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Michelle Lujan Grisham tours border at Sunland Park | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 15, 2018
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democratic candidate for governor, visited the U.S.-Mexico border fence with Sunland Park police on Tuesday.        
Commissioners approve capital improvement priorities | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 15, 2018
The Doña County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a priority list of capital improvement projects.        
KRWG | August 15, 2018
Time now for the Silver City Report with Edmundo Resendez and Silver City Daily Press and Independent reporter, Ben Fischer and editor, Christine Steele. This week, a group of business leaders have signed a petition to stop proposed F16 flights over the Gila National Forest, the forest service is lo...
Changes to New Mexico PARCC test announced | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
The state’s Public Education Department announced changes on Tuesday.        
NMSU presents awards to faculty and staff | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
New Mexico State University administration gave remarks and faculty and staff were honored during fall convocation, a day before classes begin.        
Museum seeks participants for community conversations | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
The Branigan Cultural Center is seeking participants for focus groups and community conversations.        
Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church lights up for fiesta | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church was lit a day before patrons celebrated with a festival in honor of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.        
18 Las Cruces residents compete in BCA World Championships of billiards in Las Vegas | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
Eighteen Las Cruces residents and one El Paso resident headed to Las Vegas in July to compete in the BCA World Championships of billiards.        
Las Cruces City Council hears about soccer facility needs | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
Las Cruces soccer leaders, anxious to get the city to improve its soccer facilities, voiced their concerns to the city council on Monday        
SunZia controversy flares up again | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
The $2 billion project aims to build two 1,500-megawatt high-voltage lines running 520 miles from central New Mexico to Arizona.        
New Mexico governor opposes release of compound suspects | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge’s decision to allow the release of five defendants.        
Gary Johnson official enters New Mexico Senate race | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico’s junior Democratic senator.        
Carrie Tingley clinic to visit Las Cruces | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
Physicians from Carrie Tingley Hospital at the UNM Health Sciences Center will examine patients at the Las Cruces Public Health Office.        
McDonald's to spend around $43M in New Mexico for updates | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
Under the plan announced for New Mexico, construction will take place throughout 2018 and 2019.        
New Mexico Information Technology Secretary To Step Down | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Information Technology Secretary Darryl Ackley is leaving the job in a few weeks. Gov. Susana Martinez's office announced Monday that Ackley is stepping down on Aug. 27 to serve as Chief Technology Officer at the Institute for Complex Additive Systems...
NMSU Las Cruces students to host food, beverage events this fall | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
For a chance to sip on Harry Potter-themed drinks, or learn about the many varieties of rosé wine, or dine on gourmet five-course meals with international flair, look no further than New Mexico State University this fall. NMSU’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management has unveiled its ...
Multistate Crime Suspect Pleads To Some Mississippi Charges | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A man is pleading guilty in Mississippi to two in a series of killings and shootings of which he's accused. Alex Deaton pleaded guilty Monday in Rankin County Circuit Court to murder, drive-by shooting and motor vehicle theft. A judge is sentencing Deaton to life in prison. D...
New Mexico Education Officials Adopt Changes To State Test | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico school districts now will get student test scores by the end of the school year and will have 15 more days to prepare for statewide exams, according to changes announced by the state's Public Education Department on Tuesday. State Education Secretary Christopher...
I-10 Lane Closures Monday From Las Cruces To Texas State Line | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday August 27, 2018 : Las Cruces Barricade (Traffic Control) along with Apache Construction (Contractor) will be performing guardrail replacement along Interstate 10 in Dona Ana Co. Traffic...
Las Cruces Students Learn The Science Of Brewing Beer | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
The recipe may only call for four ingredients, but brewing beer is a science, and the brewery engineering program at New Mexico State University offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in the growing industry. In 2017, 67 New Mexico-based craft breweries, an increase from 25 New Mexic...
Defendants arrested at New Mexico compound to be released | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. J...
Couple involved in theft of UPS Package Caught | KGRT
KGRT | August 14, 2018
The woman suspected of the May 22 theft of a UPS package from a doorstep has been charged along with her boyfriend who appears to have acted as her getaway driver.   Allise Brittany Garcia, 29, and Devon W. Sellers, 30, both of the 3200 block of Missouri Avenue, have been charged with misdemeanor c...
Voting for Indian Motorcycle build-off competition in progress | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
A Las Cruces resident who entered a motorcycle building competition needs fan votes to secure a victory.        
Udall Statement On EPA’s Proposed Asbestos Rule | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
Commentary: WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) , ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the EPA’s budget, released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Asbestos Problem Formulation document and Significant New Use ...
Shawn Mendes To Perform In El Paso | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will make a stop at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haksins Center on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 for a special college performance. Ticket prices are $49.50, $69.50 and $89.50 plus applicable fees. Discounted student tickets will be $39.50 and $59.50 p...
