Bulletin Report Soroptimist International of Las Cruces presented the 2017Live Your Dream: Educational and Training Awards to Agni Guerrero and Marina Lucero on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Both received awards of $1,000. Guerrero is a senior studying electrical engineering at NMSU. She aspires to a career in the power industry in which she can contribute

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By BILLY HUNTSMAN Las Cruces Bulletin About 100 people turned out for a rally and fake town hall meeting held outside New Mexico U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R)’s Las Cruces office, 570 N. Telshor Blvd., at noon on Feb. 24. The participants, many holding signs asking “Where’s Pearce?” and criticizing the Republican congressman’s political decisions,

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By BILLY HUNTSMAN Las Cruces Bulletin Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, acting in place of Gov. Susana Martinez, who is traveling to Washington, D.C. for a national governors meeting, on the night of Feb. 23 signed House Bill 261 into law on request by the governor, giving New Mexico courts $1.6 million in emergency funding and

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By BILLY HUNTSMAN Las Cruces Bulletin In response to Thursday, Feb. 16’s protests outside his Las Cruces office, and in anticipation of a fake town hall meeting being put on by dissatisfied constituents on Feb. 24, New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District Rep. Steve Pearce (R) issued a statement addressing complaints of inaccessibility. Indivisible is a national

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FIRE DANCER A performer from Odd Lab, a firedancing troupe based in Las Cruces and El Paso, entertains guests at the 2017 Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Gala and Awards Banquet on Feb. 18 at Hotel Encanto. For more photos from the gala, turn to page 25. PHOTO BY TABITHA ROSSMAN

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Bulletin Report The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley, 3551 Bataan Memorial W., will offer free spaying and neutering, rabies vaccination, microchipping and licensing of 40 companion and feral cats on all starting at 6 a.m. until all the slots are filled Feb. 28. Spaying and neutering is 100-percent effective method of birth control for cats and

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By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Jack Nixon estimates he has called about 1,500 New Mexico State University Aggie basketball and football games – with a few baseball, softball and volleyball games thrown in – over the past four decades. Nixon, who turns 67 in March, has been the Voice of the Aggies for 37

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By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Drew Mayer-Oakes is the new Film Las Cruces liaison, and Las Cruces native Jon Foley is the deputy. Mayer-Oakes began work Feb. 6, succeeding Scott Murray. Foley became the first-ever FLC deputy liaison on Feb. 1. “We’re thrilled to continue building our team at Film Las Cruces by bringing

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