Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps identify the suspect responsible for Tuesday evening’s armed robbery of the Church’s Chicken restaurant on the city’s East Mesa. Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, police were dispatched to the armed robbery call at Church’s Chicken at 5092 Bataan Memorial West. Officers learned that a man entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun he ... CONTINUE
This year’s American Indian Week offers something to celebrate for six consecutive days: Thursday, April 6 Miss Native American NMSU Pageant (5 to 9 p.m.) Corbett Center Auditorium Friday, April 7 – Arts and Crafts Fair (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Corbett Center First Floor – Story Tellers Concert in conjunction with Indigenous Ways of Knowing Conference (6 to 11 p.m.) Featuring Def-I, Benzo, Ehren Natay, Walatowa Massive and DJ Roman Corbett Center Outdoor Stage Saturday, April 8 – Arts and Crafts Fair ... CONTINUE
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By Courtney Lopez Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Child hunger in New Mexico is a pressing issue and the daunting reality of this is that the faces of hunger aren’t easily identified. According to the United States Census Bureau, in Doña Ana County, more than 25 percent of the population is living in poverty. The poverty threshold for a family of four is an annual income of $24,600. One fourth of our county not only struggles to make ends meet but struggles ... CONTINUE
STEM students collect data Zia Middle School science teacher Anna Suggs and students in an advanced STEM class are participating in a Remote Sensing Earth Science Teacher Program (RSESTep) at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, part of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center program. They are one out of 15 schools nationwide that teaches students to how to maneuver and operate GoPro technology attached to kites. They also learn how to read the data, record it and interpret ... CONTINUE
By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin City Manager Stuart Ed initiated the Economic Development Department. Courtesy photo. “Our recruitment for the position was very successful,” City Manager Stuart Ed said about the hiring of a director for the city’s newly expanded Economic Development Department (EDD). “I’m pleased to report to you that all of the finalists are local,” he said. “The successful candidate will know our community, ... CONTINUE
Bulletin Report Las Cruces Utilities will conduct fire hydrant preventative maintenance in preparation to place Well 61, located at 2365 Sambrano Ave., into service. These activities will be performed beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, and 10 p.m. Thursday, March 16. These actions could create discolored water for residents and businesses along Triviz Drive from Griggs Avenue to Missouri Avenue and on Nevada Avenue from Triviz to Lees Drive, due to naturally occurring iron and manganese in the water. Although the ... CONTINUE
Bulletin Report Congressman Steve Pearce announced this week he will host a town hall in Las Cruces on Saturday, March 18. The event will take place at noon at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Two recent protests outside Pearce headquarters on Telshor Boulevard were staged to voice criticism of the congressman for not appearing in Las Cruces, the largest city in his district, during the Congressional recess. Pearce’s press release announcing the Farm & Ranch appearance ... CONTINUE