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DENVER AND ALBUQUERQUE—The Daniels Fund is hosting the 2017 Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition April 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Denver. Ten teams of 4-6 undergraduate business students will converge in Denver to participate in this unique competition, designed exclusively for universities that are members of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium from New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management and New Mexico State University’s College of Business are among the schools competing.

A Las Cruces native and field-leading researcher in the areas of cancer genetics and neurosciences will give a talk at New Mexico State University about breakthrough discoveries that could impact future treatment of diseases such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

NMSU to host second Feminist Border Arts Film Festival

Apr 23, 2017

Live-action narratives, animation and documentaries exploring a range of social issues by filmmakers from the United States and all over the world will be presented at New Mexico State University’s second annual Feminist Border Arts Film Festival. 

This year’s festival, hosted by the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies in collaboration with the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Creative Media Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be from 6-8p.m. Monday, April 24 in the Digital Media Theater in NMSU’s Milton Hall, room 171.

Fronteras 709: Hope Border Institute - Dylan Corbett

Apr 23, 2017

Santa Teresa Firm Applies For Updated Air Quality Permit

Apr 23, 2017

Rogers Foam Corp. a foam fabricator located at 2800 Airport Rd. Suite B, Santa Teresa, NM 88008 and owned by the Rogers family is applying to the New Mexico Environment Dept. for updating an air quality permit. This permit is required for a manufacturing process where foam/fiber parts will be dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol and then dried.

Public notices have placed in the following locations:

Santa Teresa Post Office, 1300 Country Club Rd., Santa Teresa, NM

88008

Sunland Park Community Library, 984 Mc Nutt Rd, Sunland Park,

NM 88063

If you’re a farmer, dairy owner or rancher in Eastern New Mexico or West Texas, you may want to attend the “Managing Risk and Thinking Ahead” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Clovis, New Mexico. The workshop is at the Curry County Events Center Indoor Pavilion, located on the Curry County Fairgrounds at 900 E. Brady Ave.

"Shattered Lives" Event This Week, Despite New Mexico Budget Cut

Apr 23, 2017

Despite last year’s announcement that state funding was being cut to the Doña Ana County Teen Court program, “Shattered Lives”, the mock-DWI crash hosted annually at area high schools will continue for at least another year, this time at Santa Teresa High School (STHS).

The simulation will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, where several Doña Ana County emergency crews and first responders will be called to the scene of a serious crash involving students.

Darren Phillips, NMSU

The New Mexico State University system has embarked on a $125 million comprehensive campaign, and will kick off the public phase of its largest-ever fundraising effort with an energized event Friday, April 28, at the Center for the Arts.

The exciting future of wastewater

Apr 23, 2017

Big implications are resulting from what looks like a small algae research project utilizing the City’s wastewater. “This research has global implications for wastewater management in sunbelt regions that are hot and dry,” explains New Mexico State University (NMSU) College of Engineering Professor Nagamany Nirmalakhandan (known as Dr. Khandan).

Report Details Economic Impact of Understaffing U.S. Ports of Entry

Apr 23, 2017
Senator Martin Heinrich (D) New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S.

Student Launches Planned For Spaceport America

Apr 23, 2017

From April 27-­‐29, 2017, STEM+C and students from Spring Grove, Illinois and Gilbert, Arizona will be bringing “Project Blackbird” to Spaceport America’s horizontal launch area for the first of a series of STEM educational launches over the next two years.

Living Here - Fountain Theatre

Apr 23, 2017

Las Cruces Recycling Fees Increase 25-cents in July

Apr 23, 2017

Starting July 1, homeowners within the city who have blue recycling bins will see an increase of twenty-five cents in the monthly fee for every-other-week curbside pickup.

“After a little more than six years of curbside recycling service in Las Cruces, Friedman Recycling has raised their collection fees, which results in the small increase for approximately 31,500 households with curbside access to recycling,” explains Patrick Peck, Executive Director of the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA). The increase will raise monthly rates from $5.15 to $5.40.

I-10 Closures This Week

Apr 23, 2017

I-10 & Sunland

Daytime

Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28  

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

·     The two-lane Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13, Westbound) will be reduced to one lane.

This closure is necessary to give crews access to the work site. [No Map]

Daytime

Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28  

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

·     The left lane on I-10 in both directions will close between Buena Vista and Sunland Park.

Legacy gift to NMSU honors a nephew’s work in ag education

Apr 23, 2017

Anne and Kent McIntosh wanted their legacy after a lifelong farming career to help sustain agricultural education in New Mexico through an endowed scholarship in honor of their nephew. 

When the McIntoshes decided to retire after 45 years of farming in Kentucky, they found a new home in Las Cruces. Anne, who grew up in the nearby community of Tularosa, suggested Las Cruces because Holloman Air Force Base had been home to Kent in the 1960s. They loved the climate, with the chance to play golf almost every day of the year.

