Regional

Regional
6:59 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Guv Appoints Judge to the Third Judicial District Court

Las Cruces, NM – Governor Bill Richardson today announced the appointment of attorney Manuel "Mannie" Arrieta to the Third Judicial District Court in Dona Ana County. KRWG's Marco Graejda has this report.

Read more
Regional
9:13 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Effect of Minimum Wage Increase on Small Business

Las Cruces, NM – With the current state of the economy --- many small business owners say they are having to tighten their belts to turn a profit--and now minimum wage has created a new hurdle. KRWG's Charles Comer has this report.

Read more
Regional
9:11 am
Thu January 15, 2009

NMED Claims Victory in Groundwater Dispute

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Environment Department is claiming victory in a seven year long case involving Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Incorporated. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the state agency says a recent decision reaffirms their ability to protect all of the state's groundwater.

Read more
Regional
7:44 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Governor Richardson Discusses Priorities for 2009 Legislative Session in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson traveled around the state yesterday to discuss his legislative agenda for the 2009 session. The Governor made stops in Roswell, Farmington and Las Cruces--placing particular emphasis on his public safety priorities. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Richardson also talked about the budgetary woes facing state lawmakers.

Read more
Regional
7:43 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Governor Richardson Discusses Priorities for 2009 Legislative Session in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson traveled around the state yesterday to discuss his legislative agenda for the 2009 session. The Governor made stops in Roswell, Farmington and Las Cruces--placing particular emphasis on his public safety priorities. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Richardson also talked about the budgetary woes facing state lawmakers.

Read more
Regional
9:02 am
Wed January 14, 2009

NMSU Welcomes Important Book Collection

Las Cruces, NM – The NMSU library is now home to a very unusual collection of books that is closely intertwined with the history of southeastern New Mexico.. It's now known as the J. Phelps White the Third collection... And as Gary Worth reports it is an important source of information not only about a unique time in history, but also about the two New Mexican men who collected the works..

Read more
Regional
8:45 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Former State Employee Alleges Being Forced into "Pay to Play" Scheme

Albuquerque, NM – A lawsuit has been filed over the loss of 90 million dollars from two state investment funds. The plaintiff maintains he was pressured to make worthless investments because of contributions to Governor Bill Richardson's presidential campaign. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

Read more
Regional
8:10 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Balderas Releases Findings on Housing Authority Audit

Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon, State Auditor Hector Balderas released the findings of a two-year audit of the Regional Housing Authorities which he claims revealed a financial picture rampant with waste, fraud and abuse. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

Read more
Regional
5:41 am
Wed January 14, 2009

East Mesa Homeowner Attacked

Las Cruces, NM – A homeowner on the 6300 block of Chamiso Place in Dona Ana County's East Mesa, came home Tuesday night, only to be greeted by three individuals hiding in his bathroom who assaulted him and demanded money. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the homeowner was able to escape but the Sheriff's Department is asking for help locating the suspects.

Read more
Regional
5:27 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Pistachio Tree Fungus Discovered

Las Cruces – Scientists at New Mexico State University have identified a potentially damaging fungus on area pistachio trees.

NMSU scientists have discovered Septoria leaf spot, a fungal disease in plants, on Otero, Hidalgo, Luna and Dona Ana County pistachio trees.

The disease is common in other states where pistachios are grown but has never been documented in New Mexico.

NMSU will hold a pistachio growers workshop in Alamogordo to help educate those close to the disease about minimizing its effects.

Read more
Regional
1:26 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Border Patrol Arrest a Man Monday

Las Cruces, NM – United States Border Patrol agents at the Highway-70 checkpoint, west of Alamogordo, nabbed a suspect wanted for several outstanding warrants in Las Cruces. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera has more.

Read more
Regional
11:17 am
Tue January 13, 2009

County Suffers Investment Loss

Las Cruces – Do a Ana County will share in a loss tied to the collapse of Lehman Brothers last September.

Do a Ana County's portion of the loss is estimated at approximately
$253,000, which will be prorated over 10 months.

That will reduce the county's investment income from the state during by about $25,000 per month over the period.

Read more
Regional
9:35 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Teague Proposes Bills to Stimulate the Economy

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Congressional District Two Representative Harry Teague has been busy this week. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the democratic congressman is pushing legislation to create green jobs and spur the economy of rural America.

Read more
Regional
9:32 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Group Pushes State to Adopt Strict Cap on Greenhouse Gasses

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Bill Richardson's administration is developing a plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The plan is based on the recommendations of a climate change panel he put together. But as KUNM's Jim Williams reports from Santa Fe, one prominent environmental advocate who sat on that panel is now pushing a more ambitious proposal of his own.

Read more
Regional
8:34 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Attempt to Override El Paso Mayor's Veto Fails

Las Cruces, NM – The El Paso City Council failed to obtain enough votes Tuesday to override Mayor John Cook's veto of a resolution calling for an "open national debate on ending the prohibition of narcotics". As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, many of the City Representatives who voted against the resolution this time around said they were afraid the city would lose money if the resolution passed.

