Aug 5th, 2013

I can’t believe it’s August already – as we watch the fields full of gorgeous chile peppers bloom and smell the sweet aroma that arises over our valley. August is the kick-off month for farmers to reap the benefits of a long spring and summer. These last months have been filled with hard work in the fields, fertilizing and watering to see a bountiful harvest – hopefully. I am married to a local chile farmer and producer. Our agriculture industry is under intense pressure, as it battles the drought and cost increases and does everything to keep the water – our precious ... Continue Reading

Aug 2nd, 2013

Chamber holds Affordable Care Act Briefing Luncheon

Las Cruces business leaders gathered for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s Affordable Care Act Briefing Luncheon Tuesday, July 16, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center. The lun­cheon featured Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections, and Jose “Abe” Howard-Gonzalez, attorney with Kemp Smith Attorneys at Law. “Health care is a business and has to be run like a business,” Hickey said. “The rate of growth in expenditures on hospital care and physician and clinical services is remarkable. While that rate of growth has been on a steep upward curve ... Continue Reading

Jul 23rd, 2013

250 S. MAIN ST. • 575-523-8431


Mission: Progressive Residential Services (PRS) assists people with disabilities to discover their unique gifts and find ways to contribute those gifts to the community. Purpose: To enable adults with developmental disabilities, who would otherwise live in institutional settings, enjoy the benefits and opportunities available to ordinary citizens of our community. Key goals: 1. Through the provision of residential services, to assure safe and comfortable living in typical neighborhoods. 2. Through the provision of community support services, to help people in service experience true inclusion as active members of the community. History: PRS was established ... Continue Reading

Jul 22nd, 2013

Dedicated to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia

2802 CORTE DIOS • 575-524-1020 • WWW.GRACEVILLAGELC.COM Three years ago, Haciendas at Grace Village was just an idea. “We began to study the Las Cruces area and were astounded by the need for memory care, so we went to work,” said Grace Village Director of Opperations Aubrey TeGrotenhuis. “Inspired by the need, but driven by very personal experiences with Alzheimer’s, we set about building Grace Village.” TeGrotenhuis wanted Grace Village to feel residential and be located in a residential neighbor­hood – like a true home. Haciendas at Grace Village, licensed by the New Mexico Department ... Continue Reading

Jul 21st, 2013
Class studies community topics

One of the features of this program is that it’s the class’ responsibility to design each month’s agenda. Typically, communi­ty topics include visits to the local nonprofit agencies, animal shelters, etc. – all of which receive support from the community. This year’s class took a different ap­proach. Participants desired to learn how safe and secure the region is and the steps taken to ensure that safety going forward. The class heard from two representatives from the local FBI office. The agents talked about law enforcement issues one hears living so close to the border – drugs, human trafficking ... Continue Reading