New Mexico Health Secretary Retta Ward died in Santa Fe Thursday, March 3 after what law enforcement reported was a single-car accident believed to have been caused by some sort of medical problem. She did not appear to have any trauma from the accident. Ward, 62, had headed the department, the largest state agency, since January 2013. She previously served as Cabinet secretary of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, the Santa Fe ... CONTINUE
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Fair trade holiday shopping Fabric crafts in brilliant shades of red, yellow, green and blue and warm tones of pumpkin and purple hang in every tiny room of Nopalito’s Galeria at 326 S. Mesquite St. The gallery has been transformed into La Frontera, a fair trade shop where the work of women artisans from northern Mexico is on display and on sale. The shop will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until ... CONTINUE
Kids Opera presents free July 22 performance By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Sixteen children in grades three through eight will present an opera they wrote themselves and will perform at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 22 at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. downtown. The opera is entitled “The Plexit,” Saving Pluto,” said Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) Program Coordinator Katy Milligan, who has oversight of DAAC’s children’s ... CONTINUE
Film poster. Courtesy photo. By ELVA K. ÖSTERREICH Las Cruces Bulletin Science fiction, love story, morality play, “The Space Between Us,” from STX Entertainment, finds its real talent in the magnificent cinematography, which begins at Spaceport America and captures the sweep of Colorado, New Mexico and the Pacific Ocean in their natural glory. In a love story that bridges the gap between Mars and Earth, two teenagers find each other on the internet. Gardner ... CONTINUE