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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The Las Cruces City Council heard widespread support for the construction of a soundstage at its Monday, July 27, 2015 work session. Building the city’s first commercial soundstage is one of the projects being considered by the city council as a way to create economic development opportunities in Las Cruces. The city has earmarked a portion of the three-eighths percent hold harmless gross receipts tax (HHGRT) put in place July 2014 that will result from revenue bonds ...

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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Philip San Filippo calls Las Cruces “the Kittyhawk of the future,” comparing it to the small town in North Carolina that became internationally famous after the Wright brothers made the world’s first controlled-power airplane flights a few miles south of there in December 1903. San Filippo sees the same potential for Las Cruces, as Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic move closer to making commercial space flight – aerospace tourism – ...

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By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin I own a Confederate flag. One of the famous Stars and Bars that is in the midst of such controversy. I also own a United States flag. I love history and used to live in Gettysburg, Pa. – where I went to graduate school – and the Civil War period is my favorite time to read about, watch television shows about, talk and debate with people about, etc. So I own a Confederate flag because I love history. My ...

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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The $36 million-first phase of the renovation of Las Cruces High School, 1755 El Paseo Road, is nearing completion. General contractors Wooten Sundt of Las Cruces began construction in June 2013 and the anticipated completion date is the middle of August, Las Cruces Public Schools Director of Construction Gloria Martinez said. Phase I work has included building new classrooms across El Paseo Road from the school, along with a gateway connector (footbridge) across El Paseo Road and ...

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Miller-Byrnes-Melissa By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin City of Las Cruces Presiding Municipal Judge Melissa Miller-Byrnes said she will not seek re-election in the November election after 16 years of service. After serving 10 years as assistant city attorney, Miller-Byrnes was first elected presiding municipal judge in November 1999 in a four-candidate race in which she was the only female. Miller-Byrnes was re-elected in 2003, defeating former Assistant City Attorney Richard Jacquez, who is now a Dona ...

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