City reports $4.2 million surplus By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Revenue for the City of Las Cruces is about $2.2 million more than expected through the second quarter of the FY 2015-16 budget, and city spending is about $2 million less than expected, city Budget Manager Robert Coleman said Tuesday, Feb. 16, during a regular meeting of the City Council. That means the city has about $4.2 million more in its current ...

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Fire chief to retire in May By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin There’s a family photo of Las Cruces Fire Chief Travis Brown, age three, sitting with his sister on an old fire truck in Las Cruces Fire Station 1. A couple of years later, when he was in kindergarten at East Picacho Elementary School, Brown told a teacher’s aide he wanted to become either a firefighter or a police officer when ...

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Chief Brown 3 By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin There’s a family photo of Las Cruces Fire Chief Travis Brown, age three, sitting with his sister on an old fire truck in Las Cruces Fire Station 1. A couple of years later, when he was in kindergarten at East Picacho Elementary School, Brown told a teacher’s aide he wanted to become either a firefighter or a police officer when he grew up. And, when Brown ...

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Rounds By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin By a 4-1 vote, the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education decided not to extend the contract of LCPS Superintendent Stan Rounds. At the board’s meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, members Maury Castro, Ed Frank, Chuck Davis and President Maria Flores voted not to cancel Rounds’ current contract, which would have paved the way to give him a new contract with an additional year. Board member Barbara ...

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lcb20160212 By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., is a total of 25 acres and utterly distinct in the Las Cruces landscape because of its huge chief sculpture. It’s also home to the Las Cruces Vaqueros baseball team. The eight-acre ball park that covers nearly onethird of total park space was acquired by the city in 1953, said city Parks and ...

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Council: Expanded bus service needed By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin At its Tuesday, Feb. 8 work session, Mayor Ken Miyagishima and members of the Las Cruces City Council indicated their support for expanding and improving RoadRUNNER Transit service, the city-operated public transportation system. “RoadRUNNER Transit system ridership has grown at a steady rate over the past five years while service levels have remained constant,” according to the city Metropolitan ...

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Hot Ags roll into Chicago State Bulletin report The Aggies have their groove back. More than that, the New Mexico State University men’s basketball team has rattled off eight-straight victories and sit atop the Western Athletic Conference standings. The Aggies (17-8 overall, 8-1 WAC) now head to Illinois to tangle with Chicago State Saturday, Feb. 13. Tipoff is scheduled for noon MT. The road trip continues when NMSU travels ...

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Advancing Leaders Program now seeking applications The Teaching Academy is seeking applications for participation in the 2016-2017 Advancing Leaders Program cohort. The Advancing Leaders Program is a nine-month leadership program offered every other year to faculty members and academic administrators wishing to widen their networks and hone their leadership skills. Those who participate must commit to: 1) a two-day off-site retreat Aug. 4 and 5 to identify leadership strengths and weaknesses, ...

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