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4:19 am
Fri July 14, 2006

Million Dollar Grant Will Improve County Health Care

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County is using a million dollar grant to connect the county's health care agencies via the web. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, members of the public were able to see a presentation on the new system at a public forum held Friday morning.

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4:16 am
Fri July 14, 2006

Dona Ana County Commissioners Oppose Forced Annexation

Las Cruces, NM – Earlier this week the Dona Ana County Commission voted to oppose the annexation of 210 acres of land between El Camino Real and Elks Drive. However, as KRWG's Evan Woodward reports many affected residents came to the county meeting to oppose the annexation.

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4:15 am
Fri July 14, 2006

High Home Prices in Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM – Non-profit representatives, community leaders and southern New Mexico residents raised housing concerns with New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority directors. They met with MFA personnel this week in Las Cruces as part of a statewide listening tour. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the main concern for the attendees is finding affordable housing.

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3:48 am
Thu July 13, 2006

Local Summer Migrant Program Held for Students

Las Cruces, NM – While many are students are on their summer break, 133 pre-schoolers through pre-teens have been filling class rooms at Columbia Elementary School, where they are improving their English and other skills while attending the "Summer Migrant Program." As KRWG's Yasmin Pinon reports, today is the final day for the students.

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7:41 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Dona Ana County Loses Money In Untimely Wire Transfers.

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County has lost almost ten thousand dollas in interest money this year, due to untimely wire transfers of county investments. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, commissioners are scrutinizing County Treasurer Jim Schoonover for the transfer mistakes, and other investment decisions.

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6:31 am
Tue July 11, 2006

States Send National Guard Troops to NM Border

Las Cruces, NM – In May, President Bush announced a border security plan dubbed Operation Jumpstart. It includes stationing National Guard troops along the U.S. - Mexico border. National Guard troops from across the nation are now assisting Border Patrol officers along New Mexico's international border.

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4:00 am
Tue July 11, 2006

News Brief: Two Las Cruces Men Arrested

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police Department has arrested two men for separate charges.

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5:31 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Las Crucen returns to share experience in Gaza

Las Cruces – Las Crucen Sarah Rogers is excited for the opportunity to move to Boston. More so, than the average American because for four years, she didn't have the right to go anywhere at all. KRWG's Yasmin Pinon met Rogers the first time she told her story in public.

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4:01 am
Mon July 10, 2006

News Brief: Weatherization Assistance

Las Cruces, NM – Federal Grant to weatherize low income homes in New Mexico.

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7:47 am
Sat July 8, 2006

Whole Enchilada, Whole New Place

Las Cruces – With the Las Cruces downtown mall under renocation and a new federal building looking to break new ground soon, board members for The Whole Enchilada Fiesta needed to find a new place for this year's Fiesta. They found it at the Hadley Sports Complex.

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4:33 am
Sun July 2, 2006

A Conversation With Raul Midon, the Last Musician to Work With Producer Arif Mardin

Raul Midon Warms Up Before A Performance in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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7:45 am
Fri June 30, 2006

The Las Cruces Family Shelter Remains Under Community of Hope- For Now

Las Cruces, NM – The family shelter in Las Cruces has undergone a number of changes in the last six months. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, the shelter, once called Hacienda Del Sol, is now run by the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope.

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5:57 am
Fri June 30, 2006

Santa Teresa Treatment Facility Sanctioned

Santa Teresa – Sanctions have been placed against a New Mexico residential treatment center. The state's Children, Youth, and Families department has asked Pointe Residential Treatment Center to stop accepting new patients until further notice.

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10:39 am
Thu June 29, 2006

Community Enforcement Response Team Takes On Non-emergency Calls

Las Cruces – Dona Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison is initiating a new program to respond to non-emergency calls from community residents.

KRWG's Lily Olivas has more.

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7:46 am
Thu June 29, 2006

Uranium Plant in NM Gets the Go Ahead

Las Cruces, NM – Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission presented Louisiana Energy Services with a constructing and operating license Wednesday, for a uranium enrichment plant in Southern New Mexico. As KRWG's Marco Grjaeda reports, New Mexico's congressional delegates are ecstatic with the news, but a nuclear watchdog group says they're not getting the whole truth.

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3:07 am
Thu June 29, 2006

23rd Texas Congressional District Declared Unconstitutional

Las Cruces, NM – Wednesday the United States Supreme Court upheld the 2003 redrawing of most Texas congressional districts. The one district the court did find in violation includes part of El Paso County. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the new boundaries of representative Henry Bonilla's district breaches the Voting Rights Act, infringing upon minority voting rights.

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1:35 am
Wed June 28, 2006

New Mexico Cashing In On Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program

Las Cruces, NM – This year New Mexico received an increase in federal funding from the payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, program. As KRWG's Lacey Daniell reports, the federal government gives PILT funding to states for their federal land they don't receive money on.

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7:33 am
Tue June 27, 2006

Dona Ana County Appoints Resident Task Force

Las Cruces, NM – The Dona Ana County Commission appointed a seven member task force Tuesday to review recent elections problems in the county. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the task force will make reccomendations to the commission for the Fall elections.

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6:06 am
Fri June 23, 2006

Women Pilots Soar Into New Mexico

Las Cruces – Women pilots competing in the 30th Annual Air Race Classic stopped at the Santa Teresa Airport Tuesday morning. They'll be flying over 2500 miles over the next four days to reach their final destination: Menominee, Michigan.

As KRWG's Lily Olivas reports, the Santa Teresa airport was the first of many stops for the women flying this race.

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3:23 am
Fri June 23, 2006

Women Pilots Soar Into New Mexico

Las Cruces – Women pilots competing in the 30th Annual Air Race Classic stopped at the Santa Teresa airport Tuesday morning. They'll be flying over 2500 miles over the next four days to reach their final destination: Menominee, Michigan.

As KRWG's Lily Olivas reports, the Santa Teresa airport was the first of many stops for the women flying this race.

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3:02 am
Fri June 23, 2006

New Mexico State University Solar Energy Researchers Receive Contract Extension

Las Cruces – With the cost of fuel rising, some researchers are looking closer at alternative fuels for a solution. As KRWG's Lily Olivas reports, New Mexico State University received a grant from the United States Department of Energy to continue its research into solar energy.

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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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