Adjusting a rocket payload, students prepare for judges’ questions during the first stage of the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC), now part of the Spaceport America Cup. Visit www.spaceportamericacup.com for information about the event and how to be there ($10 for one day, $20 for two or more). Bulletin Photos by Elva K. Österreich One hundred fourteen teams with 90 rockets crowd into the Las ... CONTINUE
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Bulletin Report Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement, along with Planning and Vector Control personnel, will be going door-to-door in neighborhoods on and near Holman Road on Thursday, Feb. 16, to offer education on weed control, pest control, animal ordinances and other potential violations. The Animal Control and Environmental Survey (ACES) project aims to educate residents on how to come into compliance with county ordinances and beautify the area where they live. In recent years, several ACES projects have been ... CONTINUE
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A full-sized replica of Virgin Galactic Spaceship II landed at Las Cruces City Hall April 4 to herald the first Space Fest, a planned annual tribute to the region’s economic and cultural ties to the space industry. The festival concludes Saturday evening, with most events in the Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces area, but Spaceship II is expected to be parked at city hall for up to six months. The entrance to the west and northwest parking ... CONTINUE
By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin When Si Italian Bistro closed its doors Oct. 31, it was not the end for Sweet Indulgence Bakery. Marybeth Higgins and her daughter, Meagan Higgins, are reopening Indulgence Bakery & Café later this month at 2265 S. Main St. in the Monte Vista Plaza, in the building where L & L Steakhouse, Smoky Dick’s and, later, Sheba Grill were located. “We really love serving the community and that’s why we went forward with this,” Meagan said. Indulgence will ... CONTINUE
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