Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Fire Weather Watch for portions of southwest New Mexico and far west Texas. Dry and windy weather will result in critical red flag conditions on Saturday afternoon. This includes Fire Weather zones 111, 112, 055, and 056: Southwest Deserts and Lowlands, South Central Lowlands and Southern Rio Grande Valley, and El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in Texas. The Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening for strong winds and low relative humidity.
Grant County received over one-million dollars in capital outlay funding from the 2016 Legislative Session. The funds were divided as follows: $150 thousand to purchase and equip and activity bus for Cobre Schools, $45 thousand for improvements to three elementary schools in the Cobre district, $25 thousand to purchase and equip roll-off bins for the Southwest Solid Waste Authority, $100 for water system improvements in Hurley, $186 thousand for a drug rehabilitation facility, $100 thousand for a chip spreader for the Grant County Road Department, $100 thousand for a recreational facility in Bayard, $75 thousand for a community center in Hurley, $125 thousand to purchase a portable digital x-ray machine for GRMC, $125 thousand for sidewalks in Silver City, and $195 thousand for emergency telephone poles at WNMU.
Deming Police reported a break-in at Sun Valley True Value Hardware. Employees at the store noticed the window of the front door smashed and investigating officers believe entrance to the store was accessed through the front doors. Dispatch was called at 7:30 am on Thursday. Employees last secured the store at 7 Wednesday night.
In sports action, the WNMU Lady ‘Stang Golf team tied for second after two rounds at the SMSU Spring Invite yesterday. The Lady Mustangs compiled rounds of 324 and 307 for a 631 to tie with Ashland for second. WNMU will return to action March 14th and 15th in the Fort Hays State University Spring Invitational in Mesa Arizona.
U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Santa Teresa Station working in New Mexico apprehended a wanted sexual offender in one incident and also seized over 2,600 pounds of marijuana in two additional law enforcement encounters.