Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Silver City and Grant County were bustling with activity over the weekend. The Gila River Festival took place in downtown Silver City. Specific events included the Monsoon Puppet Parade, the Time-Lapse Film Festival and a street party.
The Grant County Fair was also held last week and over the weekend. Saturday was the awards ceremony and Junior Livestock Sale. The Fair also boasted a new carnival this year with a Titanic Slide, exhibits, rodeos, and a tractor show.
At the 14th Annual Red Hot Children’s Fiesta on Saturday, kids and parents alike took part in a number of activities. Kids made giant bubbles, tossed beanbags, and were able to see a Golden Eagle and Cinnamon, a miniature horse.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced today positive drilling results from the Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas 100-percent-owned Horn Mountain Deep well in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Initial production from this well, which will be tied back to existing facilities, is expected in first half 2017. This well, combined with two follow-on development wells at Horn Mountain Deep, may be capable of producing an aggregate of 30,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day.
The Gila Monster Gran “Fondue” presented by Desert Springs Physical Therapy is scheduled for October 10th in Silver City, New Mexico. This event is a fundraiser for the Tour of the Gila Bicycle Race. The Gila Monster Gran “Fondue” will provide a fondue get-together the evening after the Gran Fondo at the Little Toad Creek. The Gran Fondo is a 103 mile ride, and smaller rides are also available.
In college sports news, WNMU Golf is currently ranked number 21 according to the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll that was released before the weekend. The Mustangs tallied 95 points and trail just behind fellow RMAC school UC-Colorado Springs. WNMU is coming off of a second place finish at the RMAC North Invitational back on Sep. 14-15 competing against 12 total teams.
Lady Mustang Volleyball remains undefeated in this season’s RMAC play. The WNMU Volleyball team this weekend defeated Black Hills State University 3-1. With the win, the Lady Mustangs remain in first in the RMAC and are now on a five-match winning streak, with a total of 10 season wins thus far.
The WNMU Football team lost their Saturday game against defending National champs CSU Pueblo, 42-27. Quarterback Mitch Glassman, however, set the RMAC record for passing tuchdowns and broke his own career high in passing yards with 501. Glassman is 597 yards short of owning the RMAC record for career passing yards.