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Mesilla Christmas tree lighting Town of Mesilla Mayor Nora Barraza lit the Mesilla Christmas tree on the historic plaza shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, officially bringing the holiday season to one of the most popular tourism and shopping destinations in southern New Mexico. The Zia Middle School Chamber Choir performed during the ceremony. In her speech before lighting the tree, Barraza said, “In the season of hope, let’s help those who need it ...

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New Mexico study: Working individuals make up largest group who benefit from Medicaid expansion Study says 56 percent are working adults in key economic sectors Washington, D.C. — More than 90,000 New Mexicans benefiting from the state’s decision to accept Medicaid expansion work in industries that are the foundation of the state’s economy, with jobs ranging from sales and food service to construction and health care, according to estimates in a study released in September by ...

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NMSU Curry County Extension Office, food bank launch Produce to People program By Kristie Garcia For the Las Cruces Bulletin When Barbara Rodriguez arrives at the free Produce to People farmers market at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis, she looks forward to the fresh food and knows her grandchildren will eat healthy. “I come to the farmers market every time it happens, because it’s good for the community and ...

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Mesilla Valley home to numerous Christmas, holiday concerts Bulletin Staff Report As the holidays head into full-swing, the Mesilla Valley comes alive with seasonal, holiday and Christmas concerts and musical performances galore. The season begins this evening – Friday, Dec. 4 – with two holiday-themed musical performances: the New Mexico State University Choirs’ “Holiday Spectacular” at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Santa Fe Opera’s Holiday Show at the Rio Grande Theatre, ...

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City redevelopment moves west By Mike Cook For the Bulletin Much of Las Cruces’ recent development has been on its eastern and western edges, forming a kind of doughnut that has left parts of its core suffering from urban flight and blight. The city began to reverse that trend more than a decade ago with a revitalization of downtown. Now, with a blueprint in hand and plans underway for a multi-million dollar ...

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