Politics loomed large in 2015 By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin For a year with no statewide elections, 2015 was pretty busy politically for New Mexico and Las Cruces. We got a new secretary of state, a new state representative and a new state senator. Here in Las Cruces, we re-elected our mayor and one city councilor, and elected two new city council members and a new presiding municipal judge. ...

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Church bombings shake city in 2015 Bulletin report Sunday, Aug. 2 opened with a sunny, peaceful morning when celebrants of different stripes put on their nice clothes and headed to church. Then the peace was shattered. Luckily no one was injured, but a pair of bombs detonated at two different churches. A little after 8 a.m., the first explosion destroyed a mailbox at Calvary Baptist Church at 1800 S Locust St., and nearly a ...

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Siakam named WAC men’s player of the week again For the third consecutive week, New Mexico State University’s Pascal Siakam has been selected as the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week as he has continued his dominating play since the start of the season. Siakam, the media’s choice as the WAC’s Preseason Player of the Year, collected his fifth career WAC Player of the Week honor. The sophomore forward ...

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Mesilla Christmas tree lighting Town of Mesilla Mayor Nora Barraza lit the Mesilla Christmas tree on the historic plaza shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, officially bringing the holiday season to one of the most popular tourism and shopping destinations in southern New Mexico. The Zia Middle School Chamber Choir performed during the ceremony. In her speech before lighting the tree, Barraza said, “In the season of hope, let’s help those who need it ...

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Mesilla Valley home to numerous Christmas, holiday concerts Bulletin Staff Report As the holidays head into full-swing, the Mesilla Valley comes alive with seasonal, holiday and Christmas concerts and musical performances galore. The season begins this evening – Friday, Dec. 4 – with two holiday-themed musical performances: the New Mexico State University Choirs’ “Holiday Spectacular” at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Santa Fe Opera’s Holiday Show at the Rio Grande Theatre, ...

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NMSU Curry County Extension Office, food bank launch Produce to People program By Kristie Garcia For the Las Cruces Bulletin When Barbara Rodriguez arrives at the free Produce to People farmers market at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis, she looks forward to the fresh food and knows her grandchildren will eat healthy. “I come to the farmers market every time it happens, because it’s good for the community and ...

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New Mexico study: Working individuals make up largest group who benefit from Medicaid expansion Study says 56 percent are working adults in key economic sectors Washington, D.C. — More than 90,000 New Mexicans benefiting from the state’s decision to accept Medicaid expansion work in industries that are the foundation of the state’s economy, with jobs ranging from sales and food service to construction and health care, according to estimates in a study released in September by ...

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Hawks on a mission The Centennial High School Hawks will play for the state 5A football championship against perennial state powerhouse Artesia at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Field of Dreams. The Hawks are 12-0 and ranked No. 1 in 5A, but they’ll be playing for more than just a title trophy. The Centennial family is grieving the loss of assistant coach Roger Grays, who passed away Monday, Nov. 30, from injuries suffered in a Thanksgiving Day ...

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