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Old 04-25-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Of course, with the good news comes some less than cheerful discoveries...the New Mexico Tourism people apparently forgot that Southern New Mexico is part of the state and, I know this is a surprise to them, has some wonderful places to visit. It's sometimes hard for the navel-gazers in Santa Fe to realize that.
Our View: State tourism guide ignores our community - Las Cruces Sun-News
This is not really a surprise, as the state's second largest city is often overlooked, if not ignored, by the North. I'd think with a Southern woman occupying the governors office there might be less of that, but apparently it's a work in progress.
I hope the legislators from the South pick up the governors slack and raise hell about it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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The State funds regional tourism boards that they give money to for that purpose. On a Statewide campaign you cant expect them to mention everything we have, thats what the website is for and the NM Magazine
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Are ya speakin' of Las Cruces, cosmiccrowbar? I mean, ya got yer Albuquerque and yer Santa Fe...and for the Art Bell types ya got yer Roswell. After that, Carlsbad? For tourism, I mean? Silver City is quite small, yet somewhat appealing and artsy-fartsy.

Ya must be speakin' of Las Cruces. Lordsburg? Southern New Mexico?

Willcox, AZ? Bowie, AZ? Naw-them are in Arizona silly!

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Old Town
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You'll always have whiners.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Alto/Ruidoso
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That is the kind of campaign New Mexico should use--video of the sights and sounds of New Mexico, no narration, with "New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment" at the end. Done properly, just the visuals of New Mexico would be enough to sell the state to prospective tourists.
You're hired!

But don't forget the strategic placement of hot chicks and people having a really good time...
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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I think the point of the Sun-News editorial (click on the link) was pointing out that LC, as the state's second largest city, deserved more coverage in an 8 page state funded Spring travel publication than it got. The words "Las Cruces" appear once, in a sentence about "adventure". Silver City, the Gila wilderness/ruins and a whole lot of other stuff was totally ignored. Trekking with llamas in Taos, on the other hand, got full feature plus the front page.
The secretary or tourism is a Taos native and grew up in the ski and hotel business there, so I think that explains a lot.
I'm not whining about it...as anybody who has bothered to read this thread knows I'm very happy that NM has finally gotten the message that an organized and funded state promo program is badly needed and long overdue. And I'm completely aware that the Albuquerque to Taos trifecta is the center of tourism in the state. The editorial simply points out that in addition to "One of our States is Missing" there is a "One of our Cities is Missing" issue. I hope that changes next year.
Maybe we need more strategically placed "hot chicks" down here.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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If you place em, ill take pics and submit them to the State!


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Old 04-29-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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No, no...wouldn't want to trouble you, Brian...I'll shoot the pics here Trouble is, in mid-afternoon ALL chicks are hot...and sweaty.
I better wait 'till morning.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:44 AM
 
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Of course, with the good news comes some less than cheerful discoveries...the New Mexico Tourism people apparently forgot that Southern New Mexico is part of the state and, I know this is a surprise to them, has some wonderful places to visit. It's sometimes hard for the navel-gazers in Santa Fe to realize that.
Our View: State tourism guide ignores our community - Las Cruces Sun-News
This is not really a surprise, as the state's second largest city is often overlooked, if not ignored, by the North. I'd think with a Southern woman occupying the governors office there might be less of that, but apparently it's a work in progress.
I hope the legislators from the South pick up the governors slack and raise hell about it.
Oh hush, seriously.... Susana is from the Southern part of New Mexico. She is doing everything and then some for that region. It could be worse, we had a governor who rejected the southern portion for 8 years!
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