News http://krwg.org en Parts Of New Mexico See Record Rainfall http://krwg.org/post/parts-new-mexico-see-record-rainfall <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Parts of drought-stricken New Mexico have seen record rainfall and forecasters say more is coming.</p><p>The National Weather Service says Raton was hit with four inches of rain and Mosquero received close to five inches over a 24 hour period beginning Sunday. Officials say those are likely new daily rainfall records for those northern New Mexico communities.</p><p>Santa Fe also reported seeing up to two inches of rain across the metro area.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:04 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 71449 at http://krwg.org Man Gets 22.5-Year Sentence In Death Of 2-Year-Old http://krwg.org/post/man-gets-225-year-sentence-death-2-year-old <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p>A Farmington-area man has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison on convictions stemming from the beating death of a 2-year-old boy left in his care.</p><p>The U.S. Attorney's Office says 31-year-old Jason Yazzie of Fruitland was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque in the Aug. 2, 2013 death of the boy identified in court documents only as "KB."</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:20:39 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 71448 at http://krwg.org More Hospitals To Test Newborns For Heart Defects http://krwg.org/post/more-hospitals-test-newborns-heart-defects <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p>More New Mexico hospitals are about to start screening all newborns for a type of heart disease.</p><p>State health officials say some hospitals already test for a group of heart defects that cause severe, life-threatening symptoms but that others will start doing so Friday.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:18:40 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 71447 at http://krwg.org More Hospitals To Test Newborns For Heart Defects Appeals Court Upholds Gun Rule http://krwg.org/post/appeals-court-upholds-gun-rule <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p>A federal appeals court has upheld the government's right to demand that gun dealers in Southwestern border states tell authorities if someone buys more than two semi-automatic rifles within five days.</p><p>The 10th U.S Circuit Court of appeals said it was siding with other appellate courts in affirming a lower court's decision in favor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:17:02 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 71446 at http://krwg.org New Mexico Capitol Evacuated Due To 'Threat' http://krwg.org/post/new-mexico-capitol-evacuated-due-threat <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><div><p>Authorities have evacuated the New Mexico Capitol due to an unspecified "threat."</p><p>State Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the evacuation Monday was ordered around 12:30 p.m. after two threatening phone calls were made by a male caller. Gutierrez says he didn't know the nature of the threat but one call came to the office of Gov. Susana Martinez and another was made to another office.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:15:21 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 71445 at http://krwg.org New Mexico Capitol Evacuated Due To 'Threat' Doña Ana County Approved For Foreign Trade Zone Status http://krwg.org/post/do-ana-county-approved-foreign-trade-zone-status <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Doña Ana County now has the status as a foreign trade zone.&nbsp; The County has been designated as Foreign-Trade Zone No. 197. The status provides an opportunity for the county to attract new manufacturing jobs to any part of the county.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:14:05 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71444 at http://krwg.org Doña Ana County Approved For Foreign Trade Zone Status Overtime For Santa Fe Police Fell During Five Day Work Week http://krwg.org/post/overtime-santa-fe-police-fell-during-five-day-work-week <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p>Santa Fe police say overtime costs fell significantly when officers worked five days a week, a schedule that has since been reversed by the current police chief.</p><p>The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that records show overtime payments dropped by 15 percent.</p><p>According to records, the department shelled out $1 million in overtime in 2010.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:30:31 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71434 at http://krwg.org Overtime For Santa Fe Police Fell During Five Day Work Week Proposed West Texas Shelter To Be Largest In U.S. To Hold Unaccompanied Migrant Children http://krwg.org/post/proposed-west-texas-shelter-be-largest-us-hold-unaccompanied-migrant-children <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p>Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally.</p><p>A number of sites in Texas and elsewhere are being considered as detention facilities for many of the more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. since October.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:29:19 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71433 at http://krwg.org Proposed West Texas Shelter To Be Largest In U.S. To Hold Unaccompanied Migrant Children New Mexico Senators Ask Mexican Officials To Restore Hours At Border http://krwg.org/post/new-mexico-senators-ask-mexican-officials-restore-hours-border <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>New Mexico senators are asking Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. to work with his country's customs agency to restore their operating hours at the Santa Teresa port of entry.</p><p>The Las Cruces Sun-News reports&nbsp;that U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter Friday to Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:16:22 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71431 at http://krwg.org New Mexico Senators Ask Mexican Officials To Restore Hours At Border Workers At Santa Fe Hospital Reject Contract Offer http://krwg.org/post/workers-santa-fe-hospital-reject-contract-offer <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p><span style="font-size: 11px;">Unionized nurses and technicians at a Santa Fe hospital have rejected another contract offer from management.</span></p><p>Sunday's tally of the vote shows the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center workers rejected the latest offer overwhelmingly. The previous offer also was soundly rejected.