Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Diana Molina will present the lecture “Raramuri: the Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre” on Saturday, January 23 from 12 pm to 1 pm at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway in downtown Silver City. This presentation is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Silver City Museum Society. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

The 2016 Municipal Election cycle for the City of Bayard has begun. Any interested qualified elector wishing to participate in the election may pick up candidate information packets at the Bayard City Hall beginning on Monday, January 4, 2016. Municipal Election Day is Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  Candidate Filing Day will be January 5th at the Bayard City Hall from 8 am to 5 pm.  Please contact Kristina Ortiz, Clerk Treasurer at 575-537-3327 should you have any additional questions.

The Town of Silver City is seeking public input on a new Bicycle Master Plan. The first meeting will be Tuesday, January 5, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in the 2nd floor conference room of the City Annex I building at the corner of Hudson and 12th.St. The general public is encouraged to attend.  The Bicycle Master Plan will be developed by Charlie Deans and Paige Winslett from Community by Design, along with Tim Rogers, the person who developed the Santa Fe Bicycle Master Plan. Public input is critical in order to create a plan that accommodates the needs and concerns of the Town’s citizens and visitors.

For spearheading successful cyberterrorism and cybersecurity initiatives in the country of Spain, Jose Luna has been awarded the distinguished merit cross by the Spanish Guardia Civil, Spain’s elite military organization and police force.  Since 2010, Luna has been assigned to the Naval Station in Rota, Spain. He serves as a criminal investigator for the Department of the Navy and supports counterterrorism operations in Europe. The merit cross award, which he received on November 20, is the latest in several recognitions through the last two decades.

New Mexico State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes in 14 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, a 50 state initiative. First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a hike on January 1, 2016 at a wonderful state park. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family.