Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Freeze Watch, which is in effect from late Thursday night through Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to fall between 25 and 32 degrees. Temperatures will fall to below freezing between 2 and 3 am and continue until around 8 Friday morning. Outdoor pets may need more shelter, and sub-freezing temperatures may affect late season crops and sensitive vegetation. Affected areas will include the southern Gila Highlands/Black Range, southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley, southwest Desert/lower Gila River Valley-lowlands of the bootheel, uplands of the bootheel/Mimbres basin, Eastern Black Range Foothills/Sierra County Lakes, Northern Dona Ana County, and include the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard, Mimbres, Faywood, Hurley, Lordsburg, Deming, Hatch, and others.
On November 10, 2015, at 1:00 pm, a Veterans Day Recognition will be held at the Santa Clara Village Hall to honor Mario L. Kirker, a long-time resident of Santa Clara and a Navy veteran of World War II. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to attend. Mario L. Kirker, was born in the mining town of Santa Rita, New Mexico, and relocated to Santa Clara as a young child. At a very young age, he saw the need to work and contribute to the family income. In 1943, at the age of 17 and working long hours with minimal pay, he looked for better opportunities and decided to join the military.
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce Award Banquet is scheduled for November 19th at 6 pm. The evenings’ honors will include Citizen of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Small Business and Business of the year, Volunteer of the Year; and the PNM Energy Efficiency Awards and Reduce Your Use Grant Awards. To nominate a person or a business, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 538-3785.
Following news that President Obama will station ground troops in Syria, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D–Conn.) re-introduced their bipartisan legislation to prohibit the administration from using any funds on military and covert activities that would escalate U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war. The bill, which the three first introduced in June 2013, would ban the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the National Security Agency and all other intelligence agencies from supporting directly or indirectly any military, paramilitary or covert operations in Syria. The legislation would not affect humanitarian aid or intelligence gathering efforts.