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Top Stories for Friday, June 20th, 2014:


Eldan Helden captains a raft fashioned after the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine cartoon, with crew garbed in “Fab Four” fashions, at the start of Raft the Rio on the Rio Grande Saturday, June 14. Kevin Bixby, executive director of the Southwest Environmental Center, which sponsors the annual flotilla, said this is the third year in a row Helden’s team has taken the title of best­themed raft. 

Las Cruces Bulletin photo by Erik LeDuc 


By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

Renay Scott, Dońa Ana Community College’s new president, couldn’t help but mention it was only 45 degrees back in her former home in Ohio as she entered her sun-filled office at the East Mesa campus Friday, June 13.

That alone, she joked, confirms the wisdom of her decision to apply for the position she now holds. The former vice president and provost of academic services at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, Scott began her new...

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By Todd G. Dickson

Las Cruces Bulletin

When Renee Zimmerman returned to the United States after the end of World War II, she wore a service pin in recognition of her time as an Army nurse in the Pacific Theater.

Not everyone appreciated that she had served in a war zone that saw some of the fiercest fighting of WWII, but soldiers who had thankfully made it home did show her respect.

“They would stand up and give you the snappiest salutes,” Zimmerman recalled.

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Bulletin Staff Report

Are you a duffer with a heart of gold?

If so, you’re in luck. Las Cruces offers plenty of opportunities for you to combine your love of the links with charity.

Summer has arrived and with it an annual tradition: the golf tournament fundraiser.

On Friday, June 20, some of the events include the Child Abuse Prevention Golf Tournament, scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Red Hawk Golf Club. In addition, the ninth annual Tortugas Open Four-Person Scramble is...


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By Alta LeCompte

Las Cruces Bulletin

If you want to eat shrimp raised in Las Cruces, you’ll have to seek out Ragin’ Shrimp in Albuquerque, the first restaurant in the state to add New Mexico State University’s Pacific shrimp to its menu.

A trip to Albuquerque may be worth it just for the shrimp. You’ll feel good for several reasons.

Tracey Carrillo, assistant director of New Mexico State University farm operations, told an audience of Primetimers Tuesday, June 17, the...

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By Zak Hansen

Las Cruces Bulletin

On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn, located in New York City’s famed Greenwich Village, was the site of the Stonewall Riots, which would historically mark in large part the beginning of the fight for gay rights in the U.S.

More than 40 years later, June is filled with events commemorating the actions taken that day, and the fight continues despite huge advances made around the country and right here in Las Cruces, thanks in no small part...


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