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4:20 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Udall Applauds Interior Secretary Nomination

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Congressman Tom Udall on Wednesday applauded President-elect Barack Obama's decision to nominate U.S. Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado as Secretary of the Interior.

In a press release, Udall commented on the importance of the Interior Secretary's role. He says the position has the key responsibility of protecting America's natural inheritance and to honor the commitments the nation has made to Native American tribes.

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4:08 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Holiday Closures

Las Cruces, NM – On Wednesday, Dona Ana County Officials announced the upcoming holiday closures at the government offices. Most of the county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 25th and 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Dona Ana County Employees will also be off Thursday, January 1st. According to county officials, emergency and law enforcement personnel on the field will not have the days off--however, the Sheriff's Department offices will be closed during the holidays.

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12:50 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Joint Doctoral Program Planned for NMSU

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University is working with a school south of the border to create a new joint-doctoral program.

NMSU's College of Engineering and the University of
Chihuahua have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a
joint-doctoral program in civil engineering.

The University approached NMSU this year seeking a means to bring advanced civil engineering programs into their curriculum.

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9:29 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Sierra Club Opens New Las Cruces Office

Las Cruces, NM – Last night the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club opened their new office in Las Cruces on the downtown mall. KRWG's Evan Woodward attended the opening, and has this report.

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6:36 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Water Resources Conference

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University is looking beyond the border to find
answers to one of the scarcest resources of the arid Southwest - water.

In January .experts from around the United States, Mexico and Israel will discuss similarities and problems of the Rio Grande and Jordan River basins.

The Rio Grande provides water for Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico.

The Jordan River supplies water in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

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6:35 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Spaceport America Granted FAA Launch License

Las Cruces, NM – Monday the Federal Aviation Administration granted the New Mexico Spaceport Authority their launch license for Spaceport America. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the FAA granted the license after issuing their final decision on the environmental impact statement for the project.

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5:13 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Las Cruces Man Arrested for Stealing from Parked Car

Las Cruces, NM – Las Cruces Police officers recently arrested a man who was seen taking a purse from car left idling outside an area gas station. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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9:09 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Texas Group Requests Increased Funding for Ports of Entry

Las Cruces, NM – The Texas Border Coalition recently sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama requesting a multi-billion dollar investment in the nation's ports of entry. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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9:02 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Holiday Blues may be Deadly for Many People

Las Cruces, NM – The holiday season is typically a time for gathering with family and friends to share in the happiness of the holidays. However, a local-telephone-crisis-hotline coordinator says many New Mexicans feel depressed during the holiday season which may lead to suicide. KRWG's Sarina Turnbull has this report.

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6:35 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Designing Better Physical Education Programs

Las Cruces – Some work at New Mexico State University is helping design more effective physical education programs across the globe.

Kimberly Oliver is an associate professor in NMSU's College of Education .
Oliver studied the barriers keeping girls in Las Cruces elementary schools from participating in physical activity .and worked with them to help OVERCOME those obstacles.

But the impact of Oliver's work has gone far beyond New Mexico .in fact, it's travelled across the Atlantic.

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6:33 am
Mon December 15, 2008

NMSU Program Fights Crop Damage

Las Cruces – Some training at New Mexico State University is designed to fight crop damage ..

Insects and diseases are responsible for big economic losses
every year in New Mexico and across the Southwest.

Now, thanks to a series of first detector training courses hosted by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service ..there's a small army of people trained to spot outbreaks sooner - often before they get out of hand.

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6:01 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Domenici Holds Final 'Access' Radio Show

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's Senior United States Senator Pete Domenici held his final conference call with broadcast journalists around the state this morning. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the retiring Republican Senator offered his thoughts on the failed auto industry bailout, and had some choice words for the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush.

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5:56 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Bingaman Picked to lead Health Care Reform Group on Insurance Coverage

Las Cruces, NM – Today Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, announced that New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman will lead the committee's health care reform group on insurance coverage. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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7:08 am
Sat December 13, 2008

Impact of 'Glass Ceiling' Brunch Discussed at NMSU Regents Meeting

Las Cruces, NM – Yesterday the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University held their final meeting of the year. Though it was not on the agenda, the issue of the failed search for a permanent university president was brought up a number of times. KRWG's Evan Woodward reports.

