By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin By a unanimous vote, the Las Cruces City Council approved the hiring of Stuart Ed as the new Las Cruces city manager. The vote came during a council meeting on Monday afternoon, Oct. 3. Ed was president/CEO of Goodwill Industries of El Paso until July of this year, according to the City of Las Cruces. Since leaving that position, he has served as a consultant to the El Paso ... CONTINUE
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LCPD Photo Las Cruces Police are investigating the death of a 61-year-old man whose body was found in a city refuse truck the morning of Thursday, July 9. Police were called to an area behind the Lowe’s supermarket, at 1404 Missouri Ave., shortly after 10:30 a.m. There, officers located the man’s body in the garbage truck hopper where solid waste is held for transport to a transfer station. The man appeared ... CONTINUE
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Doña Ana County’s annual spring blood drive will be held Friday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the main rotunda of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. Several appointments have been scheduled at 20-minute intervals, but walk-ins also will be welcome. The spring blood drive is one of three coordinated each year at the Doña Ana County Government Center. Each drive historically results in the donation of about 30 pints ... CONTINUE
New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela – a graduate of Las Cruces High School – has been named CEO of the Borderplex Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes business growth and expansion along the border. Effective Oct. 1, Barbara Brazil, deputy cabinet secretary, will serve as acting cabinet secretary. “Jon has been critical in helping us diversify our economy, and now, in his new position, he will be able to continue building ... CONTINUE
Dillard’s gets makeover Party marks completion of Phase 1 renovations By ALTA LeCOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin On Aug. 19, Dillard’s threw a party to celebrate the first in a series of remodeling projects and the introduction of new products that appeal to millenials. “We’re always looking for a reason to celebrate,” said Las Cruces store manager John Bittrick. He promises another celebration in September when the store completes Phase 2, introducing new jewelry and ... CONTINUE