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Las Cruces Mayoral Candidates Take Questions At Forum

The Las Cruces Mayoral Candidates took questions from the community at a forum Thursday night.Incumbent Ken Miyagishima is running on his 8 years of experience as mayor of Las Cruces and his success. He says he will continue to listen to the people’s concerns and is already working on the main concern he heard at the forum.“Roads,” Miyagishima said. “Which is something we are trying to address, one of the things we are planning on using with that Hold Harmless gross receipts money is...
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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, visited the U.S. Forest Service Fire Desk and Incident Command Center to receive a briefing from U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell on the agency's wildfire suppression efforts and work to protect vital water resources. Senator Heinrich discussed the need to protect, restore, and improve the health of watersheds in our national forests and the urgency for wildfire funding reform.

City Community Gardeners Win at Southern New Mexico State Fair!

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Ryan Schrader

  Ryan Schrader, 7, won a best in show, first place ribbon, a medal and a cash award for a pumpkin he grew at the Gomez Community Garden.

Nathan Schrader, age 5, Ryan‘s brother, won a first place ribbon, second place best in show, a medal and a cash award for a watermelon he grew at the Gomez Community Garden.

  Silver City, NM – The public is invited to an art opening called “JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders”, opening Friday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the McCray Gallery.

The exhibit features work by artists from Juarez who have been literally and conceptually dragged across borders.

Martinez Announces 11 New Jobs in Silver City

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 Silver City, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary announced the expansion of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery in Silver City. The expansion will result in 11 production jobs.

"New Mexico continues to improve its business environment, which helps local manufacturers like Little Toad Creek expand and create new jobs," Secretary Barela said. "Governor Martinez and I congratulate Little Toad Creek as they partner with the state to diversify and grow the economy." 

New Mexico Grants Approval For Xcel Solar Purchase

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New Mexico utility regulators have cleared the way for Xcel Energy to buy solar power from two generating stations that will be built near Roswell.

Xcel announced Thursday that the state Public Regulation Commission approved the purchase of 140 megawatts of solar capacity from NextEra Energy Resources, which is developing the two solar farms.

Officials say the solar farms will be the largest in New Mexico to date.

Another Councilor In Sunland Park Arrested

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Another councilor in a troubled New Mexico border city is facing legal troubles.

Authorities say Sunland Park City Councilor Daniel De Los Santos was arrested Saturday for allegedly providing beer to two 19-year-olds, including his girlfriend. A criminal complaint says the 22-year-old De Los Santos is facing two counts of selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

It was not known if De Los Santos had an attorney.

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It has become a staple of the New Mexico news cycle; companies creating new jobs using state economic development incentives. But how often do you hear about these same companies going out of business? According to Gallup more than 50% of new companies in the U.S. close within 5 years. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed an attempt by the legislature to bring accountability to state incentive programs.

Groups Urge Feds To Release More Mexican Wolves

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More than three dozen environmental groups are asking the federal government to release at least five packs of Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico to bolster the genetics of the endangered predators.

The groups sent a letter Thursday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe.

New Mexico wildlife officials declined to issue permits to the Fish and Wildlife Service for releases earlier this year in the Gila National Forest.

Albuquerque Man Is Convicted On Carjacking, Firearms Charges

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A federal jury has convicted an Albuquerque man on carjacking and firearms charges.

Prosecutors say jurors deliberated about four hours Thursday before finding 30-year-old Kevin Folse guilty Thursday following a four-day trial.

Folse was indicted in the case in July. He remains in federal custody pending a sentencing hearing, which hasn't been scheduled.

According to a criminal complaint, Folse was driving a stolen vehicle on June 30 and allegedly tried to run down an Albuquerque police officer who jumped out of the way.

Voice Of The Public - District 2 Forum

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  On Voice of the Public, Councilman Greg Smith and challenger Philip Van Veen answered questions during the live call-in show with Anthony Moreno hosting. Both Smith and Van Veen are running for District 2 in Las Cruces. 


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