Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
At the Silver school board meeting on Tuesday, Vice President Tony Egan announced that as of 5 pm, he would be resigning from the board. Former board member Tom Laws said he could now withdraw his support for the recall, and Billy Billings, another former board member said this gave the community the opportunity to find a suitable replacement and allow the board to rebuild itself. The ending of the recall could save the district up to $30,000. Egan said of his resignation, “People who were calling for the recall can now work with the new board setting up committees for the (superintendent) search.”
District 3 Councilor Jose Ray Jr. Is moving forward on a plan that would allow ATVs on City Streets. Ray said he would propose that no one under 18 be allowed to drive them, that they have insurance, street-legal tires, and that they be registered. He is hoping to at least be able to try the plan for a year, and points out that especially the elderly are for the idea.
Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert to warn New Mexico businesses and the public about a new phishing scheme. The scammers are sending emails to businesses claiming to be with the Office of the Attorney General and claiming that there has been a complaint filed against the business. The business owners are then asked to click a link to see the “complaint” and that they have ten days to respond. The Office of Attorney General will not, and does not, send emails like the ones being used in this scam which hit New Mexico this week.
US Senator Martin Heinrich recently announced growing bipartisan support for the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill he introduced earlier this month to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony. US Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Tom Udall, John McCain of Arizona, Jon Tester of Montana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Steve Daines of Montana have signed on as cosponsors of the bill.