Bulletin Report Art Obscura, 3206 Harrelson St., hosted an art show on Feb. 7. The featured art depicted responses to perceived “threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, LGBTQ+ rights and immigrant rights.” The proceeds, more than $2,000, said a speaker for Art Obscura, from the art show benefited La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services. The show was completely organized by Art Obscura and La Piñon played no part in the fundraiser, a La Piñon spokesperson said. CONTINUE
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SalsaFest heats up Downtown BULLETIN REPORT SalsaFest 2016 will be held Friday to Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in downtown Las Cruces. The eighth annual event is sponsored by Las Cruces Downtown Partnership and will include live music, dancing and a salsa-making competition that will earn $1,000 for the winner. The festival kicks off Friday evening on the new downtown plaza with a “Salsas From Around the World” five-course sitdown ... CONTINUE
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Back by Noon Hike explores medicinal flora of Dripping Springs Join the Southwest Environmental Center for an adventure into the world of medicinal plants with herbalist Deborah Brandt, owner of From the Ground Up at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct.1 at Dripping Springs Natural Area, 15000 Dripping Springs Road. Brandt will describe the diverse healing properties of the area’s desert flora on an amble up the trail into a lush canyon in the Organ Mountains- Desert ... CONTINUE
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
Bear in the Air Smokey Bear gets in a few hops across the dunes despite some wind challenges Sunday, Sept. 18, at the White Sands National Monument. More than 2,000 people showed up to see a variety of different balloonists take to the air in the 25th annual White Sands International Balloon Invitational. In addition to New Mexico, there were pilots and balloons from Arizona, Texas, Florida and Missouri. BULLETIN PHOTO BY ELVA K. ÖSTERREICH ... CONTINUE