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.
ANTHONY, N.M.>> A security guard was shot and critically wounded Tuesday afternoon at a New Mexico public-assistance office by a man who then killed himself on a West El Paso street, law enforcement officials said.