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You can make item donations at the following locations in Las Cruces:
Horse N Hound Feed and Supply- 208 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007– Telephone 575-644-3857
Pets Barn- 1600 S Valley Dr Las Cruces, NM 88005 Phone: 575 541 8300
Better Life Pet Supplies- 315 S Telshor Blvd C, Las Cruces, NM 88011 Phone: (575) 522-0115
It’s all part of our Community Giveback, and we need YOU to be Santa Paws for our fur-babies with Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley and Action Programs for Animals! We’ll be collecting donations at local locations throughout Las Cruces: clean but used blankets and towels to help make the shelters more comfortable this winter, along with food, leashes, collars, pet food, cat litter, and anything else you can think that a pet might want this Holiday Season.
And monetary donations can be made online with a direct link available below
Bravo Mic Communications LLC will be accepting online donations by credit card through December 31st, 2020. Bravo Mic Communications LLC will also be covering credit card fees associated with donations through our online payment system, so that we can ensure every dollar donated goes directly to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley and Action Programs for Animals without any 3rd party-involvement. This donation link will take you to Bravo Mic’s Company Online Payment system, where you will be prompted to name your own donation price. You may use “DONATION” or “SANTAPAWS” as the invoice number and add your donation to your online shopping cart. You will then proceed to payment where your credit card information will be secured for the donation to Las Cruces Public Schools. Your information will not be shared. And you will not be contacted by Bravo Mic Communications for any business reasons outside of confirming your donation payment.
Monetary donations will be used to help with vaccination and veterinary expenses, adoption fees, and other odds and ends that happen when caring for animals.
Do you need a new grill and assorted meats to cook? Enter to win right now on our website!
Fill out your information and you could be our winner this December! Your new grill is being offered up by Sun Valley Hardware, only on La Equis, 96.7
The winner will be decided on the 11th of December and will be contacted directly.
Read all contest rules now on lax967.com
Who’s ready for a makeover?!
KMVR is your station bringing you Magic104.9’s “Radio Rescue” this Fall! (Listen for the Magic Password daily to win fun prizes and to get qualified for a full radio makeover!) Each week, Listeners will tune in with the Magic Morning Vibe with Rick and Patty to find out when the Magic Password of the day will be announced. The Magic Morning Vibe will announce what time to listen for the daily password every Monday-Friday. Listeners will then tune in at said time to catch the Magic Password of the day. The following morning, Rick and Patty will cue for lucky caller number 9! If the listener can get through and deliver the correct Magic Password, they will qualify for the full radio makeover from Sounds Unique in Las Cruces! Qualifiers will also get our brand new Magic104.9 T-shirts and any other fun prizes we can safely give out during the promotion. If the listener gives the wrong password, Rick and Patty will open up the phone lines again until a winner is found. Listeners with an incorrect password can play again the following day.
Online-To make it even more interesting, listeners can head to our website(Magic1049fm.com) to see the Magic Password from the previous day. The password will change daily and will be posted to the website 20 minutes before the morning show opens the phone lines for our listeners next chance qualify.
Need a new grill and some meat to throw on it? Don’t we all! That’s why Zia County is GRILLIN AND CHILLIN THIS FALL FOR YOU CHANCE TO WIN! Just listen daily for the special Santa’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ Sounder to win a new Grill from Sun Valley Hardware!
Tune in to the Dr. Scott Show every weekday morning at 7:30 am and find out the exact time for the day when the special Santa Grillin’ and Chillin’ Sounder will hit during your workday. Then, be sure to listen in at the right time to catch the day’s Santa Grillin’ and Chillin’ on Zia Country.
Then, be caller #9 at 575-521-0995! If you are the correct caller, you’ll be entered to win the new Grill from Sun Valley Hardware! Full contest rules can be found here.
