Here’s a look at today’s news:

A new business pre-accelerator program, called “Libraries as Launchpads” is being offered by Creative Startups, a globally recognized New Mexico-based business accelerator. According to a release, “Launchpads is a partnership of the New Mexico State Library and Creative Startups and will serve entrepreneurs in nine communities: Lovington; Hobbs, Anthony; Las Cruces; Hatch; Deming; Silver City, Los Lunas; and Socorro. The program aims to highlight public libraries as information hubs for startups and expand the depth of their entrepreneur services. Over 50 entrepreneurs have been served already this year. Applications are open now through Sunday, February 17th. For more information or to apply, visit

The Silver City Regional Association of Realtors awarded “Realtor of the Year” honors to Linda Rowse, of Silver City. Linda has served the past 4 years on the Multiple Listing Service Board, in addition to serving as their 2018 President. In community service, Linda has served as a 4-H and Girl Scout leader, the Southwest New Mexico Tennis Board, including being the Silver High School Assistant Tennis Coach. Linda is employed with Enchantment Realty, has been licensed for 11 years, and became a Qualifying Broker in 2017. Congratulations!

There are four attorneys that have applied for the vacant Sixth Judicial District Judge seat created by the retirement of Judge J.C. Robinson earlier this month. Members of the Sixth Judicial District Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at the Grant County Courthouse to nominate a name that will be submitted to the Governor. The attorneys that have applied for the position are as follows: Christopher Cardenas, of Las Cruces; James B. Foy of Silver City; Will Perkins of Silver City; and Jakub Sherman of Deming.

Today, the third Monday of January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that celebrates King’s birthday and honors his legacy regarding civil rights. President Ronald Reagan, signed a bill on November 2nd, 1983, marking the third Monday of every January as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, becoming the first federal holiday honoring an African American. King was born on January 15th, 1929.