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 ... CONTINUE
For the Love of Art Month returns to Las Cruces By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin In 1998, Mayor Ken Miyagishima decreed 28 days of each year in Las Cruces would be henceforth devoted to all things art – visual art, film, song, poetry, literature, theatre and beyond – proclaiming February For the Love of Art Month in the City of the Crosses. Nearly two decades later, as the weather ... CONTINUE
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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 ... CONTINUE
By Las Cruces Bulletin Ben Woods is about to retire. Don’t expect the departing special assistant to New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers, though, to just spend lazy days fishing or lounging on his couch watching TV. Woods, 62, may be ending his career in the academic setting, but he plans to stay busy. Sure, he’s going to use his new-found downtime to visit grand kids in California and his recently married daughter in Dallas. And while ... CONTINUE
Bulletin Report A local electrical contractor for the City of Las Cruces will replace all existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lighting on residential streets throughout out the city with more energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) lighting. The replacement work is scheduled to begin the week of March 13, and will take approximately two months to complete. The goal is to reduce energy and maintenance cost, enhance safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians and help to create a clean and efficient portfolio ... CONTINUE