Knights sophomore snares city’s first 3,200 state title By For the Las Cruces Bulletin After more than 50 years of New Mexico high school competition in the 3,200-meter race, Las Cruces finally has a champion in the event. Oñate High School sophomore Thomas Salas snared the individual 3,200-meter title at the 2015 NMAA State Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque earlier this month. “Thomas is very hard working,” Oñate track coach David Nuñez said. “He is totally committed to ... CONTINUE
NMSU photoFormer U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, shown here speaking at the Domenici Public Policy Conference at New Mexico State University in 2009. nmpolitics.net Report Pete Domenici, a Republican who served New Mexico in the U.S. Senate from 1973-2009, has died, the Albuquerque Journal is reporting. Domenici was 85. His death was confirmed to the ... CONTINUE
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Legislators wrap up ‘grueling’ session By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin The agreement is the money ran out and New Mexico needs to find sources of revenue not tied up in the oil and gas industry. But that is about all the parties could agree on during the 2016 legislative session this go around. Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D-Doña Ana-52) described the session as “grueling.” “When we got there, we thought we had ... CONTINUE
Birthdays are endings and beginnings, a reason to look back and forward. I recently turned 39 for the eighteenth time, celebrating another successful year of not dying, and I thought I’d add up my life. Literally. 33.3 billion miles traveled around the sun. I can’t take credit for this one. Gravity and Newton’s laws of planetary motion were in charge, but I never once asked the planet to stop so I could get off and use the restroom. CONTINUE
Diez Y Seis tradition continues in Mesilla BULLETIN REPORT “It’s not a trend, it’s a tradition!” Those words can be found on the Facebook page for the Old Mesilla Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration held each year on the Mesilla Plaza. The action kicks off with a parade down Avenida de Mesilla at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. Throughout the day, there will be mariachi and dance performances. Both days of ... CONTINUE