Bulletin Report On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the House of Representatives approved a Senate-amended proposal to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch. House Bill 261, as amended by the Senate, makes supplemental appropriations for the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). It will provide $80,000 to the Supreme Court to help meet a projected $82,600 shortfall in its current year budget, and it gives $1.6 million to the AOC to pay for jury and witness ... CONTINUE
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Las Cruces High School sophomores (from left) Osaze Williams, David Alcala, Andruw Fierro and Mahlon Everhart wait for their classes to begin Monday morning inside the LCHS walkway on the first day of school after the winter break. See Page 10 for another photo and story on the upcoming school bond election. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
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BULLETIN REPORT City of Las Cruces officials are warning residents to be wary of fraudulent telephone calls and text messages claiming to be from City government. At least two residents have received fake calls, which appeared on their caller ID devices, while others have reportedly been sent text messages. When the calls were answered, the residents were told of outstanding credit card debt of a family member, and they were directed to send money. The bogus text messages referred people to false ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has scheduled multiple sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols during the month of May. These activities are part of an ongoing effort to reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths. Checkpoints and patrols will be conducted May 1 through May 31 at various undisclosed locations throughout Doña Ana County. Checkpoints are usually set up between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. Deputies will be looking for all types ... CONTINUE
‘Belles: The Reunion’ to host playwright on opening night By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Long-time Las Cruces director (and actor) Gail Wheeler has assembled an all-star cast for her play “Belles: The Reunion,” which opens Friday, Sept. 30 at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. downtown, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 16. Playwright Mark Dunn, who lives in Santa Fe, will attend the production’s opening night on Sept. 30. He ... CONTINUE