Jun 18th, 2014

Many of you had the opportunity to tour the Armijo House during our March Business After Hours.  For those of you that missed it, I would be glad to take you through it so you can see what it takes to bring a 150 year old building back to life.  We are making terrific progress on renovating the building and expect to move into it by years end.  This is a big project and we are looking for help, especially  from those who have a tie with the Chamber.   We are really proud to have had almost 300 leaders go ... Continue Reading

Sep 8th, 2014

More work still needed on 150-year-old building

Work is ongoing at the Armijo House.

Many of you took the tour during our March Business After Hours and saw the inside of the building for the first time.

Due to where the sequencing of the work being done, much of it is going unnoticed.

The interior stabilization is almost complete and we will soon be calling in the electricians, plumbers, mechanical and phone/data folks to install conduit and begin pulling wires.

In addition, due to the rain that we have been experiencing, and who can really complain about that, some of the efforts on the outside ... Continue Reading

Dec 29th, 2014

December’s Junior Leadership day covered arts and community topics. Young leaders saw the humblest residences in Las Cruces, as well as the restoration of what was once one of the finest homes in town.

In between was a beautiful day strolling down Main Street, with several informative and educational stops along the way.

At the Community of Hope, the students learned about: Camp Hope, the tent city where many homeless live; Casa de Peregrinos, the food bank; Jardin de Los Nios, the day care center for children of homeless parents; St. Luke’s, a medical facility; and El Caldito, the soup kitchen.

From there, ... Continue Reading

Mar 16th, 2015

The finish line is in sight, if you have good eyes. A good portion of the renovation work has been completed. We are working to finalize the subcontractors so we can finish some of the inner workings of the building – plumbing, HVAC, electrical, roof, etc. – before we go back with the more cosmetic touches.

That said, the building was more challenged than we anticipated, utilizing three different engineering studies available to us. Along with those challenges came more costs. We are still very much in a fundraising mode, and need as much support from the community that we can ... Continue Reading