Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Gila National Forest recently announced that Marta Call has been selected as the Forest’s Public Affairs Officer. She joined the Gila National Forest from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Springerville, where she worked for three years. Before that, she worked for the Bureau of Land Management in Utah, and served in the U.S. Army.
New Mexico State University’s Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Service recently hosted a tree-planting event at the Hidalgo County Fairgrounds in Lordsburg. The staff came together with the community to plant nearly twenty trees. Volunteers also helped paint the concrete slab in the community garden.
The City of Deming received official recognition as a community suitable for retirees by the American Association of Retirement Communities. Cities who have the distinction have demonstrated their abilities to service retirees in the fields of medical services, safety and cultural opportunities. Deming retains the title as the only city west of the Mississippi River to be classified as a retirement community by means of the services offered in the area.
A reminder that tomorrow is International Games Day at the Silver City Public Library. A variety of games will be set up for young patrons to play, including both board games and video games on the Wii. Supplies will be provided, but patrons are encouraged to bring in their favorite games. The program is first come, first serve and there are a limited number of controllers.
In sports action, the Western New Mexico University volleyball team lost in the first round of the Lone Star Conference playoffs. Senior Shannon Rich finished her final season as the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-LSC, and All-Academic LSC.
The Mustang Basketball team faces off against former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent and in-state rival New Mexico Highlands University in non-conference action tonight.