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:14:28 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71430 at http://krwg.org "Go Teacher" Ecuador Scholar Program at NMSU http://krwg.org/post/go-teacher-ecuador-scholar-program-nmsu <p>http://youtu.be/k3liRP4wHic</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">The "Go Teacher" program is in its third year at New Mexico State University. The goal of the program is to teach English Language fluency and English language teaching methodologies to Ecuadorian English teachers. The scholars spend seven months taking classes at New Mexico State University, while also discovering the culture of New Mexico and the U.S./Mexico border region.</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:12:39 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71401 at http://krwg.org Scammer Impersonates U.S. Marshal In New Mexico http://krwg.org/post/scammer-impersonates-us-marshal-new-mexico <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Authorities say someone is impersonating serving with the U.S. Marshals Service to defraud people in New Mexico of money.</p><p>The U.S. Marshals Service initially received several reports Thursday that someone is pretending to be a member and calling Albuquerque and Santa Fe residents.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:54:36 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71395 at http://krwg.org Scammer Impersonates U.S. Marshal In New Mexico Santa Fe Forest Plan Upheld By Court http://krwg.org/post/santa-fe-forest-plan-upheld-court <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p><span style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;Conservation groups say a federal court has upheld a travel management plan for the Santa Fe National Forest that limits access for recreational use.</p><p>The U.S. District Court in Albuquerque ruled Friday that a statewide off-highway vehicle user group that sued the forest over the plan did not have a persuasive enough argument.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:53:34 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71394 at http://krwg.org Santa Fe Forest Plan Upheld By Court Lawsuits May Seal Important Facts About Fertilizer Plant Disaster http://krwg.org/post/lawsuits-may-seal-important-facts-about-fertilizer-plant-disaster <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p>Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:52:29 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71393 at http://krwg.org Texas Couple Gives Tribute Flag To Marine's Mother http://krwg.org/post/texas-couple-gives-tribute-flag-marines-mother <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p>A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market has presented it to his mother, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.</p><p>Lanie and Walter Brown gave the flag Saturday to Patsy Maciel before a small crowd gathered at the grave of Lance Cpl. Fred Maciel in the northern Houston suburb of Humble.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:51:13 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71392 at http://krwg.org Houston Teacher Starting Pay Of About $50,000 Drawing Out Of State Educators http://krwg.org/post/houston-teacher-starting-pay-about-50000-drawing-out-state-educators <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p><span style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>North Carolina teachers are being offered substantially higher salaries to move and teach in Texas.</p><p>The Houston Independent School District held a job recruitment fair in Charlotte on Friday, following similar events in Greensboro and Raleigh.</p><p>Teachers say the Houston offer, with a starting salary of more than $49,000, is enticing, especially for young teachers.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:50:21 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71391 at http://krwg.org Houston Teacher Starting Pay Of About $50,000 Drawing Out Of State Educators Detox Service Could End At Farmington Facility http://krwg.org/post/detox-service-could-end-farmington-facility <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p><span style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A detox service at a Farmington recovery facility that serves the Four Corners region as well as the Navajo Nation could come to an end.</p><p>The Four Winds Recovery Center may have to cease offering a protective custody detox service to make up for a 54 percent drop in county funding.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:47:04 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71389 at http://krwg.org Detox Service Could End At Farmington Facility Aging Department Recognizes Senior Olympians http://krwg.org/post/aging-department-recognizes-senior-olympians <p>(Santa Fe) – New Mexico’s Aging and Long-Term Services Department is congratulating the more than 1,100 athletes who competed in the 36<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual New Mexico Senior Olympics in Roswell.</p><p></p><p>Each of the competitors has an inspiring story to share.</p><p></p><p>Colleen Burns from McIntosh has been competing in New Mexico’s Senior Olympics for more than 15 years. Burns, who is 64, and her 91-year-old mother Mary Kirsling both competed in this year’s events.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71293 at http://krwg.org NMSU Names New Dean For Honors College http://krwg.org/post/nmsu-names-new-dean-honors-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">New Mexico State University has selected Miriam Chaiken, a distinguished achievement professor and academic department head of the NMSU Anthropology Department, as the next dean of its Honors College.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="co Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71317 at http://krwg.org NMSU Names New Dean For Honors College Mexican Winter League Games To Be Played In El Paso http://krwg.org/post/mexican-winter-league-games-be-played-el-paso <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>EL PASO, Texas</strong>&nbsp;–The El Paso Chihuahuas present the first-ever Mexican Baseball Fiesta to be held on September 28<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;and 29<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;at Southwest University Park. Game times are at 3:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m., respectively. The Fiesta will feature two teams from Mexico, Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Los Tomateros de Culiacán, members of the Pacific League of Mexico.