Cans to help the needy By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “Can” is the pivotal word when you think about the can-do attitude at Las Cruces’ Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program. Canstruction is an event scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4 during the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo at the fairgrounds. Cans of food will be made into sculptures at the fairgrounds. All the ...

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Students enjoy fruits of labor By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin La Semilla Food Center calls its new partnership with Las Cruces Public Schools and the Gadsden Independent School District the “Edible Education program.” With cooperation from La Semilla staff and teachers, administrators and staff from the schools, the program is allowing students to enjoy the fruits — and vegetables — of their labor. La Semilla staff is working helping with school ...

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Ags look for win against rivals Miners Bulletin report Each year, no matter what the records, two football programs separated by about 50 miles and an invisible state line tangle in a game with regional pride on the line. The New Mexico State University football team plays host to rival Texas-El Paso Saturday, Sept 19 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. The rivalry dates back to ...

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Theatre celebrates new decade on Main Street By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin For nearly 90 years, the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., the epicenter of an increasingly populous and popular Downtown area, has entertained Las Cruces audiences with motion pictures and performances. However, just more 10 years ago, that legacy was in serious jeopardy. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the theater’s reopening after nearly a decade dark, the Doña Ana Arts ...

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Join ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ on Sept. 12 at Young Park The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing fast. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, with 5.3 million currently afflicted with the disease. Sixteen million are expected to have the disease by 2050. There is no cure, no treatment and no prevention. Statewide, 36,000 New Mexicans are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a number expected to swell ...

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Every Kid in a Park program introduces kids to public lands Bulletin Staff Report Fourth graders, this one’s for you. If you are not fortunate enough to be a fourth grader, hopefully you know one, because this is a great opportunity. From now until August 31, 2016, all fourth graders can attend national parks for free through the Every Kid in a Park program. The program provides an opportunity for fourth grade ...

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Grape-stomping fun While barefoot and stomping on grapes, El Pasoan Marisol Lara braces herself as she laughs at the grape-stomping competition during the 2015 Harvest Wine Festival, held Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, Sept. 6-7, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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