Doña Ana County District Attorney Mark D’Antonio on Tuesday announced that Steve D. Siddall, 46, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after being convicted of stealing money from New Mexico State Senator Mary Kay Papen. On December 8, 2017, a Las Cruces jury convicted Siddall on one count of forgery over $2,500, a third-degree felony, five counts of forgery, each fourth-degree felonies, and two counts of fourth-degree larceny over $500. Assistant District Attorneys Daniel Sewell and Tim Nuccio ...

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Editor’s note: The following is a letter from Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Ewing, sent on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 23, to parents and the community, which addresses fresh concerns over school safety. Below is the full text of the letter. Dear Parents, Recent events in our state and nation have raised concerns about the safety of students at school. In the past few days, isolated threats on social media have led to increased worry in our community. I wish ...

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Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jamar Cotton handcuffs newlyweds Paul Maxwell and Janis Paul to symbolize their commitment in a lighthearted nod to Valentine’s Day. Third Judicial District Judge Mary Rosner presided over 20 marriages in the rotunda of the Doña Ana County Government Center Feb. 14, during which Cotton and his wife, Barbara, also renewed their vows. “We appreciate Judge Rosner coming here to do this great event for us,” said Doña Ana County Manager ...

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For the Love of Hearts Mountain View Market customer service representative Laurence Flores and his daughter Leona Flores, 2, show off a Valentine’s Day cookie Leona decorated Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11, inside the Mountain View Market café. See page 3 to see Leona in action. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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The City of Las Cruces flag will remain at half-staff at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St., until after the funeral of former City Councillor Olga Pedroza on Monday, Feb. 19. Pedroza, 75, died Friday, Feb. 9 after a brief illness.Olga Flag

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Linda Jackson, aka The Chocolate Lady, makes milk, dark and white chocolate strawberries in preparation for Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. For those contemplating such treats for their paramours, Jackson recommends calling in orders ahead of time at 575-526-2744. Her shop is located on the Mesilla Plaza. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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Bulletin report Residents of Doña Ana County voted in favor of school bonds and a mill for the Las Cruces Public School District and the Gadsden Independent School District. In LCPS 5,681 voters out of the 85,821 eligible voted. That is a 6.6 percent turnout which far exceeded the last school bond election held in 2016, which was 3.4 percent. In GISD, 535 voters out of the the 24,359 eligible voted. That is a 2.1 percent turnout. There was not an equivalent election ...

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VOTE TODAY! The Las Cruces Public Schools bond issue is on the ballot today, Feb. 6. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Vote yes or no on whether to bond $50 million to help better equip Las Cruces Schools. A yes vote will not increase your taxes. IMG_20171130_144336128Here are the voting locations: County government center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.; Desert Hills Elementary School, 280 N. Roadrunner Pkwy.; East Picacho Elementary School, 4450 N. Valley Drive; ...

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