Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District is planning on conducting a 220 acre broadcast burn located on and around the Negrito Firebase Administrative site compound. The burn will be conducted mid to late April as weather and fire conditions permit, and should be completed within a two to three day period.
The Hidalgo Medical Services Family Medicine Residency Program recently selected two new resident family medicine physicians to begin their training with HMS in July 2017. The new physicians are Robert Aguero, MD, and Rory Keys, MD. Dr. Aguero is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and Dr. Keys is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 31.5 pounds of cocaine Wednesday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $1,008,000. The seizure was made when a 2007 Nissan Frontier entered the port from Mexico. An officer initiated a secondary examination and a canine team was called to the scene. The contraband was found within the fuel tank and the recovered substance tested positive for cocaine.
Yesterday, Governor Susana Martinez announced changes to the teacher evaluation system that were created with support and input from teachers across the state. Under the revised system, the number of grace days will double from three to six and the weight of student achievement growth will be set at 35 percent and observations will be increased.