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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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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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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¡Oye! Celebrating Visions for the Future moves Las Cruces toward sustainability By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin Curitiba, Brazil. Stockholm, Sweden. Auroville, India. Freiburg, Germany. Adelaide, Australia. Las Cruces, New Mexico? The inclusion of the City of the Crosses on this list of global eco-cities – those established or operated on the principles of living within the means of the environment – is the ultimate goal of a bold new free, overnight festival in ...

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Slide on down to the fair Aubriana Miller, Sean Miller and Grant Johnson fly down the Fun Slide Wednesday, Sept. 30, during the first day of the Southern New Mexico State Fair. The fair continues until Sunday, Oct. 4, at the fairgrounds west of Las Cruces. For more information, visit www. snmstatefairgrounds.net, call 524-8602 or email office@snmstatefairgrounds.net. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Want to vote? Register by Oct. 6 Bulletin report Would you like to have a say in who serves as mayor of Las Cruces for the next four years? Maybe a city council seat is up for grabs in your district or you’d like to cast a vote for the next presiding judge in the city’s municipal court. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, but early voting actually begins Wednesday, Oct. 6. If ...

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