Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Fire crews battled a wildfire 23 miles east of Reserve near Wine Canyon over the weekend. The Wine Fire reached 21 acres before Gila National Forest personnel were able to complete fireline around the perimeter Saturday night. Fire crews reinforced firelines and mopped up yesterday. The wildfire was human-caused.
WNMU hosted the annual Great Race this past Saturday. The race started in 1967 when Jim Smith was dean of students. Two students, who were tired of studying for finals, took two beds out of Bowden Hall and raced them down College Avenue. This year, the students took over organization of the Race.
A Kenyan national who lives and trains in Santa Fe won the women’s division of the Boston Marathon Monday. Caroline Rotich finished with the unofficial time of 2:24:55. It’s the first Boston victory for the 30-year-old, who finished fourth in 2011, according to the Associated Press. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the 119th Boston Marathon men’s race with an unofficial time of 2:09:17.
The U.S. Forest Service is announcing new Youth Conservation Corps job opportunities on national forests throughout the country. Young people from across the United States are encouraged to apply for these jobs at a local forest or with a partner organization. Some residential YCC opportunities are also available for selected applicants.
Governor Susana Martinez announced appointments to the Aging and Long-Term Services Department Advisory Committee, the Construction Industries Commission, the Land Grant Council, the New Mexico State Library Commission, the New Mexico Medical Board, the Board of Trustees of the Miners’ Hospital of New Mexico, the State Personnel Board, the Real Estate Appraisers Board, and the State Workforce Development Board.
Four of six hikers, five of whom are veterans, called warrior hikers, gathered at VFW Commander Jim Zawacki’s home in Silver City, the afternoon before they began the hike from the Mexican border to the Canadian border on the Continental Divide Trail. Warrior Hike has created the “Walk Off The War” Program, which is designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by through-hiking America’s National Scenic Trails. Warrior Hike provides all the necessary gear for the hikers. For more information on the program, visit warriorhike.org.