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5:12 pm
Mon September 7, 2009

KRWG Businesswatch

Las Cruces – Every Monday at 7:51am, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Sun News Business Editor Brook Stockberger.

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1:49 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Texas Buried By Food Stamp Applications

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1:48 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Incorporation Effort Goes Online

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1:46 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Deming Hospital Seeks Lawsuit Dismissal

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11:21 am
Sun September 6, 2009

Santa Fe Celebrates 400 Years

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11:20 am
Sun September 6, 2009

Drug War Arrest

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2:19 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Richardson At Border Conference

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2:16 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Las Cruces Gets Energy Grant

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2:09 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

NMSU Studying Space Weather

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2:08 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Music Delayed By Contract Talks

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5:43 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Harvest Wine Festival Celebrates Labor Day Weekend

Las Cruces, NM – Southern New Mexicans will have a lot of choices this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the holiday. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera previews one event .the New Mexico Harvest Wine Festival

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11:01 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Holder Not Speaking About Richardson Case

New Mexico – Attorney General Eric Holder avoided reporters seeking comment about his agency's decision not to bring charges against Gov. Bill Richardson and former top aids in an alleged pay-to-play scheme.

Holder was in Albuquerque to give the keynote speech Thursday at the Hispanic National Bar Association's annual convention.

Organizers stationed reporters in an area opposite from where Holder spoke inside a hotel ballroom.

Afterward, he left without taking questions.

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11:00 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Border Communication for Police

El Paso – Mexico and the U.S. are creating a trans-border communications network that will help police on both sides fight crime and violence.

A U.S. State Department official says secure voice, data and video channels, costing about $7 million on the U.S. side, are expected to be online within three years. The Department of Homeland Security and Mexico's Secretary of Public Security are working out the details.

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10:58 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Las Cruces Plate Arrives

Las Cruces – The wait is over for Las Cruces residents.

They can now get a new license plate featuring a sunrise over the Organ Mountains.

State Taxation and Revenue Secretary Rick Homans says the plate is a great opportunity to showcase a beautiful city with a storied history.

The Las Cruces plate marks the first time the Motor Vehicle Division has issued a license plate named for a city.

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10:56 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Environmental Clean-up

New Mexico – The state Environment Department will take the lead in cleaning up a petroleum contaminated area that has hampered construction plans for a new judicial complex for Santa Fe County.

The department and the county drilled test wells after the courthouse site was excavated. The wells revealed the extent of the contamination, which resulted in part from leaking underground storage tanks from former gas stations in the area.

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10:53 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Chile Week in NM

Las Cruces – Gov. Bill Richardson has recognized the state's long-held chile tradition by proclaiming the week of Sept. 5-12 as New Mexico Native Chile Week.

Richardson says the announcement will help educate consumers about the varieties of chile grown in the state.

He says it will also pay tribute to the state's chile growers and farmers.

The proclamation highlights the development of modern commercial chile varieties from native chile plants through research by New Mexico State University.

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5:16 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Organization Announces Free Mammograms

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University "Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink" organizers announce that for the second year in a row mammograms will be made available to women at no charge. As KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports, the services are part of a campaign that kicks off at the September 12th NMSU football game.

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3:43 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Las Cruces Public School Construction Projects Continue

Las Cruces, NM – Work on major construction projects continues at Las Cruces Public Schools.
As KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports, several schools throughout the city are getting upgrades and improvements.

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10:34 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Infection Prevention Funds

New Mexico – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $1.5 million to New Mexico to prevent healthcare-associated infections.

Gov. Bill Richardson said the funding will help the state expand its work to reduce infections in hospitals around the state.

Richardson signed legislation earlier this year to create a permanent Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee. The committee recently completed a pilot project with six hospitals in Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Farmington and Las Cruces.

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10:33 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Federal Funds For Airports

New Mexico – The state of New Mexico and airports in Carlsbad and Silver City are getting federal funds to make improvements to their facilities and runways.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced the money from the U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday. He said transportation infrastructure is crucial to attracting businesses and jobs to New Mexico.

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7:24 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Brings the Hatch Chile Festival

Las Cruces, NM – This Labor Day weekend brings the Annual Hatch Chile Festival. KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich has more on the two day celebration of New Mexico's most famous crop.

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6:01 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Rally for Health Care Reform Being Held in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – The political action committee, MoveOn, and several other civic groups are hosting a vigil tonight to support health care reform. KRWG's Melissa Aguilera reports.

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5:00 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

New Las Cruces City Hall Nearly Complete

Las Cruces, NM – The new Las Cruces City hall is nearly complete, but as KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports it won't open until at least the beginning of next year.

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10:28 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Schools Spared in Budget Proposal

New Mexico – Gov. Bill Richardson proposes to use $135 million in short-term bond proceeds for government operations to help plug a budget deficit.

The proposal is part of $444 million deficit reduction plan the governor outlined Tuesday to a group of legislators. The meeting was to prepare for a special legislative session, which likely will be held next month.

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10:27 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Cleaning Up the Rio Grande

New Mexico – New Mexico's largest water utility has announced a plan aimed at keeping pharmaceuticals out of the state's longest water way, the Rio Grande.

The announcement by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority follows a recent discovery of caffeine in the river, where Albuquerque draws its drinking water.

While it was only a trace amount, the water authority said it wanted to step up testing of both raw and treated water to determine the amount of pharmaceuticals in the water.

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10:26 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Court Upholds Utility Increase

New Mexico – The state Supreme Court has upheld a $34 million electric rate increase for New Mexico's largest utility.

The Public Regulation Commission granted the increase for Public Service Company of New Mexico last year, but the utility appealed the order.

The utility requested a $77 million rate increase and objected that regulators had rejected costs for reclamation of coal mine sites near power plants.

The court ruled Tuesday the rate decision was reasonable.

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10:20 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Domestic Violence Prevention Funds

New Mexico – The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence has been awarded $516,204 in a U.S. Department of Justice grant aimed at combating domestic violence.

The Albuquerque nonprofit, known as Alianza, will use the funding to provide training and technical assistance to domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.

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10:18 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Las Cruces to El Paso Line

Las Cruces – Fred Brown of Las Cruces read a book and took a nap during his morning commute.

And he got to work on time.

Brown works at Wells Fargo Bank in downtown El Paso, Texas. He was among the first Las Cruces residents to try the New Mexico Park-and-Ride program that started commuter bus service Tuesday between Las Cruces and El Paso.

Brown says he expects to save about $90 a month in gasoline and parking costs.

As the service started, the number of commuters on the bus was small -- only a handful of riders.

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5:33 pm
Tue September 1, 2009

U.S Secretary of Energy Speaks at NMSU Energy Conference

Las Cruces, NM – At an energy conference at New Mexico State University this week, U.S Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu said a new industrial revolution is needed for America. KRWG's Vanessa Dabovich reports

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3:19 pm
Tue September 1, 2009

Dona Ana County Scam Alert

Las Cruces – Dona Ana County is warning property owners about a scam.

The county says .at least a dozen property owners have reported receiving letters from a company calling itself National Deed Service, Incorporated.

Each letter offers a certified copy of the property-owner's deed as recorded at the county clerk's office for a fee of $59.50.

The Dona Ana County Clerk's Office says .the letter is a scam, and any property owner who wants a certified copy of a deed can get one from the clerk's office for two dollars.

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