Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The National Parks Service held a Centennial Celebration at Gough Park on Saturday to celebrate the National Parks Service’s 100th birthday. Several collaborating agencies set up booths in the park, including the Grant County Search and Rescue volunteer team, the Gila Amateur Radio Society, National Forest offices, and of course, Smokey Bear.
The 37th Annual Great American Duck Race was held last week and over the weekend. An estimated 10,000 plus fans visited the McKinley Duck Downs and took part in the races on wet and dry tracks, along with the Duck Royalty Pageant, the Tournament of Ducks Parade, Outhouse Races, Tortilla Toss, Horseshoes, and other events.
New Mexico CYFD has seen a rise in abuse reports over the weekend in the wake of Victoria Marten’s death. CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson says now is a perfect time to remind New Mexicans to say something if they see something and be extremely specific while making an abuse report. Jacobson also says operators are being flooded with questions about how to spot abuse and get involved in prevention programs and reminds New Mexicans that those questions can be answered at www.pulltogether.org.
A highly contested rate increase request that officially hit the one-year mark on Saturday looks headed for a decision next month. Public Service Co. of New Mexico on Monday declined an offer from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to reopen its rate case in order to add additional information.