Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Silver City Ranger District fire managers plan to begin the Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire on the Gila National Forest Tuesday, April 19. The 2,100-acre project is approximately six miles north and east of Silver City within the Ft. Bayard Wildlife Refuge. A temporary area closure is in effect as of Monday, April 18. The closure order and map are posted on the Gila National Forest website.
In sports action: the No. 22/23 Western New Mexico University men’s golf came up just short against Colorado Mesa University, 3-2, in the first round Monday at the Golf Club of Estrella. Although the Mustangs are eliminated from winning the RMAC Tournament, they will still play 18 holes Tuesday morning with a chance to still win the overall top score of the tournament.
The Western New Mexico University women’s golf team fought their way into the top-four to advance at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships Monday at the Coldwater Golf Club. Action continued this morning with WNMU and CSU-Pueblo vying to determine the third place champion.
On April 20, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold its quarterly oil and gas lease sale in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A total of 11 parcels will be offered containing 2,306 subsurface acres of public lands – 5 parcels in Oklahoma containing 1,426 acres and 6 in Kansas containing 880 acres.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry on Saturday apprehend a Mexican male who had an outstanding warrant for sexual assault of a child. The apprehension was one of nine NCIC fugitive arrests made by area CBP officers this weekend.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez will announce that an RFP has been awarded for an initiative that will place monitors in certain courtrooms across the state to watch the DWI adjudication process and provide information to the public about how those cases are being handled. The monitors will attend DWI hearings in person and compile reports on how judges and others involved in the legal process are dealing with drunk drivers. The program is part of the Governor’s executive initiatives to fight DWI.