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MOTHER HUBBARD’S TOWN 2018 Electric Light Parade Marshal Barbara Hubbard greets onlookers along the parade route the night of July 3. With the theme “Illuminate the Sky,” the procession started at Apodaca Park on East Madrid Avenue, traveled south on Solano Drive and east on Hadley Avenue. See page 22 for a list of float winners. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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MOTHER HUBBARD’S TOWN 2018 Electric Light Parade Marshal Barbara Hubbard greets onlookers along the parade route the night of July 3. With the theme “Illuminate the Sky,” the procession started at Apodaca Park on East Madrid Avenue, traveled south on Solano Drive and east on Hadley Avenue. See page 22 for a list of float winners. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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BISHOP-DESIGNATE OSCAR CANTU Bulletin report Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Oscar Cantú as the Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose, California, according to a press release from Diocese of Las Cruces. Cantú will succeed the present bishop of San Jose, Most Reverend Patrick McGrath, upon his retirement. A Mass of Welcome is scheduled for Bishop Cantú on Friday, Sept. 28, in San Jose. Bishop Cantú remains the bishop of Las Cruces until that date. “From my ...

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Helping hand Vietnam Veteran Lawrence Orvis, Chaplain at Post 10, shares a moment with Kamila Miranda, 7, Sunday morning at the Walmart on Rinconada Boulevard during a non-perishable food drive benefiting Casa de Peregrinos. The drive was sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 431, Las Cruces. See page 26 for a July 26 ceremony in Albuquerque for Vietnam veterans. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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Bulletin file photoBulletin file photo BULLETIN REPORT There are fireworks, sure, but the July 4 holiday offers other opportunities to celebrate the nation’s independence. Tuesday, July 3 • 7:30 p.m.: Electric 5K & One-mile Fun Run; race starts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. Visit www.lascrucesrunningclub.com. • 9 p.m.: The Electric Light Parade; Solano Avenue (Begins at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., south on Solano Avenue, east on Hadley Avenue, ends at Maag Softball Complex.) ...

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Ohio State University’s Dylan Steinhilber works on his team’s 30K rocket Friday, June 22, at Spaceport America during the second annual Spaceport America Cup, headquartered in Las Cruces. The vertical launch competition, sponsored by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association, attracted 133 teams of student rocketeers from across the U.S. and 11 countries. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Courtesy photo Barbara HubbardCourtesy photoBarbara Hubbard Bulletin Report “Illuminate the Sky” is the theme for the City’s 2018 Fourth of July Electric Light Parade, according to a press release from the City of Las Cruces. The parade will be led this year by the brightest luminary of all, Barbara Hubbard (more widely known as “Mother Hubbard”), as official Parade Marshal. The Electric Light Parade begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Apodaca Park, 801 ...

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Bulletin photo by Mike Cook From left, Las Cruces City Councilors Yvonne Flores, Greg Smith and Jack Eakman board a downtown city bus in support of public transportation during national Dump the Pump Day June 21.Bulletin photo by Mike CookFrom left, Las Cruces City Councilors Yvonne Flores, Greg Smith and Jack Eakman board a downtown city bus in support of public transportation during national Dump the Pump Day June 21. By Mike Cook Las Cruces ...

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Valley 1 Bulletin Report A $23 million renovation project has begun on Valley Drive. The work, which has been in the planning stages for several years, kicked off Monday morning, June 25, between Amador and Picacho and along Avenida de Mesilla from Valley to Hickory, said Wyatt D. Kartchner of Molzen-Corbin Associates of Las Cruces, the project’s engineering firm. The project will renovate a 1.5-mile stretch of Valley Drive from Picacho Avenue on the north to ...

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