Here’s a look at today’s headlines.
The PNM Resources Foundation has gifted a total of $200,000 over the next two years to the Geomatics Program in College of Engineering at New Mexico State University. The gift will support collaboration between New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Professional Surveyors (NMPS), to increase demand in the profession, and enhance the education of those currently in the industry. The average age of a surveyor in the U.S. is 58 years old, and New Mexico Professional Surveyors is hoping to reignite interest in the profession through a partnership with New Mexico State University. The curriculum will be revamped and expand its reach into other markets by providing online education and also provide valuable upskilling opportunities for people already working as surveyors who desire continuing education for their career. The intended result will be an increase in demand for surveyors in the next five to ten years. In honor of PNM turning 100 years old, PNM Resources and its shareholders made a sizeable contribution to the PNMR Foundation, totaling $1 million over the course of two years. Five different organizations in New Mexico are beneficiaries of these funds, including New Mexico Professional Surveyors, all of which have a focus towards furthering education and economic development in our state
The search continues for a young woman from Deming, who disappeared a year ago while possibly traveling to El Paso. Grace Lopez, now 23 years old, was last seen on February 9th, 2017 and believed to have been headed to El Paso. Ms. Lopez was carrying a red backpack and a green blanket and possibly wearing a green sweater, a blue shirt and blue pants. She is 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. In addition, she has tattoos of a Playboy symbol on her wrist, a heart with “Albert” on her right arm, and a dragon and tiger tattoo on her back. She also has burn scars on her face, arm, and thigh. Anyone with information may call the New Mexico Department of Public Safety missing person hotline at 1-800-457-3463 or the Deming Police Department at 575-546-3011.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation along with the TLC Company will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of NM 15 Pinos Altos Road Reconstruction Project. The meeting will provide project information regarding construction, detailing information, project specifications, and the timeline of the project. The public is encouraged to ask questions and provide comments and to address any concerns they may have as it relates to this project in Silver City. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce located in the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Conference Center.
Western New Mexico University has named a new Head Football Coach! Frank Tristan takes over the position after coaching Southwestern Assemblies of God University, located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. WNMU Director of Athletics, Scott Noble, stated “Coach Tristan is not only a great football coach and proven winner, but he’s a man of high character and integrity. There is no doubt that he will bring an exciting style of football, and will establish a new culture for our program.” After taking over the head coaching duties at SAGU in 2015, the Lions this past year went 8-3, including a 7-1 mark in the Central States Football League and were ranked in the top-20 throughout the season. We at Silver City Radio, welcome Coach Tristan and his family to Silver City!