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Nov 20 2014
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Shop Small Businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Join in for a holiday shopping tradition that encourages people across the country to support small, local businesses. 


In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Mesilla Town Hall offices will be closed Thursday November 27th & Friday November 28th. Offices will re-open for business Monday December 1st. 

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Friday December 12th from 6:00 - 6:30pm, in the historic Mesilla plaza. Stores will be open late for shopping. 

Lighting the way into the town of Mesilla on Christmas Eve, visitors will enjoy a spectacular display of luminarias and the sounds of Christmas Carols filling the plaza. Festivities will run from 5:30 to 7:30. 

Job Advertisement for Maintenance I Position


Pubic Works Department

P.O. Box 10, Mesilla, New Mexico 88046 Office: (575) 524-3262 ext. 103

Fax: (575) 541-6327

Job Advertisement for Maintenance I Position

Custodial/Maintenance Worker I Town of Mesilla -The Town of Mesilla is seeking a Custodial/Maintenance Worker I employee. Must be at least 18 years old, High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED).Must possess a valid New Mexico Class “D” driver’s license. One (1) year of experience relating to construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, streets and or public parks. Custodial duties include a full range of custodial and building services duties related to the care, maintenance, and cleaning of assigned buildings and facilities. Must be able to pass a background check. Full-time position (40 hours per week) at an hourly rate of $8.00. Complete job description and applications available at the Town of Mesilla, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla, NM 88046. For more information call Debbie Lujan at (575) 524-3262 ext. 103. Deadline: December 9, 2014 @ 5:00pm. The Town of Mesilla provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Posted on 11/25/14 at the following locations: Town Clerk’s Office 2231 Avenida de Mesilla, Public Safety Building 2670 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla Community Center 2251 Calle de Santiago, Shorty’s Food Mart 2290 Avenida de Mesilla, Ristramnn Chile Co., 2531 Avenida de Mesilla and the U.S. Post Office 2253 Calle de Parian

Welcome to the Town of Mesilla!

Mesilla ("Little Tableland") is the best-known and most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico.

The historic town of Mesilla lies just west of Las Cruces along I-10 and is called New Mexico’s Best Vacation Getaway. It is the epitome of small town charm at its finest, serving as a great location for afternoon shopping and dining, where award winning cafes and restaurants and unique stores surround the town focal point of the historic Plaza. Visitors often enjoy the quiet ambiance of the Plaza with the peaceful back drop of the San Albino Basilica. Just north of town visitors have even more choices to shop and dine, in what’s known as the town’s Mercado area.

The history of the Town boasts everything from the Civil War to Billy the Kid. Visitors can get a brief lesson in history by visiting the Gadsden Museum or by taking a tour with La Morena Walking Tours.

For extra fun, tourists may enjoy the multitude of events that occur throughout the year. As Mesilla was once a part of Mexico, the Town is known for its annual Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiestas, and the Gadsden Purchase Re-enactment which celebrate significant dates in the Mexican culture. The Town also hosts several events throughout the year including a weekend long celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, Jazz and Mariachi concerts, in the plaza and the popular lighting of luminarias on Christmas Eve. 

Art galleries, entertaining events, rich history, unique shops and delicious cuisine are just a few staples that Old Mesilla has to offer.

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