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OK, big guy, here’s what I want Savanna sits on Santa’s lap and tries to remember her wish list for Christmas, Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Mesilla Valley Mall. Santa Claus will be on hand from noon to 8 p.m. every day until Christmas Eve. He does take a break at 3:30 p.m. to feed his reindeer. For more photos, see page 12. BULLETIN PHOTO BY TABITHA ROSSMAN

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OK, big guy, here’s what I want Savanna sits on Santa’s lap and tries to remember her wish list for Christmas, Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Mesilla Valley Mall. Santa Claus will be on hand from noon to 8 p.m. every day until Christmas Eve. He does take a break at 3:30 p.m. to feed

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Bulletin report The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Socorro, Taos, Farmington and Santa Fe are now selling Christmas tree permits. The permits will be sold until Dec. 23 and cost $5. For a list of BLM office locations and contact information, visit https://www.blm.gov/contact/new-mexico. The Las Cruces office is located at

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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Mert Erim’s dream is to become an American citizen. The 21-year-old Turkish national is attending New Mexico State University on a student visa, which means he cannot receive financial aid or other benefits, and his work hours are limited. His family members back home has already helped him out

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Hamming it up at HIGH HEELS Vince Vaccaro, owner of Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant at 1753 E. University Ave., has a good time dressed as a punk rocker, at the High Heels for High Hopes event, Friday, Nov. 18 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Featuring 24 local women and six local men as models and

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Bulletin report Doña Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez has mailed 2016’s first-half property tax bills, and he reminds property owners that they have until Dec. 10 to pay their first-half property taxes before state-mandated interest and penalties begin to accumulate. Citing convenience as a priority for his office, Gutierrez said payments can be made in

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Fair trade holiday shopping Fabric crafts in brilliant shades of red, yellow, green and blue and warm tones of pumpkin and purple hang in every tiny room of Nopalito’s Galeria at 326 S. Mesquite St. The gallery has been transformed into La Frontera, a fair trade shop where the work of women artisans from northern

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Bulletin report The Las Cruces Home Builders Association has announced the promotion of Nicole Black to Executive Officer. Black recently assumed designated responsibilities of EO and was officially appointed after a decision from the Las Cruces Home Builders Association Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Black has been part of the Las Cruces Home Builders

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The following lane reductions will be in effect for the LED street lighting conversion project: • Monday, Nov. 14, West Amador Avenue from Motel Boulevard to Melendres Street. • Tuesday, Nov. 15, East Lohman Avenue from Telshor Boulevard to Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. • Wednesday, Nov. 16, East Lohman Avenue from South Walnut Street to Telshor

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