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 – A 20-year-old NMSU student is missing after celebrating her birthday in Juarez Saturday night. As KRWG's Lindsey Bilovesky reports, accounts of the night are conflicting.

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:

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.

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 series of questionable moves by City Councilors last year has helped fuel the drafting of new ethics guidelines for city leaders.

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 – With almost all of the votes counted, Anastasia trails by only three votes. He does intend to challenge the count if the vote remains the same at the end of the canvassing session.

Las Cruces – The Department of Energy and the Environment Department reached an agreement Thurday to stop radioactive waste from entering New Mexico.

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.

NM Election Results:

Las Cruces, NM – Now that the primary election is over, the winners who have opponents in November can plot their courses of action. Bob Mitchell reports...

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 – Firefighters are still trying to combat the northeastern New Mexico Peppin fire even as it rages beyond containment lines.

Las Cruces, NM – Early primary voting and a survey of polling sites indicates low voter turnout in Southern New Mexico.

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 – Democratic House candidates Gary King and Jeff Steinborn face off in a debate discussing some of the pressing issues in New Mexico's 2nd congressional district.

Las Cruces – Senator Pete Domenici expressed worry about the recent influx of illegal immigrants in New Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM – Democratic House candidates Gary King and Jeff Steinborn face off in a debate discussing some of the pressing issues in New Mexico's 2nd congressional district.

Las Cruces – Ashcroft's warning has the local police department and the border patrol taking measures to combat terrorism.

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.

Las Cruces – The State Department of Health has confirmed New Mexico's first human case of West Nile virus this year.

Las Cruces – As the Lincoln County fires blaze on, several approaches of assistance are determined. Both financial and humanitarian efforts are crucial in supporting those assosicated with the fire.

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.