Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Kerr Fire burning on National Forest Lands 17 miles northeast of Reserve is currently reported as 110 acres. The fire was caused by a lightning strike on May 1st. Fire management officers are taking this opportunity to improve natural resource values by improving forest health and watershed conditions.
Former cable news commentator and current investment analyst and writer Cody Willard will deliver the keynote commencement speech on Friday, May 12 during the spring commencement ceremonies. The spring commencement ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Old James Stadium. A live streaming link to the event is available online at wnmu.edu.
Five Students will be inducted into the WNMU Student Hall of Fame at 5:30 today in the Student Memorial Center 3rd Floor Meeting Room. The Hall of Fame is reserved for students who have demonstrated integrity and achievement through leadership activities, community involvement, participation in campus life, and scholarships while attending WNMU. The 2017 inductees are David Cota, Casey Dickens, Claudia Osuna, Ryan Ruiz, and Timothy Stillman.
Aldo Leopold Charter School has been named “Bronze Award” winner in the 2017 U.S News and World Report’s “Best High Schools in America.” Of the 37 New Mexico schools ranked among the U.S. News Best High Schools, five earned silver medals and 30 received bronze medals. Two schools earned the Gold Award. Aldo Leopold charter School was ranked 12th and received a Bronze Award.
The US Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $331,811 to the New Mexico Environment Department for several Superfund cleanup sites around the state general Superfund activities. Superfund has help protect human health and the environment by managing the cleanup of the nation’s worst hazardous wastes sites and responding to local and national environmental emergencies since 1980.