Insects could affect crop production For the Las Cruces Bulletin Entomologists at New Mexico State University are warning growers of the possibility of finding new invasive insect pests in New Mexico affecting numerous crops including alfalfa hay, sorghum and a number of vegetables and fruits. “It’s a continual struggle,” said Jane Pierce, NMSU Extension entomologist. “We try to intercept them before they get into the U.S., then before they get into New Mexico, but insects are often ...

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By Las Cruces Bulletin Ben Woods is about to retire. Don’t expect the departing special assistant to New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers, though, to just spend lazy days fishing or lounging on his couch watching TV. Woods, 62, may be ending his career in the academic setting, but he plans to stay busy. Sure, he’s going to use his new-found downtime to visit grand kids in California and his recently married daughter in Dallas. And while ...

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As temperatures rise and summer truly begins in the Mesilla Valley, two Las Cruces theater companies – No Strings Theatre Company and Las Cruces Community Theatre – are ready to open the curtains on their summer productions, providing a great way to beat the doldrums of the summer months. Opening Friday, June 5, at the Black Box Theatre is a family-friendly production of the classic tale “Arabian Nights,” running for nine performances over three weeks, closing Sunday, June ...

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2015 Burger Time golf tourney set for early July Bulletin Staff Report Last year the annual Burger Time “All Activities” High School Golf Tournament brought in $275,000 for high school activities in Las Cruces. Scheduled for Thursday to Saturday, July 9 to 11 at Red Hawk Golf Club, the event is in its 22nd year. The tournament started out as a fundraiser for Las Cruces high school football teams, but has expanded to include a variety of programs. ...

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Paul Neff puts the finishing touches on the Beyond Pluto: The Clyde Tombaugh Story exhibit at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, which debuts Friday, June 5, during the First Friday Downtown Arts Ramble. The exhibit tells about Tombaugh’s many contributions to astronomy, including the discovery of Pluto, and to the Las Cruces region. The museum at 501 N. Main St. is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY ORLANDO ...

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By Las Cruces Bulletin Following a court ruling that sided with the Las Cruces city clerk’s decision to not count recall petitions after being notified by signers they were mislead, the City Council approved the counts Monday, June 1, ending the effort to recall three councillors, unless further court action is taken. City Attorney Rusty Babbington said the state court’s ruling on a writ of mandamus did result in one minor adjustment in the count on one petition, ...

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By Las Cruces Bulletin Ben Woods is about to retire. Don’t expect the departing special assistant to New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers, though, to just spend lazy days fishing or lounging on his couch watching TV. Woods, 62, may be ending his career in the academic setting, but he plans to stay busy. Sure, he’s going to use his new-found downtime to visit grand kids in California and his recently married daughter in Dallas. And while ...

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By Las Cruces Bulletin Ben Woods is about to retire. Don’t expect the departing special assistant to New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers, though, to just spend lazy days fishing or lounging on his couch watching TV. Woods, 62, may be ending his career in the academic setting, but he plans to stay busy. Sure, he’s going to use his Brook Stockberger

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