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11:29 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Tuesday Election For Dona Ana County Soil And Water Conservation District

  Polling location hours are 7am to 7pm

·         There are 3 polling locations

1.      Anthony Community Center

865 South Anthony Drive, Anthony, NM  88021

2.      Doña Ana County Government Center

845 N Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM  88007

3.      Radium Springs Community Center

12060 LB Lindbeck Road, Las Cruces, NM  88007

 

SAMPLE BALLOTS

 

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Local Viewpoints
11:20 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Goodman: A Chance To Make A Difference In Tuesday Election

  This week we have a chance to make a difference.

On Tuesday, May 5, we'll decide three contested seats on the Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

The what? 

Most folks learned about the DASWCD last year, when its board put on the ballot a measure calling for a tax increase to help fund the group. We learned that it spent much of its time passing resolutions against “Agenda 21” and against various measures to help protect wildlife. It opposed the new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Monument.

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Regional
5:48 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Need To Repair Aging Roads Looms Over New Mexico

The number of repairs and reconstruction needed for New Mexico's aging roads is far outpacing the funding available for such projects.

The state's road fund received roughly $381 million last year, $5 million less than the year prior.

Meanwhile, a national research group recently stated that just immediate road work alone amounts to $730 million.

Transportation officials say the road fund primarily gets money from gasoline tax revenues, which have stayed flat for the past decade.

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Local Viewpoints
3:53 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Albers: Thank You For Making Scrap Arts Music Performances A Success

  The Doña Ana Arts Council would like to thank all in our community who helped make the recent Scrap Arts Music performances in the Rio Grande Theatre so memorable.  The audiences loved the energy, humor and incredible creativity of these Canadian musicians who constructed percussion instruments out of recycled industrial materials.  Over 800 enthusiastic local students attended the school performances on April 20th. 

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Local Viewpoints
3:49 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Greg Lennes: LC Chamber Sponsors "Right Wing" Candidate Training

  Here we go again. I don't understand why the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "New Leaders Grassroots Training" for right-wing political candidates on May 9. It is run by the tea party-connected American Majority, a far right-wing libertarian group. So if you are a moderate, nonpartisan, truly business-minded or liberal candidate you should not attend, right?

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Regional
3:46 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

STD Outbreak At West Texas High School

An outbreak of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, has been reported at a small West Texas high school.

The Crane Independent School District sent a letter last week to parents of Crane High School students informing them that 20 cases of chlamydia had been confirmed at the school. Crane High School has an enrollment of about 300 students.

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Regional
3:43 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

New Mexico National Guardsman Dies In Arkansas Event

A member of the New Mexico National Guard has died while taking part in a marksmanship competition in Arkansas.

Arkansas National Guard Lt. Col. Joel Lynch says 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Ryan Faraone collapsed Thursday afternoon after running approximately 200 yards at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Lynch told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that Faraone was taken to a Little Rock hospital where he later died.

Regional
8:32 am
Sat May 2, 2015

In Depth: Texas Senator Wants Drug Testing For All Elected Officials

  Are they on drugs? We could soon know if mind-altering substances are to blame for the Legislature's often wacky ways.

Sen. Eddie Lucio attached an amendment to a sweeping ethics bill requiring that all elected officials — from Gov. Greg Abbott to school board members — take drug tests and post the results online.

No one gets booted from office for failing, but doing so could make re-election tough. Lucio, a Democrat from Brownsville, has for years championed such testing and even once took a blood test to show he was serious.

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PUENTES
6:03 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Creating Happy and Healthy Pets

Emile Bourdet and Tom Townsend at KRWG FM studios.

  May 1, 2015 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Coalition for Pets and People, out-going Co-Chair, Tom Townsend, and Coalition Member, Emile Bourdet, to talk to us about micro-chipping and sterilizing your dogs and cats.

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Regional
5:23 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.

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Intermezzo
5:11 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Natasha Paremski performs Tchaikovsky in Las Cruces

Pianist Natasha Paremski at KRWG-FM.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 “pushed the boundaries of virtuosity in its time,” says pianist Natasha Paremski, noting that it was originally considered unplayable but went on to become one of his most famous and beloved works. The Russian-born pianist, who has lived in the United States since she was eight, will perform the work this weekend with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Lonnie Klein. Paremski came to the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about Tchaikovsky, her career, how she handles nerves on stage, and more.

