Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Thieves again broke into Rose’s Nails, for the second time in as many months. In November, thieves made off with $170 in a deposit bag, and late Friday night or Saturday morning stole over $800 worth of equipment, including an iPod, computer and printer. Also Saturday morning, thieves stole several rifles from a residence on A Street.
Grant County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched last Wednesday near Fierro in reference to illegal woodcutting behind the caller’s house. A male and female, both in their 30s of Bayard, were discovered by the deputy. The woman jumped out of the car and a 9-year old male tried to exit behind her when the man took off in the car, nearly running over the boy’s leg. The car became stuck about 200 yards away from where it was discovered. The boy was later found at a residence, and deputies about four hours later arrested his parents. Charges include abandonment of a child, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, child abuse, and aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer.
In sports action, the WNMU men’s basketball team suffered another loss in Arizona as they faced Arizona Christian University to come away from the game down 18 points. The Mustangs take a break before facing Benadictine University at Mesa on December 30th, but the Lady ‘Stangs play Monday, the 19th, at Fort Lewis College.
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall visited with Project ECHO leaders at the University of New Mexico to discuss their innovative model to expand health care in rural communities. Udall sat in on a demonstration of a teleECHO clinic during a roundtable with rural providers over video-conference and met with the project’s founder, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, to discuss how the ECHO model has improved rural access to health care.
Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich welcomed passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) – which includes a facility in Artesia, N.M. – to ensure that our federal law enforcement officials and first responders are adequately trained for national security events, domestic threats, and combating terrorism. The bill passed the Senate early Saturday morning and passed the House on Tuesday and is now headed to the president to be signed into law.