Las Cruces Sun News

July 27, 2022
New Mexico GOP reelects Steve Pearce as chairman

New Mexico GOP reelects Steve Pearce as chairman

Former U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce was elected Saturday to a third consecutive term as chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico.

Panel picks finalists for appointed New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

Panel picks finalists for appointed New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

The powerful regulatory commission oversees utility rates and will help chart the state’s course toward more renewable energy development.

Operation Holiday Cheer: Send holiday greetings to veterans in state homes

Operation Holiday Cheer: Send holiday greetings to veterans in state homes

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the Department of Health are kicking off Operation Holiday Cheer 2022.

Governor orders New Mexico flags to half-staff in mourning for Miyamura

Governor orders New Mexico flags to half-staff in mourning for Miyamura

Flags to be at half-staff December 8 to 10 ahead of funeral

Salvation Army Toy Run to temporarily close Las Cruces intersections

Salvation Army Toy Run to temporarily close Las Cruces intersections

The Salvation Army Toy Run, to be held from 11 a.m. to about noon on Saturday, will temporarily close several intersections throughout the route.

Las Cruces recognizes World AIDS Day and the millions impacted by the virus

Las Cruces recognizes World AIDS Day and the millions impacted by the virus

Las Crucens showed up in solidarity Thursday evening to honor the millions of people around the world who have died from AIDS on World AIDS Day.

New Mexico issues public health order amid RSV case surge

New Mexico issues public health order amid RSV case surge

Officials say hospitals and emergency rooms in New Mexico are running above their licensed capacity that is unsustainable.

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

The governor's office announced Scott Groginsky's appointment on Thursday, saying he will be focused on improving outcomes for K-12 students.

New Mexico expands its help with filling out court forms

New Mexico expands its help with filling out court forms

The judiciary is expanding access to court-scribe services that ensure people with limited literacy or disabilities can fill out crucial court forms.

'We all still take this very hard': COVID’s lasting effects, from a funeral home attendant

'We all still take this very hard': COVID’s lasting effects, from a funeral home attendant

Angie Guillen remembers the early days when the new virus — called “The Coronavirus” — was just starting to interfere with global supply chains.

Listen: Lauren Villagran talks about Venezuelan migrants traveling to New York City

Listen: Lauren Villagran talks about Venezuelan migrants traveling to New York City

This week, we’re talking to El Paso Times reporter Lauren Villagran, who covers immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Flight planned to take Australian-American astronaut into space scuttled, for now

Flight planned to take Australian-American astronaut into space scuttled, for now

"NASA has directed UP Aerospace to scrub the planned launch that includes Celestis’ Aurora Flight," according to Celestis spokesperson Pazia Schonfeld.

The power of promotoras in the fight against COVID-19

The power of promotoras in the fight against COVID-19

Community health workers were critical to Southern NM’s health system during the pandemic — and could play a big role in the future too.

Las Cruces man pleads guilty in federal carjacking case

Las Cruces man pleads guilty in federal carjacking case

Jesus Manuel Castaneda-Villa, 32, pleaded guilty to carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury.

After deadlocked jury, Las Cruces man returns to trial on child sexual assault charge

After deadlocked jury, Las Cruces man returns to trial on child sexual assault charge

A man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage family member is back on trial Wednesday after a previous jury deadlocked.

New Mexico-born Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi 'Hershey' Miyamura dies

New Mexico-born Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi 'Hershey' Miyamura dies

Hiroshi Miyamura was presented the Medal of Honor by President Eisenhower in 1953. It had been awarded in secret while he was still a prisoner of war.

Paid family and medical leave proposal returning to NM Legislature

Paid family and medical leave proposal returning to NM Legislature

Measure would allow workers to take leave and keep their jobs

New Mexico sues tobacco companies over settlement payments

New Mexico sues tobacco companies over settlement payments

New Mexico is suing more than a dozen tobacco companies, accusing them of conspiracy and breach of contract.

New Mexico officials certify statewide election results

New Mexico officials certify statewide election results

New Mexico’s state Canvassing Board certified results from the midterm election amid praise for election administrators and poll workers.

Improperly disposed ashes could be to blame for I-10 trailer fire

Improperly disposed ashes could be to blame for I-10 trailer fire

Drivers stuck in traffic on Interstate 10 westbound Monday afternoon can blame a "hot load."

SWSCA trailer catches fire on I-10 south of Las Cruces

SWSCA trailer catches fire on I-10 south of Las Cruces

A South Central Solid Waste Authority trailer hauling garbage from the Anthony Collection Center to the Corralitos Landfill caught fire while traveling on Interstate 10 westbound on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

New Mexico Supreme Court denies PRC challenge

New Mexico Supreme Court denies PRC challenge

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday denied a challenge to a voter-approved measure overhauling a powerful commission that oversees public utilities.

RoadRUNNER begins trial for free rides. Here's what you need to know

RoadRUNNER begins trial for free rides. Here's what you need to know

Riding the bus in Las Cruces is free as the city seeks to determine the feasibility of permanently suspending fees.

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