Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

“Michelob ULTRA and the American Hiking Society are proud to announce and award the Ice Age Trail Alliance and Continental Divide National Scenic Trail each with a $25,000 grant,” according to the website where you logged in to vote.  The winning trails include #1 Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Rib Lake Wisconsin, and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in Silver City and Chama.  Extending over 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is much more than just a line on a map; it is a living museum of the American West, a place to reconnect with nature, and a unifying force bringing people from all walks of life together.  The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail will use its grant to create a new ‘Trail Adopters’ training program that helps educate new Adopters on the Gila and Carson National Forests.  Thanks to everyone in Silver City, friends of the CDT, and everyone who voted to keep the CDT in the top two.

Veterans’ Day ceremony will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 11 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, hosted by the American Legion Post 18. Keynote speaker will be 34-year Navy Veteran and New Mexico State Representative John Zimmerman.

Luna County Coats for Kids project plans to distribute over 550 coats to surpass last year’s total of 500 coats. The project kick’s off with a new goal in mind from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at the Peppers Supermarket parking lot in the Plaza de Florida. The initial plan on Saturday is called “Stuff the Bus.” A school bus will be at the location and volunteers will attempt to fill the school bus with brand new coats purchased by the community for children in need, or by accepting donations that will go toward the purchase of new coats. Gently used children’s coats will also be accepted.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that healthcare facilities in the state are making progress in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare‐associated infections can be acquired by patients in healthcare settings while receiving treatment for other conditions and are therefore being addressed nationally and in New Mexico as an important prevention target. The New Mexico Department of Health has an initiative to monitor and prevent healthcare‐associated infections and to share those findings with the public annually.