Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
New scholarships for New Mexico high school students who are leaders academically and in their communities have been awarded for the upcoming fall semester. At least one valedictorian and three salutatorians from around the state have been awarded the scholarship, covering their tuition and fees for one academic year. The new Admissions Scholarships were rolled out in May and since then students from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and other states have applied. The Office of Admissions continues to receive applications for its new scholarships. Students can apply for scholarships online: http://admissions.wnmu.edu/save.
The Volunteer Center will dedicate two new murals on Sunday at 1 pm. Food is Life and the Fruit and Veggie Dance Party were created by Grant County Youth in partnerships with Diana Ingalls Leyba, the Mimbres Region Arts Council, YCC and Syzygy Tileworks. Join the Celebration with pizza from the horno from 1-3 this Sunday at the Volunteer Center.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Silver City on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 2 to 4 pm at the Volunteer Center of Grant County. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez will announce a statewide vaccination program to help make it convenient for parents to get their children immunized before they head back to class. In addition, earlier in the year, Governor Martinez signed legislation that shores up funding for a statewide program that provides vaccines for children against life-threatening diseases.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Ron Curry toured areas of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation where progress in cleaning up legacy contamination from uranium mines is being made. He was joined by Secretary Ryan Flynn of the New Mexico Environment Department and David Martin from the Energy, Mineral, and Natural Resources Department, and representatives from New Mexico congressional offices to discuss coordination of remediation activities using the Tronox settlement monies. About 69 percent of U.S. uranium ore comes from New Mexico.