Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Hidalgo Medical Services providers, front desk and support staff recently completed National council for Behavioral Health training. The purpose of the training was to provide key staff and senior leadership with successful tools to enhance the integration of comprehensive primary medical care, mental health, dental and family support services offered by HMS at 13 locations throughout Hidalgo and Grant Counties.
Steve Westenhofer, CEO of Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home announced his retirement Thursday afternoon. In a memo to the board, medical staff, employees and volunteers, Westenhofer stated: “Being CEO of Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home has been a wonderful experience, and it is with mixed emotions that I inform you that I will be retiring.” Westenhofer will depart in early May.
Deming High School has reached the first phase in construction of its new campus at 1100 S. Nickel St. Ground breaking to commemorate the beginning of a new school will take place this week after several years of preparation, planning and a vote of confidence from the community. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the location between the Hofacket Campus and the Deming Public Schools Auditorium.
In sports news, the WNMU tennis teams opened Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play this weekend against MSU Denver and Colorado State University-Pueblo. Both the men’s and women’s teams opened conference play with two wins. The Mustangs took a 8-1 win over MSU Denver and 1 9-0 win over CSU-Pueblo. The men are now 11-8 overall and 2-0 in RMAC action. The Lady Mustangs won 5-4 against MSU Denver, lost 5-4 against Tarleton State, and won 7-2 over CSU-Pueblo. The women are now 6-14 overall and 2-0 in RMAC play. Both teams play at home this week against Colorado Mesa and Colorado Christian beginning Friday at 9 am.
The WNMU cross country teams recently competed in the Willie Williams Classic and the California Collegiate. Guadalupe Cantoran placed 14th at the Willie Williams Classic, and Janice Chacon placed 20th. On the men’s side, Jesus Valdez placed 11th and Joseph Schaff placed 29th. At the California Collegiate, Valdez finished 13th in the 5,000 meter.