The Big Event is really … a big event! The second annual celebration of southern New Mexico food and traditions benefits local cancer patients and their families. The four-day Big Event – also known as La Gran Fiesta – will be Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 21-24 in various locations around Las Cruces. Most events will be on the Plaza de Las Cruces downtown. The itinerary (see sidebar) includes a golf tournament, parade, the ... CONTINUE
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Mayor pro tem wants dialogue Smith urges conversation on how to stop mass killings By Mike Cook The Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces Mayor Pro Tem Greg Smith, who represents district two on the city council, read the following statement at the end of the Monday, June 20, regular council meeting about his desire to see a conversation begin in Las Cruces on how to prevent gun violence. “Regarding the horrendous shooting in Orlando ... CONTINUE
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‘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
Bulletin report The New Mexico State University football team was selected to finish in ninth place out of 11 teams in the Sun Belt Conference in the league’s coaches’ poll, which is voted on by the head coaches at each football member of the conference. Appalachian State was voted No. 1. The Aggies finished the 2015 season 3-9 overall and 3-5 in the SBC. After being chosen to finish in last place ... CONTINUE