The 5th annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival runs Friday and Saturday nights this week. Live music will be nearly continuous on two stages Downtown. The South, second-stage, lineup “features some artists that are new to the festival this year the north main stage will present three headliners each night. For more about the schedule and the performers, visit www.lascrucescountrymusic.com. Here are some traffic guidelines. Thursday, April 27 7 a.m.— City ... CONTINUE
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East Mesa Lane closures The following streets will have intermittent lane closures Thursday, April 26 through Friday, April 28 for roadway maintenance. • Calle Pastura from Mesa Grande Drive to Stewards Drive. • Mesa Grande Drive from Bataan Memorial East to Mesa Central Drive. • Cortez Drive from Porter Drive to Redland Drive. • Elks Drive South Bound from Chinook to Reina Drive. • Elks Drive North Bound from Reina Drive to 150’ North. • Independence Loop from Valley View Avenue to Valley View Avenue. • Edgewood Avenue from Elks Drive to Seneca Drive. Speeding ... CONTINUE
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East Mesa-Area Lane Closures The following streets will have intermittent lane closures Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, for roadway maintenance: • Arena Drive from Las Colinas Drive to Las Colinas Drive. • Gem Street from Arena Drive to Galina Drive. • Gem Court from Gem Street to the East End. Speeding fines will be doubled in the area and motorists are advised to obey the posted signs in the construction zone. The closures will not affect RoadRUNNER Transit. For more information, call 575/528-3098. The TTY ... CONTINUE
Las Cruces Police have arrested the man suspected in Saturday morning’s shooting death of 21-year-old Benjamin Montoya. Joel Arciniega-Saenz, 21, of 2205 W. Picacho Ave., is charged with an open count of murder. At about 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22, police were dispatched to the report of a shooting at 2205 W. Picacho Ave. Officers arrived to find Montoya suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his chest. Montoya was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after ... CONTINUE
Water Festival at Young Park Madison, Emma, Josiah and Isaiah (left to right) learn about ditches and canals, and their safety, at the sixth annual Water Festival in Young Park April 13. More than 1,000 students attended the event, learning from experts about such topics as windmills and how they pull water from the ground, erosion and soil stabilization, aquifers, and water resources. BULLETIN PHOTO BY TABITHA ROSSMAN CONTINUE