Bulletin Report On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the state House of Representatives passed House Joint Memorial 4 to establish an Infrastructure Funding Interim Committee (IFIC) in a 35-33 vote. HJM 4, sponsored by Rep. Daymon Ely (D-Corrales), creates an interim committee to study the state’s public infrastructure funding systems and to propose measures for reform. “We need to get New Mexicans back to work,” said Ely. “We have too much money sitting idle while it could be spent on improving our roads, bridges and ...

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By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin At its Monday, Feb. 21 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved resolutions: ▪ Designating portions of two streets near the Las Cruces Public Schools Field of Dreams sports complex – on Tashiro Drive between north Valley Drive and north Motel Drive, and on Motel Boulevard between west Picacho Avenue and Tashiro Drive – as “Coach Jim Bradley Championship Way.” Bradley was the long-time football coach at Mayfield High School. He died in 2015. Under the memorial ...

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Animated image of the proposed emergency department building. Courtesy photo.Animated image of the proposed emergency department building. Courtesy photo. Bulletin Report MountainView Regional Medical Center is breaking ground on New Mexico’s first freestanding emergency department. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at 2811 N. Main Street. “Demand for emergency services in Las Cruces continues to increase, and MountainView Emergency Center at Main will provide an additional access ...

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Las Cruces magician Jamie O’Hara estimates he’s done about 6,000 magic shows to date. Courtesy photo. Las Cruces magician Jamie O’Hara estimates he’s done about 6,000 magic shows to date. Courtesy photo. By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Listening to Jamie O’Hara talk about doing magic in Las Cruces and across the country during the past 30-plus years is fascinating. Watching him make three green foam balls disappear from a mostly imaginary coin purse is, well ...

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Eric Enriquez, Las Cruces fire chief. Photo by Mike Cook.Eric Enriquez, Las Cruces fire chief. Photo by Mike Cook. By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces Fire Chief Eric Enriquez has been accepted into the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire Service Executive Development Institute, where he will join his peers from throughout the United States and Canada in a year-long leadership development program. Enriquez said the institute is “an opportunity for fire chiefs to ...

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Roman Jimenez and his family. Photo courtesy of Roman Jimenez.New Doña Ana County Republican Party Chairman Roman Jimenez and his family. Photo courtesy of Roman Jimenez. By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Roman Jimenez, the new Doña Ana County Republican Party chairman, supports President Donald Trump and is a fan of Martin Luther King Jr. Trump is “somebody with good intentions,” Jimenez said. “He doesn’t have any ties or (owe) any favors to any politicians.” Trump has ...

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Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima. Courtesy photo.Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima. Courtesy photo. By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin “If we want to build a voting culture, we need to remove barriers to voting,” Doña Ana County Clerk Scott Krahling said Tuesday, Feb. 7, after about 4 percent of qualified voters cast their ballots in the Las Cruces Public Schools board of education election. Having elections “scattered across the calendar” is a “barrier to people getting good ...

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Quiet has returned to pecan groves like this one west of Las Cruces following a harvest season that ended in late January. Photo by Alta LeCompte.Quiet has returned to pecan groves like this one west of Las Cruces following a harvest season that ended in late January. Photo by Alta LeCompte. By ALTA LECOMPTE Las Cruces Bulletin When choosing an entrée, meat eaters are likely to gravitate to beef (it’s what’s for dinner) or pork (the ...

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