Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
According to the National Weather Service in El Paso, southwest New Mexico will see very hot temperatures Saturday afternoon in the lower elevations. A Heat Advisory is in effect from noon to 8 pm on Saturday. Areas affected include the southwest desert, uplands of the bootheel, Sierra County lakes, southern Dona Ana County, southern Tularosa Basin, and the Hudspeth highlands. A Heat Advisory means a period of hot temperatures is expected and heat illnesses are possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of fluids.
Area high school students aged 16 and older will have free access to Campus Recreation facilities on the WNMU campus through July 31st. The free summer program is effective immediately and includes access to the new campus fitness center, swimming pool, Intramural Gym and racquetball courts. The free summer access is open to any student attending a high school or university. Students must present a student I.D. card and a driver’s license or government card that proves age.
In sports news, Kristen Kennedy and Shellie Broyles-Raymod will be inducted into the WNMU Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming festivities on October 1st. Kennedy played golf for four solid years from 2000 to 2004 and holds one of the top career scoring averages of 80.25 and the top low mark for a scoring average in a season of 77.73 Broyles-Raymond, a softball player, had big seasons all four years she played for the Lady Mustangs. She posted 33 home runs, 243 hits, 55 doubles, 11 triples and 159 RBI in playing 203 games. For the years 2002 and 2003, she is also listed in the top-10 in several categories including making the list for assists, batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs in a year, tied for most games started, most doubles and most triples and had the most at-bats in a season.
Congressman Pearce issued the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill: “today we upheld one of our fundamental duties as Congress- to provide for the common defense. In a time of great uncertainty and unparalleled threats, we need to ensure our forces have the resources they need to stay ready, lethal, and effective. The Defense Appropriations bill includes the vital funding our forces and their families depend on to succeed, both at home and abroad.”
The attorney general announced today that the two-month-long coordinated statewide law enforcement sweep called Operation Broken Heart conducted 63 search warrants, made 21 arrests/served arrest warrants, presented 156 cyber safety trainings reaching over 5,400 attendees, and conducted three public safety events impacting over 8,770 attendees across New Mexico.