This column will include events happening in Luna County, as provided by Luna County Community and Economic Development.
Santa Fe, New Mexico – The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) presented Luna County with a Workers' Compensation Safety Award during the 2018 NMAC Legislative Conference January 16-18, 2018 in Santa Fe, NM. Luna County received the award for achieving a positive claim trend and the lowest frequency of workers' compensation claims for 2017. For this award, the county received a $7,000 contribution refund.
Please view the flyer below for information about "A Country Christmas," slated for December 22 and 23 at the Tumbleweed Theater in Columbus.
Deming, NM – December 5, 2017 – Situated on the Mexican border, Luna County N.M. has seen a lot of history tramp, stride, ride and roll over its boundaries. It is part of the ancestral home land of the Fort Sill Apaches, an entry gate to North America for the Conquistadors, a staging ground for attack by the Mexican revolutionary Poncho Villa and a major staging area for the entry of the Mexican labor force that fed the United States during WWII.
Local historian Raymond Cobos was raised in Hachita, NM. As an eleven-year-old he was hired by the farmer next door to translate for the Spanish speaking Braceros (field workers). During World War II the Braceros Program brought millions of Mexican workers to the United States to fill the need for labor resulting from the war effort. The program continued until the 1960s. Cobos went on to a career in law enforcement, retiring as Sheriff of Luna County.
Please view the flyers below for information about upcoming events at the Deming-Luna-Mimbres Museum.
The Village of Columbus, along with New Mexico Department of Transportation, Deming Public Schools, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Luna County and the City of Deming will hold a public meeting to provide information on the ongoing NM 11 36-Mile Corridor Study, from the U.S./Mexico Border to NM 26.
Braceros Exhibit: Meet the Artists - Jeri Desrochers
Las Cruces, NM - November 12, 2017 - Strong ties to the land and farming that she grew up with have long been reflected in the colorful and textural paintings of Las Cruces artist Jeri Desrochers.