Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Carol Pickering of the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department recently received the BLACE Award at the Wildland Urban Interface Summit. The award is presented to groups or organizations that have made a significant contribution to prevent wildfire in the community. Pickering is the proactive Firewise Coordinator for Wind Canyon and was actively involved in the formation of the Wind Canyon Fire Station.
In sports action, the WNMU softball team split with Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves on Saturday. The Lady ‘Stangs won the first game 1-0 and lost the second 8-0 in five innings. On Sunday, the Lady Mustangs won the first game 12-0 in five innings against CSU-Pueblo, while the Thunderwolves came back to give the Lady ‘Stangs a 7-4 loss in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Play this weekend. WNMU is 19-24 for the season and 15-13 in RMAC play, and will play at Fort Lewis College this coming weekend.
The New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees is offering $1000 Scholarships to current New Mexico public school educators presently working toward an undergraduate degree program in an educational field and to current New Mexico public school teachers seeking a graduate degree in the field of education. To apply for scholarships, visit the NMAER website at www.nmaer.com.
On Saturday, Walmart launched its “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” campaign, a nationwide initiative encouraging the public to join the fight against hunger. Working with five suppliers including Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Kellogg Company, the Kraft Heinz Company, and PepsiCo, Walmart is offering three easy ways to take action against hunger and help families in need through social, online and in-store participation. Walmart aims to donate up to $3 million nationwide to feeding America, based on the public’s participation in the “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” campaign.
The New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau presented the Las Cruces South Central Solid Waste Authority with the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award. The South Central Solid Waste Authority becomes one of nine SHARP participants in New Mexico, and the first in its industry.