Regional
6:02 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Immigrant Advocates Plan To Be Active During Campaigns

 

Immigrant advocates and religious organizations in New Mexico say they may have won the latest battle against efforts to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to have driver's licenses.

But advocates say they are regrouping and plan to hold more forums and town hall meetings around the state as they prepare for the repeal to become a campaign issue.

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Regional
6:01 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Physical Clash Breaks Out During UNM Lecture

 

A physical clash broke out at the University of New Mexico when protesters interrupted a lecture by an author known for her critical views of Islam.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ApAvPL ) that the confrontation started when a few audience members tried to silence about 10 protesters who interrupted Nonie Darwish on Thursday as she was halfway through her speech, "Why the Arab Spring Is Failing."

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Regional
5:59 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Man Arrested For Stealing Meteorite From UNM Museum

 

A man suspected of stealing a meteorite from a museum at the University of New Mexico has been booked on one count of receiving stolen property.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/x1OH6t) that 42-year-old Derek Douglas was arrested in the mid-December theft of a $40,000 meteorite that was donated to the university's Meteorite Museum decades ago.

Douglas is accused of selling the meteorite to a collector in Missouri for $1,700.

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Regional
5:57 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Armed Man Subdued By SWAT Team In Las Cruces

The Las Cruces Police SWAT, Hostage Negotiation and K-9 teams successfully detained a man who was wearing camouflage and body armor, and making threatening gestures with a handgun in a downtown treatment center.

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Regional
5:53 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Investigators Search For Missing Las Cruces Teen

Bryanna Dickerson

 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies are asking the public for help in locating a Las Cruces girl who has been missing since Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Bryanna Dickerson, 15, is a sophomore at Las Cruces High School. Her mother says she went to get her daughter after school on Tuesday, but Bryanna didn’t show up at their usual pick-up location. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Regional
5:49 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Las Cruces Residents May Reserve Spot In Community Garden

 

Las Cruces residents can now reserve a plot at the City’s newest community garden.

 

Tony Gomez Park Community Garden at 2010 S. Espina Street is open to the public for individual plots. Reservations are now being accepted at the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, 1501 E. Hadley. Parks & Recreation, along with community partners will also be offering gardening classes and expert advice.

 

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Regional
5:48 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

28 Graduate From Sheriff's Citizen Academy

 

After six weeks of training, the Winter 2012 Class of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Citizen's Academy graduated 28 members on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Members were given about 24 hours of total instruction related to various divisions of the department, including tours of the Doña Ana County Detention Center, the shooting range, and the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Center.

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Regional
5:44 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

NMSU Hosts Science And Engineering Fair

Regional junior and high school students in grades six to 12 will have the opportunity to showcase their science, engineering or mathematics projects, and compete for prizes during the 2012 Southwestern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair at New Mexico State University. Registration is underway for the all-day event beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Corbett Center ballroom.

The judging will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and a public open house is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. Awards will be presented later that day in a ceremony from 6:30-8 p.m.

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Regional
5:43 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

NMSU President Selected For National Commission

 

New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture has accepted an appointment as a member of the American Council on Education's Commission on Lifelong Learning.

"I look forward to the opportunity to become more deeply involved in the national discussion of lifelong learning, and representing NMSU's unique perspective in this area," said Couture, whose term is from 2012-2014. "Lifelong learning has been a key goal throughout my personal and professional life, and is a cornerstone among New Mexico State University's mission of teaching, research and service."

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Author Interviews
3:40 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

A Theologian Has A Falling Out With God In 'Still'

HarperOne

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 9:46 am

Theologian Lauren Winner was 21 when she became a Christian.

Although she was raised in a Jewish household and had converted to Orthodox Judaism, she says she felt drawn to Christianity. Her surprising conversion is the subject of her first memoir, the bestseller Girl Meets God.

In Winner's new book, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, she writes about a spiritual crisis.

Winner, an ordained Episcopal priest who teaches Christian spirituality at Duke University, says it happened around the time her mother died and her marriage collapsed.

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