Astronomy conference coming to Las Cruces Las Cruces Bulletin ALCON – the annual conference for the Astronomical League – will come to Las Cruces in early July, a first for an area with good dark skies and a rich astronomical history. That’s why Ron Kramer said he urged conference organizers to meet here after attending past conferences in large cities. ALCON has been held in more isolated locations in the past, but never in ...

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New Mexico State University’s Tyke Kipp grabs hold of a steer in the steer wrestling event at the 2015 NMSU Rodeo on the NMSU campus Sunday, April 26. For more photos, see page A23. LAS CRUCES BULLETIN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BELARDE

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Through the garden gates The Las Cruces Bulletin For 20 years, the Las Cruces Tour of Gardens has unlatched the garden gates of local greenskeepers, making unsecret the magic of sweat, sun and soil. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, residents and visitors again have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and unique gardens in Las Cruces. “I think it is one of the best things we do in ...

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NMSU honors the legacy of nurses The Las Cruces Bulletin This year, May 6-12 comprises National Nursing Week, but New Mexico State University has found a way to stretch the stories and appreciation of nursing work into a permanent installment through the Smith Family Nursing Legacy Wall. Carved into a birch tree’s measure of years, the messages vary but the theme is constant. All of the plaques represent nurses and the contributions they have made ...

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Practice how to deal with wind on the golf course Wind, will it ever end? Dry windy days will persist for some time to come. Golf professionals agree that extremely windy and blustery conditions provide the most difficult challenge to scoring. To play their best, recreational and amateur golfers need to grasp how to accommodate difficult circumstances that are beyond their control. One’s awareness and adjustment to blustery conditions can make ...

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Pope Francis appoints Wester as 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, as the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe. He succeeds Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, upon reaching the age limit, has been accepted by the Holy Father. The Installation Mass for Archbishop- Elect Wester will be 2 p.m. Thursday, ...

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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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