Cruces eateries offer romantic meals As For the Love of Art Month marches on, the weather continues to warm and cupid strings his bow, sights trained, this Valentine’s Day weekend, love is in the air in Las Cruces. Unsure of what to do for your sweetheart? Don’t wait until two days before. Since you did, though, we’re here to help, running down what to do for the one you love. ...

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Book clubs abound in Las Cruces By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin No matter your age or interest, the City of the Crosses has a book club for you. The City of Las Cruces Museums are a great place to start for the interested and engaged reader. Branigan Cultural Center, the Las Cruces Railroad Museum and the Las Cruces Museum of Art offer regular monthly book clubs. At 2:30 ...

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The recount of ballots Wednesday, Nov. 18 cast in six of the 15 voting convenience centers during the Nov. 3 Las Cruces municipal election confirms the winners of two city council races. Following the canvassing of results at 4 p.m. today, Kassandra Gandara was confirmed winner in the District 1 council race defeating Melecio Guzman by 18 votes. In the District 4 council race, Jack Eakman remained victorious, defeating Richard Hall by 11 votes. Results in both races remain unchanged ...

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Student seeks to revolutionize chocolate with research Chemistry class at NMSU inspires project By Adriana M. Chavez For the Las Cruces Bulletin Danielle Peltier’s mom often tells her she didn’t send Peltier to New Mexico State University to become the next Willy Wonka. But, all on her own, Peltier has begun a research project that could change the way people with vegan and dairy-free diets enjoy chocolate, especially milk chocolates. “I’m trying to find new ...

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Beyond shelter: DACHS finds new focus in programs By Mike Cook The Las Cruces Bulletin “If we’re not a shelter, what do we do?” That was the question board members and volunteers of the Doña Ana County Humane Society (DACHS) asked themselves after DACHS gave up the operation of the county animal shelter in 2008. The nonprofit examined “areas of need not being met by other animal welfare ...

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Las Cruces teams hunt for state title Bulletin report The regular season is over. Some teams have gone home and some will continue to shake a leg in the big dance. High school football has moved on to its next phase, a win-or-go-home playoff bracket that could see multiple Las Cruces teams in title games. Centennial High finished its regular season with an unblemished 10-0 record and snared the top seed in the ...

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‘Singing for Shelter’ raises funds for vulnerable youth through song By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin A study by America’s Youngest Outcasts found there were more than 14,500 homeless children and youth in New Mexico during the 2008-9 school year. The majority of these – 60 percent, or roughly 8,700 – were school aged, with another 40 percent – 5,800 New Mexico children – were younger than 6. Nationally, those figures are more staggering ...

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Flying for those who made us free The United States, New Mexico state and MIA-POW flags catch the breeze on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Mesilla Valley Hospice at 299 E. Montana. Brigadier General Timothy Coffin, commanding general at White Sands Missile Range, was on hand to give remarks at the facility’s Veteran’s Garden. For photos of the Las Cruces Veterans Day parade, see pages A14 and 15. BULLETIN PHOTO BY SUSIE OUDERKIRK

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