By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces has 18 baseball and softball fields and 28 soccer fields covering more than 100 acres. That’s a lot of turf for City Parks and Recreation Department Parks District Manager Rudy Trevino and his staff to prepare for the sporting season that begins this spring. When kids take the field to play, “That’s why we do what we do,” Trevino said. The players, their families and spectators don’t realize that it takes a crew of 12 full-time ... CONTINUE
Council tables resolution supporting Indian tribe By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin At its Monday, March 21 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council voted 6-1 to indefinitely table a resolution that would have supported a petition requesting federal recognition of the Piro/ Manso/Tiwa Indian tribe of the Pueblo of San Juan de Guadalupe. Council members, with the exception of Mayor Pro-Tem Greg Smith, who voted against tabling the resolution, said they ... CONTINUE
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The Las Cruces Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies are hosting a prescription drug take-back event Saturday at eight locations in Las Cruces and one in Mesilla. The prescription drug take-back will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at these locations: • Walmart Neighborhood Market at 150 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. • Walmart Supercenter at 3331 Rinconada ... CONTINUE
Council endorses Amador blueprint By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The plan to revitalize a portion of west Amador Avenue now has the endorsement of the Las Cruces City Council. After lengthy discussion by members and the public, the Council unanimously approved a resolution endorsing the vision and goals of the Amador Proximo blueprint. David Weir, director of the city’s Community Development Department, said the plan ... CONTINUE
A glass act Bulletin report A stroll through home decorating stores this spring is a testament to the popularity of stained glass, a centuries-old art form. According to Jennifer Kopf, blogger and publisher of Town and County Living online magazine, “The art of stained glass is rising in popularity and it’s not hard to see why. Beautiful colored glass is held together by lead to create amazing pieces of art for the home… The ... CONTINUE