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Local Viewpoints
3:47 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Conservation Groups Ask New Mexico Game Commission to Oppose Cougar Trapping Proposal

Credit wildlife.state.nm.us

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Online EXTRA
3:39 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Martinez Announces 70 New High-Paying Jobs, Expansion of Two High-Tech Companies

  Albuquerque, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that two New Mexico high-tech companies are expanding and creating 70 new high-paying jobs. SambaSafety, a software development company, is adding 40 jobs. RiskSense, Inc., a cybersecurity company formerly known as CAaNES, is adding 30 jobs.

 

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Regional
10:24 am
Fri May 1, 2015

PNM Wants Regulators To Reject Rate Case Recommendation

Credit pnm.com

New Mexico's largest electric provider is defending its request to raise rates.

Public Service Company of New Mexico on Thursday filed its objections to a hearing examiner's recommendation that the state Public Regulation Commission reject the utility's request because it was incomplete.

Environmentalists had argued that PNM failed to provide state regulators with enough information to justify a 12 percent rate hike.

PNM officials say their rate request is complete and that the hearing examiner is wrongly imposing a "heighten standard" for the utility.

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Regional
10:22 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Agreement Would Ensure Coal Supply For NM Power Plant

The owners of a power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million customers throughout the Southwest have reached an agreement that will ensure the plant is supplied with coal through 2022.

The current coal contract for the San Juan Generating Station expires in 2017. Uncertainty about the future supply has become a sticking point as New Mexico regulators consider plans for closing part of the plant and shifting to other sources of electricity.

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Regional
10:09 am
Fri May 1, 2015

2nd Engineer Battalion Moves From White Sands To Texas

Credit https://www.facebook.com/pages/2d-Engineer-Battalion/342482843233?fref=photo

The U.S. Army's 2nd Engineer Battalion said goodbye to White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the 2nd Engineer Battalion formally symbolized their move with a flag ceremony called the Casing of the Colors.

The Army announced in 2014 that it will deactivate the 600-soldier 2nd Engineer Battalion as part of a worldwide restructuring. It was then announced that the Battalion would be reorganized and assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in El Paso.

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Regional
10:34 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Zoning Decision For Land Near "A" Mountain Delayed

 About 16 acres of land at the base of Tortugas Mountain near Las Cruces was the subject of a heated public meeting Thursday night at the Dona Ana County Government Center.  After four hours of public comment overwhelmingly against commercial zoning of the property, the extra-territorial zoning commission board decided to delay a decision.  The board could decide to designate the property for industrial, commercial, or residential zoning.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, at 6pm at the Dona Ana County Government Center.

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Regional
9:15 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Fatal El Paso Police Shooting Draws Mexican Government Scrutiny

A fatal police shooting in El Paso is drawing Mexican government scrutiny.

Police spokesman Chris Mears says officers responding to a burglary call Wednesday night encountered Erick Emmanuel Salas Sanchez, who armed himself with a metal object and threatened the officers. Mears says a Taser failed to to subdue the 22-year-old man, who charged the officers. One officer shot Sanchez, who died later at Del Sol Medical Center.

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Regional
4:27 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

A Test For Life

Rachel Torres (left), New Mexico Department of Health Community Collaborative Care Program councilor provides a New Mexico State University student on testing instructions during the Get Yourself Tested event this month at the NMSU Health Center.

  In the Public Health field, there are many things talked about every day about what you can do for your health. Diet and exercise are just the beginning.

Getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Not only is it quick and simple, it's also usually confidential.

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Regional
2:44 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Subject Of Las Cruces SWAT Incident Charged With Child Abuse

  Rocky Gardner, the 36-year-old man who was in a brief standoff with police Wednesday evening, has been charged with one count of intentional child abuse resulting in great bodily harm.

At around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Las Cruces Police were called to the report of a disturbance on the 3800 block of Van Ess Court. Officers learned that the suspect in the disturbance, later identified as Gardner, was inside of his residence and refusing to exit.

