Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is seeking public comment on possible increases in the park’s entry fees.  The proposal is to raise the basic entrance fee from $3 to $5.  Anyone wishing to learn more about the changes, or make comments on them, is invited to a meeting that will be held next Tuesday, January 27th.  The meeting will take place at the Gila National Forest office in Silver City from 1 to 3 pm.  Interested persons are welcome to come at any time during those hours.  Further information about the information can be obtained by calling the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument at 536-9461 or by emailing  Public comment can be made at the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment site at http://parkplanning.nps.gove/gilafeeproposal.

There will be a candidate forum for the Cobre Consolidated Schools Board of Education election this evening at 6 pm at Cobre High School.  Local news sources will be asking candidates questions about the upcoming election, what their plans are for the future of the district, and how, if they are elected, they will improve the district.  Community members are invited to attend and have their own questions answered.

In state-wide news, the World Property Journal recently selected Albuquerque as the top mid-sized American City to visit.  The online real estate newspaper praised the breathtaking view from Sandia Crest, as well as the museums, unique neighborhoods, excellent restaurants, and a vibrant tri-cultural ethnic mix.  Albuquerque was selected over other popular mid-sized cities including Portland, Oregon and Nashville Tennessee.

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through Midnight tonight for the Southern Gila Highlands and Eastern Black Range Foothills including Silver City, Lake Roberts, Bayard, Hillsboro and Winston.  Periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected across the southwest mountains, with snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches in elevations over 6500 feet.  Snow, sleet or freezing rain could cause traffic difficulties.  Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.