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7:35 am
Mon February 23, 2009

Tour of the Gila Organizers Feel the Love

Las Cruces, NM – This year's Tour of the Gila bike race will NOT be canceled after all, thanks to an outpouring of support from cyclists, businesses and community members. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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2:40 am
Mon February 23, 2009

Spaceport America Monthly Directors Briefing

Las Cruces, NM – Last week the Executive Director of Spaceport America, Steve Landeene stopped by the KRWG-FM studios to speak with Evan Woodward about the latest developments in the Spaceport America project.

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2:26 am
Mon February 23, 2009

Las Cruces Clinic Treats Patients for Free

Las Cruces, NM –
Free healthcare might sound foreign, to many Americans, but a Las Cruces clinic welcomes several people each week without charging them a penny. Thanks to state, local, and private funding, the Saint Luke's Healthcare Clinic provides free, life-saving services to anyone seeking medical attention.
KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n has this report.

Visit the Community of Hope Web-Site @
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2:26 am
Mon February 23, 2009

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Sweeten Las Cruces

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Las Cruces, NM – The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a young African-American string band performing at the Rio Grande Theater in Las Cruces this week. The band is visiting the region as part Cultural Series organized by the Associated Students of New Mexico State University. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports on the musicians, who describe their sound as old-time music.

http://panam.nmsu.edu/culturalseries.html

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8:01 am
Fri February 20, 2009

Two Bills Introduced by Representative Jeff Steinborne Clear Committee

Las Cruces, NM – Two bills introduced by Democratic Representative Jeff Steinborne of Las Cruces, aimed at strengthening procedures and increasing transparency at the State Land Office passed unanimously through the House Health and Governmental Affairs Committee Thursday. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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7:58 am
Fri February 20, 2009

Federal Assistance Will go to Laid-Off Chino Mine Workers in Grant County

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Department of Labor announced earlier this week that the 600 workers who were laid off from the Chino Mine in Grant County are eligible to receive federal assistance. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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3:10 am
Fri February 20, 2009

New Mexicans may get help financing Solar Equipment

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State Representative Brian Egolf proposed House Bill 572 earlier this week to help New Mexicans cover the cost of installing solar equipment on their homes.

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12:21 am
Fri February 20, 2009

New Mexico's Economy is OK For Now

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is expected to receive more than one billion dollars from the Stimulus Plan aimed at jump starting the national economy. The plan signed earlier this week will cover the cost of numerous projects and return more money to taxpayers. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, an economics professor at New Mexico State University says the funding comes at a very good time.

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12:17 am
Fri February 20, 2009

New Mexico Taxpayers Not Claiming Earned Income Tax Credit

Las Cruces, NM – Each year, many low-to-moderate income New Mexicans fail to claim the Earned Income Tax credit when filing their return, according to Internal Revenue Service. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, these workers may be missing out on thousands of dollars from the federal government.

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8:00 am
Thu February 19, 2009

Crime Stoppers Looking for Help in Finding Armed Robbers

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is looking for help in finding two suspects involved in an armed robbery Sunday night at Ruby Tuesdays restaurant. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the group is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the two men involved.

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7:59 am
Thu February 19, 2009

Las Cruces Public Schools Receives $600,000 for Family Literacy Program

Las Cruces, NM – This morning Toyota Motor Company, Las Cruces Public Schools and the National Center for Family Literacy will announce a new program intended to boost the literacy of Hispanic and other immigrant children and their parents. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

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2:02 am
Thu February 19, 2009

Historical House on NMSU's Las Cruces Campus

Las Cruces, NM – It's a red brick building on University Avenue that served as home sweet home to ten NMSU president Today, the historic home is known as Nason House and as KRWG's Gary worth reports, the last person to actually live in the home wants to make sure both the house and the memories of those who lived in it are preserved.

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10:11 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Las Cruces Forum Focuses on Economy

Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon, a group of New Mexico State University professors will discuss the economic climate of the state and the nation following the final approval of the stimulus package. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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9:03 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Tour of the Gila May Canceled This year

Las Cruces, NM – Grant County is still hurting financially from recent job cuts at the area's largest employer Freeport-McMoran. Now, the region could see a substantial dip in tourism dollars if a popular bicycle race is canceled this year. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda, organizers of the annual Tour of the Gila may be forced to cancel the event because of insufficient funding related to the struggling economy.

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8:55 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Full State Senate Expected to Vote on Domestic Partnership Bill by Week's End

Las Cruces, NM – After a strange turn of events the full State Senate is expected to vote on a Domestic Partnership Bill by week's end. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the bill squeaked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, after a 6-5 vote.

