Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Silver City bustled with activity over the three day Labor Day holiday weekend thanks to three major events. The Taste of Downtown was held on Saturday where residents and visitors were able to sample tastes from 14 restaurants downtown during a Walkabout Tour. According to the Silver City MainStreet Board, tickets to the event completely sold out.
The Mimbres Region Arts Council presented their first annual Southwest Print Fiesta on Saturday as well. The event included a 3,000 pound steamroller printing on Yankie Street. The event also feature vendors, screen printing, stamping, music and children’s activities.
The Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society held their annual Gem and Mineral Show at the WNMU Intramural Gym Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The show featured displays of rock samples, vendors, information booths, and the Spin the Wheel game where visitors won select rocks. The Silver City 49ers also showed guests how to pan for gold.
In sports action, WNMU Football lost 27-0 in the season opener against the University of San Diego on Saturday night. WNMU will play against in-state rival Eastern New Mexico University this Saturday in Portales as they enter the Lone Star Conference play. ENMU also lost their season opener this week against Great Lake Valley Conference team Southwest Baptist University.
The Lady ‘Stang Volleyball team on Saturday defeated Chadron State 3-1 and Point Loma 3-0. The volleyball team finished the Seaside Invitational with a 3-1 record.
The Cross Country teams also opened their season on Saturday at the George Kyte Classic hosted by Northern Arizona University. The women placed third while the men came in fifth in the open race. WNMU cross country will run again September 16th at the University of Arizona Invitational in Tucson.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has announced that hunters can donate deer and elk meat this year to help feed the hungry under a new program run by Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. The Hunters Helping the Hungry program will pay the processing costs and distribute the ground meat to soup kitchens and others for use in prepared meals.