Sitel Security Guard Diana Rojo watches the procession of law enforcement vehicles and citizens that accompanies the hearse carrying slain Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez on Monday, Aug. 15. “This is hitting me hard,” Rojo said. “I come from a family of law enforcement. I know what the families are going through.” A public memorial for the fallen officer is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday at the Pan American Center. CONTINUE
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Lt. Gov. John Sanchez signing HB261 into law. Photo from Sanchez’s Twitter. By BILLY HUNTSMAN Las Cruces Bulletin Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, acting in place of Gov. Susana Martinez, who is traveling to Washington, D.C. for a national governors meeting, on the night of Feb. 23 signed House Bill 261 into law on request by the governor, giving New Mexico courts $1.6 million in emergency ... CONTINUE
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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin There’s a family photo of Las Cruces Fire Chief Travis Brown, age three, sitting with his sister on an old fire truck in Las Cruces Fire Station 1. A couple of years later, when he was in kindergarten at East Picacho Elementary School, Brown told a teacher’s aide he wanted to become either a firefighter or a police officer when he grew up. And, when Brown ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report Las Cruces Police are asking residents to be wary of a possible scam or phishing attempt that’s circulating through social media and is disguised as a missing person post. The post circulating Facebook is of a “missing Las Cruces girl” which includes a picture of a smiling young girl. The photo caption leads readers to believe the girl, identified in the link as “Kitty Collins,” was reported missing ... CONTINUE
Museum offering motor coach tour to Trinity Site BULLETIN REPORT The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, at Trinity Site, in New Mexico on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range. In recognition of the event, Trinity Site is open to the public twice each year in April and again on the first Saturday in October. As part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, the New Mexico ... CONTINUE