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January 14, 2018 by Art Farmer (Register to contact)

This is Art Farmer's wife. Unfortunately Art passed away recently and I'm just letting you all know of the sad news.

Tiger Drive Facelift

July 25, 2016 by Dan Lucero (Register to contact)

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AHS Alumni,
My name is Dan Lucero and I'm a graduate of AHS Class of 1986. I joined the Air Force right out of high school and after 22 years received a hardship assignment to Holloman AFB, Alamogordo to help my Dad care for my terminally ill Mother who passed in 2011. I retired that same year to be close to my Dad and have since settled into a position west of town with the Bureau of Reclamation, Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility. A portion of my responsibilities include community outreach which has me working closely with the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce. I'm currently enrolled in a program sponsored by the Chamber called Leadership Otero. This program provides a behind-the-scenes look at inner workings of the city, county and state government. Also included are nonprofit organizations, public schools & healthcare systems and quality of life issues to name a few. Each Leadership Otero class is tasked with accomplishing a lasting legacy project designed to be recognized community wide in the years to come. As our legacy project, Leadership Otero's Class of 2016 (LO16) has organized an effort to refurbish the entrance to Tiger Stadium.

Carbon dating of the existing arch at the intersection of Tiger Drive and First Street dates back to 1984. Despite weathering years of desert heat and several scrapes from car bumpers and school busses, the WELCOME-TIGER COUNTRY arch has served the Fighting Tigers well for more than 30 years; however, with the beautiful new playing surface and amazing upgrades to Tiger Stadium, it's time to retire the old guard. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the Class of '84 for a job well done!

Currently, the facelift to Tiger Drive is in the planning stages and estimated to cost $10K -$12K. We currently have an architect working pro bono on drawings and build plans for the project. To date, LO16 has raised just over $3K towards the project. LO16s plan is to continue to fundraise, solicit donations from local businesses & community organizations as well as seek out resources in the form of supplies and labor from anyone who wishes to be a part of this effort. Additionally, for bronze, silver, and Black & Gold level donations, included in the build will be personalized masonry bricks commemorating donations and support from individuals, families, civic groups, businesses & organizations. These bricks will be conspicuously integrated into the build to reflect our unending support for our students and the future of our community. If you are interested in supporting our effort to refurbish Tiger Drive please email me at *****

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Dan Lucero
Chairman, Leadership Otero 2016 Legacy Project

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Otero County Robokids advocate for STEM in schools  Alamogordo Daily News

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NM Governor Susana Martinez stops in Alamogordo to congratulate elementary school teacher  Alamogordo Daily News

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Student charged in Thursday's school threat  Alamogordo Daily News

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Lockdown lifted at Alamogordo High School  KOB 4

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APD reminds residents of traffic laws in school zones  Alamogordo Daily News

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Volunteers prepare for annual school supply giveaway event  Alamogordo Daily News

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Alamogordo graduate named Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year  Alamogordo Daily News

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AHS homecoming parade full of school spirit  Alamogordo Daily News

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Alamogordo High School band members get opportunity of a lifetime  Alamogordo Daily News

Alamogordo High band members, William Martinez and Allison Glover, get to participate in the major leagues of marching bands.

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Alamogordo Police Officer Dies Following Shooting  KRWG

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Norm Arnold selected as Citizen of the Year  Alamogordo Daily News

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GIRLS SOCCER: Rudy Barbosa named new AHS head coach  Alamogordo Daily News

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Guthrie takes a shot at Magistrate Judge seat  Alamogordo Daily News

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Local pageant crowns winners  Alamogordo Daily News

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Happy Fourth of July, Alamogordo!  Alamogordo Daily News

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Lady 'Devils Suffer First Round Defeat | Sports |  Rio Grande Sun

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‘Weed dude’: One-on-One with Duke Rodriguez  Albuquerque Journal

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He ‘had your back through thick and thin’  Albuquerque Journal

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Flickinger Guild hosts 14th Annual Turquoise and Silver Tea  Alamogordo Daily News

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Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' removed from New Mexico high school  Los Angeles Times

Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' is removed from New Mexico high school course at least temporarily due to a sex scene in it.

NASA downlink to Las Cruces now scheduled for July 31  Las Cruces Sun-News

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NMSU presents honorary degree to Dan E. Arvizu during fall commencement  New Mexico State University NewsCenter

NMSU presented Dan E. Arvizu with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his accomplishments in renewable and sustainable energy research.

Ex-coach honored by RMAC  Albuquerque Journal

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Gov. Martinez appoints David Ceballes 12th Judicial District Attorney  Alamogordo Daily News

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SOFTBALL: Playing for James tourney draws 55 teams  Alamogordo Daily News

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Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Opens on Indian Wells  Alamogordo Daily News

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Otero County Probate Judge makes debut  Alamogordo Daily News

Otero County Probate Judge Latanya Boyce introduced herself at the Republican Women of Otero County's monthly meeting.

Deming Lady Cats add Chaparral Lobos to District 3-5A hit list  Deming Headlight

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JV girls finish 2nd  Deming Headlight

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Robert Tovar will throw his hat into the ring as a Democrat in the Sheriff's race  Silver City Sun-News

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Neil Gaiman novel banned by New Mexico school after mother objects  The Guardian

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Tigers top Bulldawgs in boys soccer  Las Cruces Sun-News

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UW awards top scholarship to 104 high school students  KGWN

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