Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Catwalk Recreation Area is temporarily closed due to high water and debris blocking the entrance. The New Mexico Department of Transportation has been contacted to clear the crossing, but it may be next week before the Catwalk re-opens. Please contact the Glenwood Ranger District for more information.
The Town of Hurley held an Emergency meeting at 10:30 this morning. The purpose of the meeting was the Discussion and Approval of USDA loan/grant package.
A fatal accident involving a commercial motor vehicle occurred on Monday just before 6:30 pm. New Mexico State Police Officers responded to the scene on I-10 eastbound near mile marker 85. The initial investigation indicates that the driver of a 2005 Toyota truck, Latrisha Laney, 39 of Deming, was merging onto I-10 when her vehicle came into contact with the CMV. The two vehicles became entwined and eventually left the road and came to a halt in the median. Regrettably, the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Two swimmers from Deming earned a total of 8 medals in the recent Senior Olympics held in Albuquerque. Yenny van Dnter and Pamela Gulbrandson competed with athletes from 25 counties and 14 pueblos across the state, as well as five other states, for the medals. Van Dnter received three gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200 yard breaststroke events. Gulbrandson earned two gold for the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke, two silver for the 100 yard individual medley and 50 yard sprint in breaststroke, and a bronze for the 50 yard freestyle sprint. Congratulations to these athletes. Albuquerque will host the National Seniors Games in 2019.
US Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 27 pounds of cocaine on Sunday just before noon. A 2006 Nissan Frontier enter the Bridge of the Americas international crossing from Mexico. The female driver was directed to the secondary inspection area where officers using a fiber optic scope found the drugs concealed in a metal compartment in the fuel tank. The 44-year-old Mexican citizen faces charges associated with the failed smuggling attempt.