BULLETIN REPORT Students who want to transfer to a school outside of their home attendance zone beginning in the fall of 2017 face several changes to the transfer process, according to a Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) press release. LCPS officials said transfer applications are being accepted through March 1. However, unlike in previous years, transfers will not be determined on a first-come-first-served basis. “There’s a clear outline in state law as to which students get a higher preference when wanting to transfer,” ... CONTINUE
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MVEDA promotes value to small business By ALTA LeCOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin Although the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) keeps score by indicators such as the money invested and jobs created by companies it attracts to Doña Ana County, there are other statistics President and CEO Davin Lopez wants locals to appreciate. Hitting the highlights of MVEDA’s annual report for FY2016, ending June 30, 2016, Lopez told attendees at the MVEDA Business in the ... CONTINUE
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3rd LC Comic Con looks to top previous years By BILLY HUNTSMAN Las Cruces Bulletin The third annual Las Cruces Comic Con will take place Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-11, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, and there are still plenty of tickets left. Zia Comics put on the inaugural con in 2013. More than 5,000 people turned out. The next year, 7,000 people attended. “I’m hoping we can hit 10,000 this year,” said Zia ... CONTINUE
City council hires new city manager BULLETIN REPORT By a unanimous vote on Monday, Oct. 3, the Las Cruces City Council approved the hiring of Stuart Ed as the new Las Cruces city manager. Ed (rhymes with “deed”) was president/ CEO of Goodwill Industries of El Paso until July of this year, according to the City of Las Cruces. Since leaving that position, he has served as a consultant to the El Paso Independent School ... CONTINUE
Veteran discovers the true power of a children’s book BY SUSIE OUDERKIRK Las Cruces Bulletin Stephen Evans, a U.S. Navy veteran whose active duty tour included 22 countries, realized the true power of a book this summer. Evans is the first and only American to have been to the island of Olhuvelifushi (Ol-hu-vel-ee-fu-shee) lo cated in the Maldives, population 663. During this time, he also became the author of a new children’s book, ... CONTINUE