Residents object to power rate increase By Las Cruces Bulletin At its first public meeting on a proposed rate increase, El Paso Electric Co. (EPE) officials took questions from southern New Mexico residents about how it will cost low-electrical users more and why Texas users pay less. The Doña Ana County Commission Chamber was full Wednesday, June 3, for the first of a Great Conversations town hall series on the rate proposal that EPE officials ...

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Players arrive for 40th North-South baseball classic Senior high school baseball players around New Mexico will participate in the 40th Annual Bob Ogas North-South All-Star Baseball Classic, Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at Apodaca Park, at 2300 N. Solano Drive. First pitch for the opener is 7:30 p.m. while a double-header will start at noon Saturday. For many players this will be the last chance of showcasing their skills and ...

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MAINSTREET ON Caesar Perez spins a flaming dragon staff at the Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces for its monthly evening market Downtown Wednesday, June 10. LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE  

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Kids Night Out offers evening of family fun By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin It’s no question in recent years that Las Cruces’ newly revitalized Main Street Downtown has been the epicenter of some of the city’s best up-and-coming events and festivals. From the flair of the New Years’ Eve Chile Drop, which drew attention from residents and national news sources alike, to the fear and fun of each Halloween’s Zombie Walk, from the spice of fall’s ...

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Spirit Ranch continues to give more horse therapy By Las Cruces Bulletin A visit for a donation from the Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village Tuesday, June 9, was hopefully the first step for Spirit Ranch to extend its Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) from young people to seniors. Ann Remick-Barlow, a licensed independent social Worker who started Spirit Ranch 12 years ago, said it has been a dream to give older people access to ...

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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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