By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin City Manager Stuart Ed initiated the Economic Development Department. Courtesy photo.City Manager Stuart Ed initiated the Economic Development Department. Courtesy photo. “Our recruitment for the position was very successful,” City Manager Stuart Ed said about the hiring of a director for the city’s newly expanded Economic Development Department (EDD). “I’m pleased to report to you that all of the finalists are local,” he said. “The successful candidate will know our community, ...

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Bulletin Report Las Cruces Utilities will conduct fire hydrant preventative maintenance in preparation to place Well 61, located at 2365 Sambrano Ave., into service. These activities will be performed beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, and 10 p.m. Thursday, March 16. These actions could create discolored water for residents and businesses along Triviz Drive from Griggs Avenue to Missouri Avenue and on Nevada Avenue from Triviz to Lees Drive, due to naturally occurring iron and manganese in the water. Although the ...

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Bulletin Report Congressman Steve Pearce announced this week he will host a town hall in Las Cruces on Saturday, March 18. The event will take place at noon at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Two recent protests outside Pearce headquarters on Telshor Boulevard were staged to voice criticism of the congressman for not appearing in Las Cruces, the largest city in his district, during the Congressional recess. Pearce’s press release announcing the Farm & Ranch appearance ...

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Bulletin Report The City of Las Cruces invites community members to attend a series of film screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14-17 in conference room 2007b on the second floor of city hall, 700 N. Main St. The films shown will be two episodes of the PBS series “Designing Healthy Communities,” which looks at the impact a manmade environment has on key public health indices–obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression. Dr. Richard Jackson, the films’ narrator, says there are connections between “bad community design” ...

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Bulletin Report Las Cruces Utilities will conduct fire hydrant preventative maintenance in preparation to place Well 61, located at 2365 Sambrano Ave., into service. These activities will be performed beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, and 10 p.m. Thursday, March 16. These actions could create discolored water for residents and businesses along Triviz Drive from Griggs Avenue to Missouri Avenue and on Nevada Avenue from Triviz to Lees Drive, due to naturally occurring iron and manganese in the water. Although the ...

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Bulletin Report A local electrical contractor for the City of Las Cruces will replace all existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) street lighting on residential streets throughout out the city with more energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) lighting. The replacement work is scheduled to begin the week of March 13, and will take approximately two months to complete. The goal is to reduce energy and maintenance cost, enhance safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians and help to create a clean and efficient portfolio ...

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Bulletin Report The Miss Las Cruces Scholarship Organization has a new director, and is gearing up for its annual pageant to be held at 5 p.m., March 18, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The new local director is Brandi Holcomb, who teaches family and consumer science at Camino Real Middle School. Holcomb was Miss Otero County 2014 and competed in the 2015 Miss New Mexico Pageant, where she was a top-five competitor, said Miss New Mexico Scholarship Organization Executive Director ...

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sleeping_beauty_art Bulletin Report The Las Cruces Chamber Ballet will present performances of excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake at 7 p.m., March 14-15, at the Atkinson Music Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, on the New Mexico State University campus. Tickets are still available for $15 at Michele’s Dance Academy, 1195 E. Madrid Ave. Call 575-527-1893.

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