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 report Las Cruces Public Schools will name a new permanent superintendent on Thursday, Nov. 3, interim Superintendent Steven Sanchez said a joint meeting between the LCPS Board of Education and the Las Cruces City Council. The announcement will be at 4 p.m. in the board room of the LCPS administration building, 505 S. Main St., Suite 249, Loretto Towne Centre, Sanchez said. The three finalists for the position are Dr. Gregory Ewing of Marietta, Georgia; Dr. Gregory Rodriguez of Huntsville, Texas; and ... 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
City Councillor Miguel Silva to run for mayor By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Miguel Silva hopes to be the next mayor of Las Cruces. After eight years on the Las Cruces City Council representing District 1, Silva has thrown his hat into the ring in this year’s mayoral election. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. SILVA Current Mayor Ken Miyagishima was first elected in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011, but has not yet revealed whether he will seek a third term. Miyagishima ... 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