Bulletin Report Comcast announced March 1 it is increasing the speeds for existing customers in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Farmington, Gallup, Los Alamos and Silver City at no additional cost. Customers can stream shows, video chat or use at least four devices at once and can expect download speeds to increase from 50 Mbps to up to 70 Mbps as soon as March 1, a Comcast press release said. “These increases reflect our commitment to delivering the fastest speeds to our ...

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Bulletin Report The Las Cruces Museum system is searching for art submissions for Branigan Cultural Center to display in 2018. The center will display exhibits in four different spaces ranging from 700-square-feet to 1,400-square feet. Preference will be given to exhibitions demonstrating strong connections to the cultural and historical heritage of the Mesilla Valley and southern New Mexico, the museum system said in a release. Submissions are accepted only electronically here.  Submitters are asked to upload five to 10 high-resolution jpg images of the ...

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Bulletin Report A New Mexico grade school built during the Jim Crow years was listed in the National Register of Historic Places during Black History Month, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced on Feb. 28. The Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School in Vado near the Mexico border was built in 1926, the same year the precursor of Black History Month was established as the second week of February in recognition of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The school in Vado was built during a ...

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Bulletin Report Las Cruces’ Women’s Economic Self-sufficiency Team (WESST) will host a presentation to help small-business owners understand the state’s gross-receipts tax. The presentation will start at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 3, in the Roadrunner Room on the second floor of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho.Mary Anne Quesada, with the Small Business Development Center, will give the presentation. “The gross receipts tax rate varies throughout the state from 5.125% to 8.6875% depending on the location of the business,” said a WESST ...

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Maria Flores retained her seat on the Las Cruces Board of Education. Courtesy photo.Maria Flores retained her seat on the Las Cruces Board of Education. Courtesy photo. Bulletin Report The Las Cruces Board of Education’s newly appointed and reelected members will be sworn into office at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in the LCPS Administration Building Board Room, 505 S. Main, Loretto Towne Centre by Third Judicial District Judge Fernando Macias. Ray Jaramillo, Terrie Dallman and ...

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Bulletin Report For the sixth consecutive year, Doña Ana County’s annual outside audit has come back with zero findings of deficiencies in processes and protocols. During today’s regular meeting of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners – at which the audit was presented – District 3 Commissioner Benjamin L. Rawson noted that Doña Ana County is the only county in the State of New Mexico to receive no findings over a six-year period, and only one municipality – the Village of ...

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Lizzie the Lizard and Carlos the Coyote on a recent elementary-school trip. Courtesy photo.Lizzie the Lizard and Carlos the Coyote on a recent elementary-school trip. Courtesy photo. Bulletin Report The Doña Ana County Illegal Dumping Partnership (IDP) announced its new mascot, Lizzie the Lizard. The lively mascot will join Carlos the Coyote in the IDP’s efforts to expand community involvement and youth education. “Youth education is incredibly important to us and our partners,” said Vicki Lusk, ...

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Editor’s note: This is the third of an 11-part series detailing Las Cruces Utilities’ 11-week Lush and Lean workshops educating citizens how to maintain a garden while being conscientious of water usage. Water harvesting, stream restoration, and erosion specialist, Van Clothier will be the speaker at the Thursday, March 9th Lush and Lean presentation, hosted by Las Cruces Utilities. Photo by Suzanne Michaels.Water harvesting, stream restoration, and erosion specialist, Van Clothier will be the speaker ...

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