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 >> To raise money for improvements to the Safe Haven's teen house, local businesses have sponsored and organized a Classic Car Show and Carnival this weekend in the parking lot of the shuttered Kmart store at 1240 El Paseo Road.
LAS CRUCES >> The diversity of borderland dance groups — and the visual art they inspire — will be celebrated at the 9th annual We Are One Dance and Drum dance event Saturday at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St.