Two views of Tierra del Sol Housing Project’s Peachtree Canyon Apartments at the southwest corner of Peachtree Hills and Jornada roads in the Metro Verde Development.
BY MIKE COOK LAS CRUCES – “I think we can all agree we need affordable housing in Las Cruces,” Mayor Pro Tem Gill Sorg said at a recent Las Cruces City Council meeting. At its Monday, Feb. 4 regular meeting, the council approved a long-term, low-interest loan of $495,500 to Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation as part of a local match for the nonprofit’s application to the New Mexico Finance Authority’s (NMMFA) allocation pool for Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). The ...

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BULLETIN REPORT LAS CRUCES – The City of Las Cruces announced Feb. 4 it has received “a major arts recognition that will bring creative economy benefits for arts and cultural businesses, workers and artists in the historic and original townsite of Las Cruces.” “I am privileged to announce that the New Mexico Arts Commission has announced that our city is the latest state-recognized arts and cultural district (ACD) in New Mexico and the first state-authorized ACD since 2016,” City Councilor Kasandra Gandara ...

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Alicia Keyes, state economic development secretary, Speaks Friday, Feb. 1, at an event to announce that a video game startup, Ganymede Games, will locate in downtown Las Cruces. Seated are Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu, New Mexico Partnership CEO Tim Nitti, and Ganymede Games CEO and founder Jerry Prochazka. (Bulletin photo by Michael Scanlon)Alicia Keyes, state economic development secretary, Speaks Friday, Feb. 1, at an event ...

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Doña Ana County Historical Society member David Thomas pauses outside the Rio Grande Theatre Feb. 2 after presenting at the first Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival sponsored by Visit Las Cruces. The event offered a fresh perspective on the infamous sheriff who resided in Doña Ana County for 12 years before he was shot to death in February 1908. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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LCPDLAS CRUCES – The woman killed in Saturday morning’s crash at the intersection of Spruce Avenue and Walnut Street has been identified as 26-year-old Naomi Brandi Flores of Las Cruces. The crash occurred about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Preliminary information from the investigation indicates that Flores was a backseat passenger in a 1995 Chevrolet pickup that was traveling north along Walnut Street. All indications point that the 26-year-old man who was driving ...

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The Las Cruces Municipal Court building, 135 E. Griggs Ave., had its cornerstone laid in 1917 and is on the state register of cultural properties. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)The Las Cruces Municipal Court building, 135 E. Griggs Ave., had its cornerstone laid in 1917 and is on the state register of cultural properties. (Bulletin photos by Mike Cook)The historic building that some long-time residents still refer to it as “the old post ...

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The Las Cruces International Film Festival revealed its official poster Friday, Jan. 25, at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science. The museum, filled with party guests, provided a dramatic backdrop for the event. LCIFF Executive Director Ross Marks spoke prior to the unveiling, explaining that each year festival organizers work to identify a local artist to create a collectible poster. Christina Ballew is the first woman in the festival’s four-year run to design the poster. “She has created what I believe ...

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As he begins his ninth month as chief executive of New Mexico State University, the complexity of the job is “what has impacted me the most,” said new Chancellor Dr. Dan Arvizu. There have been some rough spots since he took the helm last June 1, Arvizu said, but “I’ve quit asking myself, ‘What were you thinking?’” Serving as chancellor requires “a number of different skills,” he said, including being a people manager, relationship builder, politician, diplomat and technical expert. ...

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