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9:38 am
Fri December 26, 2008

Two More Years of Economic Crisis in New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico will likely experience two more years of tough economic times according to a recent report. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report

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8:40 am
Fri December 26, 2008

NM 90 Closed Due to Ice and Snow

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico 90 between Lordsburg and Silver City has been closed due to weather conditions.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports the road is snow packed and icy. The state agency recommends motorists use an alternate route until further notice.

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8:20 am
Fri December 26, 2008

The Problem with Cleaning your Plate

Las Cruces, NM – You probably recall your parents telling you to clean your plate at dinnertime. Well, it turns out that may NOT be very good advise. The conclusion is the result of research done by Collin Payne -- a marketing professor at New Mexico State University who says telling children to clean their plate may cause them to have poor eating habits and lead to obesity. KRWG's Gary Worth has more on the study.

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8:15 am
Fri December 26, 2008

Treating Self Mutilation among Teens

Las Cruces, NM – It's commonly called cutting--however, It's just one form of the behavioral disorder self mutilation--and as KRWG's Charles Comer reports, it's often only a sign of much deeper problems.

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7:28 am
Wed December 24, 2008

Stores Fill with Shoppers despite Troubled Economy

Las Cruces, NM – Despite the nation's economic downturn Las Crucens aren't penny pinching this holiday season. With Christmas just a day away, many shoppers are filling stores across the city making their last minute purchases. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera has this report.

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5:11 am
Wed December 24, 2008

Alamogordo Mayor Switches Parties

Las Cruces, NM – Alamogordo Mayor Steve Brockett switched his party registration from Republican to Democratic on Tuesday.

The mayor who is up re-election in 2010 says he's never considered himself a liberal or a conservative.

In a press release, Brockett accused Republicans of not being open to working across party lines. He adds that Democrats have done a good job of bringing everyone together.

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10:22 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Enthusiasm for Green Investment Continues to Grow in New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – The long-term solution to the nation's current economic troubles and energy shortfalls is a greater investment in "Green energy" technologies, according to some experts. In New Mexico, economists are touting a number of financial benefits at the state and local level while environmental groups are highlighting its impact to global warming. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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7:16 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Strong Wind Warning

Las Cruces, NM – Strong winds are sweeping across southern New Mexico and west Texas this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service in El Paso, wind gusts tonight will reach sixty miles per hour.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reporting heavy winds on Interstate 10 From Arizona to the Texas state line which may affect driver visibility.

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5:39 am
Tue December 23, 2008

AG Targets Underage Drinking

Las Cruces, NM – In the upcoming legislative session, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King will propose laws aimed at reducing underage drinking in the state which he says is costing taxpayers millions of dollars. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera has more.

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5:37 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Village of Mesilla Officials Approve Pay Cuts

Las Cruces, NM – Elected officials and employees of the Village of Mesilla are starting off the New Year with pay cuts approved Monday to avoid a projected budget shortfall. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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8:31 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Road Construction and Closures in Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexico motorists can expect some delays and detours this week, due to work on road shoulders, a bridge closure and improvements to several streets.

The Sunland Park bridge over the Rio Grande will be closed through mid January for corrective repairs. Detours will be posted to avoid congestion. Northbound traffic on Doniphan Drive east of Sunland Park Drive will be diverted through a one-lane passage because of paving work.

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7:25 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Man Found Dead at Las Cruces House Fire

Las Cruces, NM – A house fire, this morning appears to have claimed the life of a sixty-six year old man in east Las Cruces. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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8:10 am
Sun December 21, 2008

Initiative Cracks Down on Smuggling

Las Cruces, NM – A number of govenment agencies -including U.S. Customs and border protection are working together to prevent commercial vehicle drivers sneeking people, or drugs into the country. KRWG's Fernando Zamarron reports.

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10:08 am
Fri December 19, 2008

Low Temperatures Equal less Jobs in New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – As temperatures start to drop for many rural communities in New Mexico the unemployment rate starts to rise. KRWG's Charles Comer has more.

