#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. New Mexico State University wants to build on the strength of this global movement to increase exposure and build support for student success.
DANIEL P. BEARD, the author of Deadbeat Dams, has been a forceful advocate for water policy reform for nearly four decades. He has extensive experience working in the government and private sector. His positions include:
· Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. House of Representatives
On Tuesday, November 17, at 6pm, the community will have a chance to see a free showing of the film FrackNation. The screening will be followed by a forum on fracking and fossil fuel energy moderated by KRWG's Fred Martino.
A Civil Conversation on the topic of Fracking & Fossil Fuel Energy in the U.S.A.
6 PM Tuesday November 17, 2015
Corbett Center Auditorium, New Mexico State University
More people are shunning CDs and digital files for music. They're turning to vinyl...yes, more people are buying albums. Nielsen reports a 260 percent increase in sales since 2009. 9.2 million units were sold in 2014 alone.
The New Mexico State University Music Business Program is hosting an event in downtown Las Cruces on Sunday to capitalize on the trend. The Southwest Vinyl Collective takes place from noon to 4pm, Sunday, November 1 at "La Placita"...right next to the Main Street Bistro.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — As part of its mission to promote a better dialogue, exchange of views, and deeper understanding of Israel and the Middle East, a delegation from the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum (IPD Forum) is presenting a series of discussions in New Mexico Oct. 27 – 30. Topics will cover US-Israeli relations, the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and trade with Israel. A complete New Mexico schedule is listed below; all events are open to the public.
For nine years, Santa Fe-based Creativity for Peace has sponsored speaking tours that allow its most advanced Young Leaders to share their life experiences and personal journeys as peacemakers with students and adults in high schools, universities, faith communities, and other private and public venues. The young women are speaking at 7pm Wednesday at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Avenue, in Las Cruces.
Heavenly bodies on the big screen, live dancing and special flavors of gelato are in store for participants at New Mexico State University’s next Salon Discovery event. The show titled “NMSU Astronomy: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond” will share insights from NMSU astronomers about the science and mystery of planets and stars along with some history about the man who discovered Pluto.
The community will have a chance to discover the rich history and continued accomplishments of the Department of Astronomy at Salon Discovery’s fall gala event, “NMSU Astromony: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond” at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 18 in Atkinson Recital Hall.
New Mexico depends heavily on infrastructure investments from the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent nearly $67 million dollars on rural development projects in Dona Ana County since 2009.
Over $25 million was spent on housing…including home loans.
And more than $41 million went to business and infrastructure. Water and wastewater is a big part of that. For example, more than $8 million dollars was spent on wastewater systems in 2014 alone. And $1.2 million was spent on an arsenic treatment system in La Union in 2012.
New Mexico State University students can share photos of their summer experiences on Instagram to become eligible to win bookstore gift certificates.
NMSU’s Office of Education Abroad is hosting the contest, which began Friday, through the end of the month. The top five participants with the most likes will be eligible to win a $50 or $25 gift certificate to the Barnes & Noble NMSU bookstore.
With the El Paso Electric rate increase request moving forward, it's a good time to speak with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, which is tasked with approving or reject the company's request. Fred Martino spoke with PRC District 5 Commissioner Sandy Jones about how the PRC evaluates utility requests.
District One City Councillor Miguel G. Silva has announced he will be a candidate for the office of Mayor of the City of Las Cruces in the upcoming November 2015 municipal election. Silva is completing his second term as District One City Councillor.
A New Mexico political news website is being re-introduced today.
NMpolitics.net was active from 2006 to 2012. The brainchild of former Las Cruces Sun News reporter Heath Haussamen, it went on hiatus for a few years, while Haussamen helped to launch another site, New Mexico In Depth. Full disclosure: KRWG is a content partner with both of those websites.
Fred Martino interviews author Claudette Ortiz-Franzoy about her new book "Common Ground," a collection of columns first published in the Las Cruces Sun News, profiling a wide variety of interesting people in the region.
Proceeds from the book benefit the Hatch Library.
Ortiz-Franzoy holds a book signing on Saturday, May 30, at noon at Coas Books on Main Street in downtown Las Cruces.
Another signing will be held at the Hatch Public Library on June 10 from 2:00 to 4:00.