Las Cruces Public Schools
February 2, 2011 by staff
Las Cruces Public Schools, Mardi Gras Gala will be the fourth consecutive year among the first events held in the new convention center. The event will include a silent auction that included artwork, furniture and jewelry. There will also be music, hors d’oeurves, cash bar and a costume contest. American Southwest Theater Company CEO Tom Smith asserts that the gala will benefit programs. Smith: “100% of proceed will fund outreach programs ASTC, which includes outreach programs guest artists that include visiting artist program approach allows us to bring customers to work on the campus of NMSU with students in theater arts. And as our community outreach program that allows us to present productions in Las Cruces Public School children free. ”
Las Cruces Public Schools, New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County Community College are closed for the day.
City and county government offices and the district court also call a work stoppage. Service Sun Metro fixed-route and an elevator, paratransit service, are running a regular schedule with some delays caused by icy road conditions.
The following routes are not served at present because of hazardous conditions: Routes 10, 11, 13, 32, 36, 41, 63, 70 and SMART 101.
LIFT will also limit its service in these dangerous areas of routing.
The routes will resume their schedules canceled as road conditions become less dangerous.
Sun Metro passengers are advised to be patient.
At the El Paso International Airport, most flights were not affected, except those who have to make connections in Dallas.
At the border in Arizona and New Mexico ports of entry remained open.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection of work in all weather extremes just to keep the nation safe from threats while and everything that can go to a border crossing point “said Bill Molaski, CBP El Paso port director. “Our officers are prepared, dedicated, committed and works hard to keep the community and the nation safe, no matter what Mother Nature has in store.”
In Mexico, Chihuahua, civil protection authorities issued an alert for the northern part of the state because of cold weather. It is not known if anyone was injured in Ju ?, ground or its surrounding communities.
City Ju ?, ground has set up 10 shelters to protect people against the cold. They have also started to distribute 4,000 blankets since Tuesday afternoon in the poor colonias.
All schools, including universities, are closed today.
Mayor Ju ?, ground, H ? © ? Murgu ctor a, close the main city overpasses because of icy conditions. He ordered people to drive 20 km per hour, or 12 miles per hour.
City officials will host a press conference at noon to inform most of the emergency plan for today and tomorrow, with temperatures in single digits and a wind chill of below minus 10 degrees.
Weather Service officials said the system that is driven into the region should continue to bring temperatures below normal for the next two weeks.
“We expect one to three inches (of snow) in total for the whole storm,” said Lance Tripoli, a meteorologist in Santa Teresa.
The storm “has to leave the system on Thursday night, but temperatures will remain below average through the weekend.”
The record of all time for today’s date is 8 degrees in 1985. If the temperature is in single digits, on Thursday, he will break the record of 16 degrees set in the 1980s as well.
The wind chill felt much colder temperature and around zero.
Near blizzard conditions felt El Paso, West Texas and New Mexico because today the closure of schools, government agencies to stop and power outages due to extreme demands on the electricity grid.
El Paso Electric Co. has asked the city, county and Fort Bliss to stop unnecessary energy and reducing power consumption. They said power outages in the region are likely and warned people to take precautions and reduce power consumption.
The police had reported more than 50 minor accidents but no serious collisions had taken place.
A number of streets and roads were closed due to hazardous road conditions, which tested the nerves of motorists who hit the streets in blowing snow and temperatures near zero degrees.
Snow and ice on roads caused drivers to slide and climb a hill was almost impossible.
El Paso Electric lost a bit of electricity production from its Rio Grande and Newman power stations because of the weather.
“Due to bad weather, El Paso Electric is in an emergency situation and we ask all customers to immediately reduce electricity use as much as they can,” a statement from the company.
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