Bulletin Report McGuffey Street at Windridge Circle (south) will be closed to through traffic Feb. 13 and 14. The current construction zone on McGuffey from Windridge Circle (north) to Sirena Lane will be open to through traffic. Timberland Construction Inc. will be installing sewer service across McGuffey as part of the Salopek/Sunrise Subdivision Phase II Sewer Improvements Project. The road closure will not affect Roadrunner Transit routes. Motorists wanting to avoid possible delays should seek an alternate route. Access to residences ... CONTINUE
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By Richard Coltharp and Mike Cook The Doña Ana County Commission has named Assistant County Manager for Operations Chuck McMahon as interim county manager following the termination of Julia Brown. Brown’s contract was terminated on April 25 by a vote of 4-1, with Chairman Isabella Solis, Vice Chair John L. Vasquez, Ramon S. Gonzalez and Ben Rawson in favor, and Billy Garrett against. Brown had been county manager since Dec. 1, 2013. Solis, Vasquez and Gonzalez were first elected to the commission in November ... CONTINUE
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ABOVE: Members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and Parish take part in the Tortugas Fiesta looking toward the sunset on top of Tortugas Mountain Monday night. RIGHT: Las Cruces resident Ray Briones lights a candle at the shrine on top of Tortugas Mountain. The lighting of the candle signifies sacrifice and also peace for the coming year. BULLETIN PHOTOS BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
Bulletin Report On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the House of Representatives approved a Senate-amended proposal to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch. House Bill 261, as amended by the Senate, makes supplemental appropriations for the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). It will provide $80,000 to the Supreme Court to help meet a projected $82,600 shortfall in its current year budget, and it gives $1.6 million to the AOC to pay for jury and witness ... CONTINUE
And we’re off … A sign greets voters at the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd., Tuesday, Oct. 11, the first day of early voting for the 2016 general election. A ballot (inset) awaits a voter to fill in the ovals. The government center is the only place for early voting until Oct. 22 when the availability will expand to seven locations. Turn to pages 8-17 to read about some of the races ... CONTINUE