Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow which is in effect from 7 pm tonight to 5 am Sunday. The affected areas include the Gila Highlands and Black Range, and the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, and Fort Bayard. Snow amounts of up to 5 inches and late night winds up to 25 miles per hour could produce some blowing snow and low visibility. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility and use caution while driving.
The Marine Corps League Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment 1328 would like to thank all who made their Birthday Dinner another great success. The winners of the raffle for the big screen TV was Mr. and Mrs. Madrid.
Yesterday, PNM recognized 8 local businesses that went above and beyond in saving energy in 2015 by participating in PNM business energy efficiency rebate programs. The businesses included Walmart and CVS in large business, Sun Valley Inc., Southwest Triangle Auto Parts, and Snappy Mart in small business, and Western New Mexico University, Glad Tidings Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in government/nonprofit entities. The rebates received from these businesses totaled over $51,000 and will save enough annually to power approximately 63 homes for a year.
Deming Police are investigating the report of a 16-year-old student who brought a handgun to school on Tuesday. According to a police report, officers were dispatched at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday to Deming High School in reference to a student carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds. When officers arrived, they were told by a school official that a student had approached school personnel about a boy who had a firearm. The initial report indicated the student was showing the gun in a locker room.
In sports action, the Lady ‘Stangs lost against West Texas A&M 52-100 in the Lone Star Conference Opener. The women’s basketball team continues on the road as they face UT Permian Basin on Saturday at 2pm Central Time.
The WNMU men’s basketball team also lost to West Texas A&M on Thursday night by a score of 55-91. The Mustangs will play at UT Permian Basin on Saturday at 4pm Central Time against the Falcons, who just earned their eighth win of the season.