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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.

The two-hour seminar, sponsored by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, will educate participants on the different types of hot water heaters and give tips on selecting the best type of solar hot water system. Cost, installation and maintenance also will be discussed.

A solar water heater collects sunshine and uses it to heat water for baths, showers, laundry, dishes and swimming pools. The amount of hot water supplied by solar energy depends on the type and size of the system, the climate and the quality of the site in terms of solar access.

The session runs from 6-8 p.m. at the Santa Fe County Extension office, in the County Fair Building on Rodeo Rd.

The seminar is free and open to the public; however, space is limited. To register, contact Imelda Garcia-Casares at 471-4711.