The annual Electric Light Parade commemorating Independence Day was rerouted this year due to downtown street construction. Following the Electric 5K and Mile Run on July 3, participants gathered at Apodaca Park before heading down Madrid Avenue, then on to Solano and Hadley avenues. CONTINUE
Bulletin report An upcoming missile test scheduled for the morning of June 14 will require the closure of three state highways. The test, being conducted by White Sands Missile Range will require the closure of Highway 54 between the McGregor Range exit and Orogrande, Highway 70 between San Augustine Pass and Alamogordo, and Highway 380 from San Antonio to Carrizozo. The blocks are expected to last from 8 am to 9 am. The roads will be blocked by White Sands Missile Range security ... CONTINUE
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Las Cruces City Councilor Olga Pedroza has announced she will not seek re-election in November to the District 3 seat she has held for the past eight years. “During that time, I have concentrated on several issues: education, nutrition, economics and quality of life,” Pedroza said may 23. “I do not claim to have worked alone on these issues. I have had a lot of help from both individuals and groups. “Additionally, the city ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report Gov. Susana Martinez announced today that 40 new manufacturing jobs will be available in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County, with the expansion of Pecan Brewery in Las Cruces at a new location that will brew, bottle and export its beer and the construction of Valley Cold Storage at West Park Logistics Center in Santa Teresa. Also announced was $1.8 million in Local Economic Development Act funds that will go toward a water well in Santa Teresa that ... CONTINUE
By Brook Stockberger and Susie Ouderkirk If New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera has her way, the five members of the Las Cruces Public Schools’ Board of Directors will have to go back to class themselves. Skandera, acting on what she called “a number of complaints,” recently sent a letter to the LCPS school board pointing out multiple times the secretary believes the board violated the Open Meetings Act and overstepped “the board’s authority” and operated in a manner “outside ... CONTINUE