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Trakh Completes Staff With Ford

New Mexico State head women`s basketball coach Mark Trakh completed his staff with the hiring of former Nebraska standout Ashley Ford. Ford joins the NM State women`s basketball staff after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Nebraska, her alma mater, where she was the starting point guard from 2005-07 under head coach Connie Yori. Watch now in the You Tube link at the bottom of the page.

RPD, RFD to participate in National Night Out

The Roswell Police Department and Roswell Fire Department invite the public to join them at National Night Out this coming Tuesday (Aug. 2) at the Target store parking lot at 2725 N. Main St. from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s local event is being sponsored by Target and Roswell Neighborhood Watch. National Night Out began in 1984 as a way for communities across the country to build relationships among citizens and police, fire and medical emergency responders, while also raising crime-prevention awareness and generating support for programs such as Neighborhood Watch. Last year, more than 15,000 communities in all 50 states and U.S. territories, as well as in Canada, held local events. Most National Night Out events are held on the first Tuesday in August, although some states hold events at other times. RPD will have its Mobile Command Center at Tuesday’s local event and RFD will set up its Kids Combat Challenge, a firefighter-themed obstacle course for youngsters. McGruff the Crime Dog will be there, and so will members of the Roswell Police Explorer Post 911, an organization for youth interested in learning about law enforcement. The event will also feature live music by the Juke Box Band, free hot dogs and drinks, and inflatable play activities (such as “Jolly Jumps”) for children. Target will also be holding drawings for backpacks to help kids get ready to head back to school. RPD and RFD thanks Target and Neighborhood Watch for organizing this year’s local National Night Out event. For more information about the event or about starting a Neighborhood Watch program in a particular area, call Richard Lucero at (575) 622-7233 or (575) 420-1369.

Several Programs Now Accepting New Students At ENMU-Roswell

The Criminal Justice program at ENMU-Roswell is enrolling new students. “The Criminal Justice Program is your first step to success in law, justice, police science, and related fields,” said Romo Villegas instructor. “A well-balanced Associates of Arts Degree can serve as a terminal occupational degree program or can apply toward a bachelor`s degree in Criminal Justice or other majors at New Mexico`s four-year state universities.” Instructor, Romo Villegas, has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science In Public Safety with a specialization in Criminal Justice from Capella University. “Join us for a new and exciting Criminal Justice Program developed to meet the needs of our ever-changing society and to improve the careers of those who serve,” he said. To contact Villegas, call 575-624-7261. Students interested in pursuing a meaningful career in healthcare are urged to apply for the SUN PATH (Skill Up Network: Pathways Acceleration in Technology and Healthcare) Allied Health program at ENMU-Roswell. Starting this fall semester, SUN PATH will prepare students for healthcare careers by teaching them job skills while strengthening their reading, writing and math abilities. SUN PATH students receive individual academic and career support; financial aid guidance; resume development and job interviews; and job fair and employer networking opportunities. For more information and to apply, contact SUN PATH Site Director, Kim Purcell at 575-624-7469.

ENMU-Roswell Respiratory Therapy Program Enrolling New Students

The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Respiratory Therapy Program is accepting students for a new class to start January 9, 2017. The Respiratory Therapy Program at ENMU-Roswell is the only Respiratory Therapy Program in Southeastern New Mexico. The Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The program is in the top 14 percent of all RCP programs in the entire U.S. and was recently awarded the prestigious Excellence in Education Award by CoARC. The application deadline is August 1, but will be extended if needed. Respiratory therapists are allied health care professionals who specialize in caring for patients with lung and heart issues. Respiratory therapists aid in the prevention, testing, and treatment of cardiopulmonary disease, such as asthma, emphysema, and sleep disorders. Their patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, trauma, or shock. Respiratory Therapists are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, aeromedical transport, sleep labs, and medical equipment suppliers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, making the Respiratory Therapist Job Outlook better than the average for all occupations. Growth in the middle-aged and elderly population will lead to an increased incidence of respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and pneumonia, respiratory disorders that permanently damage the lungs or restrict lung function. These factors will lead to an increased demand for respiratory therapy services and treatments, mostly in hospitals and nursing homes. In addition, advances in preventing and detecting disease, improved medications, and more sophisticated treatments will increase the demand for respiratory therapists. Other conditions affecting the general population, such as smoking, air pollution, and respiratory emergencies, will continue to create demand for respiratory therapists. “Our students come from the entire southeastern region of New Mexico and beyond,” said Mavis Williams, director of the Respiratory Therapy Program. “Our accreditation outcomes exceed all thresholds. Our employers are highly satisfied with our graduates. We boast a very high pass rate on national board exams.” For more information about the program, contact Mavis Williams at (575) 624-7217.

