Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Last week the Grant County Senior 4-H Shooting Sports County Contest was held where members competed for a coveted position on the team. Visit our website for a special post to see who qualified for the teams that will compete in the New Mexico State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Raton in May. Congratulations to these 4-Hers!
Four applications have been received in the Judicial Selection Office for the judicial vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District Court due to the retirement of the Honorable H.R. Quintero effective March 24, 2017. The four applicants are Timothy Aldrich, Cynthia Patterson, William Perkins, and Gabor George Zsoka. The Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet next week to evaluate the applicants for this position. The meeting is open to the public.
The Gila Regional Medical Center CEO hiring board has made an offer for the position, which has been accepted pending agreement to the salary offer. The offer is not official until the hospital receives the signed agreement.
Deming Police arrested Jaime Aguilar in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the Snappy Mart around 3 am on March 27th. The 18 year old robbery suspect was picked up at a residence on Spruce Street when family members called central dispatch about a disturbance. During the interview process for the unrelated incident, Aguilar came forward about his involvement in the robbery.
Border Patrol agents arrested five U.S. citizens and two Mexican nationals in separate attempts to smuggle drugs from Mexico. The arrests involved 412 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine worth more than $919,000 at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Nogales last week.
The New Mexico Department of Health is offering tips to help New Mexicans get prepared for Wildfire Season. Healthcare facilities, schools, businesses and other places where people gather should take steps to become clean air shelters; organizers of outdoor events, including sports, should know how to make decisions about hosting or postponing activities due to smoky conditions; residents can determine if it is healthy to be outside when smoke is present using the 5-3-1 visibility method. Get more tips at https://nmtracking.org/health/heatstress/Heat.html.