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Las Cruces Bulletin newspaper


Top Stories for Friday, July 4th, 2014:



White Sands Missile Range photo

Incoming White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin salutes the color guard after having officially accepted responsibility to take over as WSMR’s 33rd commander on Wednesday, July 2.


Bulletin Staff Report

White Sands Missile Range welcomed its 33rd Commanding General during an Assumption of Command Ceremony conducted Wednesday, July 2. Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin assumed responsibility from former WSMR Director Paul Mann. Mann now resumes his position as WSMR executive director.

Coffin arrives from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,where he served as the deputy commander for Joint Functional Component Command for Space. He has served in the Army for...


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By Alta LeCompteThe Las Cruces Bulletin

Jerry Nachison has a knack for being first.

He was the first Las Crucen to sign a Comunidades en Accion y de Fe (CAFé) petition seeking to increase the city’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017.

And on Monday, June 30, Nachison was also the first to arrive at city hall to present stacks of petitions containing 6,031 signatures to City ClerkEsther Martinez-Carrillo.

In just 30 days, more than 100 volunteers from the multi-faith...


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By Brook StockbergerLas Cruces Bulletin

Michelle Brandt knew she had to do something to change her life.

A bartender by trade, Brandt felt she was using too much of the product she served. The Las Crucen needed a new direction and, while she was at it, a way to become healthier.

Brandt never thought, though, that one day she would end up on a stage, slathered in Pam cooking spray and spray tan – to improve appearance – posing to show muscles and her level of fitness.

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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

Spontaneously or intentionally, humans reveal a range of emotion by their facial expressions.

Now, with LED technology developed with assistance from Sandia National Laboratory, a doll can mimic facial movements with which humans show emotion.

The doll, for sale on amazon.com, is the brainchild of a New Mexico innovator who needed help to evolve the technology from concept to production.

She found that assistance at Sandia...


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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

As temperatures climb into the triple digits and the dog days of summer wear on, many in Las Cruces look for ways to beat the heat. Throughout the City of the Crosses, a number of museums, galleries, groups and organizations are offering respite from the blistering heat, as well as a chance to learn something new, hone an old talent or discover a new passion with educational programs throughout the summer.

For great ways to occupy those...


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