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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


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Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo taxies to the Gateway to Space at Spaceport America after a successful test flight Wednesday, Sept. 10, from California. Virgin Galactic officials said the flight was a critical milestone to show the aircraft’s ability to fly through both civilian and military air space as the company begins gearing up for operations in early 2015 at Spaceport America.
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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

WhiteKnightTwo – dubbed “Eve” by Sir Richard Branson – returned to Spaceport America Wednesday, Sept. 10, for what Virgin Galactic officials called a critical milestone test flight from California to New Mexico over civilian and military air space.

The double-hulled aircraft made several landings and takeoffs before taxiing to VirginGalactic’s Gateway to Space hangar at Spaceport America. Mike Moses, Virgin Galactic vice president for...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

Officials with the Doña Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (DAMDWCA) met with Picacho Hills residents Tuesday, Sept. 9, to work on problems that at one point threatened to cut off water to about 100 residents by the following day.

By the Tuesday meeting held in Radium Springs,that number had dropped to 25 residences, 13 renters and about eight commercial properties, said David Jacquez, president of the DAMDWCAboard. Picacho...

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By Brook Stockberger

The Las Cruces Bulletin

More than once, Doug Martin said his Aggies will have to make sure their chin straps are buckled.

New Mexico State University’s head football coach expects a hard-hitting affair when his Aggies (2-0) travel down the road to wrangle with rival University of Texas-El Paso (1-1).

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Sun Bowl.

“This is gonna be a man’s game Saturday night,” Martin said.

At home, UTEP nearly...

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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

At a meeting of the state’s Economic Development Commission Monday, Sept. 8, in Las Cruces, Steve Vierck of the New Mexico Partnership (NMP) said fiscal year 2013-14 was a banner year for recruiting 13 businesses to the state. The big winner was Doña Ana County, where half the newcomers set up shop.

Vierck said most of the larger businesses that located in New Mexico in FY2013-14 went to Doña Ana County.

The roster of speakers at the...

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Mexican Independence

DayBy Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

On Sept. 15, 1810, Fr. Miguel Hidalgo y CostiUa, a priest in the small Mexican village of Dolores, rang the church bells and called to arms the roughly 600 people of the town, urging them to defend their home and, most of all, to fight for an impoverished and oppressed Mexico'sindependence from Spanish rule. The peal of the church bells of Doloreswould come to stand as the symbolic start to the Mexican War of...

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