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9:21 am
Wed February 25, 2009

NM Gets Additional CDBG Funds

Las Cruces, NM – The City of Las Cruces will get close to three-hundred thousand dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, for enhancements to low and moderate income neighborhoods. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, the funding was included in the recently signed stimulus bill.

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6:40 am
Wed February 25, 2009

Senate Will Debate Bill to Give Representation to the District of Columbia

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Senate voted 62 to 34 yesterday to debate a bill which would give the District of Columbia representation in the House of Representatives. KRWG's Evan Woodward spoke with New Mexico's Senior Senator, Jeff Bingaman about the bill.

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8:22 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Commuter Train May Connect EP with LC

Las Cruces, NM – The thousands of people, who commute daily between El Paso and Las Cruces, may get a new mode of public transportation in the near future. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, transportation officials are considering the possibility of connecting the two cities with a commuter rail system.

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7:14 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Humane Society of Southern New Mexico to Donate $5,000 to Spay Neuter Action Program

Las Cruces, NM – The Humane Society of Southern New Mexico will donate $5,000 this morning to the Dona Ana County Spay and Neuter Action Program, or SNAP. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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7:10 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers Looking for Help in Solving Massive Pecan Theft

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those involved in a late December theft of more than 5 tons of pecans, near Hatch. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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6:37 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Mayor Miyagishima Talks Economy During State of the City Address

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima delivered the State of the City Address this afternoon at City Hall. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, during his second address the Mayor focused on the economic challenges facing Las Cruces.

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5:45 am
Tue February 24, 2009

MPO Asks For Opinions Regarding Public Transportation

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a series of open house meetings, this week and early next month, to discuss the region's long-term transportation plans. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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7:35 am
Mon February 23, 2009

Tour of the Gila Organizers Feel the Love

Las Cruces, NM – This year's Tour of the Gila bike race will NOT be canceled after all, thanks to an outpouring of support from cyclists, businesses and community members. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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2:40 am
Mon February 23, 2009

Spaceport America Monthly Directors Briefing

Las Cruces, NM – Last week the Executive Director of Spaceport America, Steve Landeene stopped by the KRWG-FM studios to speak with Evan Woodward about the latest developments in the Spaceport America project.

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2:26 am
Mon February 23, 2009

Las Cruces Clinic Treats Patients for Free

Las Cruces, NM –
Free healthcare might sound foreign, to many Americans, but a Las Cruces clinic welcomes several people each week without charging them a penny. Thanks to state, local, and private funding, the Saint Luke's Healthcare Clinic provides free, life-saving services to anyone seeking medical attention.
KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n has this report.

Visit the Community of Hope Web-Site @
Mesilla Valley Community Of Hope

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2:26 am
Mon February 23, 2009

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Sweeten Las Cruces

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Las Cruces, NM – The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a young African-American string band performing at the Rio Grande Theater in Las Cruces this week. The band is visiting the region as part Cultural Series organized by the Associated Students of New Mexico State University. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports on the musicians, who describe their sound as old-time music.

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8:01 am
Fri February 20, 2009

Two Bills Introduced by Representative Jeff Steinborne Clear Committee

Las Cruces, NM – Two bills introduced by Democratic Representative Jeff Steinborne of Las Cruces, aimed at strengthening procedures and increasing transparency at the State Land Office passed unanimously through the House Health and Governmental Affairs Committee Thursday. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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7:58 am
Fri February 20, 2009

Federal Assistance Will go to Laid-Off Chino Mine Workers in Grant County

Las Cruces, NM – The United States Department of Labor announced earlier this week that the 600 workers who were laid off from the Chino Mine in Grant County are eligible to receive federal assistance. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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3:10 am
Fri February 20, 2009

New Mexicans may get help financing Solar Equipment

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State Representative Brian Egolf proposed House Bill 572 earlier this week to help New Mexicans cover the cost of installing solar equipment on their homes.

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12:21 am
Fri February 20, 2009

New Mexico's Economy is OK For Now

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico is expected to receive more than one billion dollars from the Stimulus Plan aimed at jump starting the national economy. The plan signed earlier this week will cover the cost of numerous projects and return more money to taxpayers. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, an economics professor at New Mexico State University says the funding comes at a very good time.

