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6:13 am
Wed June 21, 2006

9th Annual Raft the Rio Extravaganza

Las Cruces, NM – Over seventy southern New Mexico residents showed up Saturday morning to set sail down the Rio Grande on miniature home made yachts. As KRWG's Whitney Jones reports, residents braved the morning sun to watch pirate ships and inflatable animals raft the rio.

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6:05 am
Wed June 21, 2006

New Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Contract Finalized

Las Cruces – The Las Cruces Public School District search for a new superintendent officially came to an end at Tuesday night's school board meeting. As KRWG's Lily Olivas reports, the school board approved a contract between Sonia Diaz and the school district early on in the meeting.

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7:01 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Cannon Air Force Base To Host Air Force Special Operations Assets and Pesonnel

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Defense Department decided today that Cannon Air Force Base in CLovis, New Mexico will play host to Air Force Special Operations assets and personnel.

As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports the news was welcomed by New Mexico politicians who feared the base would be closed under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Plan.

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6:14 am
Tue June 20, 2006

El Paso Students Enjoy Basketball in the Barrio

Las Cruces, NM – El Paso held its 12th annual Basketball in the Barrio at the Armijo Center June 9th-11th. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports students from four of the downtown area schools were invited to attend the camp for the cost of a dollar.

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12:55 am
Mon June 19, 2006

NMSU officials discuss future of university layout

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University architects have been working on a master plan that will improve the physical layout and design of the university over the next 20 years.

This week, architects presented their master plan to the public through a series of workshops. As KRWG's Lily Olivas reports, the plan includes buildings that will create a "sense of arrival" off Jordan street for new students and their parents.

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7:43 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Country CLub Stockholders to Vote on Land Swap Tonight

Las Cruces, NM – Tonight at six o'clock stockholders of the Las Cruces Country Club will vote on whether or not to swap 110 acres of land with Las Cruces developer Phil Philippou. In exchange the stockholders would receive another Country Club on the East Mesa. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports many area residents are concerned the Philipou will develop the green space into a commercial or residential area.

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5:24 am
Tue June 13, 2006

DWI: Tougher To Prosecute?

Las Cruces, NM – A state Court of Appeals ruling handed down this month requires prosecutors to produce expert testimony in driving while intoxicated cases. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, some critics say the ruling will make it harder to prosecute DWI offenders.

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3:39 am
Tue June 13, 2006

Hoop Camp Exposes Area Youth To Basketball Pros

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University Men's Basketball team is keeping summer campers busy building ball skills and friendships. As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, the camp works with youth of different ages and skillsets each week.

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6:20 am
Sat June 10, 2006

NMSU Students Collecting Service Award in Sweden

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University students are in Sweden right now, receiving an award for the work their Rotaract Club is doing in a Juarez Neighborhood. As KRWG's Lily Olivas reports, the Rotaract Club is working with a sewing co-op of women in Ciudad Juarez.

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7:33 am
Tue June 6, 2006

President Bush Speaks at New Mexico Border Patrol Training Facility

Las Cruces, NM – President Bush was in Artesia today to tour the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for U.S. Border Patrol Agents. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports the President says there will be a compromise between the Senate and the House in shaping the new immigration bill.

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5:16 am
Fri June 2, 2006

PRC District 5 Democratic Primary

Las Cruces, NM – Two Democratic candidates will face off in Tuesday's primary for the Distric 5 Public Regulations Commssion seat. The PRC regulates public utilities, telecommunication and insurance companies to ensure a fair rate and efficient service for consumers. A businessman and native New Mexican is running against the incumbent chair holder.

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1:46 am
Fri June 2, 2006

Superintendent Finalists Come Before Public

Las Cruces, NM – Last night local residents came to Las Cruces High School to meet the four finalists in the running for superintendent of Las Cruces Public Schools. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports there were many concerns raised by those in attendance.

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7:20 am
Wed May 31, 2006

Democratic Candidates for State Land Commissioner

Las Cruces, NM – Two Democratic hopefuls for state land commissioner will face off in the June 6th primary. Both men have prior experience with the Bureau of Land Management.

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8:57 am
Fri May 26, 2006

Three GOP Candidates Face Off For District 5 PRC

Las Cruces, NM – Three Republican Candidates are competing to be their party's candidate for the District 5 seat of the Public Regulation Commission. The PRC Oversees and regulates public utilities, telecommunications and insurance companies to ensure they're giving consumers a fair rate and efficient service. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the three candidates for the GOP ticket are a stockbroker from T or C, a former Teamster President and a Dona Ana County Commissioner.

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8:18 am
Fri May 26, 2006

Greer Running for PRC District 5 Chair

Las Cruces, NM – Three Republican candidates are competing to be their parties candidate for the District Five Seats of the Public Regulation Commission. The PRC oversees and regulates public utilities, telecommunication and insurance companies to ensure they provide consumers a fair rate and efficient service. As KRWG's Michael Sears reports, Earl Greer is a stockbroker from T or C.

