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Bulletin Report On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the state House of Representatives passed House Joint Memorial 4 to establish an Infrastructure Funding Interim Committee (IFIC) in a 35-33 vote. HJM 4, sponsored by Rep. Daymon Ely (D-Corrales), creates an interim committee to study the state’s public infrastructure funding systems and to propose measures for reform. “We need to get New Mexicans back to work,” said Ely. “We have too much money sitting idle while it could be spent on improving our roads, bridges and ...

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Bulletin Report The Bureau of Land Management is planning a prescribed burn at the Dripping Springs Natural Area near Las Cruces on March 6, according to a press release from the organization. Weather permitting, the burn will be conducted in the morning. Smoke will be highly visible to the City of Las Cruces and the surrounding communities. The Dripping Springs Trail, which begins at the visitor center and heads up to the historic Van Patten Mountain Camp and meets a portion of Crawford ...

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The shelter-in-place at the White Sands School has been lifted. Law enforcement have completed their investigation of a suspicion item and nothing was found. No one was at risk and the school has resumed normal operations. For further information contact the Las Cruces Public Schools at 575-674-1241 or visit the website at lcps.k12.nm.us for updates.

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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 ...

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Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jamar Cotton handcuffs newlyweds Paul Maxwell and Janis Paul to symbolize their commitment in a lighthearted nod to Valentine’s Day. Third Judicial District Judge Mary Rosner presided over 20 marriages in the rotunda of the Doña Ana County Government Center Feb. 14, during which Cotton and his wife, Barbara, also renewed their vows. “We appreciate Judge Rosner coming here to do this great event for us,” said Doña Ana County Manager ...

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