Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with La Posta de Mesilla co-owner, Jerean Camuñez Hutchinson to talk to us about the start of an iconic New Mexico Café 80 years ago on September 16, 1939. At the age of 24, Katy Griggs Camuñez, started her “greatest little chile joint,” which is now the iconic “La Posta de Mesilla.”

Double Fatal Crash on New Mexico Highway 26 in Dona Ana County

Sep 13, 2019

Dona Ana County, NM– On Thursday at about 2:11 p.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a double fatal crash involving two vehicles on NM Highway 26, near Mile Post 44, west of Hatch, NM.  

The initial investigation indicated a 2008 Chrysler driven by Jerry Douglas Livingston (76) of Tucson, AZ was traveling east on NM Highway 26.  For unknown reasons the Chrysler crossed over the center line, into oncoming traffic of the westbound lane and struck the left side of a Commercial Motor Vehicle’s trailer that was traveling west.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State environmental regulators are teaming up with New Mexico State University to study how waste water from the booming oil and gas industry can be treated and reused.

State officials announced the formation of a new consortium Thursday. The group is charged with filling in scientific gaps and researching technological solutions for dealing with what's known in the oilfield as produced water.

Some oil companies already have been reusing the waste water in their operations to cut down on fresh water use.

Vow to ban assault weapons gives O'Rourke debate breakout

Sep 13, 2019
Beto O'Rourke / Facebook

  WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania."

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost a Senate race.

Digging Deep For A Las Cruces Road Project

Sep 13, 2019

“People complain that they don’t see us out working, except what they can’t see from their car is that we’re working deep in a trench,” explained Ryan Tafoya, New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One project manager for the Valley Drive construction. He said, “Just because you see the trucks standing still, doesn’t mean there’s not a whole group of us in the trench installing storm drains and underground utility pipes.”

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Sep 13, 2019

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New Mexico moving to crack down on unpaid wage claims

Sep 12, 2019

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A popular New Mexico restaurant was the first business to be targeted Thursday in a state and local push to enforce wage laws.

Officials said they were suing Hacienda Del Rio and its owners over allegations that the Albuquerque eatery violated state law and city ordinances.

The case was prompted by dozens of complaints over the past two years. Officials accused the business of failing to pay for overtime worked, taking unlawful payroll deductions and giving workers bad checks.

Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack

Sep 12, 2019
Patrick Crusius / FBI

  EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced.

Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was indicted on one count in connection with the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 dead in the border city, District Attorney Jaime Esparza said. El Paso prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Crusius, who remains jailed without bond.

Public WiFi Now Available In Downtown Las Cruces

Sep 12, 2019

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department today announced the launch of a new outdoor public Wifi network at the Plaza de Las Cruces accessible to all users at no cost. The City hopes to encourage more downtown visits and longer visits to the Plaza.

New Mexico preps for Trump after past rallies sparked unrest

Sep 12, 2019
Facebook / White House

  RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico law enforcement agencies are prepping for an upcoming President Donald Trump rally three years after previous ones sparked turmoil in Albuquerque.

Police say they will be prepared Monday for the Trump event in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho as protesters vow to step up acts of civil disobedience and demonstrations.

Police say several law enforcement agencies will help with security at the Santa Ana Star Center.


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Goodman: Thoughts On Trump's Hurricane Of Controversy

11 hours ago
Peter Goodman

  Commentary: As we age and our cognitive abilities diminish, often it's not the mistakes we make but our overreactions to them that really give us away.


Like Donald Trump getting confused about where Alabama was. No big deal. I laughed; but I also wondered if I could still fill in all the state-names in the right spots on the wordless maps Southwest Airlines used to have on napkins. I guessed I could, taking my time; but if someone else couldn't, so what?


But the Donald couldn't just laugh and shake his head and correct himself.

What Does The End Of Libor Mean?

Sep 14, 2019

Commentary: Like many, I have a personal interest in the ups and downs of the London Interbank Offer Rate, so called Libor, as my flexible rate mortgage is tied to it. If Libor is up, then so is my rate; if Libor is down, so to does my rate go down.

The problem is that Libor is about to go away. My mortgage, along with $400 trillion worth of other debt pegged to Libor, are about to become orphaned. Affected contracts include derivatives, business loans, and corporate bonds. Much of this Libor-linked debt has inadequate fallback provisions, creating uncertainty. No one knows what the ultimate solution will be.


Commentary: The Grant County Commission today passed a resolution to support federal legislation that would protect portions of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and their tributaries as wild and scenic. The vote comes after a groundswell of support from Tribes, sportsmen, veterans, small business owners, faith and civic organizations, local municipalities and governments, and outdoor recreation and conservation organizations. Local community expressed their appreciation for the commission’s support of this important designation.

Democrats Demand Trump Administration End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Sep 11, 2019

Commentary: U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 23 of his Democratic Senate colleagues in calling on the Trump administration to stop restricting access to the U.S. asylum system by ending its “Remain in Mexico” policy, deceptively named by the Trump administration as the Migrant Protection Protocols. The “Remain in Mexico” policy blocks asylum seekers from being in the U.S. while they wait for their court hearings, forcing them to remain Mexico for extended periods of time, often under dangerous circumstances.


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