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 into Las Cruces for the summer are Bullock’s orioles and Scott’s orioles. The Bullock’s orioles have ...

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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 and design consulting firm PlaceMakers, introduced the idea for the gateway, which she called Gin Plaza, to ...

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Are water restrictions New Mexico’s future? By Angela Simental For the Bulletin On May 5, California approved a 25-percent cut on water use in urban areas in an effort to conserve water after four years of intense drought. With these historic water restrictions, could New Mexico face the same future? “Probably. I don’t see this in the next five to 10 years, but it is definitely a look into the future for us,” ...

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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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PAC will work to create more, better jobs in Doña Ana County Businesses are the backbone of the community. They are vital to the health of any community for several reasons. Today, let’s focus on one primary issue of importance in relation to businesses: the creation of jobs. When businesses thrive, the number of jobs and the wages paid to employees increase. We saw this recently in our own state with the rise in oil ...

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A Fourth to be reckoned with By Marissa Bond The Las Cruces Bulletin The Fourth of July is here, and the ways we celebrate the nation’s independence involve fire — sun, barbeque and fireworks. However, to make the proverbial prosaically literal, if you play with fire, you might get burned. Enjoy your Independence Day, but be cautious so you can keep celebrating and stay out of the emergency room. More than a red glare According to ...

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Cruces teenager snares silver medal By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Her dad calls her “La Picosita” — The Feisty One — a perfect nickname for Las Cruces teenager Amy Salinas. The 14-year-old won a silver medal in the United States Boxing Junior Olympics June 8 to 13, in Charleston, W.V., where she represented the Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL). Salinas started watching her uncle, Jose Salinas, box ...

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Music, parade and more this Fourth of July By Zak Hansen For the Las Cruces Bulletin The Mesilla Valley comes to life this weekend for Independence Day weekend with events all across town as we celebrate 239 years as a country, 103 years of statehood and 166 years as the township of Las Cruces. Festivities begin at 9 p.m. Friday, July 3, with the City of Las Cruces’ annual Electric Light Parade, which ...

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