Local news and weather for Las Cruces, El Paso, Alamogordo, Silver City, Ruidoso, Anthony, Cloudcroft, Deming, Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, and all of Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas.

Las Cruces, NM – The state's Bureau of Land Management has proposed a plan to manage oil and gas drilling on Otero Mesa. Environmental groups are furious with the plan's implications, and they're not alone.

Las Cruces, NM – President Bush's guest worker proposal is raising many questions throughout the southwest. It is a relatively vague proposal overall. KRWG's Michael Olson had a recent conversation with NMSU Assistant Government Professor Jason Akleson to iron out some of the particulars

Las Cruces, NM – Improved fuel economy is the aim of ongoing research at Los Alamos National Labs. Katie Goetz examines the technology that could soon help satisfy the growing desire for more fuel-efficient cars.

Las Cruces, NM –
The NM Dept. of Labor says it's expecting 2004 to be similar to last year in terms of job growth- slow but steady.

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Las Cruces, NM – A fight at Mayfield on the 17th had parents worried and the school on lockdown. One student was sent to Thomason Hospital in El Paso and a staff member was also sent injured.

Las Cruces, NM – A press conference was held at Roberto's Restaurant to make the news public.

Las Cruces, NM – A show that looks at the different holiday traditions in the area.

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Las Cruces, NM – Plans for a new state park are now in the works for the Mesilla Valley, but additional funds still remain a concern for a local environmentalist.

Las Cruces, NM – Farmers, ranchers, county extension agents, and others in New Mexico were able to get the latest on the war on agriterrorism.

Las Cruces, NM – The Las Cruces City Council had two decisions to make regarding a proposed convention center.

Las Cruces, NM – As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season continues, the pangs of hunger are felt by many throughout the world, and Las Cruces is no exception. Rebecca Renteria, the Executive Director of Casa de Peregrinos, discusses the many needs of her program.

Las Cruces, NM – Former labor organizer and photographer David Bacon discusses his work and new book "Children of NAFTA".

Las Cruces, NM – Greg Bloom talks with Jose Oranga, a 1969 graduate of NMSU who went on to work in the U.S Attorney General's Office during the Carter administration. He discusses his work with the NMSU Foundation and promotes his new book, "The Buena Vida Dilemma".

Las Cruces, NM – Beatrice Vera, Executive Director for the Rio Grande and Rio Basin Coalition, talks with Greg Bloom to discuss the diminishing Rio Grande River. Because the river is now better traveled by foot than by boat, Vera suggests how it can one day become viable again.

Las Cruces, NM – One Mesilla Valley farmer says the EQIP program has been a lifesaver in this past year of drought and rising prices of farming the land.

Las Cruces, NM – Closing what seems to be an educational gap between minority and non-minority students is the focus of a plan that will soon be pitched to the New Mexico legislature.

Las Cruces, NM – When Shirley Baca ran against incumbent Congressman Joe Skeen in 1996, Baca lost. She ran against him again two years later. She lost again, but got more votes the second time around. Shirley Baca now serves on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, but her memories of running against Skeen are still quite fresh.

Las Cruces, NM – Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish says changes to New Mexico's Medicaid system could be in store.

Las Cruces, NM – Rates of domestic violence are known to rise around the holidays. The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence is expecting to get more calls and reports as a result of a media campaign it's initiating with the Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Las Cruces, NM – The holidays are here again, and the Forest Service is in the spirit with Christmas tree permits now available.

Las Cruces, NM – What began five years ago as a search for rare, wild jaguars has transformed into a bi-national conservation effort.

Las Cruces, NM – Mothers Against Drunk Driving have started a campaign targeted at a new "at risk" group.

Las Cruces, NM – The conference will be Dec. 3. More information can be found at

Las Cruces, NM – Efforts to bring alcohol to campus prompted an NMSU public opinion class to gauge student responses.

Las Cruces, NM – An advocate for keeping Memorial Medical Center a "public" hospital says December is too soon for a decision on the matter.

Las Cruces, NM – Her father by the way is Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt. He is a Democrat running for president. Chrissy is an advocate for mental health. She spoke to April Padilla and her social policy class at New Mexico State University. April was pleased that Chrissy has taken on a significant role in the Gephardt for President Campaign.

Silver City, NM – People receiving oxygen from a Silver City hospital will now have to purchase it elsewhere.

Las Cruces, NM – The shower will be easier to see than last years', with a waning moon that night. NMSU astronomer Kurt Anderson talks about the best places to view the shower and exactly where it will be in the night sky.

Las Cruces, NM – According to the State Economic Secretary, there is hope for Excell employees in Las Cruces.