Aug 16th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
Participants get firsthand look at services, challenges

In July, Leadership Las Cruces looked at local government, a day planned by Tiffani Bradley, Ana Henke, Mellow Honek and Jay Sundheimer.

The day started with an overview of the City of Las Cruces and the interworking of its departments and programs.

From there, the class traveled to the main fire station where Chief Travis Brown gave the class insights into the day-to-day work­ings of the fire department and how the department coordinates with other emer­gency services to provide the highest level of service possible. Brown also discussed some of the challenges they may ... Continue Reading

Aug 16th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
Range undergoes restructuring

By Drew Hamilton The Army restructuring plan announced in July includes the 2nd Engineer Battalion leaving White Sands Missile Range by 2017. “Our devotion to and support of these soldiers and families re­mains steadfast … they are a part of Team WSMR,” said WSMR Commanding General Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham. She added that “our thoughts are particularly with the 595th Sapper and 40th Mobility Augmentation Companies cur­rently downrange (in Afghanistan) doing a magnanimous job in the fulfillment of their mission.” The restructuring is a pre­sequestration generated plan in which the Army is reducing and reorganizing its force structure by 80,000 ... Continue Reading

Aug 14th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
Knowing the ins, outs of cow work

By Stephen L. Wilmeth The morning started before sunup. I was feeding horses. Feeding hay from big bales is hard. I made sure Bailey got at least her share. She was going to work today. At 6:30 a.m. I walked to her with a halter. She left and started her predictable lunge circle. “OK, Bailey, I’ll be here when you decide you’ve had enough,” I told her. The routine concluded when she stopped and turned to me. That signaled she was ready for the day. I put the halter on her and we left the pens. As I ... Continue Reading

Aug 14th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
Las Cruces Young Professionals launches in September

This year is one of growth in the area of programs the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is offering the business community. The Chamber strives to be aware as new needs arise and relevant with solutions that make an impact on business in southern New Mexico. With that in mind, it announced the launch of Las Cruces Young Professionals. Business done the way of the past does not always match up with the reality of business today. It’s more electronic, and more global and as a result, it’s more com­petitive than ever ... Continue Reading

Aug 13th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor

Adobe conditions assessment continues on the Armijo house

By Pat Taylor If you remember from my previous update, we had two exterior areas of the historic Armijo-Gallagher House, the future home of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, we had opened up to assess. The west wall area section was stabi­lized with adobe. Since then, with it dry­ing sufficiently, we applied a leveling coat of mud plaster to be followed by a lime plaster, which was the original exterior plaster material. I set stones into the adobe to better anchor the lime plaster in a time-hon­ored system called “rajuelar.” ... Continue Reading