Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to pass House Bill HR 5682 to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The bill would put an end to the delay of the project that has gone on for over six years.  Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement in response to the bill’s passing: “After six years of stalling by this administration and Senate democrats, it is time for the President and Harry Reid to remove politics from the decision and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline,” said Pearce. “This bill will provide shovel ready jobs for Americans, and will increase American energy independence while strengthening our national security. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to act on this important piece of legislation before the end of this Congress.”

The NMDOT Maintenance Section will be working on NM 152 in the Silver City are at mile marker 30.1, as this section of the roadway will need to be closed in order to repair the culvert. The crew will commence work at 6:00 am on Wednesday November 19th with all restrictions lifted by 3:00 pm on Thursday November 20th.  Traffic alerts and notifications will be posted on, or by calling 511 in the state of New Mexico.

A rancher in the Mimbres Valley River area called the Grant County Sheriff’s office last week to report what appeared to be human remains in the river bed.  Deputies responded and confirmed, but due to the lack of light, had to return on Friday morning to resume their investigation.  OMI also arrived on scene Friday morning, and the remains were removed from the scene and the scene cleared by Friday afternoon.  The Sheriff’s Office is waiting to release any further information until the OMI can identify the remains.  The investigation is ongoing.

The New Mexico Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo was held in Deming this weekend at Cowboys Park Arena.  The high score Sunday for saddle bronc went to Ron Aragon, who scored a 69.  Unfortunately for attending rodeo fans, cowboys received ‘no time’ in steer wrestling and no score in bareback riding during the rodeo events Sunday afternoon.