The City of Las Cruces law enforcement honor guard fires a three-volley salute during the Patriot Day ceremony. The City of Las Cruces’ Patriot Day Ceremony was held Monday morning, Sept. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park. The event included a flag-raising ceremony (with the flag then lowered to half-staff), the laying of the wreath, a three-volley ... CONTINUE
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Bulletin Report The Democratic Party of New Mexico has withdrawn its funds and closed its accounts at Wells Fargo bank due to that institution’s funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline, DPNM said in a press release. “In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and tribes throughout New Mexico, (we have) made the decision to divest from Wells Fargo, one of the many financial institutions supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline,” the release says. DPNM is chaired by Debra Haaland, the first Native American state party chair in ... CONTINUE
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County parties primed to fight Groups begin push for candidates By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “All politics is local,” former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, and officials of both the Doña Ana County Republican and Democratic parties know it. Republican Donald Trump and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders may be getting most of the headlines, but once the New Mexico June 7 primary election is over, it will be ... 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
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin By a unanimous vote, the Las Cruces City Council approved the hiring of Stuart Ed as the new Las Cruces city manager. The vote came during a council meeting on Monday afternoon, Oct. 3. Ed was president/CEO of Goodwill Industries of El Paso until July of this year, according to the City of Las Cruces. Since leaving that position, he has served as a consultant to the El Paso ... CONTINUE