Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be taking part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Tu Casa facility. Tu Casa will offer a recovery-focused, comprehensive and coordinated continuum of care for adult substance abuse patients. The Chamber will help break the ground at 3200 32nd Street Bypass next Wednesday afternoon.
Silver City photographer and author Richard Mahler’s body was found off a trail near the San Francisco River by a search and rescue team of the New Mexico State Police this past weekend. Mahler was supposed to be out along a trail placing cameras to photograph animals. The cause of death is still under investigation.
Luna County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched early Wednesday morning to Columbus in reference to an armed man in the stockyard near the Border Patrol Port of Entry. Shots were fired, but it is unclear how many or where. This in an ongoing investigation.
The New Mexico Community Foundation recently named the recipients of the Aldo Leopold Charter School’s Ella, Michael and Ella Memorial Scholarship. Olivia Moritz will be attending Western Washington University this fall, and is planning to pursue a degree in Environmental Science and Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. Faith Diamanti plans to attend WNMU for her first year, then transfer to New Mexico State University and pursue a degree in Genetic Engineering.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized hundreds of rounds of ammunition and sixteen semi-automatic rifle magazines on Wednesday afternoon. A 2008 Dodge Durango attempted to exit the port to Mexico when an officer initiated a secondary examination and noticed irregularities in the appearance of luggage. A canine unit was called to screen the vehicle, and the dog alerted to the presence of ammunition. A detailed inspection resulted in the discovery of 700 bullets and 16 high-capacity semi-automatic rifle magazines.
A recently conducted survey studied the Easter habits of people from around the United States, including in New Mexico. According to the survey, New Mexico’s favorite Easter candy is the Chocolate Bunny, which are preferred solid and eaten ears first; more New Mexicans hate Peeps than love them, and the favorite Holiday tradition is going to church. Nationwide, people prefer Reese’s Eggs as their favorite candy, an Easter Egg Hunt is the preferred tradition, and both the U.S. and New Mexico overwhelmingly prefer to receive candy in their baskets.