By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “I am pleased to report today that the state of our city is strong,” Mayor Ken Miyagishima said Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, as he delivered his annual state of the city address at city hall. “The past year has again brought exceptional progress,” said Miyagishima, who was elected to his third four-year term as mayor last November. He cited the downtown civic plaza and the ... CONTINUE
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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin There’s a family photo of Las Cruces Fire Chief Travis Brown, age three, sitting with his sister on an old fire truck in Las Cruces Fire Station 1. A couple of years later, when he was in kindergarten at East Picacho Elementary School, Brown told a teacher’s aide he wanted to become either a firefighter or a police officer when he grew up. And, when Brown ... CONTINUE
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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin By a 4-1 vote, the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education decided not to extend the contract of LCPS Superintendent Stan Rounds. At the board’s meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, members Maury Castro, Ed Frank, Chuck Davis and President Maria Flores voted not to cancel Rounds’ current contract, which would have paved the way to give him a new contract with an additional year. Board member Barbara ... CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., is a total of 25 acres and utterly distinct in the Las Cruces landscape because of its huge chief sculpture. It’s also home to the Las Cruces Vaqueros baseball team. The eight-acre ball park that covers nearly onethird of total park space was acquired by the city in 1953, said city Parks and ... CONTINUE
By a margin of more than three to one, voters approved the renewal of a two-mill levy that will generate $6.2 million a year for the next six years for Las Cruces Public Schools including repairs, renovations and maintenance; along with the purchase of musical instruments, band and choir uniforms; school equipment; safety improvements at all school campuses, including alarms, cameras and security fencing; and technology. It will provide capital improvements at LCPS schools and at La Academia Dolores Huerta ... CONTINUE