City remembers former councillor Silva died Sunday of apparent suicide By Mike Cook and Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin “He brought us laughter, he brought us joy, he brought us support in many, many activities,” Las Cruces community activist Irene Oliver-Lewis said in memory of the late Miguel G. Silva at the Tuesday, Jan. 19 Las Cruces City Council meeting. Silva, 55, died Sunday, Jan. 17 of an apparent ...

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Las Cruces has nearly 1,000 acres of parks Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories about city parks in Las Cruces. By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin We all know about Pioneer Women’s Park in downtown Las Cruces, Apodaca Park, Young Park, Veterans Memorial Park and a few other city parks in Las Cruces. But local residents might be surprised to learn there are 85 total parks and counting in the city — ...

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IMG_2999 Bulletin photo by Richard Coltharp As her husband Chuck Franco listens, Gov. Susana Martinez delivers the annual State of the State address before the New Mexico Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 19, 2016: Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tempore; Mr. Speaker; Democrat and Republican leaders; esteemed ...

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Johnson  010 Bulletin report Jill Johnson has had an up-and-down experience with the Doña Ana County Treasurer’s Office, and now she hopes to be elected to the top position there. Johnson, a former chief deputy treasurer, announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, that she will seek the office of Doña Ana County Treasurer this year. The current treasure is her former boss, David Gutierrez. Johnson, a Republican, started working for Doña Ana County in 2006 as the organization’s ...

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Miguel flag The City flag in front of Las Cruces City Hall flies at half-staff on Tuesday, Jan. 19 in memory of former Las Cruces City Councillor and recent mayoral candidate Miguel Silva who died Sunday, Jan. 17, of an apparent suicide.

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miguel Former Las Cruces City Councillor and recent mayoral candidate Miguel Silva has died. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Silva’s opponent in the 2015 election, confirmed Silva died and said he was told it was an “unattended death,” but did not have any more information. The Las Cruces Bulletin will update this story.

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How well is the Historic Preservation Division doing? Take a survey and speak your mind Do you have a favorite old building or house you make a point of passing by? And archaeological sites—does the idea of unearthing part of the past to learn more about how we arrived at the present strike a chord? If so, you probably are interested in historic preservation and should have a say about how it works in New Mexico. ...

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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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