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Prevent Water Problems Brought on by Cold Weather

LAS CRUCES -- Along with shorter days and falling leaves, colder weather can mean condensation on windows, frozen pipes and other water problems, said a New Mexico State University energy specialist.

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Proper Use of Space Heaters Keeps Utility Bills Low

LAS CRUCES -- When used correctly, electric space heaters keep families toasty and utility bills low, said a New Mexico State University energy specialist.

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Pellet Stoves Offer Cleaner, More Convenient Heating

LAS CRUCES -- When it comes to wood-burning devices to heat your home, pellet stoves offer some advantages over standard stoves and fireplaces, said a New Mexico State University energy specialist.

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Use Kerosene Heater to Stay Safe and Warm

LAS CRUCES -- Kerosene heaters work as good supplemental heat sources for homes or work areas, but they must be used carefully to ensure safe heating, said a New Mexico State University energy specialist.

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Giving the Gift of Quality Time to Children

LAS CRUCES - Parents shopping for their children's holiday gifts should consider putting their wallets away and giving the gift of time, said a New Mexico State University family scientist.

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Giving the Gift of Quality Time to Children

LAS CRUCES -- Parents shopping for their children's holiday gifts should consider putting their wallets away and giving the gift of time, said a New Mexico State University family scientist.

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February Workshop to Help Ranchers Improve Efficiency

LAS CRUCES -- Cattle producers will meet at the Tucumcari Convention Center Feb.15-16 for a training session on analyzing their herds' performance.

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Deming Girl Wins 4-H Essay Contest

Katie Robertson, 15, of Deming, won a weekend trip to Senior 4-H Leadership Retreat for her second place essay in the senior division of the state 4-H essay contest.

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Save on Heating and Electricity Bills When You Leave Town for the Holidays

LAS CRUCES -- Before leaving town for your holiday vacation, take time to close a few curtains and unplug some appliances to save on your heating and electricity bills, said a New Mexico State University energy specialist.

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Artesia Girl Wing 4-H Essay Contest

Brandy Cotham, 13, of Artesia, won a weekend trip for herself and a friend to 4-H Teen Get Away for her first place entry in the junior division of the state 4-H essay contest.

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Diabetics can enjoy holiday treats in moderation

LAS CRUCES -- Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to give up the pleasures of eating during the holidays, said a New Mexico State University human nutrition scientist.

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Compost Shows Promise In Chile Disease Experiment

LAS CRUCES -- Phytophthora root rot, or chile wilt, is "Public Enemy Number One" to New Mexico's chile industry, especially in Dona Ana County. But compost from woody waste may be an environmentally friendly solution to getting a grip on the spread of this soilborne disease and "damping off" fungus, said a New Mexico State University horticulturist.

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Dryland Blue Corn -- A Tough Row to Hoe

LAS CRUCES -- A combination of centuries-old techniques may not be the most productive method for New Mexico's Pueblo Indians to use in growing their blue corn, said a New Mexico State University horticulturist.

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N.M. Apple Growers Conference Scheduled

LAS CRUCES - The 1996 New Mexico Apple Growers Conference will be held Feb. 16-17 at the Barcelona Court All Suites Hotel in Albuquerque.

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Pecan Show Call for Entries

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico pecan growers can enter their prize produce in the pecan show held during the Western Pecan Growers Association conference March 10-12 in Las Cruces.

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La Union is Home of New Mexico's Only Certified Organic Cotton Farmer

LA UNION- When Dosi Alvarez switched to growing organic cotton three years ago, the innovative La Union farmer turned to some old-timers for help.

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New Mexico Christmas Trees Better Than Imports

LAS CRUCES - Your Christmas tree will remain fresher and last longer if you use a tree that was raised in New Mexico, according to a specialist with the New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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NMSU Extension Enhancing High School Ag Program

FORT WINGATE, N.M. -- In a dusty corral near Gallup, N.M., a group of Navajo, Zuni and Mescalero Apache teenagers gathers around a horse to name the various parts of the saddle for their teacher. The students attend Wingate High School, the largest, private Native American boarding school in the nation.

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SU Professor Named To Tourism Association Executive Committee

LAS CRUCES - Priscilla Bloomquist, assistant professor in New Mexico State University's hospitality and tourism program, was appointed to the Executive Committee for the Tourism Association of New Mexico (TANM) on November 17.

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Children's Christmas cookie caper Recipe for Learning about Food, Life

LAS CRUCES - Decorating dozens of Christmas cookies gave some southern New Mexico children a chance to have fun learning about both food and sharing.

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NMSU Scientist Studies Endangered Plants

LAS CRUCES - People usually think of cuddly pandas, spotted owls and soaring eagles when they hear the words "endangered species." But Mark Andersen, a New Mexico State University wildlife scientist, thinks of orchids with strange flowers and other tropical plant species.

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Teachers, parents can help children dealing with stress

LAS CRUCES - Stress isn't just the hallmark of overworked, time-crunched adults in the 1990s, children feel the effects, too, said a New Mexico State University family scientist.

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1995: New Mexico's "Year of the Bug"

"Insects affected almost every citizen this year," said Mike English, a Las Cruces-based entomologist with New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

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Sheep Referendum Ballots Available From County Extension offices

LAS CRUCES - New Mexico sheep and wool producers can register with county Cooperative Extension Service offices to vote on a referendum that would create a promotion, research and education program through assessments on sheep and wool sales.

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Prevent Water Problems Brought on by Cold Weather

LAS CRUCES -- People usually think of cuddly pandas, spotted owls and soaring eagles when they hear the words "endangered species." But Mark Andersen, a New Mexico State University wildlife scientist, thinks of orchids with strange flowers and other tropical plant species.

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Gila Study Shows Grazing Light on Riparian Areas

LAS CRUCES - A New Mexico State University study about the impact of grazing cattle and other animals on some areas within the Gila National Forest indicates that the level of grazing is within U.S. Forest Service guidelines.

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Gila Study Shows Grazing Light on Riparian Areas

LAS CRUCES - A New Mexico State University study about the impact of grazing cattle and other animals on some areas within the Gila National Forest indicates that the level of grazing is within U.S. Forest Service guidelines.

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LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico State University's Wool Judging Team recently placed second at the National Western Collegiate Wool Judging Contest in Denver. Emerging as reserve champions, NMSU's team finished just six points behind the first-place te

LAS CRUCES -- Homeowners can learn to reduce their energy costs during a solar hot water seminar Feb. 5 in Santa Fe.

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NMSU Wool Team Finishes Second

LAS CRUCES -- New Mexico State University's Wool Judging Team recently placed second at the National Western Collegiate Wool Judging Contest in Denver. Emerging as reserve champions, NMSU's team finished just six points behind the first-place team, Angelo State University (Texas).

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4-H Agent Wins Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year Award

LAS CRUCES -- Lee Watts, of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, was recently named the 1995 Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department.

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