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Leora Zeitlin

An afternoon of Italian classical music is in store for Las Cruces on Sunday, November 25, when the Vox Vallis Women’s Ensemble plays its second concert of the season, with music of Vivaldi, Corelli and Ottorini Respighi. While the first two composers date from the golden age of Italian Baroque music, the 20th century Respighi composed in an eclectic style that reflects numerous influences. His cantata “Il Tramonto,” is on the program, as well as the ever-popular “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and a concerto grosso by Corelli.

NMSU celebrates inauguration of Chancellor Arvizu, President Floros

11 hours ago

Faculty, staff and students from across the New Mexico State University system gathered on the main campus Thursday afternoon to celebrate the inauguration of Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros, who both encouraged others to, “Be bold. Shape the future.”

U.S. Senator Tom Udall D-NM

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, released the following statement after President Trump said he would nominate Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to serve as administrator in a permanent capacity:

“If President Trump follows through on his statement today and nominates Acting Administrator Wheeler to serve in a permanent capacity, the Senate will finally have the opportunity to perform our constitutional duties to advise and consent on who gets to lead the EPA—an agency tasked with protecting human health and the environment. The stakes could not be higher for all Americans’ health -- including clean air, clean water, and safety from toxic chemicals – and for an essential agency whose mission has been badly damaged under this administration.

Yvette Herrell (left) and Xochitl Torres-Small (right)

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Xochitl Torres Small is expected to take her U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico despite a pending court challenge to inspect certain ballots, the New Mexico secretary of state's office said Friday.

New Mexico Secretary of State spokesman Alex Curtas said the office is scheduled to certify results by Nov. 27 that will show, according to unofficial results, Torres Small defeating Republican Yvette Herrell.

"That is not expected to change," Curtas said. However, he said the office still has to officially certify the results.

  The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the City of Las Cruces is one of 75 U.S. cities to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its new Cities Program. LEED is a program that sets international standards for the design, construction, and maintenance of environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure, and now, cities and communities.

The City of Las Cruces has been awarded a $75,000 Water Smart Grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to improve irrigation at Apodaca Park, and ball fields at the Soldados Multipurpose Complex, Paz Park, Harty Field, Maag Park, Galla T-Ball Complex, and the Provencio-Van Dame Complex.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation funding will pay for half of the $150,000 total project cost to make the improvements.

The Prado in Las Cruces: Final Two Weeks on Display

14 hours ago

“The Prado in Las Cruces” is a free exhibit on display at Plaza Place next to the Plaza de Las Cruces in downtown through November 28. The City invites the community to experience, admire, and reflect on the artwork of The Prado in Las Cruces during the final two weeks of the prestigious exhibit that the city has hosted over the last several months.

NMSU-Darren Phillips

The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University has received $224,000 to expand STEM programs for K-8th grade students in Hatch, Gadsden and Las Cruces schools.

The STEM Outreach Center, housed in the NMSU College of Education, recently received a $176,000 grant from the New Mexico Public Education Department’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, and $48,000 from Hatch Valley Public Schools. The funding will allow the center to provide its programming to students after regular school hours.

Authorities seize records of ex-athletic director's wife

14 hours ago

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have seized the bank records of the wife of former University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs as they continue to investigate the athletics department's finances.

Lujan-Grisham calls for delay in New Mexico oil case

14 hours ago
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas regulators are being pressured to delay a decision on an application by a Texas-based company that seeks to ease restrictions on well locations in one of the nation's oldest producing basins.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who begins her first term as New Mexico governor in January, is the latest Democrat politician to ask for a delay in the proceedings or to raise questions about the process. Her request came Thursday on congressional letterhead.

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New Mexico Businesses Urge Congress To Save Land And Water Conservation Fund

14 hours ago

A coalition of more than 75 New Mexico business owners sent a letter to New Mexico’s Congressional delegation, urging them to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Almost all of the businesses are in small, rural communities along the Continental Divide, and their letter stresses the importance of LWCF funding to their local economies.

Commentary: The U.S. Department of the Interior protects and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated Island Communities.

This is the stated mission of the Interior Department. While the Interior Department has not always kept this promise to our citizens, especially those of Tribal nations, in the past few decades there was evidence of change. In the 1990s two memos were published that prioritized protecting vulnerable communities and Native American sacred sites. Some progress, admittedly not enough, was being made.

Dr. Chris Erickson

Commentary: Donald Trump complains about high interest rates, directing his ire at the Federal Reserve. The Donald is wrong. Interest rates are not high but remain at historical lows. But this raises another question, which is why have interest rates been so low for so long? Is it head winds from the Great Recession or is something else going on?

The data is pretty clear. Starting about 1875 through the end of World War II, inflation-adjusted real interest rates were stable at about 2 percent, then rose to 2.5 percent by about 1980. Interest rates have been in a tailspin since. The world wide average as we speak is about .5 percent. This is a global phenomenon, with rates falling in nearly every developed country, from the United States to Japan.

House Democrats Commit to Reinstating UNM Men’s Soccer Program

Nov 14, 2018
Rep. Brian Egolf

Commentary: Today, Representatives Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup), Javier Martinez (D-Albuquerque), Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque) and Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) are reaffirming their commitment to reinstate the UNM Men’s Soccer program, including the team’s world class coach, by addressing funding issues in the upcoming legislative session while ensuring Title IX compliance.

Rubel: Election Results Show Slight Improvement For Democracy In New Mexico

Nov 13, 2018

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