New Mexico State Senate President Pro-Tem Mary Kay Papen and Sen. Joseph Cervantes, both Democrats from Las Cruces whose districts lie entirely in Doña Ana County, attended the opening of the state legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Santa Fe. Papen was elected to the state Senate in 2000 and is in her fifth term. Cervantes was elected to the Senate in 2012, re-elected in 2016. For related story, see page 16. BULLETIN PHOTO BY RICHARD COLTHARPCONTINUE
Update: Daniel Albillar, the 14-year-old Las Cruces boy reported missing on Tuesday, has been located and is said to be in good condition. The Las Cruces Police Department wishes to thank all those who helped disseminate information on this missing person case. CONTINUE
Cheryl Serena of Las Cruces takes a break at the Bean Cafe in Mesilla Sunday after a training session for the 2019 Boston Marathon to be held April 15. Serena, 34 and a native of Texas, won the 2014 New Mexico Marathon and qualified for Boston with a time of 3:20. She runs about 65 miles a week. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
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