Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is reminding New Mexicans that Medicare Open Enrollment began this week and runs through December 7th. Changes made during this period will take effect on January 1, 2018. The ADRC and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program are hosting meetings throughout the enrollment period to answer questions in person about Medicare Open Enrollment. For more information, visit nmaging.state.nm.us.
The Western New Mexico Board of Regents have unanimously voted to renew President Joseph Shepard’s employment contract to extend through June of 2021. Performance incentives were added to the contact targeting 5 annual objectives that focus on increasing non-State revenue, and improving both the graduation rate and compensation of faculty and staff.
The U.S Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations unit officers seized 9.5 pounds of heroin last Thursday at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico port. CPB officers detected the illegal substance by an alert from a drug sniffing dog during a secondary inspection. The suspect was a Mexican citizen and the drugs were hidden in the transfer case of the vehicle. The 28 year old male was taken into custody and turned over to U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.
Mimbres Memorial Hospital will be hosting a drive-through flu clinic for Luna County residents this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 900 West Ash Street in Deming. Participants are requested to use the Ash Street entrance to the hospital that will properly accommodate traffic. The shots will be administered from the visitor’s car window and are free of charge.