The City of Las Cruces Fire Department conducted a “pushing in” ceremony on Monday, March 28 for Engine 7, the City’s newest fire engine. The $425,000 truck is stationed at Fire Station 7, 1050 Crawford Blvd., near the airport. The new fire engine, a Spartan Gladiator Pumper, is capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute and is fully equipped for structural firefighting. Because the firefighters provide service for aircraft ... CONTINUE
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Enduring Warriors Participants in the 27th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March Sunday, March 20, at White Sands Missile Range, start off the event carrying American flags. The duo were among a variety of marchers in support of the veterans’ charity organization Enduring Warrior. More photos are on pages A18 and A19. CONTINUE
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Council tables resolution supporting Indian tribe By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin At its Monday, March 21 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council voted 6-1 to indefinitely table a resolution that would have supported a petition requesting federal recognition of the Piro/ Manso/Tiwa Indian tribe of the Pueblo of San Juan de Guadalupe. Council members, with the exception of Mayor Pro-Tem Greg Smith, who voted against tabling the resolution, said they ... CONTINUE
Bishop Ramirez writes book By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin Bishop Emeritus Ricardo Ramirez said time is precious. But when he retired three years ago after three decades as the first bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, he admits he was afraid retirement could be boring. He has found it to be anything but. “My retirement has been very fruitful and enriching,” he ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report After more than four years at the helm, Steve Chavira is no longer the executive director of the Las Cruces Home Builders Association. Chavira confirmed that on Monday, March 21, the organization’s board of directors decided it was time to part ways. “It was pretty straight forward,” Chavira said. “When you work in the nonprofit world, you’re at the will of the board.” He said he did not want to speak about specific reasons ... CONTINUE