High School football Mayfield is set to snap the football against crosstown rival Centennial Friday, Oct. 13, at the Field of Dreams in a game won by Centennial 37-23. The Hawks improved to 4-4 with their third-straight win, while the Trojans fell to 1-6. Centennial faces another hot team in Las Cruces High School at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Field of Dreams. The Bulldawgs are 6-1 after stuffing Carlsbad 45-6. ...

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DAWN RIDERS From left, Gabe Rochelle, George Pearson, Ashleigh Curry and Audra Yerxa meet at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum early Monday, Oct. 9, for the “Share the Road Las Cruces Visibility Ride,” sponsored by Velo Cruces (“the voice of the cycling community”) to promote safety and awareness among motorists and bicyclists on Las Cruces roadways. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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Alexia Hoffman greets her brother Van Hoffman, 11, before the start of play at the 4th annual Special Olympics Golf tournament at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 30. The four-player scramble benefited Special Olympics New Mexico and athletes with intellectual disabilities in Las Cruces, with entry fees of $100 per person, $400 per team and sponsorship options. Funds raised allow Special Olympians to travel and compete in state competitions throughout the year, giving them “opportunities to ...

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A Boer goat peers through his fence Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, as participants began unloading their livestock at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The fair concludes Sunday afternoon at 12125 Robert Larson Blvd., about 15 miles west of Las Cruces via I-10. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE Access the fair calendar at lascrucesbulletin.com.    

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The 2017 Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo Court, crowned in August, includes, back row left to right, Fair Princess Faith Perrault, Fair Queen Jaylynn Benitez, Rodeo Queen Alyssa Marable and Rodeo Princess Sophia Moreno; front row, Fair Peewee Princess Madeline Frietze, Fair Junior Princess Hannah Perrault and Rodeo Junior Princess Ellie Powell.The 2017 Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo Court, crowned in August, includes, back row left to right, Fair ...

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A rope for hope John Hudgens and his horse Crotch Rocket, 16, competed in the #10 division of the 35th annual Cowboys for Cancer Research team roping event, Sept. 16-17 at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. The event precedes the organization’s 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction fundraiser Oct. 6 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The fundraiser is open to the public, with open seating single tickets $100 each. Tables for 10 are $1,200. To reserve, ...

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Birthdays are endings and beginnings, a reason to look back and forward. I recently turned 39 for the eighteenth time, celebrating another successful year of not dying, and I thought I’d add up my life. Literally. 33.3 billion miles traveled around the sun. I can’t take credit for this one. Gravity and Newton’s laws of planetary motion were in charge, but I never once asked the planet to stop so I could get off and use the restroom. Phil Wilke CONTINUE

The Big Event LOGO 2 The Big Event is really … a big event! The second annual celebration of southern New Mexico food and traditions benefits local cancer patients and their families. The four-day Big Event – also known as La Gran Fiesta – will be Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 21-24 in various locations around Las Cruces. Most events will be on the Plaza de Las Cruces downtown. The itinerary (see sidebar) includes a golf tournament, parade, the ...

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