Beloved Las Cruces icon Johnny Flores was feted on his 90th birthday Sunday, April 15, at Plaza de Las Cruces. Flores, a longtime street musician/guitarist at the Saturday farmers market, brings mariachi music to the Mesilla Valley in all its joyous and rueful forms – corridos, polkas, boleros and cumbias. Several years ago, the community pitched in to repair his crumbling home. Most recently, Flores has been battling cancer. Photos by Steve MacIntyre CONTINUE
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New Mexico State University Athletics will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, where Director of Athletics Mario Moccia will discuss the search for the NM State new head men’s basketball coach in more detail at that time. Moccia will explain the process and will answer questions as the search has started for the next men’s basketball head coach for the Aggies. CONTINUE
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City approves Amador Hotel renovations By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The Las Cruces City Council, meeting as the Tax Increment Development District Board (TIDD), unanimously approved a preliminary plan to renovate the historic Amador Hotel and surrounding property at the council’s Monday, Feb. 22 work session. Las Cruces builder/developer Max Bower, vice president of GMB Investments, Inc. of El Paso, said “the re-development project encompasses the block in its ... 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
Alamogordo — On Wednesday, August 9, the Sonic Wind No. 1 rocket sled, which has long been an icon of the John P. Stapp Air and Space Park at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, will take yet another ride. This time to Washington D.C. where it is destined to become part of a new exhibit entitled “SPEED” at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM). This famous rocket sled is actually a part of the Smithsonian’s collection ... CONTINUE