Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Manufacturers employ more than 28,000 New Mexicans in some of the private sector’s best-paying and most stable jobs. To underscore the importance of manufacturing to the state’s economy, three Deming businesses are leading public tours of their facilities on Sept. 30 for Manufacturing Day – a national effort to showcase modern manufacturing and generate interest in engineering, design or production careers. This is the third year Deming and other New Mexico communities have participated in the initiative.
The WNMU Volleyball team opened their three-match road swing with a solid 3-0 RMAC victory over New Mexico Highlands University. The scores for the three rounds were 25-12, 25-20, and 25-23. WNMU Volleyball hopes to maintain their winning streak against South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Friday night at 7 pm.
Keep Luna County Beautiful is holding its biannual Toss No Mas Cleanup at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Volunteers interested in helping to keep the community clean and beautiful are encouraged to meet at 8 a.m. at Luna County Courthouse Park to be dispatched to troublesome areas throughout the county. Aramark is sponsoring an appreciation picnic for volunteers after the cleanup around noon. Door prizes will be given away at the picnic.
The NM State Parks Division and the NM Department of Game and Fish announce Free Fishing Day in recognition of National Public Lands, Hunting and Fishing Day. As a result, September 26th is a free fishing day in New Mexico. This is a special day when all anglers – residents and nonresidents of all ages – can fish without a license at public waters statewide. All other fishing regulations apply.
The Grant County Community Investment Fund application window will be open from September 21–December 1. Beginning this year, all applicants MUST attend a Guidance Session in order to be eligible to receive funding. The guidance session will provide an overview of the application guidelines and is geared toward organizations that are eligible to apply for funding from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Community Investment Fund.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has cosponsored the American Energy Innovation Act of 2015, a bill to unleash innovation in energy, spur new technologies and opportunities, enhance national security, and create jobs while reducing pollution.