Courtesy photoBarbara Hubbard Bulletin Report “Illuminate the Sky” is the theme for the City’s 2018 Fourth of July Electric Light Parade, according to a press release from the City of Las Cruces. The parade will be led this year by the brightest luminary of all, Barbara Hubbard (more widely known as “Mother Hubbard”), as official Parade Marshal. The Electric Light Parade begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Apodaca Park, 801 ... CONTINUE
Bulletin photo by Mike CookFrom left, Las Cruces City Councilors Yvonne Flores, Greg Smith and Jack Eakman board a downtown city bus in support of public transportation during national Dump the Pump Day June 21. By Mike Cook Las Cruces ... CONTINUE
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Bulletin Report A $23 million renovation project has begun on Valley Drive. The work, which has been in the planning stages for several years, kicked off Monday morning, June 25, between Amador and Picacho and along Avenida de Mesilla from Valley to Hickory, said Wyatt D. Kartchner of Molzen-Corbin Associates of Las Cruces, the project’s engineering firm. The project will renovate a 1.5-mile stretch of Valley Drive from Picacho Avenue on the north to ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report With afternoon temperatures forecast for the low 100s to 106 degrees over the next several days, it’s inevitable that teens, tweens and children of all ages will be trying to cool off at local swimming pools, according to a press release from the Las Cruces Police Department. Las Cruces police and firefighters hope those swims are done safely and with adult supervision. They recommend following these safety tips: Never leave children or elderly unsupervised in or near a swimming pool, hot ... CONTINUE
National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson was the special guest and keynote speaker at the Doña Ana County NAACP Chapter No. 1602’s Juneteenth “Celebration of Freedom” banquet June 16 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but word was withheld from slaves until a Union officer disclosed the news on June 19, 1865. Since then, annual commemorations of the emancipation have been referred to as Juneteenth. CONTINUE