By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – With a new podcast called “The Left, Right, Forward Show,” retired Ambassador Delano Lewis is making use of the extensive national and international contacts he made during a 35-year career in Washington, D.C. Lewis, 81, retired to Las Cruces with his wife, Gayle, more than 20 years ago after serving as U.S. ambassador to South Africa, CEO of National Public Radio, a major telephone company executive during the breakup of the Bell system and ... CONTINUE
LAS CRUCES – As part of the City’s continued improvement of public parking lots to enhance safety and the Las Cruces Downtown parking experience, Parking Lot 3 and its south entrance off east Las Cruces Avenue will be closed for one day, Wednesday, May 22. On Thursday, May 23, Parking Lot 4 and the entrance near east Hadley Avenue, immediately south of American Linen, will be closed that day. On Friday, ... CONTINUE
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SANTA FE – At a press conference today, May 10, at the New Mexico State Capitol Building in Santa Fe, hosted by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program had advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, California to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America. The move, which involves more than 100 staff, will commence immediately and continue through the summer, to ... CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – In his 12th year as mayor and 26th in City of Las Cruces and Doña Ana county government, Ken Miyagishima has dealt with everything from the city’s minimum wage increase and a major land swap with the City of Albuquerque to honoring local military veterans and even helping a woman get her transmission fixed. “I have fun. I enjoy it,” said Miyagishima, who turns 56 on May 15. Working with his colleagues on the city ... CONTINUE
A Las Cruces police officer salutes the Stars & Stripes Monday evening during a candlelight vigil on Plaza de Las Cruces. The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police, Las Cruces Police Department and other law-enforcement agencies honored officers from southern New Mexico and El Paso County who died during the past year, including those killed in the line of duty. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Assistant City Manager “William” Bill Studer Jr. was unanimously appointed interim city manager during an April 25 special meeting of the Las Cruces City Council. Studer replaces former City Manager Stuart Ed, who resigned suddenly April 22. Studer’s appointment began April 25 and is for a period of up to six months. The appointment includes a temporary 10 percent pay increase for Studer, whose current salary is $132,540, according to the city website. Refugee appropriation At ... CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – “I think we all agree that it’s all ‘us’ and ‘we’ and not ‘them’ or ‘they’ or ‘those people,’” Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) development committee member Nancy McMillan said April 13 during MVCH’s annual spring open house. MVCH, located at 999 W. Amador Ave., provides housing, childcare, an emergency food program, a soup kitchen, a health center and other services for homeless and indigent clients. The program “always has a hand out ... CONTINUE