Economy

Little Bear Fire Reaches 40 percent Containment

RUIDOSO, NM — The Little Bear fire burned stands at 37,912 acres, with 40 percent contained as of Thursday morning.

Man Dies From Weekend Rollover

LAS CRUCES — Wednesday marked the death of a Las Cruces rollover victim who was seriously injured from a weekend crash.

$5K Grant Keeps Las Cruces Beautiful

LAS CRUCES — A $5,000 grant will help kickstart a tree steward program in Las Cruces, thanks to the local Lowe's Home Improvement store.

More Than Half of Texas Kids Fail STAAR Test

EL PASO - Disastrous results reported from the new standardized school test in Texas, the STAAR test. More than half of all Texas students flunked it. The Texas Education Agency called this "sobering".

Father Charged after Throwing Rock Through Vehicle Window

LAS CRUCES — Las Cruces Police arrested a man suspected of throwing a rock through the window of a vehicle carrying his ex-girlfriend and their two children.

Commissioners Extend Firework Ban

EL PASO  — County Commissioners Court is extending the fireworks ban for at least another seven days. You can’t buy them, can’t use them, can’t even have them inside El Paso County.

Former Superintendent Pleads Guilty To Fraud

EL PASO, TX — Former El Paso School Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia is likely headed for prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and fraud. Garcia broke down in tears in front of the judge when asked how he plead.

Woman Says Bank is Wrongfully Taking Her Home

EL PASO, TX — Beatriz Huml bought her home in the 19-90' and says she paid her $900 mortgage every month.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Happens at Wet 'n' Wild

ANTHONY, NM — Wet 'n' Wild Waterworld in Anthony, TX will be participating in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson to help spread the word that Swimming Lessons Saves Lives on Thursday, June 14th at 9am at their location.

Pew survey: Doubt of God Grows Quickly Among Young Americans

WASHINGTON -- The percentage of Americans 30 and younger who harbor some doubts about God's existence appears to be growing quickly, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.

Spend Money Mindfully to Stress Less

(CNN) -- Editor's note: CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme of seeking serenity: the quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times. Would you consider embarking upon a mindful spending challenge?

"K-3+ Program" Provides Additional Instruction for Students

LAS CRUCES — A new summer program in Las Cruces, "K-3+," will allow nearly 1,500 students to receive 25 additional days of education.

Little Bear Fire 35% Contained

RUIDOSO, NM — Firefighters have made significant progress containing the Little Bear Wildfire north of Ruidoso.

Internet Refreshes Domain Names

Move over ".com" and ".net." Soon, we may be surfing ".google" and ".lol."

Sheriff's Department Hones Search & Rescue Skills

LAS CRUCES — The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Patrol unit spent several hours in the desert west of Las Cruces last weekend, honing their skills on tracking strategies that can be used in search and rescue eff