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4:47 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Train Service To Northeastern NM To Continue

The Southwest Chief runs from Los Angeles to Chicago.
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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train route through northeastern New Mexico will not be altered. The train is the economic lifeline for many people in the affected service area.

Raton Mayor Sandy Mantz says Amtrak’s decision not to stop service is wonderful news, because every summer thousands of passengers arrive in town by train and are responsible for almost half the yearly sales at local shops.

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10:23 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Do Indians Make Better Cowboys Than Cowboys?

Dakota Louis prepares for his championship ride.
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The Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) just wrapped up in Las Vegas. During the event, spectators enjoyed the usual rodeo competitions: barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding. But what's different about this event is it’s an Indian-only rodeo, which means in addition to the bulls, cows and Indian cowboys, the whole family is there.

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10:28 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Beyond Sprawl: Las Vegas, NV, Homes Are Going Cheap to Foreigners

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Half of home buyers in Las Vegas Nevada paid in cash in October. For the most part, these are investors buying up properties. Prices have dropped to 1990's levels, and many homes in the area are selling for below building cost.

In Part Four of the Fronteras Changing America Desk series Beyond Sprawl, Jude Joffe-Block reports some Las Vegas homes are getting attention from buyers from all over the world.

10:23 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Nevada Scammer Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Fraud

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A Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty in federal court to filing hundreds of fraudulent unemployment claims worth millions.  From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports the scheme cheated the government of 4-point-4 million dollars.

10:04 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Las Vegas Jews Go To Casinos to Celebrate the New Year

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As Las Vegas Nevada grew in recent years, so too did its Jewish population. But that can lead to problems during the High Holy Days.

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