Leah Romero, El Paso Times

Leah Romero

El Paso Times

Las Cruces, NM, United States

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Past articles by Leah:

Santa Fe Grill brand expanding with two new restaurants in Las Cruces

Las Cruces’ favorite burrito destination is beginning a new era. Santa Fe Restaurant is taking over two vacated spaces in town. → Read More

Giancarlo Esposito to be honored at 2023 Las Cruces International Film Festival

Actor Giancarlo Esposito will receive the “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment” award at the 2023 Las Cruces International Film Festival. → Read More

Ski Apache gets first dusting of snow this fall season

Ski Apache received its first dusting of snow for the season Monday morning, but don’t grab your skis just yet. → Read More

New Mexico AG candidate Raúl Torrez says he'll work to expand 'litigation capacity' of office

Election Day is in about a month and involves races for multiple state, local and federal positions, including the New Mexico Attorney General. → Read More

Sparky's wins 'best green chile cheeseburger' at NM State Fair

Southern New Mexico came out on top at the New Mexico State Fair, proving the Chile Capital of the World has the best green chile cheeseburger in the state. → Read More

'OMG Hi!': George Lopez bringing new comedy tour to the Pan Am

Actor and comedian George Lopez will return to Las Cruces once again this November with his new “OMG Hi!” Comedy Tour at the Pan American Center. → Read More

New Mel Gibson movie, 'The Informant,' starts filming in Las Cruces

New Mexico’s latest movie production started filming at the Old Doña Ana County Courthouse in Las Cruces this week, featuring Mel Gibson. → Read More

Black Fire exceeds Whitewater-Baldy to become second largest fire in New Mexico history

The Black Fire has out burned the 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Fire, making it the second largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recent history. → Read More

Here's what 'Ancient Aliens' star Giorgio Tsoukalos had to say ahead of El Paso Comic Con

The 40th anniversary of the El Paso Comic Con will be held April 22-24 with special guests, including “Ancient Aliens” star Giorgio Tsoukalos. → Read More

Here's how the Mesilla Valley is recognizing 4.20 — the first since cannabis sales became legal in New Mexico

Check out this list of dispensaries, festivals and movies taking part in the 420 festivities. → Read More

WWE Saturday Night's Main Event coming to Las Cruces in June

New Mexico State University Special Events announced Monday that WWE Saturday Night's Main Event is coming to Las Cruces this summer. → Read More

Borderland faithful gather to pray for Ukraine and Russia

Pope Francis announced earlier this week that he wished for those of Catholic faith to hold an act of consecration to the Virgin Mary. → Read More

Get a taste of what the 2022 Las Cruces Film Festival has to offer with these five selections

Over 100 independent films will be at the 2022 Las Cruces International Film Festival. ‘All the World Is Sleeping' leads our list of notable entries. → Read More

Las Cruces businesses end facemask enforcement as state mandate is lifted

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday afternoon that the statewide mask mandate was lifted, effective immediately. → Read More

Black Pumas, former NMSU student, gain two more Grammy Award nominations

Austin-based band Black Pumas are led by NMSU alum Eric Burton and his musical partner Adrian Quesada. → Read More

Another action movie being filmed in Las Cruces? Yep, here's what we know.

Las Cruces is hosting its second action movie within a week as a new motion picture will be filmed in town from Nov. 1 through 7. → Read More

Las Cruces restaurant Matteo's Mexican Food expanding to El Paso's West Towne Marketplace

Las Cruces’ popular Matteo’s Mexican Food recently announced an expansion to El Paso with its third location. → Read More

Clint Eastwood's 'Cry Macho' — filmed in New Mexico — out now. Here's how to watch it.

Moviegoers will once again see Clint Eastwood grace the silver screen in his newly released “Cry Macho,” a movie filmed in New Mexico. → Read More

IHOP introduces alcohol menu to select locations, including Deming and Alamogordo

IHOP is branching out from their signature breakfast items with a new alcoholic beverages menu at select locations in New Mexico and California. → Read More

Las Crucen Col. James Brady assumes command of Fort Bliss garrison in El Paso

Col. James Brady, a native of Las Cruces, is now Fort Bliss garrison commander. → Read More