Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Silver Consolidated Schools are considering a four-day week. The meeting is today at 5:00 at the district administration building at 2810 North Swan Street. The budget will also be discussed as the district is looking a potential $2 million dollar shortfall due to state-level budget cuts due to declining enrollment. The 5 o’clock meeting today will not have a forum for public input, but the community can listen to the discussions of the board on the matter.
The Silver City Main Street organization is seeking a new executive director, as Lucy Whitmarsh will not be continuing on as director. This is an important position in our community as the Main Street Executive Director coordinates activities within the historic business district including a revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for economic growth. If you would like to learn more, check out job postings on the Grant County Chamber of Commerce website, silvercity.org.
The start of the 31st Tour of the Gila is just 12 days away. Many may not realize the actual magnitude or significance of the is race to the cycling community. The Tour of the Gila showcases some of the best upcoming talent from across the continent. Despite the retirement of 2016 Olympian and six-time Tour of the Gila champion Mara Abbott, the field coming to race this year is tremendous. One prominent cyclist, Kristen Armstrong, says the Tour of the Gila was of huge significance in her cycling career. Equally if not more important than California and Utah, according to Lachlan Morton. There are more than twenty professional men’s cycling teams and a dozen professional women’s teams coming. In additional there are many other racers participating. If you would like to join the Tour of the Gila racers, there is a citizens race division that will allow you to challenge yourself on Sunday starting at Camp Thunderbird and ending in PA. There is also another Citizens Race on Saturday, April 22nd, from 11am to 12:15pm during the downtown criterium race. Check out the new website www.tourofthegila.com for more information.
In other news, congratulations goes out to Silver High’s Claudie Thompson for compiling 300 win as head baseball coach of the Fighting Colts.
Additional congratulations goes out to Deming High School senior, Miguel Lopez. While serving as Deming High School Senate President, Lopez was selected to receive the Daniels Fund Scholarship, which will help him achieve his goal, at least in part, of being able to go to medical school.
In WNMU news, a new student regent has been confirmed. Arlean Murillo will be serving as the new student regent of WNMU. She joins a five person board. Murillo is pursuing a degree in early childhood education, is an El Paso native, and severed at vice-president of the Associated Students of WNMU.