Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Steady precipitation has fallen on the McKenna Fire in the past 12 hours, keeping the size of the fire to 9,050 acres. There is minimal activity on the southwest of the fire near Johnson Canyon in the Gila Wilderness. The McKenna Fire started by lightning on May 6th and is being managed to reduce hazardous fuels, remove forest debris and restore natural fire to the ecosystem.
New Mexico State Police officers investigated a fatal pedestrian crash on Interstate-10 at mile marker 75 near Deming on Sunday around 6 am. The investigation revealed the 25 year-old pedestrian from Deming was walking in the left lane of the eastbound roadway and was struck by a Dodge pickup traveling eastbound. The driver of the pickup is not facing charges.
For the 24th year in a row, letter carriers across the United States displayed concern, compassion and commitment to their postal customers by participating in the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the nation’s largest one-day food collection effort. The Silver City Gospel Mission, just one of several agencies to receive the donations, received three bins averaging 2 ½ tons of food. All of the mail carriers had full vehicles on their return and large bins were filled to the top with donations from this effort.
In sports news, Senior Calum hill posted an error-free opening round of the NCAA Championships on Tuesday, firing a three-under 69 at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Course. The player leading the filed has a seven=under 65. Hill’s par-five play has him tied for second, and his 15 par first round is also tied for second. Hill competed in the second round this morning.
The Aging and Long-Term Services Department recognizes older New Mexicans during Older Americans Month. Older New Mexicans are a positive force for change in their community, working, volunteering and keeping themselves fit to live life on their own terms. Retirees nationally account for 45 percent of all volunteer hours.