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3:23 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

BLM Seeking Public Comment on Otero Mesa

Las Cruces, NM – BLM rejects Gov's plan and opens new comment period for future of Otero Mesa.

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2:44 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

Province Gets Nod to Run MMC

Las Cruces, NM – The New Mexico Board of Finance has decided to approve Province Healthcare's lease to operate Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces.

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12:15 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

Draft economic development plan presented to Las Cruces city council

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces city councilors heard a draft economic development plan today (May 24, 2004) that aims to increase salaries and create new jobs, but that does not provide new or extra funds. Bob Mitchell has this report...

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9:33 am
Mon May 17, 2004

Enviro group sues Fish and Wildlife Svc for withholding info

Las Cruces, NM – An environmental group opposed to oil and gas drilling on Otero Mesa has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for withholding information. As KRWG's Katie Goetz reports, the suit follows an unfulfilled request for access to documents between agencies.

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9:48 am
Sat May 15, 2004

State programs for hearing-impaired rely on technology

Las Cruces, NM – With the help of technology, New Mexico's hearing-impaired citizens can now communicate with hearing people, both over the telephone and online.

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10:31 am
Wed May 12, 2004

AG Says Richardson On Wrong Side Of Constitution

NM AG Patrica Madrid

Las Cruces, NM – Attorney General Patricia Madrid ruled that Governor Richardson can not use forced letters of resignation to remove University Regents.

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11:03 am
Thu May 6, 2004

BLM, KRWG-TV and NMSU present antenna plan to more than 120 people in night forum.

Las Cruces, NM – More than 120 people attended a public meeting last night (Wednesday, May 5, 2004) to hear about a proposed plan to build a new T.V. tower on "A" Mountain. Bob Mitchell was there and files this report...

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1:50 pm
Tue May 4, 2004

New Mexico MVD Cracks Down on Uninsured Vehicles

Las Cruces, NM – This week marks the first set of suspensions put in place- it's the first time the MVD has used this measure. Penny Rae talks to Ken Ortiz, manager of the insurance compliance section of the MVD.

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1:34 pm
Tue May 4, 2004

Unanimous approval for MMC lease to go to Province

Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Commissioners and Las Cruces City Councilors unanimously approved a 40-year lease of Memorial Medical Center to go to Province Healthcare Corp., based in Tennessee.

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3:48 pm
Wed April 28, 2004

Border Images Though The Eyes Of Luz Calvo

Las Cruces, NM – Host Greg Bloom interviews Asst. Prof. Ohio State University Luz Calvo who wrote Let Me Stay I Wanna Watch. They discuss artist Alma Lopez and consider images of the U.S./Mexican border.

Cultural correspondent Emily Guerra interviews composer Manuel Gonzalez.

More on Calvo:
http://www.csupomona.edu/~plin/ews410/virgin_guadalupe.html

 

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1:32 pm
Wed April 28, 2004

Fear and Uploading In New Mexico. High Tech Impact: SMART Borders

Las Cruces, NM – Vision host Greg Bloom interviews NMSU Govt. Prof. Jason Ackleson. They discuss the role and limits of technology on the border to support trade and fight terrorism.

Cultural correspondent Emily Guerra interviews New Mexico State University ENLACE coordinator Cristobal Rodriguez on efforts to increase Latino graduation rates.

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1:04 pm
Wed April 28, 2004

Apache Women and Apache Traditions In The Southwest

On the Bloody Road to Jesus: Christianity and the Chiricahua Apaches

Las Cruces, NM – Vision host Greg Bloom interviews Apache edler Kathleen Kanseah and Henrietta Stockel author of On the Bloody Road to Jesus. They discuss Apache tradition in the Southwest.
Cultural correspondent Emily Guerra interviews author of The Ancestors' Fire Karena Cuilty Oberman.

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12:58 pm
Mon April 26, 2004

NM-02: Polls Pushing Camps To Clash By The Numbers

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12:17 pm
Mon April 26, 2004

Special city council work session addresses deal between Province Healthcare and Memorial Medical Center.

Las Cruces, NM – Concerns about Province Healthcare Corporation taking over Memorial Medical Center were voiced at a Las Cruces city council work session this afternoon. With the help of a local attorney, the consultant working with the city and Dona Ana County tried to clear up any misconceptions, mistruths or misunderstandings that have been floating around town. Bob Mitchell has this report...

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4:41 pm
Thu April 22, 2004

Specialty Crops Funds

Las Cruces, NM – NMDA is providing funds through one of its divisions to NM specialty crops growers.

