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.
Class of 2013 graduates and senior volleyball captains Emily Biad and Taylor Brown help get each other picture perfect Friday before the 29th annual Mesilla Valley Christian Schools commencement held at Las Cruces First Assembly of God.
LAS CRUCES — Ryan Voltin lost his left leg and was severely burned while serving overseas as a Marine helicopter pilot, six years ago. Now, his wife has helped him back into the pilot's seat as a border patrol pilot in Deming.
LAS CRUCES — An audio recording of an apparent phone conversation between Eugene "Gino" Ferri and his mother after he had been arrested for a triple murder in 2010 was a bone of contention just before parties at trial broke for lunch Friday in 3rd Judicial District Court here.