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See a Blue Bin? Use it to Keep Las Cruces Recycling Beautifully

Jun 8, 2018

Do you have a plastic bottle or aluminum can to recycle as you walk or ride along a local trail? Now you can! Twenty blue bins are popping up across town and even along some of the Las Cruces walking trails, placed next to regular trash bins. Their appearance is thanks to a joint effort of the City of Las Cruces Sustainability Section, Parks and Recreation Department, Keep Las Cruces Beautiful initiative, along with the Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Solid Waste Section.

Your Weekend Pulse

Jun 8, 2018

Time now for Your Weekend Pulse! your guide to what is happening in our area this weekend with Alexia Severson, Pulse Editor for the Las Cruces Sun-News and Edmundo Resendez. This weekend, the Q Brothers’ Othello the Remix at Lavish Ultra Lounge, the Wizard of Oz at the Rio Grande Theatre, Summer Kick Off event at the Las Cruces Museum System, and a multi-band Tejano show at Plaza de Las Cruces.  

The Role Of Politics In Schools In The Trump Era

Jun 8, 2018

For Donna Resendez, a recent graduate of Onate High School and an intern at KRWG, politics played a major role in her education. With part 2 of a 2-part series looking at politics in schools in the President Trump era, here’s her story.  

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Republican Gov. Martinez attacks GOP nominee for Congress

Jun 7, 2018

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says the GOP candidate in a closely watched Congressional race in southern New Mexico may not fairly represent the state.

Martinez told the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday, Rep. Yvette Herrell, a Republican who won the GOP nomination in the 2nd Congressional District, faces questions "with reference to her ability to . represent New Mexico in a fair and reasonable way."

Deming High School

Students in Deming High School’s Career and Technical Education, or CTE program, aren’t just talking shop, they’re trained for it as soon as they graduate.

2 Western Senators Want To Repeal Trump's Solar Tariffs

Jun 7, 2018
US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from western states joined the legislative fight Thursday to repeal President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels, saying the higher taxes on foreign producers are jeopardizing jobs in the U.S.

Republican Dean Heller of Nevada and Democrat Martin Heinrich of New Mexico introduced a measure that calls for duties and tariffs for solar cells to revert to previous rates and to allow for companies affected by the tariffs hike to seek reimbursements.

New Professional Soccer Team Coming To New Mexico

Jun 7, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The United Soccer League, the second-highest professional soccer level in America behind Major League Soccer, announced it will bring a team to Albuquerque.

USL Commissioner Jake Edwards and USL New Mexico President and Owner Peter Trevisani said Wednesday that the team will begin play in March.

Public input will establish the formal club name.

New Mexico is one of five new USL teams for next season. It will join expansion clubs in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas to bring the league to 40 total teams in the United States and Canada in 2019.

New Mexico Voter Participation Increases By 29 Percent

Jun 7, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voter participation in the New Mexico's primary election this week was 29 percent greater than four years ago.

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced Thursday an uncertified election tally of 261,615 in the primary election that narrowed competition for two open congressional seats, the governor's office, several statewide offices and the state House of Representatives. In 2014, voters cast 202,327 primary ballots.

New Mexico Gun Shop Owner Pleads Guilty In Firearms Case

Jun 7, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of New Mexico gun shop has pleaded guilty to selling firearms to minors and convicted felons.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Robert Real had a change of plea hearing Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Real is a licensed firearms dealer and the owner of Shooter's Outpost in Espanola.

He pleaded guilty to seven of eight counts of an October 2017 indictment.

Udall Advances Key Funding For NM Military Base Projects, NM Veterans

Jun 7, 2018
Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the committee has advanced legislation providing strong funding for military construction projects in New Mexico and for veterans’ care across the state. In total, Udall secured more than $125 million in funding for projects at New Mexico’s military bases and facilities.

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Jun 7, 2018

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department invites parents and their children to participate in the City’s second annual “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” from noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales says a violent fugitive wanted in armed robberies in New Mexico is dead after being shot during a confrontation with law enforcement officers at a motel in southwest Albuquerque.

