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4:09 am
Fri December 5, 2008

Noche de Luminarias this Sunday

Las Cruces, NM – Bell choirs, trolley rides, Christmas shopping and other events will be part of the 24th annual "Noche de Luminarias" this weekend.

The Las Cruces event takes place this Sunday from six to eight thirty in the evening at New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Student Union.

A number of groups including the NMSU Aggie Dance-Sport Group, the Vista Middle School Hand Bell Choir and a number of carolers will entertain audience members throughout the day.

The "Noche de Luminarias" this Sunday is free and open to the public.

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2:33 am
Fri December 5, 2008

NMSU ACAP Seeks New Committee Members

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's Advisory Council on Administrative Policy, or ACAP, will be voting to fill six open committee positions later this month.

ACAP is composed of active and retired NMSU Employees.The role of the advisory council includes investigating matters that involve policies and procedures of the university administration and offer recommendations to the president.

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11:30 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Conference on Sexual Violence

Las Cruces, NM – On Wednesday, a number of southern New Mexico organizations held a one day conference aimed at reducing the incidence of sexual violence in the region. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:42 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Governor Expects a Smooth Departure in February

Santa Fe, NM – A smooth transition that's what New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson says will take place when he leaves office for Washington early next year. The governor, who's been tapped as President-Elect Barack Obama's Commerce Secretary, also said he believes his new job could lead to financial help for New Mexico. From the capitol, KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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8:02 am
Thu December 4, 2008

New Mexico Makes Dramatic Jump in Health Ranking Survey

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico showed the most improvement on a state-by-state health rankings report, advancing nine positions from 38th in the nation to 29th. However, as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports the state Health Department isn't celebrating quite yet.

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5:38 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Bingaman, Udall and Teague Request Aid for Laid-Off Mine Workers

Las Cruces, NM – Senator Jeff Bingaman along with Senator-elect Tom Udall, and Representative-elect Harry Teague sent a letter to Labor Secretary Elaine Chao yesterday-encouraging the Department of Labor to promptly assess if the 600 copper mine workers who are set to be laid-off in Grant County can receive federal assistance. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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7:06 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Richardson Headed to Washington

Las Cruces, NM – This morning President-Elect Barack Obama appointed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to his cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Richardson's departure from Santa Fe means Diane Denish will become the first female governor in the history of New Mexico.

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7:01 am
Wed December 3, 2008

600 Layoffs Ahead at Grant County's Chino Mine

Las Cruces, NM – Grant County's biggest employer, Freeport McMoRan announced today that approximately 600 employees will be laid off in February at the Chino Mine near Silver City. KRWG's Evan Woodward, has the details.

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6:58 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Richardson Headed to Washington

Las Cruces, NM – This morning President-Elect Barack Obama appointed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to his cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Richardson's departure from Santa Fe means Diane Denish will become the first female governor in the history of New Mexico.

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6:45 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Road Work on El Paseo Begins Next Monday

Las Cruces, NM – Beginning next week, the city of Las Cruces will make improvements to a high traffic roadway leading to the university.

The northbound outside lane of El Paseo between University Avenue and Farney Lane will be closed to make a number of roadway modifications.

The scheduled improvements include updating curbs and sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The roadwork is expected to last four weeks beginning next Monday at seven in the morning.

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7:02 am
Tue December 2, 2008

Hantavirus Claims the Life of 22 Year Old Otero County Woman

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Department of Health officials confirmed Monday that a 22 year old Otero County woman recently died from Hantavirus syndrome. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, this is the second case of the virus reported in the state this year, and both have resulted in death.

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5:32 am
Tue December 2, 2008

NMSU Shows Mumme the Door

Las Cruces, NM – This morning New Mexico State University Athletic Director McKinley Boston announced that Head Football Coach Hal Mumme's career at NMSU is over. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the remainder of Mumme's contract will be bought out, effective immediately.

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6:54 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Border Wall's Future Uncertain After Napolitanos Appointment to Homeland Security Secretary

Las Cruces, NM – Opponents of the Department of Homeland Security's controversial border wall project have scheduled a Tuesday meeting in El Paso. As changes loom in Washington, environmental and human rights activists plan to renew their efforts at stopping the fencing. Meantime, doubts are growing that Homeland Security will be able complete the fencing in time for a December 31 Congressional deadline. KUNM'S Kent Paterson has more.

