Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

On June 17, 2006, at about 2:06 am, Fred Allison, 54, was found in the Penny Park, which is located at 1305 Grant Street, in Silver City. Mr. Allison was found unresponsive near the entrance to the park and appeared to have blunt force trauma to his head. Mr. Allison was transported to Gila Regional Medical Center and then later to Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas, where he was pronounced dead on June 18, 2006.  On September 15, 2015, at 8pm, Justin Giacolleti, 31 years of age, from Rio Rancho, NM, was arrest on a warrant for an Open Count of Murder.

The Board of Regents at Western New Mexico University met on Monday, September 14, at the main campus in Silver City.  The five-member board introduced a new member, Dr. Carl Foster, recently appointed by Governor Susana Martinez. Foster resides in Albuquerque, NM. His career in higher education includes being a faculty member at New Mexico Highlands University. He has held leadership positions at New Mexico Tech and is currently a commissioner with the New Mexico Public Schools Capital Outlay Advisory Board.

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Food Program is proposing major changes to the state’s food regulations covering the operation of restaurants, mobile and temporary food establishments, and food processors. The proposed changes include adoption of the 2013 federal model Food Code, as well as a requirement for food manager and food employee certification to handle and serve food. The proposed regulations can be obtained by visiting

A 27-year-old Mexican man wanted for allegedly kidnapping a man in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, six years ago was removed Monday to Mexico by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

New Mexico State Legislature was awarded the Property Tax Achievement Award by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for an outstanding contribution to the improvement of property tax administration and tax policy during the 2015 Legislative Session. IAAO is a nonprofit, educational, and research association founded in 1934 that is comprised of government assessment officials and others interested in the administration of property tax policy.