Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The 14th annual Ultimate Fitness Turkey Trot was held in Deming at Voiers’ “Pit” Park. 240 runners participated in the run in 37-degree temperatures. The Turkey Trot has generated over $60,000 that has been awarded to families in the Deming community. This year, proceeds were donated to the Romero family, who lost two sons this past summer in a drowning.
US Border Patrol Officers in Lordsburg last week located two subjects and five backpacks containing 243 pounds of marijuana, valued at over $194,000. Agents continued the search for four other members of the group who were spotted and managed to escape under the cover of darkness.
In sports action, the WNMU Lady ‘Stangs Basketball team earned a 69-59 victory over Western State Colorado University on Friday in the Colorado Mesa Holiday Inn and Suites Thanksgiving Classic. On Saturday, the Lady ‘Stangs lost 84-74 after a big turn-around by the Colorado Mesa Mavericks. The Lady ‘Stangs host New Mexico Highlands tonight at 5:30 pm. The Mustangs will play on the road tomorrow night beginning at 7 against Highlands.
New Mexico`s largest electric provider will be asking state regulators to consider another rate increase in December. Public Service Co. of New Mexico has sent letters to a half-million customers, saying it needs to recoup the millions of dollars it`s spending on pollution controls at coal-fired power plants and other improvements to the grid.