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Top Stories for Friday, August 15th, 2014:

HOT TIMES



Jim Hawman tends to a batch of roasting green chiles at The Truck Farm at 645 S. Alameda Blvd. The chile is from local fields throughout the Mesilla Valley and roasted fresh weekdays at the Truck Farm, which also sells a variety of sweet and spicy treats and spices. For more information, call 523-1447 or visit www.sweethots.com.

LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTOS BY ERIK LEDUC


By Todd G. Dickson 

Las Cruces Bulletin

Over the course of two upcoming meetings, the Las Cruces City Council will determine whether a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 goes before voters – and when that vote would be held.

Comunidades en Acción y de Fé (CAFé) had organized the petition drive for the proposal to complete it in time toget the question on the Nov. 4 ballot, should the council not approve it outright at a special meeting Sept. 8.

However,...

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By Brook Stockberger 

Las Cruces Bulletin

Las Crucen Brian Parks and his girlfriend, Marta Narvaez, checked into the Hilton July 15 while on vacation and decided to take in a dance recital.

A nice romantic evening out – except for the air raid siren and explosions.

The couple was in Tel Aviv, Israel, and was caught up in the war between that country and Hamas.

“Just as we got in and seated (at the recital) air raid sirens went off and we were escorted down into a...

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Bulletin Staff Report

A Thursday night showdown with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo looms on Aug. 28 and artificial turf is being installed on the field.

The New Mexico State Univesity football team prepares to start its 2014 campaign and hopes to build on a couple of victories in the second-half of the season last year.

The Aggies started practice on Aug. 1 and held their first scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Head coach Doug Martin said he was pleased with how clean the...


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By Alta LeCompte 

Las Cruces Bulletin

Heading into its second year, the Borderplex Alliance – which represents economic development interests of El Paso, Las Cruces and Ciudad Juárez – is developing a strategic plan, adding key staff and expanding its vision beyond the hemisphere.

“We claim we’re international, but we’re really only bi-national,” said CEO Rolando Pablos, asserting the larger vision.

Although release of the Alliance’s strategic plan is still several...

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By Zak Hansen 

Las Cruces Bulletin

It’s the end of summer in the Mesilla Valley, and that means one thing: chile season is upon us.

Just up the road in Hatch, farmers are busily harvesting their crops of every New Mexican’s favorite fruit, and throughout the valley roasters are firing up, filling the air with the sweet, spicy smell we so cherish. While the Hatch Chile Festival is still a few weeks off – Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31 – Las Crucens can get their chile fix right...

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