Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
New Mexico State Police says it is investigating alleged online threats made by District Attorney Francesca Estevez’s daughter. According to KRQE News, in response to several Facebook comments criticizing her mother, Shoshana Estevez lashed out in recent days. She reportedly responded to a number of online posters on the Grant County Information group on Facebook, but a pair of private messages are what stirred police involvement.
In sports news, the 2016 league preseason polls for volleyball in the Lone Star Conference ranks Angelo State as the favorite to capture the Lone Star Conference Title. Western New Mexico University is ranked sixth in the conference. The champion will be the regular season winner determined by league matches, while the postseason tournament winner is designated as Lone Star Conference Tournament Champion.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced they are urging the leaders of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund as negotiations take place between the Senate and the House to forge a compromise on the Energy Policy Modernization Act. The Senate version of the energy reform bill included language to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is providing New Mexicans with critical resources and raising awareness about the health threat posed by the Zika virus. Today, he launched a Zika Resource Center on his website to provide information about the virus and tools to help New Mexicans stay healthy. Four cases of Zika in New Mexico that were acquired while traveling abroad have been reported. Two mosquito species known to be able to transmit Zika have been found in four New Mexico counties.