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If Iran, North Korea or some other hostile foreign power – or a domestic terrorist – decided to attack the United States, it could potentially knock out the county’s electric grids by striking just a handful of key sites. A team led by New Mexico State University is working to develop a SMART grid and other technology to keep electricity flowing in the U.S. no matter what happens. more
Rick Black of Las Cruces enjoys tooling around town in his 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Tudor Sedan, which he’s owned for 51 years. more
“On Saturday, Feb. 10, 1990, two killers stormed the bowling alley in Las Cruces, shot [seven people] in the back of the head and started a fire on a desk,” said documentary film maker Charlie Minn. “It is still the largest unsolved mass shooting in the nation today.” more
The Doña Ana County Historical Society (DACHS) board of directors has announced DACHS’ 2020 award winners. Awards will be presented at DACHS’ annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. more
Maryann Kratzke turned 101 years old Jan. 10. Born that day in 1919 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, she has lived in Las Cruces since 1983. more
The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast will be held Monday, Jan. 20, at 8 a.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. more
With Las Cruces state Sen. Joseph Cervantes and Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart at her side, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham came to Las Cruces Jan. 8 to announce that her 2020 legislative call will include an “extreme-risk protection order” (ERPO) bill that “reduces the opportunity for violence and suicide,” the governor said. more
State Rep. and New Mexico House of Representatives Majority Whip Doreen Y. Gallegos, D-Doña Ana, has introduced House Bill 83, which she said will establish an early childhood education trust fund in New Mexico. The bill will be considered during the 2020 session of the New Mexico Legislature that convenes Jan. 21 in Santa Fe. more
The women of the Doña Ana County Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) describe themselves as “a group of women with a passion to learn about their personal history and an eagerness to embrace the qualities of their ancestors who fought to create the United States of America.” more
Following the presentation of colors by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, newly elected and re-elected local government officials were sworn into office during a ceremony held Monday morning, Dec. 30, at the county government center. more
“I have new directions to go and I’m excited by that,” outgoing Las Cruces City Councilor Greg Smith said in a Dec. 4 interview. Smith gave up the council seat he has held for the last eight years to run for mayor, and said he has no regrets about that decision, even though he didn’t win. more
Las Cruces Bulletin editor Marty Racine is leaving the Las Cruces Bulletin almost three years to the day from when he started. Now, another former news editor, Jess Williams, is taking the helm. more
NASA’s Boeing Starliner landed safely at White Sands Missile Range Space Harbor at 5:58 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. Personnel checked out the contents of the capsule, dubbed “Calypso” by astronaut Sunny Williams, who is slated to man the spacecraft next time it goes up. more
The winners of the Univision Foundation’s Selva Negra scholarship program included a Las Cruces student, Azul Toldeo Vega, shown standing far right, who were in Los Angeles the weekend of Dec. 7-8. more
The Las City Council unanimously approved the investment of $150,000 in city funds to support a Las Cruces-based business that will process hemp into refined oil for CBD-infused products. City Councilors Greg Smith and Jack Eakman were also recognized for their service to the city, as both leave the council at the end of the year. Smith has eight years of service and Eakman four years. more
On Sunday, Dec. 22, hundreds of residents will kick off the holiday of Chanukah to observe the kindling of the menorah, at Light Up Downtown, which has become one of the largest Chanukah celebrations in the region, said Rabbi Bery Schmukler, co-director at Chabad Jewish Center of Las Cruces. more
Tessa Abeyta Stuve intends to be a full-time Las Cruces city councilor. “I’m very honored and I take it very seriously,” she said in a Nov. 20 interview. Stuve won the District 2 seat on the council in the Nov. 5 combined-ballot local election, defeating three opponents and collecting 43 percent in the first round of ranked-choice voting and ending with 55 percent of the vote after all three rounds. more
“People are struggling. I want to address that,” Johana Bencomo said a couple of weeks after winning a seat on the Las Cruces City Council. She’ll be sworn in Jan. 1 along with fellow City Councilor-elect Tessa Stuve and Mayor Ken Miyagishima and Councilor Kassandra Gandara, who were both re-elected in the Nov. 5 combined local election. more
In New Mexico, December is the time for luminarias. Here are some from New Mexico State University’s luminaria night Dec. 1. more
The stars are aligning for Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHH) next celebrity build day. World-champion boxers and world-class musicians will be among the celebrities joining MVHH the event, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at 4174 Aurora Star Court in Las Cruces, said MVHH Development Coordinator April Estrada. more
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