miguel By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Miguel Silva hopes to be the next mayor of Las Cruces. After eight years on the Las Cruces City Council representing District 1, Silva has thrown his hat into the ring in this year’s mayoral election. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Current Mayor Ken Miyagishima was first elected in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011, but has not yet revealed whether he will seek a third term. Miyagishima said he’ll make ...

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IMG_7540 Aaliyah Dominguez, 11, holds up signs Sunday morning at the corner of Alameda Boulevard and Ethel Avenue warning parishioners that mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church was cancelled in the wake of an explosion detonated in a trash can at the entrance of the church at approximately 8:30 a.m. Bulletin photo by Marissa Bond

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aa prayer In reaction to a pair of church bombing Sunday, Aug. 2, clergy and other Las Crucens participate in an interfaith prayer gathering Sunday evening at Pioneer Park. Bulletin photo by Polo Orta

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AAAA church Las Cruces Bulletin Two explosions shut down two different churches in Las Cruces Sunday morning, Aug. 2. An explosion took place at Calvary Baptist Church at 1800 S Locust St., about 8 a.m. and nearly a half an hour later an explosion took place across town at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 1327 N Miranda St. Both churches were evacuated and police report there were no injuries. Both Locust and Miranda Streets were close. Resident ...

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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin The Las Cruces City Council heard widespread support for the construction of a soundstage at its Monday, July 27, 2015 work session. Building the city’s first commercial soundstage is one of the projects being considered by the city council as a way to create economic development opportunities in Las Cruces. The city has earmarked a portion of the three-eighths percent hold harmless gross receipts tax (HHGRT) put in place July 2014 that will result from revenue bonds ...

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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Philip San Filippo calls Las Cruces “the Kittyhawk of the future,” comparing it to the small town in North Carolina that became internationally famous after the Wright brothers made the world’s first controlled-power airplane flights a few miles south of there in December 1903. San Filippo sees the same potential for Las Cruces, as Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic move closer to making commercial space flight – aerospace tourism – ...

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Details What: NM Gross Receipts Tax Holiday When: Friday, Aug. 7 to Sunday Aug. 9 Where: Throughout the state Info: www.tax.newmexico.gov/tax-holiday.aspx Get ready to go back to school with the tax-free holiday By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin Taxes – what are they good for? Well, a lot, actually, but on an already strained budget they can be a burden, especially in families with children preparing to go back to school. Enter the tax-free weekend. During the New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday, held from 12:01 a.m. Friday, ...

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Making it work: World Breastfeeding Week raises awareness By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin Adrianna Rigales’ daughter, Elise, was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. She was unable to latch on to nurse, but Rigales knew the importance of breastfeeding and was committed to being able to provide her daughter with breast milk. “Having breastfed my son for two years, it was devastating to me that I couldn’t breastfeed her, ...

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