Marthe Cohn MUG Much of Marthe Cohn’s life sounds like a script for a really exciting action movie. She was a spy for the French government during World War II, risking her life to cross into German territory to report on troop movements and battle plans. Later, she received the highest military honor from both the French and German governments. Cohn, 97, will tell her story during a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. ...

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back-to-school-shopping-tips-to-avoid-debt-woes_1From today through Sunday, vendors will not be required to collect gross receipts tax (GRT) from customers on certain back to school necessities, such as pens, pencils, computers, and clothing. Non-taxable items include: Clothing and footwear $100 or less School supplies such as pens, paper, and other classroom necessities $30 or less Computers $1,000 or less Various computer accessories $500 or less Price limits are for each item, not the total amount spent for all purchases. The complete ...

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Warped by the sun Valeria McClure cheers for My Heart Might Explode Tuesday, Aug. 1, as the Vans Warped tour rocked the NMSU Intramural Field. The longest-running music festival in North America made Las Cruces the 41st stop on this summer’s 45-city tour, offering 63 bands on seven stages – and plenty of water to combat 90-degree temperatures. For more action, see page 18. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Alamogordo — On Wednesday, August 9, the Sonic Wind No. 1 rocket sled, which has long been an icon of the John P. Stapp Air and Space Park at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, will take yet another ride. This time to Washington D.C. where it is destined to become part of a new exhibit entitled “SPEED” at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM). This famous rocket sled is actually a part of the Smithsonian’s collection ...

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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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