KVLC 101.1 FM wants to keep you HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND! Listen every weekday beginning November 2nd for the special “Santa Sounder” to get entered to win a brand new REME HALO Air Purification System from Sun City Plumbing & Heating! We’ll get our official winner on December 11th! But you’ve got to get qualified between now and then!
Tune in to the 101 Gold Morning Show with Donna Dollar at 7:30 am and find out the exact time for the day when that special Santa Sounder will hit! When it does, be caller #10 at 575-527-1011 and you will be entered to win the new REME HALO Home Air Purification System from Sun City Plumbing & Heating!
It’s 101 Gold’s “Healthy for the Holidays and Beyond” brought to you by Sun City Heating & Plumbing! Full contest rules can be found here.
The Annual Bravo Mic Communications Community Giveback Exceeds Goals for Las Cruces Public Schools!
Thank you to every caller and visitor for your donation this past Friday, July 31st for our Stuff the Bus Radiothon!!!
Our fundraising goal was set at $10,000 for Friday, July 31st, but our wonderful community went beyond that, raising $13,306. And at the end of the day, Ned Bennett and Sandy Zane matched those donations!
And that total is STILL growing as we continue to take donations online through 8/30/20. All funds will be distributed to Las Cruces Public Schools Wednesday, September 2nd with a check ceremony at Las Cruces Public Schools Administration building.
Below is a list of the amazing community members who made our Stuff the Bus Radiothon so successful! So many individuals and businesses stepped up for our kids, and we can’t thank you enough!
Amanda Askins-Amanda Skarsgard -Amy Ewing- Andrea Silva- Andrew Elliott- Andy Johnson -Arthur Flores -Belinda Gallego-s Beth Tierney -Betsy Geery- Brenda Quintana- Campos Portraits– Carmen Whitlock -Carol Cooper -Cindy Valverde -Claudette Ybarra- Claudia Clements- Clifford Richmond -Crystal Hyslop -Curtis Waller- Cynthia Galvan- Dana Beasley -Danielle Abril -Deana Baker -Deanna Wilkinson- Deborah Moore -Delia Cervantes -Diane Franklin- Doreen Gallegos -Edwanda Williams-Elizabeth & Bob Riley -Emily Emerick-Ernie Viramontes -Frank Mittel –
Fraternal Order of Police
Frida Trujillo-Glenda Rodriquez- GM Builders -Holguin’s Electric- Jane Harvey-Jane McCann -Jason Conteras- Jean Hertzman- Jeffrey Beasley- Jessica Hernandez -JJ Gomez -Joe Candelaria- JR Stewart Foundation- Karen Holmes- Karen Trujillo- Kassandra Gandara- Ken Hacker – Kevin Loranc- Kym Ramsey- Linda Smiggen- Lora Lopez- Loree Rinck Lucia – Palacios Manuel – Castillo Manuel- Sanchez Maria DeBaca -Marianne Williams -Marieka Brown -Michael Valenzuela- Mina Fuller -Monique Caro –New Mexico Under Pressure- Pamela Cole -Patricia Guerra –PRC Productions –Rhianna Thomas Robert Palacios- Robert Quintana- Roberto Lozano -Ruby Bada-Scott Aber -Sherry Yount -Sommer Mitchell- Staci Delfin -Susan Merrick- Taryn Fogle -Theresa Adams- Tiffany Gomez- Tiffany Scoughton- Toccara Ragland-Skye – Yoli Silva
And a very special “Thank You” to Ned Bennett and Sandy Zane!
BRAVO MIC COMMUNICATIONS
Summer 2020 Office Policies
In light of the ongoing necessity to adopt daily habits and norms to the ongoing COVID-19 situation while also needing to begin moving to a “business as normal” state of operation, Bravo Mic Communications is implementing the following policies for staff and visiting clients.
For BMC Clients & Visitors:
• Entrance into BMC facilities should be by appointment only
• All clients and visitors are required to wear a mask upon entering BMC.
o An attempt will be made to provide masks to all clients and visitors
who do not possess their own.
