Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Continental Divide Trail is falling behind in the vote for a $25,000 grant to be awarded later this fall. After a brief stint in first place, the Silver City and Chama Continental Divide Trails have fallen back into second, and the gap between the CDT and the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin is widening. The Florida National Scenic Trail is in a close third behind the Continental Divide Trail. Please keep submitting your votes every day. If you haven’t voted yet, it’s not too late to start. Every vote counts. Do your part to help bring this much needed grant to our local Continental Divide Trail. Log on to http://superiortrails.michelobultra.com and cast your vote every day through the end of the month.
The theme for this year’s Lighted Christmas Parade will be “The Light of Christmas.” A Workshop will be held October 24th at the Visitor Center from 2 to 4 pm. At the workshop, register for the Lighted Christmas Parade and learn how to really light up your parade entry. Call Robyn at 805-1944 for additional information.
The Lady Mustangs took a close 3-2 victory against Fort Lewis College Saturday Night. The sets were 22-25, 25-14, 25-20, 20-25, and 15-7. The Lady Stangs remain unbeaten in conference matches in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. WNMU Volleyball will play at UC-Colorado Springs on Friday night, and on Saturday at MSU Denver.
The Mustang Football team lost to the Number 8 seeded team Colorado School of Mines Orediggers 51-24 at their homecoming game Saturday afternoon. Mitch Glassman finished with 365 passing yards, putting him 44 yards from setting the RMAC career passing yards record. WNMU will be on the road Saturday against Colorado Mesa beginning at 1 pm.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued this statement following today’s federal appellate court order in Ohio to grant a preliminary injunction that will temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS): “Another week and another court ruling against one of this administration’s rules,” said Pearce. “I am glad to see that another federal court has put a hold on this dangerous, job-killing rule. By definition, the WOTUS rule threatens the livelihoods of farmers, ranchers, small business owners, as well as counties and local governments, who are already overregulated. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to follow the House’s lead and repeal it.”
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, welcomed news that the Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels. Last week, Udall, along with U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), called on U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter, U.S. Department of State Secretary John Kerry and Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan to end the Syria Train and Equip Program.