Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect through 9 tonight. The Fire Weather Watch that had been issued is no longer in effect. Winds this afternoon were expected to range from 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Relative humidity is at a low 8 to 15 percent. Winds will be strongest along and west of the Rio Grande. A Fire weather watch is in effect for tomorrow afternoon and evening for most locations in the borderland except in mountain locations. The highest threat of fire weather for Tuesday shifts to the lowlands east of the Rio Grande where the winds will be strongest.
The New Mexico Historic Theater Institute held its second annual meeting in Silver City last week. The event kicked off Thursday night, with the grand opening of the newly renovated Silco Theater and a showing of “Batman vs. Superman.” Friday morning featured an overview of the New Mexico Historic Theater Initiative and industry trends, a tour of the Silco and tours of the El Sol and Gila theaters.
The Gila National Forest is home to over 200 recorded rock art sites. Rock art is extremely fragile, once damaged the site can never be repaired to its original condition. Visitors to the rock art sites across the Gila National Forest may notice that these places have not always been respected. Please follow the rock art etiquette guidelines below when visiting rock art sites: Avoid touching the rock art or surfaces around it as the oils in a single handprint can chemically affect the rock surface. Do not apply any substance to the rock art surface, including water or any other fluids. Do not trace images with sticks, stones, chalk, or other substances. Do not attempt to remove graffiti, chalking, lichen, bird droppings, or anything else from rock art. Do not collect or disturb artifacts or features at rock art sites. Speak out to prevent damage to rock art and report new rock art destruction.
In sports action, The No. 28 Western New Mexico University men’s tennis team earned their seventh straight RMAC Tournament Crown this weekend following a 5-2 win over Colorado Mesa University. This is the last season for WNMU to play in the Rock Mountain Athletic Conference. WNMU leaves the RMAC having gone 37-0 in regular season matches and 14-0 in tournament play over the past seven years in which they have won both titles. The Lady Mustangs took a 5-3 victory to earn their fourth RMAC Tournament title in their final year in the conference on Saturday.