Aggies host Panthers in home opener Bulletin report The opening game was supposed to be rough, and it was. New Mexico State University’s football team fell 61-13 at the University of Florida, Saturday, Sept. 5. The Aggies, though, get a chance for a fresh start as they play their home opener and their first Sun Belt Conference game of 2015 against the Georgia State Panthers, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 ...

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Las Cruces Comic Con strikes back By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin Last year, Troy Stegman, owner of Zia Comics, had a dream: To put on Las Cruces’ first ever full-fledged comic and pop culture convention. And he succeeded; nearly 7,000 superfans came from all over to stroll through the exhibition halls of the Las Cruces Convention Center, browsing the best in gaming, anime, fantasy, sci-fi, collectibles, pop culture, toys and, of ...

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Aggies set to tangle with Gators By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin The Aggies are excited. The college football season returns for New Mexico State University with the roar of 88,000 fans Saturday, Sept. 5 in Gainesville, Fla. to take on the University of Florida Gators in what is expected to be a jam-packed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (MDT). Legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger will call ...

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Chamber gears up for fall elections Election cycle will be 1st for Chamber endorsing candidates As the stewards of a strong Las Cruces business climate, we believe it is the responsibility of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the interests of business are being represented in the political decisions of our community leaders. For this reason, in November 2014, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber Board of Directors unanimously approved authorizing ...

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One last hurrah Labor Day festivals herald end of summer By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin School’s back in session — you can tell by the sudden boom of traffic on University Avenue and the lengthening lines at coffee shops and cafés — the days are getting cooler (at last!) and shorter (no!), farmers and field workers the valley through are hard at work in the fields readying the year’s crops and, this weekend, southern New Mexico ...

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Bring home some color from the MVIS Rhizome Sale By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The summer heat still saturates the sidewalks, but the low-slung slant of sunset suggests autumn is finally shouldering in. With a seasonal change that might have some casual gardeners looking to resign their gloves to a winter- long rest, the Mesilla Valley Iris Society (MVIS) is gearing up for their annual Rhizome Sale Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, ...

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Colorful celebration Aida Medrano, 6, is all dressed up and ready for SalsaFest! on Main Street Downtown Sunday, Aug. 30. People danced, ate, had fun and, of course, tasted a variety of salsas during the annual Las Cruces event. Check out pages A12 and A13 for more SalsaFest! photos. PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Spaceport, ARCA join forces Space launch vehicle and high altitude UAV testing planned By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin A space dreamer in Romania has found realization in Las Cruces and his company has formed a partnership with Spaceport America. “Only in New Mexico did we find the perfect combination of aerospace assets, airspace and affordability,” said Dumitru Popescu, Founder and CEO of ARCA Space Corporation. Popexcu started dreaming in ...

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