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2:29 pm
Thu April 22, 2004

Paso del Norte Protest For Poor Continue

Juarez, Chihuahua – In the last six days roughly 125-thousand dollars have gone uncollected in tolls on the Mexican side of the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Chihuahua. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports protesters have peacefully overrun a port of entry to the Unites States .

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4:02 pm
Wed April 21, 2004

Enviros protest BLM's Otero Mesa plan, theatrically

Las Cruces, NM – Another protest was staged against the Bureau of Land Management's plan to supervise oil and gas drilling on Otero Mesa. As Katie Goetz reports, the protest morphed from theatrical production to civilized question-and-answer session.

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2:44 pm
Wed April 21, 2004

Domenici blasts Bush administration critics.

Las Cruces, NM – In a speech to the upper chamber of Congress today (Wednesday), U.S. Senator Pete Domenici chastised critics of the Bush administration for what Domenici calls "partisan attacks" in assessing the events of September 11, 2001. Bob Mitchell reports...

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12:35 pm
Tue April 20, 2004

Spring Has Sprung: Allergies In Southwest Worsen

Las Cruces, NM – With what feels to be a late spring in the Mesilla Valley the sounds of birds chirping is frequently accompanied by the sound of coughing and runny noses. Reporter Marco Grajeda has the story

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10:15 am
Tue April 20, 2004

Memorial Day Water Outlook

Las Cruces, NM – Penny Rae takes a look at expected conditions.

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4:30 pm
Mon April 19, 2004

King Of The Cash? Not So Fast Says Steinborn.

Las Cruces, NM – The primary race between two Democrats wishing to face Republican Congressman Steve Pearce is becoming more defined as victories in ballot position and fundraising are declared. KRWG's Michael Olson has more on how Gary King and Jeff Steinborn are casting themselves in the race for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District

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3:02 pm
Mon April 19, 2004

NM-02 Democrat Primary Candidate Jeff Steinborn

Jeff Steinborn
via www.jeff4congress.org

Las Cruces, NM – Vision host Greg Bloom interviews former Bingaman field representative Jeff Steinborn on his bid to represent the citizens of New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

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9:14 am
Mon April 19, 2004

NM-02 Democrat Primary Candidate Gary King

Gary King
via www.garyking.org

Las Cruces, NM – Vision host Greg Bloom interviews former State Legislator Gary King on his bid to represent the citizens of New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

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9:27 am
Fri April 16, 2004

School of the Americas

Las Cruces, NM – Host Greg Bloom interviews the founder of School of America's Watch Father Ray Bougois. The two discuss current U.S. policy impacts on Latin America. Cultural correspondent Emily Guerra speaks with Shed No Tears author Ollie Morgan.

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4:34 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

NM Supreme Court considers 2 appearance-related changes

Las Cruces, NM – The glare from bright, shiny handcuffs in the courtoom may be dimmed if the New Mexico Supreme Court revises its rules. As Katie Goetz reports, the change - although not new - is based as much on psychology as practicality.

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2:24 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

Phelps-Dodge Sets $270 Aside for Eventual Mine Closure

Las Cruces, NM – The mine has been operated by P-D for about 35 years.The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. approved the company's plan for eventual restoration.

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1:41 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

Ad hoc committee chair says more public input needed.

Las Cruces, NM – Last year, N.M.S.U. Government Professor Lesley DeNardis met with city officials in an attempt to map out a strategic, long-range, comprehensive plan for the city. The brainstorming between DeNardis and city officials led to the formation of five separate ad hoc committees. One of the committee chairs, Mike Beckett, discusses his thoughts and frustrations with serving on such a committee.

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11:54 am
Wed April 14, 2004

After Caucuses NM Dem Leaders Get Behind Kerry

Las Cruces, NM – After supporting a handful of various presidential candidates during the caucuses New Mexico's Democratic leadership has lined up behind their presumed nominee John Kerry. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports that while a unified Democratic Party should make things easier for the Massachusetts Senator other significant challenges persist.

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10:44 am
Sat April 10, 2004

New Voters' Project

Las Cruces, NM – NEW MEXICO IS ONE OF THE STATES NARROWLY LOST BY PRESIDENT BUSH IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND NOW IT'S ONE OF THE STATES BEING TARGETED BY A GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO MOBILIZE ONE OF THE LARGEST POPULATIONS OF PROSPECTIVE VOTERS.

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1:53 pm
Fri April 9, 2004

NM's wolf recovery program changed...administratively

Las Cruces, NM – The battle surrounding the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program in the Southwest is decades old. As Katie Goetz reports, a recent change in paperwork has the pro-wolf community applauding, while another stakeholder is doubtful the news will produce any changes.

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