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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


Top Stories for Friday, December 12th, 2014:

‘OChristmasTree’



Under a rising full moon, residents gather around the City of Las Cruces’ Christmas tree after it was lit up Friday, Dec. 5, before the start of the Downtown WinterFest.

LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY ORLANDO SANTANA


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

Strong community support helps keep White Sands Missile Range a strong, viable operation, WSMR’s new commander, Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, said at the annual Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Military Update Luncheon Friday, Dec. 5.

Coffin, who took command this summer, said the type of testing done at the range – which is increasingly becoming more integrated with ground troops – is needed in a world that continues to be a dangerous...

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By Brook Stockberger

Las Cruces Bulletin

The Las Cruces Bulletin has gained a sister publication in southern New Mexico.

The Bulletin’s parent company, South Carolina-based Osteen Publishing Company, purchased the Silver City-based publication Desert Exposure.

The company closed on a deal with former owners David and Lisa Fryxell Friday, Dec. 5.

Desert Exposure is a free monthly publication offering features, columnists, arts, photography, events and humor.

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Bulletin Staff Report

A week after it topped rival University of Texas-El Paso, the New Mexico State University basketball team heads back out on the road for a pair of nonconference games.

The Aggies (4-5) tip off with Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla., at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and then head to Waco, Texas, to clash with Baylor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17.

NMSU has four victories in its last seven game, but will have to play well into next year without senior leader...


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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

The young man in the white shirt extended his hand and, with a firm handshake,introduced himself. He was one of many attendees who confidently met business owners, economic development professionals and Doña Ana Community College staff at a social hour following a daylong Job to CareerReadiness Boot Camp Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the East Mesa Campus of DACC.

Billed as “basic training to get your foot in the door,” a series of boot camps began...


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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

Once again this year, the Las Cruces Chamber Ballet and Michele’s Dance Academy will present the beloved “Nutcracker Ballet” with four performances beginning Thursday, Dec. 18.

Celebrating 31 years of continuous performances, this year’s production promises another exciting combination of traditional and recent surprises.

“Every year, our mission at Las Cruces Chamber Ballet is to provide children who want to dance the opportunity to perform,...

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By Bill Allen

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce President

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce board of directors and staff gathered for our annual retreat in November to chart the course of the organization for the next three years.

With our road map now in place, we are well positioned to serve the Las Cruces business community during times of constant and rapid change with an uncertain economy both locally and nationally. The chamber also plans to provide...


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