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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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
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BULLETIN REPORT Las Cruces police are continuing to investigate Monday evening’s shooting on Athenian Way that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy, according to a press release from the Las Cruces Police Department. Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, police responded to the report of shots fired on Athenian Way, just south of Foothills Road. Officers then received information that a shooting victim had been transported by private vehicle to the nearby Mountainview Regional Medical Center. The victim, identified as ... CONTINUE
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
Program enables some immigrants to earn livings, attend college By BILLY HUNTSMAN Las Cruces Bulletin At a Sept. 29 immigration forum, topics relating to legal immigration into the United States were discussed. Anna Hey, an immigration attorney for Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, which put on the immigration forum with the help of City Councilperson Olga Pedroza, gave a presentation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which was ... CONTINUE