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Bulletin produces 2022 Southwest New Mexico Legislative Guide

The Las Cruces Bulletin’s 2022 Southwest New Mexico Legislative Guide will be published later this month and will include information about all 112 members of the New Mexico Legislature, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Gov. Howie Morales and other state officials.

Steinborn introduces bill to provide high-quality masks, Covid-19 home testing kits

Arts & Entertainment
Las Cruces movie boom means set building, costuming, networking for young actors
By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin   Nick Check and Jessica N. Jimenez celebrated their fourth anniversary as a couple in …
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‘Singin’ in the Rain’ opens Jan. 21 at Rio Grande Theatre
Bulletin report   Tickets are now on sale for Blank Conversations Theatre Company of Las Cruces’ upcoming production …
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New Saturday educational program begins this month at Farm and Ranch Museum
“All Aboard the Ag Wagon” is a new educational program at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. The program is …
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‘American Pickers’ coming to NM, wants to show off unique collections on show
Bulletin report   The “American Pickers” are coming back to New Mexico! The History Channel’s reality …
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Book club welcomes ‘Chasing the Thrill’ author in Jan. 27 Zoom
The Mesilla Valley Readers of Southern New Mexico (MVRSNM) book club will host “Chasing the Thrill” author Daniel …
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Local sports
NM State, Tarleton cross paths in Las Cruces for first time in 58 years

Back in Las Cruces following a showdown in the state of Texas last week, the NM State men's basketball team puts its WAC-leading eight-game winning streak on the line inside the Pan American Center when it hosts Tarleton for the first time in 58 years.

Pickleball enthusiasts on mission to spread word about their sport A group of pickleball enthusiasts want to spread the gospel about their favorite sport.
Remembering history-making golf pioneer Lee Elder Lee Elder, who was the first Black golfer to play in the Masters in 1975, died Nov. 28, 2021 at age 87.
Isbell guides NM State to home victory to open WAC play The first WAC competition of the year resulted in a win for the Aggies as Brooke Atkinson's squad was able to hold on and defeat WAC newcomer Lamar, 57-53. With the victory, the Aggies move to 5-6 on …
Business
Oil and gas production boomed in New Mexico in 2021

2021 was a banner year for energy production in New Mexico, the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) said in a Dec. 29 email.

El Paso Electric Names Eric Montgomery director of government affairs for southern New Mexico El Paso Electric (EPE) has named Eric Montgomery as a regional director of government affairs.
Vescovo sells on 'high note,' but will stay on as GM with new owners By Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin “I wanted to go out on a high note, and we definitely did,” George Vescovo said after he sold his Toyota dealership to Viva Toyota, which took over …
Heath & Well Being
New Mexico Voices for Children executive director is NMSU graduate

Bulletin report The board for directors of the nonprofit New Mexico Voices for Children (NMVC) hired New Mexico State University graduate Amber Wallin as its new executive director effective Jan. …

Some wise words from some wise authors to inspire for the new year

Happy New Year! When I say this, it feels more like a plea than a celebration. The usual new year resolutions don’t seem to fit somehow. Pessimism is no way to start a new year, and as a reader …

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News
Martin Luther King rally postponed; Jan. 17 breakfast featuring Lt. Gov. Morales continues via Zoom Because of the pandemic, the Doña Ana Branch of the NAACP has postponed the Martin Luther King Jr. rally that had been scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 16, at Plaza de Las Cruces, the branch announced.
Optimist Club has student essay contest The Optimist Club of Las Cruces is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2021-22 school year.
Legislature ‘awash in money’ as it convenes Jan. 18 for 2022 regular session The second session of the 55th New Mexico Legislature will convene at noon Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at the state capitol in Santa Fe. New Mexico’s 42 state senators and 70 state …
In the past
City commits land near Sierra Middle School for affordable housing; Gandara re-elected mayor pro tem Bulletin report At its Jan. 3 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance authorizing the conveyance of a city-owned vacant parcel, known as Lot 2 of the …
Las Cruces native busy with Navy duties U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Alysa Sanchez of Las Cruces signals to an AV-8B Harrier attached to Marine Attack Squadron 214, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), as it takes …
Governor proposes 13 percent state budget increase The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration released Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s FY23 executive budget recommendation Jan. 6, proposing $8.4 billion in recurring spending, a 13.4 …
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