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Norine Dresser with some of the vampire memorabilia she has collected over the past 25 years, at her Las Cruces home. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Even though she’s worn one of Bela Lugosi’s capes, visited the real Dracula’s castle and even written a book on the subject, folklorist and award-winning author and columnist Norine Dresser isn’t all that interested in vampires. But, after she was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story in the 1980s while teaching folklore at California State University (CSU), Dresser became revered as a vampire expert and began receiving vampire memorabilia – including a “Drac ...

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Las Cruces resident Mary Phillips wished the Aggie Men’s Basketball good luck on their way to the NCAA Tournament outside the Pan American Center Wednesday morning.Las Cruces resident Mary Phillips wished the Aggie Men’s Basketball good luck on their way to the NCAA Tournament outside the Pan American Center Wednesday morning. NMSU Men’s basketball player Johnny McCants signs an autograph for a young fan Wednesday morning outside the Pan American Center. CONTINUE
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BULLETIN PHOTOS BY STEVE MACINTYRE BULLETIN PHOTOS BY STEVE MACINTYRE – Bri Bagwell performs with her bassist. A large turnout welcomed Las Cruces natives Bri Bagwell, Josh Grider and Alyssa Newtown for the Homeward Bound country concert in Plaza de Las Cruces Saturday evening, June 2. The show coincided with the Destination Downtown series that included the seminal movie “Urban Cowboy” May 31 at the Rio Grande Theatre. Bulletin Photo by ...</p>
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Doña Ana County Manager Fernando R. Macias will bring a $10.2 million revamped roads proposal back before the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 27. The public is encouraged to attend and comment. Originally discussed at the March 13 regular meeting, the revamped proposal contemplates significant improvements to 19 roads in the county’s road inventory, as well as a mechanism by which the commission could consider bringing private roads into its maintenance inventory. Roads targeted for improvement under the ...

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs New Mexico Senate Bill 2, Film Tax Credit Changes, at Albuquerque Studios March 29. At left and right are the bill’s chief sponsors, state Rep. Antonio “Mo” Maestas, D-Bernalillo, and state Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, D-Santa Fe. (Photo courtesy office of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham)
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham referenced filmmaking in Las Cruces and highlighted the contribution of a Las Cruces lawmaker as she signed a bill Friday, March 29, that more than doubles the cap on rebate payments to qualified film and television productions in New Mexico and provides an additional 5 percent credit for productions that film in Las Cruces or anywhere outside of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. “This is historic, and we ...

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