Lorenzo Alba, executive director of Casa de Peregrinos, talks about the 15th annual Taste of Las Cruces
3 Views On Thursday, the 15th annual Taste of Las Cruces will be held to benefit the Casa de Peregrinos food program. Scott Brocato recently talked with Lorenzo Alba, executive director of Casa de Peregrinos, about the event and how it will help the food pantry feed the community.
FYI+ Provides FREE Summer Meals – June 5-July 14 to youth 1-18 in Doña Ana County
19 Views Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the Community, host Emily Guerra spoke with Families & Youth Innovations Plus (FYI+), Director of Business & Community Engagement, Jeanne Resendez, about their services to the community. Their Summer Food Service Program begins June 5th through July 14th at over 30 locations […]
Rep. Gabe Vasquez discusses debt ceiling compromise
47 Views New Mexico Representative Gabe Vasquez recently spoke with Scott Brocato and gave his thoughts on the recent compromise that was reached between President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to raise the debt ceiling and avoid default, including whether or not he will vote in favor of it.
Office of Natural Resources Trustee finalizes Natural Resource Restoration Plan for injuries caused by 2015 Gold King Mine Release
29 Views The New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT) released the final Natural Resource Restoration Plan # 2 for the 2015 Gold King Mine Release. The final restoration plan commits funding for 10 natural resource restoration projects using $12 million recovered from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EPA contractors for […]
USDA to bring new jobs and improved infrastructure to Rural Partners Network communities
29 Views The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will be helping rural communities across eight states and Puerto Rico address some of their immediate needs and foster long-term economic growth, including areas in New Mexico. Scott Brocato spoke with Xochitl Torres Small, USDA Rural Development Undersecretary, about who will benefit.
Death of 8-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody highlights challenges providing medical care
41 Views SAN DIEGO (AP) — The death in Border Patrol custody of an 8-year-old Panamanian girl is the second child migrant fatality in two weeks under government supervision, raising questions about how prepared authorities are to address medical emergencies of people arriving after an often-exhausting journey.
New guidelines suggest that women should begin getting mammograms at 40
40 Views In a recent draft recommendation, a health task force says that women should start screening for breast cancer at age 40 instead of 50. Scott Brocato spoke with Dr. Elma Gutierrez, an OB/GYN with Mountain View Medical Group in Las Cruces, about the recommendation.
28th Annual Youth Fishing Day planned at Grindstone Lake
38 Views The 28th annual Youth Fishing Day will be held June 3rd at Grindstone Lake near Ruidoso. Scott Brocato spoke with Amanda Fry, Public Affairs Officer with Lincoln National Forest, about what to expect.
Fewer Venezuelan arrivals lead to drop in illegal entries to US after pandemic asylum limits
46 Views SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. officials say a 98% drop in Venezuelan arrivals has helped lead to a steep decline in migrants crossing the U.S. border illegally from Mexico since pandemic-related asylum limits expired last week. The Border Patrol stopped migrants an average of 4,400 times a day since Friday, including less than […]
Legal battle continues over concrete batch plant in Alto, New Mexico
71 Views Last June, the Environment Department’s Deputy Secretary of Environment issued an order to deny an air quality permit for Roper Construction’s concrete batch plant in Alto. But recently, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board voted to overturn that order. Mark Severance, Chairman of the Alto Coalition for Environmental Preservation, said that the decision by the […]