Mesilla Jazz Happening celebrates 15 years on the plaza By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin On the first weekend of each October since 2000, the Mesilla plaza has hosted a weekend of live jazz music, and six years ago, the annual program transferred to fall under the auspices of the Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society (MVJBS), “designed to spread the art form to the wide public that often doesn’t have a lot of exposure ...

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FAIR 2 Bulletin photo by Steve MacIntyre Las Cruces residents Jessica Quirico and her daughter Natalie Quirico, 8, enjoy the Sizzler ride Wednesday Wednesday, Sept. 30 during the first day of the Southern New Mexico State Fair. With more than 35,000 attendees expected, the fair continues until Sunday, Oct. 4 at the fairgrounds west of Las Cruces. The hours are 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3, and 9 a.m. to 6 ...

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Got ’em! After Buddy Tharp ropes a steer’s head, his cousin, Russell Tharp, throws his lasso to catch the legs Sunday, Sept. 20 during the Cowboys For Cancer Research team roping event at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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Report: NMSU staffing is top heavy By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin A reorganization is in order at New Mexico State University and the school hopes such a move could save up to $53 million. The more than 3,000 staff employees – excluding the about 900 faculty members – learned Tuesday, Sept. 22 there will be changes on the way in how jobs will be approached and how hierarchy will function throughout ...

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NMSU floral team competes regionally By Kristie Garcia For the Las Cruces Bulletin The New Mexico State University floral team competed regionally this summer, bringing home one first-place honor and two second-place finishes. The team will be able to compete nationally for the first time next year in the American Institute of Floral Designers collegiate competition due to NMSU floriculture program coordinator Sabine Green receiving full induction into AIFD ...

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NMSU licks wounds after 0-3 start Bulletin report A well-deserved rest is in order. The New Mexico State University football team has started its season off with three-straight losses, but has a bye week and does not play Saturday, Sept. 20 as they rest up and prepare for three straight away contests. The next game for the Aggies is Saturday, Oct. 3 at in-state rival the University of New Mexico. Their next ...

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Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo rides again By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin From its humble beginnings as a small livestock show and rodeo held on the New Mexico State University campus to its current status as one of the Land of Enchantment’s premier annual events, the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo has become an institution over its 49 years, bringing together people near and far for five days of fun. This year, ...

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