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Senior Moment New Mexico Senior Olympic swimmer Phillip A. Djang carries the official Statewide Torch for the 2019 National Senior Games through Mesilla Plaza Saturday, Feb. 16. The torch relay began in Silver City, with the final leg comprising the official Flame Arrival Ceremony on June 15 in Albuquerque, site of the site o 2019 national games. This is the first year the nationals are held in New Mexico. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE

Olivia Lerma McDonald with a photograph of her mother, Consuelo “Connie” Lerma, who founded Las Esperanzas, Inc. in 1999. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Las Esperanzas, Inc. (LEI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of helping to protect, preserve and revitalize the history and culture of Las Cruces’ Mesquite Historic District (MHD), which includes much of the city’s original townsite. “It’s not just houses,” said LEI President Dolores Archuleta, a former Las Cruces city councilor and current chair of the City of Las Cruces’ Veterans Wall Committee. She also represents LEI on the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership and the ...

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Bobbie Green leads the NMSU Gospel Choir and the choir at Greater St. John Church of God in Christ. (Photo courtesy Bobbie Green)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin “I wanted to raise the bar a little bit in this area,” Dr. Bobbie Green said about her desire to lead the local chapter of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. “If I can make things better for one person or one group of people…then that’s what I want to do,” Green said shortly after becoming the new Doña Ana County NAACP president in January. “It’s not about me. It’s about what I can do to help ...

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CEO and founder of Zip It Up Convertible Medical and Outdoor Apparel Bernie Serrano hangs Zip It Up T-shirts on a rack at Zip It Up Showroom and Retail, 2645 Missouri Ave., Ste. 2. (Bulletin photo by Alexia Severson)
BY ALEXIA SEVERSON Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – A new kind of apparel geared toward people undergoing medical treatments will now be displayed and sold in Las Cruces, thanks to an El Paso resident and former Las Crucen who saw a need for the clothing after being diagnosed with kidney disease and starting dialysis therapy. Bernie Serrano, 49, CEO and founder of Zip It Up Convertible Medical and Outdoor Apparel, opened Zip It Up Showroom and Retail at 2645 Missouri Ave., ...

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Todd Barranger (Photo by Rob McCorcle)
BY ROB MCCORKLE For the Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Barring an unforeseen development, it appears the perseverance of the current owners and members of Picacho Hills Country Club to avoid the fate of shuttered Las Cruces and Santa Teresa country clubs has paid off. During three meetings Tuesday at the westside country club, the co-owners of Southwest Golf Management, LLC, outlined their plans to purchase the country club from the Biad brothers, revamp the membership structure and make improvements to the ...

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Las Cruces Police Chief Patrick Gallagher discusses the federal Stonegarden grant with the Las Cruces City Council at its Feb. 11 work session. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces City Council held an emotional discussion about a federal border security grant at its Feb. 11 work session. “It’s blood money, we don’t need it,” Councilor Yvonne Flores said about the Stonegarden grant the city receives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that “supports enhanced cooperation and coordination” among Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol and local law enforcement agencies along U.S. borders, according to www.fema.gov. The council approved a ...

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From left, Icebox Brewing Company co-founders Brian Weidauer, general manager; Garrett Denmark, head brewer; and John Wright, owner. (Courtesy photo)
BY ALEXIA SEVERSON Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Stepping into Icebox Brewing Company, you may feel like you’ve left town. With exposed ductwork, concrete floors, an outdoor patio and a view of the brewing equipment, the new brewery offers a unique addition to the growing craft beer scene in the Las Cruces area. Icebox, located at 2825 W. Picacho Ave., officially opened its doors on Jan. 23, joining the ranks of six other local breweries, including Picacho Peak Brewing Company, Spotted Dog ...

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For the love of heart month February is National Heart Month, and Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine student Rebecca Rubin, dressed as a healthy heart, greets patrons of the Mesilla Valley Mall Sunday, Feb. 10, during the national Texas Two-Step CPR: Save a Life Campaign 2019. Bulletin photo by Steve MacIntyre

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Rescued horses have been cared for on the Schreibers’ private property since 2015. Recent land acquisition will allow Dharmahorse Equine Sanctuary to relocate its base of operations to a dedicated facility operating under its own sovereignty. (Courtesy photo)
By Katharine Chrisley Schreiber For the Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Dharmahorse Equine Sanctuary has acquired property near its present facility for expansion and refinement of the services it offers to horses and people. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, licensed by the New Mexico Livestock Board, Dharmahorse has been caring for unwanted and abused horses since 2015 at its present location under the compassionate direction of Mark and Katharine Schreiber. Dharmahorse was established in 1996 as an Institute of Gentle Horsemanship. As its ...

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