Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation along with Mountain States Construction will be performing Roadway Rehabilitation beginning today on US 180 East from mile marker 115.3 to mile marker 120.5. Work will begin on the east bound passing lane, milling and paving east to the end of the project. Once paving operations reach the end of the project, the contractor will turn around and begin milling and paving in the wet bound passing lane. Traffic control will utilize left lane closure with speed reduced to 45 miles per hour. The project will continue through the end of October between 6 am and 7 pm.
The American Hiking Society and Michelob Ultra are sponsoring a contest between 10 nominated trails nationwide, and the winning community will receive a $25,000 grant to be used to support its trail. All it takes is a vote. To help bring this $25,000 grant to Silver City, log on to superiortrails.michelobultra.com and vote for the CDT, Continental Divide Trail, joint entry for Silver City and Chama. You must be 21 to vote, but you can vote every day through October 31st. There’s no purchase necessary. Winning this grant would be another step forward in building Silver City’s Continental Divide Trail credibility as the first Gateway Community.
Border Patrol Agents from Las Cruces, New Mexico arrested a previously deported convicted felon over the weekend while Agents in Lordsburg made a drug seizure of over 329 pounds of marijuana.
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered a major tobacco company to stop selling brands of cigarettes. The FDA on Tuesday ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to stop selling four brands: Camel Bold Crush, Vantage Tech 13 and the regular and menthol versions of Pall Mall Deep Set Recessed Filter cigarettes.
New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges of fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and campaign finance violations Tuesday morning while state lawmakers started the ball rolling on possibly impeaching her.
The Secretary of State’s Office is also looking into campaign expenditures by longtime New Mexico lawmaker James Roger Madalena, who reported spending campaign money last year on surgery expenses, attire from a Nike factory store and to help a “needy family” in his legislative district.