Bulletin report Residents of Doña Ana County voted in favor of school bonds and a mill for the Las Cruces Public School District and the Gadsden Independent School District. In LCPS 5,681 voters out of the 85,821 eligible voted. That is a 6.6 percent turnout which far exceeded the last school bond election held in 2016, which was 3.4 percent. In GISD, 535 voters out of the the 24,359 eligible voted. That is a 2.1 percent turnout. There was not an equivalent election ... CONTINUE
VOTE TODAY! The Las Cruces Public Schools bond issue is on the ballot today, Feb. 6. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Vote yes or no on whether to bond $50 million to help better equip Las Cruces Schools. A yes vote will not increase your taxes. Here are the voting locations: County government center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.; Desert Hills Elementary School, 280 N. Roadrunner Pkwy.; East Picacho Elementary School, 4450 N. Valley Drive; ... CONTINUE
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Eagle Scout candidate Gunnar Smith completes his Eagle Scout project levelling concrete for the headstone of the late U.S. Army Private First Class Gordon Gary Freeman Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Masonic Cemetery. Eagle/Boy Scouts also initiated and installed headstones for indigents buried in infancy with crude signs. McCoy’s Building Supply donated concrete; Valley Pizza donated lunch. Boys poured the headstones in the morning, then cleaned the cemetery before installing the headstones after they set. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
Blessing of the animals Beatrice Potvin holds her dog Beau, 1, as father Gabriel Rochelle blesses him and other pets Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Anthony of the Desert Orthodox Mission on North Alameda Boulevard. The annual ritual honors three saints: St. Seraphim of Sarov, St. Melangell of Wales and St. Anthony of the Desert. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
IN REVERENCE Shirley Daniels and past president of Doña Ana County NAACP Lola Lestrick walk into the ballrooms of Hotel Encanto Monday morning, Jan. 15, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Breakfast Celebration. More MLK Day photos and stories begin on page 10. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE