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11:30 am
Tue August 17, 2004

Casino Proposed For Mesilla Valley

Las Cruces, NM – Jemez Pueblo has proposed the development of a casino outside of their reservation, situated at the Mesilla Valley in Dona Ana County. As Marco Grajeda reports critics are betting they can stop the casino from being built.

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4:34 pm
Mon August 16, 2004

MMC Switches Hands Again

Las Cruces – Memorial Medical Center's parent company, Province, has been purchased for two-thirds more than its market value. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports that Dona Ana County Commissioners are pleased with the new owners.

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12:10 pm
Mon August 16, 2004

Residents Asked To Evacuate Homes

Las Cruces, NM – Some residents of Southern New Mexico are being asked to evacuate their homes due to substantial rain accumulation. As Marco Grajeda reports the local branch of the Red Cross is offering aid to residents.

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2:05 pm
Fri August 13, 2004

Governors Talk About Regional Water Problems

Las Cruces – International officials met at the Border Governor's Conference in Santa Fe to work together to solve regional water problems. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports that panelists emphasized the importance of keeping the lines of communication open in all states.

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9:51 am
Thu August 12, 2004

Lead Levels High At NMSU Apartments

Las Cruces – Lead Concentration levels at an apartment complex at New Mexico State University were found to be above EPA's action level. As Marco Grajeda reports officials at the University are not taking this lightly.

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2:35 pm
Wed August 11, 2004

Pols Seeking High Return On NM Economy

Las Cruces, NM – President Bush visited Albuquerque 10/11/04 with Arizona Senator John McCain. They addressed supporters at a rally and focused in part on New Mexico's strong economy. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports both parties are trying to claim the fruits of New Mexico's positive numbers. Economists say partisans are dumbing-down an issue that political leaders have little control over.

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12:47 pm
Wed August 11, 2004

Lanfill Will Double Search Efforts

Las Cruces – Camino Real administrators agreed to double their efforts to stop the flow of hazardous material into the landfill. As Marco Grajeda reports the district manager says their main focus will be on educating the community.

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3:15 pm
Tue August 10, 2004

Revitalization Plans At Burn Lake Continue

Las Cruces, NM – Burn Lake is temporarily closed awaiting results from an investigation attempting to determine what killed fourteen water birds at the lake. As Marco Grajeda reports plans to revitilize the lake remain underway.

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11:55 am
Tue August 10, 2004

International Governors Join Together to Help Combat Crime

Las Cruces – Governors from both the U.S. and Mexico have joined forces with New Mexico State Police officers to improve communication about criminal activity on the border. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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10:35 am
Tue August 10, 2004

Mother arrested in baby's death

Las Cruces, NM – The mother of 15-month-old Uriah Ordonez was arrested this morning (Tuesday, August 10, 2004) in Rio Rancho. Bob Mitchell has this report.

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2:00 pm
Fri August 6, 2004

Richardson Names Declares Farm and Ranch King Territory

Las Cruces, NM – The name of former New Mexico Governor Bruce King is now etched in a cultural cornerstone of Dona Ana County. KRWG's Michael Olson reports that the timing of the renaming of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum is generating some animosity from Governor Richardson's detractors.

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1:53 pm
Fri August 6, 2004

NM-02: Pearce King Race Off To A Whisper

Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexico's biggest electoral race is off to a muted start. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports themes of the 2nd Congressional race became more pronounced at a small forum yesterday in Alamogordo.

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10:24 am
Fri August 6, 2004

Summer Gas Prices Decline

Las Cruces – Gas prices in New Mexico are slowly dropping both statewide and nationwide for the third week in a row. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports.

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9:03 am
Thu August 5, 2004

Some Students Are Getting a Longer Summer

Las Cruces – Students at Las Cruces High School will be starting two days later than other schools in the district due to a construction conflict. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

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4:18 pm
Wed August 4, 2004

New Screenings to Detect Mad Cow Disease

Las Cruces – New procedures for detecting Mad Cow disease have been sent down from the U.S. Agriculture Department. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains how New Mexico may be affected.

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11:54 am
Wed August 4, 2004

Money Withheld From Sunland Park

Las Cruces, NM – The State Government decided to withhold money from the City of Sunland Park intended for developement projects. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports the Mayor of Sunland Park views this as retaliation stemming from a democratic decision by the City Council.

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9:09 am
Wed August 4, 2004

State Inspectors At Sunland Park Landfill

Las Cruces, NM – The Governor ordered inspectors from the State Environment Department to search through waste coming in to the Camino Real landfill in search of hazardous material. As Marco Grajeda reports the Department Manager for the landfill is confident they are only being used as an example to other landfills.

