News

Local newspapers and journalists serve their communities. We still have both a daily and a weekly newspaper in Las Cruces. Our papers serve a wide geographic area, and the key word is serve. Why am I writing about this? To tell two stories about the story telling organizations. Dedication starts at the top. We are fortunate that the Sun News and the Bulletin each does the service of keeping their readers engaged by telling ...


The Delta Clipper legacy lives on in New Mexico

On Friday, August 16th, once again I found myself setting the alarm for 3:30am to get to Spaceport America for a meeting that started at 8am. This trip was to attend the 20th Anniversary of the first Delta Clipper X, DC-X flight. In 1993, the McDonnell Douglas team, led by Dr. William Gaubatz and astronaut Pete Conrad, brought to the desert a revolutionary program to test ...


New Study by the U.S Travel Association provides some understanding of the slow Convention Business.

On August 3rd ,the Sun News reported the City of Las Cruces is looking for alternative proposals from Global Spectrum because they are considering changing the direction of the operations of the Las Cruces Convention Center. The original expectations for the Convention Center included bringing new tourism business to the City. It could be that the Convention Center management may ...


The Summer of that Changed Paul Allen's life.

Fatigue is no factor when you are seventeen and caught up in something. This is a quote from Paul Allen's book, Idea Man. There are a lot of teenagers in our community, some are working this summer, others are in classes, and likely there are more than a few who are bored and want something to do. I hope there are a few that are caught up in ...


Congratulations to the new space scientists.

Good news! All the algae flown to space on June 21 from Spaceport America survived. Abe Anderson with Sapphire Energy was New Mexico Space Grant's technical advisor on this flight. He completed the initial analysis on the algae cultures. After the flight, the health and growth rate of the cultures that went to space were compared to cultures that remained on the ground. Some of the experiments leaked during ...