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 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 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 19th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) an­nounced July 8 that Phillip Rivera has been promoted to president of Physician Services for the hospital. Rivera has been MMC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) since July 2010. He will continue his responsibilities as COO while the hospital conducts a na­tional search to find a strong candidate to fill the position. “I am very excited to have Phil serving as president of Physician Services for MMC,” said Paul Herzog, MMC CEO. “During his time as COO, Phil has developed strong re­lationships with our medical staff, and I am confident that his new role will enable him to ... Continue Reading

Sep 2nd, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
Proposed lines could impact military assets in region

A battle is brewing in Washington, D.C., between the Department of Defense and the Department of the Interior over the proposed SunZia transmission line project. One side, including some of our local and federal elected officials, sees no issue with the line bisecting a part of the north­ern extension area of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR); the other side sees that route as a possible game changer for the missions at WSMR. The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, along with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and ... Continue Reading