WAFWA Honors Career Achievements Of Western Conservation Professionals

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is honoring conservation professionals from several western states with awards lauding their work to conserve fish and wildlife resources. Tod Stevenson from New Mexico is being honored with WAFWA’s most prestigious award, the Phillip W. Schneider Lifetime Achievement Award. Stevenson’s tenure with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish spanned more than 30 years in various capacities. He started his career working in a fish hatchery in 1977 before becoming a game warden in 1981. He rose through the ranks to become the agency’s director before retiring in 2011. Throughout his career, Stevenson championed a scientific approach to wildlife management, inspiring his colleagues and leaving a legacy for current leadership. The award is named for Phillip W. Schneider of Oregon whose legendary commitment to fish and wildlife resources spanned more than 40 years in a career in which he served as director of the state’s game and fish agency, and later as a commissioner and commissioner emeritus of Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish employee Lance Cherry was also honored by WAFWA with a Contributor of the Year Award. Cherry serves as the information and education division chief for the agency and he was honored for many accomplishments, including developing an online hunter education program and redesigning the agency’s website.

AAA Releases Weekend Gas Watch

The statewide gas price average in New Mexico is $2.13 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than last week and 59 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the state, drivers in Las Cruces are paying the most on average at $2.14 per gallon while drivers in Albuquerque are paying the least at $2.06 per gallon. Nationwide drivers are paying an average of $2.14, which is five cents less than last week and 56 cents less per gallon than last year. With abundant fuel supplies across the nation and declining crude oil costs, gas prices continue to drop. Prices are substantially lower than one year ago in every state. More than one-third of gas stations nationwide are selling gasoline for $2.00 per gallon or less. Analysts say gas prices are likely to remain low for the remainder of the summer compared to recent years. While oil production has slowed slightly, fuel production has continued to rise. This is supported by data from the American Petroleum Institute, which last week reported fuel deliveries for June were three percent higher than 2015 and the highest number in nine years. Overall, domestic deliveries are 1.7 percent higher during the first half of 2016 than the same period last year, which is in line with AAA reports of travelers taking advantage of lower gas prices and hitting the roads in record numbers this year. Despite the lowest seasonal prices in 12 years, it’s important to note the possibility that unexpected events could trigger higher prices later this summer. For example, crude oil costs could rise due to disruptions in supply, stronger than expected economic growth or geopolitical tensions overseas. In addition, regional prices could increase due to refinery problems, production cuts, stronger than anticipated demand, or hurricanes that impact distribution and production. “As travelers are hitting the roads in record numbers this summer, AAA Texas reminds motorists to practice safe driving habits like buckling up, limiting distractions, monitoring speed and being a courteous driver,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “Motorists should also remember that regular vehicle maintenance can help drivers avoid common roadside delays and spend more time at their destination this summer.”