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6:01 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Pfizer Donates $3.5 Million to Border Health

Las Cruces, NM – Wednesday pharmaceutical company Pfeizer announced it's donating 3.5 million dollars to ten community health centers along the U.S. Mexican Border. The company has formed what it calls The Alliance for a Healthy Border with sixteen health centers in both nations. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the money will be used specifically for diabetes prevention and awareness.

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4:43 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Lem Martinez Profile

Las Cruces, NM – A profile of Lem Martinez, one of three Democrats vying to be the state's next attorney general.

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4:40 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Gary King Running for Attorney General

Las Cruces, NM – Profile of Gary King, who faces Geno Zamora and Lem Martinez in the attorney general Democratic primary June 6.

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1:49 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Last Day of School: Mesilla 5th Graders Ready For Middle School Challenges

Mesilla, NM – Fifth graders at Mesilla Elementary School ended their school year in a standing room only auditorium. This wasn't the usual graduation ceremony in front of family and friends. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports, 75 students created a bridge to their pre-teen years, with a promise to remain healthy and not succumb to peer pressure in the undiscovered world of middle school.

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6:42 am
Tue May 23, 2006

Some Firecracker Sales Banned Due to Statewide Drought

Las Cruces, NM – TUESDAY MORNING THE DONA ANA COUNTY COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO BAN THE SALE OF CERTAIN KINDS OF FIREWORKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY FOR THIRTY DAYS. AS KRWG'S EVAN WOODWARD REPORTS SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE RAISED FIRE DANGER STATEWIDE.

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7:19 am
Mon May 22, 2006

Believers ask for Blessing from Patron Saint

Las Cruces, NM – San Ysidro is known as the patron saint of farmers and ranchers. According to legend, he was a poor Spanish farmer who spent his time praying rather than plowing his fields. To reward him for his faith, God sent him an angel to help with the plowing. KRWG's Lily Olivas was recently at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum for the 7th annual Fiesta de San Ysidro, which was kicked off with a ceremony to bless the fields.

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2:15 am
Mon May 22, 2006

New Homes Dedicated to Hard Working Owners

Las Cruces, NM – SATURDAY MORNING FIVE HOMES IN LAS CRUCES WERE DEDICATED TO THEIR NEW OWNERS BY MESILLA VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. AS KRWG'S EVAN WOODWARD REPORTS THE HOMES WERE BUILT WITH MUCH MORE THAN JUST RAW MATERIALS.

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5:25 am
Fri May 19, 2006

Musical Goodbye to University Major

Las Cruces, NM – As the spring semester came to a close at New Mexico State University composition students had to prepare the music for their final recital. As KRWG's Scott Brown reports, the event is the second to last recital where Composition Majors showcase their musical projects.

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7:45 am
Thu May 18, 2006

Convenience Store Robbery Possibly Inside Job

Las Cruces, NM – On Tuesday Las Cruces Police investigators nabbed a convenience store robber a few hours after he walked away with an undisclosed amount of money. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, investigators now think there may have been some inside help.

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7:54 am
Tue May 16, 2006

DABCC Team Goes to National Trades Competition

Las Cruces, NM – This week, most college students are taking a summer break from late night studying, long hours at the library and caffeine overdoses. While most students are dropping the textbooks, a group of Dona Ana Branch Community College students are just revving up. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, they're hitting the books to prepare for a national competition for the best and the brightest in mechanical trades.

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7:37 am
Tue May 9, 2006

Election Season Brings Abortion To Fore

Las Cruces, NM – NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico held its Second Annual Spring Luncheon on May 9. The event brought the group's national and state leaders to Las Cruces. As KRWG's Jodi Breisler reports, the start of the 2006 election season is bringing out pro-choice and pro-life activists trying to defend or overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion in the U.S.

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6:52 am
Fri May 5, 2006

Students Gather for Progressive Awareness Rally

Las Cruces, NM – The NMSU College Democrats organized a rally today advocating and informing students of progressive groups on campus and their views.

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6:50 am
Fri May 5, 2006

Geno Zamora Makes Campaign Stop

Las Cruces, NM – A Democratic candidate running for New Mexico Attorney General made a campaign stop in Las Cruces Friday.

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6:10 am
Fri April 28, 2006

County Treasurer Denied Funding Increase In Light Of His Misuse of Public Funds

Las Cruces, NM – THE DONA ANA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY DENIED COUNTY TREASURER JIM SCHOONOVER'S REQUEST FOR AN INCREASE IN HIS BUDGET BY OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. AS KRWG'S EVAN WOODWARD REPORTS THE COMMISSIONERS RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF SCHOONOVER'S USE OF PUBLIC MONIES.

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3:52 am
Fri April 28, 2006

Domenici and Bingaman discuss Domestic Energy and Border Security

Las Cruces, NM – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici say they're focusing on domestic energy and the US and Mexican border security. Bingaman and other border state senators will meet with Homeland Security Secretary Micheal Chertoff thursday to discuss further border actions. KRWG's Danielle Goodman has this report.

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