Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A high wind warning is in effect much of southwest New Mexico, and the New Mexico Department of Transportation advises drivers that visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles should use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway and update the event as conditions change. Visit nmroads.com for up-to-date road conditions.
The Board of Regents at Western New Mexico University voted to pass a modest increase in tuition for the upcoming academic year, a vote that all Board members verbally indicated they were reluctant to approve. Tuition for undergraduate, in-state students will increase by $7.79 per credit hour, while student fees will decrease by $1.12 per credit hour, equivalent to a 2.71% increase in tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs can be dropped off for proper disposal at collection sites throughout New Mexico on Saturday, April 29th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The final results for the Tour of the Gila are in – the Citizen’s race. The Citezen’s Race took place on Sunday and ran from Camp Thunderbird to the Buckhorn Saloon. Robby Eagle was the men’s champion, followed by Brad Clark and Jose Martinez. Anthea Schmid was the women’s champion followed by Dana Doubrava and Brandy Thornburg. In youth, Uriel Gelbart, Zach Donnelly and Xavi Khera were the top three with Kenya Leahy being the top young female competitor. She finished 15th of 24 competitors. Full results will be posted on our website.