Adjusting a rocket payload, students prepare for judges’ questions during the first stage of the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC), now part of the Spaceport America Cup. Visit www.spaceportamericacup.com for information about the event and how to be there ($10 for one day, $20 for two or more). Bulletin Photos by Elva K. Österreich One hundred fourteen teams with 90 rockets crowd into the Las ... CONTINUE
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New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce was at the baseball practice this morning when a gunman opened fire into a morning baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. for Republican members of Congress. Pearce tweeted he was there this morning but is uninjured. At least five people were wounded in the incident, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. “Suspect is in custody and not a threat,” the Alexandria Police Department tweeted. CONTINUE
Doña Ana County Clerk Scott A. Krahling has announced the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office and the Bureau of Elections will be closed all day Wednesday, June 14, to allow staff to participate in offsite training related to professional development and strategic planning. The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 15. Krahling said frequent visitors to the Clerk’s Office are being notified of the closure in advance to minimize inconvenience. “The staff will ... CONTINUE
Pride on the Plaza The LGBTQ Equality March for Unity and Pride leaves Plaza de Las Cruces June 11 following a rally. The event coincided with others nationwide, and is evolved from the gay liberation movement that took to the streets in June 1969 in New York City and a year later in Chicago and Los Angeles. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
The National Weather Service has indicated there’s a possibility of heavy rains in Las Cruces over the next few days, according to a press release from the city. The Las Cruces Fire Department has sandbags available for city residents. Homeowners who reside within city limits can stop by any Las Cruces fire station and get up to 10 sandbags free of charge. Fire stations are located at: • Station 1: 201 E. Picacho Ave. • Station 2: ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report An upcoming missile test scheduled for the morning of June 14 will require the closure of three state highways. The test, being conducted by White Sands Missile Range will require the closure of Highway 54 between the McGregor Range exit and Orogrande, Highway 70 between San Augustine Pass and Alamogordo, and Highway 380 from San Antonio to Carrizozo. The blocks are expected to last from 8 am to 9 am. The roads will be blocked by White Sands Missile Range security ... CONTINUE
Ryan Major and Amanda Rabah enjoy glasses of wine from Jaramillo Vineyards May 27 during the Las Cruces Wine Festival at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Warm weather attracted festive crowds for the three-day event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. For more photos, see page 20. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE