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Hicks Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA, today announced that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board of Directors has selected Daniel Hicks as the new Chief Executive Officer. The announcement follows a search by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board’s Search Committee to identify a new CEO, following the retirement of Christine Anderson, who previously held the position since 2011. The final step took ...

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K9 fundraiser hits local convenience stores The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department is still offering six varieties of plush K9 toys, available now at 20 area Pic Quik convenience stores. Each toy is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR). Each dog stands approximately nine inches tall, features

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Bear in the Air Smokey Bear gets in a few hops across the dunes despite some wind challenges Sunday, Sept. 18, at the White Sands National Monument. More than 2,000 people showed up to see a variety of different balloonists take to the air in the 25th annual White Sands International Balloon Invitational. In addition

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Former U.S. Sen. says treat mental illness like all other illnesses By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin As a long-time advocate for people who suffer from mental illness, former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., helped to “make life a little bit easier for those who are on the margins of life, particularly those suffering from

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Aggies open Sun Belt play at Troy BULLETIN REPORT With a combined 74 points under its belt the past two weeks, the New Mexico State University offense appears to be clicking. The defense, though, has surrendered 93 points during the same time period and now must travel to face a program that hung 52 points

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Domenici Conference always enlightens Mental health issues receive well-deserved spotlight during event Liza Long’s young child was having tantrums that lasted for three full hours. Her arms were covered in bite marks and bruises from trying to control him. Her pediatrician in Idaho said, “He’s just a boy. He’ll grow out of it.” That was

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Dickerson gives aspiring entrepreneurs reality check By ALTA LeCOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin Marci Dickerson, proprietor of the largest female-owned hospitality company in southern New Mexico, officially got her start 18 years ago launching a catering company. In truth, her days as an entrepreneur began years earlier — when she was 7 to be exact. Speaking

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‘Belles: The Reunion’ to host playwright on opening night By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Long-time Las Cruces director (and actor) Gail Wheeler has assembled an all-star cast for her play “Belles: The Reunion,” which opens Friday, Sept. 30 at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. downtown, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Young Life thriving in Las Cruces This is the first of a two-part series. The second part runs next week. By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Young Life, a world-wide Christian youth organization that began in Texas in the 1930s, has an active chapter in Las Cruces headed by David Cunniff, who is probably better

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