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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


Top Stories for Friday, October 24th, 2014:

Early voting rally





Educators and supporters rallied at Albert Johnson Park in front of Branigan Library Wednesday, Oct. 22, to protest what they see as too much testing in the public schools and to encourage people to vote early.


LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRIS BELARDE


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

Spaceport America’s progress since work began on the $218.5 million project in 2006 was reviewed by a legislative committee meeting in Las Cruces Monday, Oct. 20.

Most of the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee meeting focused on two issues: a decision by theNew Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) to use “excess” gross receipts tax (GRT) funds for operational expenses and status of a southern road to the spaceport 45 miles north...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

In 2008, 3rd Judicial District Judge Lisa Schultz received a recommendation from the state’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) to retain her, despite having only been on the bench for two years.

Four years later, however, JPEC is recommending that Schultz not be retained (see letter to editor on page A9).

What’s changed between then and now? Schultz said it comes down to one thing: In 2009, she reported to the FBI that...

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By Lewis Harry

For the Las Cruces Bulletin

Oñate High School volleyball coach Marian Bennett has reached a major milestone in her career.

The Knights coach recently surpassed900 wins. Bennett is most known for her success at El Paso Burgess, Montwood and Santa Teresa, where she led the latter to a district title in 2010.

Although the landmark win may have come at Oñate, Bennett’s success reaches back to numerous teams and numerous players.

“When you first start...


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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

Both federal and state support appear to be growing for road improvements in rapidly developing Santa Teresa, site of a port of entry to Mexico and the Union Pacific intermodal facility.

At a briefing Monday, Oct. 20, at Omega Trucking Inc. in Sunland Park, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D.- NM, said he has assurances of support from U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Jerry Pacheco of the New Mexico Border Industrial Association (BIA) said...

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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

Hear ye, hear ye!

Ye olde Renaissance ArtsFaire, two days of mirth and merriment on the rambling grounds of Young Park, begins verily on the morrow – Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2 – whilst patrons don their favorite medieval and renaissance garb, feast on turkey legs and the finest libations and do some carousing with lords and ladies young and old.

The fair draws more than 20,000 visitors each year from all over the country, some even...

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What’s better than one court overseeing the realm? How about two? This year, the Doña Ana Arts Council’s Renaissance ArtsFaire Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, will welcome a visiting court to the proceedings, The Royal Court from a neighboring realm.

Also on tap will be a Royal Wedding, along with new acts, new food booths, the all-new craft market and a new and improved Magellan the Dragon, further proving that everything old is new again in the land of Renaissance Las...
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