Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

A Swearing-in Ceremony of newly elected officials of the Town of Silver City was held at 4 pm at the Grant County Administration Center.  This includes two Town Council Positions which went uncontended: Lynda Aiman-Smith and Lupe Cano, and newly elected Mayor Ken Ladner.

Silver City Police Officers were dispatched to Silver High School regarding vandalism to a Cobre High School Bus.  It appeared the damage had occurred while the Cobre boys basketball team was playing Silver.  On March 3rd, the principal at Silver High School emailed the Silver City Police Department stating that she had received an anonymous tip that an 18-year-old student was one of the students who had vandalized the bus.  The student was charged in a criminal complaint out of magistrate court with one count of injuring/tampering with a motor vehicle by painting the left side of the bus with blue spray paint and one count of graffiti by intentionally defacing the property of another.  Both charges are misdemeanors.  The damage was estimated at $1,200.

First grade students at Harrison Schmitt Elementary School are already thinking about attending college and Western New Mexico University officials are welcoming them 11 years before they graduate high school.  The event included presentations by Matthew Lara, Director of Admissions; and Dr. Shepard, who posed with each child and presented the certificates. WNMU mascot Rawhide also visited classrooms and entertained students.

In sports action: WNMU Lady ‘Stangs split a pair of games against Chadron State College in softball on Saturday, but lost both games against the Eagles on Sunday.  The Lady ‘Stangs are currently 11-16 for the season and 7-5 in RMAC play.  WNMU returns home this weekend to face in-state rival New Mexico Highlands.

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner presented a certificate of obligation to the New Mexico Wine and Grape Growers Association (NMWGGA) during the association’s annual conference.  During the conference banquet Brunner commented, “We are excited to support one of New Mexico’s terrific home grown industries, “These funds will help market New Mexico wines and let folks know what many of us already know—New Mexico wines are some of the best in the country.”