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Historic haven From right, Pastor Rickey Taylor watches as Jovonne Gooden and Marcia Boyer unveil a plaque commemorating the chapel as listed on the National Register of Historic Places in front of Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Cruces on Saturday, July 9. Gooden and Boyer are the great-granddaughters of the church’s founder Clarence Fielder. Also pictured, from left, are Mary Jane Garcia, former New Mexico senator, and Elodia Garcia. The original Adobe chapel build in 1911 ...

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THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE The La Entrada city monument, which hadn’t been on public view for more than a decade, was restored to Albert Johnson Park in December. The statue of Albert Johnson, foreground, for whom the park is named, has also been returned to its rightful place after its removal in 2017 to prevent any damage during La Entrada’s reconstruction. Johnson was mayor of Las Cruces from 1986-90, and was the first black mayor in New Mexico, according ...

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Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement, along with Planning and Vector Control personnel, will be going door-to-door in several Organ neighborhoods on Thursday, April 21 to offer education on weed control, pest control, animal ordinances and other potential violations. The Animal Control and Environmental Survey (ACES) project aims to educate residents on how to come into compliance with county ordinances and beautify the area where they live. In recent years, several ACES projects have been done countywide. ...

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Aggie running back named to Maxwell Award watch list Bulletin report New Mexico State University running back Larry Rose III has been selected for the Maxwell Award watch list, announced the Maxwell Football Club on Tuesday. The Maxwell award has been given to America’s College Player of the Year since 1937. Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, Rose was named to the Associated Press All-America Third Team. He was the only ...

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Colorful for a cause Runners take off at the starting line in the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico’s annual CAAtch Me if You Can Color Dash 5K fun run Saturday, April 9, in the tailgating lot at Aggie Memorial Stadium. A noncompetitive, family-friendly event, participants are splashed with colored corn starch as they run, walk or prance the route. Dawn Z. Hommer, CEO of Community Action Agency, said all the proceeds from the event stay in the ...

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