Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Wilderness Ranger District has postponed the prescribed burn that had been planned between the last week of April and the first week of May. The L-T West Prescribed Burn will be re-scheduled pending future weather conditions. The burn will take place of Highway 35 near mile marker 17 east of the Old GOS Ranch.
I-10 Westbound was shut down at mile post 8 this morning due to a vehicle fire. It is currently unknown what caused this accident.
The community of Deming rallied together to hold a candlelight vigil for a three-year-old girl who is currently fighting for her life after having been the victim of child abuse. A person of interest in the case was found at his residence and brought in for questioning without incident. Though they had no legal right to hold him, the 31 year-old man did reportedly head back to Tucson where the incident occurred and turned himself in. He was taken into custody and arrested on two counts of child abuse.
We at Silver City Radio wish to express our condolences to the family of Chad Young.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has announced that anglers can now fish at two spring-fed ponds on private property outside of Reserve under a new Open Gate lease negotiated by the Department. The ponds at Rancho Grande Estates off NM180 about 7 miles west of Reserve will be stocked with trout and catfish and already have bass and bluegill in them. A fishing license is still required and normal tackle and bag limits apply.
Western New Mexico University held its 50th Annual Great Race on Saturday. Past, present and future students all participated in the races as both a special Alumni race and children’s race were held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the event. Coming up at Western New Mexico University on Friday, May 12th, is the spring commencement ceremony. Over 200 Mustangs will graduate at 3 pm in Old James Stadium.