Aug 14th, 2014

Issue is impacting the entire country


By Sean P. Redmond

U.S. Chamber of Commerece Labor unions and their worker center allies have garnered a fair amount of at­tention in recent months, with made-for­media protests against large retailers and fast food companies in a quest for inflated wages and benefits.

In addition to harassing employers, or­ganized labor also has set about pressuring various local governments run by sympa­thetic politicians to impose artificially high minimum wage rates. In June, Seattle ac­quiesced to these demands and became the first major city to implement a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The tale of Seattle’s whopping 60 percent minimum ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014

Understanding customer needs is a priority

It’s warm outside and what better way to enjoy the summer than by grabbing a bite to eat?

There are many different options to dining out this summer and many Las Crucens can be seen outside enjoying a delicious hotdog at one of the popular Wienerschnitzels in the area.

The Wienerschnitzel franchise was first opened on July 3, 1961, in Wilmington, Calif., by John Galardi. The franchise has been in business for more than 53 years.

The first Wienerschnitzel in Las Cruces opened in 1974 on El Paseo Road, store No. 247. Wienerschnitzel has been a part of ... Continue Reading

Aug 15th, 2014

Mandy Leatherwood

Mandy Leatherwood works in the marketing depart­ment of Memorial Medical Center.

She started in 2007 as marketing specialist and was promoted to director of marketing in 2010. The hos­pital recently expanded the marketing department and Leatherwood has taken on a new role focused on com­munications and community outreach.

Leatherwood graduated from New Mexico State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in communi­cation studies and journalism and mass communications. Through her work, Leatherwood has been involved in many community and fundraising events in Las Cruces. She also volunteers in her personal time. She is a board member of the Community Foundation ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014

WSMR welcomes Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin

By Adriana Salas

Missile Ranger Staff Writer

White Sands Missile Range welcomed its 33rd com­manding general during an Assumption of Command Ceremony conducted behind the Frontier Club July 2. Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin assumed responsibility from former WSMR Director Paul Mann.

Army Test and Evaluation Command Commander Maj. Gen. Peter Utley was the host for the event. During his speech, he took the opportunity to welcome Coffin to the installation. He spoke of Coffin’s profes­sional history and how his past leadership roles have made him the best leader to take over the role of com­mander of WSMR.

“It’s ... Continue Reading

Aug 22nd, 2014

First class to graduate in 2018

Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) an­nounced the opening of Arrowhead Park Medical Academy, the city’s newest early col­lege high school.

Under the direction of Principal Jennifer Amis and Dean of Students Marcy Oxford, the school opened its doors on July 1 to its first class of 61 ninth-grade students. Arrowhead Park Medical Academy will expand to ninth­and 10th-graders in 2015-16, and will have its first graduating class in 2018.

The vision of LCPS, as defined by the Board of Education and Superintendent Stan Rounds, states specifically that schools will exemplify a world-class educational system where all students ... Continue Reading