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7:39 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Bingaman and Domenici Vote to Consider Auto Bailout Bill

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's United States Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman both voted in favor of considering a rescue package for the country's big three automakers which was rejected yesterday. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:35 am
Fri December 12, 2008

NMSU Commencement Ceremony Tomorrow

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University's commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow morning at the Pan-American center. As Krwg's Fernando Zamarron reports, hundreds of graduating students and New Mexico United States Senator Jeff Bingaman will be honored at the event.

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12:53 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Southern New Mexicans will Develop Agro-Security Plan

Las Cruces, NM – Several southern New Mexico counties will go through training early next year to be better prepared to deal with an agricultural emergency. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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5:55 am
Thu December 11, 2008

NMSU Faculty Senate Weighs in on Presidential Search

Las Cruces, NM – Late last week the New Mexico State University Faculty Senate approved an emergency memorial concerning the search for a permanent president at NMSU. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, it calls for voting members of the Board of Regents to abstain from serving on a new search committee; and requests that NMSU policy be waived for Interim President Dr. Waded Cruzado, so she can be considered for the permanent position.

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5:53 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Pearce, Wilson Oppose Auto bailout while Udall Votes in Favor

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico's United States Representatives split along party lines Wednesday while voting on a rescue package for the country's big three automakers. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has this report.

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8:44 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Local Authors Revive Legend of Victorio Peak

Las Cruces, NM – If you've lived in southern New Mexico or west Texas for a while you've probably heard the legend involving Victorio Peak located in a remote part of northern Dona Ana County. Legend says it contains a treasure including gold bars. That tale has inspired a new book co-authored by a well known NMSU writer and an author who grew up in El Paso. KRWG's Gary Worth reports on their work a fresh look at an old story that just never seems to die.

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7:39 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Woman Faces Charges for Leaving Toddlers Home Alone

Las Cruces, NM – A Las Cruces woman was arrested Tuesday after she left her three young children at home alone for thirty minutes. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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6:59 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Denish Announces Transition Team

Las Cruces, NM – Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish announced her transition team today; she will take over Governor Richardson's post after he departs for Washington. KRWG's Evan Woodward has the details.

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6:55 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Potential Homicide Victim in Grant County Yet to be Identified

Las Cruces, NM – The victim of an apparent homicide in Grant County has still not been identified by authorities. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the Sheriff's Department is asking the public for information to aid in their investigation.

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7:46 am
Tue December 9, 2008

New Mexico is Near the Bottom in Unemployment

Las Cruces, NM – The number of New Mexicans without a job has increased in recent months. According to the latest report about 41 thousand people are unemployed, but the state is still in a much better position than the national average. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:41 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Sprinkler System Saves Las Cruces Apartments

Las Cruces, NM – A sprinkler system proved to be a good investment for the owner of a Las Cruces apartment complex. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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12:16 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Groups Encourage Better Understanding of Cultural Differences for Domestic Violence

Las Cruces, NM – The domestic violence shelter, La Casa and New Mexico State University's School of Social Services are teaming up to promote nation-wide awareness of domestic violence in Hispanic populations. KRWG's Fernando Zamarr n has this report.

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7:43 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Pay Raises are not Welcomed by Many New Mexicans

Las Cruces, NM – A pay raise should be welcomed with a smile, especially nowadays with the cost of living going up across the country. However, for many families a slight salary increase could prove more costly than beneficial. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has more.

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7:00 am
Mon December 8, 2008

State Lawmakers work to Balance Budget

Las Cruces, NM – State lawmakers are in Santa Fe this week considering a number of ideas to help deal with a larger than expected revenue shortfall for the 2009 and 2010 budget years. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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6:58 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Reward for Thanksgiving Day Burglary

Las Cruces, NM – A six thousand dollar reward is being offered for information about a Thanksgiving Day burglary at a local greenhouse. KRWG's Marco Grajeda has the details.

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