Las Cruces Sun-News
Front page of Las Cruces Sun-News on July 25, 2008
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorJessica Onsurez
Founded1881 [2]
HeadquartersLas Cruces, New Mexico
Circulation22,646 Daily
23,917 Sunday (2011)[3]

Las Cruces Sun-News, founded in 1881,[2] is a daily newspaper published in Las Cruces, New Mexico.


The Sun-News started in 1881 as the Rio Grande Republican and went through several mergers to become the Las Cruces Daily News in 1934. Another daily, the Las Cruces Sun, started publication in 1937 and bought the Daily News in 1939 to form the Las Cruces Sun-News. The paper changed ownership several times, bought by Opal Lee Priestley and Orville Priestley, in 1946; then sold to Worrell Newspapers Inc., in 1970,[citation needed] and acquired by Garden State, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group in 1989,[4] it was most recently bought by Gannett.[2][5] The paper became part of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, a joint venture formed in 2003 between MediaNews Group and Gannett, with MediaNews Group the managing partner. [6] In 2015, Gannett acquired full ownership of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.[7]
Publisher Rynni Henderson left the paper in 2019[8] with no official announcement, and a succeeding publisher was not named as of 2024.
Since 2023, Jessica Onsurez has served as news director for the Sun-News and four other Gannett-owned newspapers in New Mexico:[9] The Alamogordo Daily News, Carlsbad Current-Argus, Farmington Daily Times and Ruidoso News.


  1. ^ Willis, Damien (2023-01-02). "Onsurez takes over as news director of Las Cruces Sun-News". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved 2024-01-14.
  2. ^ a b c "Las Cruces Sun-News". Gannett. Archived from the original on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  3. ^ "eCirc for Newspapers". Audit Bureau of Circulations. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "TICKER". Daily Press. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  5. ^ Brunt, Charles D. (1999). "Pressing On: Newspaper pioneers lead way to today's Sun-News". Celebrating 150 years of Las Cruces history. Las Cruces Sun-News. OCLC 50154273.
  6. ^ "Gannett, MediaNews Group expand and reorganize Texas-New Mexico Partnership" (Press release). Gannett Co., Inc. 2003-12-01. Archived from the original on 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  7. ^ Gannett acquires complete ownership of Texas-New Mexico Newspaper Partnership from Digital First Media
  8. ^ Rynni Henderson on LinkedIn
  9. ^ Easterling, Mike (2023-01-19). "New Mexico native assumes top leadership position at The Daily Times". Farmington Daily Times. Retrieved 2024-01-14.