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 Last year’s seventh annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival (LCCMF) will be the last in a series that humbly began back in 2013. Due to rising entertainer fees and a trend of dwindling ticket sales over the past couple years, Visit Las Cruces has decided to hang up its cowboy hat. more
Learn about the death of Pat Garrett during a Culture Series presentation at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The presentation by local historian David Thomas is free and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s theater. more
Saturday, Feb. 15 is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet has two promotions to celebrate Territorial Charter Day. They are the Urban Challenge Fun Run and Love Local. more
Kids are funny. My granddaughter, now five, will ask me “Guess what?” with a mischievous grin. more
The forklift didn't go to the moon, but a simple misunderstanding illustrates the respect and credence that the public gives museums. more
Lots of places like to say they are a hidden gem. But Prehistoric Trackways National Monument really fits that billing. more
Back in 2005, a group of local musicians decided they wanted to keep the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s alive and kicking in the Mesilla Valley, so they formed a band called “Remember Then.” more
In an art/performance collaboration called “nest(ing)” artist Saul Ramirez has brought together the arts – poetry, performing and visual – into one space at the Cruces Creatives world. The event is taking place every Friday in January starting around 6 p.m., he said. Cruces Creatives is located at 205 E. Lohman Ave. in Las Cruces. more
Road trips around the state give curious motorists a chance to peruse the many fine New Mexican radio stations that have been popping up in increasing numbers over recent years. A far cry from the top-40 commercial enterprises that dominate American airwaves, these independent stations offer a glimpse into the lives of the people who occupy the landscape. more
On Feb. 22 the 27th Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) begins with science, technology, engineering and math workshops for girls in Grades 5 to 8 in southwest New Mexico. The full day of hands-on science and technology workshops takes place on the campus of Western New Mexico University in Silver City. more
I had been looking for volunteer opportunities in Africa for about 12 years. A place where I could make a difference and work hands-on with animals. I stumbled upon the Center for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (C.A.R.E.) site and really liked what I read, so I saved it on my computer. Over the years, I would visit the site and each time I felt more connected to their cause. more
An evening of performances will feature a collaboration of poets, musicians, and actors from Silver City Community Theater exploring how immigration and border issues affect our lives and communities. more
The Silver City CLAY Festival annual fundraiser, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, is from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 West Broadway in downtown Silver City. more
In mid-August 2020, NASA is sending a new generation rover to Mars as part of the Mars Exploration Program. The mission will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, collect samples for future return to Earth, and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet. more
NASA’s Boeing Starliner landed safely at White Sands Missile Range Space Harbor at 5:58 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Personnel checked out the contents of the capsule, dubbed “Calypso” by astronaut Sunny Williams, who is slated to man the spacecraft next time it goes up. more
A Pop-Up art event showcased the work of 69 local artists Dec. 12-15 at the Bank of the West building in downtown Las Cruces. more
On Sunday, Dec. 22, hundreds of residents will kick off the holiday of Chanukah to observe the kindling of the menorah, at Light Up Downtown, which has become one of the largest Chanukah celebrations in the region, said Rabbi Bery Schmukler, co-director at Chabad Jewish Center of Las Cruces. more
Where have all the migrants gone? For some months now, the extraordinary program put together by the city of Deming has been empty. When I last visited, the cots were in neat rows, the storeroom was full of blankets, clothing and hygienic items like toothbrushes, and volunteers were ready to assist. On the walls there were large welcoming banners in Spanish, Portuguese and English. more
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In December, Tularosa hosts a holiday event not seen before in the Tularosa Basin. “Ronda Los Carrozas de Cifuentes” is a free program open to the public offering a presentation of traditional popular music from the rural Castile region in Spain, the Christmas rondas. more
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