light & Space exhibition, including new interactive displays. The new exhibit, titled Hidden No More: Shedding Light on Science Stories in the Shadows is set to run indefinitely, but you’re encouraged to see it for yourself while it’s still piping fresh.
Florida teen to run for fallen, injured first responders in Las Cruces
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM)- 14-year-old Zechariah Cartledge from Florida and his team, “Running for Heroes”, will be running a mile in Las Cruces Saturday, recognizing New Mexico police and firefighters who have fallen or were injured while on duty. Zechariah and his team will start the run at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist […]
NMSU associate professor wins NASA grant for aviation research
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico State University associate professor has been awarded an almost $6 million grant by NASA. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Liang Sun will use the money to solve key issues facing the future of air travel. An NMSU press release states the grant is part of an initiative […]
Sunland Derby returns Sunday; race preview
SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico - An attractive field of seven will make their way to the starting gate on Sunday in the 18th running of $600,000 guaranteed, Grade 3 Sunland Derby. The 1 1/8 mile event, which is part of an extraordinary, 11-race card at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, will be headlined by a pair of local stakes winners as well as several invaders from some of the leading horsemen in the country.
What are the different types of hiking trails in New Mexico?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Now that the weather is warming up there are more activities that can be done outside. If you like to go hiking there are plenty of trails around the Albuquerque area and the surrounding cities. Below is a list of some easy, moderate, and hard...
Las Cruces business owner’s tumbleweed troubles
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - (KVIA)Business owner, Mike Garcia, is facing a pesky tumbleweed problem after a recent wind storm blew in a sea of tumbleweeds from his neighbor's grain farm. The amount of tumbleweeds is so troublesome that even his horses became trapped by them. Garcia said, "We always have winds this time of The post Las Cruces business owner’s tumbleweed troubles appeared first on KVIA.
NMSU shuts out UNM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Aggies took game one of the 2023 Rio Grande Rivalry series at Santa Ana Star Field on Tuesday night, Mar. 21. The Aggies jumped out to a lead in the second inning courtesy of a Nick Gore RBI single and were able to hold on to the lead thanks to a […]
Trial starts for man accused in fatal night club shooting. Here's what you need to know about the case
LAS CRUCES – Five days of trial began Monday for a man accused of killing a man at Las Cruces nightclub in 2019. Adam Alexander Torres, 27, stands charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, and tampering with evidence. Police believe Torres killed Rogelio Alexander Baeza on June 28, 2019, outside the now-closed Halo's Ultra Lounge. The...
NMSU Arrowhead client helps find solution to water woes of Navajo ranchers
Navajo Nation rancher George Tso has been involved with agriculture his entire life, from helping with his father’s alfalfa crops to sell to ranchers to working on his own nine-square-mile ranch in Farmington, New Mexico. While Tso has plenty of room to raise additional cattle other than the 51...
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