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Top Stories for Friday, April 24th, 2015:




Celebrating with the designer and creator of her recycled outfit, “The Goblin”, model Marley L. Morales acknowledges her aunt Maggie Lazos at the Reuse & Recycle Fashion Show Saturday, April 18, held at Downtown’s La Placita. Contestants in the fashion show used recycled and reused materials for their outfits. For more photos from the fashion show.

LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

State officials said they are in talks with local agencies to take on different programs currently being handled by Arizona-based La Frontera, which gave notice it is packing up New Mexico operations after failing to get what it considers to be adequate funding for providing the services.

Although the behavioral health contracts are handled by the state’s HumanServices Department (HSD), local officials and advocates filled a conference room...

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By Todd G. Dickson andRichard Coltharp

Las Cruces Bulletin

At recent legislative updates to local groups, lawmakers reported frustrations with partisan gridlock that stalled desired legislation by both Democrats and Republicans, as well as vetoes by Gov. Susana Martinez.

The 60-day session did accomplish its main goal of setting a $6.23 billion budget and some minor legislation passed, but a lot of major legislation on issues rangingfrom economic development to water policy...


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By Lewis Harry

For the Las Cruces Bulletin

In 1977, Susan Palmer was selected for the very first Newk’s Traveling Tennis team. Now, 38 years later, her son Chris has the same opportunity.

Chris Palmer, a senior on the Centennial High School boys tennis team, was selected out of about 300 competitors during tryouts in December to be a member of the 2015 Newk’s Traveling Team.

He’ll leave June 21 with 15 other youth players – a total of eight boys and eight girls – to...


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Las Cruces Bulletin

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, more than 50 local artists of all ages in 20 teams will transform Downtown Las Cruces into a work of art, chalking their masterpieces directly on to Main Street at the fourth annual Avenue Art New Mexico.

The inspiration for Avenue Art New Mexico first came to Las Cruces as many do — in the mind of local artist, creator and allaround Renaissance man Bob Diven, who participated in the first ever Denver Chalk...


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