Gonzales says no deputies or other law enforcement officers were injured in the shooting early Thursday morning after the U.S. Marshals Service authorities tracked the man to the location near Interstate 25.

The suspect's identity was not released.

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Jun 7, 2018

Groups Protest Transgender Migrant's Death In US Custody

Jun 7, 2018


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant and LGBT rights advocates on Wednesday protested the death of a Honduran transgender woman while in United States custody, saying the case underscores concerns that transgender migrants in detention facilities often do not receive adequate medical care.

The Bulletin On The Radio

Jun 7, 2018

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Deen van Meer

That iconic Zulu chant to open “The Circle of Life” means The Lion King Broadway musical has arrived in the Borderland.

Heinrich Introduces Plan To Make College Affordable

Jun 6, 2018
US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2018) - Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the Degrees Not Debt Act to ensure higher education is accessible and affordable to all New Mexicans. The legislation is part of Senator Heinrich’s initiative to build a brighter economic future for students in New Mexico.

A local resident and veteran of the Vietnam War has donated $500 to increase the reward for information that helps identify the person or persons responsible for vandalizing the Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers had previously offered a reward of up to $1,000. The donation means the total reward will be no less than $1,000 and possibly as much as $1,500.

Suspect Identified In Las Cruces-Area Multi-Agency Pursuit

Jun 6, 2018


 Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives identified the 24-year-old man who led law enforcement officers on two separate pursuits after allegedly burglarizing two homes where he reportedly fired shots at one homeowner and assaulted another.

NMSU Army ROTC commander named Military Science Professor of the Year

Jun 6, 2018

When Lt. Col. Blanca Reyes arrived at New Mexico State University nearly two years ago, she became the university’s first female and first Hispanic professor of military science. Recently she was selected this year’s Professor of Military Science for U.S. Army Cadet Command out of 275 Army ROTC programs across the country. 

“It’s very humbling,” Reyes said. “I never expected it. We do our jobs day in day out not because we want to be recognized but because we love what we’re doing. We take our job very seriously that we’re molding future leaders. 

New Mexico Governor: Congress Should Address 'Red Tape'

Jun 6, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says the revenue that comes from oil and gas development in New Mexico is critical for funding education and other public services and that Congress needs to address what she described as bureaucratic red tape.

The two-term Republican governor testified Wednesday before a House subcommittee that's considering legislation to streamline the permitting process.

Native American Woman Advances In New Mexico Primary

Jun 6, 2018
Debra Haaland

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats rallied around progressive female candidates in the primary - including the party's nominee for the Albuquerque area's U.S. House seat who will try to become the first Native American congresswoman.

The Tuesday primary also set up a November race that will mean the most Hispanic congressional district in the most Hispanic state in the nation will be represented by a woman for the first time.

The Latest: Primary Upends New Mexico Political Landscape

Jun 6, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico primary elections (all times local):

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Primary elections have upended the political landscape in New Mexico by setting up general-election showdowns between women in two open congressional seats and casting aside a Statehouse Democrat who is embroiled in sexual harassment accusations brought by a female lobbyist.

Victorious Democratic primary candidates appealed for unity within party ranks and respect for the decisions of voters at a celebratory breakfast Wednesday in Albuquerque.

AG Balderas Proposes Statewide School Safety Plan to Protect New Mexico Children

Jun 6, 2018
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a proposal for immediate action on school safety planning for schools across New Mexico. In a letter sent to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski, Attorney General Balderas details the first tier of a multi-tiered plan to bring every school in the state up to a minimum threshold of security within the next school year.

Las Cruces School Board Approves Budget

Jun 6, 2018

LAS CRUCES — The Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the district’s 2018-19 operating budget. Here is the information provided by the district:

The budget — which is just more than $348 million dollars — was developed through a transparent and collaborative approach based on recommendations from staff, students, more than 800 community members and the school board.

Free Bus Fares In Las Cruces The Week Of June 18

Jun 6, 2018

City of Las Cruces RoadRUNNER Transit will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21 by sponsoring Dump the Pump Fare Free Week beginning Monday, June 18 through Saturday, June 23.  In addition, the public can enter to win 1-day, 7-Day, or 30-day transit passes.

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