Asylum Seekers arriving at Meerscheidt Recreation Center.(Photo courtesy of City of Las Cruces)
LAS CRUCES – Over the weekend, U. S. Border Patrol agents transported more asylum seekers from South America to Las Cruces for the second consecutive day. A total of 83 arrived on Saturday, April 13. Sixty-one were taken to the Community of Hope campus; 33 children and 28 adults. An additional 22 arrived at the City’s Meerscheidt Recreation Center; 10 children and 12 adults with approximately 80 more expected later that day, according to a City of Las Cruces news release. ...

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Greg Smith
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin To increase voter turnout in Las Cruces city elections and level the playing field for city council candidates in all districts, Councilor Greg Smith is proposing that the mayor’s term of office be increased from four to six years. That proposal was discussed at the council’s Monday, April 8 work session along with a discussion of hospital speed zones and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. Mayor’s term Before 1991, when a new city charter took effect, councilors ...

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IMG_0749 The Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission, 1050 W. Amador Ave., seeks donations for the influx of migrants who arrived at the mission Friday, April 12. Particularly needed are personal hygiene products including sanitary napkins; shampoo; conditioner; lotion; Chapstick or similar types of lip balm; clothing; towels; blankets; and canned food and bottled water. Also sought is foam padding, to be used as bedding, and stuffed toys for children. Donations should be taken to ...

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  Spaceport America team member Susan Raitt welcomes terrestrial beings to an open house Sunday, April 7, igniting the 2nd annual Las Cruces Space Festival. The mission concludes Saturday, April 13. See page 22. PHOTO COURTESY SPACEPORT AMERICA

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Las Cruces residents participated in the Space Walk down Main Street during the 2018 Las Cruces Space Festival. (Bulletin photo by Steve MacIntyre)
LAS CRUCES – Fifty-eight years ago, on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to orbit Earth, a trip that was completed in 108 minutes. In recognition of Gagarin’s historical achievement and humanity’s journey in space exploration, Yuri’s Night has become an annual celebration, with parties and events held around the world. Yuri’s Night also marks the launch of the first space shuttle on April 12, 1981. This year’s Las Cruces Space Festival will ...

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Astrogeologist James Rice will present “From the Sea of Tranquility to the Mountains of Mars” at the Las Cruces Convention Center on April 11, as part of the Las Cruces Space Festival. (Courtesy photo)
LAS CRUCES – From the time he was six years old, James Rice was fascinated by space exploration. While he describes himself as a highly average student, as a boy growing up in 1960s Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he devoured the biographies of scientists and explorers, and followed the news of the Apollo Space Program intently. Supportive of his interest, Rice’s parents would take him to the NASA center in Alabama., and allow him to stay home from school to listen to ...

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs New Mexico Senate Bill 2, Film Tax Credit Changes, at Albuquerque Studios March 29. At left and right are the bill’s chief sponsors, state Rep. Antonio “Mo” Maestas, D-Bernalillo, and state Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, D-Santa Fe. (Photo courtesy office of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham)
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham referenced filmmaking in Las Cruces and highlighted the contribution of a Las Cruces lawmaker as she signed a bill Friday, March 29, that more than doubles the cap on rebate payments to qualified film and television productions in New Mexico and provides an additional 5 percent credit for productions that film in Las Cruces or anywhere outside of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. “This is historic, and we ...

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 U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Julio Holguin, who fought in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1970, helps raise the Stars & Stripes over Veterans Park on Roadrunner Parkway March 30 during a memorial honoring those who sacrificed for their country during the conflict. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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