Here’s a look at today’s local news:

Raymond Schmal, of the now closed “Ruff Ruff Animal Sanctuary” located in Luna County southeast of Deming, has filed a law suit against his former property owner, Randy Pirie. Schmal was running the sanctuary that housed 80 to 100 dogs that was eventually shut down following allegations of animal negligence last July perpetrated by former employee, Michael Muir. Up to ten dogs were found deceased on the property at the time, and in addition, Schmal, was evicted from the property in December for non-payment of rent. Schmal’s complaint against Pirie will be heard at the Sixth District Judicial Court on May 1st. Many of the dogs rescued from the property last year were taken in the Deming Animal Guardians and the Deming-Luna County Humane Society.

Three individuals with connection to Grant County competed in the Boston Marathon last week. Daniel Soliz, a Cobre High School graduate, Andy Lande, and Tammy Grado all completed the race and crossed the finish line. The iconic race is comprised of the Olympic standard of 26.2 miles and starts on Main Street in Hopkinton Massachusetts to finish near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square in Boston.

According to Town of Silver City Manager, Alex Brown, a petition that was filed to annex the Ridge Road Mobile Home Park property has been withdrawn by land owner, Harris Gray. Officials from the Town of Silver City protested the annexation move for reasons that included costs related to infrastructure, providing emergency services and other liabilities. The higher costs would have likely increased taxes for current town residents. A scheduled public meeting of the local Municipal Boundary Commission for this Thursday has been cancelled.

Today is Earth Day and PNM has announced that officially it will transition from a mainly coal based energy provider to using 80 percent renewable energy sources by the year 2050, which will equal to zero percent carbon emissions. The historic announcement was made at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque today featuring speakers from PNM, United States Senator Martin Heinrich, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and other officials. With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 525,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state.

This has been a look at today’s local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio