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NMSU Hotline — July 13, 2017

NMSU professors expand project to map Zika mosquitoes across southern New Mexico


Researchers at New Mexico State University have received a second contract from the New Mexico Department of Health to expand last summer?s project to map the geographic distribution of mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus in the state.

In May, the new study determined the species that transmits the Zika virus ? Aedes aegypti ? is in Doņa Ana County. Last year, New Mexico had 10 reported cases of Zika virus disease imported by travelers. There have been no reports of Zika virus disease so far this year.

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Win two tickets to Warped Tour

KLAQ presents Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the NMSU Intramural Field. Featuring Hawthorne Heights, I, Prevail, Andy Black, Beartooth, Hatebreed, GWAR and dozens more, Warped Tour is the one summer event you absolutely can?t miss. Tickets are on sale now at the Pan American Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and http://www.ticketmaster.com/NMSU-Intramural-Field-tickets-Las-Cruces/venue/98938?tm_link=edp_Venue_Name_1?camefrom=CFC_%20NEWMEXICOSU.

Follow the @NMSUinsider Twitter account at https://twitter.com/NMSUinsider for a chance to win two free tickets. At some point during the day on Friday, July 14, @NMSUinsider will tweet a Warped Tour contest message. Retweet the message for a chance to win the tickets. One winner will be drawn on Monday, July 17. Good luck.

View official rules in the discussion section of https://facebook.com/events/1080477415411490/ and contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Hard Road Trio KRWG benefit concert to be held July 22

New Mexico's acoustic music powerhouse The Hard Road Trio has put together a special show to benefit KRWG. The concert featuring the trio and their musical friends will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces.

Tickets are available online at http://krwg.org, at the KRWG offices (Room 121 in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus, 575-646-2222) and at the Cutter Gallery at the corner of University and El Paseo. Ticket prices are $15 in advance, $20 at the door for adults and for ages 12 and under $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door.

The Hard Road Trio features Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, octave mandolin and guitar), Chris Sanders (vocals and guitar) and Anne Luna (vocals and bass). They are joined by Tim May, Nashville guitarist extraordinaire. Hard Road Trio and guest musicians? CDs will be on sale at the concert.

The Hard Road Trio has captured audiences across the country with the depth of their songwriting and the power of their distinctive voices. Their music grows from Smith's love of bluegrass rooted in his native Virginia, the beauty of choral singing ever-present in Sanders' Minnesota childhood, and the tradition of music in Luna's New Mexico family. Together, their Southwestern blend of roots and bluegrass music provides a unique heartbeat and lilt underscored by Luna's driving and elegant bass.

The Hard Road Trio concert will benefit KRWG, a public broadcasting service of New Mexico State University, serving southern New Mexico and far west Texas. KRWG can be heard in Alamogordo at 89.5 FM, Deming at 93.5 FM, Silver City at 91.2 and in Lordsburg and Truth or Consequences at 91.9 FM.

NMSU?s Arrowhead Center to host inaugural AgSprint Assembly

Leaders and entrepreneurs in the world of agricultural technology will join promising ag tech startups to discuss ideas to help promote and develop ag tech investments in New Mexico, as well as the global state of agriculture, at the inaugural AgSprint Assembly, which will take place Aug. 10 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

AgSprint Assembly features exceptionally productive ag-market leaders who will talk about demands from the frontlines, translating ideas from vision to reality and the future of ag tech investment. Zetdi Sloan, director of Arrowhead Technology Incubator, said the event represents the coming together of various contributors to the ag tech ecosystem.