Las Cruces – A prayer vigil was held for the 20-year-old New Mexico State University student that was found dead after a night of partying in Juarez. KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky shows the degree to which she will be missed.
Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University Department Head Frank Thayer received a call that his esteemed colleague Doctor Steve Pasternack had died. NMSU now mourns the loss of a great scholar, journalist and friend. KRWG's Michael Olson examines Pasternack's commitment to journalism and democracy.
Las Cruces, NM – A decision on Friday (June 11, 2004) by the New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents to appoint Senate Majority Leader Manny Aragon as that university's next president is eliciting mixed local reactions. Bob Mitchell reports.
Las Cruces, NM – Border Patrol investigates death of Mexican teen fifteen miles outside of Columbus, New Mexico. The boy and two older brothers apparently made arrangements to be smuggled into the U.S. leaving their home town of Puebla, Mexico.
Las Cruces, NM – Host Greg Bloom interviews Desert Exposure's David A. Fryxell on his "Range War" article about rancher Kit Laney and wise-use groups. Read the PDF version of the article: http://home.earthlink.net/~dfryxell/dexsite/laney.pdf.
Las Cruces, NM – Heightened security concerns along New Mexico's international border with Chihuahua has prompted varied responses from New Mexico's Senators. The massive federal debt is adding fuel to divergent approaches.
By Host Greg Bloom, Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra, and Producer Michael Olson
Las Cruces, NM – Host Greg Bloom interviews U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier on regional migration trends and arrest rates. Mosier, who has been with the agency for 16 years, says he's seeing an increase in illegal traffic on the New Mexico/Chihuahua border. Vision cultural correspondent Emily Guerra explores the world of Nopales.
Las Cruces, NM – A prescribed burn on the Gila National Forest has some homeowners fuming, not only because of the burn, but also because of the way it has (or hasn't) been publicized. Bob Mitchell reports.
Las Cruces, NM – At the opening of his Las Cruces campaign headquarters, incumbent Steve Pearce says he isn't running unopposed so he is "running scared" against Democrat nominee Gary King. Pearce has raised over one-million dollars this puts King, who recently wrapped up a primary campaign, at a major disadvantage
Las Cruces, NM – Democrat Gary King says he is ready to take on incumbent Republican Steve Pearce in the Second District Congressional race. King who beat Jeff Steinborn in yesterday's primary election has an uphill battle against Pearce. That long, and some say unlikely trek to beat Pearce is off to an easier start. On Tuesday night Steinborn gave his opponent unequivocal support.
Las Cruces, NM – The race for Dona Ana County commissioner, District Two, has tightened up. The incumbent has now dropped to third place with the county clerk waiting for the results from one more precinct. Bob Mitchell reports.
Las Cruces, NM – On June first at 7:00am polling locations will be open throughout the state. In Southern New Mexico the highest profile race belongs to the Democrats. This election will determine who will face Freshman Republican Congressman Steve Pearce in November. KRWG's Michael Olson reports on the final moments of the Gary King and Jeff Steinborn primary campaigns.
Las Cruces, NM – Nearly 200 people crowded into the First Christian Church in Las Cruces Wednesday night (May 26, 2004) to hear about the hardships gays and lesbians face when they don't have legal protection for their families, jobs or homes. Bob Mitchell reports.