See A Water Line Break In Las Cruces? Report It By Phone

Sep 15, 2019

Water leaks are a daily reality for any city. Over decades, underground water pipes age and can corrode in the soil and suddenly there’s a puddle of water in the middle of a neighborhood street or a spewing geyser holding up traffic at a main intersection.

There are four different levels of assessment for these types of water leaks for Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) and the public is a critical partner in alerting LCU by calling Emergency Dispatch at (575) 526-0500.

San Diego State runs over New Mexico State 31-10

Sep 14, 2019

  LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Chance Bell and Jordan Byrd each ran for over 100 yards to lead San Diego State to a 31-10 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.

Byrd had a pair of short-yardage touchdown runs and finished with 128 yards on 22 carries. Bell added 116 yards, and had an 18-yard TD run with 11 minutes left to cap the scoring.

New Mexico State fumbled the ball on its first play from scrimmage, and Ryan Agnew tossed a 2-yard pass to Daniel Bellinger two plays later for the Aztecs (3-0). Agnew was 16-of-25 passing for 106 yards.

  Ruidoso, NM- Friday night at about 6:48 p.m., New Mexico State Police investigated a passenger vehicle that had crashed into a restaurant in Ruidoso, NM in Lincoln County.


The Initial investigation indicated a 2002 Honda, driven by a seventy-year-old female of Ruidoso, NM was attempting to leave the parking lot of the Farleys Restaurant located at 1200 Mechem Drive in Ruidoso. For reasons still under investigation the Honda accelerated and drove forward into the restaurant where it struck three patrons who were inside.  Tammy Lynn Ford (58) of Clovis, NM sustained fatal injuries and she was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator.  A fifty-eight-year-old male sustained injuries believed to be life-threatening and he was airlifted to a hospital.  The third person struck by the Honda, a seventy-five-year-old female, sustained injuries believed to be non-life threatening.  She was transported to a local hospital.   The driver of the Honda was uninjured in the crash. 


Alcohol was not a factor in the crash and seatbelts appear to have not been properly used. The driver’s name of the Honda will not be released at this time due to no charges filed. The name of the victims involved will also not be released by State Police.  New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit assisted in the investigation.  This crash is still under investigation.  No additional information is available.

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

Sep 14, 2019

  GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree footage of Churchrock, New Mexico, to show how people and the land have changed since a 1979 uranium mill spill, Gallup Independent reports .

The project started four years ago after Washington, D.C.-based nuclear policy program manager Lovely Umayam met Navajo activist Sunny Dooley at an event in Santa Fe.

New Mexico National Guard soldiers deploy to Poland

Sep 14, 2019

  RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Members of a New Mexico Army National Guard medical unit are deploying to Poland.

Officials said a yellow ribbon ceremony was planned Saturday in Rio Rancho for about 65 soldiers with the 1209th Medical Support Company.

They will be in Poland for about nine months and will be providing medical support to U.S. military units stationed in the area as part Operation Atlantic Resolve.

GOP House candidate under fire for old anti-Trump posts

Sep 14, 2019
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  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican U.S. House candidate running for an important seat in southern New Mexico is facing criticism for old social media posts attacking Donald Trump, including one where she wrote the wealthy real estate mogul was "unworthy of the office" of the president.

Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse case

Sep 13, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and military base.

In ordering the sentence, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez said it was the worst case of child sex abuse she has handled over the course of 26 years.

At one point, the judge demanded that 81-year-old defendant Arthur Perrault look a woman in the eyes as she testified about being abused by him.

Albuquerque police: 5 people dead after multiple shootings

Sep 13, 2019

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city scrambled Friday to piece together what sparked separate shootings that killed five people and wounded six others as the mayor acknowledged that elected leaders and residents were tired of the violence that has plagued parts of Albuquerque.

There were no immediate arrests in Thursday night's shootings. Investigators didn't immediately determine whether there was any connection between the shootings that Deputy Police Chief Harold Medina called "senseless acts" during a news conference early Friday.

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.


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Commentary: Today, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the Trump administration will transfer over 560 acres of public lands to the Army to build roughly 70 miles of border barriers. The acreage includes public and desert lands in Arizona, California and New Mexico, including areas immediately south of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona and Otay Mountain Wilderness in California. 

The land transfer is a result of Trump’s national emergency declaration and waiving of virtually all environmental and cultural protection laws at the border for wall construction. Trump will use $3.6 billion of the military’s budget for these portions of the wall-- cutting over 125 projects that benefit military families and readiness. The Sierra Club, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC)’s challenge of Trump’s national emergency declaration will be heard by the 9th Circuit Court on November 18th. A ruling in favor of the groups could shut down Trump’s national emergency declaration and halt the fund transfers. 


    Commentary: Wednesday evening, Albuquerque city council voted 6-0 in favor of passing resolution R-19-187 “Declaring a Climate Emergency”. Numerous citizens gave testimony to their concerns about the growing climate crisis and the federal government’s inaction concerning the issue. Residents of all ages showed up in support of declaring a climate emergency, particularly a younger cohort who presented a powerful argument for action to secure a sustainable future. 

The Value Of Play For Adults

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Commentary:    Commentary: It is commonly accepted, if not always understood, that play is essential for child development; but what about adults?

Joan Moriarity has no board certification, but in her role as “game guru” at the Snakes & Lattes Board Game Café in Toronto, she is something of a play therapist for adults, because play is also necessary for grown human beings.


Change In A Harsh Climate

Sep 17, 2019

Commentary: Every past climate change over the last 2,000 years affected only half the globe. This climate change, this one we are in now, is world-wide.  Either we keep treating this global warming like a hot potato or we work on what we can do where we live, city or country.

For instance, science says if those who raise cattle added 1% seaweed into the cattle’s diet, the methane gas released into the atmosphere by cattle would be cut in half.

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