Latest Las Cruces News

Cultural property title gives New Mexico family peace

Dec. 04, 2021 11:01 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Few community members know the role of Clara Belle Williams in Las Cruces education, but one family made it their mission to get Williams and her legacy recognized by the state. Alice Chavez Villa grew up at 722 N. Mesquite St., the home...

House propels New Mexico past New Mexico State 101-94

Dec. 01, 2021 01:45 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jaelen House scored 29 points to spark New Mexico to a 101-94 victory over New Mexico State on Tuesday night. Jamal Mashburn Jr. added 19 points for the Lobos (5-3). Jay Allen-Tovar pitched in with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Javonte Johnson...

New Mexico State to drop parking citations for peanut butter

Nov. 30, 2021 00:18 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is offering anyone with a campus parking citation the chance to get out of their jam with some peanut butter. The university will accept at least 80 ounces (2,270 grams) of peanut butter — the equivalent of five-six...

In the Hatch, Andy Nuñez wraps up 21 years in politics

Nov. 28, 2021 11:10 AM EST

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Andy Nuñez, the 85-year-old mayor of Hatch, made no bones about not wearing a mask in the village offices, despite New Mexico’s indoor masking mandate for public spaces. “I never wore the damn thing — unless I had...

New Mexico St. parts with coach Doug Martin after 9 seasons

Nov. 27, 2021 20:04 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State announced Saturday it is making a coaching changes, moving on from Doug Martin after nine seasons. Aggies athletic director Mario Moccia said after New Mexico State (2-10) ended its regular season by beating UMass that Martin's...

Price with 4 TDs, New Mexico State tops UMass to end season

Nov. 27, 2021 19:00 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Juwaun Price ran for 156 yards and scored four touchdowns, leading New Mexico State to a 44-27 season-ending win over UMass on Saturday. Price scored on runs of 5 and 19 yards to stake New Mexico State to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter,...

Las Cruces mulls changing street name with a derogatory term

Nov. 25, 2021 16:09 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces is considering whether to change a street name that contains a word that’s used as a slur toward Indigenous women. Las Cruces Sun-News reports that City Councilor Johana Bencomo recently proposed to change the name of...

Allen carries New Mexico St. past New Mexico Highlands 94-67

Nov. 24, 2021 22:58 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Teddy Allen had 21 points as New Mexico State easily beat Division II-level New Mexico Highlands 94-67 on Wednesday night. Johnny McCants had 18 points and seven rebounds for New Mexico State (5-1). Jabari Rice added 12 points and seven rebounds....

Sheriff: Boy dies after dog mauling at grandparents' home

Nov. 24, 2021 10:16 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona County authorities say a 6-year-old boy has died after being mauled by at least one dog at his grandparents' home in the Las Cruces area. The boy died Monday shortly after being airlifted to a hospital from the Mesilla Park neighborhood...

New Mexico court stays push for grand juries on COVID steps

Nov. 20, 2021 14:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has put on hold several citizen requests that used petition drives to call for convening grand juries to investigate Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's handling of COVID-19. The state high court on Tuesday granted...