Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A Fire Weather Watch is in effect through Saturday evening for strong winds and low relative humidity in Fire Zone 111. This area includes most of Luna, Hidalgo, and southern Grant Counties. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Watch for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
Campgrounds located in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area will open on Monday, May 1st. These campgrounds include Pinon, Juniper, and the El Caso I. El Caso II is scheduled to open on May 19th, and El Caso III will remain temporarily closed to entry for public safety.
The Copper Cowbelles held their annual Bunkhouse Bash Shindig this past weekend. The Shindig is an annual event hosted by the Cowbelles to raise money for scholarships to local students studying agriculture. Attendance was good, and those who went out danced the night away to the Yarbrough Band after dinner and the silent auction.
A Denver-based circuit appeals judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife can release Mexican Grey Wolves into New Mexico. Previously, a lawsuit from New Mexico State Government had put a hold on those releases.
The 50th anniversary of WNMU’s Great Race will take place this Saturday on Western’s campus. The free Mustang Festival will include live music, food vendors, and carnival games from 10 am to 1 pm in Old James Stadium. Opening ceremonies for the race begin at 10:30 am, and the Great Race begins at 11 am, followed by an alumni race, as well as a race by children of the Child Development Center at WNMU.