Sitel Security Guard Diana Rojo watches the procession of law enforcement vehicles and citizens that accompanies the hearse carrying slain Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez on Monday, Aug. 15. “This is hitting me hard,” Rojo said. “I come from a family of law enforcement. I know what the families are going through.” A public memorial for the fallen officer is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday at the Pan American Center. CONTINUE
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Two men wanted on murder charges in Ohio were arrested Friday in Doña Ana County, one of which is now charged on an open count of murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez. Jesse Hanes, 38, and James Nelson, 36, were said to be traveling in a silver 1991 Lexus that had been pulled over Friday afternoon by Officer Chavez. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives, who are investigating the shooting death, say Hanes allegedly shot ... CONTINUE
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Law enforcement agencies from Albuquerque to Las Cruces will participate in a somber procession late Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, to bring home a fallen hero. The body of Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez was transported to Albuquerque for autopsy on Saturday and will be returned to Las Cruces – his hometown – on Monday afternoon in advance of funeral services scheduled for later this week. Law enforcement agencies, fire departments and ... CONTINUE
Justice Department files lawsuit against NMSU for alleged gender discrimination against assistant track coach
The Justice Department announced Thursday, Aug. 11 that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that New Mexico State University and its Board of Regents discriminated against a female former assistant track coach on the basis of sex by paying her less than similarly-situated men in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Justice Department’s complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of ... CONTINUE
Chile farmers brace for rain By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin The monsoon giveth and the monsoon taketh. Sure, rain can be good for growing crops, but about a month into the green chile harvesting season, the agriculture community is concerned the so-far-mild rainy season will soon make the lives of farmers more difficult. “Knock on wood, things are going good, but (there could be) a big storm coming in,” ... CONTINUE