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Scammers Continue To Troll For Victims In Doña Ana County

KRWG News and Partners
Las Cruces, Jul 27, 2017
Another round of attempted telephone scams is reaching residents in Doña Ana County this week, and some would-be thieves are going to great lengths to convince victims their scams are legitimate.

On deck: Former NMSU Aggies keep MLB players in prime condition

KRWG News and Partners
Las Cruces, Jul 12, 2017
For baseball fans, summer means hot days and nights at the baseball park, taking in the smells of hot dogs and roasted peanuts, the sound of baseball bats cracking as they hit a home run, and the sight of a baseball soaring high over the park walls.

Doña Ana County Treasurer Found Guilty of Public Corruption

KRWG News and Partners
Las Cruces, Dec 01, 2016
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Tonight, District Attorney Mark D’Antonio announced that Doña Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez has been found guilty of public corruption or gross immorality by a public official.

Thousands Of New Mexico Tax Refunds Stalled In Fraud Fight

KRWG News and Partners
Santa Fe, Aug 08, 2016
The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department says it has temporarily halted around 74,000 personal income tax refunds this year.

Las Cruces Police Issue Warning About Ilegal Yard Sale Signs

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Jun 08, 2016
Las Cruces residents who host yard or garage sales are reminded that the city has ordinances regulating the frequency of such sales and posting of signs that advertise them.

Nearly Half Of New Mexico Law Enforcement, Including Las Cruces, Fail To Submit Hate Crime Reports

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Jun 06, 2016
Nearly half of New Mexico`s law enforcement agencies haven`t reported hate crime totals to the FBI in recent years. Small town police departments — as well as Las Cruces and Santa Fe police and the sheriff`s offices in Dona Ana and Santa Fe counties — are among agencies that haven`t submitted the reports.

Federal Drug Felons Set For Early Release; How Many Should Each State Expect?

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Oct 26, 2015
About 6,000 federal drug felons are set for early release around Nov. 1 because of new sentencing guidelines. A total of 4,131 are destined for various points in the U.S. and its territories, while the rest are expected to be deported. Here are how many inmates each state and territory can expect, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Numbers are as of Sept. 26.

Tularosa Among "New Frontier Communities" In New Mexico

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Sep 02, 2015
New Mexico MainStreet Announces the communities of Eagle Nest, Mountainair, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Springer, Tularosa, and Villanueva have been selected for this year`s Frontier Communities Initiative. The Frontier Communities Initiative was established by the New Mexico Legislature and signed into law by Governor Martinez in 2013 for communities under 7,500 in population.

Audit Blasts New Mexico Education Department For Special Education Shortfall

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Santa Fe, Sep 02, 2015
Today, the New Mexico Office of the State Auditor (OSA) released a Special Audit of New Mexico’s special education funding. The audit, which was conducted by the independent public accounting firm Atkinson & Co., found an historical shortfall of over $100 million in the amount of money our state has allocated for special education. This significant problem places federal funding at risk.

Spaceport America Announces Partnership With Las Cruces-Based ARCA

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Sep 01, 2015
Spaceport America – the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport announced today ARCA Space Corporation has selected Spaceport America as the site for its space launch vehicle and high altitude autonomous aircraft testing.

Concerns Raised Over Management Of Homeland Security Grant In Dona Ana County

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 31, 2015
The Office of the State Auditor released an audit that raised concerns with the management of grant funds from the Operation Stonegarden Grant Program. The audit was requested by the Dona Ana Sheriff’s Office to examine the use of grant funds it received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to support border-related law enforcement activities in fiscal year 2012 and 2013.

Border Patrol Agent In Texas Stole Grandmother`s Benefits

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
El Paso, Aug 26, 2015
A Border Patrol supervisor in South Texas faces up to 10 years in prison for stealing his late grandmother`s Social Security benefits. James J. Doran pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of government property.

A Record El Niño Could Develop This Year

Sophia Clarke, KRWG News 22
Las Cruces, Aug 26, 2015
The odds that 2015 will set a record for the warmest year since records begun are rising, as scientists predict an El Niño event will occur later this year.
The greatest El Nino on record happened during the winter of 1997-98, when Southern California was saturated with twice the regular rainfall.

Las Cruces Mayor Plans Televised Meeting To Address Security Concerns

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 25, 2015
Mayor Ken Miyagishima will host a community meeting to address security concerns resulting from recent events in Las Cruces.

The meeting will be from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, in council chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. The meeting will be streamed on CLCTV.COM and broadcast on Comcast cable channel 20 in Las Cruces.

Local Officials Blame Feds For Delay In WIPP Reopening

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 24, 2015
Critics are disputing the federal government`s claims that an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico can`t reopen because of safety concerns and equipment setbacks.

El Paso Abortion Clinic Set To Become Texas` First To Reopen

KRWG NEWS EDITOR AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 20, 2015
An El Paso clinic closed by Texas` tough abortion laws is set to become the state`s first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of key restrictions.

U.S. Dept. Of Interior To Lead Review Into Gold King Mine Spill

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 19, 2015
The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states. The review was announced late Tuesday after elected officials from both parties questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency should be left to probe its own heavily criticized response to the disaster.

USDA Funds To Bring Broadband Services To Mescalero Apache Tribe

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 18, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week announced funding for Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc. for the construction of broadband services in Southern NM.

Los Alamos Lab Contractor Fined For Security Lapses

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Los Alamos, Aug 17, 2015
The private consortium that manages the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been fined by the federal government for losing track of secret weapons data and nuclear material.