Governor Susana Martinez Announces Record-Shattering Year For NM State Parks

Governor Susana Martinez announced that more people are visiting New Mexico’s state parks than ever before. Last year, our state parks welcomed more than five million visitors – one million more than 2014. The announcement comes on the heels of the Governor announcing record-breaking tourism numbers for the fourth consecutive year. “This is great news for New Mexico. When our state parks flourish, so do our communities,” Governor Martinez said. “Our state parks are absolute treasures, and it’s exciting that more people are finding adventures that feed their soul right here in New Mexico.” New Mexico is home to 35 state parks. Notable increases include: Cimarron Canyon State Park saw a 61 percent increase; 68,000 more people visited Elephant Butte Lake State Park, with a grand total of one million visitors; Rockhound State Park in Deming more than doubled visitors; 230,000 more people visited Storrie Lake near Las Vegas; and Bottomless Lakes State Park near Roswell saw a 19.5 percent increase, totaling 173,320. “We strive to provide our visitors with a fun outdoor experience, and we are delighted more people are enjoying their state parks,” said State Parks Director Christy Tafoya. This summer, State Parks and the NM Tourism Department, and the Department of Cultural Affairs will continue their popular Find Your New Mexico True Park photo contest, which encourages people to upload photos of their visits for a chance to win prizes. Go to to enter the contest, make camping reservations, take online boating safety courses, and view the event calendar.

Sentences Handed Down In Lea County Drug Cases

Arturo Dominguez Morales of Lamesa, Texas, has been sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces to 90 months in prison for a meth trafficking conviction. Morales will be on supervised release for 6 years after completing his prison sentence. He was arrested on June 30, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of meth with intent to distribute in Lea County, N.M. According to the complaint, agents with the Lea County Drug Task Force (LCDTF) discovered more than 230 grams of meth in his vehicle after learning from confidential sources that Morales was bringing large amounts of meth into Hobbs for distribution. Ruben Cantu, 43, of Hobbs has also been sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces to 100 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He will be on supervised release for two years after completing his prison sentence. U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez said that Cantu, who has six felony convictions over the past 23 years, was prosecuted as part of a federal anti-violence initiative that targets “the worst of the worst” offenders for federal prosecution. Cantu was arrested on July 7, 2014, on an indictment charging him with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Marita Noon Podcast Returns

