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The Zia Natural Gas float stood out at the 2019 Las Cruces Electric Light Parade July 3 with its patriotic display illuminating Hadley Avenue. See page 23 for more parade photos. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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From left, Bianca Marin, Frankie Rodriguez and Cristian Rangel play Ghostbusters pinball Sunday night, June 30, at Rad Retrocade, which opened June 28 at 201 N. Main St. downtown. The hip establishment, which offers pinball, video and floor games, includes a bar and restaurant. Hours are 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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 Picacho Coffee Roasters has opened for business at 200 West Conway Ave. in Mesilla Park. Owner Chad Morris pours a fresh drip-roast Saturday, June 22. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Andrea Dresser (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – For the only full-time sex therapist in the Las Cruces area, it’s not only about helping patients deal with transgender and sexual behavior issues, it also means treating the depression, anxiety and shame that can accompany them. “It gets really complicated,” Andrea Dresser said. “It has a lot of challenges.” Dresser has been practicing for more than a decade. She moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Las Cruces with her husband in 2009, obtained an ...

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The boundaries of the downtown Tax Incremental Development District are outlined in Green. (Courtesy)
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – The City of Las Cruces continues to offer matching funds to downtown Las Cruces businesses that make infrastructure improvements. Several downtown businesses have taken advantage of the Renovate Main Street program since January 2018, shortly after the program was approved by the city council, said city Business Development Administrator Mandy Guss. Those businesses include Little Toad Creek, Zia Comics and Rad Retrocade. Through the grant program, “the city will match each dollar the applicant has ...

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High-quality paper straws are in use at The Shed. It’s steps like these that businesses can take to attract environmentally-minded consumers and try to help our shared planet. (Courtesy)
By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels For the Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Small changes can have a big impact. An easy, conscious choice is saying “no” to plastic straws when going out for a bite to eat. This small, slender tube is at the center of a growing environmental campaign aimed at convincing people to stop using plastic straws to help save the oceans and stop killing ocean wildlife. The Old Mesilla Pastry Café/The Shed on Valley Drive makes it easy – they’ve ...

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Chris Speaker, dressed as Jack Sparrow, sets sail on “The Plumbus” during Raft the Rio Saturday morning, June 15, at La Llorona Park. The theme for this year’s event, which included a kayak race for the first time, was “Pirates of the Rio.” BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Worm-Hole album, “Breathe."
Bulletin Report LAS CRUCES – Longtime Las Cruces band Worm-Hole won Best Metal single, for “Mirror,” at the 2019 New Mexico Music Awards May 19 in a ceremony at Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque. Awards were presented in 40 categories across a variety of genres. Worm-Hole was the only winner from southern New Mexico (unless you count Socorro) in the competition, which was dominated by the Albuquerque-Santa Fe axis. “Mirror” is from the band’s most recent album, “In Pieces.” A special award was ...

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LAS CRUCES – Thanks in large part to state Sen. Bill Soules, D-Dona Ana, New Mexico is about to become the first state in the nation with a child trauma institute. Undeterred when the bill he sponsored to create the institute languished in committee at the end of the 2019 session of the New Mexico Legislature, Soules took $1.1 million in supplemental funds allotted to legislators during the session to create the Anna Age Eight Institute. It will open July 1 ...

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