National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson was the special guest and keynote speaker at the Doña Ana County NAACP Chapter No. 1602’s Juneteenth “Celebration of Freedom” banquet June 16 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but word was withheld from slaves until a Union officer disclosed the news on June 19, 1865. Since then, annual commemorations of the emancipation have been referred to as Juneteenth. CONTINUE
Bulletin photo by Mike CookLas Cruces Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Terrie Dallman addresses the Las Cruces City Council at its June 18 regular meeting concerning a council resolution on school safety. By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin After ... CONTINUE
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By Avra Elliott For the Bulletin While the world of health insurance can change quickly, it is still the law to have health insurance this year. For small-business owners who have trouble finding and choosing the best health insurance for their employees, BeWellNM, New Mexico’s health insurance marketplace, hosted a free informative luncheon on June 13 at the Frank O’Brien Community Center where they could learn more about their insurance options. BeWellNM for Small Business is a New Mexico insurance program formed in 2013 ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report The woman suspected of the May 22 theft of a UPS package from a doorstep has been charged along with her boyfriend who appears to have acted as her getaway driver, according to a press release from the Las Cruces Police Department. Allise Brittany Garcia, 29, and Devon W. Sellers, 30, both of the 3200 block of Missouri Avenue, have been charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny and receiving ... CONTINUE
Bulletin report Las Cruces police have charged two teenagers – a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man – who are suspected of damaging the Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park. Bryce Richards, 16, and Marvin Reyes, 18, are charged with one count each of criminal damage to property. The charges are fourth-degree felony counts. Shortly after 10 p.m. on May 16, someone called Central Dispatch to report kids or young adults damaging ... CONTINUE
Bulletin photo by Steve MacIntyre Memorial Medical Center staff, Las Cruces Conquistadors, cancer survivors and Gov. Susana Martinez cut the ribbon for the new Memorial Cancer Center Monday, June 11. The center is located at 2530 S. Telshor Blvd. south of the hospital’s parking lot. The occasion included a speech by Martinez and tours of the facility, which is credited to the efforts of Medical Director Dr. William Adler, MD, and Clinical Research ... CONTINUE
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin Today is Flag Day. It celebrates the date in 1777 (241 years ago) when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. “What an appropriate day to ask such a question (What does the American flag mean to you?) – the 74th anniversary of D-Day (June 6),” said Las Cruces Police Chief Patrick Gallagher. “A day that says everything you need ... CONTINUE