Las Cruces High School sophomores (from left) Osaze Williams, David Alcala, Andruw Fierro and Mahlon Everhart wait for their classes to begin Monday morning inside the LCHS walkway on the first day of school after the winter break. See Page 10 for another photo and story on the upcoming school bond election. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
The last time New Mexico State University appeared in a bowl game JFK had not yet been sworn into office and nobody outside of Liverpool or Hamburg had ever heard of the Beatles. Thanks to a victory over Idaho Nov. 25 engineered by backup quarterback Nick Jeanty (No. 12, pictured), the Aggies play for bowl eligibility Saturday, Dec. 2, in one of the biggest games in the school’s 100-plus-year football history. But, as Bulletin editor Marty Racine ... CONTINUE
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Wake of the torpedo Las Crucen survived largest naval battle ever By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Dwight Weir was 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. During the next two years, he would serve on two battle cruises in the South Pacific, surviving enemy fire and three kamikaze attacks that killed many of his fellow sailors. And, Weir would participate in the largest naval battle in the history of the world. The story of Weir’s service in ... CONTINUE
SEMI-TOUGH Las Cruces High School quarterback Payton Ball (5) eludes Rio Rancho defensive back Jaylen McKinley in the state quarterfinal matchup Nov. 17 at Field of Dreams. The Bulldawgs’ 28-10 victory sends them to the Class 6A semifinals at Field of Dreams Friday, Nov. 24, against top-ranked Manzano, which took care of Clovis, 45-7. The winner will play for the state championship. CONTINUE
New Mexico study: Working individuals make up largest group who benefit from Medicaid expansion Study says 56 percent are working adults in key economic sectors Washington, D.C. — More than 90,000 New Mexicans benefiting from the state’s decision to accept Medicaid expansion work in industries that are the foundation of the state’s economy, with jobs ranging from sales and food service to construction and health care, according to estimates in a study released in September by ... CONTINUE