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Rotich named Conference USA athlete of the week

Two-time National Champion Anthony Rotich was named Conference USA’s Male Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Give input on New Mexico big-game hunting rules

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in the Raton area to give comments on several big-game hunting rules during a public meeting at 6 p.m.

Abundant recreation opportunities on the Gila National Forest

Spring is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy recreation opportunities across the Gila National Forest.

Professor receives multi-million dollar grant for smart grid technology

A New Mexico State University professor will help launch research to develop technologies for smart grids. Smart grids are like power grids, but use digital data and communications technology to operate.

EPPD files additional charges in 2013 financial crimes case

The El Paso Police Department has filed additional charges against a man who is accused of holding fake job fairs in order to obtain people's personal information throughout El Paso.

Thornton invited to Washington Mystics training camp

UTEP women’s basketball senior forward Kayla Thornton has been invited to the WNBA’s Washington Mystics training camp.

UTEP tennis heads to Conference USA Championships

The UTEP women’s tennis team will travel to Norfolk, Va. to battle UAB at the 2014 Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championship April 16-20.

Scorpions rugby headed to the playoffs

The El Paso Scorpions have a huge week coming up. After a rough and hard fought second half of the season, the Scorpions have made playoffs.

County trucking business set on fire

El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an arson and theft at a trucking business in far east El Paso County.

Chihuahuas tie series with 5-3 win

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored four runs in the fourth inning against former Major League All-Star Randy Wolf in their 5-3 win over the Reno Aces Monday night in Tucson.

LCPD: Unlocked doors, open windows lead to most auto burglaries

Las Cruces Police has investigated 84 auto burglaries in the past two months and the overwhelming majority were considered crimes of opportunity since vehicle windows were left down or doors unlocked.

$566,400 worth of heroin seized at Paso Del Norte crossing

A 21-year-old El Paso man was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Monday after CBP Officers discovered 17.7 pounds of heroin at an estimated street value of $566,400 in his car.

El Paso Christians celebrate Jewish Passover

Hundreds of El Pasoans gathered Monday night to celebrate the Jewish Passover. The Word of Life Church in east El Paso was one of a handful of area Christian churches to celebrate the seder meal on the first night of Passover.

Second Las Cruces car burglary suspect arrested

Las Cruces Police arrested a second man in connection with several car break-ins in Las Cruces last Wednesday.

NMSU student monitors fish movement using ear bone

An entire life history spilling details from a metabolic standpoint, water temperature and the locations of fish at a given age can be determined from information on a shard of ear bone smaller than a grain of rice.