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Michael Amaral, El Paso VA director, speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 10. Photo by Billy Huntsman.Michael Amaral, El Paso VA director, speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 10. Photo by Billy Huntsman. Bulletin Report A new 12,000-square-foot Veterans Affairs medical center will be built by September and operational by December 2017, said Michael Amaral, retired colonel and director of the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System. The new Las Cruces facility will be located ...

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Want to vote? Register by Oct. 6 Bulletin report Would you like to have a say in who serves as mayor of Las Cruces for the next four years? Maybe a city council seat is up for grabs in your district or you’d like to cast a vote for the next presiding judge in the city’s municipal court. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, but early voting actually begins Wednesday, Oct. 6. If ...

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Quiet has returned to pecan groves like this one west of Las Cruces following a harvest season that ended in late January. Photo by Alta LeCompte.Quiet has returned to pecan groves like this one west of Las Cruces following a harvest season that ended in late January. Photo by Alta LeCompte. By ALTA LECOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin When choosing an entrée, meat eaters are likely to gravitate to beef (it’s what’s for dinner) or pork (the ...

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Bulletin report El Paso Electric reports it is currently monitoring energy consumption during the high temperatures and sustained triple-digit temperature days. Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric CEO, said the utility company has not plans to interrupt service. But be prepared in case the situation changes. “In the event we were to lose a generating unit or transmission line during system peak, we may need to conduct managed outages in order to maintain the stability of our local electric grid,” Kipp said in ...

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Grape-stomping fun While barefoot and stomping on grapes, El Pasoan Marisol Lara braces herself as she laughs at the grape-stomping competition during the 2015 Harvest Wine Festival, held Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, Sept. 6-7, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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