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Hicks Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA, today announced that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board of Directors has selected Daniel Hicks as the new Chief Executive Officer. The announcement follows a search by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board’s Search Committee to identify a new CEO, following the retirement of Christine Anderson, who previously held the position since 2011. The final step took ...

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‘Belles: The Reunion’ to host playwright on opening night By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Long-time Las Cruces director (and actor) Gail Wheeler has assembled an all-star cast for her play “Belles: The Reunion,” which opens Friday, Sept. 30 at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. downtown, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Young Life thriving in Las Cruces This is the first of a two-part series. The second part runs next week. By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Young Life, a world-wide Christian youth organization that began in Texas in the 1930s, has an active chapter in Las Cruces headed by David Cunniff, who is probably better

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Photography club announces October ‘Boot Camp’ dates The Doña Ana Photography Club announces the following October dates for its “Boot Camp” workshops. The club makes its home at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Main St. Tuesday, Oct. 4 — DAPC program “How to prepare and submit photos for the DAPC Photo-of-the-Year Competition” by DAPC

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‘Fall’ into the benefits of astragalus HERB OF THE WEEK By TRISH McCAUL For the Bulletin Herb of the Week: Astragalus Latin Name: Astragalus membranaceous Parts used: Root Fall is officially here. The summer heat is fading and long sleeves will soon beckon us. Unfortunately, immune challenges, the common cold, and the flu are lurking

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Dance to combat dementia By HARRY GLENN HARRISON For the Bulletin Alzheimer’s disease is running rampant in the U.S., Finland, Uruguay, Iceland and Sweden, as well as other countries of the world. With this in mind, Einstein College of Medicine in New York City did a 21-year study of senior citizens 75 and older to

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K9 fundraiser hits local convenience stores The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department is still offering six varieties of plush K9 toys, available now at 20 area Pic Quik convenience stores. Each toy is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR). Each dog stands approximately nine inches tall, features

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Bear in the Air Smokey Bear gets in a few hops across the dunes despite some wind challenges Sunday, Sept. 18, at the White Sands National Monument. More than 2,000 people showed up to see a variety of different balloonists take to the air in the 25th annual White Sands International Balloon Invitational. In addition

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Former U.S. Sen. says treat mental illness like all other illnesses By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin As a long-time advocate for people who suffer from mental illness, former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., helped to “make life a little bit easier for those who are on the margins of life, particularly those suffering from

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