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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


Top Stories for Friday, September 26th, 2014:



William Schroeder, 11, looks at his bedroom Tuesday, Sept. 23, which was flooded with more than 3 feet of muddy water after heavy rains Monday, Sept. 22, overwhelmed an earthen levee near Rocky Acres Trail. Although several homes along the road were hit with floodwater, the Schroeder’s home on the corner of Shalem Colony Trail was hit with a wall of water that drenched the house and filled its swimming pool with mud.

LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY TODD DICKSON


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

In separate appearances at the Domenici Public Policy Conference in Las Cruces Thursday, Sept. 18, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King, her Democratic challenger, touted their experience and criticized each other’s performance in office.

Martinez, Doña Ana County’s former district attorney who is seeking reelection to the governor’s office, said her administration has been able to restore fiscal solvency to...

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By Brook Stockberger

Las Cruces Bulletin

As Garrey Carruthers enters his 16th month as president of New Mexico State University, he works to set the right tone.

“I view my job here as to set the vision,” Carruthers said. “(To say) ‘Here’s the big picture.’ I don’t view my job as working on all the details. There are a lot of people to work out the details. I’m supposed to be visionary.”

A big part of his vision is to turn NMSU into a research school of renown.

He has...

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By Lewis Harry

For the Las Cruces Bulletin

Building a successful football program does not happen overnight. More often than not, the most successful teams take years to cultivate the talent, tradition and most of all, the wins.

Centennial High head coach Aaron Ocampo has a large head start on creating a winning tradition at CHS. In the program’s third year, the Hawks are off to a 4-0 start.

Centennial is ranked No. 1 in the state in 5A by Max Preps. They join...

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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

Nick Kaczmarek, Virgin Galactic supply chain manager, arrived at the High Tech Consortium of Southern New Mexico September meeting with a lot more than a PowerPoint presentation.

He did bring the PowerPoint – and the slides were unlike anything some in the room had ever seen.

They captured images of test flights with the dual-hulled White KnightTwo releasing SpaceShipTwo to soar into subortibal space.

Kaczmarek said passengers on...

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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

From its small beginnings in the 1960s on the campus of New Mexico State University to its current status as one of the Land of Enchantment’s premier annual attractions – drawing tens of thousands of visitors over five days in fall from throughout the state and representing the southernmost eight counties – perhaps nothing is as New Mexican as the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo.

The fair returns for its 48th year Wednesday through...

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