Here’s a look at today’s news:
New Mexico Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has nominated Silver City’s, Mary Hotvedt, to the Western New Mexico University’s Board of Regents. Hotvedt, was one of eight individuals that were appointed by the Governor to serve in institutions from around the state. Hotvedt, has taught at WNMU for nine years in the capacity of an adjunct professor and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her nomination heads to the state Senate for confirmation.
In other Legislative news, the New Mexico House of Representatives approved House Bill #6 late Friday night, that would yield at least $320 million more each year for the state’s general fund. Some of the measures according to a release, would carry out a tax on all online sales, increase the motor vehicle excise tax, increase the cigarette tax, and repeal a state law that allows state residents to deduct half of their capital gains income on their personal tax forms. The bill was approved late Friday night by a vote of 40-25.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has announced the graduation of three Deputies who completed the D.A.R.E Instructor certification course last month. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a youth education program that seeks to prevent the use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. Students who enter the program sign a pledge not to use drugs or join gangs during an interactive in-school curriculum what lasts 10 weeks. Corporal Jason Jordan and Deputies Alice Black and Jade Benevidez, will now assume roles as D.A.R.E. Educators for K-12 programs in participating Grant County schools.
During a recent Luna County Board of Commissioners meeting, Administrative Assistant, Kristi Hobbs, was presented with a 10-year service pin. Hobbs has served as administrative assistant to Luna County Treasurer, Gloria Rodriguez. Congratulations to Kristi Hobbs of Luna County!