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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


Top Stories for Friday, March 6th, 2015:


Students from the winning classes at Jornada Elementary School’s Walk N Roll event Wednesday, March 4, hold up tickets to the New Mexico State University Aggies basketball game Saturday, March 7, donated by State Farm Insurance. The Aggies play Chicago State at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Pan American Center A win for the Aggies would result in winning the Western Athletic Conference regular season title before the start of the WAC tournament March 11- 14.

LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY TODD DICKSON


By Todd G. DicksonLasCruces Bulletin

The Las Cruces City Council has approved animal control fees, including for feral cat colonies that also gives a bit of a grace period for those willing to care for them.

At its meeting Monday, March 2, the new fees for unenclosed feral cat colonies was originally proposed to be $250 the first year and $150 each year after, while enclosedcat colonies – also called catteries – would only need to pay a $10 application fee and $50 annual...


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At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, time “springs forward” by one hour, but if one lawmaker has his way, it will be the last time New Mexicans have to reset time.

State Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, has introduced a bill (SB377) to keep New Mexico on Daylight Saving Time all year.

Pirtle said not only is the time change disorienting and inconvenient, it’s also dangerous.

He cites a University of Alabama study that found heart attacks increased in after people...


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By Lewis Harry

For the Las Cruces Bulletin

Not one, not two but three close games have given the Oņate High School boys basketball team momentum.

The Knights are in the state postseason playoffs due to an upset of Las Cruces High in the District 3-6A postseason finale Saturday, Feb. 27.

Oņate now will travel to Valley High School in Albuquerque to take on the Vikings (16-9) at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the first round of the New Mexico Class 6A state championships....


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By Zak HansenLas Cruces Bulletin

For three days, Friday through Sunday, March 13-15, the Las Cruces Arts Fair will fill the exhibition halls of the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., with work from more than 80 regional, national and international artists in a dazzling variety of media, further establishing itself as one the Southwest’s premiere arts events.

Raising funds for the continued efforts of the Dõna Ana Arts Council – promoting and preserving the...


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Home & Garden Show features ‘everything from earth to sun’

By Beth Sitzler

LAS CRUCES BULLETIN

Spring may be weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped Las Crucens from putting together their “honey-do” lists – you know, all of those chores that need to be done around the house when the sun begins to shine again.

Whether it’s installing new kitchen tile, converting a grass backyard into rock landscaping or finally taking the leap into solar, community members can learn about these...


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One possible area of agreement, no matter what side of the aisle or fence you might sit on, is that our local economy is not flourishing.

Although we have seen some positive signs, southern New Mexico was late coming out of the recession and some say we are still in it. Our dependence on the federal government for money and jobs makes us beholden to a group that we have little influence, and even less control, over.

We sit at a crossroads where we either accept what is given...


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