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November 16th, 2015: Local Headlines

//November 16th, 2015: Local Headlines

November 16th, 2015: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 am tomorrow morning.  The areas of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston and Fort Bayard are expected to see snow from 2 to 4 inches, higher above 7,000 feet.  The primary impact will be hazardous driving conditions on snow-covered roads and reduced visibility.  A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow.  Use caution while traveling, especially in open areas.  Periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties.  Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.

BeWellnm, the official state marketplace for New Mexicans to shop, buy, and compare health plans, will be hosting a free telephone town hall for residents of Grant County on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.  The interactive call will provide an opportunity for New Mexicans to learn more about the changes in federal law affecting health insurance and health care, the various plans offered on the exchange, and subsidies or tax credits for which they may be eligible. The deadline to enroll in an exchange-based health plan for 2016 is January 31.  The phone call is free and participants are invited to dial 1-877-228-2184 with passcode 113868 to take part.  Enrollment counselors with beWellnm will be on the call to answer questions and to get Grant County residents on the right track to becoming insured.

In sports, the Mustang football team concluded their 2015 campaign with a 59-21 road victory over Black Hills State University.  Junior Safety Alfonso Wilson was named the Defensive Player of the Week for the second time, and Senior Kicker Josh McIntire was chosen as the Special Teams Player of the Week.  The Mustangs finished tied for seventh in the RMAC with Adams State.

WNMU Men’s Basketball opened their season Friday and Saturday Night against Oklahoma Panhandle State University.  Western lost 57-78 on Friday, but had a closer game on Saturday with a 9-point loss of 72-81.  WNMU returns home tonight to host Northern New Mexico College beginning at 7 pm, with the tip-off show airing on KSCQ beginning at 6:30.

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