The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. New Mexico is once again in the spotlight in the race to the White House Friday morning. Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to be in Farmington to rally for his father. It’s the third stop for the Trump camp, since this weekend when Trump himself paid New Mexico a visit. Donald Trump is rallying in Pennsylvania and Ohio and so is Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. She’ll also be stumping in the two key battleground states where polls show the race is close.
Read the full story: Trump Jr. to rally for Donald Trump in New Mexico
2. An active start to the day with showers and thunderstorms dropping heavy rain over west-central and southwestern NM this morning. At approximately 6 a.m., flash flooding had been reported in portions of eastern Grant County – be sure to stay out of flooded out areas. More showers and storms are expected to develop across western and central NM through the afternoon.
Kristen’s full forecast: Kristen’s Friday Morning Forecast
3. Wise Pies Arena is half way closer to keeping its name on University of New Mexico’s Basketball Arena for another year. The owner of the pizza and salad restaurant wrote a $300,000 check to UNM this week. That is half of the $600,000 payment the company has to make by December 31st. A spokesperson says they plan on paying the rest before deadline. The full payment will be the first of eight since the naming agreement nearly two years ago.
Read the full story: WisePies makes payment to keep deal with UNM
4. In two weeks the push to change the controversial University of New Mexico seal takes another step on November 15th. A regents’ committee agreed to have the full board consider changing the seal. Right now the seal shows a conquistador and frontiersman. Some say it’s racist and represents violence against Native Americans. An analysis will be done to see how much it will cost to change the seal.
Read the full story: UNM students’ push to change controversial seal moves forward to Board of Regents
5. There’s a new homecoming king at West Mesa High School but it’s not who the students voted in. It came down to one vote by the star quarterback Domonic Fischer. Fischer was elected king but he quickly turned the crown over to Anthony Harris who has autism. Fischer and Harris have been friends for two years after they were brought together through the “Best Buddies” program.
Read the full story: Moving moment at West Mesa homecoming
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