Read more
Regional
8:05 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Dona Ana County Loses $253,000 in Investments

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County suffered a $253,000 investment loss as a result of the Lehman Brothers collapse last September. The money had been invested in the New Mexico Local Government Investment Pool. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, County Treasurer David Guiterrez is recommending that the county move a portion of their investments out of the state pool and into local banks.

Read more
Regional
4:29 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Las Cruces School Projects

Las Cruces – Some major construction projects are being planned in the Las Cruces Public Schools.

A community meeting this week centered on a new high school, to be located at the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

ASA Architects Studio and an Albuquerque design firm are working on schematic drawings for the project, energy and life cycle cost analysis and an extension of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

Read more
Regional
12:38 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Bingaman Bill Targets Gun Running

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, United States Senator Jeff Bingaman announced a multi-million dollar proposal aimed at reducing violence along the U.S/ Mexico Border. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the main goal is combating the illegal flow of weapons across the southern border.

Read more
Regional
8:01 am
Mon January 12, 2009

El Paso City Council to Vote Again on Resolution Calling for National Debate on Legalizing Narcotics

Las Cruces, NM – Tomorrow the El Paso City Council will vote for the second time on a resolution which calls for an "open national debate on ending the prohibition of narcotics"--after the first attempt was vetoed by Mayor John Cook. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the resolution was authored to show the city's solidarity with Ciudad Juarez, where more than 1600 murders occurred last year.

Read more
Regional
4:10 am
Mon January 12, 2009

New Study Shows Overwhelming Majority of Laid-Off Workers at Risk of Losing Health Insurance

Las Cruces, NM – A new study released last week by the consumer health organization, Families USA claims that an overwhelming number of newly unemployed workers in the United States are likely to lose their health care coverage. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, according to the study, workers who are laid off in New Mexico are at even greater risk.

Read more
Regional
6:27 am
Sun January 11, 2009

Chile Industry Faces Uncertain Future

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's once thriving chile industry has taken a beating recently from both a hostile growing environment and a not so hot economy. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera has this report.

Read more
Regional
7:40 am
Sat January 10, 2009

Las Cruces Officials Prepare Federal Funding Requests

Las Cruces, NM – The City of Las Cruces is preparing to submit funding requests for the government's 2009 federal stimulus package and as KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports, officials say they're not planning any job cuts this year.

Read more
Regional
6:45 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Groups Challenge Medicaid Cuts

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday morning, a group composed of child advocates, lawyers and welfare experts held a press conference in Albuquerque asking state lawmakers not to cut Medicaid funding when attempting to balance the state's budget. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

Read more
Regional
6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Early Voting Starts Today for School Board and Bonds Election

Las Cruces, NM – Early voting begins today for the February 3rd School Board and Bond Elections for Las Cruces, Hatch and Gadsden School Districts. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

Read more
Regional
6:15 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Early Voting Starts Today for School Board and Bonds Election

Las Cruces, NM – Early voting begins today for the February 3rd School Board and Bond Elections for Las Cruces, Hatch and Gadsden School Districts. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

Read more
Regional
7:21 am
Thu January 8, 2009

State Officials Expect Higher Budget Deficit

Las Cruces, NM – State officials are projecting a much larger budget deficit than was previously calculated for the remainder of the current fiscal year. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the Legislative Finance Committee is meeting next Wednesday to begin work on a solvency plan to deal with the state's growing economic troubles.

Read more
Regional
6:16 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Teague Co-Sponsors First Bill

Las Cruces, NM – On the day he was sworn into the House of Representatives, New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District Representative Harry Teague co-sponsored a bill to cancel Congressional pay raises which were scheduled for next year. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

Read more
Regional
11:54 am
Wed January 7, 2009

Recycling Changes

Las Cruces – The City of Las Cruces is making some major changes to its recycling program.

Starting January 15th .city residents are asked to take their yard waste to the old Foothills Landfill off Lohman Avenue and Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

The Foothills Landfill is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

The Recycling Center on Amador, will no longer accept yard waste as of February 28th.

Read more
Regional
9:37 am
Wed January 7, 2009

DACC Prepares Workers of Tomorrow

Las Cruces, NM – In these tough economic times, getting job skills is more vital than ever for both working adults and high school students. With that in mind, Dona Ana Community College spent years developing its new workforce training center, which just recently opened As KRWG-TV's Gary Worth reports, the project is already paying off, preparing local workers for jobs of the future, and making sure high school students don't drop out.

Read more
Regional
9:28 am
Wed January 7, 2009

No Balloon Rally this Year

Las Cruces, NM – The seventeenth annual Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally was canceled this week due to a spike in budgetary costs, but committee members are optimistic the event will return next year. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

Read more

Pages