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Las Cruces Police Seek Women Who Used Stolen Bank Card

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Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify two women suspected of using a bank card in Las Cruces that was reportedly stolen in El Paso.

Las Cruces police learned the bank card was stolen Sunday, Sept. 30 at a hotel in El Paso, Texas. On the same day, the bank card was used at a Walmart store in Las Cruces and at several stores in the Mesilla Valley Mall.

KRWG's Wellness Confidential: The Holiday Edition

3 hours ago

Time now to Be Well with Raquel on KRWG Public Media's Wellness Confidential. Tune in for a lively discussion on 10 strategies to get through the holidays in a healthy way. 

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Santa Teresa Port of Entry / CBP

El Paso - State Sen. José Rodríguez released the following statement regarding CBP redeployment that will cause lane closures and extended processing times for border crossers:

Total vehicle crossings from Mexico in 2017 totaled almost 40 million, and pedestrian crossings 17 million. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, truck traffic accounted for 69 percent of the $557 billion in trade between the U.S. and Mexico in 2017. Mexican shoppers account for billions in retail sales annually - estimated at $2 billion a year in a 2006 Dallas Fed report, a put at more than $4 billion in a 2012 Dallas Fed report - in Texas border communities. This is highly seasonal, and we are heading into the most important retail quarter of the year.  

Peering into the Bins: Las Cruces Recycling Education on the Streets

4 hours ago

Nicolas Jacques, Isaac Mendoza, and Cecelia Martinez are recycling auditors, roaming the streets of Las Cruces with smiles, but also with tags. They’re with the South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) which is sending out crews to physically inspect blue recycling bins throughout the city in an effort to educate the public about what does and does not go into the bin.

Gov-Elect Lujan Grisham Announces Agency Transition Leadership

5 hours ago
Michelle Lujan Grisham

  Albuquerque, NM - Today, Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the individuals who will serve as co-chairs of committees responsible for providing a review of state departments as part of the gubernatorial transition. Here is a statement from the office of the Governor-Elect:

 

The agency transition team is made up of seven different committees, each examining distinct areas of state government. The chairs will lead their committee’s effort to engage with key stakeholders and current government agency personnel and provide strategic recommendations for Governor-elect Lujan Grisham. Governor Martinez has pledged her Administration's full cooperation to ensure a smooth transition.

“We can build a state government that will create pathways to success for all New Mexico children and families by growing our economy, fixing our broken public education system, improving access to healthcare, and making our communities safer,” said Governor-elect Lujan Grisham. I look forward to working with this bipartisan, diverse group of leaders from across New Mexico to set our state on a new direction and leverage every opportunity we have in front of us.”

Data: Fewer New Mexico graduates need remediation in college

5 hours ago

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say the number of college-bound students taking remedial — below college level — courses in college has steadily declined since 2012.

City of Las Cruces

The “Elevate Las Cruces” comprehensive plan is a roadmap that will serve as the city’s guide for long-term growth and sustainability over the next two decades.

The project is a full update to the document the city partially revised in 2013 based on policies from 1999.

The Bulletin On The Radio

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New Mexico's Next Land Boss Seeks Résumés for State Land Office

12 hours ago
Stephanie Garcia Richard

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard has put out a call for resumes as she works toward building a new leadership team for the State Land Office.

The Democrat announced a new website this week where people can submit their resumes or request a meeting.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Dr. Paul C. Maxwell, artist and member of Artists of Picacho Hills, to talk to us about an art benefit, “Holly Day House” artistic creations to benefit Mesilla Valley Hospice, Friday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, November 17th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Avenue, Las Cruces. Parking is South of the church off May Avenue.

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House Democrats Commit to Reinstating UNM Men’s Soccer Program

18 hours ago
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

Goodman: Reason For Hope In Election 2018

Nov 11, 2018
peter goodman

  

Commentary: This election was an intense experience. I'm delighted by the state and local results, impressed by the strong efforts of both sides, but sad for some of the losing candidates. 

I felt a certain camaraderie with others working hard (or just rooting) for the election of progressive candidates, including Congresswoman-elect Xochitl Torres Small; there were inspiring moments; but I empathize with folks like Ben Rawson and Yvette Herrell who busted their tails, invested great energy and emotion into campaigning, and probably believed (as fervently as Xochi or Steve or Shannon or Kim) that they were fighting for the best interests of our community and country. I can't help but respect their efforts. 

Election Night, David Brooks commented, “This is a great night for humility.” Republicans, he noted, were riding a great economy (albeit a recovery initiated during Obama's tenure), and still couldn't do better. Democrats were opposing a much-disliked president with low approval ratings who struck even supporters as a buffoon, but couldn't do better.

Reinstate White House Credentials For CNN Reporter Jim Acosta

Nov 11, 2018

Commentary: The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has joined the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in condemning the White House for suspending CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials and is demanding that it be restored immediately.

Dr. Chris Erickson

Commentary: A recent headline in Bloomberg stated that New Mexico was the top performing state economy since the inauguration of Trump. What is obscured by the Bloomberg headline is what is taking place in the Southwest corner of the state—in Lea and Eddy Counties. Underlying these two counties is the Permian Basin, currently the largest oil play not just nationally, globally.  

Ten years ago, production was in decline. The region had been abandoned by the large players and was primarily worked by smaller producers reworking older sites. Fracking changed all this, transforming the Permian for a dying region to the boom play.

While the oil patch is booming, the rest of the state’s economy is moribund. We face significant structural problems. New Mexico counties (except Lea and Eddy) grew only 0.2 percent.

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