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12:17 am
Fri February 20, 2009

New Mexico Taxpayers Not Claiming Earned Income Tax Credit

Las Cruces, NM – Each year, many low-to-moderate income New Mexicans fail to claim the Earned Income Tax credit when filing their return, according to Internal Revenue Service. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, these workers may be missing out on thousands of dollars from the federal government.

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8:00 am
Thu February 19, 2009

Crime Stoppers Looking for Help in Finding Armed Robbers

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is looking for help in finding two suspects involved in an armed robbery Sunday night at Ruby Tuesdays restaurant. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the group is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the two men involved.

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7:59 am
Thu February 19, 2009

Las Cruces Public Schools Receives $600,000 for Family Literacy Program

Las Cruces, NM – This morning Toyota Motor Company, Las Cruces Public Schools and the National Center for Family Literacy will announce a new program intended to boost the literacy of Hispanic and other immigrant children and their parents. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

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2:02 am
Thu February 19, 2009

Historical House on NMSU's Las Cruces Campus

Las Cruces, NM – It's a red brick building on University Avenue that served as home sweet home to ten NMSU president Today, the historic home is known as Nason House and as KRWG's Gary worth reports, the last person to actually live in the home wants to make sure both the house and the memories of those who lived in it are preserved.

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10:11 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Las Cruces Forum Focuses on Economy

Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon, a group of New Mexico State University professors will discuss the economic climate of the state and the nation following the final approval of the stimulus package. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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9:03 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Tour of the Gila May Canceled This year

Las Cruces, NM – Grant County is still hurting financially from recent job cuts at the area's largest employer Freeport-McMoran. Now, the region could see a substantial dip in tourism dollars if a popular bicycle race is canceled this year. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda, organizers of the annual Tour of the Gila may be forced to cancel the event because of insufficient funding related to the struggling economy.

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8:55 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Full State Senate Expected to Vote on Domestic Partnership Bill by Week's End

Las Cruces, NM – After a strange turn of events the full State Senate is expected to vote on a Domestic Partnership Bill by week's end. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the bill squeaked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, after a 6-5 vote.

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8:52 am
Wed February 18, 2009

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Applauds Signing of Stimulus Plan

Las Cruces, NM – Each member of New Mexico's Congressional delegation in Washington D.C. applauded President Barack Obama's signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act yesterday. KRWG's Evan Woodward has more.

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4:40 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Major honor for NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – A major honor for an observatory operated by New Mexico State University.

Researchers around the world are still looking to Apache Point Observatory (APO) for expertise when they publish out-of-this-world works.

The observatory operated by NMSU is located in the Sacramento Mountains, within the Lincoln National Forest.

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1:51 am
Wed February 18, 2009

City Council Votes on City License Plate

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday, Las Cruces City Councilors voted on the future placement of two lion statues at the new city hall and as KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports, they also chose a special license plate design for city residents.

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10:09 am
Tue February 17, 2009

Stimulus Package will Help Expedite Work on Rio Grande Levee System

Las Cruces, NM – More than two-hundred million dollars from the stimulus plan signed by President Barack Obama yesterday will go towards levee improvements along the Rio Grande. The International Boundary and Water Commission will oversee the improvements and as KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, a spokesperson says the funding will expedite construction while creating jobs.

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7:13 am
Tue February 17, 2009

Udall Introduces Bill to set the First Federal Renewable Energy Standards for Utilities

Las Cruces, NM – Last week New Mexico's Junior Senator, Democrat Tom Udall introduced a bill which would enact the first federal Renewable Electricity Standard, or R.E.S. into law. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the bill would require utilities to generate a quarter of their electricity from wind, solar, and other renewable sources by 2025.

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6:20 am
Tue February 17, 2009

$200K helicopter donated to NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – Northrup Grumman has donated a $200,000 Yamaha remote control helicopter to New Mexico State University's College of Engineering. The unmanned aircraft vehicle, or UAV, will be helpful for student training. UAVs are used in an increasingly diverse number of areas, including defense, farming, and gathering data during wildfires and other emergencies. Fred Martino spoke with Northrup Grumman's Vice President of Programs, Carl Johnson.

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5:17 am
Tue February 17, 2009

Senator Steve Fischmann Introduces Bill to Reform Tax Increment Development Districts

Las Cruces, NM – District 37 State Senator Steve Fischmann recently introduced a bill seeking to reform state policy on Tax Increment Development Districts, or TIDDs. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, Senate Bill 576 aims to create incentives for developers to bring in new businesses and economic activity to New Mexico.

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