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Nominate Outstanding Women of the Mesilla Valley

The Las Cruces Bulletin is shining the spotlight on the outstanding women of the Mesilla Valley with a special publication! Twelve women of all ages and backgrounds who have helped influence and create the wonderful community of Las Cruces through their profession, school or home life will be recognized and celebrated in this first-of-its-kind publication in December.

Publication: Outstanding Women of the Mesilla Valley 2019

Publish date: Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

Nominate someone (or yourself!) to be featured in the 2019 Outstanding Women of the Mesilla Valley issue now! The nomination deadline is midnight Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

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The blooming garden of new LCPS Superintendent Karen Trujillo

“The reception has been very, very positive from teachers and administrators across the district,” Las Cruces Public Schools Interim Superintendent Karen Trujillo said in a Sept. 23 interview.

Good Sam senior living celebrates anniversary

Arts & Entertainment
Rats! Artist Diven retires an iconic RenFaire character
An iconic figure at one of Las Cruces’ most popular annual events won’t be there this year – or likely ever …
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Las Cruces Country Music Festival
The seventh annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival brings a varied lineup Oct. 11-13 to the Hadley Sports Complex, 1800 E. Hadley …
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Craft Fair offers handmade items for the holidays
Las Cruces residents Judy Bixby and Gloria Cobos have joined forces to host a craft fair, offering a range of handmade items just in …
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‘Give Me Liberty’: a refreshing perspective on life and love
Russian-born Kirill Mikhanovsky’s “Give Me Liberty” provides a new lens for the viewer to look through in this …
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Jazz Happening returns to Mesilla Plaza
LAS CRUCES - The Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society presents the 19th Annual Jazz Happening in Mesilla Friday-Sunday, Oct. …
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Local sports
High-flying Hawks

Centennial, Las Cruces and Mayfield high schools are undefeated against non-conference foes after the first two weekends of prep football. Oñate is winless (see standings). These are scenes from Centennial’s 55-0 tromping of Albuquerque West Mesa Aug. 30 at the Field of Dreams.

Former world champion Austin Trout teaches boxing class for Parkinson's patients LAS CRUCES - Las Crucens living with Parkinson’s disease are making strides in their mental and physical health through a local boxing class taught by former super welterweight world champion …
Seniors chase cash and fame under the Golden Dome
Just a couple of weeks ago the 40th U.S. Senior Open was held at the Warren Golf Course on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana. It is literally on the campus, …
Mayfield athlete qualifies for 'world's largest rodeo'
Three New Mexico high school rodeo athletes, including one from Mayfield High School, will be traveling to the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 14-20.
Salas adds to post-season awards
Already one of the most decorated Aggies of all time, former women’s basketball star Brooke Salas has been named the Joe Kearney Award winner by the Western Athletic Conference, the league …
Business
NM Vintage Wines expands venue, keeps intimate feel

LAS CRUCES - If you haven’t been to NM Vintage Wines in Mesilla lately, you might be surprised by their recently expanded patio area. With an additional 200 square feet, the new outdoor …

Firehouse Mobile Wood Fired Pizza in Las Cruces gets new owners LAS CRUCES - The former owners of Firehouse Mobile Wood Fired Pizza, a popular staple of the Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, have decided to pass on the torch to someone else. Jeremiah …
Las Cruces bar Elephant Ranch: A unique venue with an eclectic mix of people LAS CRUCES - Driving down West Picacho Avenue, you may have noticed a rather large pink polka-dotted elephant greeting passersby from the side of the road.   This elephant is just one of the …
Obituaries
JOHN WALTER SCHUSTER

JOHN WALTER SCHUSTER, a kind and gentle person, a volunteer, supporter of the arts community, and a longtime resident of Las Cruces, passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family, on July …

SARITA BACA BARRIOS

Sarita Baca Barrios, age 87, of Las Cruces passed from this life on Monday, July 22, 2019 at La Posada – Mesilla Valley Hospice surrounded by her loving family. 

ADALBERTO ROMERO

Adalberto Romero, age 98, of Las Cruces passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 19, 2019 where he was surrounded by family after a short illness.

EDMUNDO “THE WORLD” LUCERO JR

Edmundo "The World" Ludero Jr. , age 60, lifelong resident of Las Cruces passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at La Posada - Mesilla Valley Hospice surrounded by his loved ones.

JESUS EDUARDO SILVA

Jesus Eduardo Silva, age 66, of Las Cruces passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at La Posada-Mesilla Valley Hospice surrounded by his loved ones.

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News
Three Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation Board races on ballot Incumbents and challengers will face off for three seats on the Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District (DASWCD) Board of Supervisors in the 2019 combined local election ballot.
Early voting almost here for November election Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 8 for the 2019 election during which Las Cruces voters will choose the mayor, three members of the city council, presiding municipal judge; two members of the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education; and three members of the Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation Board of Supervisors. Also on the ballot will be a $16 million general obligation bond for Doña Ana Community College and a $10 million three-million levy question for Las Cruces Public Schools.
School district mill levy renewal is on November ballot Whether you vote early or on election day – Tuesday, Nov. 5 – don’t forget that this year’s combined ballot includes, in addition to candidates for city offices, school board and soil and water conservation district, both a $16 million bond issue for Doña Ana Community College (see Sept. 20 Bulletin) and a three-mill levy for Las Cruces Public Schools.
In the past
Police Seek Additional Victims The recent arrest of a man suspected of impersonating a federal law enforcement officer has prompted Las Cruces police to ask residents for information on similar incidents involving the same individual.
Las Cruces entrepreneur launches online community calendar LAS CRUCES - Las Cruces entrepreneur and professional planner Naoma Staley has launched an online community calendar that she hopes will help area residents of all ages and interests find out …
Las Cruces Academy students join the global climate strike Seventeen students from Las Cruces Academy, a private school in Mesilla, participated in the global climate strike, along with millions of people around the world, on Friday, Sept. 20. Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist leading the global movement, the students stood outside of Mesilla Town Hall, waving signs encouraging community members to take climate change seriously.
Letters to the Editor
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 …
Conduct independent investigation To the editor: Open letter to the Board of the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley: I have been told that ASCMV releases sick kittens to other organizations for care/foster. I have also been …
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