Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Cobre school board met Monday evening, September 14, at Hurley Elementary. In the public session which began at 7:00 p.m., four members were present: Frank Gomez, Frances Kelly, Frank Cordova and Sepulveda. Robert Montoya was absent. In the second public input period, Frank Costales, a Central Elementary resident, informed the board of the shameful growth of weeds at school, the handle on the flag pole that wouldn’t work, and of a single, distant gate on the playing field that was discouraging to kid usage. Lack of money didn’t answer it. He insisted action be taken. Robert Tovar, a veteran and parent also of a Central student, said he would offer a very ecological solution to the weed problem; he would put goats in that area to eat the weeds and fertilize it at the same time. No pesticides or chemicals—a very natural solution for weeds, brush, allergy-producing plants, getting rid of insects.
I-10 at mile post 92-93 near Deming both east and west bound left lanes will be intermittently closed due to core drilling. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and watch for workers and equipment in the area. Closure will approximately be lifted at 3:30 pm.
Today, New Mexico MainStreet announced that Director Rich Williams has been elected to a three-year term of the Executive Council of National Main Street Directors of state, urban and countywide programs. The Council works to explore policy, develop national marketing and branding strategies, and support the National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC). Williams will provide advice and guidance for the overall Main Street movement at the national level, provide insights into traditional commercial district revitalization, and opportunities for NMSC staff to develop and implement programs.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich recently encouraged outstanding New Mexico high school juniors and seniors to apply for the highly competitive United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Two New Mexico students will be selected to join 102 other delegates at the program’s 54th annual Washington Week from March 5-12, 2016. During their all expenses paid trip, New Mexico’s representatives will learn about the workings of the U.S. Senate and federal government. Additionally, each selected participant will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.