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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 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.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico Mission of Mercy Event Chair, Dr. Michael Law to talk to us about the state’s largest charity event. It is a two-day FREE dental and medical clinic for adults and children at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. The last dental clinic in Las Cruces was in 2012. Doors will open to the event at 5:15 a.m. on both days, services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until capacity is reached.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with “Raíces del Saber Xinachtli Community School” Co-Founder, Carlos Aceves, and Board Chair, Emma Armendariz, to talk to us about a special Kindergarten and first grade student enrollment event Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alma D’Arte Charter School Theatre, 402 West Court Avenue. The family event is free with live music, folk dancing, food and more.

Get Healthy at First Las Cruces Fitness Expo

Apr 4, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico Advocates for the Arts (NMAFTA) Board Member, Sylvy Galvan de Lucero, and Executive Assistant, Cathy Salcido, to talk about several events they sponsor in Las Cruces. NMAFTA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and fulfill the cultural needs of the community.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Director, Mark Santiago, about his new book: “A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-1799.” The book challenges long-accepted relations between the Spaniards and the Native Americans in the borderlands between Mexico and the United States. Santiago concludes that the consequences of this war were negative for Mescaleros and ambiguous for Spaniards.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with El Paso Opera Executive Director, Arianne Marcee to talk to us about the world’s first Mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” to cross the face of the moon. The bilingual performance is a story of a Mexican-American man caught between two cultures.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico State University College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Director, Martha Estrada, and Recruitment Coordinator, Ricardo Trejo, about this Federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

  Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Las Cruces Ukes Board members, Cheryl Fallstead and Bob Hull, to talk about the “Stilled Strings Memorial Concert,” Saturday, March 9th at 2 p.m. at Morning Star United Methodist Church, 2941 Morning Star Drive in Las Cruces. The musical celebration is in honor of three group members who passed away: Roger McCandless, T.J.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with CEO and Founder of the El Paso Crohn’s & Autoimmune Disease Support Group, Carrie Wilkie-Sambrano. She says the City of El Paso has named March "El Paso Crohn's & Autoimmune Disease Month." The group will be hosting the 2019 El Paso IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) Educational Symposium Saturday, March 9th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Medical Education Building, 5001 El Paso Drive, Auditorium 1100, El Paso, TX 79905.

Las Cruces Arts Fair will feature Hal Marcus

Feb 21, 2019

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with this year’s Las Cruces Arts Fair featured artist, Hal Marcus, of El Paso, Texas. This will be his first time exhibiting in Las Cruces. For owner and operator for 23 years of Hal Marcus Studio & Gallery, the oldest art gallery in El Paso, one of his favorite art pieces is “El Mercado Juarez.” It depicts the marketplace in Juarez inspired by his weekly trips to Juarez with his Syrian grandmother to buy produce for the family grocery store.

  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 Gallery Director, Marisa Sage, and UAG Educational Art Coordinator, Karen Conley, to talk about the Saturday “OutsmART Workshops” connected to each exhibition. “Light Tricks” by Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley is the current exhibition through March 2nd at the University Art Gallery. The Spring schedule and information is available at www.uag.nmsu.edu.

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