South Central New Mexico News & Events

Enjoy a guided hike on Baylor Pass Trail ✨Join us for a guided hike of Baylor Pass Trail to learn about the history of the area.

Theme: The Civil War comes to the Organ Mountains.

Hike is led by Tom Dormody and Garrett Leitermann

Easy to moderate trail to the turn-around. More difficult trail to Baylor Pass. 3-3.5 hours so please plan accordingly.

Registration available on Eventbrite
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Enjoy a guided hike on Baylor Pass Trail ✨

Old Mesilla's summer music series kicks off on June 10th! ✨Join the Town of Mesilla this summer! Fridays from 8pm to 10pm live music on the Plaza. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Old Mesillas summer music series kicks off on June 10th! ✨

Enjoy Transportation Day this Saturday in Las Cruces! ✨Join our friends at the Railroad Museum for Transportation Day!
May 7th till 1PM
Discover the past, present, and future of transportation! View model trains, large emergency vehicles, railroad equipment, and more.
All ages welcome.
#trains #Transportation #railroads Las Cruces Museums
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Enjoy Transportation Day this Saturday in Las Cruces! ✨

Interested in photography? Register for this free bird photography workshop at Dripping Springs! ✨Don't forget to register space is limited! #MigratoryBirdDay The Las Cruces Bulletin
UPDATE: the slots for May 21 are filled. Slots remain for May 22.
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Interested in photography? Register for this free bird photography workshop at Dripping Springs! ✨

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta this weekend in Old Mesilla! ✨Save the date and plan to come on out to Old Mesilla May 7 & 8! ... See MoreSee Less

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta this weekend in Old Mesilla! ✨

Make memories at White Sands National Park! ✨National Parks are a great backdrop for memories that will last a lifetime. The smallest moments can make the largest impacts: contemplating a breathtaking view, finishing a challenging hike, spotting wildlife, capturing the perfect picture, even just playing with friends and laughing with family. How will you #sPARKmemories during your next visit to a national park?

#NationalParkWeek #sPARKconnections #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

Image Description: Two people do cartwheels in front of the setting sun
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Make memories at White Sands National Park! ✨
Greetings from Old Mesilla ✨

Mark your calendars: Anderson will conclude The Painted Mountains Tour close to home with a workshop on July 8 and a concert on the July 9 at New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. More information to follow as the event arises. ✨Happy #WorldArtDay! 🎼For the first time in our history, the BLM’s #ArtistInResidence program will feature a multi-city tour, as Native American jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson and his ensemble D’DAT visit six National Conservation Areas and National Monuments this summer. Anderson will teach in music workshops and then perform in concert to celebrate America’s public lands ➡️ ow.ly/HKrJ50IKMk3.

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Mark your calendars: Anderson will conclude The Painted Mountains Tour close to home with a workshop on July 8 and a concert on the July 9 at New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. More information to follow as the event arises. ✨

Happy National Pecan Day! ✨It's National Pecan Day!

Did you know that New Mexico is the nation's top pecan-producing state and that Doña Ana is the top county?

Pecan trees are native to the Mississippi River Valley and probably first arrived in New Mexico along with American settlers around the turn of the 20th century. Fabian Garcia, the first director of the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station, planted some of New Mexico's first pecan trees in the Mesilla Valley in 1913. Many of these original trees are still standing at New Mexico State University's Fabian Garcia Horticultural Science Center.

The first significant commercial pecan plantings in New Mexico were made by Deane Stahmann in the 1930s. Stahmann planted 4,000 acres of mostly 'Western' and 'Bradley' trees along the Rio Grande River only a few miles from Fabian Garcia's original planting. Many of Stahmann's innovations, particularly with regards to pruning, are common practice among pecan growers in the West today.

Source: NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

Photo of Stahmann Farms south of Las Cruces.
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Happy National Pecan Day! ✨

The Desert Arboretum Stroll is back at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge! Saturday, April 23 from 10am-12pm ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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