Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Friday, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Deming MainStreet has graduated from a “Start-Up” MainStreet program to a State-Certified MainStreet Community. As a State-Certified MainStreet, Deming MainStreet looks forward to advancing several key economic development priorities identified in the master plan, including downtown gateway features, physical enhancements to the Silver Avenue corridor, pedestrian enhancements, entrepreneurism development, a commercial kitchen and art galleries.

The City of Bayard hereby gives public notice of the intent to adopt amendments to the Uniform Traffic Code: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE NEW MEXICO UNIFORM TRAFFIC ORDINANCE (NMUTO) BY REFERENCE. Amendments to the NMUTO are for the addition of Sections 12-1-5.1, 12-1-37, 12-7-6, 12-7-8.1 pertaining to “Autocycles”. Any public comment must be submitted to the City Clerk between October 27, 2015 and November 18, 2015 at City of Bayard, 800 Central Avenue, Bayard, NM 88023. Consideration of the final ordinance will not take place until at least two weeks (14) days subsequent to the date of this notice, and only at a public meeting called and held in accordance with S10-5-1 et seq. NMSA 1978 comp. Copies of the proposed ordinance may be obtained at the Bayard City Hall. Consideration is currently scheduled for and will not take place prior to November 23, 2015 for final adoption.

The WNMU Mustang Football Team broke a 5 game losing streak with a 36-20 victory over Adams State University on Saturday.  WNMU will return home for senior day this coming Saturday at noon against Chadron State College.

The Lady Stangs split a pair over the weekend.  On Friday, they lost 3-0 against number 18 Colorado School of Mines, despite a .246 hitting percentage.  On Saturday, however, the Lady Stangs won against Colorado Christian University 3-0 and clinched a spot in the conference tournament.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced loans and grants for 141 projects to build and improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across the nation.  “Many rural communities need to upgrade and repair their water and wastewater systems, but often lack the resources to do so,” Vilsack said. “These loans and grants will help accomplish this goal. USDA’s support for infrastructure improvements is an essential part of building strong rural economies.”