The Las Cruces Bulletin is a 21,000-circulation weekly community newspaper serving the greater Las Cruces area in southern New Mexico. The offices are at 1740-A Calle de Mercado just off Interstate 10 – where growing Las Cruces meets historic Old Mesilla.
Each issue of the Bulletin includes News, Sports, Opinion, Business, Obituaries, Arts & Entertainment, Homes & Southwest Living, Religion, Health & Well Being, along with Legals and Classified Advertising. All news, photography and feature content is locally produced. Each month the Bulletin produces The Bottom Line, the official publication of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.
To meet advertiser needs, more than 21,000 copies of the Bulletin are distributed each week, more than any other Las Cruces-area publication.Roughly 15,000 Bulletins are delivered to individual homes, giving advertisers full coverage of these important households. About 6,000 additional copies of the Bulletin are distributed to more than 200 retail and rack locations throughout Las Cruces. Individual subscriptions are available for carrier delivery in Las Cruces for $58 per year and mail subscriptions $125 per year.
The Bulletin holds professional memberships in the New Mexico Press Association (NMPA), the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce. Bulletin employees are active in civic and charitable organizations throughout southern New Mexico. Some of these organizations include Rotary International, March of Dimes, Salvation Army, United Way, Boys and Girls Club and others.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone number is 575-524-8061.
The Bulletin, along with a variety of specialty publications affiliated with the award-winning New Mexico newspaper, was acquired by OPC News, LLC, a family-owned South Carolina media company in November 2012, from David and Jacqueline McCollum of Las Cruces, who had owned the paper since 2003. The Bulletin was founded in 1969 by local resident Ken Dahlstrom. In 2014, the Bulletin purchased Desert Exposure, a monthly southern New Mexico newspaper established in Silver City in 1996.
OPC News is owned by three members of the Osteen family, brothers Graham, Kyle and Jack Osteen. The brothers are partners, along with their father, in Osteen Publishing Company, Inc., a Sumter, S.C., newspaper operation that has been in the family since 1894.
Other publications in the Osteen Publishing group include:
- The (Sumter, S.C.) Item www.theitem.com - published Tuesday through Sunday;
- Clay Today, Jacksonville, Fla. www.claytodayonline.com - published weekly;
- Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Recorder www.pontevedrarecorder.com - published weekly;
- Gulf Coast (Ala.) News Today www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com – published weekly;
- Desert Exposure (southern New Mexico) www.desertexposure.com – published monthly.