• All clients and visitors will be asked to sign in at the front desk upon arrival.
• Clients and visitors will be escorted directly to scheduled recording space by
assigned DJ and then back outside by DJ or salesperson.
• If any client or visitor is feeling sick, it is highly requested that their
appointment be rescheduled to after they are feeling better.
• Live Remote policies have changed for the time being. And can be found below
Bravo Mic Communications recognizes the tense and uncertain time Las Cruces, the Mesilla Valley, the state of New Mexico, and the entire country are in as we all transition from lock-downs to re-opening and returning to a more normal business environment. Bravo Mic will do its best to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all staff, clients, and visitors. Bravo Mic appreciates the loyalty and patience of its clients along with the hard work and dedication of its staff. At the end of the day, it is up to each individual to ultimately do what is best for their personal health and safety, at work and elsewhere. Please be mature, conscious, and patient of others around you so we can all get through this together.
For BMC Staff:
• Wash your hands frequently, especially when first entering the building at
the start of each workday and/or when returning from lunch, live remotes,
or meeting with clients.
• Wipe down work surfaces around you: keyboards, phone, desk, etc. at the
end of each day or before leaving. Production staff will continue with
current studio sanitation practices already in place since March.
• Continued effort to maintain a 6-foot distance whenever possible.
• Masks have been provided to all employees. However, unless working
directly with a client, it is not required that a mask be worn inside BMC
facilities. Use of masks will be left to individual discretion until further
• If working with a client or guest visiting the building, a mask must be worn
by both the visitor and BMC staff member attending to them.
• Clients and visitors should be entering BMC by appointment only. In-person
contact should be kept at a reasonable minimum.
o Clients and visitors will be asked to sign in at the front desk when
entering the building.
o DJs will be responsible for escorting clients to scheduled recording
spaces and then sanitizing recording space after the client has left.
o The sales staff will be responsible for sanitizing the conference room after any
meeting with clients or visitors.
o Clients and visitors are not allowed in the sales area or staff offices until
• If any BMC staff member is feeling sick, please seek immediate medical
care and stay home.
Response to Closures of Solid Waste Transfer Stations, Green Waste and Recycling Centers
Upon the closure of essential businesses and the restrictions of mass gatherings, recycling, green waste, and transfer stations in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County experienced a significant increase in business which caused crowding and gathering at our facilities. To sustain long-term availability of our solid waste management services and protect our staff and the members of the public, the decision to close recycling and yard waste disposal to the general public ties directly to the Governor’s stay at home directive.
- March 23rd NM Department of Health issued a Public Health Emergency Order
- Part of that ordered advised: “New Mexico citizens should stay at home and undertake only those outings absolutely necessary for their health, safety, or welfare.”
- Further statements made by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham: “The only way for us to stop the spread of this virus is for New Mexicans to stop interacting with each other. New Mexicans must be crystal-clear on this point: Right now, every time you leave your house, you are putting yourself, your family and your community at risk. Only by distancing from one another, by remaining home except for essential or emergency travel, can we limit the spread of this virus to the point that it does not overwhelm New Mexico.”
- The decision to limit accessibility to the general public for recycling and yard waste disposal was in the best interest of the community as a whole. We do not feel that these services are necessary for the community’s health, safety, or welfare and individuals should stay at home, rather than trying to dispose of these items at this time.
- March 31st – Covid 19 cases: 18 in DAC; 315 in NM – that we know of
- The intent of the Governor’s order, people not working, businesses closed, is so people will stay at home. Limiting access to these services is an attempt to keep people at home and not out in the community where other members of the public and City staff are exposed to the threat of this virus.
