Jun 18th, 2014

Foreign-national soldiers speak to Mayfield HS students


By Laura Almaraz

Missile Ranger Staff Writer

Four foreign-national soldiers participat­ing with Bold Quest at White Sands Missile Range spoke to Advanced Placement (AP) French and world history students at Mayfield High School Wednesday, May 14. The soldiers, one from Denmark and three from France, spoke about their jobs, culture and the importance of knowing more than one language. “If you travel, even if you speak a bro­ken language, it will totally change the re­lationship you have with people,” said Maj. Michel Pipier. He spoke about the French culture and encouraged students to travel and learn about different ... Continue Reading

Jun 19th, 2014


Mission: The Las Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as a catalyst for the area’s hospitality industry working in concert to build a year­round destination offering a quality visitors experience as well as sustainable economic and social growth for the local community. Toward this end, the Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau plays a leading role in defining and branding Las Cruces as a desirable destination offering a variety of activities, attractions, and events now and in the future. Purpose: The Convention & Visitors Bureau’s primary purpose is to attract people from outside ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2014

The focus of May’s Leadership Las Cruces class was to take a look at the many aspects of health care in the community. As the community grows, so do the health care needs. In the past that has meant the possibility of traveling to other communities for certain types of care. Leadership participants learned that this is no longer the case. Area health care continues to make advances in types and quality of the health care services provided. It is comforting to know that the continuum of health care in southern New Mexico boasts both cutting edge technologies as well ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2014

Stephanie Armitage

Stephanie Armitage, branch manager for First National Bank of the Rio Grande on Northrise Drive, is a native of Doña Ana County. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from New Mexico State University in 2007. After graduating, she moved to South Korea to teach English as a sec­ond language for two years. When she returned to the United States, Armitage worked for Bank of the Rio Grande, advancing from part-time teller to branch supervisor in one year. She then went on to work for the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to help form the Coalition for ... Continue Reading

Jun 24th, 2014

What are you waiting for? “Why do it today when you can wait till tomorrow?” That’s the easy way out.

Being a member of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is not only an honor, but it is also an asset that is not well used by its members. The Chamber offers numerous ways to get the name of your business out and numerous op­portunities for networking, advertising and workshops – just to name a few – that will help build a solid bottom line. These opportunities are there for you, however, you need to take the first step and the ... Continue Reading