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

Holiday Shopping Events in Sierra County

Nov 14, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with MainStreet Truth or Consequences Executive Director, Linda DeMarino, to talk about Shopping Events for the Holidays in Sierra County:

NMSU Research and Creativity Week - November 11-15

Nov 7, 2019


  Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico State University Research Council Chair, Dr. Stephen Pate, to talk about NMSU’s Research and Creativity Week, November 11-15, 2019.


Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Artists of Picacho Hills Member and artist, Dr. Paul Maxwell. Their annual Holly Day House will be held on Friday, November 8th from 10am to 5pm; and Saturday, November 9th from 9am to 5pm at the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 225 West Griggs Avenue, Las Cruces. A special raffle created by the artists will benefit Mesilla Valley Hospice. Information also available on Facebook at Artists of Picacho Hills.

Participating artists:

Karen Conley, Sharon Cunningham, Larry Felhauer, Cherie Gamboa, Karen Harper, Linda Lee, Jeffie Mackey, Michelle Marshall, Paul Maxwell, Rosemary McKowan, Jan Minow, Marilyn Payne, Jan Severson and Wanda Sparks.

 

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Sylvia Galvan de Lucero, Board Member of New Mexico Advocates for the Arts, to talk to us about the 26th Annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference, November 6-10, focusing on education and entertainment. The student workshops - mariachi music, voice and folkloric dance - will begin on Wednesday, November 6th at New Mexico State University’s Corbett Center.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Co-Chairs of the Las Cruces Catholic Schools Gala Scholarship Committee, Travis Gutierrez and Whitney Novello, to talk to us about their 4th Annual Scholarship Gala – this year’s theme is “Día de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead.” The Gala will take place Friday, November 1st at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., starting at 6 p.m. – VIP hour; Margarita Tasting - 7-8 p.m.; Dinner, Dancing & Entertainment - 8 p.m. to midnight; 21 and older.

Sierra County and Truth or Consequences Happenings

Oct 18, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with MainStreet Truth or Consequences Executive Director, Linda DeMarino, to talk about happenings in Truth or Consequences and Sierra County.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with El Caldito Soup Kitchen Office Manager, Diane D’Ambrosio, and with 20-year volunteer, Teresa Phillips. This year El Caldito celebrates serving two million meals since 1984 in Las Cruces. Also, it’s the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces 27th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser with all proceeds going to El Caldito Soup Kitchen. Soups from more than 50 local restaurants will be served on Friday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Tornillo Collective Artists/Writers, Nancy Lorenza Green and Raquel Barrientos Mejia, to talk to us about a play focusing on the border and immigration – “ESCAPE FROM TORNILLO.” It is an artistic way to bring awareness for healing and social change. The Tornillo Collective was founded in 2018 in El Paso, Texas by Afro-Chicana writer/musician Nancy Lorenza Green.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Southwest Festival of the Written Word (SWFWW) steering committee member, Ted Presler, and with Western New Mexico University’s Professor of Political Science and Vice President of External Affairs, Dr. Magdaleno Manzanáres, also a keynote speaker for SWFWW.

Sierra County/T or C - Tours and Expeditions

Sep 19, 2019

  Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with MainStreet Truth or Consequences Executive Director, Linda DeMarino, with a focus on happenings around Sierra County and Truth or Consequences. On this report DeMarino describes tours and expeditions on many of Ted Turner’s properties, especially Sierra Grande Lodge.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with La Posta de Mesilla co-owner, Jerean Camuñez Hutchinson to talk to us about the start of an iconic New Mexico Café 80 years ago on September 16, 1939. At the age of 24, Katy Griggs Camuñez, started her “greatest little chile joint,” which is now the iconic “La Posta de Mesilla.”

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Executive Director, Terra Winter, to talk to us about their only fundraising event, their Annual Gala. They will celebrate their 30th Anniversary with – Cirque du CFSNM. The Gala will take place Saturday, September 7th beginning at 6 p.m.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Border Servant Corps Executive Director, Kari Lenander, and Site Coordinator, Silvia Dorado, to talk about “Celebrando Las Ámericas.” It’s a “Family Fiesta” featuring books, art, food and music in collaboration with Casa Camino Real Bookstore and Libros Para el Viaje/Books for the Journey. The FREE event will take place Saturday, August 31st at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri Avenue in Las Cruces, NM beginning at 9 a.m.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with the Director of Holy Cross Retreat Center, Fr. Thomas A. Smith, to talk about their largest fundraiser – The Annual Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts – held each year on Labor Day weekend. Proceeds go to assist the ministries of Holy Cross Retreat Center, including outreach to assist asylum seekers and medical patients from out of town.

3rd Annual Power of the Purse Las Cruces

Aug 15, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with “Power of the Purse Las Cruces” hosts, Jo Renda and Soledad Brozek, to talk about their 3rd Annual “Power of the Purse” charitable event. It’s an auction of new and gently used purses donated by the community and sold at a silent auction to benefit local charities. The hosts are Soledad Brozek, Teresita Corral, Jo Renda and Laura Romanelli.

  Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with El Paso Pro-Musica Executive Director, Felipa Solis, to talk about special events in Las Cruces and El Paso dedicated to honor the El Paso shooting victims, families, caregivers, first responders and all who worked tirelessly to save lives during the enormous tragedy on Saturday morning, August 3rd.

 

  Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Alliance for Border Collaboratives Projects Coordinator, Rosalba Ruiz, to talk to us about “The 8th Annual Big Latch On” (La Gran Lactada) to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7 locally and simultaneously participate in a worldwide effort to bring awareness. This year’s theme is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.

Highlights of T or C and Sierra County

Jul 25, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Executive Director of MainStreet Truth or Consequences, Linda DeMarino, with monthly “Highlights of Sierra County and T or C.” Elephant Butte Lake higher water levels have increased visitor activity. T or C's "Second Saturday Art Hop" will be held August 10th.

MainStreet Truth Consequences is a grassroots organization with a mission to preserve and enhance historic downtown Truth or Consequences.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission Clothing Room Manager, Wylene Saunders, about their annual “Back-to-School Clothing Program.” Nearly 700 children in need in the community benefit from the program each year. Distribution this year will be held the week of July 29th through August 2nd by appointment only from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Saunders says that parents or guardians must pre-register children through July 26th from 9 a.m.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with City of Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science Education Curator, Stephanie Hawkins, to talk to us about "Over the Moon," the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 First Moon Landing. There will be a variety of space-themed experiences: A Live Apollo 11 launch reenactment, a full moon hike to Dripping Springs, films, a science fair, a special lecture by NASA’s veteran Victor Murray, and more.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with actress, playwright and Doña Ana Community College professor, Monika Mojica, about her new play – “Weighing In.” Presented by “No Strings Theatre Company,” it opens on Friday, July 12th at 8 p.m. and runs through July 21st at the Black Box Theatre, 430 North Main Street in Las Cruces.

2-Way the Movie and NMSU

Jun 20, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico Independent Film Producers, Claudio Ruben of Red Dzambhala Films, and Terry Borst, Screenwriter, to talk about “2-Way” a new movie to be filmed in Southern New Mexico. The online pre-launch is set for Monday, June 24th with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign at www.2waythemovie.com. Many of the crew positions will be hired from the Las Cruces area.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School Founding Principal, Angela Stock, and with Board Member and Co-Founder, Irene Oliver-Lewis, to bring updates on the August opening of the new Las Cruces public charter school. A parent orientation meeting will be held on July 2nd at 5 p.m., the location will be posted at – www.raicesdelsaber.org.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces Secretary, John Northcutt, to talk to us about the 20th Annual “Raft the Rio.” He is also this year's Event Chairman. Four years ago, the Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces took over the event from SWEC-Southwest Environmental Center.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Storytellers of Las Cruces participants, Douglas Jackson, Pat Gill, and Roma Subedi (eight-year-old Mesilla Park Elementary School student) to talk to us about the annual “Jennie Curry Story Fest.” The festival honors the founder of Storytellers of Las Cruces, Jennie George Curry, founded in 1927.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with President of Losita Productions, Teresita Gonzalez Corral, a former “Mrs. New Mexico 1994,” and 2016 Dona Ana Arts Council Papen Family Award recipient, to talk to us about the first “Festival del Bolero” featuring Raul Di Blasio aka “El Piano de America” from Argentina and Carlos Cuevas aka “Mr. Bolero” from Mexico. The concert will be held Friday, May 24th at 8 p.m.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Singing Out Las Cruces Choir LGBTQ Board Member, Dave Henton, and Artistic Director, Irene Gehre, to talk about their summer concert: “Disco, Madonna and Cher. Oh My!!!” The two-day concert will be held Saturday, June 1st at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 2nd at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 East Missouri Avenue in Las Cruces. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free, and are available at Spirit Winds, 2260 South Locust in Las Cruces; and at the door.

DAArts 32nd Annual Community Arts Awards

May 2, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Doña Ana Arts Council Executive Director, Kathleen Albers, to talk about the 32nd Annual Community Arts Awards to be held at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center on Tuesday, May 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1740 Avenida de Mercado, Suite D, Bulletin Plaza in Mesilla.

"The Gila" - named "Most Endangered River"

Apr 26, 2019

  Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with former Interstate Stream Commission Director and Gila River Advocate, Norm Gaume, to talk about the Gila’s recent designation. American Rivers, a river conservation organization in the U.S. since 1973 in Washington, D.C., named the Gila River #1 on the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019. Climate change and a proposed diversion project pose a threat to New Mexico’s last free-flowing river.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico State University Flamenco & Spanish dance ensemble, Sol y Arena Co-Director, Paco Antonio, to talk to us about “Rhythm Nights.” It is an NMSU Dance Program presentation combining DanceSport Teams A & B with Sol y Arena Flamenco and Spanish Dance Company with three performances, Friday, April 26th at 7:30 pm., and Saturday, April 27th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at NMSU’s Rentfrow Hall, 3161 Williams Avenue.

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