Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
EZ Does It Farm has been selected by the WNMU Small Business Development Center as the 2016 Star Client. The Star Client is selected from the hundreds of clients served by the center for their entrepreneurial spirit and contribution to the local economy. EZ Does It Farm is located 30 miles northwest of Silver City, and specializes in grass-fed and grass-finished beef, pork, lamb and goat raised in carefully managed pastures.
On January 29, 2017 just before 9:30 A.M., Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to #45 Western Drive in reference to a male subject shooting at a blue mobile home. The victim was shot in the left leg with a shotgun. David Beckner, 40 of Hanover, was identified as the individual responsible for the shooting. A warrant for Beckner’s arrest was issued yesterday for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Beckner has three other warrants. Anyone with information on David Beckner’s whereabouts is asked to call Central Dispatch at 388-8840 or the Grant County Sheriff’s Department at 574-0100.
In sports news, The Western New Mexico tennis teams will open their spring season at home on Saturday when they play against the New Mexico Military Institute. The women will begin play at 10 am with the men to follow around 12:30.
In legislative action, a bill called the “Child Protection Registry” that has been introduced would require the Attorney General’s Office to create a registry where — on a voluntary basis — you can enter a minor’s contact information, email and or phone number. Then, when companies for products like alcohol, tobacco, e-cigs and pornography want to advertise via email or text, they have to double check the registry list. This registry would not apply to social media apps like Instagram or Facebook and Twitter.