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Dry and windy conditions persisted through the weekend and throughout the day today. The National Weather Service in El Paso issued a Red Flag Warning for the Lowlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas for this afternoon. Strong westerly winds are expected to persist up to 20 miles an hour or more. This includes fire zones 111, 112, 055 and 056: the southwest deserts and lowlands and south central lowlands and southern Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico, and El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in Texas.
Love your library day was held at the Silver City Public Library on Saturday. Children and adults alike enjoyed free books provided by Literacy Link Leamos, a free raffle, and story time in the upstairs kids’ room.
Deming High FFA traveled to the Las Cruces FFA Career Development Events on Saturday to compete against 25 area FFA chapters from around the state. The Homesite team and Floriculture teams took first; Agronomy team, Entomology team, Landscape Design team, and Wildlife teams took second; the Farm Business Management team was third, and the Pasture and Range team was fourth. Congratulations to all Deming FFA students who competed.
In sports action: the WNMU Lady ‘Stangs softball team won back-to-back double-headers over the weekend for a complete sweep against New Mexico Highlands University. Saturday games concluded with a score of 8-4 for the first game and 4-1 for the second game. Sunday scores were 6-5 and 12-11. The Lady ‘Stanges are now 11 and 5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Play. WNMU will play at home this weekend as they host MSU Denver beginning at noon on Saturday.
Escaped inmates Joseph Cruz and Lionel Clah are back in custody after days of searching. Cruz was arrested in Albuquerque on Friday night, and Clah was arrested Saturday afternoon. The two originally escaped during a transport somewhere between Las Cruces and Roswell.
Governor Susana Martinez announced the first batch of funding to help develop and commercialize several innovative products that are the result of partnerships between researchers at New Mexico`s laboratories and universities, and the private sector. The initiative is through the Technology Research Collaborative, which Governor Martinez reestablished in 2013 and allows teams of researchers to compete for funding to bring their ideas and products into the marketplace.