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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 ...

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Bulletin Report The 18-year-old man who shot himself as he tried to run from police Wednesday morning was pronounced dead this afternoon. The young man, whose identity will not be released because of the nature of his death, received a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. He was initially transported to MountainView Regional Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m. At about 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, Las Cruces Police were dispatched to the report of ...

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lcb20180112_2   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

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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 ...

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Chief Brown 3 By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin There’s a family photo of Las Cruces Fire Chief Travis Brown, age three, sitting with his sister on an old fire truck in Las Cruces Fire Station 1. A couple of years later, when he was in kindergarten at East Picacho Elementary School, Brown told a teacher’s aide he wanted to become either a firefighter or a police officer when he grew up. And, when Brown ...

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