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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
The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is offering a master food preserver certification course for people interested in becoming certified master food preserver volunteers. Ideally, students participating in the course have already taken food preservation courses and are familiar with most preservation methods. An application must be completed and submitted to their local county Extension office to be considered for the program. more
Officials from Santa Fe visited Las Cruces in late November to talk about issues related to poverty and homelessness. “The governor cares very passionately about developing an economy that works for everybody, and that includes our neighbors here who may be down on their luck,” New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Sec. Bill McCamley said Friday, Nov. 22, as he and officials from two other departments of state government visited Mesilla Valley Community of Hope. 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’ve done a lot of things I wanted to do. I’ve set a lot of things on course,” Jack Eakman said about his four years on the Las Cruces City Council. Eakman, whose term ends Dec. 31, said he has no regrets about his decision not to seek re-election. more
Sunland Park City Manager Julia Brown will be featured on a 2020 Rose Parade float Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California. The parade is televised nationally. Brown is the national board chair of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which “has worked to eliminate barriers for women and girls for more than 138 years,” she said. Brown is also president of the Doña Ana County Federation of Democratic Women and is a former Doña Ana County manager. more
Las Crucen Clayton Flowers was feted Dec. 17 at a reception hosted by the NAACP Doña Ana County Branch. Flowers, a former Tuskegee Airman, turned 104 on Christmas Day. 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
Southwest Disposal collected enough donations to purchase 114 new bicycles and helmets for students at Booker T. Washington and Mac Arthur elementary schools in Las Cruces Dec. 17. 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
Elephant Butte Irrigation district employees have installed miles of pipeline across the district. This winter they’ve begun work on another section, the Nusbaum Lateral, that is part of a larger, grant-funded project called the Picacho WHEN. Piping the entire 2,634 feet of the Nusbaum Lateral, which is at the tail end of the Picacho branch of the Leasburg irrigation system, will reduce seepage and improve delivery to constituent farmers. more
Wastewater Line Maintenance Crew Leader Albert Barela just discovered more concrete under the pavement on Griggs Street. Fixing a pipe is going to take a bit more work than anticipated, but that’s all in a day’s work for Barela. It’s nothing he hasn’t seen in his 24 years with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). 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
The Las Cruces Bulletin celebrated its 50th anniversary Dec. 5 at Amador Live during the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event. 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
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