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6:34 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Police Still Investigating Saturday's Officer-Involved Shooting

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Police Department announced today that Saturday morning's officer-involved shooting is still under investigation by a multi-agency task force, including the State Police and the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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5:31 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Future of NMSU Football Program to be Revealed Tuesday

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University Athletic Director McKinley Boston will hold a press conference tomorrow morning to discuss the future of the NMSU football program. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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2:23 am
Mon December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day Raises Awareness of the Spread of HIV

Las Cruces, NM – A number of informative events will be held today nationwide as part of the 20th anniversary of World AIDS day. In Las Cruces, Camino de Vida Center for HIV Services will host a community conversation about the virus at the First Christian Church of Las Cruces beginning at six. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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5:35 am
Fri November 28, 2008

New Mexico's Senate Majority Leader Confident of Richardson's Departure

Las Cruces, NM – Even though Governor Bill Richardson's departure to Washington has yet to be confirmed, New Mexico's Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez says he's confident the Governor will be appointed to President Elect Obama's cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Sanchez thinks Richardson's appointment will be great for the nation and New Mexico.

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4:11 am
Fri November 28, 2008

Frescos Alive and Well in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – Frescos are found mainly in Europe, right? Well, actually, you don't even have to leave Las Cruces to find a fine example of this type of art. But as KRWG's Gary Worth reports, this local piece of history might have remained "hidden" were it not for the expertise of one very special man

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2:19 am
Fri November 28, 2008

Approval of State Bond D is just the First Step Towards Performing Arts Center

Las Cruces, NM – The 2008 Election has been certified, and newly elected officials are preparing to take office. But as KRWG's Susan Fitzgerald reports, the vote to approve State Bond Issue D, funding for a new performing arts center on the New Mexico State University campus, was only another step in a long process.

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7:45 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Many Local Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Las Cruces, NM – With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend beginning tomorrow, a number of government offices and schools throughout the KRWG listening area will be closed. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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6:25 am
Wed November 26, 2008

New IBWC Commissioner Takes Over

Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this week President George W. Bush appointed Bill Ruth to serve as the new United States Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Ruth replaces former Commissioner Carlos Marin who died in a tragic plane crash earlier this year.

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6:13 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Mariachi Music Spans the World

Las Cruces, NM – From its humble beginnings in central Mexico, Mariachi music has spread throughout the world giving many people the opportunity to sing, dance and express a variety of feelings. As KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n reports, the distinct sound of mariachi music has broken cultural and language barriers to capture the hearts of many listeners.

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7:42 am
Tue November 25, 2008

County Voting Machines Pass Inspection

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County announced today that their voting machine audit from this month's general election was successful, and the machines which were audited performed within the state's guidelines for accuracy. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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10:45 am
Mon November 24, 2008

"Roadeo" Fine-Tunes Bus Driving Skills

Las Cruces, NM – The ability of city transit drivers to maneuver around vehicles, traffic and pedestrians is tested almost daily so, it's important for their skills to be fine-tuned. Each year, bus drivers in many communities go through an intense training session aimed at making streets safer and as KRWG's Mayra Torres reports, these so-called "roadeo" events are also pretty fun.

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8:40 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Richardson Rumored to be Headed to Washington

Las Cruces, NM – A number of reports have surfaced in the last few days about the possible appointment of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to President-Elect Barack Obama's cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with Online Political Journalist Heath Haussamen about what Richardson's departure could mean for New Mexico.

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7:42 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Governor Richardson Appoints Three New Regents to NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Chair of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents Bob Gallagher will not be reappointed to serve another term. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Governor Bill Richardson announced today that he has made three new appointments to the board who will take over in January.

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5:04 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Mickey Curtis, Clinical Director at Families and Youth, Inc.

Las Cruces, NM – Fred Martino speaks with Mickey Curtis, Clinical Director at Families and Youth, Inc. Topics include a discussion of mental health care for young people and the role families and other caregivers play in the treatment process.

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2:15 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Overeating is Not Exclusive to the Holiday Season

Las Cruces, NM – This week, many Americans will likely enjoy large servings of traditional Thanksgiving cuisine with family and friends. However, as KRWG's Sarina Turnbull reports, for many people eating too much food is not exclusive to the holiday season.

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4:56 am
Sat November 22, 2008

Domenici Institute Receives Funding Help

Las Cruces,NM – The idea for the Institute which will be located at New Mexico State University was developed after the outgoing U-S Senator gave the University tons of documents he had collected during his lengthy congressional career.

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6:54 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Las Cruces Police Arrest a Man for Alleged Sexual Assault of a Minor

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces police arrested a man on several counts of sexual assault following a two week investigation. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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