Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Deming residents can now visit Marshall Memorial Library to check out a pass good for free admission to 15 state museums and historic sites. Governor Susana Martinez unveiled the new program benefitting New Mexico families on Monday at a news conference in Albuquerque. Created by the Department of Cultural Affairs and New Mexico State Library, the New Mexico FamilyPass admits up to six people to some of the state’s best attractions. Starting this week, three FamilyPasses are available for check out by library card holders in good standing at Marshall Memorial Library. Borrowers must be over the age of 18 or have a parent or guardian with them to sign the borrower agreement when checking out a FamilyPass. The pass can be checked out for one week with no renewals.
The Town of Silver City Council will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Grant County Administration Center, 1400 Hwy 180 East, Silver City, New Mexico. The public is invited to attend.
Earlier this week, the New Mexico GOP Chairman completed her circuit of all 33 counties across New Mexico. Deborah Maestas was elected chairman of the state GOP in December 2014, and her visit to Grant County on Monday wrapped up her statewide tour in which her goal was to meet local Republican elected officials and party officers to discuss how the New Mexico GOP can help and lend support to local parties.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 75-year-old woman and a 60-year-old woman, both from Doña Ana County, and a 76-year-old man from Valencia County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. All three are hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of the illness. A horse from Valencia County has also been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection and is recovering.
Dubbed the New Mexico Women of STEM, 17 women from across the state were honored for their contributions in motivating young women to pursue education and careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) The honorees come from a variety of organizations across the state. They include Diana E. Northup, Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Cristina Montoya, M.S., Los Alamos National Lab; Mia Kalish, Ph.D., New Mexico State University; Nina Lanza, Ph.D., Los Alamos National lab; Phyllis Baca, M.S., Santa Fe Community College; Rebecca Galves, M.S. NMSU; Turtle Haste, M.S., Albuquerque Public Schools; Teri Roberts, B.S., LANL; Mary Jemin, B.S., Expanding Your Horizons Conferences; Jill Wick, M.S., NM Department of Game and Fish; Lorie Liebrock, Ph.D., New Mexico Tech; Jeri Timlin, Ph.D., Sandia National Labs; Janeen Anderson, B.S., Acaji; Heather Yazzie-Kinlacheeny, B.A., Navajo Technical University, Patty Lopez, Ph.D., Intel; Diane Oyen, Ph.D., LANL; and Jill Hruby, M.S. Sandia National Labs.
An El Paso clinic closed by Texas` tough abortion laws is set to become the state`s first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of key restrictions.