Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
On Sunday afternoon, Marines from Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps Detachment 1328 gathered for a luncheon on the Wrangler’s Patio to honor Gold Star Mothers, those who have lost children in combat. Grant County has three, Mary Cowan, Mary Lou Grijalva and Kay Beeman.
In sports, Junior middle blocker Shannon Rich helped power the Western New Mexico University volleyball team to a 5-0 start in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play and subsequently was named the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Senior Quarterback Mitch Glassman was named the HERO Sports Division II Stud of the Week Monday. He also received the award after the first week of the season against Arizona Christian. Glassman additionally earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the week, thanks to his record-breaking performance and personal career high- in passing yards.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) raised concerns over reports of an out-of-state company manufacturing and marketing its products under the guise of authentic chile from Hatch, New Mexico. He issued the following statement today calling for better labeling protections for locally-produced products: “I am proud of our state’s chile farmers for defending New Mexico-grown chile and bringing their case before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Consumers who want to eat New Mexico chile should be able to trust the label. Manufacturing and marketing products that masquerade as authentic chile from New Mexico is outrageous, and I fully support our growers’ efforts to protect authentic New Mexico-grown chile.
The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system. Although Oct. 15 is the last day for most people, some still have more time, including members of the military and others serving in combat zone localities who typically have until at least 180 days after they leave the combat zone to both file returns and pay any taxes due.