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Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo rides again By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin From its humble beginnings as a small livestock show and rodeo held on the New Mexico State University campus to its current status as one of the Land of Enchantment’s premier annual events, the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo has become an institution over its 49 years, bringing together people near and far for five days of fun. This year, ...

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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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By Las Cruces Bulletin In a split vote Tuesday, May 26, the Las Cruces school board passed a budget that includes furloughs, staff reductions and program cuts. School Board President Maria Flores, who broke the tie of yes and no votes on the board, said she only approved the budget to avoid the state coming in and taking over the district finances, which was a possibility if the board didn’t approve a budget. “I don’t want to lose any ...

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Earth builders utilize desert soil to create lasting homes By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin Editor’s note: This article is from the Life is Good in Las Cruces Community Guide, which is now available. The high desert vastness, patched green only by lowcrouched shrubs and spindling cacti, seems as unlikely a place to find the materials to build a home as an ocean. The Earthbuilder’s Guild sees promise, however, in the sun-baked ...

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Bulletin Report The Miss Las Cruces Scholarship Organization has a new director, and is gearing up for its annual pageant to be held at 5 p.m., March 18, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The new local director is Brandi Holcomb, who teaches family and consumer science at Camino Real Middle School. Holcomb was Miss Otero County 2014 and competed in the 2015 Miss New Mexico Pageant, where she was a top-five competitor, said Miss New Mexico Scholarship Organization Executive Director ...

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