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Las Cruces Bulletin For residents of and visitors to the Southwest alike, White Sands National Monument is a must-see, its miles and miles of rolling, white hills almost otherworldly. At no time is this truer than during a full moon, when the park’s nearly 300 miles of gypsum sand – the largest of its kind in the world – are bathed in eerily beautiful lunar light. To complement this natural wonder, White Sands National Monument is hostin a summer ...

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Insects could affect crop production For the Las Cruces Bulletin Entomologists at New Mexico State University are warning growers of the possibility of finding new invasive insect pests in New Mexico affecting numerous crops including alfalfa hay, sorghum and a number of vegetables and fruits. “It’s a continual struggle,” said Jane Pierce, NMSU Extension entomologist. “We try to intercept them before they get into the U.S., then before they get into New Mexico, but insects are often ...

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Soules aims to change liquor laws By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Even though he knows the prospects are not good in a short session with the agenda controlled by a governor of the other party, State. Sen. Bill Soules, a Las Cruces Democrat, said he still hopes to introduce a bill in the New Mexico Legislature later this month that could substantially change the state’s liquor laws. ...

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Reduce risks of home fires While the number of home fires occurring in the U.S. each year has fallen by more than 50 percent since 1977, the ratio of people who die in home fires has remained virtually unchanged, based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In 1977, deaths occurred in .8 percent of home fires, and in 2013, that rate was .7 percent. One possible explanation for this discrepancy: home fires now burn hotter ...

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Animated image of the proposed emergency department building. Courtesy photo.Animated image of the proposed emergency department building. Courtesy photo. Bulletin Report MountainView Regional Medical Center is breaking ground on New Mexico’s first freestanding emergency department. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at 2811 N. Main Street. “Demand for emergency services in Las Cruces continues to increase, and MountainView Emergency Center at Main will provide an additional access ...

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