Judge Upholds Firing Of Physician`s Assistant For Pot Use

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 14, 2015
A state district judge has upheld the firing of a physician`s assistant because the woman, who is a registered medical marijuana patient, tested positive for marijuana while working as an employee at Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

New Mexico Among States With Highest Measured Levels Of Middle Class Decline

Simon Thompson, KRWG-TV
Las Cruces, Aug 13, 2015
In the last 15 years Every state in the country has seen a decline in the middle class. That’s according to a Pew Charitable trust study based on Census Bureau. New Mexico and a number of other states saw about a five percent decline in middle class households. Only Wisconsin did worse with a decline of about six percent.

PRC Wants To Withdraw Suit Vs Newspaper Over Documents

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Santa Fe, Aug 13, 2015
The state Public Regulation Commission wants to withdraw its lawsuit against a Santa Fe newspaper over confidential documents relating to the San Juan Generating Station.

One Week Later, Services Resume At Las Cruces Churches

SAMANTHA SONNER, KRWG
Las Cruces, Aug 10, 2015
While law enforcement continues the investigation into the explosions at two Las Cruces Churches last week, Sunday’s services were held as usual. As people returned to service at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church they recalled their experiences the week before.

It`s A Wrap: Jon Stewart`s Last `Daily Show`

SCOTT NEUMAN, KRWG NEWS
New York, Aug 07, 2015
After 16 years of honing a unique brand of political satire that has been much copied, but rarely equaled, Jon Stewart signed off for his final episode of The Daily Show with a list of guests who either helped create the jokes or were on the receiving end of them over the years.

Secretary Barela Speaks At MVEDA Forum

SAMANTHA SONNER, KRWG
Las Cruces, Aug 06, 2015
New Mexico’s Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela was in Las Cruces this week for a forum with the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance. He spoke positively of New Mexico’s economy, and says business in Southern New Mexico is looking up with a growth in trade and diversification of private sector jobs.

Deming Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Participating In Meth Ring

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 05, 2015
Ricardo Rodriguez-Magallanes, 38, of Deming, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 87 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Gov. Martinez Vows Capture In Church Blasts

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Aug 03, 2015
New Mexico`s governor says whoever set off explosions outside two churches "will feel the full pressure of the law."

Gov. Susana Martinez spoke at a news conference Sunday evening, hours after the two small blasts shattered the morning calm in Las Cruces, shocking congregants.

Convicted Murderer In New Mexico Transition Program

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Santa Fe, Jul 27, 2015
An ex-convict who terrorized a couple in southwestern New Mexico, leading to the woman`s death, is the first participant in a New Mexico inmate transition program.

`Archie` Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies In His Native El Paso

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Jul 21, 2015
Tom Moore, the cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character named Archie, has died. The El Paso native was 86.

Program In Southern New Mexico Has Inmates Training Dogs

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Jul 16, 2015
At Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility, Inmates are training dogs so they have a better shot of finding a loving home.
At Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility a new program is underway that is working with inmates and dogs. The program is called P.A.W.S. and the goal of the program is to help dogs who are just days away from being euthanized get basic training and find a home.

Martinez Announces $250,000 Grant; 25 New Jobs Expected In Socorro

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Santa Fe, Jul 14, 2015
Socorro, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that manufacturing company Solaro Energy is expanding its operations in Socorro by doubling its production and creating 25 new jobs. The Governor`s office says Solaro, a solar energy manufacturer, moved its operations to New Mexico from California in 2012 in part because of the state`s improved business climate.

Town Hall Planned To Address Proposed Changes To New Mexico Food Stamp Program

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Jul 08, 2015
Albuquerque, NM - Community groups are organizing a Town Hall on July 8th, 2015, as a forum to voice opposition to Governor Martinez’s plans to limit food assistance to parents, teenagers, and adults over 50 who cannot find employment. On May 29th, the State released a proposed regulation requiring work activities as a condition for many New Mexicans to receive food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, uses federal funds to provide food assistance to families who qualify. SNAP is the single most effective program available to fight hunger in New Mexico, while the proposed regulations would be the most burdensome allowed by law.

Six Dead In Mexico After Marine Helicopter Comes Under Fire

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Jul 06, 2015
Mexico`s navy says six people are dead after a group of suspected criminals sparked a skirmish by opening fire on a Marine helicopter near the U.S. border.

Virgin Galactic CEO Discusses New Mexico Space Tourism

SAMANTHA SONNER, KRWG
Las Cruces, Jun 29, 2015
Last week’s Spaceport Visitor’s Center opening brought Virgin Galactic CEO, George Whitesides To Truth or Consequences. Last years crash in Mojave set Virgin Galactic back in their progress toward achieving commercial spaceflight. CEO George Whitesides says they remain committed to bringing space tourism to New Mexico.

Spaceport America Holds Grand Opening Of Visitor`s Experience

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Las Cruces, Jun 25, 2015
Spaceport America officially opened their Spaceport Visitor’s Experience, Wednesday, with their official tour operator Follow the Sun Tours.

High Court Rules New Mexico Investment Suits Constitutional

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Santa Fe, Jun 25, 2015
New Mexico`s highest court has cleared the way for two lawsuits alleging political support for former Gov. Bill Richardson influenced state investment deals.

Lawsuit: New Mexico AG Staffer Bullied Nonprofit

KRWG NEWS AND PARTNERS
Santa Fe, Jun 24, 2015
A lawsuit says a New Mexico Attorney General staffer bullied nonprofit employees and harassed a female worker on social media while using the name "Mr. Smooth."