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New Horizons Band celebrates 20th year with Dec. 12 concert By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Everyone has heard of the wonderful Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, and many people regularly attend performances of bands comprised of New Mexico State University students and students at local middle and high schools, but, did you know there is another fully orchestrated band here in Las Cruces that brings together talented musicians from age 14 to age 86 ...

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State of city mug (Miyagishima) 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 ...

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Bulletin Report A New Mexico grade school built during the Jim Crow years was listed in the National Register of Historic Places during Black History Month, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced on Feb. 28. The Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School in Vado near the Mexico border was built in 1926, the same year the precursor of Black History Month was established as the second week of February in recognition of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The school in Vado was built during a ...

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The history of Black Friday more colorful than you think By Susie Ouderkirk Las Cruces Bulletin Black Friday has an ominous sound. Images of a black-clad reaper or, worse yet, Santa’s evil counterpart Krampus, might come to mind. But the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as the biggest shopping day of the year, is really all about the green. Still important? There’s no doubt this big shopping day has an impact on a business’s profit, ...

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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 ...

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