Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

WNMU has a new initiative called The Center for Gender Equity.  It is the first center focusing on all genders on a college campus in New Mexico, and it’s opening marks another step in making the WNMU Campus an open and diverse community for students.  The Center will be the home of programs and initiatives celebrating gender and sexual identity diversity and inclusion for students at WNMU.  The new Center will have a ribbon cutting and open house on October 30th from 11 am to 2 pm at 1211 Mississippi Street.

The Federal land management agencies that make up the National Wilderness Preservation System signed an agreement that will guide interagency collaboration and vision to ensure the continued preservation of nearly 110 million acres of the most primitive of public lands.  The 2020 Vision: Interagency stewardship priorities for America’s National Wilderness Preservation System will guide the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Geological Survey, all under the U.S. Department of Interior; and the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.    By working together, the agencies and non-government partners have built a model of effectiveness and efficiency that will continue as they meet the goals of wilderness stewardship in the 21st century. To learn more visit

The Silver City Police Department responded to a call from an Ace Hardware employee on Friday afternoon after an unnamed female told him about a device located on the hill behind the store.  According to the Silver City Police Department incident report, a 12 inch long object wrapped in black electrical tape and a black wire, and containing a small amount of powder and small steel BBs was observed.  Police notified Ace Hardware, the Business and Conference Center, and Corre Caminos and advised them to evacuate.  New Mexico State Police were also notified, and Sergeant Scott Merrill contacted the New Mexico State Police Bomb Squad in Albuquerque.  The device was then taken to Albuquerque to be forwarded to the US Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.