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By Courtney Lopez Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Child hunger in New Mexico is a pressing issue and the daunting reality of this is that the faces of hunger aren’t easily identified. According to the United States Census Bureau, in Doña Ana County, more than 25 percent of the population is living in poverty. The poverty threshold for a family of four is an annual income of $24,600. One fourth of our county not only struggles to make ends meet but struggles ...

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Editor’s note: This is the second of an 11-part series detailing Las Cruces Utilities’ 11-week Lush and Lean workshops educating citizens how to maintain a garden while being conscientious of water usage. Bill Lindemann holds up a Chinese (Napa) cabbage moments after he pulled it from the ground in his garden. Courtesy photo.Bill Lindemann holds up a Chinese (Napa) cabbage moments after he pulled it from the ground in his garden. Courtesy photo. By SUZANNE MICHAELS For ...

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Eric Enriquez, Las Cruces fire chief. Photo by Mike Cook.Eric Enriquez, Las Cruces fire chief. Photo by Mike Cook. By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces Fire Chief Eric Enriquez has been accepted into the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire Service Executive Development Institute, where he will join his peers from throughout the United States and Canada in a year-long leadership development program. Enriquez said the institute is “an opportunity for fire chiefs to ...

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Linda Jackson, aka The Chocolate Lady, makes milk, dark and white chocolate strawberries in preparation for Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. For those contemplating such treats for their paramours, Jackson recommends calling in orders ahead of time at 575-526-2744. Her shop is located on the Mesilla Plaza. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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Bulletin Report Las Cruces Mayor Ken MiyagishimaLas Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima will deliver his annual state of the city address at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. The public is invited to attend. The address will be televised live on CLC-TV, Comcast cable channel 20 and streamed live on the Internet at CLCTV.COM

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