Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Cemetery Board of the Town of Silver City has cancelled its regular meeting scheduled for December 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Public Works Department Administrative Office at 610 E. 8th St., Silver City, NM. The next regular meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2016.
The Copper CowBelles, an organization whose mission is to promote the livestock industry and to educate the public of the nutritional benefits of beer, have announced their 2015-2016 scholarship recipients who are Grant County high school graduates pursuing agricultural college degrees. Receiving $500 each are Ryan McCauley, an Animal Science major at NMSU, Tancee Bussey, an Ag Extension Education major also at NMSU and Kinsey Fisher, majoring in Family and Consumer Science within the Agriculture department at NMSU. Ryan plans to return to ranching when he graduates. Tancee wants to be sure today’s kids understand where the food on their tables comes from and Kinsey wants to promote agricultural programs and work with youth in 4-H programs. A scholarship in the amount of $1000 was also awarded to Erin Crumbley-Fuchs who is in her final year studying Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M.
In sports news, the final week of non-conference play wrapped up for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball teams. The Mustangs will play Benedictine at home tonight at 7 pm, with the pregame show on KSCQ airing at 6:30. Conference Play for the Mustangs begins Saturday at 4 pm at New Mexico Highlands University.
The Western New Mexico University women’s basketball team started and finished strong in both the first and fourth quarters, but Eastern New Mexico University held a strong advantage in the middle quarters on their way to defeating the Lady Mustangs, 63-41, Monday night in non-conference action.
WNMU (2-3) was outscored by just two through the first quarter and held a 19-15 edge in the fourth quarter. ENMU (4-2) excelled in the second and third frames limiting WNMU to just six points in each quarter while they posted 36 points. WNMU will return to action this coming Saturday when they will being RMAC play at in-state rival New Mexico Highlands beginning at 2 p.m.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of CRP, a federally funded program that assists agricultural producers with the cost of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the winners of the Find Your New Mexico True Park video contest. The Governor announced the contest earlier this year to help encourage more New Mexicans to explore the state over the summer. The winning videos, along with all submissions, are available online at www.newmexico.org/nmturepark.