Las Cruces, NM – The holidays are here again, and the Forest Service is in the spirit with Christmas tree permits now available.

Las Cruces, NM – What began five years ago as a search for rare, wild jaguars has transformed into a bi-national conservation effort.

Las Cruces, NM – Mothers Against Drunk Driving have started a campaign targeted at a new "at risk" group.

Las Cruces, NM – The conference will be Dec. 3. More information can be found at

Las Cruces, NM – Efforts to bring alcohol to campus prompted an NMSU public opinion class to gauge student responses.

Las Cruces, NM – An advocate for keeping Memorial Medical Center a "public" hospital says December is too soon for a decision on the matter.

Las Cruces, NM – Her father by the way is Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt. He is a Democrat running for president. Chrissy is an advocate for mental health. She spoke to April Padilla and her social policy class at New Mexico State University. April was pleased that Chrissy has taken on a significant role in the Gephardt for President Campaign.

Silver City, NM – People receiving oxygen from a Silver City hospital will now have to purchase it elsewhere.

Las Cruces, NM – The shower will be easier to see than last years', with a waning moon that night. NMSU astronomer Kurt Anderson talks about the best places to view the shower and exactly where it will be in the night sky.

Las Cruces, NM – According to the State Economic Secretary, there is hope for Excell employees in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – Penny Rae has the top local, regional and state stories of the week.

Las Cruces, NM – One of the five races in Las Cruces municipal elections resulted in the defeat of the incumbent.

Las Cruces, NM – The state's largest and most popular lake is expected to continue receding to record-low levels next year, a forecast that could have major economic impact on southern New Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM – In response to child abuse resulting in death in southern New Mexico's recent past, area health and child care professionals are discussing ways to reduce such tragedies.

Las Cruces, NM – First term Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) was once viewed as the Democratic candidate to beat. When candidates started to report their fundraising this election Edwards claimed the blue ribbon in the race for cash. Now he is a distant third in campaign cash and ahead in the polls only in his native state of South Carolina. With campaign cash going out faster than it is coming in, it seems that Edwards is spending as much time trying to rationalize how he is still a contender for the nomination as he is fundraising.

Las Cruces, NM – Solar flares taking place may have an effect on communications.

Las Cruces, NM – The Alamogordo City Commission has approved a new watering schedule for the city.

Las Cruces, NM – Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is serving as a board member for LEAP, an acronym for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The executive director of the organization is Jack Cole who says the war on drugs has actually increased drug addiction, crime, disease, and death. Cole discusses how the organization wants to change that by creating alternative public policies.

Las Cruces, NM – As this year's election campaign winds down, the mayoral race in Las Cruces is heating up.

Las Cruces, NM – The fate of Memorial Medical Center, area economic development, and the proposed convention center rests in the hands of Las Cruces City Council. KRWG's Katie Goetz reports on the two candidates vying for the council's district two seat.

Deanna Garcia

Las Cruces, NM – The fate of the judge who deals with owners of loud dogs, speeding tickets, DWIs and other misdemeanor crimes in the City Limits of Las Cruces is up for election. Whoever will be in charge of 26 employees a 1.5 million dollar budget as well as hear the trials in the city must garner the support of the majority of Las Cruces voters.

Las Cruces, NM – Greg Bloom interviews Jim Steitz about the environmental and cultural value of Otera Mesa.

Katie Goetz

Las Cruces, NM – Incumbent Scott Leon Moore and Dolores Connor square off on the issues facing the city of Las Cruces and District 2.

Ashly Parks

Las Cruces, NM – Incumbent Jose V. Frietze, Christopher W. Sanchez, Raymond Jaramillo Soular, Allen D. Crawford and Joseph A. Ferrell make their case as to why they are best to represent Las Cruces citizens of the 1st district.

Deanna Garcia

Las Cruces, NM – Municipal Judge Melissa Miller-Byrnes responds to charges from her opponent Richard M. Jacquez in this debate for the Las Cruces Municipal Judgeship.

Deanna Garcia

Las Cruces, NM – Incumbent Steve Trowbridge faces off with challengers Vincent C. Ortega, Charlie Sanchez, Kimmarie Hartley and Danny Zertuche Ortega to defend his tenure as the District Four Councilor.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University Prof. Neil Harvey speaks about his research and observations in Chiapas, Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM – NMSU is seeking public input in the hunt for a new president. The public meeting will be held next Wednesday.

Las Cruces, NM – The executive director for the state's Republican Party has resigned, suggesting a rift within party leadership.

Las Cruces, NM – The executive director for the state's Republican Party has resigned, suggesting a rift within the party's leadership.