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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
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Bulletin Report One state senator on Wednesday is proposing a tax overhaul bill whose provisions, he says, could be the cure-all for the state’s budget crisis. Sen. William Sharer (R-Farmington) would cut out most taxes state and local taxes and replace them with a flat two-percent tax on things people buy. Sharer says studies show such a flat tax would generate enough revenue to pay for all state and local government functions and “it could raise even more revenue than the current tax ... CONTINUE
Great smell for a great cause A volunteer helps grill Hatch green chile Saturday, Aug. 20, at Horse N Hound Feed N Supply at 991 W. Amador Ave. A large crowd showed up to purchase chile during a fundraiser for Mayfield High School’s Future Farmers of America club. A second fundraiser, which benefits the Las Cruces and Centennial High School FFA clubs, is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, ... CONTINUE