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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


Top Stories for Friday, April 18th, 2014:


Runners had barely crossed the starting line before they were pelted with powdered dye at the Color Dash Saturday, April 12, at at the New Mexico State University tailgate lot. The 5K fun run benefited the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico. See more photos on page C24.

Las Cruces Bulletin photo by Erik LeDuc


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

A series of plea agreements has resulted in the Region III Housing Authority scandal ending without any of the players going to trial for felony charges, outraging local state lawmakers and the woman who blew the whistle on the dealings by the now defunct statewide housing authority.

On Monday, April 7, the state Attorney General’s Office decided to drop criminal casesagainst the Region III Housing Authority’s accountant and two...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

A group seeking to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in Las Cruces by 2017 has filed its draft ballot initiative with the City Clerk’s Office.

The initiative by Comunidades en Acción y de Fé (CAFé) is currently being reviewed by the city attorney and city clerk, who have to approve its language as a proposed ordinance. That review process could take a couple of weeks, said Linda Lewis, deputy city clerk.

Once the initiative’s...

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By Tara Melton

For the Las Cruces Bulletin

Following their sweep of Western Athletic Conference opponent, California State-Bakersfield, New Mexico State University softball players and sisters Brennalyn and Haley Nakamura are ready for the Western Athletic Conference tournament.

The Nakamuras started playing softball in their home state of Hawaii when they were about 4 years old. As kids, they played every sport they could, and, when they got older, decided to commit to...


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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

When Las Cruces invites potential investors and trading partners from Chihuahua to visit the City of the Crosses, good things can result − heavy industry, advanced technology and even the adult beverage sotol.

The fourth Las Cruces Foreign Investment Trade Mission, scheduled for Friday, May 2, at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is expected to bring some 30 Chihuahuan businesses to town for the day.

Some may even decide to establish a...

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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

Last April, Main Street became a masterpiece, when 20 local, regional and national artists sketched and colored their own large-scale works of art directly onto the pavement during the second annual Avenue Art New Mexico.

Now, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Avenue Art returns bigger and better, with a slate of new and returning artists eager to share their work and artistic processes with the community. The event is free for artists...

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By Beth Sitzler

Las Cruces Bulletin

Residential and commercial growth often go hand in hand, influencing one another. This can be seen throughout Doña Ana County, which has experienced a boost in industrial endeavors as well as housing rooftops.

Industry growth

Although things might be slow, they are getting better, said Kary Bulsterbaum, associate broker with Steinborn/TNC Commercial Real Estate, adding that 2013 was a year of positive job growth in the private...
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