Bulletin photo by Mike Cook Allison Smith, left, files as a candidate for the Las Cruces Public Schools school board election, which is scheduled for Feb. 7. Smith seeks the District 2 seat. She drew the top ballot position and is shown here with Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins and county Elections Staff Coordinator Janice Giron. By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, Ray Jaramillo became Las Cruces ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report Las Crucen Robbie Tafoya wanted to make sure incumbent Doña Ana County Commissioner in District 4 Wayne Hancock had competition in June’s Democrat primary. Soon after he filed in March to seek the seat, though, Tafoya said he discovered he was pleased with the other Democrat candidates who were also in the race, so he withdrew his name. “I just wanted to make sure he had some competition,” Tafoya said. David Bonnor and Isabela Solis are also seeking the Democratic nomination. Early voting ... CONTINUE
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Renaissance ArtsFaire returns for 44th anniversary By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin Hear ye, hear ye! The Doña Ana Arts Council’s annual Renaissance ArtsFaire returns for its 44th year, welcoming lords and ladies of all ages to Young Park for two days of post-medieval mirth and merriment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Since its humble beginnings in 1971 as the Holy Cross ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report Gov. Susana Martinez announced her Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Her office reports the budget will close the current budget deficit caused by the oil and gas crash without raising taxes. At the same time, she reports the proposal protects classroom spending, economic development initiatives, and public safety. “This is a responsible budget that reduces the size of government while at the same time protects the progress we’ve made in diversifying our economy, reforming our education ... CONTINUE
Bulletin photo by Christopher Belarde Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyasighima hugs his wife, Rosie, as he celebrates his victory to retain his seat Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Los Compas restaurant on Compress Drive were he gathered with supporters. Bulletin report There were a couple of really close races in the Las Cruces municipal election Tuesday, Nov. 3. What wasn’t close, though, was the mayor’s race where Mayor Ken Miyagishima won a third term ... CONTINUE