Here’s some of today’s news:
Today, the United States Border Patrol El Paso Sector, including other law enforcement and the General Consulate of Mexico El Paso are joining forces with the goal of preserving human life by participating in the 21st Annual “Border Safety Initiative Awareness Campaign. The campaign is designed to warn border residents about extremely dangerous situations that can be encountered when illegally entering the United States. A simulated rescue demonstration will be provided by U.S. Border Patrol Agents Emergency Medical Technicians, Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue Team, and the El Paso Branch of Air and Marine Operations.
The Deming High SkillsUSA team won the New Mexico Activities Association State Championship Banner for the fourth year in a row, and again won Gold in the National SkillsUSA Chapter of Distinction and Quality Chapter competitions. 25 Deming High School students competed, winning 14 gold awards, eight silver awards and six bronze awards in various categories. The gold and silver award winners have now qualified to compete nationally in Louisville, Kentucky, in June. In addition, three current Deming High sophomores – Channel Ramirez, Jesus Rubio, and Alexis Trejo – were elected as state SkillsUSA officers for 2018-2019. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The program provides educational resources, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms. Congratulations to the Deming High School SkillsUSA team!
The L-T West Prescribed Burn, on the Wilderness Ranger District, is staffed and in a monitor/patrol status. Currently, no further firing ignitions are planned. Winds are variable, and the edges around the 17- mile perimeter are cooling. Turkey hunters are in the area and report that turkeys have been seen in the burn area. Smoke will continue to be seen for the next week and may continue drifting into the area of Sapillo Creek.
Schools in the Cobre Consolidated District were treated by visits from Tour of the Gila cycling professionals last week. Youth at Bayard Elementary were able to meet last year’s Tour of the Gila overall winner, Evan Huffman of Rally Cycling, along with his teammate, Kyle Murphy. Other Cobre school visits included he mobius BridgeLane men’s team from Australia visiting Central and Hurley Elementary and the Hagens Berman Supermint Pro Cycling women’s team spent time with San Lorenzo Elementary students. The students learned about riding, bike safety, racing and equipment. The session ended with many questions from the children in the audience. Schools in the Silver Consolidated District are receiving visits this week before the beginning of this iconic race that starts tomorrow and concludes on Sunday in Pinos Altos. Visit tour of the gila dot com for more information and spectator schedules.