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Bulletin Report A discussion of Across America on an Emigrant Train, written by Jim Murphy, will be held at the Rail Readers Book Club on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. In 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson needed to travel from Scotland to California.  As a young author, he had limited funds and thus chose to travel on emigrant trains. This account of his travel describes the adversities and deprivations he and his fellow travelers experienced as they endured the searing summer heat ...

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Tempting temptations There’s lots to do in the Valley this fall “It was the third of September …” That’s the opening line to the Temptations’ classic “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” In Las Cruces on the third of September, was also a day to always remember. You could have attended the Franciscan Arts Festival at Holy Cross Retreat. You could have attended one of our two dueling wine festivals. Or you could have ...

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Public domain photo.Public domain photo. Bulletin Report New Mexican U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, who currently serves as vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will address the National Congress of American Indians at its 2017 Executive Council Winter Session and Legislative Summit at 2:30 p.m. (ET) today. Udall will outline priorities for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. These priorities include issues deemed important to the Native American nations— improving health care and education, ...

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City council hires new city manager BULLETIN REPORT By a unanimous vote on Monday, Oct. 3, the Las Cruces City Council approved the hiring of Stuart Ed as the new Las Cruces city manager. Ed (rhymes with “deed”) was president/ CEO of Goodwill Industries of El Paso until July of this year, according to the City of Las Cruces. Since leaving that position, he has served as a consultant to the El Paso Independent School ...

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Alexia Hoffman greets her brother Van Hoffman, 11, before the start of play at the 4th annual Special Olympics Golf tournament at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 30. The four-player scramble benefited Special Olympics New Mexico and athletes with intellectual disabilities in Las Cruces, with entry fees of $100 per person, $400 per team and sponsorship options. Funds raised allow Special Olympians to travel and compete in state competitions throughout the year, giving them “opportunities to ...

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