Elephant Butte. Photo by Elva K. Österreich. By ALTA LECOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin Last week Phil King, hydrology consultant to the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, was preparing his report for the February EBID board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8. On his mind was the ever-present specter of continuing drought. But this month something else competed for his attention: the long-awaited special master’s final recommendations on Texas and New Mexico lawsuits over the right to use water ... CONTINUE
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The City of Las Cruces law enforcement honor guard fires a three-volley salute during the Patriot Day ceremony. The City of Las Cruces’ Patriot Day Ceremony was held Monday morning, Sept. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park. The event included a flag-raising ceremony (with the flag then lowered to half-staff), the laying of the wreath, a three-volley ... CONTINUE
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Denise Chavez, owner of Casa Camino Real Book Store and Art Gallery, comments on El Paso artist Gabriel S. Gaytan’s “Mother Eagle” Sunday, March 4, during his exhibit “Mexika” at Nopalito’s Galeria, 326 S. Mesquite St. Mexika (Me-Chee-Ca) is the indigenous Aztec name for México. Gaytan’s work will be displayed at the gallery through March. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
Bulletin Report Las Cruces Utilities (LCU), which provides gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste services to the Las Cruces area, is advising that an unknown person, or persons, is calling customers to schedule appointments for home water inspections. Those making the calls are not associated with LCU. “Be aware that Las Cruces Utilities does not call customers to schedule appointments or inspections on customers’ premises, but we do respond to emergency utility calls,” ... CONTINUE
Mesilla to host first pecan festival By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin The Town of Mesilla is hoping 5,000 to 8,000 people will attend its first ever Pecan Festival, which will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7 through 9 in Las Cruces and Mesilla. The event, which is sponsored by the Town of Mesilla and Legacy Pecans, begins on Friday, Oct. 7 at Pecan Grill and Brewery, 500 S. Telshor Blvd., with an evening of ... CONTINUE