Helping hand Vietnam Veteran Lawrence Orvis, Chaplain at Post 10, shares a moment with Kamila Miranda, 7, Sunday morning at the Walmart on Rinconada Boulevard during a non-perishable food drive benefiting Casa de Peregrinos. The drive was sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 431, Las Cruces. See page 26 for a July 26 ceremony in Albuquerque for Vietnam veterans. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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Bulletin file photoBulletin file photo BULLETIN REPORT There are fireworks, sure, but the July 4 holiday offers other opportunities to celebrate the nation’s independence. Tuesday, July 3 • 7:30 p.m.: Electric 5K & One-mile Fun Run; race starts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. Visit www.lascrucesrunningclub.com. • 9 p.m.: The Electric Light Parade; Solano Avenue (Begins at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., south on Solano Avenue, east on Hadley Avenue, ends at Maag Softball Complex.) ...

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Ohio State University’s Dylan Steinhilber works on his team’s 30K rocket Friday, June 22, at Spaceport America during the second annual Spaceport America Cup, headquartered in Las Cruces. The vertical launch competition, sponsored by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association, attracted 133 teams of student rocketeers from across the U.S. and 11 countries. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Courtesy photo Barbara HubbardCourtesy photoBarbara Hubbard Bulletin Report “Illuminate the Sky” is the theme for the City’s 2018 Fourth of July Electric Light Parade, according to a press release from the City of Las Cruces. The parade will be led this year by the brightest luminary of all, Barbara Hubbard (more widely known as “Mother Hubbard”), as official Parade Marshal. The Electric Light Parade begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Apodaca Park, 801 ...

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Bulletin photo by Mike Cook From left, Las Cruces City Councilors Yvonne Flores, Greg Smith and Jack Eakman board a downtown city bus in support of public transportation during national Dump the Pump Day June 21.Bulletin photo by Mike CookFrom left, Las Cruces City Councilors Yvonne Flores, Greg Smith and Jack Eakman board a downtown city bus in support of public transportation during national Dump the Pump Day June 21. By Mike Cook Las Cruces ...

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Valley 1 Bulletin Report A $23 million renovation project has begun on Valley Drive. The work, which has been in the planning stages for several years, kicked off Monday morning, June 25, between Amador and Picacho and along Avenida de Mesilla from Valley to Hickory, said Wyatt D. Kartchner of Molzen-Corbin Associates of Las Cruces, the project’s engineering firm. The project will renovate a 1.5-mile stretch of Valley Drive from Picacho Avenue on the north to ...

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Bulletin report With afternoon temperatures forecast for the low 100s to 106 degrees over the next several days, it’s inevitable that teens, tweens and children of all ages will be trying to cool off at local swimming pools, according to a press release from the Las Cruces Police Department. Las Cruces police and firefighters hope those swims are done safely and with adult supervision. They recommend following these safety tips: Never leave children or elderly unsupervised in or near a swimming pool, hot ...

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National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson was the special guest and keynote speaker at the Doña Ana County NAACP Chapter No. 1602’s Juneteenth “Celebration of Freedom” banquet June 16 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but word was withheld from slaves until a Union officer disclosed the news on June 19, 1865. Since then, annual commemorations of the emancipation have been referred to as Juneteenth. CONTINUE