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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Kids have ‘blast’ at space center By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces sixth graders were born long after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986. But, thanks to the generosity and vision of the families of the seven crew members who died that day – and the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque – the students are learning about science, math, aerospace technology, teamwork, critical thinking and much more at ...

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Crucen’s shop wins national recognition Christophe Chino Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces businesswomen Marsha Cowen has been sewing and making quilts since she was 5, and now has more than 50 years of experience. Her passion turned from a hobby to her life’s work and a decade ago she opened the store Bernina Sewing and Design. And now, the rest of the nation will know about Cowen, her work and her store. ...

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Aggies host Panthers in home opener Bulletin report The opening game was supposed to be rough, and it was. New Mexico State University’s football team fell 61-13 at the University of Florida, Saturday, Sept. 5. The Aggies, though, get a chance for a fresh start as they play their home opener and their first Sun Belt Conference game of 2015 against the Georgia State Panthers, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 ...

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Las Cruces Comic Con strikes back By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin Last year, Troy Stegman, owner of Zia Comics, had a dream: To put on Las Cruces’ first ever full-fledged comic and pop culture convention. And he succeeded; nearly 7,000 superfans came from all over to stroll through the exhibition halls of the Las Cruces Convention Center, browsing the best in gaming, anime, fantasy, sci-fi, collectibles, pop culture, toys and, of ...

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Aggies set to tangle with Gators By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin The Aggies are excited. The college football season returns for New Mexico State University with the roar of 88,000 fans Saturday, Sept. 5 in Gainesville, Fla. to take on the University of Florida Gators in what is expected to be a jam-packed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (MDT). Legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger will call ...

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Chamber gears up for fall elections Election cycle will be 1st for Chamber endorsing candidates As the stewards of a strong Las Cruces business climate, we believe it is the responsibility of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the interests of business are being represented in the political decisions of our community leaders. For this reason, in November 2014, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber Board of Directors unanimously approved authorizing ...

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One last hurrah Labor Day festivals herald end of summer By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin School’s back in session — you can tell by the sudden boom of traffic on University Avenue and the lengthening lines at coffee shops and cafés — the days are getting cooler (at last!) and shorter (no!), farmers and field workers the valley through are hard at work in the fields readying the year’s crops and, this weekend, southern New Mexico ...

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