Here is a look at today’s headlines: 2-3-16

Early this morning, local law enforcement responded to a shooting in Silver Ctiy in the 2200 block of Cactus Street.   Upon arrival, the authorities determined that a 23 year old man had been shot twice. The man has since been flown to an El Paso hospital for treatment, listed in critical condition.  The man reported he did not know who had shot him and the police are investigating.  If you have any information in the case, please call the Silver City Police Department.

The Silver Schools are preparing early for the test opt-out deadline requirements. Parents will be able to opt out their children from testing for both the Standard Based Assessment and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, if the opt out happens by Feb. 29th.  The testing weeks this year are April 4 through May 13 for the PARCC and March 7 through March 25 for SBA.  The Cobre District does not plan to have an opt-out deadline for this year’s spring testing.

Interesting highlights from the current session underway in Santa Fe.  proposed constitutional amendment aimed at reforming New Mexico’s bail bond system cleared the state Senate on a 29-9 vote Tuesday.  The measure now heads to the House for consideration, where a similar measure has yet to make it to the floor for a vote. If approved by lawmakers, the question of whether to give judges the discretion to deny bail to dangerous defendants would be put before voters during the general election in November.

In Silver City this Saturday, the loved Chocolate Fantasia is planned. To get tickets contact the Mimbres Region Arts Council. The event will be from 11 to 4 and participants will be able to indulge in handmade chocolates from many venues.