Bulletin photo by Richard Coltharp As her husband Chuck Franco listens, Gov. Susana Martinez delivers the annual State of the State address before the New Mexico Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 19, 2016: Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tempore; Mr. Speaker; Democrat and Republican leaders; esteemed ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report Jill Johnson has had an up-and-down experience with the Doña Ana County Treasurer’s Office, and now she hopes to be elected to the top position there. Johnson, a former chief deputy treasurer, announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, that she will seek the office of Doña Ana County Treasurer this year. The current treasure is her former boss, David Gutierrez. Johnson, a Republican, started working for Doña Ana County in 2006 as the organization’s ... CONTINUE
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Former Las Cruces City Councillor and recent mayoral candidate Miguel Silva has died. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Silva’s opponent in the 2015 election, confirmed Silva died and said he was told it was an “unattended death,” but did not have any more information. The Las Cruces Bulletin will update this story. CONTINUE
How well is the Historic Preservation Division doing? Take a survey and speak your mind Do you have a favorite old building or house you make a point of passing by? And archaeological sites—does the idea of unearthing part of the past to learn more about how we arrived at the present strike a chord? If so, you probably are interested in historic preservation and should have a say about how it works in New Mexico. ... CONTINUE
Soules aims to change liquor laws By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Even though he knows the prospects are not good in a short session with the agenda controlled by a governor of the other party, State. Sen. Bill Soules, a Las Cruces Democrat, said he still hopes to introduce a bill in the New Mexico Legislature later this month that could substantially change the state’s liquor laws. ... CONTINUE
Small MVCS athletics department fights to compete Christophe Chino Las Cruces Bulletin Changes loom for the Mesilla Valley Christian Schools athletics program. Next season — the 2016-17 campaign — the Son Blazers will drop down to a smaller division, from 3A to compete in 2A. In football, the product will even look different as MVCS will field an 8-man squad and play against other 8-man programs. Some MVCS Son Blazers’ ... CONTINUE
‘Water! What is it Good For?’ opens at NMSU Art Gallery Jan. 22 By Zak Hansen For the Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico is no stranger to water issues. The state just now seems to be exiting a punishing drought. For years, farmers have struggled to produce crops in the once-fertile Mesilla Valley, their annual water allotments dwindling to a trickle. The perennial debate over the Arizona Water Compact rages on. ... CONTINUE