Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Officers at the Grant County Detention Center on Monday had to pepper spray 8 inmates when tensions rose among the inmates in the male unit of the facility. Several inmates began behaving aggressively toward officers, banging on and throwing things at the pod windows. Officers calmed down most of the unit, but the 8 inmates who were eventually pepper sprayed continued to act out and threatened a stand-off with the officers. Despite calling reinforcements out to the Detention Center, the officers there handled the entire situation. No injuries were reported.
This weekend is Tax-free Weekend as students prepare to go back to school for the fall. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, participating retailers will not charge sales tax on purchases of certain products in order to help parents buy the school supplies their children need for school. Tax-free items include shoes and clothes, school supplies, and computers and other hardware. Parents should be aware of the price limit of Tax-free supplies at any given store, however.
The City of Bayard is in the process of constructing the city’s first Cemetery off U.S 180 just outside of town. The project is scheduled to be completed September of this year. The update received at Monday’s Bayard City Council Meeting from Engineers Inc. stated that they are putting down curbs and gutters, and will then work to complete the entrance road to the cemetery.
PNM added Outage Alerts with the launch of its enhanced website earlier this year. With the monsoon season reaching its peak, PNM encourages customers to sign up to receive the alerts via email, text, or phone. Customers will receive a message whenever there is a known outage at their home or business. The message will include an initial estimate for power restoration and additional messages if the restore time changes by more than 30 minutes. Customers will also receive a message when power is restored. Customers can sign up for outage alerts at PNM.com/outage.