NMSU geology students take road trip to map state By Dana Beasley For the Las Cruces Bulletin Every other year, a group of 15 to 20 New Mexico State University geology undergraduates embark on a three-week expedition through time and space — geologically speaking, that is. To satisfy degree requirements, these students, mostly seniors, are given the opportunity to put their years of classroom education to use as they travel all over ...

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Mammogram: ‘It can save my life’ By Susie Ouderkirk The Las Cruces Bulletin I got a mammogram – my first ever. I should have done it sooner, I know. A mammogram can save my life. I believe in the procedure in theory, but I won’t lie – I was dreading it. However, Anita Rockett, the marketing director for Memorial Medical Center, suggested I take one for the team and have it done as ...

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Laughin’ it up! Professional rodeo clown Relay, left, entertains guests at the 33rd annual Cowboys for Cancer Research Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction, Friday, Oct. 9 at the las Cruces Convention Center. The group raises money for cancer researchers at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico. To read more about C4CR and about NMSU’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, check out the Bulletin’s TETWP special section which publishes Tuesday, Oct. 20 and will be ...

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Hospital could help ‘mental health crisis’ By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Doña Ana County Commissioner Wayne Hancock told a joint work session of the commission and the Las Cruces City Council Tuesday, Oct. 13, that a feasibility study is now under way to determine the cost, location, potential funding sources and other factors related to the possible construction of a mental health hospital in the county. Reports dating back as far ...

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VanVeen challenges Smith for seat By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces City Councillor and Mayor Pro-Tem Greg Smith admits some supporters encouraged him to run for mayor in the upcoming Las Cruces municipal election. Smith, though, wants to return as the representative for District 2. He faces a re-election campaign against Las Cruces businessman Philip VanVeen. District 2 encompasses an area north of New Mexico State University to ...

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Talking to strangers My parents owned a small luncheonette in New Jersey. This luncheonette was on the bottom floor of a 12-story building containing all sorts of businesses such as a computer school, and various professional offices. As a 9-year-old, I would sit at the old fashioned stools next to the soda fountain and since people knew that my mother and father were the owners, they would ask me questions about school and ...

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Council adopts Amador blueprint By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin During a more than four-hour meeting Monday afternoon, Oct. 5, the Las Cruces City Council adopted the Amador Proximo neighborhood blueprint and the city’s arroyo management plan. Amador Proximo is located in west Las Cruces, north of Amador Avenue, east of Valley Drive, south of Hadley Drive and west of the railroad tracks. The blueprint will make the neighborhood “more walkable ...

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Ryan, Kinsella square off for judge seat By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin If you are busted for texting while driving, or if the codes department deems the weeds in your yard are too high or if you violate any number of municipal code violations, you could end up before a judge in the City of Las Cruces Municipal Court at 135 E. Griggs Ave. The current presiding judge on the court, ...

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