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Top Stories for Friday, April 17th, 2015:




Jorge Marquez, 13, and Natalie McGuire, 11, spin in a simulator of the G forces and spinning that can occur during rocket flight during a preview of the Spaceport America Gateway Gallery visitors experience Thursday, April 9. Once a visitors center is completed in Truth or Consequences this summer, youth can experience the G-Shock simulator and other activities as part of tours from the center to the spaceport. Residents of Doa Ana and Sierra Counties will get take the tours at half the $59 price.


LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY TODD DICKSON


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

Gov. Susan Martinez signed the Legislature’s state budget for the next fiscal year, worth $6.235 billion, which increases state spending by 1.3 percent over the current fiscal year.

“This is a responsible budget that invests heavily in creating jobs and educating our children,” Martinez said. “By keeping our finances in order and ensuring that our budget grows in a stable andreasonable manner, we’re able to move New Mexico forward by growing...

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Lou Henson recently was selected to join the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

The former New Mexico State University and Illinois roundball coach, though, has been a hall-of-famer in those who operate and use the Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces.

The coach and his wife will host the seventh annualLou & Mary Henson Community Breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch HeritageMuseum.

“We feel there’s no better...


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By Amaya Worthem

For the Las Cruces Bulletin

The New Mexico State University women’s soccer team is in the midst of spring workouts.

A pair of Las Cruces faces are part of youthful squad that has brought enthusiasm to the program, coach Freddy Delgado said.

Mayfield High grad Rian Nials, 18, and Las Cruces High grad Micaela Milavec, 19, are among the youth movement.

“(Las Cruces is) a very good soccer community with a lot of potential and I think that when they see these...

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Las Cruces Bulletin

Yee-haw!

The Las Cruces Country Music Festival returns for three days of line-dancin’, hat-wavin’, boot-scootin’, hootin’ and hollerin’ fun in Downtown Las Cruces Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, featuring live music, dancing and a heck of a lot more. Now in its third year, the Las Cruces Country Music Festival has come a long way since its inception, borne of a dream of the current Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Phillip...


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