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In this week’s episode, we’re talking about an annual event that has returned to our area after a two-year, COVID-inspired hiatus. That’s the Spaceport America Cup — which was recently described by someone in our newsroom as March Madness for aspiring rocket scientists. We talk to Las Cruces Sun-News reporter Algernon D’Ammassa — who regularly cove…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about Pride month — celebrated every June — the time of year when we recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals have had on history. Celebrated in various countries around the world, Pride celebrations take a variety of forms, from parades and parties to proms and protes…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about recent conversations about homelessness and crime in Las Cruces. Business leaders recently organized a forum to address a gap they say the city council created by ignoring the issue of homelessness and property crime citywide. On June 2, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, the Las Cruces Associati…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about education. We’ll talk to Miranda Cyr, who has covered education for the Sun-News for the past couple years. Miranda is a Report for America fellow; Report for America is a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. An initiative…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about the shooting of 75-year-old Amelia Baca by an officer from the Las Cruces Police Department. Family members say she suffered from signs of dementia — which was undiagnosed. When police arrived, they say they found the elderly woman holding a large kitchen knife in each hand. Videos obtained by the Sun-New…
 
In this week’s episode of The Reporter's Notebook, we’re talking about interesting figures in Las Cruces. Anita Rockett, for instance, is 69 years old. Nearly 50 years ago, she almost lost a leg in a boating accident. Since then, she has run countless marathons, and in June, she hopes to complete her first Ironman Half Triathalon. We’ll talk to Sun…
 
Lorenzo Alba, Director of Casa De Peregrins stopped by the Bravo Mic Communications studios to get us ready for the 14th Annual Taste of Las Cruces Event! "The Rotary Clubs of Las Cruces along with Casa de Peregrinos are excited to announce th 14th Annual Taste of Las Cruces on May 12, 2022, to the Las Cruces Convention Center!…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about the local economy as a number of interesting factors collide. On one hand, the nation’s economy is shrinking as inflation and other factors drive up gas prices — creating a pinch at the pump and at the supermarket. Las Cruces certainly isn’t immune to these large-scale factors — but, according to one econ…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about our newspaper’s new reporting standards surrounding cops, courts and crime — public safety reporting, as we’re calling it now. Why, for example, are you seeing fewer mugshots of alleged criminals in news stories? Why are we adding editors notes about sexual assault resources, or suicide prevention resourc…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about the recent wildfires that have plagued the residents in and around Ruidoso, in the Lincoln National Forest. The McBride Fire, which ignited on a windy Tuesday afternoon near Ruidoso's middle school, has since destroyed more than 200 homes — most notably in Gavilan Canyon — and claimed the lives of two peo…
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking all about cannabis. On Friday, April 1st, sales of recreational — or adult-use — cannabis became legal in New Mexico. And Las Cruces was the first city in the state to conduct a legal sale. We’ll get into how that happened… Doña Ana County, which borders Texas, also enjoyed the benefit of its share of cannabis …
 
In this week’s episode, we’re talking collaborative, solutions-based journalism. We’ll be joined by Diana Alba Soular — a former reporter for the Sun-News — and my former co-worker — who is now Project Manager of the Southern New Mexico Journalism Collaborative, and Reyes Mata III, a reporter for the Southern New Mexico Journalism Collaborative and…
 
In this week's episode, we’re joined by Mónica Ortiz Uribe, the Regional Diversity Reporter for the El Paso Times. Mónica recently shared the fantastic story of Shahid Mustafa, who grew up in Chicago’s southside — and now is carrying on a little-known legacy of Black farmers in southern New Mexico. Shahid moved to Las Cruces to manage Mountain View…
 
In this episode, we’re joined by Adrian Hedden, who covers energy, oil and gas for the Carlsbad Current-Argus. While the Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused Americans pain at the gas pump, the oil shortage could lead to a shot in the arm for New Mexico’s oil and gas industry — particularly in the Permian Basin, where Adrian lives and covers thes…
 
On the evening of Dec. 2, 2016, Marine veteran Joshua Dunne was shot and killed by officers from the Las Cruces Police Department. This story contains discussions of suicide and PTSD experienced by veterans. Help is available at National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. In this episode, we’re joined by Sun-News public safety reporter Ju…
 
In this episode, we’re joined by Michael McDevitt, who covers city and county government for the Sun-News, to look at the city’s recent revocation of the business license for Speak Easy — the cannabis-themed merch shop which first became embroiled in controversy last summer. Speak Easy's license was pulled by the city after Jason Estrada was charge…
 
In this episode, we’re joined by Algernon D’Ammassa, who covers statewide issues for the Sun-News, as well as Adrian Hedden, the energy and environment reporter for the Carlsbad Current-Argus, to look at the just-adjourned session of the New Mexico Legislature. Several major bills made it to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk. Many others died …
 
Warning: This episode of “The Reporter’s Notebook” contains graphic accounts of child abuse, sexual assault and murder. Listener discretion is advised. In this episode, we’re joined by Sun-News public safety reporter Justin Garcia, as well as former Sun-News reporter Bethany Brunelle-Raja to look at three of Doña Ana County’s biggest crimes of the …
 
In this episode, we’re joined by Las Cruces Sun-News education reporter Miranda Cyr — a Report for America fellow now in her second year with the newspaper —to look at some of the big issues facing Las Cruces Public Schools. We talk about the impact that COVID-19 — and, more specifically, the omicron variant — has had on schools throughout the dist…
 
Amid rising tensions between Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart and County Manager Fernando Macias, the sheriff is now facing an employment discrimination complaint by one of her sergeants who claims he was wrongfully denied a promotion and a code of conduct complaint related to the same incident. DASO Sgt. Eric Flores was told he was the third to…
 
Audiences have seen actor William H. Macy appear on screen in hits like “Fargo,” “Room,” “Magnolia” and “Shameless,” and now Las Crucens will have the chance to see him in person at the Las Cruces International Film Festival where he will be presented with the 2022 award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment. The seventh annual film festival…
 
It’s been more than a year since a scathing report was released to the public detailing $1.7 million in mishandled public money within Visit Las Cruces, the city's convention and visitors bureau. A year later, the city pointed to a number of organizational changes inspired by the report, but admitted it was not following all of the investigators' r…
 
Garrey Carruthers was selected by the staff of the Las Cruces Sun-News as our Distinguished Resident of 2021. The former governor of New Mexico and New Mexico State University chancellor and president has long considered Las Cruces home, since moving here in 1957. We hope this helps explain why Carruthers was chosen as our Distinguished Resident.…
 
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