Fire Sandbags pic The National Weather Service has indicated there’s a possibility of heavy rains in Las Cruces over the next few days, according to a press release from the city. The Las Cruces Fire Department has sandbags available for city residents. Homeowners who reside within city limits can stop by any Las Cruces fire station and get up to 10 sandbags free of charge. Fire stations are located at: • Station 1: 201 E. Picacho Ave. • Station 2: ...

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Bulletin report An upcoming missile test scheduled for the morning of June 14 will require the closure of three state highways. The test, being conducted by White Sands Missile Range will require the closure of Highway 54 between the McGregor Range exit and Orogrande, Highway 70 between San Augustine Pass and Alamogordo, and Highway 380 from San Antonio to Carrizozo. The blocks are expected to last from 8 am to 9 am. The roads will be blocked by White Sands Missile Range security ...

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Ryan Major and Amanda Rabah enjoy glasses of wine from Jaramillo Vineyards May 27 during the Las Cruces Wine Festival at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Warm weather attracted festive crowds for the three-day event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. For more photos, see page 20. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin New Mexico legislators passed four items during a special session called by Gov. Susana Martinez to get the state budget passed. The session began May 24. While Martinez signed legislation on May 26 that restores higher education and legislative funding, she vetoed everything the House and Senate had passed during the session that related to tax increases. According to a story in NMPolitics.net, the budget will be funded for the fiscal year beginning July 1 by ...

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Mayor Ken Miyagishima talks to participants of the Mayor’s Bike Ride on May 20 outside City Hall. The ride, held in conjunction with May Bike Month, took a four-mile course through the Alameda and Mesquite historic districts. a41724a7f5f9432d91bedff1b4e160a6Image_2.jpg BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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At a special Town Hall held at Alma de Arte Charter School May 23, local legislators met with constituents to discuss the special legislative session called by Gov. Susanna Martinez to concerning the state budget and tax reform. District 36 Sen. Jeff Steinborn, District 36 Rep. Nathan Small and District 35 Rep. Angelica Rubio participated, although Small left early for another event in Hatch. When asked if they thought issues could be resolved by the special session, the legislators looked grim and ...

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Pedroza_Olga-122015 Las Cruces City Councilor Olga Pedroza has announced she will not seek re-election in November to the District 3 seat she has held for the past eight years. “During that time, I have concentrated on several issues: education, nutrition, economics and quality of life,” Pedroza said may 23. “I do not claim to have worked alone on these issues. I have had a lot of help from both individuals and groups. “Additionally, the city ...

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May 23, 2017 Dear Editor, Pedroza_Olga-122015 This is to inform you that as City Councilor for Las Cruces’ District 3, I, Olga Pedroza, have decided to not seek re-election in November. This was a difficult decision, but was made much easier by knowing the person who will run for the position, Gabe Vasquez. I have been in this position since 2009, in other words, for two terms. During that time, I have concentrated on several ...

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