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Top Stories for Friday, July 18th, 2014:


A crane brings the second steel frame section into place for the footbridge linking Las Cruces High School’s two new academic wings Friday, July 11. This aerial photo over the closed-off El Paseo Road was made by a drone piloted by Jennifer Sensiba, who was making a YouTube video for Wooten Construction, which is working on the renovation with Sundt Construction. This and other images taken by Sensiba’s drone can be found at http:// jennifer.sensiba. com. 


Photo for the Las Cruces Bulletin by Jennifer Sensiba


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

The private, $85 million medical school to be built and operated on the New Mexico State University campus is happening because the right people talked to each other, according to those who pulled the deal together.

When NMSU announced the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine would be opening its doors by fall 2016 at the university’s Arrowhead Park, the emceefor the event Monday, July 14, was John Hummer, owner of Steinborn &...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

With a new lawyer on board, state Rep. Mary Helen Garcia is going ahead with her lawsuit claiming voter fraud in the June 3 primary election that had her losing to Bealquin “Bill” Gomez by 16 votes.

_e court date is now Aug. 15 for the case to be heard by District Judge James Martin, Garcia said.

Garcia said the heart of herlawsuit comes down to an unusually high number of absentee ballots that held votes for her main opponent at a...

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By Tara Melton

Las Cruces Bulletin

Special Olympics New Mexico has a motto: Let me win, but if I can’t win, let me be brave in the attempt.

This has been the case for 28-year-old Las Cruces resident Jenna McMillan, who was born with Down syndrome and has participated in Special Olympics for 18 years.

Special Olympics New Mexico provides year-round sports training and athletics competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual...


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Pecan Grill ups its game

By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

By 9:30 a.m. on a July morning, David Allan was on his second mash, brewing Rye India Pale Ale at the Pecan Grill and Brewery − and sipping his second cup of coffee.

“It’s too early for a beer,” he said with a broad smile, stirring the kettle of rye mash with a wooden paddle.

While Allan takes his brewing seriously − seriously enough to turn pro and seriously enough to prepare meticulously for an upcoming...


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Here at the Las Cruces Bulletin, we talk a lot about just how good life is in Las Cruces – heck, we’ve got a whole section, this section, devoted to it each week, along with our annual Life is Good in Las Cruces community guide, which you’ll start to see around town today.

Flipping through its pages, we’ve found a lot of reasons life is so good, though that’s only scratching the surface. And although the summer heat can get oppressive, life doesn’t get much better in Las Cruces...


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