Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District personnel will be opening five campgrounds for the season on Monday, April 3rd. The campgrounds are Iron Creek Campground, Upper Gallinas Campground, Railroad Canyon Campground, Cherry creek Campground, and McMillan Campground.
Veronica Valenzuela, 41, of Columbus, N.M., was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces, to 156 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for her methamphetamine trafficking conviction. Valenzuela was arrested in February 2015 n a criminal complaint alleging conspiracy and methamphetamine trafficking charges.
El Refugio reminds community members that April 2nd through 8th is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to celebrate progress, raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, and stand with those whose lives have been forever altered. If you or someone you know has been affected by crime, contact El Refugio at 538-2125, the Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s Office at 388-1941, or Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services at 313-6203, and learn how you or someone you know can get the help they need.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led today in advancing two bills he introduced that will enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation, reauthorize a key conservation program, improve access to our public lands, and protect wilderness within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument northwest of Taos, New Mexico.
As a reminder, the WNMU football team will hold its annual spring game this Saturday at 10 am at Ben Altamirano Field. Come out and watch the Mustangs free of charge and see what’s in store for the 2017 season.