LAS CRUCES—After spending eight continuous hours writing, directing and producing a complete video news magazine, a team of Centennial High School (CHS) students was awarded first place in the Crazy 8s Broadcast News Magazine category at the 2017 Student Television Network (STN) International Convention, March 28-31 in Anaheim, CA.

Events On Tap For Downtown Las Cruces

Apr 23, 2017

Friday, May 5, 5 – 7 p.m.

Exhibit opening with Las Cruces Arts Association

Las Cruces Arts Association’s exhibit “Patterns of Spring” offers both abstract and realistic representations of spring. Las Cruces Arts Association artists work in a variety of styles and media, including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolor, fabric arts, graphic media, gourds, mosaics and fused glass. Many artists will show their works at this show, including Judy Licht, Jack Le Sage, Penny Duncklee, and Dennis Lujan.

New App Showcases Las Cruces on Mobile Devices

Apr 23, 2017

LAS CRUCES, NM - Anyone interested in visiting Las Cruces can now plan their trip with just a tap on their phone screen when they download the new app from Visit Las Cruces.

The app is free and available for Apple and Android users by searching for "Visit Las Cruces" in the app stores.

Summer Youth Programs In Las Cruces

Apr 23, 2017

In its continuing pursuit to provide outstanding opportunities for artistic achievement in southern New Mexico, the Doña Ana Arts Council is rolling out its annual youth camp programs for summer 2017.   The three summer programs include a visual art camp and two performing art camps.

Busy Week On Tap For The Texas Legislature

Apr 23, 2017
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  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For months, Gov. Greg Abbott stayed silent and Texas' bathroom bill languished in the Legislature amid mounting criticism from LGBT activists and business groups.

Now Abbott's all-in, becoming the nation's first governor to fully embrace the issue. That makes the prospects for Texas blocking its own cities and school districts from instituting transgender-friendly policies on public restrooms suddenly bright — even with barely five weeks left before the legislative session ends May 29.

Newsmakers 911- A Political Revolution?

Apr 22, 2017

Woman Arrested On Sixth DWI Charge Near Las Cruces

Apr 22, 2017

  Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 50-year-old woman on drunk-driving charges after several of her neighbors reportedly saw her crashing at least three times in her trailer park.

 

 Just before 5 p.m. Friday, Diane Tarr had reportedly gone on a fast-food run when she was returning home in the 4000 block of San Ysidro Road, north of Las Cruces. When deputies arrived, they learned Tarr had allegedly crashed into a gas line, a water line and another vehicle.

Las Cruces Police Investigate Apparent Murder

Apr 22, 2017

The Las Cruces Police Department was called to the 2200 block Picacho Avenue at about 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.  Officers discovered a male subject with at least one gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

LCPD is considering this to be an active homicide investigation. The name of the deceased is not being released until the proper notifications have been made. Please call 911 or Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch at 575-526-0795 if you have any information. 

New Mexico Jobless Rate-Nation's Highest 6.7%; Colorado-Lowest At 2.6%

Apr 21, 2017

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in four U.S. states in March after months of steady job creation nationwide.

Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday. Employers added a significant number of jobs in just three states last month and cut them in four. Employment was mostly unchanged in the other 43 states. Hiring nationwide was weak in March but strong in the previous two months.

El Paso Manhunt Ends With Arrest Of Murder Suspect In La Mesa

Apr 21, 2017
Fernando Alonzo Alarcon

A manhunt launched Thursday by the El Paso Police Department ended just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon when Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies took a murder suspect into custody.

 

In Depth: Legislature Sues Martinez Over Vetoes

Apr 21, 2017
new mexico in depth

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday over budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch of government by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis.

photo by Mary Alice Murphy

On Wednesday, April 19, public officials, community and business leaders, HMS Board of Directors members, and other supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new, on-site Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company,  pharmacy located at the HMS Silver City Community Health Center on Pope Street.

Las Cruces Woman Struck And Killed By Own Car Identified

Apr 21, 2017

Police have identified the woman struck and killed by her own car Thursday on the city’s East Mesa as 62-year-old Jill Thompson of Las Cruces.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, Las Cruces Police were dispatched to the report of an injured woman on the 5000 block of Wild Bill Lane. Officers arrived to find the woman pinned underneath her 1974 Plymouth Satellite. The woman, identified as Thompson, succumb to her injuries prior to officers arriving on scene.

Over the last 16 years the NM Ag Leadership (NMAL) program has served New Mexico by identifying and providing leadership development opportunities to over 90 men and women in the food, agriculture, and natural resource industries so they could become stronger and more effective in their industries and communities. 

Las Cruces SWAT Standoff Ends With Arrest Of Wanted Man

Apr 21, 2017

An hours-long SWAT callout at an apartment on Solano Drive resulted in Friday morning’s arrest of a man suspected of punching a police officer.

Ruben Trujillo, 29, of the 1600 block of La Fonda Drive, is charged with one count each of battery upon a peace officer, concealing identity, and resisting, obstructing or evading an officer.

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