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9:03 am
Wed August 4, 2004

City Pays Newspaper's Legal Fees

Las Cruces – The Las Cruces City Council has voted to pay the Las Cruces Sun-News for its legal fees. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains why.

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12:53 pm
Mon August 2, 2004

Infant Dies in Abuse Case

Las Cruces – Police are investigating the death of 15-month-old Uriah Vasquez who died as a result of child abuse. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

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7:42 pm
Sat July 31, 2004

Vision: Population, Pollution, Water, and Crime: Growth in the Borderland

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University Economics Professor Chris Ericson talks with Vision about urban growth and its environmental impacts on the border region. El Tratado De La Mesilla Committee Chair Chris Alexander speaks with Emily Guerra about the Gadsden Purchase and its effects on the border region 150 years after its ratification.

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10:26 am
Fri July 30, 2004

Bus Shelters Recovered After 10 Years

Las Cruces – Numerous bus stop shelters were found in a storage space at Apodaca Park. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky explains what the city is going to do with them.

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4:23 pm
Thu July 29, 2004

Crime can be reduced if people are not hungry. (Part 2)

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces policewoman says, when children are not hungry, the crime rate can go down. Bob Mitchell reports in this second part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.

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3:07 pm
Thu July 29, 2004

Terror Threat in N.M.

Las Cruces – The F.B.I. has put local law enforcement on a terror watch. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has the details.

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2:47 pm
Thu July 29, 2004

Several factors contribute to the elderly not getting adequate nutrition. (Part 3)

Las Cruces, NM – In February 2003, the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University published a report in which researchers found that several factors contribute to the problem of the elderly in the U.S. not getting adequate nutrition. The high cost of health care, a lack of resources, social isolation and the inability to acquire, prepare or eat food without assistance are some of the factors. Bob Mitchell has this third part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.

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11:51 am
Thu July 29, 2004

What happens to people who cannot make it to social service agencies for their food? (Part 4)

Las Cruces, NM – A variety of social services exists throughout Dona Ana County for people who need food, but oftentimes, the person in need of food cannot physically make it to these agencies. What happens then? Bob Mitchell examines that question in this fourth part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.

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11:09 am
Thu July 29, 2004

Hunger is a year-round problem in Dona Ana County (Part 1)

Las Cruces, NM – Hunger is a problem that gets attention over the holidays, but that exists all year long. In this first part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County, Bob Mitchell looks at the hungry - and the poor.

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9:02 am
Thu July 29, 2004

A Las Cruces man is leading the charge to ensure that the people who live in colonias do not go hungry. (Part 5)

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County has 38 colonias - more colonias than any other county in New Mexico. Besides not having water or wastewater systems, paved and lighted roadways, adequate housing, adequate transportation and parks, many of the residents also don't have enough to eat. In this final segment of a series about hunger in Dona Ana County, Bob Mitchell reports on a man who frequently volunteers his time to take food to the residents of colonias.

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9:45 am
Wed July 28, 2004

New Pipeline May Come to New Mexico

Las Cruces – New Mexico may commit a massive amount of state dollars to fund a pipeline carrying natural gas around the state. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky has more.

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4:48 pm
Tue July 27, 2004

DNC Diary: Delegate Emma Ortiz--Entry One

Boston, MA – NEW MEXICO'S DELEGATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN BOSTON IS GETTING A-LIST TREATMENT. THANKS TO CONVENTION CHAIR GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON THE NEW MEXICO DELEGATION IS SEATED BETWEEN SENATOR KERRY'S HOMESTATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND SENATOR EDWARD'S NORTH CAROLINA. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON BRINGS US A SERIES OF DELEGATE DIARAIES THAT WILL FOLLOW THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO FIRST TIME DELEGATES. THIS SECOND INSTALLMENT COMES FROM EMMA JOHNSON-ORTIZ

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4:07 pm
Tue July 27, 2004

DNC: Delegate Diary--Joshua Davis--Entry One

Boston, MA – NEW MEXICO'S DELEGATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN BOSTON IS GETTING A-LIST TREATMENT. THANKS TO CONVENTION CHAIR GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON THE NEW MEXICO DELEGATION IS SEATED BETWEEN SENATOR KERRY'S HOMESTATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND SENATOR EDWARD'S STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON BRINGS US A SERIES OF DELEGATE DIARAIES THAT WILL FOLLOW THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO FIRST TIME DELEGATES. THIS FIRST INSTALLMENT COMES FROM NEW MEXICO'S YOUNGEST DELEGATE JOSHUA DAVIS.

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