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71318 at http://krwg.org Mexican Winter League Games To Be Played In El Paso Saving Tortugas "A" Mountain http://krwg.org/post/saving-tortugas-mountain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>July 25, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Coordinator for ICAN (Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition), Kari Bachman, to tell us about an effort to save Tortugas Mountain from being developed. Also called “A” Mountain, Tortugas Mountain is at the entrance of “The Organ Mountains,” our newest National Monument recently proclaimed by President Barak Obama.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:32:21 +0000 Emily Guerra 71324 at http://krwg.org Saving Tortugas "A" Mountain Official: Court Ruling Should Not Affect New Mexico Health Insurance Subsidies http://krwg.org/post/official-court-ruling-should-not-affect-new-mexico-health-insurance-subsidies <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p><span style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A state health insurance exchange official says a recent federal court ruling shouldn't prevent New Mexicans from qualifying for premium subsidies.</p><p>New Mexico Health Connections CEO Martin Hickey told fellow board members Friday that New Mexico is considered a state-based exchange by federal health officials.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:41:28 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71301 at http://krwg.org Official: Court Ruling Should Not Affect New Mexico Health Insurance Subsidies This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin http://krwg.org/post/week-las-cruces-bulletin-7 <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger&nbsp;about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.</strong></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:38:35 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71300 at http://krwg.org This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin Plague Activity Continuing In New Mexico http://krwg.org/post/plague-activity-continuing-new-mexico <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Game and Fish report continuing instances of plague in the East Mountain area, which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, and Santa Fe counties. Two animals, a mountain lion and a small raccoon-like mammal called a coati, from the Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood recently died from complications due to plague. The infected animals both died within the last few weeks.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:04:30 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71292 at http://krwg.org Plague Activity Continuing In New Mexico New Mexico HPV Vaccine Coverage Above National Average http://krwg.org/post/new-mexico-hpv-vaccine-coverage-above-national-average <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that coverage levels for the three vaccines routinely recommended for adolescent boys and girls increased in 2013.</p><p>Those three recommended vaccines are:&nbsp; Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)vaccine, meningococcal vaccine, and HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:49:31 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71291 at http://krwg.org New Mexico HPV Vaccine Coverage Above National Average Lifetime Drops "Reality" Show On Texas Mortuary...Yes, They Have Run Out Of "Reality" Show Ideas http://krwg.org/post/lifetime-drops-reality-show-texas-mortuaryyes-they-have-run-out-reality-show-ideas <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><p>The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were charged with corpse abuse.</p><p>Lifetime announced in June it would produce a show called "Good Grief" about the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth. The show was due to air July 23.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:56:25 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71283 at http://krwg.org FBI Arrests Dallas County Commissioner http://krwg.org/post/fbi-arrests-dallas-county-commissioner <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; line-height: 22.5px;"><div style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px;"><p>Federal authorities have charged a longtime Dallas County commissioner with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of certain projects.</p><p>John Wiley Price and three other individuals are in custody Friday after being charged in a 13-count indictment. They are set to make initial court appearances Friday afternoon.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:54:45 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71282 at http://krwg.org El Paso Baseball Team Celebrates Latino History With Special Jersey http://krwg.org/post/el-paso-baseball-team-celebrates-latino-history-special-jersey <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 20.909090042114258px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><b><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif;">EL PASO, Texas</span></b><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif;">&nbsp;– In honor of El Paso’s rich Hispanic culture and tradition, the El Paso Chihuahuas will celebrate Latino Heritage Night presented by Pepsi and Telemundo&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_435868149" style="bord Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:35 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71279 at http://krwg.org El Paso Baseball Team Celebrates Latino History With Special Jersey Child Immunization Clinic In Las Cruces http://krwg.org/post/child-immunization-clinic-las-cruces <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(Las Cruces) – The New Mexico Department of Health announces back-to-school immunizations are available at its West Las Cruces Immunization Center, 1850 Cooper Loop, Building A by appointment only.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:23:12 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71278 at http://krwg.org Child Immunization Clinic In Las Cruces Fighter Relieved He Won't Be Charged In Stabbing http://krwg.org/post/fighter-relieved-he-wont-be-charged-stabbing <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p></p><p>A professional mixed martial artist says prosecutors' decision to not charge him in the fatal stabbing of an intruder at his New Mexico home is a relief.</p><p>The District Attorney's office in Las Cruces announced Thursday that an investigation did not produce evidence to prove that Joseph Torrez killed 25-year-old Sal Garces on Jan. 1 without legal justification.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:07:44 +0000 News Editor And Partners 71275 at http://krwg.org Fighter Relieved He Won't Be Charged In Stabbing