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Arts & Entertainment
The Hood: a space to go, ‘Wow’
Las Cruces artist and entrepreneur Richard Parra amassed an amazing collection of “collectible cars and motorcycles, art, …
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Art show pops up for the holidays
Pop in for this year’s Holiday Pop-Up Art Show, Dec. 12-15 in the Bank of the West building, 201 N. Church St. in downtown Las …
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Centennial High plants Festival of Trees
Centennial High School hosts its fourth annual Las Cruces Festival of Trees in the school’s performing arts lab, 1950 Sonoma …
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La Casa, Inc.’s Holiday Bazaar to be the biggest ever
La Casa, Inc. domestic violence organization’s 29th annual Holiday Bazaar will be the organization’s largest ever, said La …
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Demos and food trucks added to HomeGrown
HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market returns for the sixth year at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum with more …
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Local sports
December wrestling tournament is Las Cruces High’s 50th

Las Cruces High School is celebrating its 50th high school wrestling tournament this December, and Coach Kevin Marks has been around for close to half of them.

Aggie volleyball wins WAC, heads to NCAA The New Mexico State University Aggies are WAC volleyball tournament champions after defeating Utah Valley and Grand Canyon in the conference tournament Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23 in Orem, Utah.
I-10 Rivalry: One down, one to go New Mexico State University’s 44-35 rivalry victory over Texas-El Paso last weekend gives the Aggies the chance to end their season on a three-game winning streak. The basketball version of the I-10 Rivalry between NMSU and UTEP renews once again as the Aggie men host the Miners Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Pan American Center.
NMSU volleyball Krysten Garrison (17), Cat Kelly (4) Brigette Lowe (5) and Megan Hart (12) and their teammates have plenty to cheer in a dominating 25-3 season that saw NMSU go undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference.
Business
Brothers use love of art, design to start new clothing line

For brothers Justin and Cameron Vigil, the business they recently started combines their love of art and drawing, graphic design, having their own clothing line and being their own bosses.

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 …
Obituaries
ROBERT ANDREW CHAVEZ

Robert Andrew Chavez was born and raised in Carrizozo, New Mexico on May 17, 1947 to Ramon B. Chavez and Mary D. Warner.

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.

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News
PFLAG honors supporters of LGBTQ+ community A sold-out crowd that included a number of Las Cruces leaders was on hand Friday night, Nov. 15, as PFLAG-Las Cruces/Doña Ana Chapter honored several community members with awards for their service during the 24th annual fundraiser gala, “A Place for Us,” at the Ramada Palms Hotel.
Trucker’s Toy Drive warming up The fourth annual Trucker’s Toy Drive will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at National Truck Stop, 16320 Stern Drive in Vado, New Mexico. The annual parade begins promptly at 10 a.m.
City has program to donate trees, benches During public input at the Nov. 18 Las Cruces City Council meeting, Las Cruces resident Denise Benedict said donating trees is “a beautiful way … to “honor someone, especially.”
In the past
City adopts master plan for Veterans Park The Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously to adopt a conceptual master plan for Veterans Memorial Park that will include a new parking lot, more space for memorials and monuments and additional landscaping and other features. The vote came at the council’s Monday, Nov. 18, regular meeting.
New citizens A naturalization ceremony for new United States citizens was held Friday, Nov. 8, at the Las Cruces Convention center.
Reward offered for information on critically injured man The man found critically injured last week on west Madrid Avenue has died and Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps identify the person or persons responsible for his death.
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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