President Obama will sign a proclamation Wednesday establishing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The signing ceremony will occur at the Department of the Interior.
In a prepared statement, the White House said, “By establishing the monument, the President will permanently protect nearly 500,000 acres to preserve the prehistoric, historic, and scientific values of the area for the benefit of all Americans.”
District 35 State Representative Jeff Steinborn is also the Southern New Mexico Director for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.
Fred Martino continues our Election 2014 series with Senator Linda Lopez, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico Governor. Lopez faces fellow Senator Howie Morales, Attorney General Gary King, Alan Webber, and Lawrence Rael in the June 3 primary.
The groups Progress Now New Mexico and the Center for Civic Policy are assisting in the effort to increase the minimum wage in Las Cruces. A ballot measure to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour in phases has been forwarded to the city of Las Cruces for approval.
The proposed ordinance was submitted to the City Clerk for review so that a ballot initiative process can begin that includes circulating and collecting approximately 2,300 valid Las Cruces registered voter signatures.
On Saturday, May 3, a dinner will be held to support the Sanda M. And Denton V. Holmes Endowed Nursing Scholarship. The bi-annual dinner takes place from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse.
Tickets are $75/person and your RSVP is required by April 18 by phone at 575-646-3526 or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Martino speaks with New Mexico state Senator Howie Morales, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Morales discusses his recent first-place finish at the Democratic pre-primary convention in the Governor's race; the results of the legislative session; and a variety of other recent news.
Over the next week….events at New Mexico State University are marking the 60th anniversary of the film “Salt of the Earth.”
The Library of Congress called Salt of the Earth one of the most important films of the last century…and especially important to Mexican-American history. It is the fictionalized account of a union strike for wage equality at the Empire zinc mine.
Every year, the Model UN team hosts a special event that culminates our many months of hard work. It is our desire to create an event that appeals to the public-at-large, as well as coincides with the topics we have been studying and researching extensively since the fall. It is our great honor to announce that our annual Night at the UN event will be held on March 7th. This year we have changed the event considerably to something we truly believe will be informative and fun.
New Mexico State University is participating in a national competition designed to increase recycling.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week.