From the Las Cruces Sun-News “Miss Las Cruces faces DWI charge after wreck causes power outage“.
The woman recently named Miss Las Cruces has been charged with aggravated DWI after allegedly hitting a light pole Sunday night, causing a power outage and disrupting traffic through this morning.
Just before 10 p.m., Sarah J. Richardson drove her Chrysler P.T. Cruiser into a light pole near the intersection of Avenida de Mesilla and Hickory Drive, according to a Las Cruces Police Department report. Investigators said the pole landed on a nearby traffic light. Falling wires and debris hit one car, became entangled beneath another car driving on Avenida de Mesilla then snagged a third car, the report said.
A spokeswoman for the local pageant, which is a preliminary for the Miss America competition, confirmed that Richardson, 22, is the 2013 title holder of Miss Las Cruces.
I went to the second annual xprize cup competion in Las Cruces in 2006. Although incredibly windy it was a great event to attend. This year they don’t have the money for a public display so only registered attendees get in. What a bummer.
“The Cup as it has traditionally been held is not (going to happen this year) because of funding levels it takes to run a massive public event,” Steve Landeene, executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, told the Sun-News.
“And the fact that the air show at Holloman is not on this year … that was part of the decision-making process that went into saying, ‘Hey, we don’t have the funds to have a massive public event.’ So what we’re doing this year is kind of a hybrid,” Landeene said.
New Mexico tax payers want to pay for Spaceport America. Las Cruces Sun-News – All votes are tallied, but still unofficial
LAS CRUCES — All votes have now been tallied in this week’s spaceport tax election. Doña Ana County voters approved the tax, with 9,020 voting in favor and 8,750 against. With almost 18,000 taking part in the election, 50.7 percent of voters were in favor of the tax while 49.3 were against. The vote count is unofficial until certified by county commissioners next Tuesday. The one-quarter of 1 percent increase in gross receipts tax will take effect Jan. 1. Proceeds from the tax will be used to help pay for construction of Spaceport America planned for a remote site in southern Sierra County.