Bulletin report Sunday, Aug. 2 opened with a sunny, peaceful morning when celebrants of different stripes put on their nice clothes and headed to church. Then the peace was shattered. Luckily no one was injured, but a pair of bombs detonated at two different churches. A little after 8 a.m., the first explosion destroyed a mailbox at Calvary Baptist Church at 1800 S Locust St., and nearly a half-an-hour later an explosion took place across town at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 1327 ...

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Politics mayor Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima and his wife, Rosie, check out the results of the city’s municipal election Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Los Compas restaurant on Compress Drive were he gathered with supporters. Miyagishima was re-elected. By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin For a year with no statewide elections, 2015 was pretty busy politically for New Mexico and Las Cruces. We got a new secretary of state, a new state representative and a new state ...

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Siakam paces Aggie men’s attack Bulletin report As the late Stewart Scott would often exclaim on ESPN, “Call him butter because he’s on a roll.” New Mexico State University junior forward Pascal Siakam is sure on a roll and has set the pace for the Aggies so far this season. He notched his third 30plus game of the season and his 10th double- double of the year as he led the Aggies ...

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Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary taps into clever adoption tactic Business owner Wanda Bowman keeps giving in a unique way By Susie Ouderkirk Las Cruces Bulletin Walking into Ashley Furniture Homestore in Las Cruces can be a pleasantly overwhelming visual experience. Inside the front doors is an elegant acre of colorful furnishings, in dozens of luxurious tableaux, depicting every room of a well-appointed home. Freshly- made beds entice visitors to “come hither.” ...

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Film Las Cruces looks to the future By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin We don’t have the lights or the cameras yet, but there’s definitely action when it comes to bringing movies and television series to Las Cruces. Film Las Cruces (FLC), a newly minted nonprofit, held its first meeting Dec. 3 and elected an 18-member board of directors, choosing State. Rep. Jeff Steinborn as its president and long-time ...

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Dancing with Christmas spirit Thirteen-year-old Carmen Sanchez, left, an eighth grader at La Academia Dolores Huerta charter middle school, and 12-year-old Daniela Robinson, a seventh grader at La Academia Dolores Huerta, pose in front of a Christmas tree in their folklorico dance outfits. The straight-A students, members of their school’s performance ballet folklorico dance team, chose and practiced five traditional Jalisco dance songs so they could give free performances at senior-living centers such as Village at Northrise, ...

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New education law could mean big changes By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law Dec. 10. The new law means “no more one size fits all,” said Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) Chief Academic Officer Andrea Fletcher. “It changes the focus to give states more power. It lets us really target what we need in our state. It’s really a good thing.” “Overall, it’s ...

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Judge continues restraining order Bulletin report Judge Manuel Arrieta in Third Judicial District Court continued Doña Ana County’s temporary restraining order against the office of County Sheriff Enrique “Kiki” Vigil for 40 days. County spokesman Jess Williams said the extension is to allow the sheriff time to retain legal counsel. At issue is whether the county or the sheriff’s department should operate the Doña Ana County Detention Center after the center’s director, ...

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