1. A hunter missing since November has been found dead in the Pecos River. That’s according to The Santa Fe New Mexican. State police tells the paper, the body of 54-year-old Stanley Vigil was found Saturday near the village of San Jose in San Miguel County. Stanley reportedly went missing while on a hunting trip near Barrillas Peak in November. Vigil’s sister tells the New Mexican, police told her Stanley had drowned and showed signs of head trauma and broken ribs. State police say they are still investigating.
2. National Guard troops in New Mexico are likely preparing to head to the U.S. Mexico border. The governor says more than 80 troops should be deployed by the end of the week. That number could jump to 250 New Mexico National Guard members performing surveillance from the ground and the air for the border patrol. None of the troops being sent will be current law enforcement. It’s not known how long the deployment will last.
Full story: National Guard members start arriving at US-Mexico border
3. Sunshine and high clouds will blanket the state Tuesday afternoon with high pressure in control.
Full story: Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast
4. Tuesday, the Albuquerque isotopes will kick off their 16th home opener. Many new items this season include giveaways, theme nights, unique food items and for four nights this year, the ‘Topes will become the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico. Some of the new food items include a dessert poutine, the buffalo chicken cheeseburger and the New Mexicago dog. Another addition, a new party suite combines three suites into one and can accommodate 50 to 70 people. Doors open Tuesday night at 5:30 and the game starts with a new season time of 6:35 p.m.
Full story: Isotopes’ home opener excites fans with food and fun
5. Albuquerque residents can now enjoy free admission to the ABQ BioPark and a public library card can help you get in. Cardholders can visit any library in the county to check out a BioPark pass. It’s good for two adults and two children – for seven days. Passes may not be renewed and are available on a first-come, first served basis through the end of the year.
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