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Las Cruces resident Chase Paul celebrates with his trophy after winning the city’s inaugural taco eating contest Wednesday, June 13, on Plaza de Las Cruces. The event was folded into Wednesday Nights on Main, a downtown initiative with music, food and a beer tent. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Las Cruces resident Chase Paul celebrates with his trophy after winning the city’s inaugural taco eating contest Wednesday, June 13, on Plaza de Las Cruces. The event was folded into Wednesday Nights on Main, a downtown initiative with music, food and a beer tent. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Bulletin report With afternoon temperatures forecast for the low 100s to 106 degrees over the next several days, it’s inevitable that teens, tweens and children of all ages will be trying to cool off at local swimming pools, according to a press release from the Las Cruces Police Department. Las Cruces police and firefighters hope those swims are done safely and with adult supervision. They recommend following these safety tips: Never leave children or elderly unsupervised in or near a swimming pool, hot ...

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National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson was the special guest and keynote speaker at the Doña Ana County NAACP Chapter No. 1602’s Juneteenth “Celebration of Freedom” banquet June 16 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but word was withheld from slaves until a Union officer disclosed the news on June 19, 1865. Since then, annual commemorations of the emancipation have been referred to as Juneteenth. CONTINUE

Bulletin photo by Mike Cook Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Terrie Dallman addresses the Las Cruces City Council at its June 18 regular meeting concerning a council resolution on school safety. Bulletin photo by Mike CookLas Cruces Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Terrie Dallman addresses the Las Cruces City Council at its June 18 regular meeting concerning a council resolution on school safety. By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin After ...

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Photo courtesy Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Doña Ana 4.5 miles of La Llorona Trail in Las Cruces is the first segment of the Rio Grande Trail to be officially designated. State Sen. Jeff Steinborn, shown with a trail map, drafted the bill that created the trail and the commission that is guiding its development.Photo courtesy Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Doña Ana4.5 miles of La Llorona Trail in Las Cruces is the first segment of the ...

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By Avra Elliott For the Bulletin While the world of health insurance can change quickly, it is still the law to have health insurance this year. For small-business owners who have trouble finding and choosing the best health insurance for their employees, BeWellNM, New Mexico’s health insurance marketplace, hosted a free informative luncheon on June 13 at the Frank O’Brien Community Center where they could learn more about their insurance options. BeWellNM for Small Business is a New Mexico insurance program formed in 2013 ...

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Package Delivery Theft collage Bulletin report The woman suspected of the May 22 theft of a UPS package from a doorstep has been charged along with her boyfriend who appears to have acted as her getaway driver, according to a press release from the Las Cruces Police Department. Allise Brittany Garcia, 29, and Devon W. Sellers, 30, both of the 3200 block of Missouri Avenue, have been charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny and receiving ...

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Veterans Park pic 6Bulletin report Las Cruces police have charged two teenagers – a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man – who are suspected of damaging the Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park. Bryce Richards, 16, and Marvin Reyes, 18, are charged with one count each of criminal damage to property. The charges are fourth-degree felony counts. Shortly after 10 p.m. on May 16, someone called Central Dispatch to report kids or young adults damaging ...

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