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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turtle races Contestants compete in the annual turtle races in Tortugas, Sunday, June 28. Las Cruces Bulletin photo by Steve MacIntyre

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mayfield principal Mayfield High School Assistant Principal Eric Fraass has been selected as Mayfield’s Principal, announced Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds. The appointment becomes effective July 1, 2015, upon the retirement of current Principal Jo Beth Hawk. “It’s an honor to be selected as principal of this great school,” Fraass said. “Mayfield has a long history of academic and extra-curricular excellence and I look forward to continuing that work with the MHS community.” “Eric ...

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017 Toucan Market celebrates 10th anniversary Saturday By Alta LeCompte Las Cruces Bulletin For 10 years, an unlikely pairing of business partners has brought Las Crucens the special foods their diets require or their palates crave. Former newspaper executive Richard Cole and career grocer Bob Bauer will celebrate Saturday, June 27, doing what they do seven days a week, serving the community at Toucan Market, 1701 E. University Ave, in the Pan Am Plaza. They’ll be on hand ...

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Lou 3 Legendary New Mexico State University basketball coach Lou Henson is in a Houston hospital after spending a week at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Henson, who is scheduled to be inducted into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in November, is the winningest coach in NMSU and University of Illinois history. Henson, 83, and his wife, Mary, have homes in both Illinois and southern New Mexico. In the past he ...

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Danny Villanueva (submitted photo) Danny Villanueva, a former Aggie football star, former NFL football player and Spanish-language television pioneer, leaves behind a lifetime of success, a loving family and a legacy of giving that has benefited New Mexico State University in many ways. His support for various university programs over decades included several million dollars. Villanueva passed away after suffering a stroke earlier this week. He was 77. “Danny Villanueva was an outstanding Aggie, a ...

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The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has seized approximately 100 pigs, piglets, ducks, chickens, goats and dogs in an ongoing investigation of animal cruelty south of Las Cruces. Several Doña Ana County Animal Control Officers assisted with executing a search warrant in the 1100 block of Carver Road Tuesday afternoon. After several hours spent on the property, eight goats were seized, along with nine dogs, two cats, 16 ducks, a chicken, a rooster and nearly 70 pigs and piglets. While deputies, animal ...

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Gov. Susana Martinez is scheduled to sign the $295 million capital outlay bill and the announce new road funding for Santa Teresa, at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 in Santa Teresa. The event will take place at TE Connectivity’s distribution center in the Santa Teresa Airport Park. State lawmakers returned to Santa Fe Monday, June 8, for a four-hour special session to pass the bill and a package of tax incentives. Months of negotiations between legislative leaders and Martinez made the quick special ...

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