BULLETIN REPORT Students who want to transfer to a school outside of their home attendance zone beginning in the fall of 2017 face several changes to the transfer process, according to a Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) press release. LCPS officials said transfer applications are being accepted through March 1. However, unlike in previous years, transfers will not be determined on a first-come-first-served basis. “There’s a clear outline in state law as to which students get a higher preference when wanting to transfer,” ... CONTINUE
MVEDA promotes value to small business By ALTA LeCOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin Although the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) keeps score by indicators such as the money invested and jobs created by companies it attracts to Doña Ana County, there are other statistics President and CEO Davin Lopez wants locals to appreciate. Hitting the highlights of MVEDA’s annual report for FY2016, ending June 30, 2016, Lopez told attendees at the MVEDA Business in the ... CONTINUE
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July 11-15 and July 18 – 22 Opera Storytellers: Opera Summer Camp for kids The Doña Ana Arts Council, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera, offers a 2-week summer program in the performing arts. Designed for students entering 3rd through 8th grades, Opera Storytellers’ Camp will introduce 25 to 30 students to the elements of opera— libretto writing, music composition and theatrical staging, lighting and sound— then give them the opportunity to compose and present ... CONTINUE
By Tracy Roy Las Cruces Bulletin The Republication Party of Doña Ana County (DARP) announced Tuesday, Aug. 15, that Victor Contreras will serve as interim chairman until a committee can convene to elect a new chairperson. Former chairman Roman Jimenez resigned this week after backlash over a post made on the DARP Facebook page. Jimenez criticized “leftist protestors” in a post over the weekend, who scuffled with white nationalist and white supremacy groups marching against a proposal to remove a statue of Gen. ... CONTINUE
Goats and a hare, ready for the fair Janelle Godwin and Jackson Godwin bring in goats to enter in the livestock competition at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, and Aubri Kehoe, inset, holds her rabbit she plans to enter in competition, Tuesday, Sept. 27. The fair began Wednesday, Sept. 28 and runs until Sunday, Oct. 2. Daily events include the colorful carnival, exotic petting zoo, magician Adrian D’Marco, the Bengal tiger encounter and the high-flying Cycle Circus. BULLETIN ... CONTINUE