By Las Cruces Bulletin A state judge Wednesday, May 20, rejected a request for the Las Cruces city clerk’s office to reconsider counting recall petitions from which signers later asked to have their names removed. District Court Judge Mary Rosner issued an order to quash the legal filing, called a writ of mandamus, citing state law that allows the city clerk to “resolve issues of residency and major infractions.” Recall petition backers first filed the writ April 16, ... CONTINUE
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Las Cruces Bulletin For residents of and visitors to the Southwest alike, White Sands National Monument is a must-see, its miles and miles of rolling, white hills almost otherworldly. At no time is this truer than during a full moon, when the park’s nearly 300 miles of gypsum sand – the largest of its kind in the world – are bathed in eerily beautiful lunar light. To complement this natural wonder, White Sands National Monument is hostin a summer ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report What started with the arrest of the director of the Doña Ana County Detention Center for fraud transformed into a tug of war about who actually controls the jail. More clarification could come Friday, Dec. 18 in a 4 p.m. hearing before Third Judicial District Court Judge Manuel Arrieta. On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s office arrested Christopher Barela, the detention center’s director, and Sheriff Enrique Vigil took control of the center. Later in the day, though, after the ... CONTINUE
Legendary New Mexico State University basketball coach Lou Henson is in a Houston hospital after spending a week at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Henson, who is scheduled to be inducted into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in November, is the winningest coach in NMSU and University of Illinois history. Henson, 83, and his wife, Mary, have homes in both Illinois and southern New Mexico. In the past he has ... CONTINUE