Las Cruces Bulletin The Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks ( OMDP) National Monument and the Las Cruces Green Chamber are hosting a celebration of national lands marking the one-year anniversary of the creation of the OMDP as a national monument. “On May 21, 2014, President Obama designated 496,000 acres,” Ben Gabriel, director of the Friends of OMDP group, said. “Events will be held from May 15 to 22.” Gabriel said much of the local community supported the National Monument ...

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Blazin’ Brewfest set to cool off Main Street Las Cruces Bulletin In its three years, the New Mexico Brewers Guild’s Blazin’ Brewfest, has grown leaps and bounds, from a modest, but raucous, gathering held at The Grapevine to a full-fledged festival at the heart of Las Cruces, and upon its return to Las Cruces this year — from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 2 — it comes to a Las Cruces changed. “Our whole thing has ...

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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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New budget upsets sheriff Las Cruces Bulletin An early Doña Ana County budget proposal appears to not add money the sheriff’s department has asked for, which led to a meeting Tuesday, April 28, in which Sheriff Enrique “Kiki” Vigil and his supporters faced off with some county commissioners and administrators. The heart of the dispute stems from the commission earmarking a portion of its three-eighths of a percent gross receipts tax (GRT) to needs in the ...

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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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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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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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