Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Flood Watch that was supposed to have been effect through today was cancelled by the National Weather Service of El Paso as the remnants of Hurricane Newton dissipate over the area.
Parents Reaching Out, an education advocacy nonprofit, will hold a workshop focusing on various Special Education services and support for parents and students, as well as making available resources to assist in the student’s learning. The workshop is geared to helping parents learn about special services offered in the schools and to help keep students of all ages and grade levels learning at the appropriate levels. The organization not only works in education, but in several aspects of life. Visit http://parentsreachingout.org/.
The Wildcat Nation at Deming High School has declared the week of October 17-22 as Pink Week: Cats for a Cure. The Deming High School Athletic and Activities Department has plans for sporting and activity events where they encourage everyone to participate by wearing special Pink-Out T-shirts. Proceeds from sales of the shirts will be donated to the Cancer Support Group of Luna County.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senate Armed Services Committee, returned from a weeklong national security trip to the Middle East focused on the U.S. fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Senator Heinrich traveled to Iraq, Kuwait, and the Horn of Africa where he met with top military officials to discuss operations against ISIL, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations, and visited with U.S. troops from New Mexico.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $576,443 to the New Mexico Environmental Department to support the state’s air pollution reduction program. The grant will support attainment and maintenance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, reduction of toxics emissions and implementation of air enforcement initiatives.