Dancing with Christmas spirit Thirteen-year-old Carmen Sanchez, left, an eighth grader at La Academia Dolores Huerta charter middle school, and 12-year-old Daniela Robinson, a seventh grader at La Academia Dolores Huerta, pose in front of a Christmas tree in their folklorico dance outfits. The straight-A students, members of their school’s performance ballet folklorico dance team, chose and practiced five traditional Jalisco dance songs so they could give free performances at senior-living centers such as Village at Northrise, ...

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New education law could mean big changes By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law Dec. 10. The new law means “no more one size fits all,” said Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) Chief Academic Officer Andrea Fletcher. “It changes the focus to give states more power. It lets us really target what we need in our state. It’s really a good thing.” “Overall, it’s ...

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Judge continues restraining order Bulletin report Judge Manuel Arrieta in Third Judicial District Court continued Doña Ana County’s temporary restraining order against the office of County Sheriff Enrique “Kiki” Vigil for 40 days. County spokesman Jess Williams said the extension is to allow the sheriff time to retain legal counsel. At issue is whether the county or the sheriff’s department should operate the Doña Ana County Detention Center after the center’s director, ...

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07/22/2015: NMSU football player Larry Rose (Photo by Darren Phillips) NM State football’s Larry Rose III was selected to the Associated Press All-America Third Team, the association announced. He was the only Sun Belt Conference student-athlete chosen for this prestigious honor. Rose III is the seventh Aggie to be named to an Associated Press All-America team and the first since Karl Dean in 1974 and 1975. Dean was also selected to the Third Team. Two ...

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Keep fire safety in mind this holiday season December is one of the leading months for U.S. home fires With the winter holidays right around the corner, New Mexico State Fire Marshal John Standefer reminds New Mexicans that holiday decorations, Christmas trees, candles and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during the month of December, making it one of the leading months for home fires nationwide. ...

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Las Cruces Chamber Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’ By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin At the Stahlbaum’s cozy family Christmas celebration, youngsters Clara and Fritz greet the arriving guests while their parents bestow toys on the visiting children. Suddenly the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer appears, entertaining the tots with tricks and wind-up toys. His special gift to Clara – a wooden nutcracker – meets a quick an untimely fate at the hand of jealous ...

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NM State football inks seven signees Bulletin report Seven student-athletes – including a former Las Cruces High Bulldawg – have signed to play for the New Mexico State University football team. Head coach Doug Martin reports Junior college transfers Johnathan Boone, Jaleel Scott, Josh Aganon and Conner Cramer, as well as high school student-athletes Isaiah McIntyre, Jared Phipps and Austin Shaw will join the Aggies for the spring semester. “We couldn’t be more ...

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Hoops and the Force Darth Vader helps the New Mexico State University cheerleading squad throw out miniature basketballs to the crowd at NMSU’s men’s basketball game Sunday, Dec. 13 against Wyoming at the Pan American Center. NMSU deemed the game “Star Wars Night” and many fans dressed up as their favorite characters from the movie series. The new move, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens Friday, Dec. 18, on multiple screens at Cineport 10 and ...

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