Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred Tuesday evening. Officers responded to the foot bridge on Market Street around 4:25 on Tuesday and found a 59 year-old male subject with a stab wound in his neck. The man was flown out to an El Paso hospital. When questioned, the victim said he didn’t know who had stabbed him, or why, only that the two had partied together the night before. The subject appeared to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
Susan Parks, director of the Fort Bayard and Santa Fe National Cemeteries, spoke to Veterans this week about their concerns and ideas. She stated she would see to it that “pigtails” were added to the graves to make it easier to place flags, said she had petitioned the National Cemetery Association for a full-time position at Fort Bayard National Cemetery to take care of services and field work, and told veterans there was a contract out to begin repairs to the cemetery.
Early voting opened on Tuesday, and over 350 Grant County residents voted on the first day. 121 residents registered to vote between Friday and Tuesday, making 22,501 voters eligible to vote during the general election.
US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 648 pounds of marijuana late Friday. The drugs were concealed in spools of sheet metal being imported from Mexico. Border Patrol Officers removed 28 bundles of marijuana after a drug sniffing dog alerted to the shipment. The seizure was one of eight made by area officers during the Columbus holiday weekend. Overall they seized 1,402 pounds of marijuana, 18.5 pounds of mathamphetamine, and 12 pounds of cocaine.