Chief Brown 3 By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin There’s a family photo of Las Cruces Fire Chief Travis Brown, age three, sitting with his sister on an old fire truck in Las Cruces Fire Station 1. A couple of years later, when he was in kindergarten at East Picacho Elementary School, Brown told a teacher’s aide he wanted to become either a firefighter or a police officer when he grew up. And, when Brown ...

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The history of Black Friday more colorful than you think By Susie Ouderkirk Las Cruces Bulletin Black Friday has an ominous sound. Images of a black-clad reaper or, worse yet, Santa’s evil counterpart Krampus, might come to mind. But the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as the biggest shopping day of the year, is really all about the green. Still important? There’s no doubt this big shopping day has an impact on a business’s profit, ...

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Tourism dollars can boost state By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The drop in gasoline prices isn’t all bad news for New Mexico’s economy. Sure, it hurts the oil and gas industry, but it’s good for tourism. Lower prices at the pump mean families may have up to $1,000 extra to spend, and “that’s great for tourism,” said New Mexico Department of Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham during a visit to Las Cruces on Friday, Nov. ...

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Cruces teams fight for title spots IF YOU GO 6A semifinals Eldorado at Las Cruces, 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27 Cleveland at Mayfield, 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28 5A semifinals Moriarty at Centennial, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27 Piedra Vista at Artesia, 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28 Bulletin Report The Field of Dreams will be hopping. In a 24-hour period from 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, Las Cruces will host ...

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New Horizons Band celebrates 20th year with Dec. 12 concert By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Everyone has heard of the wonderful Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, and many people regularly attend performances of bands comprised of New Mexico State University students and students at local middle and high schools, but, did you know there is another fully orchestrated band here in Las Cruces that brings together talented musicians from age 14 to age 86 ...

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Reduce risks of home fires While the number of home fires occurring in the U.S. each year has fallen by more than 50 percent since 1977, the ratio of people who die in home fires has remained virtually unchanged, based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In 1977, deaths occurred in .8 percent of home fires, and in 2013, that rate was .7 percent. One possible explanation for this discrepancy: home fires now burn hotter ...

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High Heels for High Hopes AJ Carlson walks the runway as a rock star during the March of Dimes’ High Heels For High Hopes show Friday, Nov. 20. Twenty-three women participated with five salons to create the show with creative director, Leonard Jimenez. The campaign raised more than $205,000 to support March of Dimes programs of research, education and community services to prevent premature birth and birth defects.

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NMSU-RM New Mexico State had another career performance by sophomore Pascal Siakam, but needed overtime to overcome a strong performance by the Robert Morris Colonials 81-71 on Tuesday night at the Pan American Center. Siakam, a 6-9 forward from Douala, Cameroon, racked up 35 points – 31 in regulation – in establishing a new career-high for the third time this season. The two-time WAC Player of the Week and Preseason WAC Player of the ...

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