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Todd Barranger (Photo by Rob McCorcle)
BY ROB MCCORKLE For the Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Barring an unforeseen development, it appears the perseverance of the current owners and members of Picacho Hills Country Club to avoid the fate of shuttered Las Cruces and Santa Teresa country clubs has paid off. During three meetings Tuesday at the westside country club, the co-owners of Southwest Golf Management, LLC, outlined their plans to purchase the country club from the Biad brothers, revamp the membership structure and make improvements to the ...

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Las Cruces Police Chief Patrick Gallagher discusses the federal Stonegarden grant with the Las Cruces City Council at its Feb. 11 work session. (Bulletin photo by Mike Cook)
BY MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces City Council held an emotional discussion about a federal border security grant at its Feb. 11 work session. “It’s blood money, we don’t need it,” Councilor Yvonne Flores said about the Stonegarden grant the city receives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that “supports enhanced cooperation and coordination” among Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol and local law enforcement agencies along U.S. borders, according to www.fema.gov. The council approved a ...

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From left, Icebox Brewing Company co-founders Brian Weidauer, general manager; Garrett Denmark, head brewer; and John Wright, owner. (Courtesy photo)
BY ALEXIA SEVERSON Las Cruces Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Stepping into Icebox Brewing Company, you may feel like you’ve left town. With exposed ductwork, concrete floors, an outdoor patio and a view of the brewing equipment, the new brewery offers a unique addition to the growing craft beer scene in the Las Cruces area. Icebox, located at 2825 W. Picacho Ave., officially opened its doors on Jan. 23, joining the ranks of six other local breweries, including Picacho Peak Brewing Company, Spotted Dog ...

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Rescued horses have been cared for on the Schreibers’ private property since 2015. Recent land acquisition will allow Dharmahorse Equine Sanctuary to relocate its base of operations to a dedicated facility operating under its own sovereignty. (Courtesy photo)
By Katharine Chrisley Schreiber For the Bulletin LAS CRUCES – Dharmahorse Equine Sanctuary has acquired property near its present facility for expansion and refinement of the services it offers to horses and people. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, licensed by the New Mexico Livestock Board, Dharmahorse has been caring for unwanted and abused horses since 2015 at its present location under the compassionate direction of Mark and Katharine Schreiber. Dharmahorse was established in 1996 as an Institute of Gentle Horsemanship. As its ...

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Two views of Tierra del Sol Housing Project’s Peachtree Canyon Apartments at the southwest corner of Peachtree Hills and Jornada roads in the Metro Verde Development.
BY MIKE COOK LAS CRUCES – “I think we can all agree we need affordable housing in Las Cruces,” Mayor Pro Tem Gill Sorg said at a recent Las Cruces City Council meeting. At its Monday, Feb. 4 regular meeting, the council approved a long-term, low-interest loan of $495,500 to Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation as part of a local match for the nonprofit’s application to the New Mexico Finance Authority’s (NMMFA) allocation pool for Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). The ...

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