By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The percussive fireworks ringing in the summer have exhaled into smoke, and the bright, dogstar days have settled in. Despite the heat, the season brings a gravel- hunger for traveling and being outside. In southern New Mexico, residents and visitors don’t have to travel far to be able

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By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin City of Las Cruces Presiding Municipal Judge Melissa Miller-Byrnes said she will not seek re-election in the November election after 16 years of service. After serving 10 years as assistant city attorney, Miller-Byrnes was first elected presiding municipal judge in November 1999 in a four-candidate race in which she

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LCPD Photo Las Cruces Police are investigating the death of a 61-year-old man whose body was found in a city refuse truck the morning of Thursday, July 9. Police were called to an area behind the Lowe’s supermarket, at 1404 Missouri Ave., shortly after 10:30 a.m. There, officers located the man’s body in the garbage

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By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin About 200 students from Kindergarten to eighth grade will start their school year Wednesday, July 15 at the J. Paul Taylor Academy at 3900 Del Rey Blvd. Students and family members are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch – along with an ice cream social – to celebrate the

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By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin It is her grin that leaps out from the fliers – broad, infectious, a 10-year-old’s embrace of the world. Mia Binns’ smile is part of her request, searching out from frill-edged pages tacked to bulletin boards, for help from the community, from those who know her and those

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Attracting migratory orioles, hummingbirds to your yard By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The warming season finds plenty of color in the desert — the burning tips of the ocotillo, the iridescent carapaces of beetles, and the rainbow flashes of orioles and hummingbirds migrating northward to nest. Two types of orioles that commonly migrate

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Light up the night Driver Jaime Torres watches the fireworks display from his No. 44 race car Saturday, June 27, at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. See page A24 for more photos from the racetrack. LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY ORLANDO SANTANA

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Reimagining Amador holds big reveal By Alta LeCompte Las Cruces Bulletin Abandoned cotton trailers from the Harvey Gin near the railroad tracks may have a future as the West Amador Avenue area reinvents itself. The tracks, in fact, become the gateway to the historic agricultural, industrial and residential neighborhood. Susan Henderson, principal of the planning

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