Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silco Theater, located at 311 North Bullard Street in downtown, will be reopening for movies this Friday with three showings of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The theater has been renovated as closely as possible to its appearance after a remodel in 1940. Modern amenities have been added that include heating and air conditioning, comfortable seating, screen, sound and digital projection. The Silco Confectionary, the original concession area, has been upgraded while still retaining the ambiance of the previous 1940’s deco renovation.
A mock train derailment exercise held Wednesday and Thursday of last week saw military, law enforcement, and emergency responders in Luna County come together to prepare for handling an incident on the tracks. The 64th Civil Support Team set up a staging area and worked with incident commander, Deming Fire Department’s Kevin Hensley, to run through how the multi-agency team would react and respond to a train care full of volatile chemicals derailing in town.
In sports action: Senior All-American Calum Hill remained in the top-10 to help lead the No. 25 Western New Mexico University men’s golf team to a third place finish at the St. Mary’s Invitational Tuesday at the par 72, 6,937 yard Dominion Country Club.
The Western New Mexico University women’s golf team jumped one spot to land in ninth after the second and final round of the Cal Baptist Invitational wrapped up Tuesday at the par 72, 5,936 yard Eagle Glen Golf Club course.
During a Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) highlighted the success of a recent small business information meeting he hosted in Albuquerque that brought together small business owners and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) to expand economic opportunity across the state. Senator Heinrich also pushed for policies to help attract and retain top scientists and engineers at New Mexico’s two national laboratories. The subcommittee received testimony from National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Lt. General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret.).