Walking Trails in and Around Las Cruces

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As summer starts to loosen its hold on the southwest and crisp fall weather is just around the corner, venturing outdoors in Las Cruces once again becomes a very tempting prospect. The mild weather in New Mexico makes it an ideal place for outdoor activities, and the city offers plenty of walking trails to explore while getting some fresh air and exercise. Whether you're looking for a challenging hike or a laid back … [Read more...]

Young Park: The Community Hub of Las Cruces


Located at 1905 Nevada Avenue, Young Park is one of the best-known and most popular parks in the city of Las Cruces. The park was named after R.L. Young, the second mayor of Las Cruces and lifelong public servant. Aside from being a popular picnic destination, it's also the site of numerous events held year-round. Its central location and ample space makes it the ideal hub for community activities in Las Cruces. … [Read more...]

Volunteering – Getting things done in Las Cruces

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Are you ready to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Are you wanting to “give back” to your favorite organization in Las Cruces? Are you wanting to meet and be around other people who who want to give of themselves for the betterment of of our city? You can have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County and end up getting enormous satisfaction and enjoyment for … [Read more...]

Chile Season in Las Cruces


The smell of roasting green chiles is one of the surest indicators that summer is drawing to an end in New Mexico. Nearly every grocery store is offering bags of fresh-roasted green chile, and eager shoppers are scooping up deals to freeze for use throughout the year. In fact, if you ask most former residents what they miss most about Las Cruces, green chile is sure to rank right at the top. If you're a chile addict … [Read more...]

The Organ Mountains – From Musical Roots To A Majestic Legacy


When driving into Las Cruces, one can have the pleasure capturing a glimpse of the unique mountains on the eastern side of the city. The rugged ridges, the sharp peaks, and the steep angle of these mountains create an almost fake scene—more like a painting of a landscape rather than an actual city landmark. In comparison to other mountain ranges in New Mexico, these mountains do not possess a smooth, curved mountain … [Read more...]