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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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By Las Cruces Bulletin In a split vote Tuesday, May 26, the Las Cruces school board passed a budget that includes furloughs, staff reductions and program cuts. School Board President Maria Flores, who broke the tie of yes and no votes on the board, said she only approved the budget to avoid the state coming in and taking over the district finances, which was a possibility if the board didn’t approve a budget. “I don’t want to lose any ...

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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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Bulletin report The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Socorro, Taos, Farmington and Santa Fe are now selling Christmas tree permits. The permits will be sold until Dec. 23 and cost $5. For a list of BLM office locations and contact information, visit https://www.blm.gov/contact/new-mexico. The Las Cruces office is located at 1800 Marquess St and the phone number is 575-525-4300. Maps can be obtained when purchasing the permit at a BLM office, and will show tree hunters ...

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High-tech greenhouse to create 120 jobs By Alta LeCompte Las Cruces Bulletin In the near future, a Dallas homeowner may make a trip to Lowe’s to buy a flat of floral bedding plants grown in the Mesilla Valley. That’s the vision Mark Wong, founding partner of Colorado Financial Holdings, shared with state and local dignitaries Oct. 19 when Gov. Susana Martinez announced New Mexico Greenhouse Holdings LLC (NMGH) will expand into New Mexico. ...

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