Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Town of Silver Planning and Zoning Commission has canceled their regular meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at the Grant County Administration Center, 1400 Hwy 180 East, Silver City.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern New Mexico experienced another busy interdiction weekend after seizing more than 400 pounds of marijuana and arresting a wanted sexual offender. Agents working near Hachita, New Mexico encountered two individuals crossing the international boundary fence in an area notorious for illegal entries into the U.S. Agents gave chase and followed their footprints, which led them to both subjects who were attempting to conceal themselves in the desert brush. Both men admitted to being in the country illegally.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Martin Heinrich announced that they have secured $85.6 million for construction of a new, replacement land port of entry in Columbus, New Mexico. The project will expand the current border crossing facilities to safely and efficiently accommodate increases in car, commercial and pedestrian traffic — improving security, encouraging trade and creating jobs in Southern New Mexico. The funding will also be used to address significant stormwater drainage issues at the port.
Once again, anti-gun state Representative Miguel Garcia (D-Bernalillo) has pre-filed a measure in the New Mexico Legislature which criminalizes non-dealer firearm transfers at gun shows and takes the first step toward a universal ban on private gun sales. In 2013 and 2014, this legislation was known as House Bill 77; in 2015 it was House Bill 44. The bill number for the 2016 session will be House Bill 51.
A New Mexico family wants to pass a bill to make sure kids in the state are prepared for a medical emergency. Democratic State Senator Michael Sanchez of Valencia County is introducing “Johnathan’s Bill” during this legislative session. The bill would require that all New Mexico high school students take a CPR and first aid class to graduate.
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