May 23, 2017 Dear Editor, This is to inform you that as City Councilor for Las Cruces’ District 3, I, Olga Pedroza, have decided to not seek re-election in November. This was a difficult decision, but was made much easier by knowing the person who will run for the position, Gabe Vasquez. I have been in this position since 2009, in other words, for two terms. During that time, I have concentrated on several ... CONTINUE
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Crafts, the pursuit of excellence and God Many years ago, when I first wrote “Bread for the Wilderness,” a book on baking, my wife said to me, “What you have written in the chapter about the spiritual aspect of bread baking could be easily applied to any craft. It’s more or less universal.” I realized the truth of her statement, and in fact had already thought about the similarity between baking and calligraphy and, ... CONTINUE
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Elephant Butte. Photo by Elva K. Österreich. By ALTA LECOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin Last week Phil King, hydrology consultant to the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, was preparing his report for the February EBID board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8. On his mind was the ever-present specter of continuing drought. But this month something else competed for his attention: the long-awaited special master’s final recommendations on Texas and New Mexico lawsuits over the right to use water ... CONTINUE
New life for a forgotten subdivision Wine a little, you’ll feel better! By SUSIE OUDERKIRK Las Cruces Bulletin Randy McMillan is a man outstanding in his field. Or at least he was the last time I saw him. McMillan, a commercial real estate broker/investor, showed me around one of his new projects, Mesilla Vineyard Estates, which at times had him standing in the middle of a field, pointing one way or another and smiling. ... CONTINUE