Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Congratulations go out to all Grant County 4-Hers who competed and placed in the state and local fairs with livestock and indoor exhibit projects. Remember, October 1st through December 16th is the enrollment period for all previous members and new members interested in participating in 4-H. Any boy or girl age 5-18 years who enrolls in the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Cooperative Extension Service is a 4-H member.
A Fort Worth, Texas, man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to a cocaine trafficking charge in federal court in Las Cruces, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico. The 36 year-old man, along with another, was charged with possessing an estimated 10.49 pounds of cocaine in Luna County, and indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2013.
The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding New Mexicans that flu season is around the corner and is urging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated. The nasal spray flu vaccine is not recommended and will not be available during the 2016-17 flu season in New Mexico.
The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers affected by Hurricane Matthew but not yet covered by a federal disaster declaration with individual assistance that they may qualify for relief from penalties if they are unable to meet Monday’s extended deadline for filing 2015 tax returns.