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PUENTES

Emily Guerra covers the people and issues important to our growing border communities.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with the Las Cruces Womxn’s Rally organizers, Eileen Van Wie and Cassandra Calway, inviting all supporters of “Womxn’s rights as Human rights and Human rights as Womxn’s rights” to participate. Since 2017, they will be joining other supporters across the globe on Saturday, January 19, 2019 with a rally, a march will not be held this year in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Center for Health Innovation Director for Prevention and Community Collaborations, Marisol Diaz, to talk to us about the “Alcohol Outlet Summit: Exploring the Alcohol Outlet Retail Environment in Las Cruces.” Dr. Edward M. Rubin, Psy.D, will be the moderator with two Keynote Speakers: Dr.

Deming - Arts of the Old West

Jan 4, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Deming Arts Center Curator and Sculptor, Diana LeMarbe to talk to us about the FREE exhibit “Arts of the Old West,” at the center during the month of January, starting January 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through January 30th.  An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, January 6th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold Street.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent, Brian Watson to offer tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of tax scams and other financial related frauds. Based in Tucson, Arizona, the field office covers Arizona and New Mexico. He says that over the last few years millions of dollars have been lost due to IRS scams. For more information visit the IRS website – www.irs.gov; and on Facebook @IRS.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Irene Oliver-Lewis and Sylvia Camuñez, sisters and native residents of the Mesquite Street historic district, the original townsite of Las Cruces. They will share fond New Mexico Christmas memories and traditions, such as their mother’s secret for biscochos and red chile, and Sylvia's Mexican themed Christmas tree and wreath with Irene's paper flower creations.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with Richard Parker, Op-Ed contributor to The New York Times, award-winning journalist, and author of “Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America.” His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Politico Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The New Republic, Field & Stream and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Kathleen Albers, Executive Director of the Doña Ana Arts Council to talk to us about the new art exhibit “Across the Board” opening reception on Saturday, December 8th from 4 to 7 p.m.; and the Dickens’ Tea & Fashion Show with Sherry White on Sunday, December 9th from 2 to 4 p.m., both events will be held at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza.

Mesquite District Fiesta: Shopping, Music, Food

Dec 6, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Irene Oliver-Lewis and David Chavez to bring awareness of the new annual “Mesquite District Fiesta: Shopping, Music, Food” on December 8th from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Erlinda Portillo, President of Bellas Artes Sin Fronteras Inc., to talk to us about their Christmas program, “Feliz Navidad! Christmas in Song & Dance,” Sunday, December 2nd at 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico State University Art Department’s graduating students, Karen Conley and Henry Hartig, to talk to us about a combined Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis show on Friday evening, November 30th from 6 to 9 at Wells Hall. The title of the exhibit is “Re: if i,” a play on words. Phonetically it reads as a single word: “reify” meaning to make something abstract more real.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Dr. Paul C. Maxwell, artist and member of Artists of Picacho Hills, to talk to us about an art benefit, “Holly Day House” artistic creations to benefit Mesilla Valley Hospice, Friday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, November 17th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Avenue, Las Cruces. Parking is South of the church off May Avenue.


Jo-an Smith - Border Artist

Nov 1, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with multi-disciplinary artist, Jo-an Smith to talk to us about her participation in the Border Artists’ benefit art show “What We Love.” A portion of proceeds from art sold at the show will help KRWG Public Media. She helped with the title of the show which reflects each artist’s choice of what they are currently making in the studio or a favorite piece from the past.

SNMDO's Annual Diabetes Awareness Conference

Oct 24, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with (SNMDO) Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach Volunteer Board President, Kent Yalkut; and Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, (Trinidad) T.J. Jasso, to talk to us about the 14th Annual Diabetes Expo. The yearly diabetes awareness conference – Diabetes Expo, will be held on Saturday November 3rd beginning at 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Alma D’Arte High School, 402 W. Court Avenue, Las Cruces. A $12 admission will include lunch.

"What We Love" - The Border Artists Benefit Art Show

Oct 17, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Border Artists’ President, Tauna Cole-Dorn to talk to us about “What We Love,” a benefit art show. A portion of proceeds from art sold at the show will help KRWG Public Media. The title of the show reflects each artist’s choice of what they are currently making in the studio or a favorite piece from the past. The Border Artists are 20 artists working in the Southwest.

