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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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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.

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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

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missing mug shot By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin The family of a Las Cruces woman who went missing while hiking in Arizona more than a month ago has turned to the community for help. Janet Castrejon, 44, went missing from Rustler Park Campground in Coronado National Forest, located in Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, Friday, June 19, while hiking with her parents for a Father’s Day outing. Castrejon suffers from partial blindness and short-term memory loss, ...

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Former mayor Steinborn dies By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin Jeff Steinborn summed up his dad, David, with a simple line: “He was a biggerthan- life guy.” David Steinborn, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 10 after a second bout with pancreatic cancer. A former mayor of Las Cruces in the 1980s, Steinborn was in Dallas – where he moved in 2008 – surrounded by family when ...

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