Connie Chapman and Margot Leverett share a flame during an impromptu candlelight vigil in Plaza de Las Cruces Aug. 13, the day after a political demonstration in Virginia turned violent, resulting in three deaths and numerous injuries. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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By Tracy Roy Las Cruces Bulletin The Republication Party of Doña Ana County (DARP) announced Tuesday, Aug. 15, that Victor Contreras will serve as interim chairman until a committee can convene to elect a new chairperson. Former chairman Roman Jimenez resigned this week after backlash over a post made on the DARP Facebook page. Jimenez criticized “leftist protestors” in a post over the weekend, who scuffled with white nationalist and white supremacy groups marching against a proposal to remove a statue of Gen. ...

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By Alta LeCompte, Las Cruces Bulletin.The setting for the game Ariana’s Wedding, in which players attempt to follow clues and find the missing woman.The setting for the game Ariana’s Wedding, in which players attempt to follow clues and find the missing woman. At the outset, Griff Allen of Lost Cruces Escape Room sounds like a typical business owner sharing a simple mission statement. “We are in the experience business,” Allen said during a recent interview. ...

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Fort Bliss Garrison Executive Officer, Col. Paul Stewart talks human numbers during the Military Update Luncheon.Fort Bliss Garrison Executive Officer, Col. Paul Stewart talks human numbers during the Military Update Luncheon. Debbi Moore’s father, a veteran, taught her to be respectful of the military, which is why the Las Cruces Greater Chamber of Commerce director was happy to kick off the Military Update Luncheon Aug. 2 at the New Mexico State University Fulton Center. “We ...

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Marthe Cohn MUG Much of Marthe Cohn’s life sounds like a script for a really exciting action movie. She was a spy for the French government during World War II, risking her life to cross into German territory to report on troop movements and battle plans. Later, she received the highest military honor from both the French and German governments. Cohn, 97, will tell her story during a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. ...

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back-to-school-shopping-tips-to-avoid-debt-woes_1From today through Sunday, vendors will not be required to collect gross receipts tax (GRT) from customers on certain back to school necessities, such as pens, pencils, computers, and clothing. Non-taxable items include: Clothing and footwear $100 or less School supplies such as pens, paper, and other classroom necessities $30 or less Computers $1,000 or less Various computer accessories $500 or less Price limits are for each item, not the total amount spent for all purchases. The complete ...

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Warped by the sun Valeria McClure cheers for My Heart Might Explode Tuesday, Aug. 1, as the Vans Warped tour rocked the NMSU Intramural Field. The longest-running music festival in North America made Las Cruces the 41st stop on this summer’s 45-city tour, offering 63 bands on seven stages – and plenty of water to combat 90-degree temperatures. For more action, see page 18. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Alamogordo — On Wednesday, August 9, the Sonic Wind No. 1 rocket sled, which has long been an icon of the John P. Stapp Air and Space Park at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, will take yet another ride. This time to Washington D.C. where it is destined to become part of a new exhibit entitled “SPEED” at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM). This famous rocket sled is actually a part of the Smithsonian’s collection ...

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