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Top Stories for Friday, February 7th, 2014:

Stephanie Baumann, owner of Let Them Eat Cake, 2001 E. Lohman Ave., has prepared red, white and pink cakes and cupcakes for the upcoming holiday of love as Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, approaches.

Las Cruces Bulletin photo by Rafael Torres

By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

In return for adding jobs to the community, the Las Cruces City Council approved turning over its old office building – the original Memorial General Hospital – to La Clinica de Familia at its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Using an economic development exemption in state law, the city was able to give La Clinica the building, constructed in 1949 and vacant since 2010, whenmunicipal operations were centralized in its new City Hall.


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By Todd G. DicksonLas Cruces Bulletin

At the Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe breakfast Monday, Feb. 3, state Sen. John Arthur Smith of Deming talked of legislative gridlock not being limited to Washington, D.C.

The primary goal of the 30day session ending Thursday, Feb. 20, is passing a budget, but there appears to be little movement for compromise on thepublic schools portion, according to Smith.

All sides want to give the Public Education Department (PED) more money, but...

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By Jeff MatthewsFor the Las Cruces Bulletin

February madness will precede March madness in high school boys basketball district showdowns.

A logjam that’s hard to avoid with only an eight-game regular season gives four of the five Las Cruces high school teams a legitimate shot for a regular season District 3-5A championship.

Gadsden and Alamogordo high schools enjoy the upper hand at 3-1. Alamogordo beat Gadsden Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Tiger Pit 58-37, giving the...

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By Alta LeCompteLas Cruces Bulletin

The figures are just in: January 2014 was the driest ever recorded in New Mexico.

The overall outlook for the growing season is, however, far more complicated than a single, stark statistic.

Speaking at the annual New Mexico Chile Conference Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, state climatologist David DuBois looked at both short- and long-term shifts at state and national weather patterns.

Statewide, the only...

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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

There’s a lot of pressure to perform for Valentine’s Day.

With cards to buy, candy to pick out, teddy bears and roses to pick up last-minute, the holiday can be a bit overwhelming. For those of you who’ve left it until the week before – it’s OK, we do it too, so we’ve put together a preliminary list of just a few of the numerous things going on around town.

From fine dining to live music and theater to art exhibits and studio tours,...

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“I’m excited about starting the next chapter of progress in our business community through the work of the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, its volunteers and its nearly 400 business partners in the community,” Hispanic Chamber 2014 President Richard Aguilar said.

“We have some great initiatives and improvements to our member services planned in 2014, and we know with the skills and enthusiasm of our board, we will be successful in our endeavors as advocates of the...

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