Sloan Patton

Assistant News Director

Sloan Patton joined KRWG in August 2012 as assistant news director.

You can see and hear him reporting for KRWG on television and on the radio.

Before coming to Las Cruces, Sloan worked as an assistant television producer in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. He helped his station cover the Country Music Awards and may have made a small appearance at the CMT Music Awards, but he is neither confirming nor denying that.

Sloan graduated in 2011 with a degree in Political Science.

An avid runner and not so avid golfer, Sloan is slowly adjusting to the high altitude of southern New Mexico.

He is excited about exploring the desert Southwest and is always looking for the next great story idea.

Email Sloan: spatton@nmsu.edu

Follow Sloan on Twitter! @SloanPatton

Regional
4:39 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Martinez: Will Not Leave New Mexico For Potential Appointment

Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday at a political rally she would not accept an appointment by Mitt Romney if he is elected president and offers her an appointment.

“No…I’m committed to New Mexico. I will not leave this state. I have a lot of work to get done,” said Martinez.

Martinez arrived in Mesilla Plaza along with Florida senator Marco Rubio to endorse U.S. senate candidate for New Mexico, Heather Wilson

Wilson trails Martin Heinrich in recent polls by about 10 points. Election Day is November 6-th.

Regional
7:29 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Bone Marrow Donor Drive Coming to NMSU

NMSU is hosting a bone marrow donor drive Thursday inspired, in part, by one stranger who gave one Las Cruces woman the gift of life in the form of a bone marrow transplant.

Laurie Abbott found out she had leukemia in 2004. She had no idea at first.

“I thought I just had a vitamin deficiency and needed Geritol or something,” said Abbott.

But her doctor knew it was more serious.

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Regional
12:25 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Former U.S. Diplomat Visits Las Cruces, Speaks on Middle East

Former U.S. diplomat Joe Wilson visited NMSU’s campus Friday to speak about his work in the Middle East.

Wilson said Las Cruces has a unique perspective when it comes to international relations.

“I think you probably have some understanding of that because it is not that far away that you’ve got a drug war going on. You’ve got people here living in tents that are refugees from that particular war,” said Wilson.

Joe Wilson is part of the diplomatic family…the same family Chris Stevens was part of. Stevens was killed in an attack on the Libyan embassy in September.

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Regional
12:19 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Heinrich and Wilson Square Off in Las Cruces

Heather Wilson and Martin Heinrich squared off in a debate at the Dona Ana County elections office.

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Regional
12:34 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

NMSU Board Names Dr. Manuel Pacheco Interim President

Manuel Pacheco, NMSU Interim President

The NMSU board unanimously approved Dr. Manuel Pacheco as interim president Wednesday after Dr. Barbara Couture left the university last week.

A familiar face on campus, Dr. Pacheco was NMSU’s interim president in 2009.

As interim, Pacheco is limited to one year and a salary that can’t exceed $360,000 dollars.

With the interim president officially appointed, several issues came up. Among them was what shade of maroon the school’s color really is.

“…so that when we bleed, we may all bleed the same color.”

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Regional
10:21 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Movie highlights reduced Juarez violence

EL PASO, Texas -- Filmmaker Charlie Minn is releasing his latest documentary-style movie. It looks at a recent and dramatic drop in murders in Juarez.

The murder rate is down ninety percent from two years ago, but it still hovers at around 40 murders a month...and all of it just a few hundred yards from the UTEP campus

Minn has some good news.

"I'm happy to report that more people are going back to Juarez as a result."

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Regional
10:13 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

"The Bells of Old Mesilla" celebrated regional history

LAS CRUCES -- The play “The Bells of Old Mesilla” celebrated its final night Sunday at the Rio Grande Theater in downtown Las Cruces.

The play was set in Mesilla, a town that was part of Mexico more than 150 years ago, before the U.S. bought it.

The people living there at the time had to cross an international border—even though it was the border that crossed them.                                               

Their struggles are a big part of the play.                                             

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