Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting one prescribed burn between mid-April and early June as conditions allow. This prescribed fire will be a broadcast burn, where fire is applied within well-defined boundaries. The L-T West Rx Burn is located off Hwy 35 near mile marker 17, east of the Old GOS Ranch. Smoke and flames will be noticeable during days of ignitions.
The Silver Consolidated School District announced Tuesday at its Board of Education meeting that it would be looking into a four-day week schedule to help save the district money in anticipation of more budget cuts from the state. The Cobre Consolidated School District is considering the same thing, which they brought up at their board meeting on February 13th.
Deming Public Schools Superintedent Dan Lere announced his retirement on Wednesday, February 22nd. Lere has worked in Deming for three years and has nearly 10 years of experience as a superintendent in Wisconsin and Colorado. He plans to finish out this school year, then retire officially on June 30th.
In sports news, the WNMU Mustang golf team put in a strong second round to land in third place at the St. Mary’s Invitational, which concluded on Tuesday. The total of 588 was two-strokes back from Texas A&M Commerce, and six back from champion Henderson State. The Mustangs return to action on March 5th.
The Lady Mustangs finished in 13th at the CBU Invitational after trimming five-strokes off their opening round score. The women’s team is off until March 13th when they will compete in the Embry Riddle Spring Invitational in Prsecott.
In legislative action, the New Mexico Department of Health is endorsing Senate Bill 315 which, if passed, will make sharing Emergency Medical Services easier in New Mexico and other states by creating common licensing standards and qualifications for EMS personnel that would allow them to practice across state lines in other member states under certain authorized circumstances.
The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 71, a bill to prohibit the communication of certain inappropriate images to children. The bill will close a loophole in the current law that states individuals can only be charged with a crime if they send inappropriate pictures of their own bodies, and make it a fourth-degree felony to send any pornographic image to a child.
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.