In his less-than-enthusiastic endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the Democrat`s choice for President, Sen. Bernie Sanders decried `Greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior` and declared that we couldn`t let `billionaires buy elections.` Perhaps his opposition research team discovered what we have about Clinton`s connections with the very entities he despises: Wall Street--which he`s accused of `gambling trillions in risky financial instruments;` and `huge financial institutions` that he says: `simply have too much economic and political power over this country.` Wall Street and its `huge financial institutions` are Clinton allies--supporting both her campaign and donating big bucks to the Clinton Foundation. In the batch of Democrat National Committee (DNC) emails WikiLeaks made public on July 23, DNC Research Associate Jeremy Berns tells his colleagues: `She [Clinton] doesn`t want the people knowing about her relationships on Wall Street.` He adds: `She wants to achieve consistency and the best way to do that is to keep the people ignorant.` For the past four years, I`ve collaborated with citizen activist/researcher Christine Lakatos (she`s been at it for six years) on what we`ve called: President Obama`s green-energy crony-corruption scandal. Together we`ve produced the single largest body of work on the topic. In her blog, the Green Corruption Files, she posts her exhaustive research-what I affectionately refer to as the drink-from-the-fire-hydrant version. I, then, use her research to draft an overview that is appropriate for the casual reader. More recently, our efforts have morphed to include the Democrats` presidential nominee, as Lakatos found the same people are her `wealthy cronies,` too. In Lakatos` most-recent, and final Green Corruption File, released on July 19, she states: `While there are numerous ways you can `buy access to the Clintons,` I`m only going to connect the dots to the Green Gangsters, which we`ve already established are rich political pals of President Obama, as well as other high-ranking Democrats and their allies, who were awarded hundreds of billions of `green` taxpayer cash.` Her lengthy report, is `devoted to proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the Democrat presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is not only in bed with Big Money (Wall Street, the Uber-Rich, special interests groups and lobbyists) and Dark Money (Super PACS and Secret Cash), she`s also bankrolled and is in cahoots with--directly and through her husband and her family foundation--the wealthy Green Gangsters, who are robbing U.S. taxpayers in order to `save the planet.`` While the dozens of pages prove the involvement of names you know--like former vice president Al Gore, former Governor Bill Richardson, and billionaire donors Tom Steyer and Warren Buffett, and names you likely don`t know: David Crane, John Doerr, Pat Stryker, and Steve Westly--I`ve chosen to highlight the Clinton`s Wall Street connections that have benefited from the green deals that were cut in the Obama White House and that will continue on if Clinton wins. Lakatos points out: `Clinton`s `ambitious renewable energy plans` move far beyond Obama`s green mission that has been rife with crony capitalism, corporate welfare, and corruption.` Along with more climate rules, she `wants an open tab for green energy.` Remember the DNC`s official platform includes: `the goal of producing 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2050` and `a call for the Justice Department to investigate fossil fuel companies for misleading the public on climate change.` Three Wall Street names of my limited-word-count focus are Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Bank of America. Each is a top-contributing Clinton campaign supporter and a Clinton Foundation donor. They have benefited from the hundreds of billions in taxpayers dollars given out for green energy projects through the Obama Administration. All three have expectations that Clinton will continue the green programs put in place by the Obama administration. Goldman Sachs--donated between $1 million to $5 million and the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund has contributed between $250,000 to $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. As Lakatos pointed out in previous reports, Goldman Sachs is connected, via various roles, to at least 14 companies and/or projects that won green taxpayer cash--a tab that exceeded $8.5 billion. One specific example: Goldman is credited as the `exclusive financial advisor` for the now bankrupt Solyndra ($570.4 million loss). Then there is now-bankrupt SunEdison-an early Goldman Sachs investment. SunEdison received $1.5 billion in federal and state subsidies. And, in 2010, Goldman Sachs handled the IPO of government winner, Tesla Motors that was awarded $465 million from the Department Of Energy (DOE) ATVM program-they got much more if you factor in the state and local subsides: $2,406,805,253 to be exact. Also, according to Goldman, `In May 2013, [they] helped raise over $1 billion in new financing for Tesla Motors.` Citigroup/Citi Foundation--donated between $1 million to $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. This big bank is connected to approximately $16 billion of taxpayer money. Lakatos, in 2013, reported that Citi was actively involved in securing the 1703/1705 DOE loans; was a direct investor; and/or served as an underwriter for the initial public offering (IPO) of at least 16 of Citi`s clients that received some form of government subsidies. One green company where Citi is a major investor is SolarCity, which has been subsidized through various stimulus funds, grants and federal tax breaks at the tune equaling almost $1.5 billion. (Billionaire Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla and Chairman at SolarCity. He`s a Clinton Foundation donor ($25 million to $50 million) and Hillary supporter, too.) Bank of America/Bank of America Foundation--donated between $500,000 to $1 million to the Clinton Foundation. Bank of America, amongst other green efforts, participated in Project Amp--a four-year, $2.6 billion project to place solar panels on rooftops in 28 states. At the time, the Wall Street Journal reported: `Bank of America Merrill Lynch unit will provide $1.4 billion in loans for the project,` of which `the financing is part of Bank of America`s plan to put $20 billion of capital to work in renewable energy, conservation and other clean technologies that address climate change.` In the final days of the DOE loan program (September 2011), the DOE awarded a partial guarantee of $1.4 billion loan to Project Amp. According to a press release, Bank of America increased its second environmental business initiative from $50 billion to $125 billion in low-carbon business by 2025 through lending, investing, capital raising, advisory services and developing financing solutions for clients around the world. It`s important to remember that climate change--which is the foundation of the green agenda--is part of the Clinton Foundation`s mission statement: `In communities across the globe, our programs are proving that we can confront the debilitating effects of climate change in a way that makes sense for governments, businesses, and economies.` Additionally, the Foundation`s coffers were enriched when Clinton and her State Department staff solicited contributions from foreign governments to the Clinton Global Initiative, as we detailed in our coverage of her clean cookstove campaign. In addition to Clinton`s obvious Wall Street connections, one of the many startling realizations that can be gleaned from the report on Hillary`s Horrendous Hypocrisy, is the fact that these companies--some of which would not be in existence without the grants and tax credits--that received millions in taxpayer dollars, took our money and gave it to the Clinton Foundation and to the Clinton Campaign. As was the case with Clinton Foundation donor/campaign fundraiser George Kaiser, these billionaires are making lucrative profits, at taxpayer expense, from bankrupted green companies like Solyndra. In short, we, the taxpayers, are subsidizing the well-connected millionaires and billionaires--and Hillary Clinton is part of all of it. Meanwhile, she admonishes the average American to combat climate change by driving less and reducing our personal use of electricity. Bernie Sanders was right to be alarmed. Huge financial institutions do have too much political power. Wall Street billionaires are trying to buy Clinton the White House. In return, she`ll be sure their green energy investments pay off for them by demanding that America go green.