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10:02 am
Fri December 19, 2008

Police Round up Drunk Motorists

Las Cruces, NM – Saturation patrols over the weekend resulted in several arrests, vehicle seizures and a number of citations in Las Cruces. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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7:24 am
Fri December 19, 2008

Fatal Rollover on Interstate 25

Las Cruces, NM – A man was killed this morning and another man was airlifted to Thomason Hospital in El Paso following a rollover accident on I-25. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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9:55 am
Thu December 18, 2008

CBP Exceeds Goal of Boots on the Ground

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Customs and Border Protection has surpassed President George Bush's goal of employing more than 18-thousand agents across the country. Bush announced his goal two years ago when the federal agency counted with six thousand less border patrol agents. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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8:35 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Woman Arrested During Border Fence Protest

Las Cruces, NM – An El Paso woman was arrested at the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park just east of the Sun City after she delayed work on the border fence for several hours. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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6:57 am
Thu December 18, 2008

NM Company Selected to Oversee the Construction of Spaceport America

Las Cruces, NM – Today, the New Mexico Spaceport Authority announced that Gerald Martin Construction Management of New Mexico was selected to oversee the construction of Spaceport America in Sierra County. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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9:18 am
Wed December 17, 2008

REA Magnet Wire Company closes due to Economic Downturn

Las Cruces, NM – REA Magnet Wire Company recently announced the scheduled closure of its Las Cruces facility early next year. According to officials at the wire manufacturing plant the decision to suspend operations came as a result of the current and projected economic conditions. KRWG's Fernando Zamarron has this report

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7:01 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Schools Evacuated for Minor Incidents

Las Cruces, NM – Two Las Cruces public schools were evacuated within the last two days because of minor incidents that triggered fire alarms. KRWG's Fernando Zamarron has this report.

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4:54 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Attorney General King to meet with Obama Transition Team

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Gary King will be in Washington D.C. tomorrow to meet with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, King will serve as an executive committee member with the Conference of Western Attorneys General, or CWAG.

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4:51 am
Wed December 17, 2008

New Mexico Spaceport Authority Gives Green Light on Virigin Galactic Lease

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority voted unanimously today to allow the Executive Director of Spaceport America, Steve Landeene to sign a lease agreement with Virgin Galactic, the company slated to be the anchor tenant at the facility. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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4:28 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Police Arrest Three Men in Connection with an Armed Robbery

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Police officers arrested three men wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday evening.

According to a press release, Anthony Serna and brothers Tony David Brown and Andrew Brown of Las Cruces went to a residence located on Ethel Avenue intending to take money from the victim.

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4:20 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Udall Applauds Interior Secretary Nomination

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Congressman Tom Udall on Wednesday applauded President-elect Barack Obama's decision to nominate U.S. Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado as Secretary of the Interior.

In a press release, Udall commented on the importance of the Interior Secretary's role. He says the position has the key responsibility of protecting America's natural inheritance and to honor the commitments the nation has made to Native American tribes.

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4:08 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Holiday Closures

Las Cruces, NM – On Wednesday, Dona Ana County Officials announced the upcoming holiday closures at the government offices. Most of the county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 25th and 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Dona Ana County Employees will also be off Thursday, January 1st. According to county officials, emergency and law enforcement personnel on the field will not have the days off--however, the Sheriff's Department offices will be closed during the holidays.

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12:50 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Joint Doctoral Program Planned for NMSU

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University is working with a school south of the border to create a new joint-doctoral program.

NMSU's College of Engineering and the University of
Chihuahua have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a
joint-doctoral program in civil engineering.

The University approached NMSU this year seeking a means to bring advanced civil engineering programs into their curriculum.

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9:29 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Sierra Club Opens New Las Cruces Office

Las Cruces, NM – Last night the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club opened their new office in Las Cruces on the downtown mall. KRWG's Evan Woodward attended the opening, and has this report.

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6:36 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Water Resources Conference

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University is looking beyond the border to find
answers to one of the scarcest resources of the arid Southwest - water.

In January .experts from around the United States, Mexico and Israel will discuss similarities and problems of the Rio Grande and Jordan River basins.

The Rio Grande provides water for Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico.

The Jordan River supplies water in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

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