Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Treasure Mountain Fire was remapped at 65 acres today. The fire is located six miles northwest of Silver City. Bureau of Land Management officials report the 65-acre Treasure Mountain Fire is now 80% contained. There are no structures threatened, and some resources will be released from the incident today.
The WNMU men’s tennis team ended the season ranked number 27 in the final ITA rankings for the 2014-15 season. Juan Pablo Fuentes came in at number 48 nationally, and was also fifth in the region. The Mustangs finished the season with a 13-0 overall record and another perfect RMAC regular season and tournament record of 7-0.
The Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo starts tonight at the Southwest Horseman’s Arena. This year will again feature the greatest stock from Pete Carr. Tonight is the Boys and the Bulls, Thursday will feature the full rodeo and Tough Enough to Wear Pink, and Friday and Saturday nights will also feature a full showing of rodeo events.
An upcoming webinar on the Regional Conservation Partnership Program will help potential applicants as they seek available funding. During the current round, the United States Department of Agriculture will invest up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural production. Partners will match the Federal investment.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, voted for the USA Freedom Act of 2015, which passed the Senate by a vote of 67 to 32. The legislation will end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection program that has allowed the government to collect billions of Americans’ private records while suspecting them of no wrongdoing.
Presbyterian Medical Services has stepped up for Luna County Residents, who were in danger of losing mental health services when Arizona-based mental health provider, La Frontera, announced plans in April to leave the area. Presbyterian is operating out of the same building at 901 West Hickory Street where La Frontera was previously, and has hired back most of the previous staff so clients will be able to see familiar faces.