Roswell Moving Forward On Aquatic Center

Despite objections from Roswell City Councilor Juan Oropesa(pictured), UFO City leaders have decided to move forward with the design of an outdoor aquatic facility. Oropesa has stated his opposition since Day One when the city decided to close down the decades old Cahoon Park Pool. The project is expected to cost millions of dollars and it will take the city at least a year before the project goes to Roswell voters. City leaders are looking at bonds to pay for the project.

Stone Named New Mexico CowBelles’ Man Of The Year

Preston Stone, Capitan, was named the New Mexico CowBelles’ (NMCB’s) 2016 Man of the Year at the group’s recent Mid-Year meeting, held in Ruidoso. “We are pleased to honor Preston with this much-deserved award,” said NMCB President Anita Hand, Datil. “His dedication to agriculture, the beef industry, and the New Mexico CowBelles is much appreciated.” Stone, a long-time Capitan area rancher, was nominated for the award by the Corriente CowBelles. His nomination recognizes his willingness to stand up and advocate for rural residents and agriculture, both locally and across the state. He has also helped the Corriente CowBelles with countless fundraisers, service activities and educational programs. “He is a true champion for our industry and lifestyle,” the group concluded. Stone currently serves on the Lincoln County Commission, and over the years has served the community on many boards including the Upper Hondo Soil and Water Conservation District, the Otero County Electric Cooperative, and Capitan Municipal School Board. He and his wife Willa, have two children: Tracey, who lives in Montana and works as an insurance adjuster; and Troy, who lives and works with his family on the Stone Ranch.

Manzanares Named Sheepman Of The Year

Antonio Manzanares, Tierra Amarilla, was named the New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc. (NMWGI) 2016 Sheepman of the Year at the association’s recent annual meeting in Ruidoso. “Antonio and his family are truly salt of the earth, and we are pleased to be able to recognize them for their hard work, determination and accomplishments,” said NMWGI President Punk Cooper, Mayhill. “They have built a successful sheep operation, developed non-traditional markets for their products, and supported their community and the industry. We are proud to call them friends.” Antonio and his wife, Molly, raise Churro, Dorper cross and Rambouillet sheep in herded bands on private, leased, and U.S. Forest Service land in northern New Mexico. They have been certified organic producers since 1998, and market their lamb under the Shepherd’s Lamb label at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, La Montanita Coop, directly to restaurants, and online. The couple has been active in community initiatives including Ganados del Valle which helped establish Tierra Wools as a local retail outlet to market wool and finished products, provide jobs, and teach skills and traditions. They now own and operate the store, which was formerly worker-owned. Manzanares currently serves on the New Mexico Sheep and Goat Council, and is a past member of the American Lamb Board. In 2007, the couple was recognized as New Mexico Organic Farmers of the Year. Molly, currently State Director of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), served on the FSA’s State Committee since 2001. They have four children: Agustin, who serves in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Langley Eustis in Virginia; Lara, who worked as a graphic artist in San Francisco for many years and recently returned to New Mexico; Raquel, an attorney for UMass in Massachusetts; and Luisa, a veterinarian in Colorado; and one grandchild.

Paul Gessing Podcast Returns

This week the head of the Albuquerque based Rio Grande Foundation talks about a trip to Minnesota, left wing groups and a State Senate candidate support killing good paying jobs for low skill workers, decline in Rail Runner ridership and deregulation improving the quality of life for beer drinkers. 

