By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin It is her grin that leaps out from the fliers – broad, infectious, a 10-year-old’s embrace of the world. Mia Binns’ smile is part of her request, searching out from frill-edged pages tacked to bulletin boards, for help from the community, from those who know her and those who do not. Mia has autism spectrum disorder, and is raising funds for a service dog specially ... CONTINUE
Attracting migratory orioles, hummingbirds to your yard By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The warming season finds plenty of color in the desert — the burning tips of the ocotillo, the iridescent carapaces of beetles, and the rainbow flashes of orioles and hummingbirds migrating northward to nest. Two types of orioles that commonly migrate into Las Cruces for the summer are Bullock’s orioles and Scott’s orioles. The Bullock’s orioles have ... CONTINUE
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Are water restrictions New Mexico’s future? By Angela Simental For the Bulletin On May 5, California approved a 25-percent cut on water use in urban areas in an effort to conserve water after four years of intense drought. With these historic water restrictions, could New Mexico face the same future? “Probably. I don’t see this in the next five to 10 years, but it is definitely a look into the future for us,” ... CONTINUE
Reimagining Amador holds big reveal By Alta LeCompte Las Cruces Bulletin Abandoned cotton trailers from the Harvey Gin near the railroad tracks may have a future as the West Amador Avenue area reinvents itself. The tracks, in fact, become the gateway to the historic agricultural, industrial and residential neighborhood. Susan Henderson, principal of the planning and design consulting firm PlaceMakers, introduced the idea for the gateway, which she called Gin Plaza, to ... CONTINUE