Here’s a look at some news:
The Village of Santa Clara has again been awarded the privilege of hosting twelve Americorps/National Civilian Community Corps members and seven Youth Conservation Corps members to help with preservation efforts of historical buildings at the Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, in addition to assisting the Grant County Volunteer Center and the with the Tour of the Gila Bike Race. The Americorps/National Civilian Community Corps members will be in the community for three months, and the Youth Conservation Corps members will be at Fort Bayard for 6 months starting this month through August. The public is welcome to meet members of the group this Friday at 3:00 P.M at the historic Fort Bayard Theater.
A defamation lawsuit against three New Mexico State Police officers who were members of Governor Susana Martinez’s security detail has been settled. Scott and Colette Chandler of the Tierra Blanca Youth Ranch filed the lawsuit after a 2014 dispute that happened in Deming during a political event that Governor Martinez was attending at the Grand Motor Inn. Scott Chandler and some supporters were removed from the event by the State Police officers and later filed the lawsuit alleging that the eviction constituted defamation and assault. No charges were filed against the Chandlers or Tierra Blanca Ranch. The settlement terms have sealed for six months.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating fires that broke out on Rosedale Road on Friday. Two small fires were set in the area and a male subject was seen running in and out of traffic. The fires were quickly extinguished and the male suspect was taken in to protective custody and transported to Gila Regional Medical Center.
This past weekend, Glenwood residents and visitors gathered for the Annual Dutch Oven Cook-off. The successful event, organized by Milly Bryan, consisted of seven teams that prepared a full meal for attendees. Contestants had to prepare “Dutch Oven” style, a main course, side dish, a type of bread, and a dessert. In addition to the cook-off, visitors enjoyed kite flying and viewing, vendor booths, and a rummage sale, and a Glenwood Street Market.