Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Annie Crawford, owner of Twin Sisters Cycling and Fitness, was hit by a car while crossing the intersection of Hudson and Broadway on Monday afternoon. According to witnesses, a driver heading east allegedly rushed through the yellow light and struck her. Paramedics and Silver City Police Department arrived on scene and blocked off the intersection to allow a Native Air helicopter to land. Native Air then airlifted Crawford to a nearby hospital for treatment. The patient’s condition is currently unknown.
At it’s Tuesday meeting, the Silver City Town Council heard from the Yearout Energy Services Company of Albuquerque in reference to replacing all the water meters in the town with a radio signal emitted by the meter. The town’s meters could then be read in a single day, while it currently takes two weeks. Switching out the old meters will take about 6 to 8 months, and a battery with a lifespan of 22-25 years powers the radio signal emitted by the meter.
The American Legion Post #18 will honor all Veterans, Past and Present, on November 11th at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with a special tribute to the World War II Veterans. Participating in the event will be the Silver/Bayard VFW, the Marine Corps League, the DAV, and the Ladies Auxiliaries. Head out to be a part of the special day that is set aside to honor those who gave a part of their lives to secure our freedom.
The Gila National Forest has announced that Diane Taliaferro has accepted the position as the new Silver City District Ranger and will assume her duties on Nov. 3, 2014. Taliaferro comes from the Forest Service Region 3 office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she held the position of Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Program Manager.