Jose Rivera, Yvonne Barela and Connie Estrada enjoy a Saturday evening July 22 during the Tequila, Tacos & Cerveza Fest at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The traveling festival highlights Mexican beers, exotic tequilas and street tacos, all folded into contests and live music. For more, see SW Living, page 58. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Birthday for Barbara Barbara Hubbard, the grand lady of the Pan American Center’s musical legacy, celebrates a milestone with a few close friends. For more on the evening, see page 24. Bulletin photo by Richard Coltharp

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7 By MIKE COOK, Las Cruces Bulletin The conversion of Church and Water streets from one-way to two-way traffic has gotten off to a smooth start. The project began June 12, with about three-quarters to one mile of Church and Water (about 10 city blocks) between Lohman Avenue and Picacho Avenue to be re-configured. It also includes street resurfacing, new curbs and sidewalks, and utility upgrades for parts of both streets, as well as complete ...

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High drama Four days after man-made fireworks dotted the sky, nature provided a luminous grandeur over White Sands National Monument July 8 with a full moon and a cloud-to-cloud lightning strike. BULLETIN PHOTO BY ANTHONY ALBIDREZ

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DSC_0657 The annual Electric Light Parade commemorating Independence Day was rerouted this year due to downtown street construction. Following the Electric 5K and Mile Run on July 3, participants gathered at Apodaca Park before heading down Madrid Avenue, then on to Solano and Hadley avenues. DSC_0633 DSC_0659 DSC_0663 DSC_0672 CONTINUE

Full moon risin’ Las Cruces artist Bonnie Mandoe’s Full Moon Open Studio Sale will be held from 5 p.m. until moonrise (8 p.m.) on Saturday, July 8, at Quesenberry Farmhouse Gallery, 825 Quesenberry St. “This is Quesenberry’s first Full Moon Open Studio, inspired by the turnout at our Memorial Day event and the unprecedented number of visitors in its wake,” Mandoe said. “I love it when my paintings find new homes! You’ll be surprised to discover the ambiance of this historic farmhouse ...

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DSC_0657 The annual Electric Light Parade commemorating Independence Day was rerouted this year due to downtown street construction. Following the Electric 5K and Mile Run on July 3, participants gathered at Apodaca Park before heading down Madrid Avenue, then on to Solano and Hadley avenues. DSC_0633 DSC_0659 DSC_0663 DSC_0672 CONTINUE