Oct 26th, 2015

1007 S. Solano | 575-524-1430 | www.lastrancaslc.com

Serving traditional Mexican food to Las Cruces

The idea of this family restaurant began in the north part of our beautiful state of New Mexico — the small but culturally rich town of Espanola.

It was 1990 when the mother of the restaurant owner, Ramiro Alcala, began this journey. After having to overcome the many barriers and obstacles that any first-generation immigrant has to endure, she decided it was time to become a business owner. At the beginning of this quest, their family thought of giving up many times. It was ... Continue Reading

Aug 8th, 2013
‘N Compass Group Company earns award for professional knowledge, client service

1161 MALL DRIVE, SUITE D • 575-647-0009 • WWW.NCOMPASSGROUP.COM ‘N Compass Group, led by Gilda Dorbandt, is a local independent broker and the largest health insurance agency in southern New Mexico. The group’s continued success is due to their commitment to service. Dorbandt started ‘N Compass Group in 2001 as a brokerage firm specializing in health insurance, employee benefits and voluntary benefits including additional life insurance, disability, accident, crit­ical illness and GAP coverage. The company works with businesses to determine the best coverage at the lowest cost. “When ... Continue Reading

Feb 1st, 2013

Keller Williams Realty New take on industry

3780 FOOTHILLS ROAD • 575-635-3773

By Rachel Christiansen


Real estate is something Laura Szalay has known her whole life, being the third generation of trusted names in the business in Doña Ana County, from her grandfather Al Socolofsky, to her mother Elaine Szalay and now Laura, who helped open a fran­chise of Keller Williams Realty in 2010.

“The most rewarding aspect for me is helping families get to where they want to be with what their goals are,” Szalay said. “It’s an emotional process, and it’s great when people feel they can rely and trust ... Continue Reading

Apr 24th, 2014

Gifts Baskets By G Personalizing gifts to create smiles



Sending a gift to a loved one or a friend just to show you care is what Gift Baskets By G enjoys doing. With many differ­ent ways to show your appreciation, a gift basket is a unique way to include different gifts someone might enjoy. Gift Baskets By G opened in 2009 when owner Georgia Lane retired from a career in education. Giving gifts to students and co-workers was always something she said she liked doing, so she decided to convert her ... Continue Reading

May 12th, 2014

Continuing the family insurance business


Insurance is a necessity in everyone’s lives. With a variety of insurance compa­nies to choose from, customers select an agency that can best meet their needs and budget. Allstate-Hester Agency of Las Cruces is making its way to the top as a customer favorite. Hester Agency of Las Cruces first opened in 2009. Owner Ricky Hester first began working with Allstate at its cor­porate office in 1969 and retired after 30 years. He then began opening agencies in ... Continue Reading