Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver City Police Department is investigating a crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle. Police responded to the 600 block of 36th street yesterday around 12:30 pm. According to the preliminary investigation, the ten year old cyclist rode his bike out of a driveway and into the path of a Ford SUV. The 32 year old driver hit the rear tire of the bicycle, knocking the rider down. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and hit his head on the pavement. He was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center and then flown to an El Paso hospital with a small fracture on the back of his head. The investigation is continuing.
As mosquito season approaches, the New Mexico Livestock Board is encouraging horse owners across the state to vaccinate their horses against West Nile Virus. According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, horses represent 96.9 percent of all reported non-human cases of West Nile Virus in mammals. The virus is carried by many different mosquito species, which transmit the virus from infected birds to horses, humans, and other mammals. It is not transmissible from horse to horse or from horse to human.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program, in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.
Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee introduced the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act of 2016, a bill to protect critical US energy infrastructure from potentially catastrophic cyber-attacks. The legislation would examine solutions to defend the US energy grid by replacing key devices like computer-connected operating systems that are vulnerable to cyber-attacks with analog and human-operated systems – a retro approach that has shown promise as a safeguard against cyber-attacks.
US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made a dozen drug seizures this weekend. Border Patrol officers seized 634 pounds of marijuana in 11 enforcement actions and less than an ounce of heroin in another seizure.
Don’t forget, today is New Mexico’s Primary Election day. If you haven’t, there is still time to get out and vote.