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Amare Favela was reported missing Friday morning and may be in danger. (Las Cruces Police Department)
LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces police are asking for the public’s help locating an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing Friday morning and may be in danger. Amare Favela was last seen at her home, on the 100 block of Silver Road, sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday, April 19. Police believe she voluntarily left her residence but, because of her young age, may be in danger. Favela is 4-feet-5-inches tall and weighs approximately 80 pounds. She has long, dark ...

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Las Cruces City Counselor Gabe Vasquez (Courtesy)
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – The way of life on the U.S.-Mexican border is “as American as a cornfield in the Midwest,” Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez told the Bulletin April 8. But the cross-border connection between families and communities is being attacked by the Trump administration, which is helping to create a border crisis and making conditions worse south of the border and in the United States, including Doña Ana County, he said. Construction of a portion ...

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Temple Beth-El Rabbi Larry Karol speaks in favor of a Las Cruces City Council resolution allowing the city to spend up to $75,000 for emergency refugee humanitarian assistance at the council’s April 15 meeting. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – After more than two hours of discussion at its Monday, April 15 meeting, the Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously to spend $75,000 for emergency immigrant refugee humanitarian assistance. The input ensued after the measure was moved from the consent agenda to the discussion agenda. In a resolution passed at a special meeting that followed the council meeting, councilors voted to allow the funds to be spent in Doña Ana or El Paso counties, ...

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Heather Salopek, left, owner of Legacy Pecans and Company, and Tenniel Salopek, owner of Buffalo Swag, pose between their shops on the Mesilla Plaza. Until recently, the two businesses were one, operating under the Legacy Pecans name. (Bulletin photo by Michael Scanlon)
BY MICHAEL SCANLON For the Bulletin LAS CRUCES – A business on the Mesilla Plaza offering two disparate product lines has split in two as the sisters-in-law owners seek to tamp down customer confusion and improve marketing and internet sales. Heather Salopek, owner of Legacy Pecans, and Tenniel Salopek, owner of Buffalo Swag, a Southwest clothing and jewelry boutique, will continue to operate the separate businesses in the same building at 2355 Calle de Guadalupe, just south of the Double Eagle restaurant. “We were ...

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Lesser Long-nosed Bat feeding on an Agave Blossom. (Agave photo by Dan Taylor/Bat Conservation International)
By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Rather than swooping in the night, chowing down on mosquitoes and other little flying critters, some bats in New Mexico survive by sipping the nectar of native plants. “Not a lot of people in New Mexico realize there are three species of bats that drink nectar,” said Melia Bayless, ecologist and senior director at Bat Conservation International (BCI). “New Mexico, Arizona and Texas are the only states that have these nectarvious species.” Lesser Long-Nose, ...

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