Regional
6:42 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

EPA Offers Assistance to Las Cruces for the El Paseo Corridor

Las Cruces, NM – The Environmental Protection Agency has chosen Las Cruces as one of four places to receive assistance from a program to aid communities in achieving their development goals. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports.

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Regional
6:38 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

The Whole Enchilada Fiesta Gives a Taste of Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – The Whole Enchilada Fiesta will be held beginning today (Friday) and ending Sunday. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera has all the highlights.

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Year of Science
6:05 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Dr. Soum Sanogo

Las Cruces – Fred Martino speaks with Dr. Soum Sanogo, Associate Professor of Fungal Plant Pathology at New Mexico State University. They discuss how fungi feed us, heal us, and harm us.

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New Mexico Politics
5:53 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Climate Change Legislation

Las Cruces – Fred Martino speaks with Denise McCourt, industry relations director for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industries. McCourt spoke this week to the Alamogordo Rotary Club.

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Regional
5:41 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Las Cruces Prepares For H1N1

Las Cruces – Las Cruces city government is initiating an action plan to deal with an outbreak of the H1N1 Flu as the fall and winter flu season draws near.

The Las Cruces Fire Department is scheduled to deliver an in-depth presentation on the action plan at a city council work session Tuesday, September 29th at 2 p.m. at City Hall.

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Regional
4:35 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Record Enrollment At WNMU

Silver City – From WNMU: Enrollment increases at Western New Mexico University set a new record for student population numbers during the Fall 2009 semester.

A 16% increase in student headcount has led to the highest enrollment at WNMU since its inception in 1893 with more than 3,200 students enrolled.

Credit hours are up 22% when compared to fall 2008.

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Regional
12:35 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Unemployment Holds Steady In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – The unemployment rate for August held steady in Las Cruces, but rose statewide.

The Las Cruces unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, just below the New Mexico's rate of 7.5 percent, a half point increase from July.

While the labor markets remains difficult statewide, the national unemployment rate is significantly worse at 9.7 percent.

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Regional
10:34 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Brutal Killings In Juarez

El Paso – Authorities say they have found three human heads along a highway in northern Mexico, and the search continues for the bodies.

A spokesman for the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office says the heads were placed in three coolers beside a roadside monument known as "The Seven Little Heads". With it was a banner saying, "For those who keep stealing."

Police found the heads after receiving a call.

Soldiers are searching for the bodies.

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Regional
10:31 am
Fri September 25, 2009

$90K Seized At Border

El Paso – A 33-year-old El Paso man is in federal custody after U.S. Customs agents stopped him from allegedly leaving the country with almost $90,000 in undeclared cash.

In a statement issued Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents stopped a sport-utility vehicle at the Ysleta (ee-SLEH'-tah) international bridge Wednesday. The driver said he had nothing to declare, but a currency-detecting dog surveyed the vehicle and hit on the front right side of the vehicle.

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Regional
10:30 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Solar Power To Help Water Quality

New Mexico – The U.S. Forest Service has installed solar-powered reservoir circulators to improve water quality in Quemado Lake.

The circulators pull colder, oxygen-deficient water up from the bottom of the lake and spread it along the lake surface. The cold water then falls back to the bottom of the lake, resulting in continual mixing of the water.

Forest officials plan to monitor water temperature, dissolved oxygen and the acidity or alkalinity levels to gauge the impact of the devices on water quality.

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