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Las Cruces Comic Con strikes back By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin Last year, Troy Stegman, owner of Zia Comics, had a dream: To put on Las Cruces’ first ever full-fledged comic and pop culture convention. And he succeeded; nearly 7,000 superfans came from all over to stroll through the exhibition halls of the Las Cruces Convention Center, browsing the best in gaming, anime, fantasy, sci-fi, collectibles, pop culture, toys and, of ...

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Mesilla Jazz Happening celebrates 15 years on the plaza By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin On the first weekend of each October since 2000, the Mesilla plaza has hosted a weekend of live jazz music, and six years ago, the annual program transferred to fall under the auspices of the Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society (MVJBS), “designed to spread the art form to the wide public that often doesn’t have a lot of exposure ...

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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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Las Cruces Bulletin For seven years, the Artists of Picacho Hills — an artists’ association formed by a group of friends in 2008 which includes painters, sculptors, photographers, woodworkers, potters, jewelers, textile and multimedia artists and more — has been hosting its annual Art in the Garden tour, during which member artists display their finest wares in the beautiful gardens throughout the exclusive neighborhood located just west of Las Cruces. In its first ...

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lcb20160212 By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., is a total of 25 acres and utterly distinct in the Las Cruces landscape because of its huge chief sculpture. It’s also home to the Las Cruces Vaqueros baseball team. The eight-acre ball park that covers nearly onethird of total park space was acquired by the city in 1953, said city Parks and ...

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