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Ditch clean-up continues as irrigation season nears

Irrigation season in the Mesilla and south valley is imminent, and the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) is pushing hard to finish canal cleaning, removing trash and debris to allow water to be safely delivered to farm fields and orchards without hazard to the public.

Cruces Contigo: “With you” in English; together in any language

Arts & Entertainment
Photographer Mel Stone: the art of getting the shot; gallery to re-open Saturdays
Photographer Mel Stone was born in farmhouse outside Solway, Minnesota. He came to Las Cruces in 2010 and opened Mesquite Art Gallery …
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For Michael Poncé, returning home means bringing his art full circle
Artist Michael Poncé studied art and worked in New York City and London but chose to return to his native Las Cruces to paint, …
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Majestic Kid
The show must go on! Black Box Theatre is rehearsing “The Majestic Kid,” by Tony-winning playwright Mark Medoff, via Zoom. …
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“Stand by Me”
When four friends, age 12, go looking for the body of another 12-year-old who had been hit by a train, an epic journey …
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Symphony director leads safe Saturday gathering to honor graduates
Las Cruces Symphony Director Lonnie Klein  conducted Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" with the help of a boombox in front of …
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Local sports
Schweinebraten off to Kansas

Mesilla Valley Christian School senior Steele Schweinebraten has committed to play golf at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas.

Lessons from business also apply to good golf In years past, I’ve written columns where I presented strategies about how you can apply the lessons you learn from playing golf to enhance success in leadership and business.
NMSU opens golf course with modifications for safety According to the NMSU Golf Course Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/NMSUGOLF), the course is available for play with some restrictions.
NFL draft: a false promise of hope for fall
The NFL Draft is always about hope. The team that had the worst record last season gets to pick the best player coming out of college, lifting the hopes of their fans for better seasons in the years …
Unprecedented recession makes forecasting difficult

One thing taught to every young economist is that forecasting outside the sample is dangerous and that such forecasts are often little better than guesses.

Life Options & Advocacy: a voice for the elderly During the time of COVID-19, many elderly people are isolated and alone. At least one local company works each day to alleviate the loneliness.
Counseling remains essential while COVID-19 lingers Isolation and social distancing have proven to be great tools for flattening the curve of COVID-19, but isolation and lack of physical touch can lead to depression and other mental-health issues.
Heath & Well Being
Blood, plasma donations sought across nation

Donated blood has always been a mainstay of modern medical care, but donated plasma is equally critical during the time of COVID-19.

Hospital week

To the editor: Hospital Week had deeper meaning this year as the MountainView Regional Medical Center team celebrated our work to provide, safe, high-quality care for patients. The COVID-19 …

Landfill improvements Construction is underway for a new, 14-acre cell at Corralitos Regional Landfill. Installation of the high-density polyethylene liner is complete, topped with two feet of sand.
All city parks closed Memorial Day; some specialty areas, trails open Based on the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department phase I re-opening plan that was approved by the city council in alignment state public health orders and safety guidelines, all city …
City wants historic location pics; May is Historic Preservation Month The City of Las Cruces wants photos of your favorite historic locations in the city. In a news release, City Preservation Specialist Troy Ainsworth invited people to submit photos of these …
In the past
Local 4-H students staying busy while staying at home Keeping young people engaged during these times is challenging. With the increase in screen time due to online school, the last thing they want to do is 4-H online too. Participation has …
Contested primaries for Doña Ana County voters Here are the contested Primaries, by party, in which voters can cast ballots during the June 2 Primary Election: Democrats • State Senate, District 31: Incumbent Joseph Cervantes of Las …
Absentee ballots deadlines coming up in June primary Thursday, May 28, is the last day to request an absentee ballot to vote in the June 2 Primary. Voters can drop off completed ballots in sealed envelopes at any polling location throughout the county. …
Letters to the Editor
Engineer deans established student-centric culture at NMSU Feb. 16-21 was National Engineers Week, with the theme “Engineers: Pioneers of Progress.” Throughout its century-plus history, the New Mexico State University College of Engineering …
Letters to the editor Political correctness, make is simple, strongarm tactics, moral compasses, a life for a life and blame the president, all addressed by our readers this week.
Protests were not about WWII To the editor: In his latest opinion entertainment piece [Bulletin, June 28], Baxter Black asks why Londoners protested President Trump on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and why Britons dislike …
Popular vote disenfranchises New Mexico To the editor: I’m going to get right to the point, if you’re a NM voter then you’ve been disenfranchised. How? The recent NM Legislature passed House Bill 55, Agreement to Elect President …
First-rate response To the editor: Thank you, Mayor Miyagishima and the Las Cruces City Council, for the first-rate handling of the current asylum seekers situation in our city. It is the first duty of any government …
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