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Story by Stephanie J. Montoya
Just a short drive down Amador, an eclectic mix of bright nylon tents flap and sway in the wind, a traditional pole tipi towering over them.
Despite the presence of lanterns, lawn chairs and barbeque grills, however, this inner-city campsite is no weekend getaway. For more than 50 Las Cruces residents, Camp Hope is home.
The only tent city in the state, Camp Hope was established in 2011 as a provisional winter shelter. It has since been approved as a year-round transitional facility.
“Camp Hope is a waiting room for housing,” Mesilla Valley Community Outreach Coordinator Matt Mercer said. “The Camp Hope program is statistically successful by giving people a place to transition.”
Story by Merge Staff
Concerts galore! New Mexico State University brings musicians from all genres to the campus for the enjoyment of students and the rest of Las Cruces.
The two-member rock/indie group, The Black Keys, have shot up in popularity since their start in humble Ohio in 2001. Their album, “El Camino” shot up to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2011.