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8:52 am
Wed February 18, 2009

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Applauds Signing of Stimulus Plan

Las Cruces, NM – Each member of New Mexico's Congressional delegation in Washington D.C. applauded President Barack Obama's signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act yesterday. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

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4:40 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Major honor for NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – A major honor for an observatory operated by New Mexico State University.

Researchers around the world are still looking to Apache Point Observatory (APO) for expertise when they publish out-of-this-world works.

The observatory operated by NMSU is located in the Sacramento Mountains, within the Lincoln National Forest.

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1:51 am
Wed February 18, 2009

City Council Votes on City License Plate

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, Las Cruces City Councilors voted on the future placement of two lion statues at the new city hall and as KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports, they also chose a special license plate design for city residents.

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10:09 am
Tue February 17, 2009

Stimulus Package will Help Expedite Work on Rio Grande Levee System

Las Cruces, NM – More than two-hundred million dollars from the stimulus plan signed by President Barack Obama yesterday will go towards levee improvements along the Rio Grande. The International Boundary and Water Commission will oversee the improvements and as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, a spokesperson says the funding will expedite construction while creating jobs.

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7:13 am
Tue February 17, 2009

Udall Introduces Bill to set the First Federal Renewable Energy Standards for Utilities

Las Cruces, NM – Last week New Mexico's Junior Senator, Democrat Tom Udall introduced a bill which would enact the first federal Renewable Electricity Standard, or R.E.S. into law. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the bill would require utilities to generate a quarter of their electricity from wind, solar, and other renewable sources by 2025.

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6:20 am
Tue February 17, 2009

$200K helicopter donated to NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Northrup Grumman has donated a $200,000 Yamaha remote control helicopter to New Mexico State University's College of Engineering. The unmanned aircraft vehicle, or UAV, will be helpful for student training. UAVs are used in an increasingly diverse number of areas, including defense, farming, and gathering data during wildfires and other emergencies. Fred Martino spoke with Northrup Grumman's Vice President of Programs, Carl Johnson.

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5:17 am
Tue February 17, 2009

Senator Steve Fischmann Introduces Bill to Reform Tax Increment Development Districts

Las Cruces, NM – District 37 State Senator Steve Fischmann recently introduced a bill seeking to reform state policy on Tax Increment Development Districts, or TIDDs. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Senate Bill 576 aims to create incentives for developers to bring in new businesses and economic activity to New Mexico.

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12:31 am
Tue February 17, 2009

IFCO Leader to Speak at NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – A nationally-recognized religious leader will speak at New Mexico State University this weekend.

The Rev. Lucius Walker, the executive director of IFCO the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization .will speak at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at NMSU's Corbett Center Ballrooms.

The IFCO .is the only ecumenical foundation committed exclusively to the support of community organizing.

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7:16 am
Mon February 16, 2009

Morning Fire Leaves Las Cruces Residents without a Place to Live

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces couple and their next door neighbors have to find a new place to live after an early Monday morning fire rendered their duplex apartments uninhabitable. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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5:54 am
Mon February 16, 2009

Immigration Training for Businesses

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership will present immigration training workshops for businesses on March 9 and March 13 at the DACC Workforce Center in Las Cruces. Businesses must register for the training by this Friday (2/20) by calling 505-262-0921.
As Fred Martino reports, errors on I-9 forms can be very costly.

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2:51 am
Mon February 16, 2009

Las Cruces City Council to Discuss Possible New Locations for Lion Statues

Las Cruces, NM – Tomorrow, the Las Cruces City Council will consider where to place the two prominent lion statues at the new City Hall building. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the resolution will be discussed during Tuesday's council meeting.

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2:48 am
Mon February 16, 2009

World Renowned Author Salman Rushdie to Speak at NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico State University Honors College announced last week that world renowned author, Sir Salman Rushdie will speak at NMSU in March as part of the University Speaker Series. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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1:50 am
Mon February 16, 2009

Updating Income for Child Support can help During Economic Troubles

Las Cruces, NM – A dip in income is a challenging time for everyone but it can be especially tough on parents required to pay child support. So, state officials are reaching out to those residents to ensure they continue meeting their required payments. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera has this report.

Child Support Customer Service Center phone number: 1-800-288-7207

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1:17 am
Sat February 14, 2009

I-Kiss for I-Pod at NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – A number of couples at New Mexico State University had more than roses and teddy bears on their mind for Valentine's Day Their attention was set on an eight-giga-bite I-pod Touch, during an mid-day kiss-off. KRWG's Fernando Zamarron reports.

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8:00 am
Fri February 13, 2009

A Season of World Music comes to New Mexico

Las Cruces – Each year, the Associated Students of New Mexico State University hosts the Cultural Series-inviting world-class musicians from around the globe to perform in Las Cruces. KRWG's Eduardo Rodriguez has more...

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