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Online EXTRA
2:43 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Governor Martinez and U.S Energy Secretary Moniz Announce Settlement on Nuclear Waste Site Incidents

Credit Department of Energy

  WASHINGTON—Today, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the terms of a $73 mi

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Regional
2:33 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

First West Texas Test Flight For Company Owned By Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Credit www.blueorigin.com

  On Wednesday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos issued this statement on the website of his spaceflight company, Blue Origin:

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Local Viewpoints
1:59 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Udall And Heinrich Express Concerns About Efforts To Bring More Nuclear Waste To New Mexico

Credit Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich issued the following statements on the proposal for New Mexico to become an interim storage site for high-level nuclear waste:

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Online EXTRA
12:56 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Keller: Breakdown In Albuquerque Police Procurement Processes With TASER

Credit New Mexico State Auditor Timothy Keller (D)

  SANTA FE – Today, State Auditor Tim Keller released the Office of the State Auditor’s (OSA) Risk Review of the City of Albuquerque’s procurement of lapel cameras from TASER International, Inc. The independent review examined the City of Albuquerque’s contracts with TASER for lapel cameras and related equipment and software to determine whether the procurement process complied with relevant city ordinances and provisions of the Governmental Conduct Act.

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Regional
11:11 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Las Cruces Police Arrest Man On Child Abuse Charges

  Las Cruces Police arrested a man suspected of choking his son late Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., April 29, Las Cruces Police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 3800 block of Van Ess Court. Officers learned that the male had gone back into his home and left his children outside of the residence. The man refused to exit his home to speak to officers. The Las Cruces Police Department SWAT team was called out.

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Regional
9:35 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Authorities Seek Robbers Who Stole Over 68,000 Pills

Federal officials and Albuquerque police are looking for three robbers who target pharmacies and have stolen more than 68,000 oxycodone pills on their spree.

that agents are looking for four suspects in the robberies. Agents say the fugitives are part of an operation that has stolen thousands of pills from metro stores. Some of the robbers have been caught on camera robbing pharmacies at gunpoint.

Three others connected to the robberies were arrested and are facing federal charges.

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Information from: KOAT-TV.

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Regional
9:06 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Santa Fe Council Approves Ten Cent Paper Bag Charge

Credit santafenm.gov

Santa Fe shoppers will be regretting not bringing their own bag to the grocery store this summer after the City Council approved a 10-cent fee for paper bags.

The Council voted 7-2 Wednesday to approve the fee after the ban on plastic grocery bags did not motivate enough people to bring their own reusable totes. The amendment to the city's shopping-bag ordinance will go into effect in 60 days.

When the plastic-bag ban initially included a fee, the City Attorney called it an impermissible tax. The Council now calls it an "environmental service fee."

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Public Hearing Thursday Night Over Commercial Zoning Near "A" Mountain

  Land at the base of Tortugas Mountain near Las Cruces is once again in the spotlight.  A 16-acre parcel just west of Tortugas…or "A" Mountain…is being considered for commercial zoning that would allow retail businesses to move in. Tonight (Thursday) at 6pm…a public hearing on the matter will be held at the Dona Ana County Government Center.

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Regional
8:48 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

"Blessing Of The Fields" May 15 In Las Cruces

  LAS CRUCES -- The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields procession on May 15.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, will lead the colorful procession around the museum grounds, to bless the animals, plants, acequia and fresh-baked bread. Before the procession, Henry Narvaez, Cacique of Tortugas Pueblo, will lead the prayer to the four directions.

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Regional
8:38 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Texas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Students To Bypass Test Rules And Still Get A Diploma

The Legislature has approved a proposal allowing thousands of Texas high school seniors to potentially graduate this year despite failing standardized tests needed to earn a diploma.

Amarillo Republican Sen. Kel Seliger's bill offered an alternative graduation plan to an estimated 28,000 Class of 2015 seniors who failed to pass at least one statewide exam in algebra I, biology, English I and II and U.S. history.

It established individual educational committees to determine whether a student could graduate instead based on other factors, like attendance and grades.

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