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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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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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SW 1 Bulletin photo by Mike Cook Spirit Winds owner Richard Parra works in the store he has now put up for sale. By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin It would be hard to imagine Las Cruces without Spirit Winds Gift Source and Coffee Bar. It’s been a local icon for more than three decades and a fixture on south Locust Street for more than 20 years. “People like coming in here,” said owner-operator Richard Parra, a native ...

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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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