Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 2 pm to 8 pm on Thursday. Winds will increase in the late morning and attain maximum strength mainly from 3 to 7 pm before slowly diminishing. Westerly winds will have sustained speeds near 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hours. Blowing dust will reduce visibility, causing hazardous driving conditions, especially for high profile vehicles.
Hidalgo Medical Services CEO Dan Otero said in a recent release, “On behalf of all the employees at HMS, we wish to extend our condolences to the family, children, friends and loved ones of Nikki Bascom.” Otero said “Nikki was an incredible individual who was loved by everyone at HMS, and we will miss her dearly.”
In sports news, the number 28 WNMU men’s tennis team earned a number of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference awards in their final year in the RMAC on Friday. Awards include RMAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year, and several players were named to All RMAC Teams. The WNMU women’s tennis team was also well represented on the list.
Two Lady ‘Stang golfers were named to the All-RMAC Second Team. The Lady Mustangs completed the RMAC Tournament in fourth, after posting one of the lowest team score rounds of 295 to move into fourth on the last day and compete in the medal/match third place versus CSU-Pueblo.
Eight Western New Mexico University softball players were named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Teams. WNMU tied Regis for the most players on the list.
The New Mexico Department of Health is establishing a New Mexico Emergency Public Health Information (NMEPHIN). This network’s purpose is to help emergency preparedness agencies disseminate information quickly and effectively during an emergency. The Department will utilize the Everbridge mass notification system. There is no cost to the members to join this network. It is a push notification network, with members receiving information during a public health event.
Hundreds of teens are capitalizing on a new state law that allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general election in November to vote in the June primary.