Options that are available in lieu of these service centers are:
- If you are a city residential solid waste customer – leave your green waste items out for the Green Grappler on your scheduled pick-up day
- Schedule can be found here: https://externalforms.las-cruces.org/Grappler/Grappler
- Place your recyclables in your blue bin for your scheduled pick-up day
- Schedule can be found here: https://scswa.net/curbsiderecycling/
- Las Cruces Public Schools Recycling Bins are still currently serviced on a weekly basis (no glass)
- Locations can be found here: https://scswa.net/schoolrecycling/
- County Collection Centers are still accepting recycling materials (no glass) during these hours:
- Open Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Locations can be found here: https://scswa.net/countycollectioncenters/
- Hold on to your items for a little while until services return to normal schedules/accessibility
The South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) can be reached at (575) 528-3800 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The SCSWA manages solid waste and recyclables for residents and businesses throughout Doña Ana County.
Las Cruces Utilities can be reached at 575-528-3500 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Las Cruces Utilities provides services to approximately 100,000 Las Cruces residents and businesses.
SECOND HALF PROPERTY TAX NOTICES NOT AFFECTED BY COVID-19
Doña Ana County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez announced that second half property tax deadline of Monday, May 11 is not affected by COVID-19.
“We made every effort to get relief for taxpayers, but ultimately that was not within our legal authority,” Rodriguez said. The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department decided against extending the payment deadline on a call with several counties Wednesday, April 1, citing that it would hurt cash flows for local taxing entities such as school districts and municipalities. “We want to avoid burdening taxpayers who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Rodriguez said. “That is why we will continue to work with the state and our legislators for subsequent relief options.”
To avoid penalty and interest accruals, property second half taxes are due on Monday, May 11. Since in-person payment services are closed, the Treasurer’s Office encourages taxpayers to use one of the following payment options:
• By phone: 575-647-7433, Toll Free 1-877-827-7200 ext. 7433
• Online at: www.donaanacounty.org/treasurer/payments
• By mail: P.O. Box 1179 Las Cruces, NM 88004
• 24 Hour drop box: in front of the County Government Center
• Bill pay: This is a service provided by most banks
For questions or service requests, please contact the Treasurer’s Office:
• Phone: 575-647-7433, Toll Free 1-877-827-7200 ext. 7433
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mail: 845 N Motel Blvd. Las Cruces, NM 88007
“During these challenging times, we will continue to remain focused on customer service and we will make every effort to respond, in a timely manner,” Rodriguez said.
For more information on the Treasurer’s COVID-19 response plan, please visit www.donaanacounty.org/treasurer.
State Launches “Buy for Tomorrow” Website
The New Mexico Economic Development Department has launched a website that pairs shoppers with products and services in a “Buy for Tomorrow Today” campaign to help sustain businesses through the COVID-19 health emergency.
The “Buy for Tomorrow Today” website (www.BuyNMLocal.com) is another way for people to support New Mexico businesses during the emergency closures.
The site offers direct access to individual websites where purchases can be finalized for products or services now, by delivery or take-out, or when the business reopens.
“We know New Mexicans have loyalty to local businesses and those businesses need our support now more than ever. We hope this website becomes one of many tools that can help businesses through this crisis,” Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said.
The website includes a registration link for businesses who want to participate. Shoppers can sort retailers by region to find a store near them. The State of New Mexico is not a party to the transactions.
Some of the participating businesses include Iconik Coffee (Santa Fe); TJ’s Diner (Farmington); Gila Bike and Hike and Bluebird Running Co. (Las Cruces).
Many businesses on the site are also offering discounts or additional value-added services with a purchase on the Buy Tomorrow website. New businesses are being added to the site daily, so check back often to find your favorite local retailer.
Business can enroll by going to the site an clicking on the upper tab, “Register Your Business.”
New Mexico MainStreet is also offering a free webinar (registration required) at 1:3o- p.m. on Thursday April 2 for businesses to learn about PayPal setup and other e-commerce resources. This webinar aims to help businesses in NM by promoting e-commerce on the Buy for Tomorrow Today website. You can learn more and register to attend the webinar HERE.