Potters' Guild of Las Cruces 26th Annual Empty Bowls

Oct 12, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces Board Member, Leetha Rushing, and El Caldito Soup Kitchen Volunteer Vice President Richard Lohmeyer, to talk to us about the 26th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Friday, October 19th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 West Griggs Avenue in Las Cruces at the corner of Alameda & Griggs. There will be soup from over 50 local restaurants to eat-in or take-out, there will also be a silent auction wo bid on several items.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with SWEC (Southwest Environmental Center) Membership Coordinator, Ashley Martinez, to talk to us about their Annual Fundraiser Gala, A Wild Night for Wildlife, Saturday evening, October 13th from 6 to 10 under the stars at the Downtown Las Cruces Plaza. There will be live music; entertainment; food and a silent auction. For more information call 575-522-5552; or visit SWEC at 275 N.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with La Casa, Inc. Support Services Director, Pat Acosta, to tell us about Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. La Casa, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in domestic violence emergency shelter relief and services to help families living with all forms of violence and abuse. Founded in 1981 by a group of community volunteers, Acosta says La Casa has one of the one of the safest, largest and most modern emergency shelter facilities in the state of New Mexico.

AARP - 45 years in Las Cruces

Sep 27, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with AARP Las Cruces Chapter Volunteer President and member of the AARP State Executive Council, David Lynch. Founded in 1958 by retired educator, Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP was formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons to advocate on behalf of senior citizens. Currently there are 38 million members nationally, and 300,000 in New Mexico. The Las Cruces Chapter started 45 years ago to help people choose how they live as they age.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Kathleen Albers, Executive Director of the Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC), with information about “Feed the Body & Soul” musical fundraiser collaboration with Casa de Peregrinos. The event will benefit DAAC’s children’s art programs and Casa de Peregrinos’ children’s food programs. Albers says, “food for the body and for the soul are essential for the children of Doña Ana County to thrive.”

"When a Woman Rises" - a novel by Dr. Christine Eber

Sep 12, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with author and activist, Dr. Christine Eber, New Mexico State University Anthropology Professor Emerita, to talk to us about her new novel, “When a Woman Rises,” published by Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso, Texas. Her work explores the lives of indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico and how they have been organizing to defend their lands and lives.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Las Cruces Mariachi Conservatory Executive Director, Robert Palacios, and with student and soloist, Alyssa Adriana Bustillos, to talk about the importance of the Mariachi Conservatory in the community.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with CARE (Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc.) Founder, President and Executive Director, Yoli Diaz, to talk to us about raising cancer awareness and helping local cancer patients with the 3rd annual “The Big Event – La Gran Fiesta,” New Mexico’s largest cancer fundraiser. It is a 3-day event, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, with a special remembrance to honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday, September 21st at 5:30 p.m.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Alliance for Border Collaboratives Projects Coordinator and Binational Breastfeeding Coalition Outreach Officer, Rosalba Ruiz-Holguin, to talk to us about the importance of breast milk. Several border communities will join over 175 countries around the world in August to celebrate, promote and support breastfeeding.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Cat’s Meow Volunteer Board Vice President, Alison Reynolds, and Volunteer, Linda Pribble, to talk to us about The Cat’s Meow, the only feline adoption and resource center in Las Cruces.

Affordable Health Insurance Plans through "beWellnm"

Jul 12, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico's Health Insurance Exchange, also known as “beWellnm,” New Mexico Outreach Manager, Veronica Reyes. It is the official health insurance marketplace for individuals and businesses where New Mexicans can shop, compare and access the subsidies that are offered to consumers so they can have health insurance coverage. They offer a program for New Mexicans that are 138% above the poverty level, and for those that are under 65 years of age.

The Music and Moments at the Heart of "Homelands."

Jul 5, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – Music is essential in part two of a two-part interview on this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra with El Paso-based Mexico Border Correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo Corchado, and Philadelphia-based Tequilas Restaurant owner, David Suro Piñera, about Corchado’s newest book: “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.”

Las Cruces, NM – Part one of a two-part interview on this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, with host Emily Guerra and with El Paso-based Mexico Border Correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo Corchado, and Philadelphia-based Tequilas Restaurant owner, David Suro Piñera, about Corchado’s newest book: “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.” Suro was one of the three friends he developed a close bond with when he was so homesick in Philadelphia in 1986.

Remembering the Braceros - Personal Accounts

Jun 22, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Raymond Cobos, historian and curator of the traveling art exhibit “Braceros – Melding History and Art” currently at the Branigan Cultural Center through October 3rd. The exhibit explores the history of agriculture, labor and migration during World War II through 1964 with the Bracero program, a worker permit program between the United States and Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Western New Mexico University Special Assistant to the President for Cultural Affairs, Faye McCalmont to talk about the three-day 2nd Annual Fiesta Latina cultural event June 22nd – 24th, in celebration of Mexico’s heritage, customs and traditions in New Mexico.

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