Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Luna County Board of Commissioners recently appointed Captain Kelly Gannaway as Luna County Sheriff. Gannaway was voted in unanimously by the three voting board members. He is a 26-year veteran of the Luna County Sheriff’s Office, and came highly recommended by the late John Mooradian before his death. He has served as second-in-command since Sheriff Mooradian was elected in 2014.
The Quemado Ranger District is planning to conduct a prescribed fire beginning the week of January 23rd, weather permitting, and on into the spring as conditions allow. The prescribed fire is for pile burning on approximately 250 acres. The burn is located 20 miles south of Quemado, immediately east of NM 32 in the vicinity of Armijo Spring Campground and the Sobre De Gallo subdivision.
The Gila National Forest Black Range Ranger District hosted its first annual art contest this past fall. The theme for the contest was “My Outdoor Life” and was open to all Sierra County residents. The entries were judged by the staff in the Black Range district office. Around 70 entries were received from children ages 3 to 18, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes were awarded. The art will be displayed at the Geronimo Springs Art Museum until January 17th.
In sports action, the Lady ‘Stangs lost against Midwestern State University last night in a tough 46-71 loss in Lone Star Conference Action. WNMU plays at home again on Saturday against Cameron State beginning at 2 pm.
The Mustang basketball team lost an equally difficult game against Midwestern State University as they fell 59-94. WNMU will conclude a four home-game streak against Cameron State beginning at 4 pm after the women’s game on Saturday.
Zippia.com recently released a list of the fastest growing jobs in New Mexico. The report was created using the Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics data for jobs with more than 1,000 workers. The top three jobs are listed as Personal Care Aides, Home Health Aides, and Physical Therapists. Read the full article here: https://www.zippia.com/advice/fastes-growing-jobs-in-new-mexico/
The USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region will have an informational meeting for vendors interested in providing resources to support wildfires and other emergency incidents. The first meeting will be held Tuesday, January 17th from 1 to 4 pm via video teleconference at Forest Service offices throughout New Mexico. The meeting will discuss a variety of topics and will focus on Tents, Fuel Tenders, and Mechanics with Services Truck Resources. Contact your local Forest Service Office to learn more.
Registration closes tomorrow for the class on Stage Management for theater to be offered by the Silver City Community Theater. WNMU’s Ann-Marie Elder will teach the class, which will cover skills needed to organize and run any event, and in particular a theatrical production. The class is scheduled for January 21st, but you must register by Saturday, January 14th. Call 519-8375.