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
Bulletin photo by Mike CookLas Cruces Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Terrie Dallman addresses the Las Cruces City Council at its June 18 regular meeting concerning a council resolution on school safety. By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin After ... CONTINUE
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Bulletin photo by Steve MacIntyre Memorial Medical Center staff, Las Cruces Conquistadors, cancer survivors and Gov. Susana Martinez cut the ribbon for the new Memorial Cancer Center Monday, June 11. The center is located at 2530 S. Telshor Blvd. south of the hospital’s parking lot. The occasion included a speech by Martinez and tours of the facility, which is credited to the efforts of Medical Director Dr. William Adler, MD, and Clinical Research ... CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Today is Flag Day. It celebrates the date in 1777 (241 years ago) when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. “What an appropriate day to ask such a question (What does the American flag mean to you?) – the 74th anniversary of D-Day (June 6),” said Las Cruces Police Chief Patrick Gallagher. “A day that says everything you need ... CONTINUE
Cool in the pool Rebecca Paz attends an aqua aerobics class at the NMSU Natatorium Monday morning, June 4. It’s one way to beat the heat which, except for a June 3 storm that raked the area, has flirted with triple digits for daytime highs since the last week of May. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE