Here’s a look at some local news:

The Wilderness Ranger District is reminding the public of the importance of closing the gates in the pasture area between mile markers 18-22 and Lake Roberts on the north side of Highway 35. The Wilderness Ranger District has turned the Forest Service horses and mules into the area of Terry Canyon. This pasture, off of Forest Road 4078V, is part of the Sapillo Allotment and is used by the Forest Service in cooperation with the permittee, The Nature Conservancy. In a quote from a news release, District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton states “It is vitally important, to both the health and safety of the public and the health and safety of the livestock, that all gates are closed when you exit the pasture.”  If the gates are left open the horses and mules can wander onto the highway. This area is open to the public. All gates are identified with signs referring to the livestock in the pasture.

Nicolas Farley, a Western New Mexico biology student, interned with the NASA Earth Science Division this summer. Farley was one of 28 students from all over the country that participated in the prestigious program that allows students to perform out in the field experiments in addition to networking with scientists know throughout the world for their projects and discoveries. Farley co-founded Future Forge makerspace with his brother and fellow WNMU student, Stephen Lindsey, with assistance from the WNMU Studio G business incubator site.

The Fort Bayard National Cemetery Wreaths Across America national remembrance ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow, December 14th at 10:00  A.M. Wreaths Across America is celebrated at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery to Remember and Honor the veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.