Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Leadership New Mexico is pleased to announce that Bryan Reedy from Deming is among the 25 leaders from 15 communities across the state selected to participate in the 2016-2017 Leadership New Mexico Program. Reedy is the Community Services Director for the City of Deming. This is the 15th class for the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.
A recent release documented an increase in the number of Mexican wolves in the wilderness of Arizona and New Mexico from 97 in 2015 to 113 in 2016. The goal of the US Fish and Wildlife Services is to make this “experimental population genetically healthy and robust in hopes it can contribute to the recovery of the Mexican wolf in the future.”
In sports news, the WNMU men’s golf team tied for sixth after the first round of the St. Mary’s Invitational, and sit within 10-strokes of the lead. The second round was held this morning, and will be reported as stats become available.
The women’s golf team was in a tie for 13th following the opening round at the Cal Baptist University Invitational. The second round for the Lady Mustangs was also held today.
The Mustang tennis team earned a tough 5-3 win against Mesa Community College, and a 9-0 win against former RMAC opponent Colorado Mesa to take a sweep of the final two matches in Arizona. The Mustangs will play in California later this week.
The Lady Mustangs fell to Mesa Community College 7-2, and Colorado Mesa 6-3. WNMU women’s tennis is now 2-3 on the season and will play in California this week.
In legislative action, the House of Representatives approved a bill to establish a statewide broadband network in New Mexico to help create new job opportunities in communities across the state. House Bill 113 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
The House also approved House Bill 241, a bill to allow teachers to use their contractually-allotted sick leave without the fear they will be docked points in their evaluations. The bill will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.
The House Education Committee unanimously approved House Bill 190. The legislation would require all public education employees to complete a fingerprint-based background check, regardless of when they were hired. The bill would also require a background check for other individuals with unsupervised access to students, such as volunteers and administrative staff. The Child First Protection Bill moves to the House floor next.
The reports from the legislature included in today’s headlines are highlights of news releases received by Silver City Radio, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the station.