Here’s a look at some local news:
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday for the Hidalgo Medical Services temporary clinic located in the Santa Clara Senior Center parking lot. The mobile clinic will be in operation until HMS can place a permanent building that will be located next to the senior center and the El Grito Headstart facility in Santa Clara. So far, the new building that will house the clinic should be open in August or September this year. Currently, the temporary mobile clinic will be open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday in Santa Clara Senior Center parking lot. Patients can call to schedule an appointment at 575-388-1511.
A local man accused of sexually abusing three girls has been denied release by District Court Judge Thomas Stewart during a hearing on Monday. Dennis Grimes, was arrested by Grant County Sheriff’s on April 10th for allegedly committing multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with three juvenile girls over the span of several years. Grimes is currently being held at the Grant County Detention Center.
The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents will be meeting tomorrow to consider items that include: the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget; items including tuition and fees; capital projects; and the University’s areas of distinction, which the board will consider adding Early Childhood Center of Excellence. According a release from WNMU, Regents Janice Baca-Argabright, Dr. Carl Foster, Jerry Walz, Mary Hotvedt and Timothy Stillman, will represent their respective committees. Western New Mexico University President Dr. Joseph Shepard, and other senior vice presidents will speak on several of the action items.
Fifth graders at Bataan Elementary School in Deming, held their annual Bataan Death March tribute earlier this month. The ceremony was highly attended by members in of the community in addition to veterans and families of World War II. Speakers included Senator John Arthur Smith, of Deming, and several fifth-grade students who recited the history of the Japanese Imperial Army capturing up to 80,000 U.S. soldiers and Filipino freedom fighters. Veterans of the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League in Silver City presented the colors for this event as a distinguished honor as guests. One of the members also played Taps after the fifth graders performed roll call for the soldiers from the 200th and 515 Coast Artillery Regiments.