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NMSU cuts budget by $12.1 million By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico State University Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and the school’s board of regents could see the proverbial handwriting on the wall: diminished enrollment and state budget cutbacks meant NMSU would have to tighten its belt. The university unveiled its plan to cut $12.1 million from the fiscal year 2017 budget Wednesday, July 13. Among some actions taken, NMSU will:  Completely cut the equestrian program  Close the employee health center  Eliminate the engineering surveying program  Cut three faculty ...

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Bulletin report Las Cruces Public Schools is initiating precautionary measures to prepare for extreme heat this week. Weather reports have predicted that temperatures could rise to as high as 106-degrees, and temperatures could be even higher for students who ride a school bus to attend a variety of summer programs. Interim Superintendent Steven Sanchez announced on Sunday, July 10, that students who are attending summer classes, Mondays through Thursdays, should bring a filled water bottle to school to keep hydrated throughout ...

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Wrapping up a better future City eyes ‘more renewable energy’ By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin If all goes according to plan, City of Las Cruces Sustainability Officer Lisa LaRocque believes the person who holds her position about 50 years from now could be out of a job. LaRocque said the city is making the shift to “more renewable energy” with a goal of being 80-percent self-sufficient by 2050 and at net zero energy usage by ...

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City acts to buy Jornada Water for $16 million By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The City of Las Cruces hopes to buy Jornada Water Company for more than $16 million. At its Tuesday, July 5 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning the company’s water utility assets. Assistant City Attorney Marcie Driggers told the council that adopting the city resolution is the first step ...

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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The City of Las Cruces hopes to buy Jornada Water Company for more than $16 million. At its Tuesday, July 5 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning the company’s water utility assets. Assistant City Attorney Marcie Driggers told the council that adopting the city resolution is the first step in the condemnation process. The next step, she said, is getting approval of the condemnation in state district court. Then, the city will ...

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