Kids have ‘blast’ at space center By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces sixth graders were born long after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986. But, thanks to the generosity and vision of the families of the seven crew members who died that day – and the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque – the students are learning about science, math, aerospace technology, teamwork, critical thinking and much more at ...

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Aggies set to tangle with Gators By Brook Stockberger Las Cruces Bulletin The Aggies are excited. The college football season returns for New Mexico State University with the roar of 88,000 fans Saturday, Sept. 5 in Gainesville, Fla. to take on the University of Florida Gators in what is expected to be a jam-packed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (MDT). Legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger will call ...

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Chamber gears up for fall elections Election cycle will be 1st for Chamber endorsing candidates As the stewards of a strong Las Cruces business climate, we believe it is the responsibility of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the interests of business are being represented in the political decisions of our community leaders. For this reason, in November 2014, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber Board of Directors unanimously approved authorizing ...

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One last hurrah Labor Day festivals herald end of summer By Zak Hansen Las Cruces Bulletin School’s back in session — you can tell by the sudden boom of traffic on University Avenue and the lengthening lines at coffee shops and cafés — the days are getting cooler (at last!) and shorter (no!), farmers and field workers the valley through are hard at work in the fields readying the year’s crops and, this weekend, southern New Mexico ...

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Bring home some color from the MVIS Rhizome Sale By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The summer heat still saturates the sidewalks, but the low-slung slant of sunset suggests autumn is finally shouldering in. With a seasonal change that might have some casual gardeners looking to resign their gloves to a winter- long rest, the Mesilla Valley Iris Society (MVIS) is gearing up for their annual Rhizome Sale Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, ...

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Colorful celebration Aida Medrano, 6, is all dressed up and ready for SalsaFest! on Main Street Downtown Sunday, Aug. 30. People danced, ate, had fun and, of course, tasted a variety of salsas during the annual Las Cruces event. Check out pages A12 and A13 for more SalsaFest! photos. PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Spaceport, ARCA join forces Space launch vehicle and high altitude UAV testing planned By Elva K. Österreich Las Cruces Bulletin A space dreamer in Romania has found realization in Las Cruces and his company has formed a partnership with Spaceport America. “Only in New Mexico did we find the perfect combination of aerospace assets, airspace and affordability,” said Dumitru Popescu, Founder and CEO of ARCA Space Corporation. Popexcu started dreaming in ...

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Mayor will run 3rd time By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima has held either a city or county elected office for 22 of the past 23 years, and he hopes to continue that string for at least four more. Miyagishima, 52, announced he will run for his third term as mayor. “It doesn’t feel like work,” said Miyagishima. “I live the ...

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