Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Guadalupe Montessori School Festival of Trees opened to the public on Friday, December 4th. The School revived the Festival of Trees in 2013 after years on hiatus since 2007.
In sports action: The Western New Mexico University men’s tennis team will open the season ranked where they left off. The Mustangs came in 27th in the national Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings in the first release for 2015.
The Mustang Basketball team lost to in-state rival New Mexico Highlands University 84-64 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Season opener on Saturday. WNMU, now 0 and 6 for the season, and 0 and 1 for the conference, will return home Friday to play Colorado State University – Pueblo beginning at 7:30 pm.
The Lady Mustangs had a come-back in the second half of their Saturday game to take a 73-59 victory against the New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls in the first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game of the season. The Lady ‘Stangs are now 3 and 3 for the season and 1 and 0 in RMAC play. They play at home on Friday against Colorado State University – Pueblo at 5:30.
Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) presented nine medals, including the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star Medal, and an Air Medal to U.S. Army veteran Stephen Bailey. Senator Heinrich’s office assisted Mr. Bailey, who served more than 10 years in the Army, obtain medals he earned, but never received, for his service in the Vietnam War. Mr. Bailey was joined by his wife, Kathy Bailey, and members of his family.
The New Mexico Public Education Commission (PEC) recently unanimously passed a resolution in support of the New Mexico Safe Schools Initiative, an ongoing collaboration between Equality New Mexico (EQNM), Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico (TGRCNM), the New Mexico Gay Straight Alliance Network (NMGSAN), Prevention at Play, Southwest Women’s Law Center (SWLC), and the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Albuquerque. The resolution also supports the Safe Schools for All Students Act, legislation introduced by Sen. Bill Soules (D-Las Cruces) in 2015 legislative session.