Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Two Silver City women were honored by the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest in the 2016 Women of Distinction. Representative Dianne Hamilton and Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments executive director Priscilla Lucero were among ten women honored on Thursday, September 15th in Las Cruces.
The first phase of the Leyendecker Plaza which filled the old fountain with dirt was completed this past week. New decorative pots are expected to arrive from Albuquerque to fill the space, along with landscaped Chihuahuan Desert plants and crops of the old west. The plan is to provide shade sails overhead and fill the flower boxes with desert plants to provide a scenic, cool place for visitors to the park to sit as part of a Downtown revitalization.
The new Splash Park in Santa Clara is on track to open by the end of this month. According to Village Clerk Sheila Hudman, once the sidewalks and fencing are installed, a rubber surface will be the final stage. Depending on the weather, the splash park may be open for business, and will be able to accommodate between 30 and 50 children when it is complete.
In sports action, Western New Mexico University Mustang Football earned a decisive 44-21 victory on Saturday against Lone Star Conference opponent Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The Mustangs will play at UT Permian Basin this coming Saturday.
The Lady ‘Stangs volleyball dropped their Lone Star Conference opener 3-0 on Friday afternoon against Texas A&M-Kingsville, but won against St. Edward’s in five sets and earned a sweep over Texas A&M International during Saturday play. The volleyball team plays at home this week against Cameron on Friday and Midwestern State on Saturday.