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Something to cheer about The Centennial High cheer squad performs the routine that won the NMAA State Spirit Championship in Class 5A cheerleading on Saturday, April 2, at The Pit in Albuquerque. All the Las Cruces squads performed well. Las Cruces, Oñate and Mayfield all brought home trophies in the Class 6A division, co-ed category. Las Cruces took first place while Oñate finished second and Mayfield snared third place. PHOTO BY ROBERTO E. ROSALES, ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL CONTINUE

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Council OKs flood warning stations By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin At its Monday, April 4 meeting, the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved a resolution accepting a nearly $169,000 grant — with a city match of more than $56,000 — to install seven flood warning stations throughout the city. The money will pay for rain gauges to be installed at the top of six-foot poles, which will be surrounded by chain-link security fences, ...

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Telshor corridor is the ‘center of the universe’ By Christophe Chino Las Cruces Bulletin For the past several years, the North Telshor Boulevard corridor has become a hotspot for business. The area has seen an increase in incoming businesses as well as increased success for those already there. Brett Baker, the general manager of The Power Center, 2000 N. Telshor Blvd., calls the area the “center of the universe,” when it comes to business ...

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Lobos top Ags in pitchers’ duel Bulletin report The New Mexico State baseball team came up just short in the second game of the Rio Grande Rivalry Series against New Mexico, falling 3-2. The four-game series is now tied up at one game apiece. This was a true pitcher’s duel as Dalton Shalberg faced only three over the minimum through the first three innings. UNM starter Luis Gonzalez only faced two over the ...

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Avenue Art is April 30 on the downtown mall Artists’ entry deadline is extended to April 15 By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Chalk up another one for Las Cruces artist Bob Diven. With support from the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership (DLCP), he is hosting the fifth annual Avenue Art street painting competition on Saturday, April 30 on Main Street south of Griggs Avenue in front of School for the Americas on the downtown mall. ...

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Local designer creates one-of-a-kind spiral art By Susie Ouderkirk Las Cruces Bulletin “For everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn.” The Byrd’s hit from 1962, written by Pete Seeger and pulled directly from the Bible, could be the soundtrack to Sidney Williamson’s life. The former diesel mechanic, design engineer and plant manager spends a lot of hours turning wood, and what he creates is heavenly. ...

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Doña Ana County’s annual spring blood drive will be held Friday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the main rotunda of the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. Several appointments have been scheduled at 20-minute intervals, but walk-ins also will be welcome. The spring blood drive is one of three coordinated each year at the Doña Ana County Government Center. Each drive historically results in the donation of about 30 pints ...

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Bulletin report There will be no strike by school bus drivers, at least for now. Las Cruces Public Schools asked for and received a temporary restraining order to prevent such a strike, which could have taken place as soon as Friday, April 1. Third Judicial District Court Judge James Martin granted the order. So, for now, the school buses will continue to pick up and drop off students. A preliminary injunction hearing is set for 10 a.m., Monday April 12. The contract between the union ...

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