Here’s a look at some local news:

The Western New Mexico University women’s volleyball team is beginning their 2019 season without coach Jim Callender, for the first time in 20 years. According to the Grant County Beat, former University of Texas at El Paso nead coach, Hollie Watts will be taking over the helm. The Lady Mustangs have a history of competing at the highest level of conference play.

During a recent meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Santa Clara, Clerk, Sheila Hudman, reported on planned activities scheduled for the rest the year. According to the Grant County Beat, the Action Committee will host the Halloween Carnival and Haunted House October 31, 2019 at the Armory; the Tamal Y Mas Fiesta on November 16th in downtown Santa Clara; and the Lighted Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday December 7th. Other topics discussed during the meeting included an upgrade of some village vehicles, the November completion of the Bayard Street improvement project and planned weed control on vacant lots and street rights-of-way. In addition, the Maple Street bridge has been selected for repair by the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

The Grant County Extension Service in partnership with NMSU School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and Freeport McMoRan is hosting a “Guest Service Training: Workshop for members of the community. Individuals seeking a Food Handlers Card and/or Food Manager Certification will be able to receive the necessary training to take part in the service industry. The training sessions are free of charge and are being held on two separate dates, September 24th or October 29th at the Grant County Extension Service Meeting Room from 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. The training is free of charge. For more information, call 575-388-1559.

Today is Labor Day, an annual celebration to pay tribute to the Contributions and achievements of American workers. It is traditionally observed on the first Monday of September each year. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.