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Born in Albuquerque, John Saucedo grew up visiting grandparents Max and Patricia in Carrizozo, New Mexico. An Albuquerque High School graduate, John mastered traditional gameplay and modern video games. A fan of popular music, including early K-Pop sensation Girl’s Day,

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Posted in Albuquerque

Hope Stories

Albuquerque Main Library at 5th & Copper

My journey to learn public history began with the March, 2014 Albuquerque Police Department shooting and killing of James Boyd, a “Homeless camper” who had been identified by nearby housed individuals as transient, potentially dangerous, and in need of assistance.

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Posted in Albuquerque, Las Cruces

Aggie Cupboard

Kit Elliott graduated from New Mexico State University class of 1962, earned English, Spanish, and Secondary Education degrees, and became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) instructor through Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Central New Mexico Community College. Born and raised in the

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Posted in Las Cruces

El Caldito Crew Chief Cook

Julie Boxer grew up hiking the forests of Washington state, a colder, rainier, Pacific northwest ocean climate compared to the Chihuahuan Desert which surrounds the City of Las Cruces. Boxer became an outdoors skills trainer with The Mountaineers, a Master

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Posted in Las Cruces

Mesilla Valley Community of Hope

Wintertime Snows on Las Cruces, New Mexico's Organ Mountains

Nicole Martinez grew up in California and Oregon, studied Sociology at Brigham Young University, and, after working for Utah’s child protective services, earned Social Work and Sociology masters’ degrees from Western New Mexico University and New Mexico State University. In

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Posted in Las Cruces

El Caldito “Empty Bowls”

Gabriel Anaya was born and raised in Moriarty, New Mexico. In high school, Anaya worked at a family restaurant on the famous US Route 66 and developed a love for cooking from the simplicity of recipes. An early alumni of

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Posted in Las Cruces

El Caldito Dining Room Volunteer

Gabe Martinez grew up in the agricultural “Bread basket” of California’s San Joaquin valley. A veteran of the United States Air Force who, following “Retirement,” also served with the United States Air Coastal Guard, Martinez has helped people during times

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Posted in Las Cruces

El Caldito Kitchen Volunteer

Rio Grande

Karen Currier studied Commercial Art in Dayton, Ohio, traveled to New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina; and, before settling in Las Cruces in the 1980s, lived on a kibbutz in Israel to learn Hebrew. An artist, Currier became fascinated with lapidary,

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Posted in Las Cruces

Camp Hope Outreach

Rio Grande

Jack Turney grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and La Habra Heights, California. In addition to food delivery with Meals on Wheels, Turney volunteered alongside family members during community Thanksgiving events, cooked with Saint Joseph’s kitchen to provide “Dinner in the

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Posted in Las Cruces

Mesilla de Lluvia

Although the Town of Mesilla is some distance of about four miles, the Community of Hope in Las Cruces experiences the same rains and snows as other parts of Doña Ana County, New Mexico. It is important to remember that inclement

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Posted in Las Cruces, Sound

Project Link Homeless Education

Yoli Silva helped New Mexico’s children as a Las Cruces Public Schools (Title 1– Education for the Disadvantaged) Social Worker for over twenty-seven years, including twelve years as Project Link Homeless Education liaison to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Silva

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Posted in Las Cruces

Amador Health Center

Pamela Angell grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut. With a Professional Writing degree from University of New Mexico, Angell wrote for a small newspaper in Grants, New Mexico, later relocating to work as a reporter for the Las Cruces Sun News

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Posted in Las Cruces

Bibliography

Draft bibliography shared with NMSU History Department in preparation for Hope Stories community event with Doña Ana County Historical Society (DACHS).

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Posted in Las Cruces

Saint Andrew’s Church Hope

Dr. Nancy McMillan grew up in Las Alamos, New Mexico, an area known as a “Glow in the Dark” scientific community because of its history with radioactive elements and nuclear materials’ production. A youth member of Los Alamos Geological Society

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Posted in Las Cruces

Hacienda del Sol shelter

Raised in Appalachian West Virginia, and inspired by her mother’s belief in the power of education, Nancy Baker rose above the roots of poverty and into an academic career. Dr. Baker earned a PhD from Tulane University in 1989, joined

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Posted in Las Cruces
Las Cruces 2018
David Lee

David Lee

creates dynamic open-access community archive projects for public history sound recording, reasonable workflow, and longterm digital preservation.

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