Here’s a look at today’s news:
New Mexico Supreme Court justices have unanimously agreed to look into a dispute between Governor Susana Martinez and lawmakers regarding 10 bills that were vetoed by the Governor. A state court allowed the 10 disputed bills to become law in September, challenging the vetoes because the governor allegedly failed to explain her decisions and missed veto deadlines. The laws in question are aimed to expand high-speed internet access, allowing hemp research, and more.
The Gila National Forest is also pleased to announce that all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative. To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, Federal Land Management agencies, launched the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the school year. The Forest Service is making available a free Christmas tree permit to every interested fourth grader with a fourth grade pass or paper voucher. For additional information about the initiative and how to obtain a pass, visit everykidinapark.gov.
A small plane crash was reported in Hatch on Sunday that claimed the lives of 4 Texas residents. The New Mexico State Police responded to a downed aircraft call located just Northwest of the Hatch airport. A fixed-wing, single engine aircraft was found to have crashed with four occupants inside which were pronounced dead at the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration is currently investigating as to what may have caused the crash.
Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education member, Justin Wecks, announced his resignation effective October 31st. Mr. Wecks, was elected to the Board in September, representing District 4. Since that time, the Wecks family moved out of that District and it was discovered that he could no longer serve in the position. The School Board has scheduled a special meeting tomorrow night to consider vacancy and how to move forward.