Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The Grant County Commission at their Thursday meeting declared a water emergency for the Hanover Water Association.  According to Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, “the residents of Vanadium have been without water for several days because of a water line break in the Hanover Domestic Water Association Lines.”

Also during the meeting, Commissioners approved two changes to the Grant County Detention Center Policies and Procedures, the Grant County Public Shooting Range Advisory Board Laws, The appointment of Frederik Grahn to the Parks and Recreation Committee, the Grand County Sheriff’s Department Field interviews and pat-down searches policy, the deletion of public transportation vehicles from inventory, and Fire protection grant applications for the Santa Rita VFD to build an additions substation and the Tyrone VFD to purchase a new engine.

A Free Informational Session Officials from the NM Workers’ Compensation Administration will provide a presentation explaining the law change to Luna/Hidalgo county growers, food processors, and farm labor contractors on Wednesday, September 2, at 3:30 PM in the Luna County Courthouse Basement Chambers, 700 S. Silver Ave, Deming.

Law Enforcement and Fire Personnel are to be honored with a Special Day of Appreciation at Glad Tidings Church this Sunday.  All Law Enforcement and Fire Personnel and their families in Grant County are welcome.  The service will begin at 10:#0 am with a Thank You luncheon to follow at noon.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to 537-7213 for catering purposes.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico announced on Wednesday it “will not offer individual on-exchange health insurance products on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange in 2016.”

Child welfare in New Mexico is a much-researched, high-profile topic. From the KIDS COUNT data to the graduation rates in each state, we can compile a fairly well-rounded picture of how our state`s kids and teens are faring. A new study looks at the child care industry and what effect it has on each state. Albuquerque Business First is reporting in New Mexico, over 72,000 children under the age of 15 are in some type of paid child care. The average annual cost of care for an infant is $7,523 in a child care center and $6,179 in a family child care home. This average annual cost for center-based infant care is 125.7 percent of the cost of tuition and fees at a four year college

KRWG News of Las Cruces is reporting the odds that 2015 will set a record for the warmest year since records begun are rising, as scientists predict an El Niño event will occur later this year.  The greatest El Nino on record happened during the winter of 1997-98, when Southern California was saturated with twice the regular rainfall.  Chances are strong that a record-setting El Nino is headed toward California this winter.  The current El Nino has, among other things, resulted in sea levels rising in the eastern Pacific and dropping in the west as easterly trade winds stall or reverse.