Setting Sights on September “Monuments to Main Street”

LAS CRUCES – As we celebrate the beginning of summer, I am already looking forward to September. It’s not because I’m eager to blaze through the summer heat. Matter of fact, I love the summer. I love the summer nights where we stay outside later, enjoying the company of others. Hanging out and sharing laughter […]

Legend of Billy the Kid is alive and well in Doña Ana County

What would southern New Mexico be without Billy the Kid? The legends define the outlaw, but he had a real-life presence — especially in Doña Ana County. A tour of Billy the Kid haunts is part of the Monuments-To-Main-Street festival. On Sept. 3 and again Sept. 17-18, you’ll be able to tour locations familiar to […]

Festival explores Organ Mountains Monument next month

This September, the new celebration Monuments to Main Street will allow visitors and residents alike to experience festivals, outdoor adventures, and culinary delights like never before in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County. Monuments to Main Street will incorporate ongoing festivals like Salsafest, the Hatch Chile Festival, and Diez y Seis de Septiembre, with a […]

Monuments to Main Street will celebrate OMDP in September

September has always been my favorite month in southern New Mexico. The weather starts to cool down and you start to feel fall in the air. This year I have an even better reason to love September — the third annual Monuments to Main Street. If you were to ask members of our community why […]

September events celebrate Monuments to Main Street

LAS CRUCES – Throughout the month of September, several local organizations have come together to celebrate Monuments to Main Street. The Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks are sponsoring a variety of free outdoor events to celebrate Monuments to Main Street by hosting a film festival, hikes, bike rides, art shows, archery lessons and cleanups. […]

Monuments to Main Street features hikes, aerial tours, rafting, more

LAS CRUCES – It’s almost September and as temperatures cool, it’s a great time to explore everything that makes our part of southern New Mexico special. Monuments to Main Street (M2M) — a monthlong celebration of the national monuments, people, history and culture of Las Cruces, Mesilla, and beyond — has many activities on the first weekend of the month, Labor […]

Five things to do in Las Cruces this weekend

Friday – Sept. 16 ‘A Promise of Roses’ The play ‘A Promise of Roses’ will show at the Isabel Crouch Reader’s Theatre at New Mexico State University. Timmy Shaw has won a Tony for his last play. Feeling pressure to follow up on his success, he returns to his childhood home for inspiration. Performances are […]

Monuments to Main Street takes over Klein Park

LAS CRUCES – A giant New Mexican flag hung across the backstop at Klein Park Saturday, while Phat Soul played some funky tunes on stage. Food trucks, art vendors and information booths lined the outside of the park. A man riding an elongated low-rider bike with lit wheel spokes rolled past a playground covered from […]

Prehistoric Trackways, Rustler Trail among upcoming M2M hikes

Monuments to Main Street, the annual monthlong celebration of our national monuments, cities, culture and history, is well under way, with over a dozen festivals, tours, bike rides, and hikes already enjoyed by area residents and visitors. If you missed events like the Hatch Chile Festival, Monumental Loop bike ride, or the first Yoga in […]