Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A federal jury sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., returned a verdict on Friday, April 21st, finding Trevor Lee Thayer, 46, of Silver City, guilty of violating the federal firearms and narcotics trafficking laws after a five-day trial. The jury found Thayer guilty on two firearms charges and one narcotics trafficking charge, and acquitted Thayer on three firearms charges and a narcotics trafficking charge.
The New Mexico Supreme Court has issued an order scheduling oral arguments for May 15 at 9 a.m. in a case brought by the Legislature challenging the governor`s line-item vetoes in a state budget bill (the General Appropriation Act). In the order, the court also directed that a response to the Legislature`s petition be submitted on behalf of the governor by May 5, requested an amicus curiae brief from the NM Council of University Presidents, and is permitting the petitioner (the Legislature) to file a reply brief by May 10.
The 31st Annual Tour of the Gila wrapped up this past Sunday. Here are some results from the weekend races. During Saturday’s Downtown Criterium Race, on the women’s side, Emma White won the Criterium ahead of Lauren Stephens and Lizzie Williams. On the men’s side, Eric Young won ahead of Travis McCabe and Jose Alfredo Rodriguez.
During the Stage 5 Gila Monster Road Race on Sunday, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling swept the podium in pro women’s as Katie Hall, Tayler Wiles and Ruth Winder finished top three on the event. Tayler Wiles also earned 2017 Tour of the Gila Grand Champion, Katie Hall earned the Queen of the Mountain jersey, Jamie Gilgen lead in Sprinting, and the Best Young Rider of 2017 was Ruth Winder. Jhonatan Narvaez, Sergei Tvetcov and Gavin Mannion finished top three on the men’s side. Evan Huffman earned 2017 Tour of the Gila Grand Champion, Rob Britton earned the King of the Mountain jersey, Travis McCabe lead in Sprinting, and Stage 5 champion Johnatan Narvaez ended up clenching Best Young Rider of 2017.