By Las Cruces Bulletin In a split vote Tuesday, May 26, the Las Cruces school board passed a budget that includes furloughs, staff reductions and program cuts. School Board President Maria Flores, who broke the tie of yes and no votes on the board, said she only approved the budget to avoid the state coming in and taking over the district finances, which was a possibility if the board didn’t approve a budget. “I don’t want to lose any ... CONTINUE
Mayor will run 3rd time By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima has held either a city or county elected office for 22 of the past 23 years, and he hopes to continue that string for at least four more. Miyagishima, 52, announced he will run for his third term as mayor. “It doesn’t feel like work,” said Miyagishima. “I live the ... CONTINUE
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Mayfield is set to snap the football against crosstown rival Centennial Friday, Oct. 13, at the Field of Dreams in a game won by Centennial 37-23. The Hawks improved to 4-4 with their third-straight win, while the Trojans fell to 1-6. Centennial faces another hot team in Las Cruces High School at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Field of Dreams. The Bulldawgs are 6-1 after stuffing Carlsbad 45-6. ... CONTINUE
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
Bulletin report The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Socorro, Taos, Farmington and Santa Fe are now selling Christmas tree permits. The permits will be sold until Dec. 23 and cost $5. For a list of BLM office locations and contact information, visit https://www.blm.gov/contact/new-mexico. The Las Cruces office is located at 1800 Marquess St and the phone number is 575-525-4300. Maps can be obtained when purchasing the permit at a BLM office, and will show tree hunters ... CONTINUE