By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Today is Flag Day. It celebrates the date in 1777 (241 years ago) when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. “What an appropriate day to ask such a question (What does the American flag mean to you?) – the 74th anniversary of D-Day (June 6),” said Las Cruces Police Chief Patrick Gallagher. “A day that says everything you need ... CONTINUE
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Complaints against police continue to decline By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin From July 1 to Dec. 31, 2015, a total of 42 allegations of misconduct were filed 8 against officers of the Las Cruces Police Department, and fewer than 20 of those were sustained upon investigation. That information came from Kym Craven of Public Safety Strategies Group (PSSG) of West Townsend, Massachusetts, the company hired in August 2014 to review the LCPD Professional Standards ... CONTINUE
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Jose Rivera, Yvonne Barela and Connie Estrada enjoy a Saturday evening July 22 during the Tequila, Tacos & Cerveza Fest at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The traveling festival highlights Mexican beers, exotic tequilas and street tacos, all folded into contests and live music. For more, see SW Living, page 58. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
The All-City High Schools Senior Show 2018 opens in the Museum of Art Friday, April 20, and continues through Saturday, April 28. The exhibition will feature works in a variety of media. An artists’ reception with student-performed music, culinary competition and awards presentation will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 20. Participating artists are graduating seniors from Las Cruces area high schools – Las Cruces High, Mayfield, Onate, Centennial, and Alma d’Arte. The museum, 491 N. Main St., is open 10 ... CONTINUE
The body of a 28-year-old Las Cruces man missing since April 17 was located and positively identified as that of Jesse Robert Garcia. Garcia’s body was located May 31 in an undeveloped desert area east of Las Cruces. The body, unidentifiable at the time, was located by a hiker who reported the finding to law enforcement. The remains were sent to the medical investigator’s office for positive identification which was made ... CONTINUE