Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A high wind warning was issued for Hidalgo County due to low visibility from blowing dust. The NMDOT is asking high profile vehicles to please use caution. Check current road conditions on NMRoads.com.
The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District and the Sapillo Volunteer Fire Department invite the public to an informal meeting on Thursday, March 23rd at 6 pm. This meeting will discuss the upcoming 2017 fire season, prescribed fire projects and other forest projects on the Wilderness Ranger District. The meeting will be held at the Sapillo Fire Station of Highway 35 in Mimbres.
William Herman Legatzke, 47, of Animas, was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces to 84 months in prison for his conviction on a methamphetamine trafficking charge. He will be on supervised release for five years after completing his prison sentence. Legatzke was arrested on Jan. 5, 2016 on a federal criminal complaint charging him with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. According to the criminal complaint, the charge arose out of the seizure of 12 ounces of methamphetamine by deputies of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office during a routine traffic stop on Dec. 31, 2015, in Lordsburg.
The Mustang golf team finished 13th after the final round of the California Baptist University Invite on Tuesday. WNMU will compete in the St. Edwards Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at the Onion Creek Country Club in Austin.
Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, welcomed the announcement from Xcel Energy that it will be building a wind farm in Roosevelt County, highlighting the impact it will have to the local economy.