‘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. ...

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Fishful thinking Four-year-old Parker Gustine sits in front of a mobile tank and points out a catfish swimming past her Saturday, Jan. 9 during the Mesilla Valley Outdoor Expo at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Many outdoor enthusiasts and vendors were on hand to display or check out the newest industry trends, products and everything related to outdoor fun. For more photos from the expo, see page A27. BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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WSMR no longer accepts N.M. driver’s licenses Bulletin report Do you need to visit White Sands Missile Range for an event or project or even just to check out the Darth Vader helmet at the museum? If so, you better have more than just a New Mexico driver’s license. The Army base east of Las Cruces announced that, since the New Mexico driver’s license or issued identification card is not ...

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Governor’s budget targets safety, education, jobs By Elva Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin The New Mexico Legislature gathers for a 30-day budget session Tuesday, Jan. 19 in Santa Fe. Gov. Susana Martinez announced her Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, which, according to a release from her office, includes responsible budgeting and targets funding toward initiatives designed to keep New Mexicans safe, grow the state’s economy, and reform and improve the education of ...

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aa lee ann The line-up for the 2016 Las Cruces Country Music Festival is set. Friday’s heritage headliners include country legends Lee Ann Womack and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Saturday night continues the party with rising stars David Nail and Cam. The line-up also includes Rick Trevino and Aaron Watson who are sure to get the crowds on their feet. New this year, the 4th Annual LCCMF includes two stages for a ...

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StoryCorps ready to record your stories By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers and his daughter, Carol Owensby, were the first visitors to the StoryCorps mobile unit Monday morning, Jan. 4, as it began a month-long visit to Las Cruces to record the oral histories of local residents. Carruthers said he talked to Owensby, an advanced educational services facilitator at Arrowhead Park Early College High School, about his father and her grandfather, William Carruthers, who died ...

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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. ...

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Ag women ride hot streak into WAC play Bulletin report Watch out for the Aggies. The New Mexico State University women’s basketball team is off to a hot start for the 2015-16 season. In fact, the last time the Aggie women – who’ve snared victories in 11 of their first 14 games – started a season so well, Bill Clinton was just about to make his first State of the Union address ...

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