Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The 4th Annual Donna Brown Memorial 4-H Rodeo was held on June 11th and 12 at the fairgrounds in Cliff. Local youth competed in breakaway roping, flag racing, step down roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, ribbon roping and bull riding. Congratulations to all youth who competed in the 4-H Rodeo competitions.
New Mexico State Police officers responded to the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on Thursday around 12:15 pm. The crash occurred near the 103 mile marker on I-10 east of Deming. The initial investigation revealed that a vehicle, driven by 62 year-old Teresa Ochoa of Reedley California when the front passenger side tire blew out. The vehicle then entered the center median where it overturned several times. An 8 year old passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. The driver and two other passengers were treated and released. All occupants were wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred.
Friday morning Catron County Emergency Manager Mike Shriver received a phone call from the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management in Santa Fe. Brian Williams of the Department wanted to assure the citizens in the Glenwood area that the sensor issue is being addressed.
The Deming MainStreet Program is making plans to renovate Leyendecker Plaza on the corner of Gold and Spruce streets. PNM has provided a grant for $30,000 that will help change the look and landscape of the plaza. Plans include a new desert landscape and pots with running water in a southwestern design. They also hope to provide shade sails and native plants to add color year round. Deming MainStreet Program is accredited through MainStreet America and New Mexico MainStreet, which is a branch of New Mexico Economic Development Department.
A federal appeals court has sided with a green chile growers group in Hatch Valley in a dispute over what food can be labeled with the renowned Hatch name. The US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Hatch Chile Association and allied Albuquerque food distributor El Encanto in their efforts to subpoena records that may indicate whether a rival’s products contain purely Hatch-grown chile as marketing suggests. The association is seeking a certification mark for Hatch Chile to help consumers verify the source.