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Jones has 15 points, 23 rebounds; New Mexico St. crushes UMKC

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  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jemerrio Jones had 15 points, a career-high 23 rebounds and seven assists and New Mexico State never trailed in its 82-58 win over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday night.

Pilot project paves the way for Las Cruces Utilities meter upgrades

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“It used to take three days and eight staff members to read gas and water meters for 17 routes of residences on the east mesa, north of Highway 70,” says Jose Provencio, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) business services administrator. Some of the meter reading was dicey - requiring meter readers to climb behind bushes and under cars to read meters, while sometimes fending off dogs inside yards.

  A new study finds that that nearly 40 percent of the human genome remains largely unexplored, which could dramatically impede the search for new drug therapies.

The dearth of research tends to be self-perpetuating, because scientists know they are more likely to be successful and funded by querying those areas of the genome that are already relatively well described.

I-10 Closures This Week

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I-10 West @ Resler

 

27-HOUR CLOSURE

Sunday, Feb. 25

3 a.m. through 6 a.m. the next morning

Campaign Announcement In Las Cruces-Area County Commission Seat

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Antoinette Reyes is running for Doña Ana County Commissioner for District 1, the seat currently held by Commissioner Billy Garrett.  Here is the information provided by the Reyes campaign:

Commentary: Being the eldest in a low-income family and having two children of her own, Antoinette understands the needs of families living paycheck to paycheck and is committed to improving the well-being of our residents. She currently lives in San Miguel with her family. Antoinette received her Bachelors in Anthropology with a supplementary major in Sustainable Development, from NMSU. She’s completing her Masters in Applied Economics with a focus on the environment and natural resources. Antoinette is a direct support care provider for individuals with developmental disabilities and she also teaches students from kindergarten through college as a substitute teacher and private tutor in Las Cruces and Anthony. As a former City of Las Cruces employee, Antoinette helped garner a $10 million bond for energy-related projects, such as green retrofits, xeriscaping, and solar installations.

The business and accounting degree programs of New Mexico State University’s College of Business have received an extension of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“NMSU’s College of Business has had a long tradition of doing an excellent job educating our students, and transforming their lives,” said College of Business Dean James Hoffman. “Receiving such positive feedback from AACSB continues to reinforce our college’s tradition and provide a solid foundation for continued excellence.”

Throughout her career in theater arts, Irene Oliver Lewis has felt both her roots and her wings. After graduating from New Mexico State University, she participated in numerous theater productions throughout New Mexico and the U.S. More than 20 years and many accolades later, she came home to Las Cruces to give back to the community.

Lewis will receive the Home Town Hero Award during the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by New Mexico State University, which runs March 7-11. 

New Mexico Land Commissioner Candidate Forum Thursday In Las Cruces

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New Mexico Wild, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Dona Ana County Associated Sportsmen, Southwest Environmental Center, and the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club are hosting a non-partisan political forum for the five candidates running for New Mexico State Land Commissioner:

Patrick Lyons, George Munoz, Stephanie Garcia Richard, Michael Lucero, Garrett VeneKlasen.

This forum is open to the public and will be a question and answer session.

Questions will be asked by various conservation and sportsmen groups.

Silver City MainStreet Receives Grant for Downtown Walking Tour

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Silver City MainStreet received a grant from the New Mexico Tourism Department to develop a walking tour of downtown.  Here is the information provdied by Silver City MainStreet:  “Stories from our Streets – Discover the Town that was Built to Last” is the title of the tour. The tour will include a booklet of eighteen different buildings and plaques on posts in front of the buildings. There will also be a website with the tour in both print and audio format and highway wayfinding signage.

Some good news for Las Cruces Public Schools.

The New Mexico Public Education Department reports the district graduation rate was 85.5 percent in 2017.

That’s the highest rate of any major district in the state…and above the 2016 national average graduation rate of 84 percent.

The state average in 2017 was much lower…just 71 percent.

2017 Graduation Rates

Las Cruces Public Schools:  85.5%
 

Rio Rancho Public Schools:  82%

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Commentary: Part of why we can't talk to each other any more is that we rely on memes and slogans – particularly about guns.

We have a problem. It is not desirable that people walk into schools and massacre as many people as they can. I think we all agree on that. 

Traditionally, what a democracy does about a serious problem is discuss it and try to solve it. Many problems we can't solve. Some aren't sufficiently high-priority to solve without expenditures thought to be disproportionate. Others, while we can't completely solve them, we do what we sensibly can.

Listen To The Florida Teens...Then Vote

Feb 24, 2018
mediamatters.org

Commentary: I watched the Florida students on CNN’s town hall last week.

What I recognized in the faces of those courageous teenagers was that of my own granddaughter standing at that microphone, and the girl with the thick brown hair, also mine.

The confident kid who stepped up to debate the senator, he's my son 30 years ago.

And the teacher who taught them to sing, she is my daughter.

They are all our children. Listen to them.

Take up their fight against gun violence.  Vote.

Four Corners Power Plant. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight and San Juan Citizens Alliance

Commentary: Washington, DC -- Last night, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) suspension of a key safeguard that would limit methane pollution from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands.

 

Government debt means more influence by foreigners

Feb 23, 2018

Commentary: The United States set a new record last month, which is the largest trade deficit excluding oil on record. And the trade deficit is likely to get larger. This is due to a phenomenon known as the twin deficit, so named because trade deficits tend to mimic government budget deficits.

Of course, any number of factors affect the trade deficit. Among these are the exchange rate, the disposable income of our selves and our trade partners, and tariffs, all things that are influx. But the government budget deficit has an important influence.

23 AGs Commence Lawsuit to Block Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality

Feb 22, 2018
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

Commentary: Attorney General Hector Balderas and a coalition of 23 attorneys general filed a petition today to formally commence their lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after the FCC published the final rule rolling back net neutrality in today’s Federal Register.

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