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Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Happy New Year!

2006 ends with no snow in Las Cruces, even though most of New Mexico and the United States has snow — Albuquerque has 24 inches! Temperatures here are still in the low 70s, high 60s during the day.

There was a small sprinkling of snow on the peaks of the Organ Mountains this morning, which was gone by early afternoon. This photo was taken just before it began to melt.

Happy New Year!

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006


According to the Irish myth, the Jack O’ Lantern is designed to ward off wandering spirits.

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Whole Enchilada Fiesta

The 26th annual Whole Enchilada Fiesta will be held September 22-24.

The event offerings include music, a motorcycle and car show, parade, carnival, boxing, and the world’s largest enchilada. All kinds of food and drink will be available.

The location is the Meersheidt/Hadley Sports Complex in Las Cruces. Here’s a map:


In light of the threats by the , the security at the Fiesta will be extensive.

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Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Guardsmen Honored

Members of the National Guard from the Las Cruces area who recently returned from service in Afghanistan were honored with a parade and ceremony today. The Guardsmen served in the 93rd Troop Command as part of Task Force Phoenix.

The ladder of a Las Cruces firetruck flew the American flag.


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Friday, September 1st, 2006

Hatch Chile Festival

In spite of the rain and flooding, the 2006 Hatch Valley Chile Festival will open as planned. The cost of the Festival is $5. One dollar of the fee goes to a non-profit fund for the victims of the recent flooding in Hatch.

Here’s the Saturday schedule:

Saturday — September 2
10 am — Parade Downtown Hatch
12 noon — 2006 Queen Coronation
1-3 pm — Music by Ginny Mac
All Afternoon Various Chile Contests, Booths, Food
4-7 pm — Music and Dance to “The Silver Bullet Band”

Here’s the Sunday schedule:

Sunday — September 3
12 pm — Cobre Folklorio Dancers
All Afternoon Various Chile Contests, Booths, Food
1-2 pm — Music by Scotty Fitch
2 pm — Queen’s Auction
3-5 pm — Music & Dance by Cameron the DJ

This is the 35th annual festival.


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