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By Justin Bannister For the Bulletin New Mexico State University, along with the New Mexico State Athletics Department, announced today that the equestrian team will be allowed to compete in the 2016-2017 season. This will, however, be the final season for the team to be funded by the university. “Our students are incredibly important to us,” said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. “As the university continues to be under enormous pressure to cut our budget by $12.1 million, we have spoken with our stakeholders ...

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Bulletin report El Paso Electric reports it is currently monitoring energy consumption during the high temperatures and sustained triple-digit temperature days. Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric CEO, said the utility company has not plans to interrupt service. But be prepared in case the situation changes. “In the event we were to lose a generating unit or transmission line during system peak, we may need to conduct managed outages in order to maintain the stability of our local electric grid,” Kipp said in ...

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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: ...

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Minimum wage increase draws support By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin A substantial majority of members of the public speaking at a Monday, July 11, Las Cruces City Council work session said local increases in the minimum wage have benefitted them and the community. “The increase in the minimum wage does not appear to have a negative impact on the Las Cruces economy,” said city Economic Development Administrator Mayra De La Canal. ...

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Historic haven From right, Pastor Rickey Taylor watches as Jovonne Gooden and Marcia Boyer unveil a plaque commemorating the chapel as listed on the National Register of Historic Places in front of Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Cruces on Saturday, July 9. Gooden and Boyer are the great-granddaughters of the church’s founder Clarence Fielder. Also pictured, from left, are Mary Jane Garcia, former New Mexico senator, and Elodia Garcia. The original Adobe chapel build in 1911 ...

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