Beloved Las Cruces icon Johnny Flores was feted on his 90th birthday Sunday, April 15, at Plaza de Las Cruces. Flores, a longtime street musician/guitarist at the Saturday farmers market, brings mariachi music to the Mesilla Valley in all its joyous and rueful forms – corridos, polkas, boleros and cumbias. Several years ago, the community pitched in to repair his crumbling home. Most recently, Flores has been battling cancer. Photos by Steve MacIntyre CONTINUE
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BULLETIN REPORT UPDATED: Three of five suspects arrested in Friday incident The second woman suspected in Friday’s robbery and auto theft on Telshor Boulevard was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Ashley Silva, 24, whose last known address was on the 800 block of 2nd Street, is charged with two counts of conspiracy. Silva joins Quiant Kelley, 23, and 19-year-old Brittnie Aldon-Pitts as suspects arrested in the April 13 incident. Kelley is charged ... CONTINUE
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By Avra Elliott For the Bulletin Photo courtesy Tony VarinBCOM Health Sciences Library Director Erin Palazzolo and Associate Library Director Norice Lee stand in front of the traveling exhibit, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine.” Children and adults will have the ... CONTINUE
A 39-year-old man suspected of ramming his pickup into another vehicle during a road rage incident Wednesday evening has been charged with child abuse. Anthony James Baca, 39, of the 1900 block of Stanton Avenue, is charged with two third-degree felony counts of child abuse and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony.Anthony Baca At about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, a Las Cruces police officer was taking ... CONTINUE
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