Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Western New Mexico University inducted four alumni into the School of Education’s Hall of Fame this spring who were honored for their exceptional professional careers and for the care they showed their students. The 2018 recipients are: Daniel C. Castillo, from the class of ’85 who is now a retired Silver High School math teacher; Shelby L. Alexander, class of ’79, and ’81, who has spent more than 33 years as a science teacher, department chair, student club sponsor and teacher mentor in northwest New Mexico; Arturo Perales, class of ’74 and ’77, a math teacher and chess club sponsor in El Paso Texas ; and Joe Edward Quintana, class of ’85 and ’91, of Glendale, Arizona, who has spent more than 33 years as a science teacher, department chair, student club sponsor and teacher mentor in northwest New Mexico. Ninety-eight alumni have been inducted into WNMU’s School of Education Hall of Fame since the Hall of Fame’s inception in 1985.
Members of the Grant County 4-H Shooting Sports teams participated in the State 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Raton, NM on May 4-6. Members competed in shooting sports disciplines air rifle, rifle, shotgun, archery, pistol, and hunting. Grant County had the second highest participation this year at state shoot with 41 members. Grant County finished off a great year with individuals and teams placing in the top 10. In the Air Rifle Competition, Team #1 comprised of members Cole Rogers, Seth Neal, and Jadaniah Tarpley, finished in 3rd place. Competing in the Hunting category, Matt Tavison, Cole Rogers, Samantha Jones, and Xander O’Loughlin placed 4th. We would like to congratulate all of the teams and thank all of the coaches for their endless hours of work and dedication. Additional honors will be announced on the Monday news report.
A stolen vehicle from a Las Cruces car dealership was recovered in Deming on Wednesday following a 20-minute pursuit by members of the Luna County Sheriff’s Department. The 2018 Volkswagon Atlas had been reported stolen from a Sisbarro dealership in Las Cruces where it was being serviced on May 10th. The stolen vehicle contained four residents of Las Cruces. A 54- year old male was charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle; fleeing from a law officer; and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. A 28- year old female was charged with possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. In addition, she was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine. The pursuit ended on Camino Doce Road near McGann, and the two remaining passengers were not charged.
The 7th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids’ Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd at Lake Roberts. The event is sponsored by the Wilderness District of the Gila National Forest, as well as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Trout Unlimited, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Morningstar Outdoors, and numerous other local businesses and organizations. Mora National Fish Hatchery is planning on stocking retired Gila trout for the event. The derby will coincide with New Mexico’s Free Fishing Day, so no licenses are needed, however daily bag limits will still apply. Registration for the event is free and will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the derby will run through noon. In addition, there will be an awards ceremony to follow.