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7:58 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Groups Host Special Job Fair For Military Veterans

New Mexico – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRWG) More than five dozen businesses will be looking for military veterans to fill more than 3,500 jobs at a special job fair this week.

The annual Heroes Hiring Heroes Job Fair will be Thursday at Hotel Albuquerque.

The New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services, the state labor department and the New Mexico Veterans' Business Outreach Center are among the sponsors.

State officials say jobs ranging from managerial and technical positions to white- and blue-collar positions are available.

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7:56 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Governor Names Financial Industry Regulator

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) Gov. Susana Martinez has named a banking industry executive from Albuquerque to run a state financial regulatory agency.

Cynthia Richards' appointment as Financial Institutions Division director was announced Monday by Regulation and Licensing Superintendent J. Dee Dennis Jr.

Richards replaces Bill Verant, who was ousted earlier this year after Martinez took office.

Richards will receive an annual salary of $90,000. She starts her new job on July 25.

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Regional
7:56 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Governor Names Financial Industry Regulator

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) Gov. Susana Martinez has named a banking industry executive from Albuquerque to run a state financial regulatory agency.

Cynthia Richards' appointment as Financial Institutions Division director was announced Monday by Regulation and Licensing Superintendent J. Dee Dennis Jr.

Richards replaces Bill Verant, who was ousted earlier this year after Martinez took office.

Richards will receive an annual salary of $90,000. She starts her new job on July 25.

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Regional
7:52 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Despite Rain, Fire Danger High On Lincoln Forest

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Forest Supervisor Robert Trujillo says drought conditions, above normal temperatures and low humidity levels are persisting in southern New Mexico so his fire closure order will remain in effect to ensure public and firefighter safety.

Camping, picnicking, hiking, biking and all other activities have been off-limits on the Lincoln forest for the past eight weeks because of the closure order.

Trujillo says a significant amount of moisture will be needed to reduce the fire danger on the forest.

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Regional
7:50 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Lightning Sparks Several Fires Across Gila Forest

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Forest officials say crews have responded to 14 fires ranging in size from a spot to four acres. Most of the fires were held to less than one-tenth of an acre.

Two of the fires burning in wilderness areas were being monitored Monday. Officials say they made the decision not to fight the fires due to recent precipitation, limited fuels and little fire growth.

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7:43 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Girl Who Drowned Was Sneaking Into El Paso With Father

El Paso – Authorities say that a five-year-old girl who drowned last week in an El Paso irrigation canal near the Rio Grande was trying to sneak into the United States with her dad, who had miscalculated the strength of the water currents.

Eva Jaredzi Beltran-Aguilar of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, died July 5 after she was found unconscious the previous night in the Franklin Canal, where rescuers were searching for a man the U.S. Border Patrol had seen in the water.

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7:42 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Court Fight To Maintain New Building Codes

New Mexico – Two environmental groups, a home builder, two businesses and several individuals are going to court over a recent decision by a state commission to repeal New Mexico's energy efficient building codes.

The appeal was filed Monday in the Court of Appeals on behalf of the groups by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.

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Regional
7:27 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Part Of Las Cruces Park To Be Closed For Levee Construction Starting Wednesday

Las Cruces – Rio Grande levee construction near Picacho Avenue will affect access to La Llorona Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico this summer.

Beginning July 13, the portion of La Llorona Park south of Picacho Avenue will be completely closed for two weeks. The park is expected to reopen on July 27 but the parking lot may be closed for short periods of time after that to facilitate paving and sidewalk construction.

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7:21 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

NMSU Las Cruces Students Build Bridge In Nicaragua

Las Cruces – NMSU's Engineers Without Borders group exists to help bridge the technological gap between the haves and have-nots around the world, bringing engineering expertise to those who have need of it but can least afford to pay for it.

The group, a registered student organization, also provides muscle power, or as they put it, "implementation," as they actually construct the things they have designed.

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7:19 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

NMSU Las Cruces Hosting State 4-H Conference

Las Cruces – Members of 4-H from 30 counties will meet at New Mexico State University from July 11-15 for a week full of activities during the annual State 4-H Conference.

Scheduled functions include contests and workshops, announcement of scholarship winners and hall of fame inductees, state officer elections, dances and a talent show.

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