Las Cruces Police have arrested the man suspected in Saturday morning’s shooting death of 21-year-old Benjamin Montoya. Joel Arciniega-Saenz, 21, of 2205 W. Picacho Ave., is charged with an open count of murder. At about 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22, police were dispatched to the report of a shooting at 2205 W. Picacho Ave. Officers arrived to find Montoya suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his chest. Montoya was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after ... CONTINUE
Water Festival at Young Park Madison, Emma, Josiah and Isaiah (left to right) learn about ditches and canals, and their safety, at the sixth annual Water Festival in Young Park April 13. More than 1,000 students attended the event, learning from experts about such topics as windmills and how they pull water from the ground, erosion and soil stabilization, aquifers, and water resources. BULLETIN PHOTO BY TABITHA ROSSMAN CONTINUE
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April 14 Dear Mayor and City Councilors, Much has been said about the future management of the Rio Grande Theatre, both privately and publicly. The Doña Ana Arts Council would like to respond so our constituency is fully aware of our position. In reviewing the events as they have unfolded since Dec. 12, 2016, the Doña Ana Arts Council Board of Directors held a special meeting and unanimously decided that it is in the ... CONTINUE
Hands from the front rows reach out to Garth Brooks (left) as he jams with guitarist Bruce Bouton on the Telecaster during opening night, April 7, at the Pan American Center kicking off five shows in three days. See pages 53-56 for more photos, plus reviews and excerpts from a press conference with Brooks and his wife, country singer Trisha Yearwood, prior to the first show. BULLETIN PHOTO BY TABITHA ROSSMAN CONTINUE
Bulletin report Las Cruces Police are investigating a shooting in the 1000 block of El Paseo Drive. On April 13, 2017 at about 1:30 p.m., LCPD officers were dispatched to a gunshot victim at the intersection El Paseo and Wyatt Drive. One male subject received at least one gunshot injury to his torso. The gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The suspect was involved in a crash as he fled the area. One male suspect ... CONTINUE