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

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.

  Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Doña Ana County Senior Olympics Coordinator, Mike Simione, celebrating 40 years of Senior Games. Kick-off, registrations and award presentations will be held Saturday, February 16th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trails West Clubhouse, 1450 Avenida de Mesilla. The statewide Torch Relay for the National Senior Games follows at 1:30 p.m. on the Plaza in Old Mesilla. The local games will begin February 20th and end April 29th.

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 bring us up-to-date on new workshops and events for 2019. The DAAC Arts & Cultural Center will host a gallery reception on Saturday, February 9th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Artforms Artists of New Mexico during “For the Love of Art Month” in the Mesilla Valley. More information is available here.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with producers of the first “Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival,”  New Mexico historian and author, David Thomas, and  singer and songwriter, Dan Crow. Both are members of the Friends of Pat Garrett, of the Doña Ana County Historical Society, and created the festival celebrating Pat Garrett and his legacy. A gallery opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday, February 1st will kick-off the event 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 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.

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