Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation this afternoon issued a high wind warning in Hidalgo County. Visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles are advised to use caution. The NMDOT will continue to monitor the roadway. View updated road conditions at nmroads.com.
This past Thursday and Friday, over 100 seventh grade students from La Plata Middle School got to spend their day out at the Dragonfly Trail and Dragonfly Interpretive Site. The students learned about “Leave no Trace” principles, site stewardship at the Petroglyph site, the difference between dragonflies and damselflies, and other natural resource lessons.
A crash occurred on U.S. 180 near the intersection of Racetrack Road just before noon on Saturday. The accident occurred after a 2009 Toyota sedan failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by a 2006 Jeep SUV. Both drivers were transported to Gila Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
A collision between a car and a bicycle occurred on Monday, March 27th near the intersection of Highway 180 and State Highway 61. The cyclist was struck by an eastbound 2002 Lincoln. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. The cyclist was transported via helicopter to an El Paso hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced that Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed this week, April 2nd through 8th, as Public Health Week in New Mexico. National Public Health Week was created by the American Public Health Association and recognizes the men and women who champion healthy living in our communities while raising awareness of essential services they provide.