Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo is gearing up to start with Wednesday’s Boys and the Bulls. The rodeo will start tomorrow at 8:30, and continue at the same time every evening Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Literacy Link – Leamos was recently awarded a $5,000 grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Foundation has supported Literacy Link Leamos with grants for its adult literacy services in Grant County for the past nine years.
Efrain Hidalgo of Deming was stabbed last Friday at the 300 block of Third Street in Deming. He was airlifted to a trauma center in El Paso for treatment. Currently, Gerardo Jaramillo is being searched for as a “person of interest” regarding the case. Deming Police hope to question Jaramillo concerning his involvement with the incident.
The Early Childhood Program department at WNMU will offer free pre-k services at the Child Development Center. These services are provided through a grant from the Stat of New Mexico CYFD, and the curriculum is designed to prepare children for school. To enroll your child for the new season starting in August, call 538-6344.
Cynthia Martinez was recently named Director of the Small Business Development Center at WNMU. The Small Business Development Center “offers free services for small businesses seeking assistance with developing a business plan and management consulting.” Martinez has been a longtime employee of WNMU and hopes to focus on letting people know who they are and what they can do for small businesses in Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, and Catron counties.
News in Southern New Mexico:
City councilors in Las Cruces yesterday voted to increase the city’s minimum wage from the current $7.50 an hour to $8 an hour in July 2015, and to $8.50 an hour in January of 2016. The wage increase vote was divided, and other parties believe the city would be able to support an even higher $10.10 minimum wage.
Caroline Baldwin of Silver City and her daughter, Lydia Baldwin of Colorado, will once again fly the Air Race Classic. Joining them will be Caroline’s niece Cara Baldwin. Caroline Baldwin and her team compete in the 2014 Air Race Classic (ARC) this summer, which begins June 16 in Concord, California, and spans over 2,338 nautical miles. The race is an annual all-female pilot air race in which pilots race against their own best speed in the plane of their choice. If you would like to learn more about this famous race, visit “air race classic dot org”
And remember, today is the day to get out and vote if you haven’t already done so. Polls are open until 7 o’clock tonight. For a list of polling places near you, contact your county clerk’s office, or review yesterday’s news story on our website at Silver City Radio dot com.