Lane closures at the intersection of Alameda Boulevard and Amador Avenue began today and will continue for up to five days for telecommunication improvements for Century Link. Access to businesses will be maintained during the construction and motorists wanting to avoid possible delays should seek an alternate route. The lane closures will not affect RoadRUNNER Transit. For more information, call 575/528-3098. The TTY number is 575/541-2182.

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Dusan Jolovic, a Doctor of Philosophy degree candidate with a major in Engineering, attends the New Mexico State University Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 12, at the Pan American Center. Several thousand students graduated in May from NMSU and Doña Ana Community College, with various commencement ceremonies held at the Pan American Center on the NMSU campus. See pages 24-27 for more photos and information. PHOTO COURTESY VICTORIA PALOMBIT, NMSU

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Residents and businesses in the area of Lohman Avenue south to Nevada Avenue, and west from Walnut Street to Solano Drive, will experience a water outage from 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18, to 3 a.m. Friday, May 19, while Las Cruces Utilities replaces two water line distribution valves. Once service is restored, residents may notice discolored water due to iron and manganese. Although the water is safe to drink, City officials recommend waiting to wash laundry until after the water becomes ...

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The four-string Hawaiian box earns its own festival Photo courtesy lascrucesukefest.com 2017 Las Cruces Ukefest instructor Heidi Swedberg Photo courtesy lascrucesukefest.com2017 Las Cruces Ukefest instructor Heidi Swedberg By Mike Cook, Las Cruces Bulletin The first-ever Las Cruces UkeFest is virtually sold out, according to Las Cruces Ukes President Cheryl Fallstead. The only ukulele festival in southern New Mexico takes place Friday through Sunday, May 19 -21, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping ...

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Bulletin report Real estate professional Steve Montanez will challenge Gill Sorg for the Distric 5 seat on the Las Cruces City Council, which represents the northeast side of Las Cruces starting from Elks Drive east up Highway 70 to the Porter and Holman area. Montanez, a 17-year Las Cruces resident, was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico and has been involved in organizations and local government in Las Cruces over the last five years. “I am ready to serve our ...

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Cinco … Seis … Siete … de Mayo Crystal Contreras from La Academia Dolores Huerta Conjunto Program sings for the crowd Saturday in Old Mesilla. Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexican culture, fell on Friday this year, so the appointed weekend events graced Plaza de Mesilla on May 6 and 7. For more images of theappointed festivities, and for events at Young Park, turn to page 34.turn to p BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE ...

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Photo courtesy Bob Diven A typical evening in the Sycamore home.  Brandon Brown as Paul Sycamore, David Edwards as Grandpa, and Autumn Gieb as Essie Sycamore.A typical evening in the Sycamore home. Brandon Brown as Paul Sycamore, David Edwards as Grandpa, and Autumn Gieb as Essie Sycamore. (Photo by Bob Diven) By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “If you go see “You Can’t Take It With You” at Las Cruces Community Theatre – and you ...

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Happening now: Area law-enforcement agencies honor officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty with a memorial service. A memorial procession begins at 9 a.m. from the parking lot of Mesilla Community Church, the former K-Mart location on El Paseo Road. The procession will end at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Union and University, where a memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend all events. A candlelight vigil was held ...

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