Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

New Mexico MainStreet, a program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, announced today that it will hold its second annual Historic Theaters Institute in Silver City on April 22. The Institute is open to New Mexico’s community leaders to help them improve the performance of their local theaters and spur economic growth in their downtown MainStreet districts.  “Participants in the Institute will have an exciting opportunity to learn from the successful rehabilitation of the Silco Theater, which has been a catalyst for driving new business and commerce to downtown Silver City,” said Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela.

Are you searching for grant opportunities in New Mexico? A new round of grants is now available via the online common grant application, including those from the Albuquerque Community Foundation and the Sandia Foundation. By using the common grant application, you only need to fill out your information once to apply for these grants. Need help understanding how to use the Online Common Grant Application? Visit for more information!

The New Mexico Department of Health recently announced that a 54-year-old man from Cibola County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the second case of HPS in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the patient’s home to help reduce the risk to others.  Hantavirus is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva. People can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus. The deer mouse is the main carrier for Sin Nombre virus, the Hantavirus strain found in New Mexico.

U.S. Senator Tom Udall will begin accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Throughout April and May, members of Udall’s staff will host information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to enter an academy in the fall of 2017.  Applications can be submitted online at

The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department announced it is accepting nominations for the 2016 New Mexico Conference on Aging Awards. The awards recognize older adults and organizations whose work benefits New Mexico’s aging population. As baby boomers age, New Mexico’s senior population is set to double by 2030.