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12:15 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Las Cruces Police Investigating Double Stabbing

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police are investigating an overnight incident that resulted in stab wounds to two men.

Shortly before 1 a.m. today police were called to 330 Richard Drive where a 43-year-old man was suffering from nine stab wounds. The man was airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

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10:45 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Pearce And VA Hospital Staff Will Meet With Veterans In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Congressman Steve Pearce will host a meeting in Las Cruces on Monday, August 29th, in which veterans will have the opportunity to talk with the staff of the El Paso VA Hospital, to discuss concerns and ideas.

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8:01 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Grower Thinks His Chiles Are Special

Hatch, New Mexico – HATCH, N.M. (KRWG) This year's Hatch green chile crop may be smaller due to the drought. But grower Jim Lytle says his crop may still break a record.

Lytle says his chiles are around 15 inches long, which make them about 50 percent bigger than the average chile and two inches longer than the Hatch green chile grown by the previous record holder -- his mother.

Lytle told KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/qS46nk ) that he was planning to take his chiles to New Mexico State University to get them documented.

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7:59 am
Tue August 23, 2011

US Bank Signs 0n As NMAA Title Sponsor

New Mexico – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRWG) The New Mexico Activities Association says U.S. Bank has agreed to be the title sponsor of some of its high school state championships for the next three years.

Association spokesman Robert Zayas says U.S. Bank will be sponsoring football, basketball and track and field championships. It will also be the exclusive bank of the NMAA.

The association's executive director, Gary Tripp, says young people throughout the state will benefit from the bank's generosity and support.

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7:57 am
Tue August 23, 2011

NM Names Member To Tourist Train Commission

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a federal water agency official to a commission overseeing the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Martinez announced the appointment of Billy Elbrock of Chama last week. Elbrock is supervisory facilities operations specialist for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Alamosa field division. He supervises operations of wells in the San Luis Valley that supply water to the Rio Grande through a canal.

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8:28 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Reward In Las Cruces Robbery

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects involved in an armed robbery that was committed Friday evening.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, Las Cruces Police were called to the Whataburger restaurant, at 190 E. University Ave., after a man walked in, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register.

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6:16 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

NMSU Pride Band Plans Free Concert

Las Cruces – NMSU's "Pride" Band has been rehearsing for hours every day to prepare for the fall 2011 season, and they'll share some of their accomplishments in a free concert on Tuesday night, August 23, the annual "Concert on the Green." Director of Bands Monty Hill and Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin talk about the concert and the efforts the students devote to it, well before everyone else returns to campus.

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6:07 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Drought Leading Bears To Populated Areas

Las Cruces – The state Department of Game and Fish says drought, fire and hunger has driven a lot of bears from their natural habitat into neighborhoods around Santa Fe looking for something to eat.

Department spokesman Dan Williams tells the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/p1biRQ) some died because they had lost their fear of humans.

Williams says wardens will consider killing a bear if it returns three times to an area populated with people, depending on the circumstances.

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10:46 am
Mon August 22, 2011

NMSU Las Cruces Approves Expanded Services Request

Las Cruces – At a regular meeting Monday, Aug. 22, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a legislative request for Research and Public Service Projects for fiscal year 2013. The request will be part of the university's 2012 legislative priorities and includes a 5 percent expansion for the Agricultural Experiment Station, the Cooperative Extension Service and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

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7:48 am
Mon August 22, 2011

NM Commission To Consider Native Trout Restoration

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) The state Game Commission plans to consider whether to move ahead with a project to restore native Rio Grande cutthroat trout to Animas Creek in southern New Mexico.

The commission is to take up the issue Thursday at a meeting in Santa Fe.

Rio Grande cutthroat trout populations occupy less than 10 percent of their historic range in New Mexico and southern Colorado.

The commission sets fishing and hunting policies for the Game and Fish Department.

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