By Las Cruces Bulletin Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of profiles telling the stories of stroke survivors throughout May, which is National Stroke Awareness Month. “I was conducting a seminar at my Lodge and – the light just turned out,” Sidney Goddard said. “By that I don’t mean I fell down or anything, I just don’t remember what happened.” Goddard experienced a severe hemorrhagic stroke in December of 2013. He does not remember most ... 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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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “I am pleased to report today that the state of our city is strong,” Mayor Ken Miyagishima said Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, as he delivered his annual state of the city address at city hall. “The past year has again brought exceptional progress,” said Miyagishima, who was elected to his third four-year term as mayor last November. He cited the downtown civic plaza and the ... CONTINUE
Knights sophomore snares city’s first 3,200 state title By For the Las Cruces Bulletin After more than 50 years of New Mexico high school competition in the 3,200-meter race, Las Cruces finally has a champion in the event. Oñate High School sophomore Thomas Salas snared the individual 3,200-meter title at the 2015 NMAA State Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque earlier this month. “Thomas is very hard working,” Oñate track coach David Nuñez said. “He is totally committed to ... CONTINUE
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 ... CONTINUE