Tuesday morning, April 11, the home page of the University of New Mexico athletics department had a giant graphic announcing: “Join us in welcoming Paul Weir, head coach, New Mexico men’s basketball.” Someone even found a photo of Weir wearing a Lobo red tie to accompany the graphic. UNM hired Weir after he had just finished a successful first season as head coach at New Mexico State University, leading the Aggies to the Western ... CONTINUE
Astronomy conference coming to Las Cruces Las Cruces Bulletin ALCON – the annual conference for the Astronomical League – will come to Las Cruces in early July, a first for an area with good dark skies and a rich astronomical history. That’s why Ron Kramer said he urged conference organizers to meet here after attending past conferences in large cities. ALCON has been held in more isolated locations in the past, but never in ... CONTINUE
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ABOVE: Members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and Parish take part in the Tortugas Fiesta looking toward the sunset on top of Tortugas Mountain Monday night. RIGHT: Las Cruces resident Ray Briones lights a candle at the shrine on top of Tortugas Mountain. The lighting of the candle signifies sacrifice and also peace for the coming year. BULLETIN PHOTOS BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
Bulletin report After numerous workouts and discussions with his family, New Mexico State sophomore Pascal Siakam has decided to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2016 NBA Draft. “I think all of us are going to become cheerleaders on June 23rd for Pascal,” head coach Paul Weir said. “We are so thankful for everything he did here and are looking forward to following his career,” Siakam, a 6-9 forward, led the nation with 27 ... CONTINUE
Tree stewards enhance urban forest By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is beginning a new cycle of its Tree Stewards Program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15. The program, which is in its fourth cycle, was started in June of 2012. “Its purpose was to recruit and train volunteers from the community who really understand how critical trees are to the community, and ... CONTINUE