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    New Mexico State Senate President Pro-Tem Mary Kay Papen and Sen. Joseph Cervantes, both Democrats from Las Cruces whose districts lie entirely in Doña Ana County, attended the opening of the state legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Santa Fe. Papen was elected to the state Senate in 2000 and is in her fifth term. Cervantes was elected to the Senate in 2012, re-elected in 2016. For related story, see page 16. BULLETIN PHOTO BY RICHARD COLTHARP

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Missing Daniel Albillar collage Update: Daniel Albillar, the 14-year-old Las Cruces boy reported missing on Tuesday, has been located and is said to be in good condition. The Las Cruces Police Department wishes to thank all those who helped disseminate information on this missing person case.

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LCB20190111 Cheryl Serena of Las Cruces takes a break at the Bean Cafe in Mesilla Sunday after a training session for the 2019 Boston Marathon to be held April 15. Serena, 34 and a native of Texas, won the 2014 New Mexico Marathon and qualified for Boston with a time of 3:20. She runs about 65 miles a week. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Chief Jaime Montoya pic Funeral services and the procession route have been set for Las Cruces Police Department’s retired Chief Jaime Montoya. Montoya, 52, passed away Jan. 3 after battling cancer in 2018. Montoya was a 26-year veteran of LCPD and served as Chief from December 2013 until his retirement in December 2017. A public viewing will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Baca’s Funeral Chapel at 300 E. Boutz Rd. in ...

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Police arrested a Las Cruces man suspected of brandishing a firearm while intoxicated and inside a local liquor establishment. Juan Amezquita Arrest mug Juan Amezquita, 23, of the 900 block of Laurel Street, is charged with one fourth-degree felony count of unlawfully carrying a firearm in a licensed liquor establishment and a misdemeanor count of carrying a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. About 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, Las Cruces ...

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Chilly Drop Sisters Petra Pipinich and Victoria Pipinich celebrate the first minutes of the New Year in front of the Chile Drop, which ushered in 2019 before hardy late-night revelers at Plaza de Las Cruces. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Mia Ayon, Tatiana Garzon, Santiago Garzon and Raquel Garzon carry on during Winterfest at Plaza de Las Cruces Friday night, Dec. 21 – which was, indeed, the first day of winter. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Lighthouse A home at 4041 Stoneville Court, off Carver Road south of Mesilla, sparkles for the season. The owner says the electricity bill increases about $70 during the holiday display. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE  

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lcb1214   Patricia Aguirre received her master’s degree in psychology Saturday morning, Dec. 8, at New Mexico State University Fall Commencement.   BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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