Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Senator Tom Udall joined the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee in approving a bill that provides critical Fiscal Year 2015 funding for New Mexico’s national labs, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), and other Department of Energy (DOE) and water-related programs important to the state. Udall was instrumental in securing full funding for key Department of Energy programs.  Highlights of the bill include the B61 Life Extension Project for Los Alamos and Sandia national labs, cleanup and recovery activities at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, technology transfer, and construction of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.

The Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Youth Mural Project to beautify Penny Park is underway.  So far, more than 20 kids are taking part in the mosaic that will form the mural on the side of the park’s restroom building.

The Javalina Coffee House will close it’s doors at the end of this month.  The reason for the store closing seems to be a dispute between the Javalina Coffee House Owner and the owner of the building, Palace Hotel owner Nancy Johnson, possibly due to a noise complaint.  The Javalina is looking to relocate elsewhere in Silver City, but the future of the little corner store is unknown.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is coming up on June 27th and 28th.  The event will take place at the Silver High School Football Field beginning at 5 pm on the 27th with survivor’s registration and photo.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 pm with the survivors’ lap, caregivers’ lap, and team parade.