Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Local Girl Scouts recently made and donated quilts to the Silver Care Center. Girls got together over the summer and made flannel summer quilts, or quilts with no batting, and decided to donate them to the Care Center. Helping them were Judy Billings and Membership Manager for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Annette Toney. The girls donated 13 lap quilts in all.
Silver City’s Henry Torres was honored at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum on Saturday, Aug. 27, as the Museum paid tribute to its founders. Torres served as the vice chairman of the foundation and then served a term on the board after he was appointed by then-Governor Gary Johnson. The Museum, which opened to the public in 1998, is located in Las Cruces and is the only state Department of Cultural Affairs museum in southwestern New Mexico. It’s on 47 acres and features animals, demonstrations, greenhouse and much more.
US Border Patrol Agents stationed in Lordsburg seized nearly 400 pounds of marijuana on August 25th. The 388 pounds of contraband are valued at approximately $310,000 and were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with four subjects. Santa Teresa Agents on August 28th apprehended four subjects who were in the US illegally. During processing, it was determined that one subject, a 34-year-old Mexican National, had an extensive criminal history which included a conviction on “Consensual Sexual Intercourse with a Child Under 18 Years of Age from Culpeper County in Virginia.
Oil and Gas leases sold on Thursday earned a record-breaking $145.6 million in total receipts and setting new highs for a single parcel, bit per acre, and average bid per acre. The auction of 36 Federal leases covered 13,876 acres in southeastern New Mexico’s Lea and Addy Counties and, including rental and administrative fees, averaged a record-breaking $10,489 per acre.
The Bureau of Land Management today announced public input opportunities for six regional reviews that will analyze the existing energy corridors designated for oil, gas, and hydrogen pipelines and electricity transmission and distribution facilities on Western Federal lands under BLM or US Forest Service Management. The public and stakeholders will also have the opportunity to review and comment on recommendations before they are finalized.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Pauline Sanchez, a sixth-grade student at Edgewood Middle School, is the winner of this year’s top prize for the 2016 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge. Pauline won an all-expenses-paid family vacation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.