An Oops Moment With Water

© 2016 Michael Swickard, Ph.D. Sam Houston was president of Texas when it was founded. At a dinner he ate a big spoonful of very hot mashed potatoes. He realized they were hot and spit them out on the table while observing, “A dern fool would have kept that in his mouth.” Someone probably said, “Opps.” Race car driver A. J. Foyt was leading a race as the laps wound down before electronic communications. A board was held up showing the laps remaining. Foyt misinterpreted the board and thought he had won when in fact there was one lap to go. He slowed down and four drivers passed him. At the press conference, “Sometimes you blow a tire or an engine, I blew a brain.” Then there are times in New Mexico like the controlled burn in 2000 at Cerro Grande done in high winds. That wildfire burned for a month, destroying almost 50,000 acres and torching 400 homes. Opps. A few years later two fires were allowed to burn that burned out of control and scorched lots of the Gila and the Ruidoso areas. In 1999 a Mars obiter was constructed with one team of engineers using the English system of measurement while other teams used the metric system. It cost NASA $100 million and a lot of ridicule. Captain Joe Hazelwood put an underling in charge of piloting the Exxon Valdez as it left Alaska March 24, 1989. He was drinking and therefore wasn’t available to keep the ship off a reef where it poured 11 million gallons of oil. It cost about $8 Billion and ruined Exxon’s reputation. Or the makers of booster seals on the Space Shuttle Challenger who said don’t take off when it is below a certain temperature. But didn’t speak up forcefully when NASA got “Launch fever” while the temperature was too low and the Challenger blew up killing seven crew and costing $11 Billion. Opps. Look at the Fukushima nuclear plant that built the emergency pumps on the ocean side of the building so they were swamped when the tsunami hit and didn’t work. Opps. But that is small potatoes to the Soviet party official who overruled the engineers and wanted to do a very unsafe test at Chernobyl. That cost him his life and many others along with more than $400 Billion in damages. Double Opps. We have opps like the twelve publishing houses that rejected J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book. They lost a billion dollars. In 1999 Google founders were trying to sell their search engine for one million dollars and even lowered the price to $750,000 but no one bought. It is worth about $350 Billion today. Record label Decca holds a special place in the hearts of record label EMI. Decca signed Brian Poole and the Tremeloes and passed on the Beatles. Opps. That is almost as bad as Russia in 1867 selling Alaska to the United States for a couple cents an acre because it was not valuable. One of the biggest opps over the years is the way New Mexico thinks it can conserve its way to plenty of water. That is not possible. The state of New Mexico either has to pipe water into the state or it has to make unusable water into water that can be used for people and agriculture. But there is no movement by the state officials to do something useful. Instead they stand mute and dumb on the crisis of New Mexico not having enough water. New Mexico has never had enough water and it gets worse with the needs of more people and agriculture. The best they can do is hope that it will rain. Or those who think the answer is to quit having agriculture. That works as soon as we all stop eating. Idiots. The best time to plant a shade tree was twenty years ago. Next best time was ten years ago. But you will never get shade if you do not plant a shade tree. Likewise, real action needs to be taken on securing a supply of water for the coming generations. Or I guess years from now as it gets worse and worse we can say, Opps. Email: - Swickard’s new novel, Hideaway Hills, is availableat

Last Escape Of Billy The Kid Coming To Lincoln

Last year’s performance drew people from all over and Kent McInnes talks about how his family has been associated with the performance for decades. The show is set for early next month.

La Llorona Coming To Capitan

Rosalie de Aragon(pictured) will perform as The Wailing Woman during a Chautauqua presentation courtesy of the New Mexico Humanities and New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. It will take place on the night of Aug.5 at the Capitan Public Library. Call 575-354-3035 for more information. De Aragon talks more about the performance.

Researcher Uses Already Approved Drugs To Force Cancer Cell Death

Cancer cells do not die when they are supposed to, and instead multiply uncontrollably. Dr. Alexandre Chigaev, Scientist at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, is shedding light on how cancer cells evade apoptosis, programmed cell death. Through his research, he has also discovered already-approved drugs that can help force cancer cells to self destruct.