Las Cruces is New Mexico’s economic and geographic center of New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley. The Rio Grande flows through the middle of the valley with the majestic Organ Mountains rising to the east. The surrounding agricultural land yields pecans, onions, cotton and other produce, but it is renowned for growing the best-tasting green chile in the world.
Known as “The City of Crosses”, Las Cruces is the fastest growing community in New Mexico and the 11th fastest in the country. Las Cruses makes an ideal weekend getaway or extended New Mexican vacation because of it’s rich history, culture and hospitality. Guests will stay busy visiting New Mexico attractions like the Historic Mesilla Plaza, The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, White Sands National Monument or one of many annual events and attractions.
LAS CRUCES >> From behind badges and guns, kids emerged. New Mexico State Police Capt. Roman Jimenez and Senior Patrolman Adrian Salas spent part of Tuesday afternoon strolling through aisles at the Las Cruces Target, marveling like first-graders at the toys they stacked in their respective shopping carts.
LAS CRUCES >> National Transportation Safety Board officials had no new details Tuesday on a plane crash at Las Cruces International Airport that killed Tyler Francis, 29, owner of a new fixed-base operator at the airport.