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Top Stories for Friday, August 22nd, 2014:

Ever green





As this picture taken Wednesday Aug. 20, shows, the installation of artificial turf at Aggie Memorial Stadium is almost complete. New Mexico State University officials said they hope to have the $1.3 million project completed by Monday, Aug. 25, so it can be available for team practice before the Aggie football opener Thursday, Aug. 28, against Cal Poly.


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By Brook Stockberger

Las Cruces Bulletin

New Mexico State University Athletics Director McKinley Boston wants to be clear.

“I didn’t retire,” Boston said on Wednesday, Aug. 20, the day the school announced he would step down on the last day of 2014.

The school reports that Boston, who will reach his 10year mark with NMSU on Dec. 14, had his employmentagreement extended until Dec. 31. His contract was due to expire this month.

Boston said he is not sure if he will seek...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

A sudden thunderstorm Tuesday, Aug. 19, resulted in at least four being injured at Picacho Middle School, including a 13-year-old boy who was taken to El Paso for treatment of critical trauma injuries.

Jo Galván, Las Cruces Public Schools spokeswoman, said the middle school’s eighth-grade football teamand coaches had gone onto the playing field for practice at around 5 p.m. While the sky was overcast, it was not raining at first and...

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Bulletin Staff Report

A new quarterback and a new turf will go on display at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The New Mexico State University football team will host Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in its season opener as the Aggies try to improve on a 2-10 season in 2013.

Second-year head coach Doug Martin named junior college-transfer quarterback Tyler Rodgers the starter for the first game. Tyler, a 6-foot-3, 200pound sophomore, is from Liberty, Ariz., and...

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BULLETIN STAFF REPORT

New Mexico chile farmers and processors are joining a trademark program to protect their peppers from counterfeiters and cash in on the good reputation of New Mexico chile.

Gov. Susana Martinez on announced the New Mexico Certified Chile trademark program at a launch party Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Bernalillo.

“We are confident that we can continue to expand markets for the New Mexico chile industry as more consumers understand there is no imitation...

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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

As the summer heat begins to break and the end of the season draws near, once again southern New Mexicans prepare themselves for Labor Day weekend, when two regional festivals celebrate two of New Mexico’s best beloved productions: chile and wine.

The three-day weekend and unofficial end of summer is the perfect time to get out with family and friends and taste the traditions of New Mexico at the Harvest Wine Festival in Las Cruces and the...

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