Navajo Code Talkers To Be Honored With Annual Celebration | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo officials say a celebration of the Navajo Code Talkers will be held Tuesday. The Navajo Nation Office of the president and vice president says this year's annual event will start at 9 a.m. in Window Rock, Arizona, at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds. There will be a p...
Johnson To Make Libertarian Bid For Senate Seat | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. Johnson, a former two-term governor of ...
Mmm! Green chile roasting season is here | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 14, 2018
Mmmm! Green chile roasting filmed at Lowe's, 1410 Missouri Avenue.        
UNM Regents To Vote Again On Cutting Sports Teams | KRWG
KRWG | August 14, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents will meet to satisfy claimed violations of state open meeting laws when it decided in July to cut four sports programs. The regents voted unanimously July 19 to eliminate men's soccer, men's and women's skiing and women's beach...
Angel Saenz Attorney at Law | KGRT
KGRT | August 14, 2018
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LCPD Officer Involved Shooting Still Under Investigation | KGRT
KGRT | August 14, 2018
The Las Cruces Police Department is continuing their investigation into what led to Friday evening’s officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of 29-year-old James Bishop. The investigation so far has concluded that around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, officers were dispatched to a disturban...
BCOM welcomes 162 first-year students during white coat ceremony | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed 162 new medical students, during its third annual white coat ceremony Friday, Aug. 10.        
Wolfman Jack to air on 570-AM/104.5-FM | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
The Wolfman Jack Radio Show will air from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays and from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturdays.        
KRWG show 'Red or Green Confidential' to discuss all things chile | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
Guests will be Paul Bosland, director of the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University and Juan Morales, president of the Santa Fe Grill.        
Cannabis industry grows as source of campaign funds | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
The legal cannabis industry has spent more than $49,000 on state candidates and a handful of political action committees so far this election cycle.        
Death of child in Rio Rancho called 'intentional' | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
Rio Rancho police say they are investigating a 6-year-old girl's death on Saturday as a homicide.        
Cannabis industry grows as source of New Mexico campaign funds | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
The legal marijuana industry has spent more than $49,000 on New Mexico candidates and a handful of political committees so far this election cycle.        
Las Cruces man killed in collision with semi trailer on US 70 | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
A man from Las Cruces was killed after a collision with an overturned semi-trailer truck on U.S. Highway 70 Friday morning.        
Las Cruces woman suspected of punching healthcare worker | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
Police arrested a woman suspected of shattering a window at an apartment complex and then punching a paramedic who was tending to her bloodied hand.        
Reminder: Traffic violations in a school zone could cost you $162 | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
The Las Cruces Police Department asks motorists to drive with caution, particularly when traveling through school zones and near bus stops.        
Evidence presented in New Mexico compound case | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
The prosecutors provided more details about the accusations during a court hearing Monday.        
Criminal probe sought of pro-Los Alamos agency over spending | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
The complaint calls for an investigation into whether the coalition or its former executive director violated the state Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.        
NMSU students move into dorms | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
Over the weekend hundreds of new Aggies settled into their new abode with the help of their families, friends and volunteers.        
Rock mosaics along Tortugas Dam vandalized | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
“You can see where they backed up and spun their wheels so that rocks from the eagle went flying all around the area,” Morrow said.        
Former governor Jerry Apodaca, a Democrat, endorses Pearce | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
Jerry Apodaca, a Democrat who was New Mexico’s 24th governor, has endorsed Republican Steve Pearce for New Mexico governor.        
Justin Walkey named star employee by Double Eagle Restaurant | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
Justin Walkey has been named a star performer at the Double Eagle Restaurant for outstanding work in May and June.        
New Mexico State University brewing careers in beer industry | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
With 67 craft breweries based in New Mexico, NMSU is taking beer seriously as an industry needing qualified specialists.        
Trump's Space Force among topics at Las Cruces space travel symposium | Las Cruces Sun
Las Cruces Sun | August 13, 2018
This year’s group of speakers features the son of an Apollo 11 astronaut and an official who will offer details into the proposed Space Force.        
Former New Mexico Governor's Endorsement Of Pearce Criticized By State Democratic Party | KRWG
KRWG | August 13, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats say the endorsement of GOP New Mexico gubernatorial hopeful Steve Pearce by a former Democratic governor is connected to the former governor's son losing the Democratic nomination for governor. Democratic Party of New Mexico chair Marg Elliston said Sunday that f...
KRWG | August 13, 2018
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Lea County school districts, hospital districts and the New Mexico Junior College all will likely see jumps in local election costs next year thanks to the state's new local election law. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the Hobbs Municipal School's next election will cost more than t...